Monday, July 1, 2013

June Favorites!

I haven't done one of these in a while! I tend not to do them every month because I often use the same items until they run out - it would get boring quickly on this blog! But this time, I have a few new products I've been using non-stop for the month of June that I'd like to share.

My base has pretty much exclusively been the Clinique Stay-Matte Oil Free Makeup. I'm almost out of it! What I like so much about it is that it's the perfect match for my skin,  it doesn't require a whole lot of blending, doesn't need to be powdered at the end, and best of all, it stays on my skin all day. This is definitely a foundation on the repurchase list. I've also been loving my new Inglot palette (reviewed here), of which the middle shadow has been used non stop. It is such a good eyeshadow to blend all over the lid - it looks amazing on its own. I add a little mascara and liner and I'm good to go! My Illamasqua blush in Nymph has been heavily used this month. While it's definitely not a color I would normally purchase, I have found it to be the perfect color to give a youthful glow to the skin. It's perfect for brightening up my face since it is such a cool toned pink. I do have to be careful not to use too much of it because it is such a bright shade. I love using it on the apples of my cheeks, with a bit of bronzer under the cheek bones. Since I haven't been wearing loads of makeup this month, I've place special importance on having groomed brown. The Anastasia Brow Whiz in Brunette has really helped me attain groomed and defined brows. I love that it has a little spoolie brush at one end which I usually use to brush out any foundation in my brows. The Brunette shade is perfect for my dark brows and make them look clean and defined without looking drawn on at all. My official handbag lipstick this month has been the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Monte Carlo. More often than not, I'm in such a rush in the morning before work (because I'm a master at getting up at the last possible second before I'm late) I apply my lipstick in the car, after having found a parking spot (don't get me started on that). Monte Carlo has been the perfect shade for a bit of color that looks effortless. Lastly, my Caudalie Lip Conditioner has snuck into my night time skin routine this month. It's in a stick form, so no messy fingers necessary, and it's a very thick formula which I find is perfect for night time conditioning. In the morning, I have plump, healthy lips every time. I like this as much as my Nuxe Reve de Miel!

Happy Canada Day friends! I'm actually in Ottawa (in a very last minute happenstance) this year and I'm so excited to be spending the day there. Hope you all have a great day (Canadian, or not!) :)


  1. Whoa a lip product that is as good at Nuxe? I must check it out!

    1. Let me know what you think if you do! :)