April 2015 Favorites

I have been wearing a lot of pink and rose gold this month. When it's so hot outside (literally scorching 100°F temperatures every single day), I tend to be less creative with colors. I'm more likely to stay within the safe and neutral zone and my favorites this month reflect just that!

NARS Dual-Intensity Blush in Adoration

NARS Adoration Dual-Intensity Blush

April has been all about shimmery cheekbones and flushed cheeks for me and NARS Dual-Intensity Blush in Adoration has been my go-to! The pale baby pink highlighting shade is truly gorgeous and I simply can't get enough of how it looks on my skin. As for the hot pink blush color, I'm starting to really like applying it wet (you can use the Dual-Intensity formula dry or wet!) for a natural and glowy finish that is so perfect for hot summer days. Read my full review here.

Dior Rouge Dior Brilliant Lipshine & Care Couture Colour in Miss


Dior Rouge Dior Brilliant Lipshine & Care Couture Colour in MissI'm also all about quick and easy lip makeup so I've been using a lot of Dior Rouge Dior Brilliant Lipshine & Care Couture Colour in Miss! A truly beautiful coral pink appropriate for day and night. Buildable coverage, high-shine, long-lasting, and with a lip-plumping effect, there's nothing not to love about it! It has what I call a melted butter texture that basically just glides on. Plus, it's non-sticky! Only slightly tacky so that the formula stays on your lips a little longer than typical lip glosses. I like to pair it with soft smokey eyes like I did in this post.

Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eye Stick in Leila


Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eye Stick in LeilaIf you are looking to buy your first Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eye Stick, I highly recommend you pick up Leila! If you like rose-gold copper on your eyes that is. Just look at the photo above, I've never seen such truly stunning shimmer complex before. A little bit of gold and pink in a gorgeous copper creamy base. The formula is absolutely top-notch; smooth, super pigmented, intensely sparkly, and with a cooling sensation during application! It's also convenient to use as it's a twist-up style pencil, no sharpening needed! Read my full review right here.

Kat Von D Immortal Lash 24 Hour Mascara


Kat Von D Immortal Lash 24 Hour MascaraThe funny thing about this mascara is that when I first saw the wand, I was certain it was not the product for me. I have super sparse lashes and this brush has super sparse bristles! I was ready to throw it away after my first try but for some odd reason, it seemed to coat my lashes and define them, each and everyone, to a perfectly defined look! I was amazed, and surprised! It's probably not the blackest mascara out there but it's truly budge-proof and non-clumping! :) Review coming up soon!

Laura Mercier Face Illuminator in Indiscretion


Laura Mercier Indiscretion Face IlluminatorI've also been loving dusting just a bit of the Laura Mercier Face Illuminator in Indiscretion on top of my cheekbones, all over my eyelids, and on my décolletage and shoulders for a shimmery, glowy skin effect! The rose gold powder is utterly gorgeous and highly metallic. For days or nights that I know I'll be out for long hours and want my “glowy” skin to last, this is the highlighter I use. It has such great staying power even on its own (without a foundation base, for example). For a full review, check out this post.

I'd also like to mention that I'm still using and loving my Dior Nude Air foundation a lot (reviewed here)! I made small samples for my friends and all of them also love it so much that they plan to purchase a full-size bottle when they finish their sample! If you haven't tried it, I highly, highly recommend you do so ASAP! :)

I hope you liked my Favorites post this month! As always, don't forget to share with me your thoughts on these products if you've tried them or if you have any favorite items that you think I should try!


NARS Dual-Intensity Blush in Adoration:
US$45 at Sephora

Dior Rouge Dior Brilliant Lipshine & Care Couture Colour in Miss:
US$35 at Nordstrom

Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eye Stick in Leila:
US$28 at Sephora

Kat Von D Immortal Lash 24 Hour Mascara:
US$20 at Sephora

Laura Mercier Face Illuminator in Indiscretion:
US$42 at Nordstrom

NARS Dual-Intensity Blush in Adoration:
฿1,700 at Sephora Thailand

Dior Rouge Dior Brilliant Lipshine & Care Couture Colour in Miss:
At Dior counters

Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eye Stick in Leila:
฿1,050 at Sephora Thailand

Kat Von D Immortal Lash 24 Hour Mascara:
At Sephora stores

Laura Mercier Face Illuminator in Indiscretion:
฿1,500 at Sephora Thailand

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  1. says: Meiko

    I always love your banners at the beginning of these posts, they’re gorgeous and make me so curious about the products! I’ve not tried any of these but they all look great, *starting next Sephora wishlist*…

    1. says: Jaa

      Thank you, Meiko! I used to do a collage of all the products in my Favorites post but I think this way I can showcase the macro shots better. :D You know my obsession with macrophotography. LOL

  2. says: Lena L

    Flawless choices! And you had to remind me about the Dior foundation again! LOL
    BTW, which sunscreen are you currently using, Jaa? Any recommendation? :)

    Have a great weekend!

    1. says: Jaa

      This is not the first time I heard such reaction from my reader to my macro shot. LOL Usually it’s mascara photos, too!

  3. says: Sunny

    Great picks, Jaa! I to to try Dior Rouge Brillant this month and the formula is indeed pretty awesome! April is always a busy busy one because of the summer collections, and so far Chanel is my favorite. Still waiting to see Guerlain tho! Really eyeing that turquoise nail polish :)

    1. says: Jaa

      About to comment on your Guerlain summer 2015 first impression post! :D The Summer Shadow definitely piqued my interest!

  4. says: Jen

    These are some gorgeous picks! I so need some of the MJ Twinkle shadow sticks in my stash. I’ve swatched them in-store and they’re amazing :)

  5. says: Lily

    The Rouge Dior Brillant – beautiful colors and beautiful textures.
    Haven’t tried the rest though. I’m wondering where I can get Kat Von D stuff here. Don’t know if our Sephora carries it or not.

  6. says: Kimmy

    O.K. now I need the Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eye Stick. My love for the brand is growing and I’ve been loving the highliners released for summer!

    1. says: Jaa

      Same here, Kimmy! I just love them more and more everyday! I wish I had enough funds to buy their highliners in every color!

    1. says: Jaa

      Is it super humid, too, in Atlanta? :D If I can I will try to stay indoor most of the day and only go out in the evening. I’m not a very happy person when I’m super hot and sweating. LOL

  7. says: joy

    i’m not sold on Leila (after all, there’s only so many rose golds i can justify in my stash) but i am loving Stardust! it makes for a great quick smokey eye and i usually pop a turquoise or green shade in the center.

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