Saturday, October 17, 2009

My Sept/Oct. Monthly Beauty Favorites!

1) Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes - I have raved about these before.. and I included these in my favorites because I didn't have them for a week and I was LOST. Nothing was removing my makeup as good as these. These are definitely something I always need to have on hand. Nothing compares!
2) Wet n Wild Creme Liner - At $3.99, this stuff is amazing! I've been using it for a liner every day for around 2 weeks. I haven't noticed any fading or crumbling. I think the consistency is a little smoother than MAC Fluidline. I think this is an awesome dupe and worth a try. The brush that comes with it is useless though. I used it and It was like putting straw to your eye lid. It was so coarse it made my eyes water.

3) ELF Studio Blush Brush - Ever since I purchased this, I haven't used anything else. I always liked large fluffy blush brushes.. so I was skeptical if I was going to like it, but this is the size a proper blush brush should be.. so you're applying it to the apples of your cheeks, not your whole cheek. I use it for powdering under my eyes as well since it comes to a point, you can get close to little areas.
4) ELF Studio Powder Brush - Love this brush for everything! I usually use it for my bronzer though. It works awesome for bronzer, blush, powder and foundation.
5) Bed Head After Party - I just purchased this maybe a week ago. Its a product I always wanted to buy, but reluctant because of the price. At ULTA, I think I paid $18.50. Its around the same price at Target and Walgreen's. It makes my hair feel so light and it definitely makes it more shiny and tames my frizzies I get from the flat iron. Love it!
6) GVP Concentrated Leave in Treatment - I use this every time I wash my hair. I love the smell of it. It's hard to tell if a leave in conditioner has helped your hair, but my hair definitely looks healthier than it use to. I don't know if this has been working.. but I always use it and will repurchase.
7) MAC Blot Powder - I already have a dip in this.. its one of my favorite products and I've been using it every day of October. :)
8) Revlon Nude Attitude Lipstick - I've been wearing this every day.. the perfect nude.
9) NYX Smokey Look Megashine Lip Gloss - I've been wearing this every day as well, paired with Revlon Nude Attitude. It's such a pretty color combo. I already purchased a back up tube of this.
10) MAKE UP FOREVER HD Primer - I got two samples from Sephora and I LOVE this primer. I'm not a primer person.. I think a moisturizer works just the same.. but for some reason, I'm really buying into this primer. The consistency is almost like liquid hand soap, and it makes my face the perfect canvas for my foundation. I just may purchase the full size.
11) MAC Sunbasque Blush - This blush hasn't been getting any love lately because I've been so into my pink blushes.. but I pulled this out of the drawer, and was reminded how much I love it! It is the perfect color for the fall and goes so well with my skin tone.
12) Urban Decay Sin Eyeshadow - It's such a pretty frosty tan with a hint of white and pink. I've been using it in the corner of my eyes to brighten my eyes.
13) Biotin - I just started taking these for the health of my hair and nails. My nails are growing quick and they are so hard. They don't bend of break. I'm looking forward to seeing how this stuff works on my hair after daily use.
14) MAC Light over Dark Blush - I've been alternating this with Sunbasque. This is def. a favorite of mine.. as seen in previous posts.
15) MAKE UP FOREVER Lift Concealer - This stuff works wonders ;)


  1. I want Sunbasque but it seems really close to my Eversun so I've been waiting to purchase it. I've also been wanting to switch over to MUFE HD primer once my SMASHBOX primer is finished. I've heard a lot of good things about MUFE primers.

    Beware of the Biotin. I guess if you take too high of a dosage it can make you break out big time. I was about to buy this and then read a bunch of reviews on it saying that it's horrible for your skin (even though it's suppose to help skin, nails, hair!) Let me know how it works out for you because I'm still considering buying it... I have such brittle nails.

  2. the wet and wild liners are AMAZING! I stopped using my Bobbi gel liner for that. They're just so creamy!

    I've never tried MAC blot powder,I think i'm gonna give it a go :)

  3. oh I totally forgot about sunbasque! I used to wear it all the time! hmm gonna have to go check those wetnwild liners now, thanks for the rec!

  4. great favorites! I am so sorry about your hair!!!! thats terrible!
    oh, and I also love the elf brushes you chose and the smokey look gloss, its one of my faves too!

  5. i totally agree with u on chicago weather im hating the rain the past few days and the cold wind!

    also i was wondering whats a good bronzer that u recommend for fall and winter..the one i have somehow makes me look dirty =/

  6. Sunbasque looks gorgeous:) it reminds me of L'Oreal H.I.P's Bronzer in Glowing. I'm waiting to try POP's Bronzer in Beach Babe i heard on MUA that its good stuff. I ordered it. So i'm all excited:P

  7. I love After Party! When I wear my hair straight it's my go-to product!!! LOVE the stuff!!! I love to see ppl's reaction when I whip it out in public lol...I didn't even think it looked like anything like the male genitalia until i took it out in public and a girl was like...ammm, Charlene what is that!?!? LOL
    And isn't Nude Attitude just the perfect nude? I love it too!! Dang, I knew i shud've gotten the wet n wild liner when i saw it :( aahh well...will try to get it on the next trip!!