August Favorites

It’s the first week of the month, which means… you guessed it, a favorites post! For some reason, all but one of my products are very neutral this month. I don’t know why, that’s just how it worked out.

My one bright product is the Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant nail polish in 300 Vio-Last. This is a blue-purple color. This is actually really opaque with only two coats, which is awesome! I also really love the square packaging, I haven’t seen it anywhere else. I have worn this on my toes all month, along with Nicole by OPI’s Modern Family A Phil’s Paradise, a gorgeous sparkly silver-gold. DSCN0475

My next favorite is a lip combination. I finally figured out that while Covergirl’s Outlast Stay fabulous 3 in 1 foundation doesn’t work well on my face, it does a really good job covering my lips when I want to do a nude lip. I like to then layer Ulta’s lipstick 226 Perfect Nude, Maybelline’s Colorsensational Lipstick in 705 Twinkle, and Too Faced Glamour Gloss in Flirt. This has been how I have done my lips almost all month, along with bold eyes. I think it’s perfect because my lips are still well defined, but not stealing the show.

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My next favorite is an eyeliner. This is the Maybelline Unstoppable eyeliner in pewter. I love this eyeliner because it defines really well without making my eye look really small. It’s also an automatic sharpener, which is awesome.

Another favorite is the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. This pencil is great for layering under eyeshadow, and brightening colors. I have been using this a ton with my BHCosmetics palette. I also like using a very small amount of this on my browbone, tear duct, bridge of my nose, and cheekbones as a subtle highlight.

My last two favorites of the month are both face products. The first is my Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 110 Porcelain. This was my first foundation, and I have no idea why I stopped using it in the first place. It is really lightweight, easy to blend, and matches perfectly. The only downside is that it does leave my face really shiny. This isn’t really a big deal, as I have to powder my face anyways. I have recently discovered the Laura Mercier velour puff for powder. This is honestly a life saver. My face looks flawless when I use this puff to apply my NYC Smooth Skin translucent loose powder. All of you need to go buy yourselves a velour powder puff!

These are all of my August Favorites, now I would love to hear what yours are! Please leave a comment below telling me your favorite products of August. Who knows, I might decide to try some of them out! See you guys next time!

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Laura Mercier Haul! (Part 1)

Hey guys, so on Saturday, my Von Maur hosted a Laura Mercier Face to Face event where they brought in makeup artists. As my mom is a big Laura Mercier fan, we went, and both were made over. Because I got quite a bit of stuff, I’m going to split it up into two sections; Face, and Eyes/Lips.

The first face product I got is Laura’s Mineral Face Primer. This almost feels like a moisturizer. I definitely noticed that my tinted moisturizer stayed way better than it ever has before. My face felt moisturized, but yet oil free. I would absolutely recommend this.

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The next thing I got is the Secret Concealer in #1. This is a super creamy concealer, which is awesome. It does require quite a few layers, along with the brightener, in order to cover my dark circles. This concealer does a great job covering up redness around my nose, as well.

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I got the Secret Brightener in #2. There are many concealers with similar applicators to this available, in both the drugstore, and in Sephora. I haven’t quite decided if I like this or not. It is super shimmery, as you can see from the picture. In my opinion, it makes my fine lines show up. I think this would be an awesome illuminator for cheekbones, but it accomplishes nothing on my dark circles.

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The next purchase was the Mineral Powder SPF 15 in Soft Porcelain. I actually haven’t used this yet, as I got it for dance performances, so that the stage lights don’t make my face look really shiny. I really like the packaging of this, I think it will make the loose powder much less messy.

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This is Part 1 of my Laura Mercier haul, I will post the blush, lip products, and eye products next post. Remember to comment and follow me, I always follow back!