Can you believe July is over? So many great things happened this month including my 22nd birthday, getting my driver’s license and discovering amazing new products that have quickly become favorites. So, without rambling on, here are my July makeup favorites (with the exception of one non-makeup product).
There’s something about having a lip color that is easy to apply, matches with everything and is affordable and this one does the trick. The color is the perfect everyday pink without being nude or too bright. It has a creamy texture which is quite different from other matte lip colors that I’ve come across which makes it feel more comfortable on the lips, however, it is not long-lasting. I tend to have dry lips and applying lip colors can be such a pain when most of them tend to highlight your patchy skin but I’ve found that this applied smoothly and effortlessly. Definitely going to be checking out their extensive color range.
I don’t include fragrance favorites very often since I tend to stick to my few signature scents but when I came across this perfume I fell in love and knew I had to share it. The scent includes notes of orange, mandarin, white orchid and a soft base of musk and iris. It is a mixture of both a fresh yet still floral scent that is light yet also quite heavy. I know that this isn’t exactly the best description but oh my it smells incredible and one spray lingers on all day.
I am so happy I came across this brow pencil as it has truly changed the brow game for me. I don’t want to talk too much about this product just because I’ll be talking more about it in another post but the slanted tip gives just the right precision to achieve bold brows. The texture is creamy and easy-to-blend making it much easier to achieve natural looking brows.
By far the most beautiful finishing powders I have come across (and the most expensive..). I dust this all over my face and specifically on my T-zone area to get the most gorgeous glow. It is not a highlighter but rather a face powder that illuminates and brightens by adding the most subtle and healthy-looking glow to your face. From the site, “By manipulating and filtering out harsh light, powders conceal skin imperfections, pores and wrinkles. State-of-the-art formula delivers a multidimensional luminescence to every skin tone, making it appear softer, younger and perfectly lit”.
When they say that it’s everlasting they mean its EVER LASTING! This stuff does not come off or transfer or fade anywhere. The formula dries down to a fully matte look and feels comfortable on the lips while being a tad drying. It is smooth and creamy and quite easy to apply, however, I would recommend using a good lipliner underneath to get the full effect. It is extremely pigmented and the color range is to die for with every shade being available (including navy blue). This shade in specific, Mother, is such a special color in my opinion and can be described as a dusty pink. It’s also just the right amount of bright without being too out there and can still be worn as an everyday lip color.
I know, I know, this product has been talked about sooo much you’re probably sick of hearing about it. So let me just quickly say this. This bronzer is a must-have for pretty much everyone. It can be used to contour or bronze up your face since it has subtle golden shimmers to add warmth. The Nars bronzer has such a smooth texture which makes application and the buildability so easy. If you haven’t checked out my last blog post here, make sure to do so as I talked more about my love for this bronzer!
After hearing bloggers raving about how incredible this very affordable concealer is, I had to try it out and they are so right. This Collection concealer stays on for a very long time, it is so pigmented and conceals any dark circles and it is so easy to blend. It has a thin consistency that still adds heavy coverage without looking cakey or creasing. The color selection is limited, especially for the darker skin tones which is unfortunate but if you happen to find the right shade, go for it!
I’ve spoken about the NYX soft matte lip creams so many times on my blog because they’re just so damn good (let me know if you’d like to see a collection post with swatches?). This one new shade in particular called Prague has become my favorite for Summer. It can be described as a grape wine color that looks stunning on the lips. The formula is so creamy and soft and perfect for everyday.
I was looking for a good dark brown eyeliner that I can use in my waterline and tightline and that will stay on without smearing everywhere. This eyeliner does not budge! It is pigmented and has a soft formula that easily glides on your waterline. It stays on for a significant amount of time and for the affordable price tag you really can’t go wrong.
(L-R: NYX, Revlon, Kat Von D)
(L-R: Collection Concealer, NYX , ABH Brow Wiz)
What are your July makeup favorites?