I’m here yet again with all the things I loved this month. I can’t believe it’s the last day, as I’m writing this post, of October! Did anybody else think this month went by quick? Did any of you raise your hand or nod? I thought so!
Okay, okay. I will stop going on about nonsense. Here are all the beauty/skincare products I loved using during October.
Real Techniques Blend + Blur Oval Foundation Brush: This is my first oval brush and boy am I glad I chose this brand’s brush to be the first in my collection. After using this brush, I now see why people love using oval makeup brushes. This brush gave me the most flawless application of foundation. It just smoothed everything over and made my complexion look better than ever. I will say, though, that I haven’t found the best way to hold it in my hand. So far, the way I’ve been holding it has given me a cramp in my hand. But that’s not the fault of the product; more so user error. I definitely would like to add more of these to my collection.
Hourglass VEIL Mineral Primer: I received this in a Sephora PLAY! box, so naturally there is already a ‘First Impressions’ of this product. I can firmly say that I still love it. Besides the Smashbox primers I’ve used, this is one of the primer products that have convinced me that primers are necessity.
L’Oreal Infallible Pro Glow Foundation in 209 Caramel Beige (My summer shade) & 201 Classic Ivory (My winter shade): I think this foundation will always be my favorite. Perhaps even my holy grail foundation. I’m pretty sure I did a review of this foundation already, so I won’t bore you with how much I love this product.
No7 City Light Tinted Moisturizer in Medium: For some reason, I had the urge to start wearing tinted moisturizer. This is when this little product came into my collection. I basically bought this moisturizer because I needed an in-between shade to wear when my self-tanner was fading. Since, I stopped applying my self-tanner to my face this was the perfect alternative to at least make my face skin look the same as my neck.
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion: This too has been in a favorites post. It is also a rediscovery. For some reason, my skin has been acting up so I decided to buy a new bottle of this wonderful, wonderful concoction to take care of those pesky blemishes. Until I applied this to my skin for the first time in I don’t know how long, I had forgot how much I love this skincare product. I also forgot how well it works. I could tell you how it works and how well, but really you need to see it for yourself on your own skin. Go out and get you some of this stuff and you will see.
St. Moriz Self-Tanning Mousse in Medium: Now, I don’t typically wear self-tanner during the fall and winter seasons but I made an exception this year. Let’s just say, I got a bit obsessed with self-tanner this year. I guess this comes down to not wanting to look like a ghost all summer. The only reason I wore it this month and way into fall is because I had a little event, my 10 year high school reunion, to look semi-alive for. Turns out, it rained that whole day so I was covered up. Oh well! This self-tanner isn’t as good as my all-time favorite, and possible holy grail self-tanner, Loving Tan but it did the job. Plus, it was easier to get and less expensive.
ColourPop Super Shock Shadows in Donna (the green shade) & To-A-T (the brown shade): These shadows are also a rediscovery in my collection. When ColourPop was all the rage, not that it isn’t still, I jumped on the bandwagon and purchased a ton of these little guys. Turns out, I lost interest soon after. Until now. These two shadows work great together, along with the Maybelline one I talk about below. To-A-T is a great matte brown that works well in the crease and as a transition shade. At least that’s how I’ve been using it. Okay, let’s take a step back and I will tell you how I use these three together. I add Bad to the Bronze all over my lid, then I add To-A-T to my crease to warm up the look, and finally I add Donna (sparkly green shade & unfortunately no longer available) to my outer corner and lower lash line. Now, this look is probably a little too intense for the everyday look but I think if you really work at it you could make it less intense.
Benefit Hoola Lite Bronzer: Now, I am a fan of the original Hoola but it tends to be a little too dark for me in the winter. So, here comes my new favorite Hoola Lite. I’m not the greatest at makeup in general, but especially with bronzing. Hoola Lite is the perfect bronzer for me because it is so light that you can’t really tell that I suck at bronzing. It also gives a great wash of color to warm up my skin. Great for the drab days of winter. Wow! I said ‘Hoola’ a lot in this little blurb.
Benefit Blush in Dandelion: Actually, Benefit calls this a finishing powder but really it’s just a blush. It’s a beautiful light pink shade and does give a nice wash of color and livens up the complexion. I like to build it up to make my cheeks look really rosy, plus blush always tends to be the first thing that fades on my skin. I also like to add it to my eyelids on those days I don’t wear a lot of makeup. You might be thinking that it doesn’t do a whole lot, but it does make a difference.
My new hair color (Rose Gold Balayage): At this point, I’m actually kind of bored with this hair color. It was great for the majority of the month, but I’m ready for a new color. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the color but I’m the kind of person who gets bored easily with things like this. As you can see in the picture, it’s this beautiful pumpkin, pink shade. Actually, the picture doesn’t really do it justice.
Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in 25 Bad to the Bronze: This has actually been a favorite of mine before. In fact, I’m sure I included it in a past favorites post. The last one I had dried out, so I decided to buy a new one and haven’t been able to stop using it since. Isn’t it great when you rediscover the beauty products you loved? I think so. This is the perfect all-over shadow, which is great for those ‘no-makeup’ makeup days. As you can see, it’s this bronze, brown shade but it’s not too intense. You can either use it as a sheer wash of color on your lids or build it up to be more dramatic. I tend to do something in between.
What were you loving during the month of October? I would love to hear from you either in the comments below or on any of my social medias. Remember, you can follow me on Twitter (JessLynn207), Instagram (jesslynn208), Facebook (JessLynn2087), or Bloglovin’ (jessicajacobs78). Also, I am posting things on Pinterest (jesslynn2087) & Indi (jesslynn). Hope to see you there!
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