September Favorites 2015
I cannot believe it is already the end of September. I have completely my first entire month of college, I got in 2 car accidents (I'm fine), and my family adopted 3 chickens. September has been a month full of new things and a few very stressful events. I hope October stays calm and brings happiness! Here were my beauty favorites for the month of September:
Dr. Bronner's Hemp Rose Pure Castile Soap
I usually like the Peppermint scent but I wanted to try something new. The Hemp Rose smells so good and I use it for a ton of things. I'll use it as shampoo, body wash, face wash, hand soap and to wash my makeup brushes and beauty blender. It works so well to remove all the makeup from my brushes and leaves them smelling fresh and clean. The scent does not linger as much as the Peppermint does, and that is a small compliant of mine, but I have still been loving it this month.
The Balm Overshadow in No Money, No Honey
I have had this pigment for a while, but I do not usually reach for it. No Money, No Honey is a stunning shimmering light gold pigment. Lately, I have been loving it. I'll take my eyeshadow brush and get it damp with some MAC Fix+ and dip my brush into the pigment. The MAC Fix+ is to help pick up a lot of color and make the pigment show up more even and bright. I like wearing this all over my lid with a soft brown matte eyeshadow in the crease. Another way I have been liking this product is as a face highlight. I'll dust this over my cheekbones and use any extra product on my brush for my nose, chin, and forehead. It's gives a very strong and shimmery glow, a I love that look.
MAC Sculpting Powder in Shadester
I love the convince of this product and how you can go super dark or natural with it. Sometimes it can get annoying having to use only one shade from a whole contour palette, so I love that this is an individual contour powder. I think it is the perfect tone, not too warm but not too cool. It might look a little dark, but as long as you use a light hand with it, it works great as a contour powder.
NYX HD Concealer
No, this has not replaced my Urban Decay Naked Concealer. I've just been reaching for the NYX HD Concealer a lot for school mornings because it's inexpensive, gives decent coverage and is easy to blend. I would rather use a drugstore concealer on school days than using my expensive concealer because I don't want to waste it. This does crease easily, so I definitely make sure I set it. Overall though, I have been really enjoying this concealer for quick school makeup. Here is a link to My Favorite NYX Products.
ColourPop Blush in Prenup with ELF Small Stippling Brush
This is the only ColourPop Blush I own, and I think I need to buy the entire collection. It's such a versatile blush, in my opinion. Not only in the color, but in the texture also. I usually stick with cream blushes when I am doing minimal makeup and powder blushes when I am doing a full face, but this blush I can pull off with both looks! It is creamy and light enough for minimal wear, but buildable and pigmented enough for a full face. I love that it "dries" to a powder finish but still gives a fresh glow. My favorite way to apply this product is with the ELF Small Stipple Brush because it picks up a good amount of product and distributes it evenly across the cheeks.
Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick in Nude Nuance
Oh my goodness this is the best nude for anyone with tan skin. I don't like wearing nudes because I don't love the look of my lips being the same color as my skin, but Nude Nuance is a little deeper than my skin tone so it's the perfect nude shade. I love the Maybelline Cream Matte formula. It truly is a creamy matte and it is so comfortable and pigmented on the lips. Nude Nuance is definitely one of my new favorite lipsticks. This lipstick was also featured in My Throw-In-My-Bag and Go Lipsticks.
ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadow in Nillionaire
This is such a beautiful color. Whenever I wear it I cannot stop looking at it. It's a beautiful bronze shade with gold and multi-glitter sparkle in it. Since the formula is super creamy and bouncy, the glitter and shimmer stay intact when you apply the shadow, which is one of the reasons why I love this shade so much. If it was a powder, I know the gold glitter would just fall everywhere. I like to apply this shade all over my lid with my finger and then blend it out in my crease with a blending brush. It might be the most stunning eyeshadow in my entire collection. I seriously love it so much and it's only $5.
SOHO Naturals Powder Brush
This Powder Brush came in a 9 piece set that I bought at TJ Maxx. This brush quickly became my favorite from the entire set and I use it everyday. I use it to powder my entire face, under the eyes and even blend out my contour if it looks to harsh. The brush is so soft and feels very professional. It holds up super nicely when I wash it also, which is a plus. Since the brush is flat, I also find it great to sharpen and clean up underneath my contour with a lighter powder. The brush performs a lot of different ways and I love it. Here is my review on the entire SOHO Naturals 9-Piece Brush Set.
What was your favorite part of September?