"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
- Alice in Wonderland
Hello, beauties! Can you believe tomorrow is September?! This month has been a busy one - good busy! I found myself reaching for my typical staples: my Covergirl & Revlon foundation mix, MUG eyeshadows, nude lips... But there are a few favorites I wanted to share with you! Let us know your August Favorites in the comment section below!
We'll start with my one skin care favorite:
Tea Tree Oil. I use this daily! My skin has been on a rampage this month and Tea Tree Oil is always a lifesaver. In the mornings I use it as a toner (always dilute with water!) and I also use it as a spot treatment for breakouts.
Tea tree oil can be used for tons of different things but it is a perfect alternative to chemical/harsh treatments for acne. It's antiseptic, anti-microbial and an anti-inflammatory.
I haven't found a favorite brand yet, this one I picked up at a random vitamin store.. I believe it was around $8.
Along with the tea tree oil for my breakouts, It Cosmetic's Bye Bye Redness has been a huge help..
It comes in only one shade and it's very thick so you need just a tiny amount. I do think this breaks me out so I try not to use it all the time but on bad skin days, I grab this before anything else.
MAC's Rosy Outlook, Cantaloupe & Melba:
I'll just post the pans & swatches here, check out my most recent MAC haul for more info on these!
MAC blush pan refills are $17-$19.
Loreal's Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara:
This mascara is wonderful and the brush is fantastic. It's not too wet but not overly dry, it doesn't smudge or flake off. I use this on both my upper and lower lashes, the brush gets deep into the lashes and it's small enough to get right in those lower ones and coats them really well.
There is a few versions of the telescopic mascaras, this is the first I've tried and I definitely want to try the others!
Loreal's Telescopic Mascara is around $7-8 at the drugstore.
NYX's Wonder Pencil in Light:
This is a multi-purpose pencil for concealing, lining or brightening. You can use this on your waterline for that beautiful but natural brightening effect to the eyes, as a spot concealer or what I love to use it for, cleaning up your lip-line after applying darker lipsticks!
It's very creamy and easy to apply, pretty long lasting as well. I'm not a huge fan of using concealer for my lips or brows so I always grab this to ensure my lipstick is on perfectly and to clean up the edges.
Urban Decay's All Nighter Setting Spray:
I ran out of my ELF setting spray (absolutely LOVE that - pretty much a drugstore version of this) so I randomly found this in my makeup kit and decided to fill up this travel size and replace it with the bigger bottle in my kit. I leave this travel size on my vanity and set my makeup with it every day. As I said above, there is absolutely a drugstore version but I do love this and it works. Setting sprays are essential on those hot summer days!
I have been LOVING my Sigma brushes. Here are three of my favorites..
Sigma's Tapered Kabuki F86:
Sigma's Tapered Highlighter F35:
The Tapered Highlighter is amazing for applying highlighters to your cheekbones and any other areas you want to highlight. This is so soft! I also love how quickly this dries whenever I'm washing my brushes.
Sigma's Tapered Blending E40:
So there are my August Favorites! Let us know yours in the comments below!!
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