Tuesday, October 2, 2012

September Favorites

My Monthly favorites this month: I had quite a few, which surprised since the heat here in Southern California was excruciating and makeup seemed to melt off me within minutes! But I love me some makeup and still tried!

UD Naked palette- besides being a great collection of nude eyeshadows, I've been using Buck to my sparse eyebrows (never waxing them again!) and Creep as a winger liner. I haven't mastered the perfect cat eye flick- however it's a bit easier than using a gel liner. Let's me practice and is soft enough for day time use. Love this palette!

IsaDora BB Cream All-in-one makeup SPF 12 (05 Tan)*- This has been a savior to my skin during the summer heat. Applying makeup in the summer is pretty much a waste, but I've been using this instead of a moisturizer and it has helped my dry skin and even out my skin tone! Love it:)

elf Eyebrow kit- Another eyebrow product. Honestly when I got waxed earlier in September, my eyebrows got butchered. I was finally starting to be happy with my (semi full) brows and then she waxed them beyond belief! I've been using the wax side of this for more dramatic needed times (going out at night, etc). I've mentioned this kit many times- one of my all time favorite elf products!

Revlon Photoready Coral Reef Cream blush- these are pretty pricey (about $12-14) but so worth it! They apply gorgeous and the pigmentation is spot on- not too thick, not too sheer.

MUA Blusher-shade 4- This was one o the blushers I received in my swap from Mags at Emeraldeyeliner. I've praised this before on my blog, and will continue! I love this color- the pigmentation is amazing, applying lightly to my apples with my Real techniques blush brush has been my go-to most days if I'm in rush or just want a nice flush to my cheeks!

Milani Easy Brow Automatic pencil Dark Brown- Last eyebrow product, promise! I've had this pencil for a while but never really used it. It's great if you're in a rush, but rather hard to apply as the pencil is so soft. I like that it has a spoolie on the other end, to soften the harshness of pencil in brows.

Revlon Lip Balm Stain in Honey- easy to apply and a beautiful natural color. I've mentioned these before. Love the colors and Mint-y smell but with lip balm applied first they are a bit drying for me. Love this shade.

Maybelline Baby Lips Pink Punch- I used this for the beach, work, running errands. So easy to apply and go. I adore the color and smell!

Mascaras- Even though it's pointless to wear mascara is the heat, I love my mascara and simply had to apply a few coats (usually only on my upper lashes). Had three favorites this!
1. Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Definition.
2. Collection 2000 Multiplier
3. L'oreal Voluminous Carbon Black
All three give Volume and length. (Collection 2000 and Bourjois mascaras were also included in my swap)

Makeup brushes
elf eyeshadow "C" brush- along with the brush that's included in my Naked palette, this brush is great for using in the crease area.
elf powder brush (flat top)- this is my workhorse brush! I use it to buff in my foundation, apply cream blushes and to retouch my powder in my t-zone area. Love, love this brush!
elf blush brush- this brush is actually very tiny! it does apply blush good, but takes a few more sweeps. I also use this for using a highlighter blush.
Real Techniques Blush brush- probably one of the best brushes I own! This picks up the perfect amount of blush. I've tried it with practically every blush I own and it doesn't matter which brand of blushed I use- definitely recommend this!

Last one is my SOHO beauty sponge (I believe this is a dupe of the beauty blender). For the price (on sale for $6) I use this (wet) to set my foundation with my MSFN powder.

I'm loving Monthly favorites more and more- leave your link if you have yours up already!

*received for PR consideration.
L to R: Collection 2000 Multiplier mascara, elf "C" eyeshadow crease brush, L'oreal Voluminous, elf powder brush, RT Blush brush, Bourjois Max Volume, elf blush brush
MUA blush, Revlon Photoready Coral Reef


L to R: Collection 2000 wand, L'oreal wand, Bourjois wand

20 comments:

  1. I have a beauty blender dupe too!!!

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  2. Really? I love mine- but I couldn't see spending for the real thing:( too expensive! This one is pretty good!

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  3. Great favorites! I especially love the Real Techniques brush - I have the same!

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    1. Thanks Annick! I adore it- I still use my MAC blush brush, but this one wins hands down!

      P.S. I've not been able to visibly/make out your captchas on my phone- haven't been able to leave many comments:/

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  4. I just got the Baby Lips Pink Punch balm but I actually don't like it as much as the blue one. I didn't realize the blue one was the only one with SPF--I though they all had it! That's kinda a bummer :/ I also think the pink color is just a touch too pink...still it's nice

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    1. I honestly love the pink shine it leaves on my lips - but I def use an lip balm with or without that one for beach, outside wear:) I love it!

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  5. I love the RT brushes. I have been eyeing the blush one for awhile now...I need it!

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    1. I've had 4 RT so far and like them but love this blush one! It's awesome!

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  6. okay, going to HAVE to get that NUA blusher! I still haven't picked up much for our swap so let me know if there's anything you especially want x

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    1. I think you'd like it Claire! no worries, I picked up a few but not much (again waiting for my job situation to pick up!) I'm excited about the Sleek Rose Gold! And I'd love a back up of the collection 2000 concealer (love that stuff!)! Let me know if you see/think of anything too!

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  7. Great favourites! So sorry to hear about your poor eyebrows :(

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    1. Thanks Emma! At my age I should know better than to go to some random nail shop and have them waxed:/ thankfully they seem to be growing already! x

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  8. BB Creams are THE BEST! I never really used foundation and I'm obsessed with keeping my skin moisturized; they have the perfect combo of both!! Also, I have MASTERED the cat eye and let me tell you, even on a bad day, I can still put it on. My tool of choice is Maybelline Stiletto Line liquid eyeliner. It has the most perfect applicator. It has this long, tapered applicator and it is stiff, but not too stiff! I mean, seriously. And its Maybelline. They figured it out!

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    1. I agree- love BB creams!! This Isadora one is definitely one of the best I've tried (I've only tried 3-4) but am happy with this one and will absolutely repurchase!
      Ah, jealous of your cat eye perfecting! I'm determined to keep trying. I just purchased the Physicians Formula eye booster, but want to try that maybelline one! Maybelline is one of my fave brands:)

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  9. The Real Techniques blush brush is AMAZING!!

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  10. Thanks for following my blog! I have been meaning to purchase the elf eyebrow duo, I've heard many great things!

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    1. You're welcome:) I love it, and for $3 it's awesome!

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    1. Hi! Thanks for your sweet comment. Headed to your blog now=)

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