I haven’t done one of these in a while, have I? Well, I had a lot of favorites this month and it only seems natural to share them with all of you! Also, tell me what your favorite was this month!
What the what is this concealer and how have I never used it before?! I love, love, love it for natural coverage under tired eyes and whatever spots decide to pop up that day. And no worries — once this concealer is on it isn’t coming off. All day. Plus it smells AMAZING! I don’t get it but I don’t question it either.
Once again NYX has outdone themselves with these affordable and very pigmented lip colors. They apply like a lip gloss and then matte in beautiful shades of pinks, reds, and nudes. Even though the color doesn’t last super long, I’ll definitely be grabbing more of these.
I picked this up years ago, way before I ever knew what to do with it! Now I’m so happy with the results. A beautiful highlight and contour duo for someone who is going for a more natural look this summer. If only middle school Marin could have appreciated you more!
I’ve been meaning to pick up these beautiful gel liner pens from Ulta, and I’m so happy that I finally got around to it! I’m not a huge black eyeliner fanatic, mostly because I can’t seem to get the same line twice. But these easily bendable and lighter shades have been perfect for whatever look I’m going for. Because no one has time for a messy cat eye, am I right?
I love this incredibly natural scent that lasts for hours with the Body Shop’s Shea Mist and Lotion. I wear them everyday, and they are not overpowering at all, which is what I prefer most of the time.
I’ve only re-read two books in my life; The Run Away Pony in third grade and now this. Even though it isn’t the most amazing book you’ll ever read, something about the historical events tied in with a fictional romance and the adventures between friends, all while in the heart of Paris, gets me every time.
Guys these products are amazing! No lies, no jokes, just truth. I’ve repurchased all of these at LEAST once, but most are on their 3rd or 4th replacement, which says a lot coming from the girl who can’t settle down with anything (hence being single). Jokes. But seriously, read carefully to this post, and tell me what your life-changing product is in the comments below!
Batiste Dry Shampoo: I think it’s a brilliantly smart idea to get colored dry shampoo. Why live with clumps of white product in your hair!? It looks like dandruff, why do you want that? That’s no good. No good at all. Unless you’re blonde, then it just kinda blends in.
You want smooth/frizzless hair? Look no further! I actually use this as a leave in conditioner and it is SO GOOD. Matrix outdid itself with this one! And the packaging looks great, doesn’t it? Plus it’s very affordable.
Many people overlook the need for a good deodorant. This is a serious problem, especially amongst 6th graders, which I learned from the lengthy discussions about B.O. in class. This Secret Deodorant definitely lasts through showers, workouts, swimming, and most definitely sweating! It will even last till the next morning, so there is no kidding around with this one. Plus, it smells like Paris.
I’ve talked about this product before and so has everyone else because it is so good. So good guys. Like guys, it is so good! Anyways, I’ve lately been using Simple’s Cleansing Micellar Water as a makeup remover at night and a cleanser in the morning, and I promise you it will deliver amazing results! French models use it. French. Models.
This is another miracle skincare product! Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Moisturizer is easily comparable to Clinique moisturizers but half the price. It makes your skin hydrated, refreshed, and isn’t greasy at all, so all you oily people can relax. I don’t think I’m ever going to use a different moisturizer!
Today I am collaborating with my friend Evelyn who runs the blog IndiaLynRose, which is a great blog filled with reviews, recommendations, and interviews! Definitely check her out, she is a super cool person with a really awesome blog!
Anyways, to back to the point, I am going to be reviewing my favorite makeup pieces that I don’t think I will ever stop using! So let’s dive right in!
First off is foundation! Now I have searched long and hard to find a good foundation that will work with my combination skin type. I don’t break out so much as I get really shiny around the T-zone and have slight inflammation around my nose that can
be quite bothersome. Personally, I have always liked sporting a more natural look, so I really don’t like it when you can see creases or the foundation becomes dry and caked in places. This is not to say that I don’t like full coverage products, I just don’t like the downsides to them. So while in the beauty aisle in Target, I was trying to decide between Maybelline Fit Me or Revlon ColorStay foundation (both of which would probably be slightly too much coverage) when I came across the Rimmel London section. Now, I love Rimmel’s powder (will be mentioned later on) and I am practically a walking advertisement for their Kate Moss Lipstick line, so when I saw this little tube of foundation claiming to last 25 hours, I just threw caution to the wind.
Turns out that this stuff is absolutely AMAZING! It totally soaks up the oil on my face without becoming dry or cracked and delivers completely natural coverage that ACTUALLY LASTS! A downside is that it does feel slightly sticky on, but a plus to that is that it practically grabs onto powder makeup, like blush and coverup, and helps them last as well! When applying you don’t need to use a lot. I just use my fingers to apply and it is very simple, in other words a little goes a long way! I would recommend this product if you have skin like me or want something slightly more natural for school.
Next is powder! Even though I practically always use powder, I am not so dedicated to finding the perfect fit for me. Then I
watched a video by Zoella (my favorite!) and she recommended the Rimmel London Stay Matte Finish powder. So I decided to experiment a little bit and now I love it! It does not stay on for a super long time, but it can hold me through the day. Plus, it is very sheer and natural so I don’t look like I have a ton of layers on after I have applied my foundation. I am very happy with the Rimmel foundation and powder together since they compliment each other and are very easy to wear. I would definitely recommend buying this product if you are looking for a natural look or just a sheer powder to balance out a full-coverage foundation.
The next favorite is Concealer! I was never very knowledge in the world of concealers until I watched a couple of videos by
Zoella and became interested. The first one I ever bought was NYX HD Concealer, which I really, really like. It ran out fairly quickly but that is okay since it is not that expensive. I have tried one other since, the Mabelline Fit Me Concealer, but it did not achieve the level of coverage I was looking for. So I have gone back to this fav and I can’t be happier! I would definitely recommend buying this if you are looking for an even coverage, slightly dry concealer that lasts a long time and isn’t very expensive.
Next is blush! I absolutely love this blush, so much so that I have it in a couple of different shades! It is L’oreal True Match and is absolutely perfect for a light flush of color. I have also found that it can be fairly vibrant when you layer it or when I wear it with the aforementioned Rimmel foundation. It is just a very light and blend able blush that lasts. I would by this is you are looking for a soft, natural, or even a slightly more vibrant look with long-lasting coverage and reliable benefits.
Now we have the eyeshadow! I honestly can not live without my Wet n’ Wild eyeshadow pallet. It applies so easily and
effortlessly, and comes in a lot of cool colors! I usually use the bottom pink on my lid when I am just feeling casual or going for a very simple look. Anyways, the colors look very good on and you do not need to apply a lot since they are very pigmented. I am definitely going to buy more in different shades since I just can’t get enough of them! I would recommend buying this eyeshadow if you are looking to achieve an everyday look or even a natural smokey-eye.
On to the eyeliner! So my all-time favorite natural cream eyeliner is by Maybelline, and it is amazing! It is in a nice copper that stands out and delivers a very natural, effortless look. I like to switch off between this and just using eyeshadow as an eyeliner, but if I am feeling more classic I will use my Rimmel London Special Eye Liner pencil. This is not my all time favorite, but I do like it when I am in the mood to do something more bold and can take the time to neatly apply eyeliner. In the end I really recommend you guys checking these two items out, they are both very good and really well made.
Next is mascara! This mascara by Covergirl is the absolute best! I love that it doesn’t
clump at all or harm my lashes like other brands have done. It is a perfect “base mascara”, as I like to call it, because it separates each lash, making it perfect to finish off with a lengthening mascara. That is what I usually do when I want darker, more full lashes. I definitely recommend this product to anyone and everyone looking for a practical mascara with great results!
And last, but not least, the best lipstick anyone could ever buy… Rimmel London Kate Moss Lipstick! Literally, don’t get me started. Too late, I have started. You guys will not BELIEVE the amount of compliments I have gotten on this lipstick. Seriously, this thing is non-stop amazing! I will never part with them ever! I have tried so many different kinds and never found ONE that compares to this product. I do really like the higher-end lipsticks like Mac and Chanel, but this is the God of all lipsticks, and I follow it religiously! Please, Please, Please buy or at least look at them! I have gone through meals with it on and it stays beautifully! I can not stress enough how much I adore this product! With so many colors to choose from and the option of having either matte or gloss, you cannot go wrong!
Thank you guys so, so, so much and I hope you will try some of these products. They are all super amazing and completely affordable!