Another month has gone by and I was recently reminded that I hadn’t posted a favorites entry of any kind in quite some time. But, this isn’t unusual for me since I tend to stick with what I like for extended periods of time before boredom kicks in. Also, during the summer months I found myself in somewhat of a makeup rut when I had to deal with two weeks worth of bad/broken out skin! However, I’m over my slump and I’m back on the makeup bandwagon — so have no fear! My favorites this month consist of a small, humble stash with no new products. But they have been proven worthy and I recommend all of them.
Dior Rosy Glow Healthy Glow Awakening Blush
I re-discovered this blush during a “shop my stash” kind of moment, and I’m so happy that I did because I’ve been using it non-stop as of late. It’s a blush that “effortlessly recreates a natural, flushed look on the cheeks.” As a universal shade, “the unique formula adjusts to your skin’s natural chemistry to create a customized look,” and is flattering on all skintones. The texture is ultra-fine, the subtle “irresistible rose fragrance offer a moment of pure indulgence with each application.” It’s natural, pretty, and gives you the perfect flushed tone without looking like too much.
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer
Normally, I don’t bother with under eye products — let alone concealer. The Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer has been my life-saver this month because it’s just really helped to erase the appearance of dark circles and fine lines, while visibly diminishing the appearance of puffiness around the eyes. I just dab a few dots under my eyes and blend with my finger. It instantly awakens my overall look and helps to make me look put-together naturally.
Dior Addict Lip Glow
The Dior Addict Lip Glow is the sister product of the Rosy Glow Healthy Glow Awakening Blush I mentioned earlier. As a “sheer balm that enhances your natural lip color while moisturizing and protecting the skin,” this is like a super lip balm on steroids! “Formulated with color reviver technology, this silky lipstick reacts with the chemistry of your lips to create a special shade that will last all day.” It adjust to you and gives a soft, pinky glow that neither sticky or too glossy. It’s perfectly natural but doesn’t look like you’re wearing any lipstick either. Seriously, the best of both worlds here — and, perfect for when you’re running late and you need something to perk up your lips.
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
The Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara sounds like a gimmicky product and totally unnecessary — but you totally need it in your life, surprisingly. Sure, you can just apply your regular mascara of choice on the bottom lashes — but, for me, it almost always smudges no matter what the formula is. “This mascara’s brush was engineered to grasp even the tiniest of bottom lashes; its expert formula resists pesky smears.” Its brush is teeny tiny and coats the bottom lashes perfectly with no flaking or smudging.
3 Concept Eyes Back to Baby BB
This my favorite BB cream as of late. 3CE is a Korean brand and you can order this on eBay if you’re interested. Seriously — the best, it applies lightweight, is dewy, doesn’t get oily, and conceals pores and imperfections instantly. What more can you ask for??
What are your favorites?