Now for my October favorites! This month was a bit confusing because the weather was all over the place, but luckily I found a few dependable products to get me through.
Revlon Colorstay Foundation
I’ve needed a bit more coverage this month, and I’m glad I finally picked up this foundation! A little goes a long way with this foundation, and I feel like it gives a really nice, even coverage. I haven’t even had problems with dry spots around my nose like I usually do with foundations, which is awesome. It dries very fast, so I’ve been dipping a q-tip in to get some product, closing the bottle, and then dabbing it on and buffing it in with a brush. That’s been working really well for me so far, so if you’re having trouble using this foundation, I suggest trying that.
Tarte Amazonian Clay 24-hr blush in Flush
I’ve been reaching for this blush as the weather’s gotten colder because it gives my cheeks a nice natural flush that lasts ALL day. Since the color is so dark in the pan, I have to be really careful with it as I put it on. It’s amazing how much color you can get with so little product! I can’t imagine even making a dent in this thing, let alone ever use it up. You can see in the photo that it looks brand new, and I’ve had it almost a year. I really want to try a less purple-toned shade in the future, so I think I’ll be checking out Tarte’s holiday sets 🙂
Laura Geller Balance ‘n Brighten in Medium
I snagged this from Hautelook in August, and I’ve been using it over my foundations to even out my skin’s tone and texture, and to give my skin a nice finish. I like that it adds a little bit of coverage, too. It was great on top of BB creams and lighter foundations in the warmer weather for that as well. I don’t think it does too much on its own, but I have some redness and unevenness that takes more than a powder foundation to cover.
Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara
I’ve been a little ambivalent about this mascara, but the more I’ve used it, the more impressed I’ve been! This really does lengthen the lashes well, and I feel like it holds my curl longer than some other mascaras I have. My one problem is that if I smudge it, it dries before I can rub it off, so I have to be really careful when I put it on.
Brow combo: Urban Decay Brow Box in Honey Pot, Anastasia Brow Whiz in Soft Brown
I mentioned using these together in my last monthly favorites post, and I’ve used these together every day since! The brow whiz is perfect for filling in where my brows are sparse and giving a really clean shape to them, and the powder evens out the color and sets it. Perfect combo!
Milani Lipstick in Naturally Chic
This is a great lipstick when I’m running out the door and need to throw something on. The scent of this lipstick is an instant pick-me-up! This shade is super close to my lip color, so I know it will go with everything. It lasts a really long time for a neutral lipstick, since it doesn’t stain or anything. It seems to set semi-matte, so I usually have to apply some lip balm after a couple hours.
Ecotools Powder Brush
I’ve had this brush for years, long enough to need to retire it, but I can’t seem to find a replacement! I just love the size of this brush. I’ve been taking it as my only powder brush when I’m packing a makeup bag for going out or staying elsewhere for a night, and it’s perfect for setting powder, blush, and bronzer. You can see in the photo that it’s tapered and narrow when it’s turned sideways, so I can easily get a good contour with it, and the wide side is perfect for blush and all-over powder. I can’t imagine not having this brush around!
Thanks for reading! Until next time…