Wednesday, September 1, 2010

August Favorites: Makeup/Beauty Products

I cannot believe that today is September 1st!! As I've said before I am slightly obsessed with makeup, and although I will always be a devoted MAC customer, I have tried a few things lately from other brands that I have really come to love, so of course I had to share it with you guys! So here are some of my recent finds that I love and highly recommend!

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Halfbaked
OMG. Seriously I am in love with this eyeshadow. The pigment is amazing and it looks beautiful for any eye color. This shadow is also featured in the very popular, sold out everywhere, I need one ASAP, Naked palette, but I got the full size of it because it is that pretty. I have never tried Urban Decay shadows, but they are very similar to MAC and I love them. I definitely plan on adding more of their shadows to my collection.

MAC primer

For the last year I have been using Smashbox photo finish primer but it tends to be a bit oily which I do not like. So last time I was at the MAC counter I decided to try their primer and I love it!! It makes your makeup go on smoother and stay on longer and who doesn't want that?!

tarte lash hugger mascara

This mascara is one of the best I have tried. It will not clump, if you put 20 coats, which I probably do sometimes, it still will not clump. It makes your lashes look long and gorgeous plus it is Ecco friendly! Bonus! (get it, tree hugger, lash hugger)

Chanel Peach Bikini lip gloss

Shiny not sticky, and such a pretty shade of peachy pink.

EOS Lip balm

It's organic, smells great, goes on smooth and you don't have to get it on your finger. And it comes in 4 different flavors. Awesome.

MAC mineralize eye shadow trio in Making It Easy

Who doesn't love a trio? Literally you have a lid, crease and highlight color all in one pot.

Clean fragrance mini roller ball set

This mini set comes with 3 roller balls in the original scent, provence and simply soap. These are perfect to keep in your purse. They are all very clean non offensive scents that you can put on just to freshen up without smelling like you took a bath in perfume. Simply soap is my favorite of the 3 but they all smell really nice.

**I purchased all of these products except for MAC ones at Ulta

I'd love to know if you have tried any of these and what your thoughts are!


  1. hey~ i am a new follower and i love your blog! I have tried some of those products and feel that I am about to try EOS lip balm (possibly get my sis one as well). thanks for sharing!

  2. thanks for this post. i am completely devoted to mac, so it was great to see what another mac lover likes! :) i looooove mascara so i will check out the tarte!

  3. Hi! I'm a new follower, and I love makeup so I certainly enjoyed this post. Out of curiosity, what foundation do you use? My favorite just got discontinued, so I'm looking for something pretty light and sheer. Thanks!

  4. Meghan- Thank you for following! You will love the EOS lip balm! They are a great conversation piece too, when you pull it out to use everyone wants to know what it is!

    Christina- I hope you like the tarte mascara! I am a lover as well! Lancome Hypnose Drama is my #1 fav!!

    Aevalsidhe- Thank you for following!! For foundation I use MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW25. If you are nto looking for a lot of coverage I would recommend MAC Face and Body Foundation, it is water based and provides a more natural coverage. Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer is a great option as well, again depending on the coverage you want. I hope that helped!!