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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

August Beauty Favorites

All month long I found myself reaching for products that made my morning routine a little faster. With all of the health issues I've been having the past few months I have been keeping my makeup looks super quick and simple. Even though I kept my makeup simple this past month I still wanted to share my favorites for the month because if you are a makeup lover as I am I would completely recommend adding some of these products to your makeup collection.

 

I have been using my Smashbox Photo finish pore minimizing primer before I apply my foundation. I love the way it smoothes out my face. I have pores that look like craters and this works like magic on my skin.

I didn't use foundation too heavily during the month of august but when I did I used my MAC Cosmetics studio fix fluid. When I wanted a lighter coverage I added a few drops of this foundation onto the palm of my hand and mixed it in with my moisturizer and created my own tinted moisturizer. I only do this on the day I feel like I need some coverage but don't feel like wearing a full face of makeup.

To be honest my concealer hasn't really changed in the past few months! I alternate between a few others but I always come back to my holy grail. The Maybelline fit me concealer is in my opinion one of the best drugstore concealers out there! Its a light weight consistency but still offers a beautiful coverage. My dark under eye circles aren't too bad so this works perfectly for me.

My two NYX Cosmetics products that I used like crazy this month are the contour and highlight shades that I put into a magnetic palette and the NYX blush in Angel. Its a beautiful color! Just enough pink to add color to the cheeks without it making you look like a clown.

I can't put on concealer without setting it with the Make Up Forever HD powder in Translucent. It keeps my concealer in place all day and completely prevents it from creasing. However I gotta admit you have to make sure you don't overload this product or it will leave you looking ashy and dusty.

The Nicka K Tinted Brow Gel was perfect to keep my brows in place. I used this product after filling in my brows with my pencil and powder. I topped it off with this gel and it made them look a little more natural looking. I don't have too many brow hairs but I would assume this product would look great on fuller brows. It could add a little color and make them look a little more polished!

Lastly the Younique 3D fiber mascara has been great for those days you want dramatic lashes but don't want to bother applying false lashes. My eyes water a lot through out the day so I typically only use falsies when I know I will only have them on for a short amount of time otherwise I have to carry my lash glue with me everywhere in order to avoid my tears from making the glue come off. So on the days I cant be bothered to deal with the hassle of false lashes I use the 3D fiber mascara. I have to let you know this mascara is not for people that are in a hurry in the morning. You have to apply the transplanting gel and then the fibers and then comb through them and repeat the process until you get the desired length. If you have the time its definitely worth trying it out.

To finish off my look on the days I want a little color to my lips but don't want to bother with lipstick I use the Maybelline Baby Lips balms and the one I always reach for is in Melon Mania. It's perfect to add color and easy to apply without a mirror.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post. Let me know in the comments below what else you would like to see me post this week!


XoXo,
Alex