January 2016 Favourites: Skincare, Haircare and Makeup

Hey Guys!

So the month of January is over and I’ve had quite a lot of products I’ve been obsessing over. Some of them I’ve already reviewed here on the blog and some are still in line. If you see any products that haven’t yet been reviewed but you’d like to see a review on, please let me know in the comments below. And I’ll review them on a priority basis. There are quite a number of products so without wasting any more time, let me show you what they are.

 

January 2016 Favourites: Skincare, Haircare and Makeup
January 2016 Favourites: Skincare, Haircare and Makeup

 

JANUARY 2016 FAVOURITES: SKINCARE & HAIRCARE

January 2016 Favourites: Skincare, Haircare and Makeup
January 2016 Favourites: Skincare, Haircare and Makeup

The Body Shop Strawberry Body Butter: This body butter from The Body Shop has been my go-to body butter this past month. The body butter smells refreshingly of fresh strawberries and is a treat to use after a warm shower. It moisturizes my skin really well yet never leaves it oily.

Kerastase Elixir Ultime (For All Hair Types): This elixir made with a combination of camellia, argan, maize and pracaxi oils is meant to nourish and moisturize normal to dry hair. It can be used as a serum on towel-dried hair and to protect hair just before blow-drying but I most love using this about 10 minutes before hitting the shower. I put about 2 pumps of the product on the length of my hair and it helps protect the ends of my hair from the harsh effects of the shampoo.

Read More: January Shopping Haul: Estee Lauder, Kerastase, MAC AND more..

Avene Eau Thermal Cleanance Gel: The facewash leaves my skin ultra-clean without over-drying it. I use it in combination with my olay moisturizers and this is the first winter season after so many years that I haven’t suffered from dry, peeling areas on my skin thanks to this product. I’ve already reviewed it, so if you want you can read the full review here.

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JANUARY 2016 FAVOURITES: BASE MAKEUP

January 2016 Favourites: Skincare, Haircare and Makeup
January 2016 Favourites: Skincare, Haircare and Makeup

MAC Face and Body Foundation: This foundation from MAC gives a sheer to medium coverage with a dewy finish. The effect of it is so natural that even I myself cannot point out if I’m wearing any foundation or not! Because of its natural dewy finish, it blends away any open pores and acne scars. It does have a very unique texture and after I talked about it in my last favourites post I’ve finally figured out the best way to apply it. So I’ll have a full review of this foundation up by next week.

Sigma F82 Round Kabuki: I love my beauty blender but sometimes you need a brush to help give your foundation a full, matte coverage. That is where this brush comes in. I was contemplating between this and the F80 and after reading a lot of reviews comparing the both of them, I decided to go for this one. And I’m so glad I did. I love how it so densely packed, yet the bristles are so soft. The rounded edges really help adapt to the natural contours of your face and give your foundation a flawless look.

Read More: 6 Ways of Applying Foundation (Beginner’s Guide)

Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation: This is hands-down one of the best drugstore foundations I have ever used till now. It gives a semi-matte, medium coverage which looks quite natural for a matte finish foundation. It however needs to be set with powder. Check out its full review and swatches here.

JANUARY 2016 FAVOURITES: BLUSH/HIGHLIGHTER/BRONZER

January 2016 Favourites: Skincare, Haircare and Makeup
January 2016 Favourites: Skincare, Haircare and Makeup

TheBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer: Although it is named as a bronzer, it works best for me as a contouring powder. Its shade is very neutral and does not have any red undertones to it. It works well to correct your foundation too if it is a slightly lighter shade than you’d like. Read the full review here.

Benefit High Beam: Ever since I got this highlighter from Benefit, I always considered it way too strong for my taste. But lately I tried it using under my foundation and I cannot believe how amazingly well it works. And after putting on foundation over it, you cannot even detect any obvious highlighter on your skin. Just a clean, healthy glow. I’m totally hooked on it now!

NYX Cream Blush in Natural: I have a ton of blushes but somehow this is the only blush I’ve turned to in this season. And it makes sense. It makes my skin look so glowy and its one of the most natural-looking blushes that I own. For a full review and swatches, read here.

JANUARY 2016 FAVOURITES: LIP PRODUCTS

January 2016 Favourites: Skincare, Haircare and Makeup
January 2016 Favourites: Skincare, Haircare and Makeup

Maybelline Lip Gradation in Mauve1: This is a dark mauvey- browny shade which is perfect for the winters. Maybelline launched this range only recently and they are the Indian version of the much popular lip blur range. This crayon has a very ‘slippery’ formula but sets to a mate finish in about a minute. 

January 2016 Favourites: Skincare, Haircare and Makeup
January 2016 Favourites: Skincare, Haircare and Makeup

Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Liner in Brick Rose: You may recall me ranting about this lipliner in my last haul post. This product has completely changed my lip game and I’m completely obsessed with it for now. The shade is one of the most versatile shades you can ever have for a lip liner and it goes with quite a number of my lipsticks.

January 2016 Favourites: Skincare, Haircare and Makeup
January 2016 Favourites: Skincare, Haircare and Makeup

MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy: This is my favourite nude lipstick at the moment. While the maybelline one I talked about is quite dark, this on the other hand is a very balanced nude shade that does not wash me out. Here is a picture of me wearing it.

So that’s it guys. These were my last month’s favourite products. Do you have any last month favourites that you’ve been obsessing over? Share in the comments below.

19 Comments on January 2016 Favourites: Skincare, Haircare and Makeup

  1. Ankita
    February 3, 2016 at 8:31 pm (2 years ago)

    I have my eyes on MAC face and body from eternity. They are so suitable for dry skin. Great products!

    Reply
  2. Sonali
    February 3, 2016 at 8:51 pm (2 years ago)

    The MAC Matte Lipstick shade is awesome 🙂

    Reply
  3. Sukanya Sen
    February 4, 2016 at 12:52 pm (2 years ago)

    I loved this post!! I’ve had my eyes on the brick rose lip liner and kerastase elixir for quite some time now. Heard rave reviews?

    Reply
  4. Shilpa Shetty
    February 4, 2016 at 2:13 pm (2 years ago)

    I loved the Sugar Cosmetics Matte As Hell Crayon Lipstick Holly Golightly this month alot,..

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    • Komal
      February 4, 2016 at 2:23 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks for sharing Shilpa 🙂

      Reply
  5. crazyforcosmetics
    February 4, 2016 at 2:38 pm (2 years ago)

    I have heard a lot about MAC face 7& body foundation.. Great list Komal..

    Reply
  6. anubhuti
    February 4, 2016 at 2:40 pm (2 years ago)

    lovged your favorite list…planning to get MQC velvet teddy, thebalm bahama mama and maybelline lip gradient 🙂

    Reply
  7. Anurima_kohlandstilettos
    February 4, 2016 at 3:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Nice list Komal! I have ordered the Lakme lip liner after reading your review 🙂

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    • Komal
      February 4, 2016 at 3:55 pm (2 years ago)

      Yay! I’m sure you’ll love it too 🙂

      Reply
  8. monica
    February 4, 2016 at 4:05 pm (2 years ago)

    nice list dear! i want that F82 in my life asap.

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  9. Neha
    February 4, 2016 at 7:16 pm (2 years ago)

    Great list! The lipstick and lip liner look sound great!

    Reply
  10. Mariyam
    February 4, 2016 at 7:42 pm (2 years ago)

    You have got lovely choice of makeup and skincare products!

    Reply
  11. Lana
    February 5, 2016 at 1:03 am (2 years ago)

    I have the MAC FAB too and I like using it with the RT expert face brush to give me good coverage 🙂 I have the maybelline fit me foundation & the lip gradation but I haven’t made up my mind about them yet and I want to try out the Bahama Mama bronzer, been hearing a lot about it ! Can you swatch Velvet Teddy & Mauve1 side-by-side ?

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  12. husna favaz
    February 5, 2016 at 1:39 am (2 years ago)

    Great list of products! Love Mac velvet teddy.

    Reply
  13. Sangeeta
    February 5, 2016 at 12:35 pm (2 years ago)

    These are some great picks. I have tried a sample of Kerastase Elixir Ultime and my hair loved it.

    Reply
  14. Swathi
    February 5, 2016 at 1:38 pm (2 years ago)

    Great favs. I am loving the lipstick shades. I really loved using Sugar Kajal and M&S starwberry body lotion a lot last month 🙂

    Reply
  15. Ridzi
    February 8, 2016 at 4:05 pm (2 years ago)

    I love almost all products you have mentioned in your favourite .. great review..:)) wanting to try lakme lip pencil.

    Reply

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