Lately I’ve been a lot more laid-back about my beauty routine. I blame this laziness mostly on pregnancy fatigue and while it’s been kinder to my wallet, I haven’t neglected my beauty routine completely. This month brings another slew of beauty loves that I keep reaching for!
As we transition into fall (woohoo!) I’m starting to switch things up in anticipation of the cooler, dryer weather. Read on to find out what my favorites are for September.
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I was a bit of a skeptic about this product at first. How much of a difference could a sponge make? Amazingly, this little sponge worked wonders for me. I couldn’t get over how easy the beautyblender made it to build coverage. At the same time, it left a natural finish that never looked cakey or overdone.
The price seems steep for what you are getting, but for me it ended up being well worth it. It’s now my favorite way to apply my foundation.
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation
I bought this along with the Beautyblender – I couldn’t resist when I saw the huge range of colors in this line! Normally I have some trouble finding a color match for my skin tone. I can best describe it as light true-neutral. Lighter foundations tend to be too pink, warm foundations tend to be too yellow.
I had a grand time sampling ten shades or so from this line, and found a pretty good match in the R300 shade. Applied with the Beautyblender, the foundation melded seamlessly into my skin.
The consistency of the Ultra HD foundation is not too thick, and can be applied lightly for a natural finish. At the same time, it can be built up for more coverage in places where it’s needed. It reminds me of Urban Decay’s Naked Foundation.
Explore the Ultra HD line and find your shade match here!
MAC Lipstick “On Hold”
Finding this shade of MAC lipstick was like finding my soulmate. It’s described on MAC’s website as a “mid-tone yellow raspberry” but on me, it’s a perfectly natural pink. Pink has always been a challenge for me – as much as I love the color, it’s nearly impossible to find one that is natural-looking, not too light, and not too neon.
On Hold is dark and opaque enough to cover my lips, which are on the more pigmented side. It’s a versatile pink-red that is equally suited to date nights, special events, work, and casual outings with friends.
I wore this throughout the summer, including to my friend’s wedding, and continually reach for it whenever I need a subtle, feminine touch for my lips. The Cremesheen texture is perfect for any season, and I could go for several hours (about 3 or 4) without reapplying.
Order your own tube here!
OPI “Suzi – The First Lady of Nails”
I nearly flipped when I saw OPI’s new Washington D.C. collection. So many pretty fall colors! I wanted to buy them all.
The one that drew my eye the most was this olive green beauty, called “Suzi – The First Lady of Nails.” I loved the idea of olive green nails – so unique and so perfect for autumn! It makes me feel so chic and trendy when I wear this shade. I’ve gotten so many comments and compliments on this gorgeous color.
The quality is as you’d expect for OPI – great coverage and finish. I may have to go back and buy the rest of the line. Try it for yourself here!
Laneige Water Sleeping Pack
As the weather changes, I can expect my dry skin to react accordingly. Somehow, pregnancy has compounded my skin issues, resulting in some not-so-glamorous flaking. When this starts to happen, I know it’s time to boost my skincare routine.
A good moisturizer is vital when combating dry skin. I make sure to use a rich cream every night after cleansing and applying toner and serum. My current favorite is actually labeled as a pack (ie. mask) by Laneige, a Korean brand that’s recently become popular in the U.S. Their Water Sleeping Pack is perhaps their most famous product, and for good reason.
The Laneige Water Sleeping Pack is meant to be applied and left on overnight. It has a light, gel-like consistency that quickly absorbs into your skin. When I wake up the next morning, my skin looks much more refreshed.
Check out this incredible moisturizing product here!
What beauty products are you loving this month?
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