april favorites.

photo by: Bryan Castillo

Okay, am I totally annoying you yet with my Tarte obession? I can't help it. When I found this deluxe sample set on Ulta.com I just about lost it. It includes the Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara (0.13 fl. oz.) that you already know I love. The Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Prim (plum nude) (0.05 oz.) is a matte blush that is perfect for just a touch of color to the cheeks. The pigmentation is subtle but gorgeous and perfect for anyone who doesn't wanna get too crazy with their blush color. The Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer in Park Ave Princess (0.11 oz.) is a shimmery bronzer that is also beautiful. It's not quite dark enough to contour my skin tone, but perfect for summer days that I'm wanting a real bronzy glow all over the face. And it's waterproof. How awesome is that!? The set also includes the LipSurgence Lip Crème in Divine (0.056 oz.) which is a GORGEOUS nude mauve color. The lip creme is so hydrating and has a refreshing, peppermint scent. This is a limited edition color so I'm really happy I was able to get it in this set. The last item in the set is the Maracuja Oil (0.23 fl. oz.) which has always had such a great reputation. It smells fantastic and the packaging makes it so easy to use. Best of all, it works! I just started using it on some dry patches around my eyes and it cleared it all up within a couple of days! Can't wait to try it on other areas of my face and hair. Overall, I am 100% happy with my purchase. Although the products are not full-size, the value is incredible and I would definitely recommend it. 

This concealer is amazing. It's so creamy and unlike M·A·C Pro Longwear, this concealer does not dry out the skin under my eyes. While it's super hydrating, it applies a little thick so I always blend out with a beauty blender to soak up any excess product. This ensures that just the right amount of product stays on the skin. I have never used a concealer that enhances my skin tone so well and has such incredible coverage. This product is a bit pricey but a little goes a very long way and it will last much longer than my drugstore concealers. LOVE. 

I had a horrible eczema breakout on my hands and have been trying for months to control it. I have not found any solution until trying this stuff. Not kidding you, completely cleared up my eczema within a week. I was so excited! The overwhelming oatmeal smell kinda grosses me out when I first apply to the skin but I can definitely get past it for the results!

I was super skeptical about this stuff working for me because it is a liquid highlighter and I always set my foundation with powder. Well, I was pleasantly surprised. After applying liquid foundation and concealer, I use my fingers to blend a small amount of the illuminator on top of my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose, and cupids bow. After setting with powder, a subtle, beautiful highlight is visible. It's definitely enough alone, but sometimes I will use a powder highlight on top and the illuminator acts as a base to intensify my glow even more. I am currently using the shade, 200 Pink Light. 

What were your favorites from the month of April? Please do share any products you can't get enough of! :)