Quick post! I just wanted to share my favorites for the month of August.
1-2. Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation in Medium Ivory + Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Make Up in Bone
I love this combination.
Alone, neither gives me the finish I want. LM (Laura Mercier) is a tad too dark on me and not as long lasting. EL (Estee Lauder) on the other hand, is way too light for my skintone and feels mask-like. In addition, it dries too quickly making it very hard to blend. However, when I use 3/4 LM + 1/4 EL together, it's the perfect match and finish! Not to mention, lasts quite long too!
3. Femme Couture Mineral Effects Baked Bronzer in Beach Girl
First, I would like to thank the salesperson at Sally Beauty who convinced me to get this bronzer. I typically go for dark bronzers despite my fair skintone but the lady said that since I have fair skin, this would look better on me. I've used this several times this month and received compliments every single time...even on photos! On the pan, this looks like your normal medium-toned face powder. On my skin, it adds warmth to my face that makes me look glowing.
4. Essence Kajal Eye Pencil in All I Want
This has replaced my white eyeliner. This brightens up my eyes and looks more natural on my lower waterline as opposed to the stark white eye pencil. It looks taupe-y on the packaging but applies creamy beige on my waterline. Only con is it does not wear long.
5. Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips Gel Liner for Brown Eyes
I love this gel/cream eyeliner. Budge-proof. Water-proof. Very creamy. Very pigmented. Comes in 3 colors you can play with. Perfect for tightlining. Travel-friendly: stackable pots can be pulled apart.
6. Jane Blushing Cheeks in Blushing Petal
A rediscovery. I've had this blush since college which was eons ago (yeah yeah I use expired makeup. Sue me.). I remember loving this blush and thought "why not rekindle the flame?" and boy was the flame rekindled. This is my go-to blush for the month. I love the muted pink shade and how wearable it is.
7. Physicians Formula Healthy Wear Powder Foundation in Translucent Medium
I always bring this with me especially when I travel because of its SPF 50. I hate putting on sunscreen in liquid-form as I feel it breaks me out. I also hate that extra step. I just love this multi-tasker: offers sun protection, sets, mattifies and great for touch-ups. My only complaint is runs a bit light. Translucent Medium is a good match for my NC25-30 skintone.
8. Interdental Brush
I would have to thank make-up artist to the stars, Mally Roncal for her tips on applying mascara. This brush is perfect for applying mascara to my lower lashes. You can get this in packs of 5 at Watson's or SM Beauty.