Hey guys! I’m back with some of my favorites for this month! Before we start I just want to apologize in advance for my future sporadic posting. School just started up for me again and the first few weeks are always hectic. I probably won’t post frequently for a few weeks and I’m sorry about that, but once things even out, I hope to be back to a regular schedule. Thanks for your understanding, let’s get into my favorites!
E.l.f Mad for Matte eyeshadow palette
If you saw my five first impressions post, then you already saw me review this item, and here I am to talk about it again! This palette contains 10 shadows and retails for 10 dollars. In complete honesty, not all the shadows are my favorite, some of the brown shades have little color pay off and are hard to blend. However, the three shades that are featured in the photo are my all time favorites and I’ve been using them almost every day. This palette is perfect for the upcoming fall, and great for anyone looking for an affordable matte palette.
I couldn’t for the life of me tell you what shade I have, it isn’t on the actual tube and the website is useless for color comparison. All I know is that it’s a very pretty pink shade that looks great by itself or layered over a lipstick. This has been living in my purse for most of the summer and I love it! The formula is a little thick and sticky so if you don’t like that, this product isn’t for you. My favorite part of this is the way it smells like straight up sugar, and the smell sticks around through the day which is a definite pro for me. This product is a high end product that retails for about 20 dollars, so it’s definitely not affordable. But if you do want a very nice, high quality lip gloss, I can highly recommend this one.
Here’s another product you might have seen in my five first impressions post, and my thoughts have not changed. I really do like this formula, though it is a little powdery, and the color choice is perfect for my skin tone. Both shades are very blendable and highly pigmented. It’s a great palette from the drugstore and it makes me want to try some other wet n wild stuff in the future. Do you guys have any recommendations for good products for that brand?
This product is my proof that sometimes hasty online purchases can work in your favor. I actually should have put this powder in last months favorites, but I felt like I needed to test it out for. Mostly, I use this product for baking my under eyes, but I also use it to set my whole face when I do minimal makeup, and it’s great for touch ups. It’s a lot less drying than the Maybelline one I talked about in my last post, and it didn’t break me out or irritate my skin at all when I first started using it. This is probably my favorite drugstore powder I own and I will absolutely repurchase.
This right here is probably my favorite summer skincare/ beauty product I own. I’m a swim coach, which means I spend up to three hours on a pool deck daily and I’m often in and out of the water. I found that this product is not quite waterproof, but at least a little water resistant. It eliminates redness and fills in pores, but doesn’t give a lot of coverage, perfect for the no makeup look. My skin always felt moisturized and healthy on the days that I used this. This is a high end product but it’s pretty old so i think it may have been reformulated, because I can’t find it anywhere online in a full size.
Organix Biotin and Collagen Oil Mist
Surprise! It’s not a makeup product! This is a hair product that has been doing great things for me for this past month. I have very short hair that doesn’t need a lot of attention so I usually stay away from all hair products. However, I’ve decided to grow my hair out, and I’ve found that it’s coming in curlier and thicker than when I cut it, so it needs some help. My hair naturally leans more toward the oily side, but this doesn’t make me feel oily at all, it’s completely weightless and smells like a vanilla cupcake. I had one or two tiny breakouts on my hairline when I first started using it but they went away within the first week so I really can’t complain. This is a great summer product for anyone whose hair is suffering from chlorine (me) or saltwater damage.
Well that’s all for today! Thanks for reading, it means a lot to me! Let me know in the comments what you thought and your opinion on any of these products!