Monthly Makeup Focus – February 2018

It’s month 2 of my Monthly Makeup Focus!  For more details on this project, you can reference my first post here.  Let’s get into this months products!



Prada Candy

I decided to throw a fragrance in here this time around – I have a couple body sprays that are a part of my Project Pan but I like to wear a stronger, longer-lasting scent if I’m going out.


Too Faced Love Flush Blush Palette

I love this limited-edition blush palette but I haven’t touched it in a loooong time.

Too Faced Peach Perfect Foundation

This is a new edition to my foundation collection, I picked it up at the Fall VIB Sale.  Because it’s matte, I want to focus on using it in the colder months which is why I’m throwing it in the mix.

Physicians Formula Concealer Twins (Green/Light)

I’ve been on a bit of a Physician’s Formula concealer kick lately and even though I picked this up quite a few months ago, I’ve barely touched it.  It’s kind of interesting in that it’s dual ended with one side being a traditional concealer and the other being a colour-correcting green concealer.

elf Flawless Finish foundation

I picked up this foundation sometime last year and I’ve used it a few times since but I don’t remember what it was like.  Time to put it to the test!

No.7 Beautiful Skin Pore Minimizing Serum

I have two bottles of this serum because I really like it but I need to start using it up.  I thought it’d be a good time to test it out under the two foundations I’ve included this month.


Naked 3 Palette

This is my newest eyeshadow palette – I redeemed my Shopper’s Optimum points for it last month and I didn’t even start using it until February (that was hard).

Too Faced Just Peachy Velvet Matte Eyeshadow Palette

This is my second newest eyeshadow palette and it’s overdue for a review – I wanted to ensure I got a review done on it for next month and what better way by using it this month?

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Twice Baked)

I have so many of these Urban Decay pencils in my collection that have 1/4 of the pencil left; this was a limited edition shade (glittery mid-town brown) and I thought it would pair well with either of the eyeshadow palettes above.

Maybelline Collossal Big Shot mascara

Given last month’s success with the Maybelline’s Total Temptation mascara, I thought I’d try another one of theirs and this ones seems to get rave reviews all around.


Pantene Airspray Alcohol-Free Hairspray

I needed a new hairspray and when I came across this one that is alcohol-free, it intrigued me.

Verb Volume+ Shampoo & Conditioner

I love a good volumizing shampoo and I’m happy to be digging into one of my many f

TRESemme Wave Creation Mousse

I received this quite a few years ago in a Luxe box and used it once or twice since then.  I don’t remember it being especially memorable but I’ll test it out again and see what it’s like.

Stay tuned for my wrap-up post in a couple of weeks – thanks for reading!



  1. stashy says

    Ooh you’ve gone through a lot of Prada Candy! It’s a good winter scent, I should wear mine too…
    I tried a Physicians Formula corrector / concealer ages ago and it was SUPER pigmented – as I recalled, it didn’t blend that well though.
    The Verb shampoo & conditioner are quite good! I recently used those same samples.
    Good luck with your makeup focus for this month!

    • prettyrufflife says

      Prada Candy is perfect for Winter, isn’t it? I’ve had my bottle for a couple years but I reach for it a lot – it’s a great fragrance.

      I tried the Verb shampoo & conditioner a few days ago and it seemed pretty good! My hair felt nice and smooth.

  2. Polished and Inspired says

    Everyone always talks about Prada Candy, I’ve always wonder what it smelled like!
    Oooh I also have the same The Verb sample – gonna try using it this weekend. I hope I don’t like it so I won’t get addicted to high-end haircare LOL.
    Hmm a lot of people say they love the TF foundation. You don’t find the matte quality of it too drying?

    • prettyrufflife says

      Prada Candy is a heavier scent and kinda spicy and sweet. It’s great for Winter and has really good siliage.

      I tried the Verb haircare and it (unfortunately) seems pretty good – it doesn’t seem to unreasonably priced though, $18 for a bottle?

      I’m not a matte foundation person at all but the TF foundation is awesome – it’s maybe like a satin matte? It’s really impressed me.

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