Wednesday, August 31, 2016

August Favorites

I debated about whether or not I should do an August favorites post because several of the things listed are on repeat from previous favorites lists. I mean, do you really want to read about the same things over and over again? Probably not, but I decided to go ahead and do the post anyway because I think it says something about the product when it remains a favorite month after month. They must be good or I wouldn't still be talking about them!

Hair Products

I've talked about the Biosilk Silk Therapy and Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 in the past, but I haven't mentioned the Aquage Beyond Shine or my GHD straightener before. The straightener heats up in like 30 seconds and smooths my hair in one pass, and the Beyond Shine makes my hair nice and shiny. 

Makeup Brushes

I always used the applicators that came with the product, but three or four years ago I asked for a Sigma brush set for Christmas. Since then I've only added to my collection and my six favorite brushes are: Soft Angled Contour Brush (great for applying bronzer), E30 Pencil Brush (eyeshadow), E40 Tapered Blending Brush (eyeshadow brush - if you only buy one brush, this needs to be it), F50 Duo Fibre Brush (blush), F25 Tapered Face Brush (powder, blush, contour), and the F80 Flat Kabuki Brush (foundation, BB/CC Cream). Sigma is having a Labor Day sale and right now you can get 20% off individual brushes with the code "LABORDAY20." If you'd prefer to buy a kit, the Essential Kit - Mr. Bunny has several of the brushes I listed (or comparable) and some extras - plus it comes with brush holder that snaps closed and is great for travel (or just sitting on your counter!).

Face Products

I'm still loving my Clinique Acne Solutions BB Cream. I didn't buy it because it's part of the acne solutions line, I'd just heard good things about it and decided to give it a try. It's not drying at all like some acne products, so don't let that sway you from buying it. It works really well to even out my skintone while still showing my freckles (I know some people prefer to hide their freckles, but I don't feel like I look like myself when you can't see them). It's very liquidy and I worry I'm wasting a lot of product when too much comes out, so I've started using my Laura Mercier Silk Creme Oil Free Photo Edition Foundation more frequently. It gives me a little more coverage than the BB Cream, but my freckles still show! I am still loving the Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder (Highlight 01) and for my undereyes I've started using my Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser in the Brightener shade. 


I'm still loving the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette as well as the 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer. For liner I've stuck with the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner. I have both the Trooper (black) and Mad Max Brown, but lately I've been using Trooper more often. For my lashes, I'm pretty much a Maybelline girl. I still love the Colossal Volume, but lately I've been using Volum'Express the Rocket and really like that as well.


Lately I've gone for a lighter lip and have been using my Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Celeste almost daily. Warning: it's a lip plumper so it does tingle on your lips. 

Those are my favorites for the month. What products have you been loving?



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