June Monthly Focus & May Update

Hello, friends! Today I’m doing an update on my makeup focus for the month of May, as well as what products I’m choosing to focus on in June.

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I thoroughly enjoyed using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette this month. I bought it during Christmas time, and I never really reached for it that often. The two singles I chose to pair with it, MAC’s Woodwinked and ColourPop’s Super Shock Shadow in Nillionaire, were bronzey shades and paired absolutely perfectly with this palette. I actually think I liked wearing these two shades with the palette more than I enjoyed the lid shades inside the palette! The highlighter I chose was originally the ColourPop Super Shock in Flexitarian, one of my top 3 highlighters. However, after the first day of using it, I switched it out for the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal. I have other plans for Flexitarian later this year, and Becca is also in my top 3, so it worked out just fine. I own so many highlighters that it had been a while since I used it, and seriously loved pulling out this highlighter again, it is stunning! The Surratt Artistique Blush in La Vie en Rose is another stunner I hadn’t used in a while. The powder is just so pigmented and finely milled! I really want to try an orange or peach from Surratt Beauty now. The lipstick I chose this month was the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick in Jicama. It’s not a super springy shade, but it went really well with the ABH palette.

In terms of skincare, I chose the The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% + HA Spheres 2%. I finished this vitamin C this month! I’ve reviewed it on my blog in the past and said that I enjoyed the effects but didn’t like the graininess of the formula. I already have my eye on a few other Vitamin C serums from The Ordinary and am looking forward to trying them! I also chose to focus on the IGK Beach Club Texture Spray this month, but to be honest, I only used it once this month. I was too lazy to wake up earlier on a work day to curl my hair – oops! I will definitely use this up this summer, though.

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For June, I have decided that this month is going to be the month of Tarte for me. I have a bunch of Tarte products I haven’t touched in a while, and I’ve been itching to pull them out!

 

Close up of Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Palette

Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Palette

I’ve only owned this palette for a year, and I’ve pretty much only ever used it when I traveled. However, this palette is absolutely beautiful, and perfect for every day wear. I haven’t used it since November, so I’m really looking forward to creating looks with this palette this month.

 

Close up of Tarte Chrome Paint Shadow Post in Sundrenched

Tarte Chrome Paint Shadow Pot in Sundrenched

I do use this eyeshadow every so often, but like most single palettes, I don’t pull it out as much as I want to. I decided to focus on it in June because I think this golden bronze will go perfectly with the shades in the Tartelette in Bloom palette.

 

Project Pan of Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Paaarty

Tarte Amazonian Clay Paaarty Blush

I featured this blush heavily on my blog in 2018 because it was in my Project Pan. There is a TEENSY bit clinging for dear life onto the sides, and I have been dying to completely finish it up. After taking half a year off from using this blush, I’m ready to get back into it! I’m being super optimistic and hoping this will only take me a week or two, but if you’ve ever tried to pan a blush, you know they are deceptively difficult to finish!

 

Close up of Teeez Be Blushious Blush in Very Rouge

Teeez Blush Be Blushious Blush in Very Rouge

I have a feeling (or at least I hope) that it won’t take me all month to finish the Tarte blush, so this is my second option when it runs out. This is the prettiest shimmery coral-pink, and I pull it out to use every summer!

 

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Tarte Pro Glow Highlight and Contour Palette

I actually use the contour shades regularly, but the highlighters get neglected. I am sooo excited to use this face palette this month, because it means I get to use 4 different shades of highlighter instead of just the one!

 

Close up of Becca Glow Gloss in Tigerlily

Becca Lip Glow Gloss in Tigerlily

This is a very new addition to my makeup collection that I purchased during Sephora’s summer sale, and I’ve been looking forward to testing it out. I chose it because I think the tangerine shade will go perfectly with the golden tones of the eyeshadows and highlighters and the bright blushes. It’s also such a happy shade for summer!

That’s it for my June focus items! What products are you trying to use up this month?

14 thoughts on “June Monthly Focus & May Update

  1. i just purchased some stuff from the Ordinary and Im soooo excited. I was wondering about the Vitamin C Serum so i appreciate your review. I dont want anything grainy so I will pass

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  2. You are sooo close on that Tarte blush, good job for sticking with it for so long. I already told you on instagram but I love those Becca lip glosses! Tigerlily looks like a beautiful shade. Good luck using your June makeup focus products!

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  3. I’ve always liked this idea for a post! So good for getting more use out of products that would otherwise be neglected! I’m doing a similar thing for makeup at the moment and I have enjoyed switching up my routine actually.

    I’ve been on a long no-buy (over a month I want to say? possible 2) but feel like I’m going to break it soon as it’s my birthday month! 😅😆

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