Hello Beautiful people!
I hope you all had an exceptional weekend and a safe and fun Halloween!
My sister threw a Halloween party so Carmen and I went dressed up as Sully and Boo from monsters INC, we had a lot of fun and I’m still trying to finish off the left over candy! What did you guys dress up as?
I don’t know about you guys but when the weather gets chillier I have a tendency to switch up some of my products that are a little more full coverage and matte as opposed to the dewy and sheer finishes that are so beautiful in the warmer months.
I think it’s because the colder months are full of comfort food, sweet treats and lots of apple cider and hot chocolate which is not great for your skin! And of course the holidays are a great time to play with your make up looks and wear a little bit more than you normally would!
My first favourite is the boi-ing concealer from Benefit in the shade 01 ($26), I was loving this in October for blemishes and under the eyes. It has a very creamy and bendable consistency but it is quite thick and very full coverage which I felt like I needed after traveling and all the sweets I’ve been eating. This product layers beautifully over all my foundations and is a perfect match for my skin tone, it does crease a little bit under the eyes but that doesn’t bother me too much because most concealers crease on me.
Next is the Rimmel scandaleyes waterproof kohl kajal eye liner in the shade 005 nude ($7.99). I’ve really been loving using this on the water line, especially when I’m going for a really bold lip and a neutral eye because I find it just brightens and opens up my eyes so nicely. This is a great tip just for everyday because it makes your eyes look so much bigger!
Too faced better than sex mascara ($30) has not left my make-up bag since I bought the full size at the beginning of the month. This mascara coats my lashes beautifully in product and is buildable to get a really sexy and full volume lash look. It flakes a little bit after wearing it for a few hours but again, the way my lashes look with this mascara on, it doesn’t bother me to wipe a few flakes out from under my eyes. This mascara is expensive but the results are amazing! And Sephora has a lot of great gift sets that include the full size as well as some deluxe samples at the moment, so if you’ve been itching to try this I would HIGHLY recommend it.
Before I left for Texas I got my eyebrows tinted a pretty dark brown colour, mostly because I didn’t want to have to fill them in everyday and because bold brows are very in right now. When I get home and the tint had faded a little bit I needed something darker to fill them in, so I found the Benefit cosmetics brow-zings palette in my collection and I am obsessed. I have the shade light ($38) the kit comes with a powder and a tinted wax, 2 brushes and a little pair of tweezers. I love the powder because it’s a great colour, it’s a taupe with a little bit of an ashy quality, once I’ve filled them in with the powder I use the little angled brush and apply the wax over top to darken them and help them stay in place. My brows have never looked so good! I think I’ll be using this a lot through the colder months because I’m loving how they look when they’re a little darker.
Bite beauty cashmere lip cream in Bordeaux ($32) has been my go-to bold lip all month. It’s a beautiful burgundy shade with intense pigmentation. It’s got a good creamy consistency so it doesn’t dry out your lips, it’s not a super glossy formulation but it’s not completely matte either. The bottle comes with a doe-foot applicator, but you could apply it with a brush for a less intense dose of colour or go right on with the applicator for full on pigmentation. I think it’s going to stay in my make-up bag for holiday parties and dinners because this stuff has great staying power, obviously if you’re eating you’re going to need to re-apply but all in all it doesn’t slide around too much – I’d use a straw for your drinks though.
Those are some of the products I was loving in October, let me know what some of yours were!
And keep your eyes peeled for my next post which is going to be my everyday fall/winter make-up look!
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until next time my loves,