September Favorites: Beauty.

Best time of the month!! And maybe the best time of the year for makeup?? Ooooh how I love fall makeup.

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I adore berry shades from eyes to lips and also go a little nutty over all the glitter that is coming out for the holidays… obviously. Of course. This past month I haven’t had much time to experiment with makeup or try new things – and the stuff I have used is what’s been going on my face daily since I’ve been traveling.

Probably my favorite product of last month has been the hourglass ambient lighting powder in incandescent light. I don’t think a day went by this month where I didn’t use it – it just gives the best, most natural glow. I’m still using everything else I talked about last month and still using most other things due to pregnancy. So now… on to this month’s faves.

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First! Let’s talk about how I’m still so in love with the andalou naturals products. Last month I talked about the vitamic C cream and since, I picked up the night repair cream – which I’m obviously using at night – and the daily defense lotion because I wanted an option with SPF.

I LOVE THIS STUFF.

The night repair cream is insanely thick and luxurious which I adore because I have dry skin. And even though the daytime cream is labeled as a lotion, it is still SO thick and moisturizing. I wish the SPF was a bit higher, but I do use the Tarte tinted moisturizer most days on top and that has a higher SPF. I really want to try more of these products!!

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This month has been all about eye shadow. Well, all about makeup in general because I’ve been wearing SO much. I’ve almost been wearing a full face of makeup every day because of book events where as most weeks in real life, I only apply lots of makeup two, maybe three, days per week. My go-to palette has been the it cosmetics naturally pretty palette – and what’s so huge for me is that while traveling, it’s the ONLY eye shadow I have brought with me besides the two singles below. This is big because I am someone who really likes to have a ton of options on hand at all time.

I went with this palette because I found that it had a great range of shades – enough neutrals but still enough color – with them being mostly matte but a pearly shimmer to transform them. It’s been perfect. And as you can see, I’ve stuck mostly with the top six shades.

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The two singles I brought were the maybelline infallible shadows in amber rush and iced latte. I’ve talked about both before and have used them for ages, but I freaking love them. They stay on forever, they are so super shimmery, and I can wear each of them alone, together or in combo with the palette above.

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Another fave that I’ve rambled on about before is the MAC prep and prime in radiant rose. I love using this and the maybelline age rewind, especially as the weather gets cooler and my skin gets drier – because it just brightens under my eyes SO much. If I’m barely wearing any makeup I will wear this alone – if I’m going out or to an event then I layer it with the age rewind. It’s great for dry skin.

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OMG. I know I know. Could I talk about this anymore? I’m on my second tarte exposed blush and in blush years, that’s like huge because it takes me forever to get through one. I just can’t get over how much I adore this color. It’s the perfect skintone blush and I really love it in the fall because I can wear bright or dark lips without clashing. At least in my eyes… ha.

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And speaking of lips! I’ve probably worn more lipstick in the last month than I have in my life. Last month I told you about the urban decay native lipstick and it’s still been my number one choice. It’s so moisturizing and I don’t even need a mirror to apply it. In the last week, I broke out my fall colors and the above is MAC rebel. Definitely an autumn staple for me. I like how it leans toward being a berry color when applied, but with a darker liner (I use MAC’s nightmoth) it can come off more of a dark purple.

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Oh nails!! Fall nail polish is killing me. I have been very conscious of what I’ve put on my nails during pregnancy, using only Zoya shades for the last six months because they are pregnancy safe. I did cave this week and throw on a coat of essie’s for the twill of it (over Zoya basecoat!) which is the best fall shade ever. Love how it changes colors in the light.

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This perfume is an oldie but a goodie and an annoying mention since it was limited edition, but it smells like cookies and I love it for fall. This is basically a rave on how much I adore jo malone perfumes – especially the smaller bottles because they fit so well in a purse or are easy to travel with. I want to deck out my entire house in jo malone gear but can’t take the plunge on $50 hand soap and $90 candles. That’s just insane.

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Earlier this month I went to ulta to grab a travel sized batiste dry shampoo and they were out – but I saw this XXL plumping powder. Uh, holy crap. This stuff gives you TONS of body!! You only use the teeniest bit on your roots and I find it can be quite sticky, but if you just sprinkle the littlest bit and rub it into your roots – it boosts like crazy. Freaking love it. I only use dry shampoo for the texture but it can cause a lot of buildup, so I like having this option too.

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Annnd that is that. What products are you loving this month? I did get the naked basics 2 palette but haven’t had a ton of time to play with it. From what I’ve used though, I love it as much as the first, maybe more. Now tell me what you adore! Be a bad example.

{as usual, none of this is sponsored and all of these products were purchased by me. i am not affiliated with any of the companies above, nor do i accept free products. just love to talk about what i like, makeup junkie to makeup junkie. there are a few amazon affiliate links above. thank you for being here!}