Saturday, 31 August 2013

August Favourites!

It's the end of another month which means that it's time for another favourites post! :D It's crazy how fast the year is going and I really wish it would slow down but we're another month closer to Christmas which is probably my favourite time of the year :D I love all the shopping and the sales and the amazing gift sets that come out in the beauty sections of our department stores :)

August Favourites
This month has been really crazy for me in terms of making plans for next year (I graduate from uni at the end of this year) and just life in general but I did take the time out to focus on choosing my favourite makeup products for this month. There's no skincare in this months post as I'm trialling out some new stuff but keep an eye out for it next month :) (hint: I'm loving the Kiehl's creamy eye treatment with avocado!)

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in ethereal,
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer and
MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC20

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in ethereal:

I use the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder if I'm doing my makeup to go out at night or to go to an event as I don't really see a difference when I use this during the day but if I use this and I go to an event where the lightning is a bit dim, I feel like my face is just a bit.... brighter? It might just all be in my head but I really like using this when I don't really want to set my foundation with powder but I still want something on my face to get rid of that "sticky" foundation feel.

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer:

This is one of those primers that goes on liquidy and dries to a powderish finish. It makes it a lot easier for me to blend in my foundation and I also use a lot less foundation when I use this primer. I love that the slightly heavy glass-like packaging makes it feel really luxurious and a little primer goes a long way! I do have to powder my t-zone a little bit more often during the day though but I don't mind too much.

MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC20:

I've been using this on blemishes closer to my jawline as the skin there is slightly lighter than the rest of my face. I STILL don't understand why MAC skipped NC25 so I ended up getting NC20 and prayed that it would match. It's probably a tad too light but I just blend it out until it looks ok. I just love the little container it comes in and I can't wait until I finish it all up! I have this obsession over the little mac pots.

MAC lipstick in Flamingo:

I did a review here if you want to find out more about it but it's basically the perfect pink lipstick for me :) It's a really nice pale pink that doesn't wash me out or make me look like a clown.

Clarins Eclat Minute Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Rose:

Now to be honest, I've always thought of Clarins to be like an "old lady" brand and I've never been interested in it at all. I used to always walk past and never even give it a second thought as it just didn't appeal to me at all. I saw this lip gloss in a video on YouTube by Essie Button and I decided that I HAD to have it. It's an absolutely gorgeous, sheer pale pink lip gloss that feels really hydrating and just blends into my lips really well. The only thing I don't like about it is the spongey doe foot applicator which I think will get really gross over time so I always try to wipe all the excess off it when I'm done.

Left to right: MAC lipstick in Flamingo and Clarins Eclat Minute Instant
Light Natural Lip  Perfector in Rose swatches

If you have a blog, please link me if you've done an August favourites post :) I love reading them!

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  1. The Hourglass Veil Mineral primer is on its way to me! I can't wait to see how my skin/makeup reacts to it.

  2. Love your favs Jen Connor :)

  3. I want to try the MAC concealer now! Lovely faves.

  4. I've been seeing a lot on the clarins glosses! Very tempting!

  5. Great faves. That MAC lipstick in Flamingo looks stunning.



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