September 2018 Favorites!

I know, I know…who am I ? Actually getting a favorites post upย before the end of the month. I’m turning over a new leaf here okay. Take a look at some of my most used products of September.

Physicians Formula Healthy Foundation SPF 20 in DN420180924011202.JPG

This vegan, paraben-free, fragrance-free, cruelty-free and dermatologist tested medium coverage drugstore foundation formula continues to amaze me with every use. I was drawn to this right around the end of summer simply because I hadn’t heard very many opinions on it. With a luminous satin matte finish, this product provides beautiful even coverage and easy application with a large doe foot applicator; similar to that in the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation. The formula is about as thick as a lightweight moisturizer and didn’t settle into any fine lines even after layering to build up the coverage.

Laura Geller Filter First Luminous Foundation

I purchased this during Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty, it had been on radar ever since Youtuber Thataylaa used it in one her videos. The finish looked beautiful and she seemed to really enjoy it, so I figured I’d add it to the cart. I bought the shade Pecan which is described on Ulta’s site as a deeper medium shade with rich golden undertones. The shade matches PERFECTLY which I was NOT expecting since the shade range is rather limited with only 12 shades. The brand claims it’s a medium coverage foundation (True), and it can be comfortably layered to reach full coverage territory. It has ILLUMISMOOTH technology to enhance and perfect your natural skin without making your complexion (Also true). After applying the first layer, my natural skin still peaks through so freckles are visible. I’ve only had this for the last 10 days of the month, but I find myself gravitating to it almost every day for natural makeup when I have to run errands or head in to work. If you haven’t tried this, like I imagine most haven’t, I highly recommend.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lip Liner in 1000 Kisses

I’ve heard lots of great things about the Rimmel lip liners, and until this year didn’t really understand the need for a lipliner. Over the past few months that opinion has changed and I’ve fully embraced the product. In my search for perfect lip combinations, this product is definitely a stand out product for September. This creamy terracotta shade glides on the lips while hugging every curve of the lip. Transfer proof technology makes it extremely long wearing, which is a must in any lip product for me.

Girlactick Matte Lip Paint in Demure

If you don’t know about Girlactick, I promise you you’re not alone. But this brand was the first to introduce the makeup innovation of matte liquid lipsticks. Obviously it stuck and the entire beauty industry has adopted it and brands are constantly coming out with new formulas and colors for us beauty lovers, but I fell back in love with this shade over the last 6weeks or so, after pairing with the Rimmel lip liner, it’s been a struggle for me to use anything else on my lips. The formula is creamy and matte without drying out the lips at all. Together, the liner and liquid lip are a brown girl’s spicy sienna lip dream come true.

Dose of Colors Liquid Lipstick in Mondaze

I’ve talked previously on how much I love the Dose of Colors liquid lip formula so I won’t go in to much detail about it again here, but I now keep this velvety smoky marsala shade in my purse at all times. I’ve been reaching for it on lighter makeup days especially. It’s that better than your natural lip, natural lip color. For me at least.1537900490588.jpg1537900649529.jpg

NOTE Cosmetics Luminous Silk Blush

I received this in last month’s BoxyCharm, and I’m a sucker for a creamy blush. I honestly didn’t stand a chance. The formula contains Argan oil which adds a subtle luminosity to cheeks once applied. This shade is my go to when I don’t really want to have to think too hard about blush. It looks good every time. And now this brand is available on Ulta ! So rack up your points and try this product out.

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This is an oldie for me, I purchased this palette for the first time when I was still in college. So over 5 years ago, at least. Since I’ve lost, broken, and hit pan on 2 of these. Maybe that’s excessive for blush, but I really love this product. The 4 shades in here were everything I needed as I began to fall in love with makeup and to this day it continues to shine. The pigment on this $6 blush assortment is truly outstanding. e.l.f. really outdid themselves with this, but I rediscovered this early in the month all the way deep in a makeup drawer I rarely is..and well…here we are.

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Morphe Continuous Setting Mist

Nothing bad to say about this product at all. The spray head sends a fine even layer of this extremely lightweight setting mist anywhere applied. I douse my skin in this and during makeup application and the final product is always seamless leaving my skin looking full airbrushed. Recently, I’ve been using it to really make my highlight stand out. After applying a bit of highlight on the cheekbones, I spray this. Let is set. Apply more highlight. Spray again and let it set. Try it if you’re a highlight fiend like myself. You won’t be disappointed.

Have you tried any of these products? What products have you been loving this month? I’d love to have a conversation in the comments !

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