Recent Favorites // September & October 2011
Sorry for the long wait for this post! I recorded this a week ago but the video upload failed on three separate occasions so I didn't have time to post this until now. I can't believe it's already November and that the holiday season is approaching! With the start of the month, that means the end of another which means a monthly favorites post! I skipped my September favorites last month but for the most part I used the same products into October as well. I have reviewed and swatched several of these products before so I will link the reviews below (just click on the name of the products).
Lancome Effacernes Concealer in Clair II - I reviewed and swatched this already so I won't go into depth about it again. It's an all around great concealer for under the eyes as well as spots and acne scars.
Urban Decay Eyeliner in Bourbon - This was mostly a September favorite but in general, it is one of my favorite eyeliners in my collection. It is a brown eyeliner with flecks of gold glitter. As with the other Urban Decay 24/7 pencils, Bourbon is smooth and pigmented.
Maybelline Chai Latte - This is one of the best basic, neutral drugstore eyeshadow quads. I have proclaimed my love for the Maybelline Expertwear Eyeshadows already so must I say more?
Nars Deep Throat Blush - I purchased this recently but after just one swipe of this blush, I was in love. The shade is a beautiful light peachy pink and the pigments are so finely milled it's unbelievable. I couldn't quite capture the beauty of this blush in a photo but you can see my swatch it in my recent haul video (and in the favorites video I will post below). I cannot wait until I can justify splurging on more Nars blushes. They are definitely pricey but the quality is there.
Tarte LipSurgence Swank - This has opened my eyes to the wonderful world of bright lips. If you've been reading this blog since day one, you'll know that I'm partial to nude and baby pink pouts. Swank has totally changed my outlook on lip colors and I'm beginning to explore the rest of the lipstick color wheel. Love, love, love this product! You can read more about it (with swatches) in my previous review.
Burt's Bees Chapstick - I am an avid user of lipbalm as I hate chapped lips and Burt's Bees never fails. I've been adoring this lipbalm over my Softlips recently. I think it has to do with the minty sensation from Burt's Bees that I don't get from any of my other lip balms.
Dior J'adore - I'm not typically into scents and perfumes usually either smell all the same or too strong. J'adore is sweet, feminine, and light. It is perrrrfect! The scent instantly brightens up my day and I really want to purchase a full size in the future.
What were your favorites for the past month? Let me know in the comments below! :)