August 2014 Favourites

August 2014

August 2014

It’s favourites times again here on Meg’s Makeup Bag. These are the products that I’ve using and loving all month long.

Clarins Lip Balm Crayon in 01 My Pink – This has been my go-to lip colour for the whole summer, I love it so much this is the second monthly favourites it has appeared in (first appeared in July 2014 Favourites). It’s a lovely pink shade, which is super hydrating and smells delicious.

L’Oreal Silky Sheer Sunscreen – This is such a lovely sunscreen, it’s kept my face burn free all summer and leaves a nice velvety finish for applying makeup on top of. This is the regular version, I also have the BB version and also love it.

Andalou Naturals Moroccan Beauty Oil – I picked up this rose oil on a trip to Whole Foods a couple weeks ago, and it has quickly become a staple in my skincare routine. It smells absolutely amazing, and adds much needed moisture to my skin.

Almay Smart Shade Makeup in Light* - This has been my go-to base all month. The shade self adjusts, so I haven’t needed to use a different shade depending on if I have a tan or not.

Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Balms in Robust Rhubarb – I raved about these Clinique Chubby Stick Cheeks in a recent post, and Robust Rhubarb has been my go to shade all month. It’s peachy coral tone brightens up my face and works well with my tan.

Secret Antiperspirant in Romantic Rose - Such a random product to include in a favourites, but it’s the first antiperspirant in a while that I’ve actually enjoyed using. It has a lovely rose scent (seeing a theme?) that doesn’t interfere with my fragrance, and it lasts all day.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer - I got this mini in a Christmas set, but only started using recently when I was going away and needed something small to travel with. It’s a very neutral, almost cool toned bronzer that I use as both a bronzer and for contouring.

L’Oreal Miss Manga Waterproof Mascara – This has been my mascara of choice this month. L’Oreal waterproof mascaras are always amazing, and this one is no different. I wasn’t sure what to make of the flexible brush arm, but it actually makes it easier to get into the inside and outside corner of the lashes.

Sonia Kashuk Eyeshadow Buffing Brush – This is part of the Sonia Kashuk 15th Anniversary Brush Set from Target, and I’m loving it. It’s so soft, and is the perfect shape to buff colour into my eyeshadow crease.

There you have it! My August 2014 Favourites!

Thanks for stopping by!

Meg


Makeup Haul

New In- Makeup

New In- Makeup

I’ve been pretty good makeup buying wise lately, my last Sephora haul didn’t even have any makeup in it (a first for me for sure!). But alas, the no makeup buying thing didn’t last for long. Over the last couple weeks, I hit up Sephora and redeemed a lot of points at Shoppers Drug Mart. So I thought I would do a combined makeup haul, and show you what I’ve picked up.

Clarins Ombre Matte Eyeshadow in 04 – As soon as I started to see blog posts about these matte eyeshadows, I knew I had to try one. This smokey grey colour is so pretty and will be lovely for a fall smokey eye.

Clarins Blush Prodige in Tawny Pink – A new blush release from Clarins. I picked it up for fall, it has a very fall like vibe to me. It’s a natural rosey blush with a slight shimmer, however it isn’t obvious on the skin.

Buxom Waterproof Mascara – I received a sample of the non-waterproof version in my VIB Rouge goody bag, and feel in love with the brush and texture. I picked up the waterproof version because my eyes can make even the most hardy waterproof mascara run all over my face. Plus I find that waterproof versions of any mascara holds a curl better.

Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream – Me picking up another lightweight base, shocking! :P I love Clarins skincare, and finally decided to take the plunge and pick up their BB Cream. We shall see if it’s as good as their skincare.

Hourglass 1.5 MM Mechanical Gel Eyeliner – I have to admit, I fully succumbed to the hype of this pencil. I only picked up the single version, instead of the 3 pack, which I somehow justify as not being as bad. I was swayed by the posts which said it lasted all day, was actually waterproof, and was an incredibly fine line. We shall see if it lives up to the hype.

Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Flax – This is an eyeshadow primer, with a hint of colour. It’s actually the perfect ‘no makeup makeup’ shade for me, which I love! It reminds me of a creamier version of MAC Soft Ochre.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer – I’ve had the mini size of this for a while now, and recently it has become my go to bronzer. I decided it was time to pick up the full size version and save the mini for when I travel.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Rose Gold – This shade is just the most lovely light rose gold shade, perfect for an everyday office eye. Plus these caviar sticks last forever on my eyes, big bonus.

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Naked – This is my first UD lipstick purchase, and I’m already in love. They’re so creamy and pigmented, but have a sheen to them, so they’re super easy to wear. I will definitely be on the lookout for more of these.

Tarte Power Pigment in Fearless – This was a totally spur of the moment purchase, it’s a lovely pink nude matte colour and smells minty.

Makeup Haul Swatches

L-R: Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Rose Gold, Tarte Power Pigment in Fearless, Clarins Ombre Matte Eyeshadow in 04, Clarins Blush in Tawny Pink, UD Lipstick in Naked, Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Flax

Have you tried any of these products? What is on your makeup shopping list for fall?

Thanks for stopping by!

Meg