December 2021 Favorites

I am finishing yearly posts with December favorites which I always do. I'll also have my favorite finds from 2021 in one upcoming post. 

Bipa Matte Camouflage Concealer 010 Light

I've brought back one of my all time favorite concealers. This is nicely pigmented formula with natural matte finish and a color that is fairly neutral and light. It's one of my favorite drugstore concealers as it just sits well on my skin, lasts good and has nice color. I hope it's still available, though I haven't checked it in Bipa for a while. 

NYX Lift & Snatch! Brow Tint Pen Ash Brown

I have finally found the perfect brow pen. It has super precise brush tip that is actually very thin, always well saturated and doesn't leak. It allows you to actually draw on hair like strokes. By interchanging the pressure you can create very light strokes or more pigmented and thicker ones. It's perfect for those of us that have bold spots and want to create real hair like strokes. Ash Brown is a proper grey toned medium brown without any weird undertone. I love it and hope it will last me a while. 

Kiko Radiant Touch Creamy Stick Highlighter 100 Gold

This is creamy highlighter that I've already owned in the past and it was one of my favorite formulas to apply when I don't have any or very minimal makeup, because it looks so natural. It's sort of champagne shade with gold tone to it that is very neutral. This is that basic creamy formula with natural sheen that isn't shimmery or metallic. It looks best applied over creamy products. You can mix it with other cream products as well. 

Kiko LE Lost in Amalfi Baked Blush 02 Silky Sand

I believe this is part of limited edition, but it was on sale and the color looked perfect for my taste. SIlky Sand is warm brownish peachy shade that looks very natural on warm skin tones. It has lovely cooler sheen that reflects light and gives your face some dimension. It's baked blush, so obviously it has amazing pigmentation and it's actually very long lasting. There is fairly strong perfume like fragrance to it. It's more oriental or woody than anything else. 

Maybelline Lifter Gloss 009 Topaz

Lip glosses are one of my favorite lip products for summer or winter, as it always feels so comfortable and nourishing on the lips. This one contains hyaluronic acid and has that warming tingling feeling, but isn't too bad as those peppermint ones. It's universally flattering warm brownish nude shade that looks good on its own or over any nude lipstick. Tiny shimmer in it gives you that lovely glossy shine. It smells sweet and is a bit thicker, but not sticky at all. 

Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Hair Repair Ultimate Repair Express-Repair-Conditioner

This is leave-in liquid conditioner for very damaged hair to help repair it. I was never a fan of Gliss Kur products, but I've heard others love it. After reading ingredients in the back and seeing it has hydrolized keratin in it, I thought I'd give it a try and I actually love it. It's milky liquid with some nourishing feel on the hair, but it doesn't feel heavy or weigh my thin hair down. Fragrance smells sort of oriental, but for me personally, it leans more masculine. I prefer L'Oreal sweeter scents, but I got used to this one as well. For some reason my hair always feels much smoother, softer and looks less damaged when I use this in combination with some other products as well. I think this is a nice drugstore leave-in product. 

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