Most of the time, I start these posts with an exclamation of how quickly the month went by, but in this case, I feel like August dragged on forever, probably in part due to the fact that I had strep throat for a third of it. Boo. I’m really looking forward to September – it’s the fashion industry’s new year, and I just love autumn. Anyways, I managed to scrounge up a few things that I’ve been loving this month:
First and foremost, the Tom Ford lipstick in Slander (LE, from Holiday 2012). I reviewed this already, but long story short, I found this at a cosmetics outlet, and I’ve been loving it this month. It’s a bright, pink based red with a slight sheen. It has the most amazing staying power, a formula that cannot be beat, and bonus: I get heaps of compliments every time I wear it!
I bought Milani’s Baked Blush ($8.50) in Luminoso a few months ago, but I haven’t really loved it until now. It’s all over the blogosphere, so I won’t say much about it, but it is peach-based, with a subtle shimmer, and it has just the right amount of pigmentation. It manages to function as a blush, bronzer, and highlight all in one, which is perfect for rushed mornings (aka my every morning).
Earlier this month, my Sephora gave me a handful of samples of the Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Invisible Skin Fusion Foundation ($61) in 02 Beige Clair, and I’ve been using it all month! I typically apply it with my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush for a medium coverage finish. It has a skin-like texture, and it doesn’t transfer or get oily-looking during the day. I never even know I have it on, which is a hard-to-find must-have for foundations I buy. I’ll definitely be purchasing the full size.
I also rediscovered my love for the Clinique High Impact Mascara ($16.50). It has a big, soft brush that makes application super easy, and it gets every single little lash without ever clumping. I have almond-shaped eyes, so I’m a big fan of the winged-out mascara look, and this mascara makes that effortless. The “extreme volume” version is on my to-try list as well!
And last but not least, I picked up that pretty sparkly necklace at a random wholesale store near my office, and I’ve been wearing it with everything from a chiffon dress to a chambray shirt. Everyone can use a little sparkle in their wardrobe now and again.
What have you been loving this month?