October 2014 Beauty Favorites

So I’ve totally been slaking with the favorites posts but now I’m back and I think I have officially redeemed myself!!!!!

First monthly love has got to be the new Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows. The color selection is insane, the pigmentation is out of this world, and the formula is the creamiest softest gel to powder finish ever.

MakeUpForEvEr_ArtistShadowsMakeUpForEvEr_ArtistShadows_mufeFor my lips I’ve either been rocking Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense lipstick in 48, the perfect deep plummy red  or going full on nude with Mac Lip liner in Spice and Lipglass in Obviously Bare.

mac_lipliner_spice_macLipglass_MUFE_RougeArtistIntenseI’m still obsessing and using my Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour kit. It has everything I need and does the job magnificently.

anastasia_beverely_Hills_contourkitI’ve found a new holy grail eyeliner that actually stays put in my waterline all day long without smearing, smudging, bleeding or any of that nasty stuff. Its the Hourglass Mechanical Gel Liner in Obsidian. The tip is super fine which makes doing the waterline a jiff and allows precision if used on the lid or under the bottom lashes. It’s super creamy, dries quickly, lasts all day, and is highly pigmented.

hourglass_mechanical_gel_linerI’m taking a break from my Depend Cosmetic Gel Polish and been spreading the love to my normal polishes. Ive been rocking OPI In The Cable-Car Pool Lane non stop at the moment. If you haven’t noticed I have a thing for deep plummy-reds!!

OPI_InTheCable-CarPoolLaneWhat were some of your monthly favorites?

Hugs from Beauty Land

September Favorites

Hey guys,

I have a bunch of fun beauty favorites to share with you. Since the beginning of September I’ve been busting out a bunch of oldies from my stash and adding a few new ones as well 😀 These are the bad boys I’ve been reaching for almost on the daily this past month!!

September_FavoritesNow that my tan has faded I’ve put away my darker shades and pulled out some of my lighter ones. I’m absolutely in love with the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. I love the satin finish and the light to medium coverage. It really looks natural and lasts a super long time.

September_Favorites_GeorgiArmani_LuminiousSilkFoundationTo set my foundation I’ve been using my beloved Make Up For Ever HD Powder. I haven’t used it in a while and almost forgot how amazing it is for longevity and oil control. I’m on the dry side so I have to be super light handed with this guy but it sure does the trick!!

September_Favorites_MUFE_HDPowdeWhen I heard Benefit was launching a new Box Powder, the Rockateur, I was stalking the poor girls at Sephora so badly asking if they’d received it yet!! Lol!! Well once I got my hands on it I haven’t been able to put it down. I’m loving it so much. It gives a gorgeous light and pinky glow to the cheeks. It looks super frosted in the box but it translates so softly. You can even use it on the cheek bones as a super natural highlight.

September_Favorites_Benefit_RockateurI’m obsessed with contouring. I don’t think I go a day without trying to define my cheekbones so I’m always trying out new matte bronzers. My absolute favorite one at the moment is TheBalm Hot Mama. Its a nice cool toned brown with a slight hint of taupe/greyish undertones so it doesn’t look muddy on the face. The texture is amazing and so is the longevity. Its pretty pigmented so a little bit goes a long way with this one.

September_Favorites_TheBalm_HotMamaI recently uploaded a new post on my favorite green eyeliners for fall (here). Well surprise surprise that one of them ends up in my monthly favorites. Its the L’Oreal Color Riche Le Smokey in 209 Antique Green. This has been one of my go to products for a quick easy make up look. I add this to my waterline and some mascara and boom out the door. The rich jewel tone shade is absolutely gorgeous and bang on trend.

favorite_green_eyeliners_lorealI’ve been busting out all my berry and red lip products for fall. Benefit’s Ultra Smooth Lip-Color in Talk Flirty has been my everyday shade. It’s a soft berry pink shade and it’s a sheer way to rock a more autumnal lip. Check here for a detailed review.

Benefit_Ultra-SmoothLipColor_TalkFlirtyAnd of course I’ve been whipping out the one and only Rebel Satin Lipstick from Mac. Need I say more about this fantastic shade. Its vibrant yet dark and lasts so long leaving behind a beautiful stain.

September_Favorites_MacRebel_LipstickWell guys and dolls those were my most used and loved products for the month of September. What were some of yours?

Hugs from Beauty Land

August Favorites

Hey Guys,

September is upon us which means its time for my monthly favorites. I had a chance to play around with a bunch of the new goodies I bought in July and many of them have made into my August favorites. Well lets just get into it shall we :)

August_FavoritesIve definitely been loving my Ben Nye Translucent Face Powder in Fair for setting my under eye concealer. Its described as translucent which it is but it has a slight pinky undertone which is awesome for really giving that extra brightening effect. It’s like the Banana Powder for fair skin. Plus its amazing at making my concealer crease free. My Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder has definitely been on the back burner as of late.

August_Favorites_BenNeye_TranslucentSettingPowderIve been wearing a lot more liquid and gel liners at the moment especially to create a winged look. The Soap & Glory Supercat Liquid Black Eyeliner Pen has been great. It doesn’t bleed or smudge and it’s so easy to create a winged liner in one swipe. The tip is nice and thin and its super pigmented.

Soap&Glory_Supercat_liquidLinerThe Josie Maran Infinity Cream has done wonders for my dry flaky skin on my left elbow (I know its weird but my right elbow is patch free and pretty smooth!!!) I also love it for my lips and cuticles. Its not thick or greasy and absorbs quickly into the skin. Another great product from a great company.

August_Favorites_JosieMaran_InfinityCreamI love to contour!!! I think its probably one of my favorite parts about makeup. It can really be the thing that totally transforms and completes a look. The Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Cream Bronzer in 41 Warm Tan is an amazing contouring product. The color is not muddy or orange on the face at all. It blends flawlessly into the skin, dries completely matte, and lasts all day long. Great product indeed.

August_Favorites_SoniaKashuk_UndetectableCreamBronzer_SwatchI absolutely love the Maybelline Color Tattoos. The one I’ve been using a lot has been number 65 Pink Gold. Virtually all the color tattoos are pretty amazing, long lasting, crease free, with awesome pigmentation. This shade is just so soft and lovely and works as a great base for so many shadow shades. I think I might do a Color Tattoo Collection post with swatches soon.

August_Favorites_maybelline_ColorTatoo_PinkGoldAs for nails, this summer my obsession has been pastel shades. I switch up my polish bi-weekly (at least!!) so it’s not often I stick to one shade but I’ve definitely been rocking the Barry M Jelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in Greenberry on many occasions. Its a gorgeous minty pastel green with a  super cool glossy-jelly finish. Love it!!

August_Favorites_BarryM_GelNailPaint_GreenberryDuring summer I tend to not wear much lipstick but I do love me some gloss. The NYX Butter Glosses have been my go to lip products basically since I got them..I always have one in my purse 😀 (full review and swatches can be found here.) I’ve really been getting great use out of Apple Strudel this month, it’s a beautiful light coral shade.

August_Favorites_NYC_ButterGlossWell those were my favorite beauty products this past month. I have to say, although I love summer, I’m kind of looking forward to autumn. I love the colors and coziness of that time of year and getting to pull out some things that have been tucked away for the past season. So keep a look out for fun autumn posts.

Hugs from Beauty Land