Since July is coming to a close end, I thought I’d go ahead and do a favorite beauty purchases post for the month. I also tossed in some products I discovered in June that I’m still favoring now.
1) MAC 131 Duo Fibre Blush Brush – I purchased this at a CCO for around $25. Reg. $40 at MAC. I completely stopped using my 187 and I’ve only been using this brush for my liquid foundation. I highly prefer it over my 187. The shape and size is perfect to get around smaller areas that the 187 couldn’t. If I end up going back to the CCO and they still have it, i’d probably get a back up.
2) Walmart Powder Brush (High Definition) – This costs around $7 and you can only get it at Walmart. The synthetic bristles are soo soft & it’s just an overall great quality brush. I use it for my setting powder and my bronzer.
3) Walmart Angled Blush Brush (High Definition) – I love this brush for applying my blush. It’s denser than the powder brush and it’s made of the same, soft synthetic fibers.
4) MAC Pleasureful Blushcreme – This isn’t something new of mine.. I got it at the CCO months ago & never really wore it. Lately, I started to really love it for a dewy pop of pink on my cheeks. I also love using it on my lips. It reminds me a lot of NARS Honolulu Honey lipstick.. one of my old HG’s I haven’t purchased in a while.
5) The Body Shop Body Butter – I haven’t tried anything from The Body Shop.. but when I spotted this at TJMaxx for $6 after hearing juicystar07 on youtube say their body butters are awesome, I thought i’d give it a try. Run on sentence, much? The scent I got mine in is “Black Velvet Apricot”. I’m not sure if it’s a discontinued scent, but I love the smell. Its a very feminine, sweet apricot. Oh, and it feels amazing on the skin.. 😉
6) MAC Cork Eye Shadow – I’ve been into browns a lot lately. I own lots of dark browns, but I don’t really have any light browns that are similar to cork. I’ve been using it on my brows almost every day.. and I love smudging it into my lash line for a natural look.
7) MAC Sorcery Eye Shadow – I love shades like this. It does wonders for my hazel eyes. It’s a raisin color (a mixture of burgundy/brown/purple piled into one color) similar to MAC Folie. I love smudging this under my lower lash line. It looks great paired with browns and other neutrals.
8) NARS Galapagos Eye Shadow – A chocolate color with gold shimmer. I love NARS eye shadows. I only have one other.. and they are so amazing. Amazing pigmentation and blends like a dream.
9) Alima Pure Mineral Foundation – Absolutely love this. Great coverage.. will be purchasing a full size to use as a setting powder for under my eyes & face. I’ll be getting a lighter shade (Warm 3, equivalent to MAC NC30.)
10) Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Heavenly™ Shimmering Hair & Body Spray – I have become addicted to being shimmery this summer. I purchased this on my b-day (June 2nd) and have used it just about every day on my body. It gives a perfect subtle golden shimmer. I JUST ran out, so I’ll be getting another one next time I visit Victoria’s Secret. It’s $10 at the checkout.
11) Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Foundation (Inspired by Carmindy) – Amazing medium + coverage drugstore foundation. I’ll be posting a review soon!
12) Orly Mirror Mirror Nail Polish – It’s rare for me to find a nail polish I like so much that when it’s time to take the polish off my nails, I use the same color.. over and over. I’ve been doing that with this color. I wear lots of grays.. so it pretty much matches what I’m wearing all of the time. It’s a bluish, dove gray.. different from many other gray nail polishes. Lasting power is also good, it gets me through a week.
13) Covergirl Bronze Fire ShadowBlast – Perfect for every day. Check out my full review here.
14) LA Splash Sparkling Coral Lip Gloss – I purchased this at ULTA on a whim, and I’m so happy I ended up loving it. It’s my every day lip gloss. It’s a light, warm pink with golden shimmer that makes it appear slightly coral. I love the sponge applicator too. It’s longer & flatter than a traditional sponge applicator and slightly slanted.
15) NYX “Pumpkin Pie” Round Lip Stick – I mentioned this lipstick in June. I’ve been wearing it almost every day since I purchased it. If I’m not wearing Pumpkin Pie, I’m wearing MAC Shygirl.. 🙂 You can view swatches from my past post here.
What are some of your favorites this month??