I swear these months are going by quicker and quicker! On the plus side, I cannot explain how excited I am for Autumn and Winter; hot chocolate, beanie hats, cosy jumpers and candles – that’s what it’s all about! So, I’m going to be chatting you through everything I have been obsessed with throughout August.
Max Factor Master Piece Max Mascara is a new find for me, and I can honestly say that this is one of the best drugstore mascaras I have ever tried. Max Factor is a brand I haven’t tried too much of, and this mascara has really made me want to venture out and try so much more from them. This product really helps to lengthen and volumise lashes. I know a lot of people love clumpy looking lashes, but my lashes are so naturally long that I really doesn’t suit me, and this does the job absolutely perfectly! It is also great for bottom lashes too! This mascara reminds me of the Yves Saint Laurent Baby Doll mascara, so if any of you are looking for a dupe…
Maybelline Master Precise Curvy Eyeliner is a recent purchase, but one I have been absolutely loving. To be honest, I only bought this because I was so intrigued by the shape of the eyeliner that I knew I just had to try it! And, I was pleasantly surprised. It is actually really easy to use and is great for creating winged liner. It is ideal for creating thin, or thick lines, as well as flicks.
My next favourite is the Yes to Tomatoes Daily Balancing Moisturiser. I have been using this everyday for the last 3 or 4 weeks and I am IN LOVE. It leaves my skin feeling so nourished and hydrated and doesn’t leave me with the odd dry patch, like some other moisturisers do. Some moisturisers tend to leave my skin feeling quite dry after it has been absorbed into my skin, however this product leaves my skin feeling soft for hours on end.
I get stuck in a bit of a rut with concealers; once I’ve found one I love, I just tend to stick with it. However, the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer has made its way into my everyday makeup routine. It’s super creamy and doesn’t cling to any dry patches and it has really great coverage.
NYX Liquid Suede’s are the best liquid lipsticks I have tried. They don’t dry out or crack my lips, they last a really long time even through eating and drinking. They are really pigmented and one layer is more than enough! I have quite a few of the shades but the shades I have been wearing most regularly is Sandstorm and Soft Spoken as they are the perfect for all year round and go great with a neutral, or smoky eye. I also LOVE Stone Fox, but it is slightly more out there and is definitely something I will be wearing throughout Autumn and Winter.
Another NYX product and this is the Contour Palette. I have tried many different drugstore contour products and this is by far the best. The shade ‘Sculpt’ is the perfect shade for creating that chiselled cheeks look as it has a slightly grey undertone to it. I have also been really enjoying using the yellow shade ‘Cream’ to set my under-eye concealer. The highlight shades are also amazing; super pigmented and no fallout. The palette is £18, but you can also buy individual shades for £5 each, if you didn’t want the whole palette.
My next favourite is Tanya Burr Eye Shadow Palettes. Both of these are from the Soft Luxe Collection; Enchanted Dream and Birthday Suit. I couldn’t decide which one to include in my favourites as I love and use them both so regularly, so I thought ‘why not include both?’. Each palette consists of four shadows, all of which are super wearable. Birthday Suit is a much more subtle palette consisting of a champagne shimmer, a nude with pink and beige undertones, a shimmer brown, and a matte brown. Enchanted Dream is a slightly smokier palette and consists of a champagne shimmer, a brown shimmer with plum undertones, a mauve matte and a deep purple matte. All of the shades in both palettes are so easily wearable, they are really pigmented, blend wonderfully and last such a long time! For £6 each, you really can’t go wrong!
Yet, another eye shadow favourite. This time, a more high-end palette; the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. I cannot explain how beautiful this palette is. All of the shades are super pigmented and blend like an absolute dream! This is the perfect palette for the transition from Summer to Autumn, and even through Winter too. It has the perfect combination of matte and shimmer shades, and has the most gorgeous, mauvey-pink suede packaging.
My final favourite is the Zoella Sweet Inspirations Bath Latte. This smells absolutely incredible! It is such a calming, relaxing scent, that isn’t overly sweet and overpowering, but strong enough that it lingers on the skin for such a long time! It is the perfect all-year-round scent. On a side note, how amazing does the new Zoella Lifestyle range look? I am definitely going to be placing a HUGE order when they get released, buying at least one of everything! And, of course I will be writing a blog post on what I get! SO EXCITED.
That is all for my August Favourites! Get ready for lots of Autumn/Winter themed posts coming your way because I CAN NOT WAIT!
I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know what products you’ve been loving recently, and if you’re excited for Autumn!
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Love, Meg x