Hey hey hey, it’s Friday! YAYYYY! We made it through another week, HUZZAH! Today we’re going to discuss my 5 favorites of October, of course I probably had more than just 5 favorites during the month of October but I had to narrow it somewhere and 5 seemed appropriate. My favorites won’t always be beauty related things but for this month they are! Can’t wait to share them with you and hope you enjoy. 🙂
First up, a blush I have loved for a lonnnnng time but just pulled out again this month and have been really enjoying it. The blush is called Madly, by Nars. It’s a beautiful satin formula, and goes on as a dusty warm dusty rose shade, it is a STUNNER and will suit many skintones. Nars makes some of my favorite powder products, they seem to always nail it, feast your eyes upon this baby…
Isn’t she lovely? Yes, yes she is. 😉
And next, we’re talking highlight. If you know me, you know I love highlight, it’s my favorite makeup product ever, I love to apply it, it livens up my dull dry skin and keeps skin looking youthful (dry, dull = aging. glowy, radiance = youth). I love to sweep highlight on the high points of my cheekbones (just under the outer corner of my eye and up round the temple creating a c shape, bring it down and blend toward the apple of the cheek but not all the way in (remember, typically, the farther toward your nose, the more visible pores are. You’ll want to keep this area more matte!). Okay, so let’s talk about my, quite possibly, favorite highlighter of ALL TIME. It’s glowy and reflective and just absolutely stunning!
Are you seeing what I’m seeing? This is Makeup Geek Highlighter in the shade Luster. At first when I received it I didn’t think I was going to be a fan, it looked REALLY pink and dark, but when you get this on the cheeks, it transforms into glossy goodness. Beautiful. Makeup Geek carries a huge range of highlight shades for very fair to deep skin tones so everyone can get their hands on and enjoy this gorgeous formula. I own a few but Luster is definitely my favorite!
Let’s talk about that base… foundation base! I have been testing a new foundation for about 2 months now, Bareminerals BarePRO Performance Wear Liquid Foundation with SPF 20, I’ve got mine in the shade Champagne 03. This foundation gives a solid medium coverage on me, doesn’t feel heavy, sets down to a nice natural finish, smooths out my skin and wears beautifully ALL DAY. I also want to mention that this hasn’t caused any breakouts or weirdness, I have really sensitive, reactive skin and this foundation hasn’t caused any reactions. A plus plus!
I’m going out-of-order here but next we’ll discuss primer. The Urban Decay Optical Illusion Complexion Primer is a FAB pore and wrinkle smoother! Now, I don’t have majorly large pores and just a few fine lines but I really love how this stuff smooths my skin for makeup application. I apply it right after washing and moisturizing my face and by the end of the day, my makeup still looks flawless, highly recommend. I bought the smaller “travel size” at Sephora, you don’t need a whole lot (the amount you see in the picture is how much I typically use) so I think this should last me a while!
Last, but certainly not least is bronzer. I have been loving the No7 Match Made bronzer, mine is in the shade Caramel. This bronzer comes in 3 different shades, I have the middle shade here purely because I prefer the tone of it over the lightest. None of the 3 shades available are very dark so unfortunately, if you do have deeper skin, I don’t know that you’ll find a shade deep enough, hopefully No7 will come out with more color options soon because this stuff is stunning! It blends out beautifully, wears all day, it’s described as matte but I think it looks satin, definitely not shimmery or glittery but very natural looking. Beautiful!
There you have it folks, my 5 favorites for the month of October! I’ll be posting 5 favorites on the last Friday of each month so look for a new 5 favorites in November! The blush, primer and foundation are available at Sephora, Makeup Geek highlight is available at makeupgeek.com and bronzer is available at Target. Thanks for reading friends, we’ll chat again on Tuesday, hope you have a great weekend! 🙂
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