Hi, beauty nerds! Today’s post is on my August Beauty Favourites 🙂 Monthly beauty favourites used to be something I did every month but me being me, always forgets. I want to start doing them again, along with other fun series that I used to do, like my “Shop My Makeup Stash” posts. So I kicked myself in the butt and organised all of my posts in an editorial calendar. I’ve also come up with a posting schedule and there will be new posts from me every Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays! Yay! Ok, time for August Beauty Favourites! 😀
August, for me, was a month in which I’ve rediscovered many of the beauty gems buried under my ever-growing makeup collection. Buying and trying new makeup is fun, but I love finding old products in my collection that I have no freaking clue why I stopped using. I’ve got a ton of makeup bits, a skincare product, and a body care product for you this month!
Mamonde First Energy Essence
I got this essence a couple of months back from the Mamonde launch event, and I did a short little review on it. I’ve been using it so much lately, just in the mornings. I pour some out on my palms and then pat it into my skin. It gives my skin a much needed boost of hydration, and helps my makeup go on much smoother. This product gets cold after a night in my AC room, and the cooling sensation helps wake me up in the morning.
Becca Backlight Priming Filter & Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide
These two products work well individually but when used together, is a whole new story. Well, same story, just better. If you’re an oily gal like me, these two products mixed together will help you achieve radiant, dewy skin without looking oily. The Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide is a “serum” foundation that is super lightweight, has a matte finish, and it stays on for the entire day. I’m talking 10 hour days here, guys. No kidding. But I’m past the matte foundation phase in my life, and the Becca Backlight Priming Filter adds a gorgeous glow. You’re then left with a medium to full coverage, lightweight, dewy, natural-looking foundation that lasts for hours on end.
Australis Fresh & Flawless Powder
This stuff is amazing! It buffs into the skin beautifully and sets my foundation in place all day. It takes away any shine and tackiness from my foundation. The finish of this powder is flawless. It looks like my skin is airbrushed or something, but not in an unnatural sort of way. If you have access to Australis, I definitely recommend picking one of these up!
Urban Decay Afterglow Blush in Obsessed
Obsessed is a medium, cool-toned pink. And yes, I’m obsessed (I know you were expecting that haha!). I don’t typically reach for cool-toned products because I have a very warm skintone and sometimes it looks too contrasting. However, this colour in particular is perfect. My face usually looks way too warm and can sometimes look dull, so a pop of this on the cheeks helps counteract that and gives my face a healthy glow.
Etude House Play 101 Stick – Highlight/Contour
I love the formula of this – it’s creamy, easy to blend and lasts all day. The highlight is a shimmery pearly shade whereas the contour is a creamy, matte, medium brown. Because I have a medium skintone, this isn’t dark enough for me to contour with. I use it on the sides of my face to bronze up my face, especially when working with foundations that are a shade too light for my skin. It looks very natural!
Maybelline Falsies Big Eyes Mascara
This is one that I used to LOVE, and then I ran out of it, picked up a new tube then forgot about it. I found a new, unopened tube in my makeup stash a month ago, and I fell right back in love with it. It gives so much length, volume and adds a nice curl to my lashes. This is also waterproof, which is great for my super oily eyelids. If you’re looking for a great mascara that does it all, and doesn’t give you panda eyes, give this drugstore gem a try!
Lip Ice Sheer Colour Lip Balm
This is one of those lip balms that give you a tint, and the shade is supposed to be unique to everyone. I usually don’t like those because the colour is usually barely noticeable, and fades really quickly. However, this one gives my lips a gorgeous pink tint which actually tints my lips, keeping the colour in place for hours. Not only that, this also helps to keep my lips nice and moisturised. I always put this on in the morning, and it’s fine if I forget to put on lipstick because it already gives my lips a gorgeous colour.
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita II & Sephora Creamy Lip Stain in Marvelous Mauve
I literally lived in these two shades of lipstick in August. If I don’t have one of it on, I have on the other one. The Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita II is a darker peach colour, whereas the Sephora Creamy Lip Stain in Marvelous Mauve is a, duh, mauve. They both have amazing formulas – the KVD is more liquid while the Sephora is a cream. They last all day, and are the most comfortable matte liquid lipsticks I’ve worn by far! I have a post coming up on My Favourite Darker Nude Lipsticks, which may or may not feature these two. Check back on Wednesday for that post! 🙂
The Body Shop Honeymania Body Butter
I apologise if the happy yellow colour blinded you a little. 😛 I picked this up in a 30% off sale that The Body Shop was having in my university. Needless to say, that was the best day of uni ever. I love The Body Shop Body Butters for the night time because they’re thick and creamy. I slather this on before I go to bed and wake up smelling like a bucket of honey + flowers and feeling like a baby’s butt. Enough said, haha.
So, those were the products I couldn’t get enough of in August. I think August was a good month because I dug up many old beauty favourites! I hope this beauty favourites post was useful to you and found something you want to try! I’ll definitely try to do monthly beauty favourites, well, monthly haha. Again, my new posting schedule is every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 🙂 Now that Monday’s post is up, it’s time to go back to burying my face in books for my test tomorrow. Wish me luck!
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