October 2012 Favorites
Wow... this feels like strange territory! It has been so long since I did a Favorites post... Like June or maybe even further back. I have been sort of uninspired recently to do favorites because
sometimes most of the time it ends up being a lot of the products that I reviewed that month and I hate to reiterate the same points. This month's favorites was all about rediscoveries! I took these photos with my iPhone because my camera's battery died RIGHT as I went to snap the first picture! Ready?
For starters I want to mention the color products. The MAC quad was made by me. I haven't been using my MAC eyeshadows much in the last year but they were calling to me. My all time favorite eyeshadow in the WORLD is Sable and it is the top left. The other three are Naked Lunch (top right), Smut (bottom left) and Shore Leave which is limited edition from years ago (bottom right). This combo is GORGEOUS and I accidentally put them together. I knew I wanted to use the top two in a look together and recently Shore leave has been my GO TO inner corner highlight. Smut is always a favorite for the outer v and there you have it... History was made! Favorite custom MAC quad!
A MAC blush that I have always lusted after is Fleur Power. I acquired it in a swap at the beginning of the month and fell head over heels for it. It has been on my cheeks for the majority of the month. I love it. Pretty bright pink with a TOUCH of coral. I am pregnant but every time I wear this people tell me I am radiant. I know it is the blush!!!
I am also loving the Jurlique Citrus Purifying Mist. I use it after cleansing to give me a nice hydrated feeling. It smells wonderful and feels amazing on the skin. A definite favorite from the Jurlique skincare line I am testing and will post about soon.
Billion Dollar Brows automatic pencil is amazing. I have been using it non-stop since I purchased it. Seriously--no other product has touched my brows since I opened it's package. I reviewed it previously here.
NARS Eyeshadow Base has been a favorite this month. My hormones have my eyelids going nuts. Bases that have never allowed creasing (on me) before aren't working now. I went through a few different ones and reached for this trusty base and it actually is working. Thank the lord! I haven't given it a full on review yet but here is the haul post that I did when I received it a year and a half ago! WOW, right?
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer in 2-Light has been my most reached for concealer. I always love it but recently I have been relying on it and it alone to perfect my complexion. I have tried not to use any foundation because my face has cleared up a great deal and this has really done the trick. I need to get a new one pretty soon. It is about tapped.
I just recently reviewed the Laura Mercier Deluxe Travel Brush Collection and two of my favorite brushes this month came from it. The Blush Brush is absolute perfection. I haven't ever used a paddle shaped blush brush before but it is really great for precision--which I need sometimes because I have big ole cheeks! When I smile you can see I actually have pretty nice cheek bones but the precision of blush application really helps that stand out. The other standout brush in this set is the dual-ended Smudge/Flat Eye Liner brush. These are both full size brushes, they are just dual ended. The eyeliner brush comes to a perfect thin point and I like that it isn't angled. The Smudge side is the real standout though. I apply inner corner highlight, eyeshadow on the lower lash line AND smudge my eyeliner with it. It is amazing.
What are your October 2012 Favorites? Do any of our favorites match? Let me know in the comments below! Also let me know if you would like me to do monthly favorites consistently like I used to! I enjoy doing them but I sort of stopped at the risk of sounding redundant!
*Some of the products mentioned in this post were provided for editorial consideration. In no way is this post sponsored. All opinions are completely my own.