NEW Beauty Favorites

Monday, August 22, 2016

1.  NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm  
I am a huge fan of matte liquid lipsticks! But sometimes, they can just be too uncomfortable and drying. But these NYX matte lippies are the opposite of that! They're more of a mousy-like texture when applied but dry to a nice comfortable matte. On it's own, this color is too nude for my liking, but I love pairing it with Colourpop's Bound lipliner– it's the perfect every day lip combo! It's what I'm wearing in probably 90% of my Instagram photos for the past few weeks.

2. Colourpop "Bound" Lipliner and "Alyssa" Ultra Satin Lip 
Bound lip liner is my holy grail. It is a dupe for MAC's Whirl liner (my fave!), but waaaaay more inexpensive and a lot creamier. It's so gorgeous either on it's own or paired under basically any other lipstick. I also love pairing it with Colourpop's Alyssa USL. (OK but srsly, how can I not love that color? IT'S MY NAME ON A LIPSTICK. But also the perfect every day pink.) The satin formula is so much more comfortable than the mattes! They do transfer but I find they wear nicely throughout the day.

3. Colourpop Highlighter in Wisp 
For $8, you really cannot go wrong with this highlighter! It is absolutely GORGEOUS. It's the perfect golden sheen without being glittery. I purchased this a few months before summer and it was initially too dark on me! But with a tan, it's perfect! It has been my favorite to use for the summer since it makes me feel like a glowing goddess!

4. MAC Smooth Merge Mineralized Skin Finish 
This has been one of my favorites for years! I got it ages ago during one of MAC's limited edition collections, so I'm not sure if it's available now. BUT I only use the champagne color on the bottom so I'm sure you'll be able to find something very similar. I just love how a little goes a long way with this product! It is very glittery but it's perfect for days I want to be EXTRA glowy. It's definitely not for everyone but if you want a highlighter that will stand out, this is it!

5. Real Techniques Sculpting Brush Set 
I'm a huge fan of Real Techniques so I knew when I picked up this set I would not be disappointed. I use the setting brush and fan brush for my highlighters, and the sculpting brush for my bronzer. I just feel like these brushes make doing my makeup so much easier! They're also super soft and don't irritate my very sensitive skin.

6. Benefit Matte Hoola Bronzer 
OK, I know, everyone and their mom already owns this bronzer. But for some reason, I never bought it until now! It's perfect for every day and it's matte!

7. Beyond the Beauty "SHE" Curling Iron 
In the past, I almost never styled my hair. If I did, it was very rare! But after trimming my hair a bit shorter, I was inspired to finally style my hair more often! This curling wand has seriously been the best thing to happen to me this past month. It heats up so fast and I can style my hair within minutes!

8. Paul Mitchell Marulaoil Rare Oil Styling Extending Primer 
I was gifted the the Marulaoil collection so I figured I'd give it a shot! So far I've been loving it considering I have been styling my hair almost on a daily basis. I have pretty hard to curl hair but I find this keeps my hair in check all day!

9. NYX Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray 
If you saw my old, "What in my makeup bag?" post, you'll know I talked about the Urban Decay setting spray. Don't get me wrong, I love that product! But after awhile, I just didn't want to dish out $30 on it anymore. I found this one from NYX which is $8, and I love it just as much! I love how refreshed it makes my skin feel and when my makeup feels a bit "dead" during the day, spraying this just livens everything up again!

10. Petitfee Black Pearl and Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch 
I have hereditary under eye bags– no amount of sleep or cucumbers will get rid of these bad boys! But when I don't get good enough rest or I'm feeling stressed, they get even worse. Especially since I started fall semester, I can already feel the stress! So I love pampering myself with these eye patches because they're so refreshing and soothing to my tired eyes.

11. Essie Nail Polish in Lady Like 
Ah, I remember the days where I wore neon nail polish. I refused anything of the color nude because I wanted things to pop! But I've grown to love more subdued and simplistic colors. And to my surprise, I get a ton of compliments on this one even though it's so subtle!

12. Memebox Primer 
Primers aren't really my thing, because to be honest I just forget that step! But in the summer, it would get so hot that my makeup would basically melt off. Now this primer in particular is for oily skin, but even though I do have dry skin I found it to work just fine on me.

13. Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara 
After not wearing mascara for 2 long months, I finally am able to wear it again! (I didn't take care of my lash extensions... I basically plucked out my lashes and ruined them!) I love the brush on this mascara as I find it separates my lashes nicely. I use the waterproof version which seems to hold up well even during really hot days.

14. Zoella Beauty Blissful Mistful
I have been waiting and waiting for Zoella's beauty products to FINALLY come out in stores in America! This was sadly the only product I was able to get my hands on though, haha. But regardless of that fact that I bought this solely because it's her product, I truly do think it's amazing! The scent is so light and fresh– perfect for every day! I even get compliments on it!

What beauty products have you been loving? 
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