Current Summer to Fall Obsessions

To effortless transition myself in the fall months, I’ve slightly changed up my makeup routine.

Even though the 90-degree weather doesn’t show it, we’re slowly progressing into fall. Soon enough the weather is going to cool down and we’ll be trading in our bright coral lips and bikini tops for deep plums and sweaters. As much as I love the warm weather, I’m ready for the sweater weather that is slowly dawning upon us.

To effortless transition myself in the fall months, I’ve slightly changed up my makeup routine. As I changed up my routine, I’ve found that some products have trickled their way into my current staples.

The Morphe M35O palette was a no-brainner for me, in regards to what eyeshadows I could use to go into fall. The variety of 35 warm, orange-toned shades inspires me to create an array of fall-appropriate looks. It’s a cult favorite for a reason. The pigmentation is unreal and the price tag of only $23 is a deal-breaker for me.

I  will always have a place in my heart for the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, but the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer has earned my sheer and utter devotion. Urban Decay really swept me off my feet with this one. I heard countless YouTubers give raving reviews about this product before I finally went to Sephora to pick it up for myself. The smallest dab goes such a long way with this concealer. It’s not heavy under your eyes and the second listed ingredient is water, which means it mainly water-based so it’s super hydrating under your eyes. Since purchasing it, I haven’t experienced any creasing under my eyes, which I’ve noticed sometimes with my NARS Concealer. — Sorry NARS! So ultimately, you need to try this because it’s extremely light-weight while giving you the coverage that you want in a concealer.

Becca Aqua Luminous Foundation is another water-based product. Water-based foundations are perfect for this time of year. These foundations tend to be medium coverage and on the thinner side, rather than some thick, oil-based foundations. Because it’s still so warm, it’s just so much easier to wear lightweight makeup at all times. This one in particular gives off a beautiful healthy glow.

(Pro tip: If you’re on the oily side, like me, you may want to invest in a really good oil-control primer. You could also use it on the perimeter of your face, while using a mattifying foundation in your T-zone. You’ll still get the glow, without TONS of your oils shinning through.)

I’m really surprised that literally NO one is talking about the Smashbox Brow Tech Matte Pencil. It’s pretty comparable to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz. It’s creamier than the Brow Wiz, which I like, but when you twist up the product, you can’t twist it down, which I loathe. Ultimately, both are great products, but I’m just a little bit more in love with the Brow Tech Matte Pencil. I don’t experience any smudging or anything after I apply the product, which is a major plus!

I feel like I  spend the most time doing my lashes while doing my makeup. I’ve recently fallen in love with the Maybelline Volum’ Express Colossal Mascara. I have to admit that my sister convinced me to buy it and at first I hated this mascara. I think what I hated about it is that I left too much product on the brush because now I make sure that I wipe all of the excess product in the tube and coat my lashes with this to give me major volume. If you’re looking for a volumizing mascara, this will be your holy grail. And you know the best part?– It’s from the drugstore. (Hello, affordable makeup!)

Do you have any current favorites? I’d love to learn some more about your favorites and test them out for myself!

Catch you all on the next one!

Get Ready With Me – Sister Edition!

My sister gave me a surprise visit at my apartment and had a day together. It’s nearly 100 degrees and I need makeup that’s sweat-proof that’s going to last me all day.

GRWM

My sister gave me a surprise visit at my apartment and had a day together. It’s nearly 100 degrees and I need makeup that’s sweat-proof that’s going to last me all day.

Products Used:

Makeup Forever Step 1 Primer: http://www.sephora.com/step-1-skin-equalizer-primer-P393965?skuId=1669027&icid2=D=c6:products%20grid:p393965

Kevyn Aucoin “The Percision Brow Pencil”: http://www.sephora.com/the-precision-brow-pencil-P397424?keyword=KEVYN%20AUCOIN%20The%20Precision%20Brow%20Pencil%20P397424&skuId=1110055&_requestid=322040

Maybelline Brow Drama Brow Mascara: http://www.maybelline.com/products/eye-makeup/brow/eyestudio-brow-drama.aspx

Becca Aqua Luminous Foundation: http://www.sephora.com/aqua-luminous-perfecting-foundation-P404106?keyword=BECCA%20Aqua%20Luminous%20Perfecting%20Foundation%20P404106&skuId=1783653&_requestid=321212

Beauty Blender: http://www.sephora.com/beautyblender-P228913?skuId=1151869&icid2=D=c6:beautyblender_bestsellers_carousel:p228913

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Concealer: http://www.sephora.com/naked-skin-weightless-complete-coverage-concealer-P392854?keyword=URBAN%20DECAY%20Naked%20Skin%20Weightless%20Complete%20Coverage%20Concealer%20P392854&skuId=1678937&_requestid=323185

Makeup Forever HD Definition Pressed Powder: http://www.sephora.com/hd-pressed-powder-P384068?keyword=MAKE%20UP%20FOR%20EVER%20HD%20Pressed%20Powder%20P384068&skuId=1567312&_requestid=323449

Tarte “Tartelette in Bloom” Palette: http://www.sephora.com/tartelette-in-bloom-clay-eyeshadow-palette-P403812?skuId=1775006&icid2=D=c6:similar%20products:p403812

Morphe 35O Palette: https://www.morphebrushes.com/products/35o?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=googlepla&variant=4982012353&gclid=CPqnq9_txs0CFdcRgQodI0EC0g

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper: http://www.sephora.com/tattoo-liner-P245205?keyword=KAT%20VON%20D%20Tattoo%20Liner%20P245205&skuId=1177567&_requestid=324264

L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=VP12153#

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit: http://www.sephora.com/contour-kit-P386335?skuId=1615186&icid2=D=c6:similar%20products:p386335

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette: http://www.sephora.com/becca-jaclyn-hill-champagne-collection-face-palette-P409115?keyword=BECCA%20Becca%20x%20Jaclyn%20Hill%20Champagne%20Collection%20Face%20Palette%20P409115&skuId=1830835&_requestid=325294

ColouPop Liquid Lipstick in ‘Kae”: https://colourpop.com/products/kae

ColourPop Lip Pencil in “Kae”: https://colourpop.com/products/kae-pencil

ColourPop Lip Primer: https://colourpop.com/products/lippie-primer