Half makeup + Half skincare = September Favorites
MAC MSF – Shade: Dark – I’m going to let you in on a little secret… I don’t use this for my face; it’s actually the best transition color for a smokey eye — Think of all the product I actually have… for my eyelids! This will last me a lifetime. I’m so happy because this is the kind of shade I have been looking for (orangey brown transition color) and none of my eye shadows do the job as well as this face powder does. See the magic happen in this brown smokey eye tutorial.
NYC Bronzer – Shade: Sunny – I cannot believe I finally hit pan on this. It’s been ages since I’ve had this and the moment I saw that metal shining through, I claim it as proof of how much I love this bronzer. The color is perfect for my skin tone and really warms up the complexion. Here is how I used it in a makeup tutorial.
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler – This is the only lash curler I have ever used, but I can switch out the pads. I find myself using this for no makeup days when I don’t even want to put mascara on. Curling my lashes makes a huge difference in my appearance due to my small lashes.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate – You know when you come home late from a night out and you have to muster up the energy to even remove your makeup? Once you do that, you’re already through with your skincare routine, for me anyway. I end up using a couple of drops of this all over my face and this stuff really does put your skin in “recovery mode” for the night. I wake up with smooth, soft, hydrated skin; it’s as if I hadn’t gotten home at an ungodly hour. It saves me several times from an unwanted breakout and unnecessary dry patches.
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution Sensitive Skin – I love Micellar waters. I believe they helped my sensitive skin because they’re the only form of cleansing that actually does not irritate my skin. I don’t get the redness I usually do even if I gently wash my face with water and a face cleanser. It’s a great way to hydrate the skin without making it oily. It cleans the face, but I wouldn’t regularly use this to remove makeup as I have a separate cleanser for that purpose.
Neutrogena Deep Clean Long Last Shine Control Blotting Sheets – (no link) Long name! I tried these blotting sheets out ever since I ran out of Boscia and Clean & Clear ones. These are similar to the Clean&Clear ones and I think that’s why I like it so much. It’s the familiar blue plastic sheets that are great for picking up oil. They completely remove the shine and do not transfer the oil to your fingers through the other side of the sheet.
These are the favorites I had for the month of September. Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed my Favorites post. Have you tried any of my favorites? What did you think of them?