I didn’t do a favourites last month because I hadn’t had the money to try anything new or the time to indulge myself in a new book or shopping spree. This month, however, has fortunately been much different. I kicked it off with a brand new hairstyle, splashed out on a new coat for fall and then spent rather a lot of money on make-up I probably don’t need. So here it is, my favourites from August.
1. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
Since I posted my “I love it, but it’s not for me” review in the early days of August, Sheer Glow has really won me over. Yes, it’s still a little dry on my forehead and occasionally around the nose on not so good skin days, but it’s got really great coverage and the staying power is amazing! It’s hands down the best foundation I’ve ever used.
2. Maybelline 24 Hour Colour Tattoo – Metallic Pomegranate
These mousse eyeshadows have been the base for my eyeshadow for pretty much most of this year, I even used ‘On and On Bronze’ in my Golden Goddess makeup look last week. However, Metallic pomegranate has been my staple this month. It’s a pink-toned burgundy colour which is perfect now that the weather is getting colder, in England anyway.
3. Barry M Dazzle Dusts – Tan (39) and Bronze (44)
Up until recently I was guilty of avoiding Barry M counters altogether unless it was to pick up a new nail polish, you know I love their Daylight Curing range. I’m definitely a glitter person, especially when it comes to my eye makeup. When I noticed that my first love, the dazzle dusts’, were still a thing I had to make a cheeky purchase. I picked up ‘Bronze’ first, a beautiful gold colour and have since been back to pick up ‘Tan’ a subtle, pale pink. Venus and Aphrodite are on my hit list next.
4. Real Techniques Buffing Brush
I have a lot of Real Techniques brushes but this one from the core collection is my all time favourite. I use it to apply my foundation, I love the smooth, flawless way it blends. I’m not one for being able to tell I’m wearing anything on my face apart from my eyes so the way this adequately named brush buffs the product in is perfect.
5. Hair Clips
I’m a hair slide sort of person, I pretty much always have at least two, if not 2 billion in my hair on a day to day basis. However, I’ve been loving the french braid style lately to tie away loose ends and hair slides just aren’t strong enough. I picked up some hair clips for the first time since primary school and I’d honestly forgotten how great they are!
6. Ditching the cat eye
For the first time in what feels like forever, I left the house without my staple cat eye flicks and to my astonishment I actually quite liked the way it looked. It was an “I don’t have time to do my make-up, splash on some concealer and mascara and go” type of day. And I got so many compliments about how fresh faced I looked. I may make this a more permanent thing, I’m not promising anything, though, I do love they cat eye!