Most-Used Makeup – May 2018

May was a hectic month, so I focused on products that I knew wouldn’t let me down. Today I’m sharing my most-used products of May 2018. To check out my previous most-used posts, click here!

Face

  • Primer: Milani Prime Light Strobing + Pore-Minimizing Face Primer (3 months in a row)
    I am committed to this through my Project Pan, so we’ll see how much longer this takes to use. I am surprised it is lasting so long, considering I use it nearly every day. However, this month I did take another primer (a mini Becca First Light) with me on a trip out of town, so I did have a few days off the Milani.
  • Foundation:  Japonesque Color Luminous Foundation – Shade 1 (3rd time)
    I finished up this foundation this month and really enjoyed it, especially as a mixer with other foundations when I needed to lighten or adjust coverage.
  • Concealer: Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer (1st time)
    I got this concealer along with the matching foundation, and it’s a really great lightweight concealer for summer. I like the lighter coverage for this time of year, mostly because I get less-noticeable spots where my sunglasses sit when the product rubs off. While I did use this the most this month, I will say it works better with an equally lighter weight foundation. Whenever I used this concealer with a fuller coverage foundation, I used the NYX Dark Circle Concealer underneath.
  • Powder: Coty Airspun Powder – Translucent Extra Coverage (5 months in a row)
    Another Project Pan item that just won’t quit. I truly think I will be using this powder for the rest of the year, if not longer. I also used the Becca Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder a good amount this month because it was new and I was trying it out with my other Becca face products. I really love how this powder feels and it’s a refreshing step in my routine as the temperature rises.
  • Bronzer/Contour: Fiona Stiles Sheer Sculpting Palette – Light/Medium (5 months in a row)
    I used this fairly often, to continue the Project Panning, but also used the Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer quite a bit.
  • Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush – Feisty (1st time)
    This month I ended up using this mini I received in an ipsy bag a while back quite a bit. As a warm nude, it went well with all of the eye palettes I was using this month, and it’s an easy grab that I know won’t fail me. Especially after using a shimmery blush a lot last month, I was happy to use this matte. This shade was originally in the Big Blush Book 2 from Tarte’s Holiday 2016 release, and then an ipsy exclusive single, so I can’t link the specific shade, but this blush formula overall is awesome.
  • Highlight:LORAC Light Source Illuminating Highlighter – Starlight (3rd time)
    I just keep coming back to this because the formula is nice and soft and the color is perfect for any look. I do wish it had a mirror, although I like being able to see inside the compact to know the color. I am a little nervous about how soft the formula is – as evidenced by Tati’s experience with the Daylight shade in some of her videos. Therefore, I won’t be traveling with it any time soon.
  • Setting Spray:  Skindinavia The Makeup Finishing Spray – Bridal (2nd time)
    I was so annoyed with the Milani Setting Spray that I used this more often this month. I am hoping to finish the Milani one soon so it will be fully out of my life. (Note: I do enjoy the Make It Last Spray, but not the Make It Dewy.)

Eyes

Lips

  • Lip Balm: None
    Looking back on May, I really didn’t use a specific lip balm very often, and especially not one of them more often than the others.
  • Lip Liner: Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil – 020 beige nude (2 months in a row)
    I kept using this liner since it was on hand and nice to use with the palettes I chose throughout the month.
  • Lipstick: MAC Matte Lipstick – Velvet Teddy (3 months in a row)
    This is still my “touch up” lipstick, but I also found myself grabbing it out of my purse a lot in the morning to use as my main lip of the day.
  • Liquid Lipstick: Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip – Dreamy (2nd month)
    Partly because I was using the Kathleen palette and partly because this is just a gorgeous “nude+” shade, I reached for this a lot in May.
  • Lip Gloss: Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lip – Aquarius (5 months in a row)
    Always.

What are your favorite makeup products from this past month? Share your favorites or link your blog or videos in the comments!

– Natalie

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  • Ebates – This is a great way to earn cash back from online shopping (that you’re already doing) at many of your favorite stores! (Including Sephora & Ulta!) If you join through this link and make a purchase of $25 or more, you’ll get an extra $10 cash back and I’ll get $15, as well as your own referral code.
  • thredUP – I love using thredUP to clean out my closet and shop for new pieces at a discounted price – sometimes they’re even brand new with tags! When you join thredUP through this link, you get $10 to spend and I get $10 to shop after you place your first order.
  • StitchFix – This is a great way to try out some new items for your closet, without the hassle of going to the stores and the bonus of a personal stylist. If you sign up with this link, you’ll get a FREE styling fee (usually $20) on your first Fix, and I’ll get $25 credit once it ships.

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