I love beauty products and will try anything at least once as long as it has good reviews. Good reviews are always my weakness. If you get enough people to like it, than that means I am trying it! There has been plenty of times where I’ve tried things that just weren’t meant for me, but in contrary, I have also discovered a lot of great products with this system I have going for myself. Everyone has their own preferences, so I say “try” purposefully because just because it worked for you, doesn’t mean it will necessarily work for the next person. We all have different skin types and certain shades of make up look better depending on skin tone. In my opinion, it doesn’t hurt to try. I like to know that I can eliminate certain products from my wish-lists!
For the month of
September, I have picked my
top 7 beauty products!
I have faithfully used these 7 products for months now and plan on keeping them until of course I discover my next favorite. I give these products nothing less than 4.5 stars out of a 5 star scale. I wouldn’t call them perfection but pretty damn close.
The Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Star Palette is a palette with 18 shades. With this palette , it easily creates gorgeous eye looks. It includes four Crystal Eyeshadows, nine Creamy Mattes, three Metallic, and two Duo-Chromes with silky-soft textures. These shadows are long-lasting and extremely buildable and blendable. The palette is on the pricey side, BUT, the pigmentation of each shade is to die for.
Natasha Deanna’s Sculpt and Glow is the perfect touch for any makeup look. It is a six-piece, highlighting and contouring palette to sweep on subtle contours. The highlighting and contouring creams are formulated with properties that support anti-aging, are high in antioxidants, and contain sunflower seed and jojoba to hydrate skin. Designed to subtly contour and highlight facial features without making them appear too sharp or subtle, this palette leaves your complexion with a natural looking glow.
The Kat Von D Lock It Foundation is my daily go to lately. It has a nice finish and blends quickly. It is high-pigmented, provides full-coverage with a matte finish. Did I mention that it lasts 24-hours. With my experience with it, I usually touch up one time throughout the day because I tend to get oily in my T zone. In addition, for those who are interested in the ingredients, this foundation has ZERO: paragons, sulfates, and phthalates.
My Lash Boost that I purchased a few months ago has been heaven sent. It is a nightly eyelash conditioning serum that improves the appearance of lash volume and length within weeks. To anyone trying to grow out their lashes, this baby is amazing. My bottom lashes were basically nonexistent. Three weeks after using this product, I actually could see my bottom lashes. (be sure to check back to see my results from this lash serum).
Fiori by Vince Camuto is one of my daily wears lately. I fell in love with bottle first. Thank god it smelled great. This fragrance is a summer scent. Fiori, means “Flowers” in Italian and because it’s a fresh, light and feminine scent, it’s name is perfect. It smells like it sounds. It has top notes of luscious pink grapefruit and ripened white nectarine which provides a beautiful, purifying backdrop for base notes of rich sandalwood and creamy blonde cedar wood.
Face masks mean everything to me. Recently, I purchased Sand & Sky and this will be added to my skin regiment. It is an Australian botanical infused pink clay mask that that instantly detoxes, tightens pores, invigorates dull complexions and instantly boost radiance. The instructions say to use 2-3 times a week if you have oily to combination skin, or 1-2 times weekly if you have dry or sensitive skin.
Becca’s collaboration palette with Chrissy Teigen has become my everyday wear. If you are trying to achieve a great summer glow, this palette is for you! Although summer is almost over, I will probably still use it into part of the fall, until I start craving my plum like colors. This palette help you create that effortless, natural, authentic beauty look. It is a highlighter, blush, and bronzer, all in one! One stop shop 🙂
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The process of wearing foundation can go wrong oh so quickly. Often times, people wear the wrong color for their complexion. Do you go lighter or darker.The answer is, neither. Not all brands are meant for certain skin tones and types. For example, I purchased a foundation made by Burberry. Although it was the darkest shade in the line, it still didn’t work for my complexion. I currently use it as a highlighter/concealer because it was just too light to use all over. It’s best you choose a brand that caters to all skin colors so it leaves the options of mixing and creating that perfect shade just for you obtainable. My go-to foundations are made from Too Faced, MAC and Becca. They leave my skin hydrated, while giving me long lasting full coverage.
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
Too-Faced Born This Way Foundation is an oil-free foundation that blends so well and leaves the skin looking flawless.The coverage is so undetectable, tucking away all imperfections. The skin is left naturally radiant. I like mixing this foundation with others. Its the perfect base and when worn alone, it light and leaves my skin feeling hydrated. It’s a little watery but once setting powder is applied, it leaves me with a very natural and flawless look. I use the color maple. Check it out here.
BECCA Ultimate Coverage Complexion Crème
I tend to reach for this foundation majority of the time. It conceals imperfections, redness, hyper-pigmentation, and uneven texture extremely well. Although BECCA’s formula is creamy, it still provides a flawless and weightless finish. Ideal for any skin type, it is formulated with a balance of 21 percent pure pigment and 22 percent water, which work in synergy to completely soften the appearance of blemishes and uneven texture.I use this foundation in the color tobacco. Check it out here.
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
MAC and I have a love hate relationship. I used to use this foundation everyday when I was in college. I started to breakout a little so I discontinued the use of it for awhile. I started using it again last year, and my skin loves it again. I am not sure why my skin rejected it then but I am glad that they resolved their issues. This is also a full coverage foundation. After applying, it leaves a natural matte finish.I usually use this as my night foundation because it’s long lasting. It has great coverage and an extra perk is its UVA/UVB SPF 15 protection. I use the color NW43. Check it out here.