November Beauty Favorites
I know I rarely ever do monthly favorites, but I had to do a favorites list this month since there are several products I’ve been loving lately and have been getting most of my attention! The list can pretty much go on forever, but I’ll try to keep it short!
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation – I’ve had a few samples of this and loved it, but have only finally purchased a tube this month. It’s probably one of my favorite cream foundation as it’s full coverage, yet it looks like skin. It’s comfortable to wear and the color Bamboo Beige is perfect for me when I am in the MAC NC30 color range. My only gripe is that it’s not budge-proof and starts to get a little shiny and fade around my mouth around 5-6 hours in wearing it. Despite that, I really do love this foundation.
MAC Bombshell Lipstick – This has been the only lipstick I’ve been wearing all month. It’s such a pretty rosy pink with a hint of frost. It can look a little bright sometimes, so when I want something more subdued, I like mixing it with a lighter shade, such as MAC Creme D’ Nude.
Revlon Bordeaux Lipgloss – Bordeaux has been my favorite pick for an easy berry lip this Fall. I love how pigmented and moisturizing it is, and that I don’t have to bother with a lip liner. Definitely recommend if you’re looking for a very wearable berry.
MAC Bamboo Eyeshadow – Bamboo is a fairly popular shade by MAC, but it’s never one that I thought I needed. Well, I was wrong and this light beige-peach with a matte finish has found it’s way into my MAC Everyday Palette, and has been a color I tend to reach for just about every day. Fabulous for warm skin tones, it’s a great blending color and pairs well with copper, golds and browns. It leans slightly orange, so I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it for cool skin.
MAC Mulch Eyeshadow – Mulch is another great shade by MAC that I surprisingly didn’t own. Although it’s pretty much a standard dark bronzy-brown with reddish undertones, it compliments my skin really well and I find myself using often.
MAC Staunchly Stylish Pro Longwear Lip Pencil – Highly recommend it for those with rosy lips, and who want a natural shade of lip liner that will pair well with most lip colors.
NARS Sin Blush – I love when products I don’t expect to be any good turn out to be incredible, and Sin is one of them! It’s a soft plummy pink and is a beautiful shade for every day. I’ve literally been using it 6 days out of the week, and it never applies patchy or looks uneven. Just perfect, smooth color every time.
NARS Laguna and Casino Bronzers – I haven’t used Laguna since I finished my first pan back in ’06, but I recently got back into it, and have been loving it for my “subtle bronze” days, and I use Casino when I want to be a bit darker. I don’t think I’ll ever be without these! Great bronzers.
MAC Superb Extra Dimension Highlighter – This rose gold metallic powder has been a staple in my collection since it’s recent holiday launch. It’s always the highlighter I reach for on the days that I want my skin to have a rich glow.
Guerlain Meteorites Pure Radiance– I purchased this during Sephora’s VIB sale because all of the other shades were sold out, and I’m so happy this one ended up working out great. If you didn’t know by now, I am obsessed with Guerlain Meteorites and it’s another product I’ll never be without in my collection. The combination of colors in this one really works together well to even out my skin and soften the look of my pores. Correcting colors (blue and pink counter the yellow tones in tired complexions), skin-evening colors (beige and orange warm up the complexion and create an even tan, and illuminating (ivory and white gold are light reflectors without a whitening effect).
L’Oreal Nature’s Therapy Mega Moisture Nourishing Creme – For those of you love the conditioner in boxed hair dye, you’ll love this thick and rich, moisturizing conditioner. It smells amazing and it really makes my dry hair super soft and helps moisturize my ends to limit breakage.
Nexxus Emergencee Strengthening Polymeric Reconstructor – I’ve only used this treatment twice so far (you should use it 2x a month) and it’s actually suppose to strengthen and repair damaged hair. Each treatment is said to dramatically improve hair’s health, condition and shine. If you look up the reviews for this product, the ratings are pretty astounding. It seems that the majority of those who use this product benefit from it. Even after only two uses I can definitely tell my hair feels stronger. Highly, highly recommend for damaged hair, and for those who regularly heat style their hair.
Got 2B Powder’ful Volumizing Styling Powder – Due to the popularity of this product in the beauty community, I decided to give it a try. It’s basically a silicone based powder that you rub through your roots to give you instant lift. It works pretty well when my hair has fallen flat, and it’s super cheap!