Hello. Thank you for stopping by. Today I wanted to share with you my August beauty favorites. As I was thinking about what items to pick from my beauty stash it occurred to me that I should pick out the items that I honestly used often this month. These items appealed to me as they sat on my vanity, and they were also items that I often reached for as I did my makeup nearly every morning . Yes, I wear makeup nearly everyday. It is a personal preference of mine. There’s just something about the way an even complexion, rosy cheeks and some color on the lips can instantly put you in a good mood. I feel ready for what the day brings when I feel I look my best. My picks for this month were all items I enjoyed using as evidenced by my makeup of the day posts on my instagram feed. Read on below for more details.
First up is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler palette. This palette has a range of beautiful colors. I love the beautiful mattes, shimmering neutrals, and bold metallics included. The colors are very complementary and apply smoothly after I prep my eyelids with primer. They blend very smoothly and perform well throughout the day. The colors I used most in this palette are Morrocco, Bellini and Fudge. I think this is perhaps my favorite palette release from the Anastasia Beverly Hills beauty line. I’ll be purchasing a back up of it soon.
I instantly fell in love with the new summer release from Marc Jacobs Beauty. The primer and foundation combo that I’ve been using frequently this month is the Marc Jacobs Remarcable Full Cover Foundation Concentrate in Golden Medium and the Under Cover Perfecting Coconut primer. The primer provides a boost of hydration and staying power, while the foundation provides lasting and flawless coverage all day. I recently purchased the Marc Jacobs Face III Buffing brush to apply the foundation with and it works like a dream! You can find my full review on both these products here.
Two of my go to lipstick colors this past month are Tom Ford’s Lip color Sheer in the color Skinny Dip from the Summer Soleil collection and Charlotte Tilbury’s Bitch Perfect Kissing Lipstick which is beautiful muted pink nude. Both colors have a slightly satin finish, and have been perfect to wear for summer, especially during the day and at the workplace. I have also been loving Charlotte Tilbury’s Filmstar Bronze and Glow for my contour and highlight this month. The texture is so soft and finely milled and delivers a natural finish during the day. For blush, I’ve been using my tried and true M.A.C. blush in the color Love Joy. It’s such a pretty luminous pink.
I’ve been using the Nars Audacious mascara in Black Moon nearly every single day since my purchase in early August. I love the way it immediately lengthens, lifts and delivers lash volume. You can read my full review of the mascara here.
For my everyday powder, I’ve been loving Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk compact. It’s worked well in not only setting my makeup but also in helping me to achieve a lightweight touch up through out the day. The texture is very finely milled and it’s as silky as its namesake. You can also read my full review of this latest offering from Giorgio Armani here.
For my skincare and body beauty favorites this month, I’ve been loving the La Mer Reparative Body lotion and L’Occitane’s Almond Oil Shower Oil. I love the way the oil transforms into a deliciously scented foam upon contact with water. I have gone through so many bottles of this product so perhaps it should be included in my favorites for every month. You know it’s really good when your boyfriend enjoys using it too! The La Mer body lotion is what I use after the shower and before heading to bed. I love the scent and how silky my skin feels after waking up. It relaxes me and prepares me for the day ahead.
What are some of your monthly favorites? Thank you for reading.