Monday, September 10, 2012
July & August Beauty Favorites
1. MAYBELLINE MEGA PLUSH VOLUM' EXPRESS MASCARA - WATERPROOF
I really have enjoyed using this mascara. It is supposedly a "gel" formula, but I am not sure that I notice a difference in consistency. It's not my favorite mascara ever, but is a great mascara.
2. BENEFIT HIGH BEAM
I have been using High Beam for quite some time, but when I got Watt's Up, I started using that more. I picked High Beam up recently and I fell back in love with it! It is pretty much the most perfect liquid highlighter. The end.
3. ELF HD POWDER
I raved about this powder in this post, and I am still in love with it! It really gives an amazing set to my makeup and it doesn't make me look too chalky whatsoever. My only complaint is sometimes it will lighten up my face just a bit.
4. JULEP NAIL POLISH - ROSE
I love this watermelon red color. I got it in my Julep Maven box and I have just loved using it. I also think it will transition great into fall. It goes on so smooth and beautifully and it lasted me a good week (that is monumental for me)!
5. EYEKO SKINNY LIQUID EYELINER PEN
I received this in my July Birchbox, and I was so excited to try it. It is a great liquid eyeliner pen. It doesn't budge, is really easy to apply, and you can create a multitude of lines with it. I like that I got it in black, because honestly, black is the best color to get a liquid liner pen in.
6. MAYBELLINE DREAM FRESH BB CREAM
I picked this up on a whim, because it was on sale. I have been using BB creams for a while, and I think it's important to realize that drugstore BB creams are pretty much glorified tinted moisturizers. In order to get a true BB Cream, you will either have to venture to a place where high end makeup is sold or order direct from Asia, where BB Creams are really legit. With that being said, I think this is the best drugstore BB Cream. It is great for those days when I just wanna throw something on my face and run out the door. It provides more coverage than a tinted moisturizer, and the light/medium color is a great match to my skin tone. It can oil up if not properly set, however, but that is not a deal breaker for me because everything will oil up on me when not set with powder.
7. MAYBELLINE INSTANT AGE REWIND DARK CIRCLE ERASER
I guess Maybelline is a recurring brand that I like this month! I have the "Brightening" shade in this. It doesn't do crap for my dark circles (only my beloved Bobbi Brown Corrector fixes that problem), but I really find that it brightens the whole undereye area, especially when I use it in the inner corner underneath my corrector. I know it's an extra step for underneath my eyes, but I really like it. And I really like the applicator.
8. URBAN DECAY 24/7 GLIDE ON PENCIL - BOURBON
I used some of my Sephora points to get a deluxe sample of this. I had never used the cult favorite 24/7 glide on pencils before, and now I am hooked! I am more of a gel liner girl, but this has been fun to use. I wouldn't normally choose a brown color for a liner but I actually am very happy with it and glad I was stuck with it. I enjoy doing more of a brown/neutral smoky eye with it. And it stays put all darn day. I love it!
9. DOVE NOURISHING OIL CARE DETANGLER
I saw this product get some buzz on a few different blogs and I was very intrigued by it, so I went out and got it. I find that I don't really notice a difference when I use this on wet hair. In fact, I don't really use detanglers since my hair doesn't really need that. But when I have used this on dry hair to help with frizzies or revive dry ends, it really works wonders! I still use it on wet hair, but I just love it on dry hair.
What beauty finds have you been loving lately? Do tell!