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January Favorites 2012!

Alright. So today I have my January favorites to show you all (yay!). I'm pretty excited about the products I have picked out.

Starting with non-makeup favorites, first is the TRESemme Fresh Start Smoothing Dry Shampoo. I actually hauled this a little while ago (to see the haul, click here) and since that haul I've used it quite a few times. It contains cornstarch, which is a fantastic natural dry shampoo, so it soaks up oils really well. It also has an amazing smell, which really helps to make your hair smell fresher. $4, Wal-Mart.

My other non-makeup favorite is the Clarisonic Mia. I have the original Mia (I know they came out with a Mia 2) and it's perfect for me. It has just one speed but I feel like it has really cleared out my skin just by combining it with my cleanser at night. It's also great for exfoliating and ensuring all of your makeup is completely washed off. $119, Sephora.

I have two face makeup favorites. First is my Revlon ColourStay Foundation in the shade 110 Ivory. This matches my skin tone perfectly (I'm pale, I know!) and it has really great full coverage. However, this foundation still looks pretty natural on the skin. I also like that it's almost moisturizing since I have incredibly dry skin, and most foundations just make my skin drier and tight. $13, Drugstores.

Next is my L'oreal Touche Magique Concealer. This is actually a product from my project pan (to see the blog post on that, click here). This concealer is great because it's really light and is perfect for brightening up my undereye area. $12, Drugstores.

Next is a blush. Now, I know this is really dirty and gross looking, but I'm hoping that says just how much I love this blush. This is a sample size (which is huge!) of Benefit's Dandelion Boxed Powder. It's a beautiful light pink colour with some subtle shimmer and, incidentally, this is actually a part of my project pan as well. I tried to swatch this but it didn't come off very well on my hand, because it's such a light colour. I have incredibly pale skin, so it applies like a perfect, natural blush on my cheeks. Full size $28, Sephora.

Getting into eye products, first is a sample size of a brow gel. This one I got from a Glymm box (to see the haul, click here). It's the Anastasia Clear Brow Gel and the first thing I noticed about this is that it has the exact same wand as the Maybelline Great Lash. This is a perfect brow gel - it keeps your brows in place for an incredibly long time and still looks perfectly natural. Full size $21, Sephora.

My favorite mascara of the month has been Revlon Custom Eyes. This is a part of my project pan and I absolutely love it - it gives a good amount of both volume and length without clumping, and it has two different settings for different looking lashes. The formula is also amazing, and doesn't smear underneath the eyes at all. $12, Drugstores.

Next I have two bases. The first is Urban Decay's Primer Potion, which I have a small size of and I love. It's perfect for preventing your eyeshadows from creasing, making them more opaque, and ensuring that they last all day. $20, Sephora.

The second is a Maybelline Colour Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow in Too Cool. I picked this up this month because I had heard so much hype about these shadows and I figured I may as well take a look. I wasn't very impressed with most of the colours because they were all super bright and there were no light champagne shades or anything (my favorites!) so this was the only colour I got. I absolutely love this - it's an amazing shimmery white that I like to use all over the lid under my shadows to make them appear brighter. $7, Drugstores.

Next are two eyeliners from Urban Decay - Their 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencils in Ransom, which is a bright purple, and Bourbon, which is a brown. Both are pretty shimmery but look fantastic when applied just to the upper lashline. I love the amazing staying power of these as well. $18, Sephora. Set of two $14, Sephora.

Last but not least is this Clinique Long Last Lipstick in All Heart. I love this because it feels so moisturizing on your lips, lasts forever, and is a gorgeous raspberry colour as well. $15, Sephora.

So that concludes my January Favorites. For those reading, what has been your holy grail product this month?

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