My Loves of September

I know, I know! It’s been awhile since I last posted. There is no real excuse other than I’ve been pretty busy and I have just been feeling really uninspired. Still feeling pretty uninspired, so if you have any tips or ideas for me let me know down in the comments below (or on any of my social medias).

Anywho, you not here to listen or, rather read, to me rant. I’d like to share with you what I was loving throughout the month of September. There wasn’t a lot because I wasn’t trying a lot of new things or even doing my makeup that much.

 

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light-This stuff is so pretty on the skin. However, I wore it on my natural skin tone and it didn’t work so well. It has an orangey undertone which looks really stark on my paler skin. My favorite part of this bronzer is the little bit of sparkle it brings to my complexion. It almost acts like a highlighter. I guess that’s why they call it a bronzing light powder.

 

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Paaarty-This blush, I think, would be pretty on all skin tones. It’s the perfect fall shade of blush. So as soon as it FINALLY turned to fall where I live, I took this bad boy out. I used to be the one that piled on the blush, and sometimes I still do. What I like about this blush is that it’s subtle. You can definitely build it up, but I don’t think I would. I like that light wash of color on my cheeks, especially on those “no makeup” makeup days.

 

IMG_2836[1]REN Flash Defence Anti-Pollution Spray-I have been using this spray as a makeup setter. It’s definitely not made for that, but I believe in using products for multiple uses. I like how fine the spray is and how light it feels on my skin. Some of the makeup setting sprays out there shoot out at you and leave those horrible white marks on your freshly done makeup. Not a good look! Or the spray just feels too heavy for the everyday makeup look. I wanted something in between. This was the one. It is actually meant to just keep your skin feeling fresh in the middle of the day and to protect it from those nasty environmental pollutants. But, I don’t care. I like using it for multiple uses.

 

IMG_2835[1]Kenra Volume Dry Shampoo-I have tried many a dry shampoo. All have left that horrible white residue on my hair. This Kenra Dry Shampoo has been the first one that hasn’t done this. Yes, it’s a high end hair care brand but I’m okay with spending the $17. It gives me all the results I’m looking for; no residue, volume, & it smells amazing!

 

*Mikasa F200 Duo Fiber Brush-I’m adding this to my loves, but with some caveats. Even though this has been my favorite brush to apply bronzer, it has it’s flaws. The bristles fall out! If I’m going to spend quite a bit of money on a new makeup brush, I want it to stay in one piece. I have a couple other duo fiber brushes in my collection and these have stood the test of time. They were also less expensive. That being said, this brush does a great job at applying bronzer. I just use it to sweep it on my cheek bones and forehead and I’m out the door.

 

MAC Satin Lipstick in A17 Brave-This was the only, for the most part, lipstick I wore throughout September. It is my perfect pinky nude shade. It’s also very special to me because it’s the first MAC lipstick I’ve owned since I was about 11 or 12. Like I said, I wore this with almost every makeup look I did. It goes with everything!

 

e.l.f. Small Stippling Brush-I had mentioned above that I had better duo fiber brushes that were inexpensive. Well, this is one of them. This has held up to usage and washes without losing any of the bristles. Now, you tell me why a more expensive brush line that supposedly uses more higher end materials to make their brushes can’t hold a flame to a drugstore brand like e.l.f. Anyway, this brush has been great to apply my blush. It’s the perfect size for the apples of my cheek and up the cheek bone.

 

There wasn’t a whole lot of beauty I was loving throughout September, but I did manage to get a few out there. Let me know what you were loving throughout September. I’d love to hear from you.

 

Thanks for reading!

 

Jess xx

 

*Disclaimer-Mikasa Beauty reached out to me and asked if I’d like to try out some of their brushes. That being said, I did purchase this brush with my own money. The opinions I have expressed are all my own.

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