Beauty
September Beauty Favorites

September was a great month. Fall officially started, I celebrated my 27th birthday, and I published my first blog post. I moved out of my first apartment after college and fully moved into my first apartment on my own.

I discovered some new beauty products that I really like, and rediscovered some old favorites.

I recently switched foundations. I had been using one that I wasn’t very happy with. It was making my nose and the sides of my face look patchy (most people have oily T-zones. Mine is extremely dry, and gets very patchy, making foundations cling to my face. Not attractive). I had heard that people really like the L’oreal True Match foundation, so I decided to give it a try. So far, I really like it. It actually makes my face look a little glowy. I haven’t seen patches at all. I would like for it to be a little more full-coverage, but it’ll do.
True Match Foundation.png

The thing I don’t like about this foundation is that there’s no pump. You have to pour it out to use it, and I’m not a fan of that. I feel like I waste product like that, because there’s no consistent way to tell how much you’re pouring. If it had a pump, it would be perfect.

I had tried the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara previously, and I really didn’t care for it. But I was in a rush, and had one of the small samples of it, and tried it again. I don’t know if I possibly received a bad batch the first time I tried it, or what happened. This time, it’s been a favorite. I’ve found myself reaching for that before anything else (in fact, it’s almost a product empty).
better-than-sex-mascara

The Jordana Fabuliner Liquid Liner has been a staple for me. I can create a quick, regular liner look, or I can go a little bolder and easily add a wing. I love felt liners, and this one is great, especially for how inexpensive it is. I definitely love that it comes off as very black, and is very pigmented.
jordana-liner

Contouring has always been an issue for me. Not because I don’t know how, but because I’m so pale and pink-toned that it’s hard to find a color that doesn’t look like I have a muddy streak down my face. The Fiona Stiles Sheer Sculpting Palette in Light/Medium solved my contouring struggles. I can use the lightest color in the palette (I really wish these were sold in individual shades), and it actually works! The color is gorgeous, and it’s not super intense.
fiona-stiles-palette

I made a VS purchase, and only needed a few more dollars to get one of the free totes. I snagged this lip gloss in the color “Flawless” and I really like it. It’s such a pretty, neutral color, and works really well with my skintone. It’s nice when I want a hint of color.
vs-lip-silk

That’s it for my favorites! What beauty products have you been loving lately?