Hit & Miss Beauty February Edition
Wondering what the hit and miss beauty releases in February were?
Now that we’re half way into March we’ll be celebrating Summer 2014 Makeup Collection soon! But February had a few great Spring 2014 launches as I recall.
Anything you can think of that was a super hit for you? Any misses?
I know at least several products that really struck a home run with me. And others that just had me signing in disappointment.
Here are some that I thought were worth a mention.
Take a look at them below!
Miss: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush
Fact, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush is one of the hottest releases of Spring 2014. These brand new blushes are a take on Hourglass Ambient Powder but with a twist that happens to add blush into the equation. Did you know the main base of this baked blush is actually one of the several shades of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder which got swirls of tinted blush added to the mix? These sounded incredible in theory and lord knows they are visually beautiful. But unfortunately at the price I thought they were just a very luxurious blush but not much else. I expected a luminous glow from these blushes but what I got was a powdery formula and a seamless finish with a sadly lacking luminous glow. Fact? I’d buy ‘em if they were on sale but as is they were a miss for me.
Hit: MAC Adjust Prep + Prime Colour Correcting Products
MAC released a slew of new Prep + Prime CC Colour Correcting products for Spring 2014 but one shade that stood out was Adjust. This perfect shade of lighter beige brightens skin beautiful while easing dullness and evening out skin tone. MAC made it available in a pressed powder, loose powder, and cream formula and I’d recommend a pick up of the loose and cream formulations as both will likely be used daily to set concealer and makeup while prepping for makeup with the cream corrector. A total hit for me!
Miss: Roc Multi-Corrextion 5-in-1 Perfecting BB Cream
Roc skincare has a seriously incredible cult following so their release of a BB Cream was exciting news for fans. Unfortunately this BB Cream is not only sheer but lacking in the anti-aging ingredients department so the benefits here are sheerer coverage at a higher price tag….I think you can safely miss this one!
Hit: Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks
Bobbi’s incredible Pot Rouge is always a stand out product for me. Long wear, pigmented, easy to blend what more could a girl or guy want from a cream blush? But what really stands out this Spring is the new limited edition shade entitled Hibiscus which was released with the Bobbi Brown Nectar & Nude Collection. This bright coral orange gives cheeks a beautiful flush of tropical color! A big HIT here!
Miss: Dior Corail Bagatelle Diorblush
Dior’s new limited edition blush for Spring 2014 is gorgeous however, it is drier and quite dense not quite like Dior blushes that I already own so I was surprised with this formula. I have to admit it was a bit of a miss for me due to the texture…! If you’d like another shade of Diorblush I’d say go for it but just now this shade.
Hit: Clarins Instant Light Radiance Booster Complexion Base
I feel like Clarins new Instant Light Booster might pass you by so I should tell you what a hit it was for me. This is a great contouring tool that adds wonderful brightening benefits to your face. I use it on my upper cheek bones/around my eye sockets so my eyes look awake, lifted, and brighter! Well worth a pick up and a total hit!
Miss: Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder
I feel like HD Pressed Powder is slightly overdone at this point and as beautifully textured as Make Up For Ever’s new HD Pressed Powder is I feel like it might be repetitive so if you aren’t in need of a new HD Pressed Powder you might be able to miss on this new release.
Hit: Milani Matte Baked Blush
Well Milani finally did it! They took their very popular Baked Blush Collection and gifted us with two brand new matte versions of it and thankfully they are silky smooth, pigmented, and easy to blend sans the sparkle and shimmer of the original formula. Matte lovers everywhere sighed in relief at the lack of sparkle and a hit was born.
So what’s on your hit and miss list for February?
I’m positive there are about two million other products I failed to mention but we’d be here all day if I listed them all!
What was some of the worst and best products you tried last month?