9.28.2015

What I'm loving this September . . .



I know it'd be quite cliche to say how fast this month has gone but it really has! Do I get a pass because of this being my first favorites post on the blog? Okay, one time won't hurt!

I have a lot of favorites for this month! I've been so busy lately that I've really gotten this routine down of just using products that are quick and easy to pop on as I'm running out the door. You might be thinking that the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit is not quick or easy to use, but luckily I've perfected my usage of it so now it takes me less than a minute to get a nice and blended contour. The real reason why this is part of my favorites is because I am so in love with the Vanilla and Banana setting powders. I have a neutral skin tone so what I end up doing is using Banana and Vanilla together on top of my concealer and it is so so so perfect (and lasts all day too). I've been using a combo of these two powders all month long instead of my usual MAC Emphasize setting powder (which is an HG for fair skin!).

Along with that, I've been loving Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light. It's the nicest bronzer for fair skin, all you need is one swipe and you've got a sheer but complimentary warmth to the face. I'm in love with Hourglass in general, the brand's products are amazing and the swirl in the pan is too gorgeous. It definitely is glowy but not too much for my oily skin.




In my most recent post, I've shown you my love for Charlotte Tilbury's Matte Revolution lipsticks --- and it doesn't stop there! Charlotte's Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop Blusher in First Love is one of the most beautiful coral/peach colors I've ever seen. I especially am loving the middle color of the blush on days when I want to amp up my look a bit. I've also been obsessed with Charlotte's Eyes to Mesmerise cream eyeshadows. The color pictured here is Mona Lisa, a beautiful dark chocolate color ("wisteria-chocolate bronze" per Charlotte's website), and is one of the best cream eyeshadows I've used in a long while. I do have oily eyelids so I make sure that I use a good primer beforehand. I did an experiment the other day: I did not use any eye primer before wearing this color and it lasted from about 9am until 6pm without creasing terribly. It did end up creasing just a bit but the color stayed on and the creasing was really minimal! I was inside most of the time though, so might have performed differently if I were outside.

I got a deluxe sample of YSL Volupte Tint-in-Oil in the color Cherry My Cherie from Sephora and it's been such a staple in my makeup routine for basically the last half of this summer. I can't believe how long it's lasted! I was a bit apprehensive about buying this product but after trying this deluxe sample I will definitely be purchasing a full size when I run out. It is oily on the lips (obviously) but it moisturizes them so well and doesn't feel weird at all. I have such chapped and dry lips all the time so this has been exactly what I've needed.

Last but not least, I've hopped on the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara train and I'm not coming off anytime soon! I sometimes roll my eyes whenever I see a product that's ridiculously hyped (and this has been hyped so much) and it puts me off from trying it, but I was in Sephora a few weeks ago and I just decided to buy it on a whim. I have the shortest eyelashes anyone could have so I always wear fake lashes, but with this mascara I really don't have to.


So, these are my favorites of the month! Let me know what you've been loving this month!

xoxo
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