Hey hey October!

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I’ve kept my distance from sephora since the VIB sale is in just another week. In fact, there is an obnoxious number of products in my online cart and I’ll need to narrow them down before the sale. What do you have your eye on?? The first thing in my cart that I mentioned last month is the Tom Form Noir Pour Femme. I’m out of my signature Bond No 9 West Side (fave!!) and probably won’t get it until Christmas. I think I’ll do a post on what I pick up from the sale? I’ve never done that before and last year I didn’t get much. But this year!! My list is strong. On it: some of the Sunday Riley skin care (thoughts??), the new Fresh cocoa body scrub, Tatcha dewy skin mist, Glam Glow lip treatment (plus one or two masks to replenish) and the BIG maracuja oil.

This month I’m not using a ton of new stuff, more like oldies but goodies. These fall shades… so much yes.

Oh oh also, I am freaking LOV.ING that Oribe dry texture spray. I went out a few times that required done hair and it is seriously the best. Definitely the winner from last month!

But now this month’s faves:

Essie Wicked. I might be a fan because of the name, but this is the perfect not-black-but-almost-looks-black shade. You know? I’m super pale so a black polish can look really bold (in a not-so-great way) on my hands. I love that this has a hint of red/burgundy.

Zoya Yuna. Looooove this color so much. It’s like blue but grey but green with a hint of gold. Super pretty.

Smashbox Always Sharp Liner in Violetta. I wore this almost everyday last year and it is a great purple shade without looking bright and… purple. Kind of like purple cabernet, if you want to be all 2015 about it. I like wearing this when I wear a little more makeup on my eyes because it’s less harsh than black. Is that today’s theme? Whatever.

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Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. Sure, it smells like chocolate, but these colors all just work together for me. I really love the Naked 3 palette and all it’s pinks, but this palette has a better shade range and I can find everything I need in it for one look.

Burt’s Bee’s Tinted Balm. Don’t know why I’ve never used these before!! They are super moisturizing, just like their regular lip balm. How I’m enjoying them: I put them on a few hours after my matte or liquid lipstick is wearing off and when my lips feel like they may dry and crumble to pieces. This keeps the color going a bit and feels so good.

NYX Butter Gloss Intense in Spice Cake. OMG. This color. It is GORGEOUS for fall. I fell in love with the butter glosses year ago and exclusively used them for months on end. This intense version feels just as good but is a bit trickier to work with since the color is bright and glossy. I’ve been using a pink-nude liner under it.

NYX Liquid Suede in Tea and Cookies. This is a new product I grabbed in Ulta and it is much more comfortable than other liquid lipsticks I’ve tried (cough cough Anastasia cough) – but I’m always putting lip balm under it. It’s matte but not severely matte if that even makes sense. I also bought a super bright pink (similar to candy yum yum, of course) and it feels just as good. And I haven’t experienced these flaking off or balling up.

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Urban Decay Matte Revolution in AfterDark. I KNOW. This is like the third month in a row I’m talking about this shade. It’s definitely my new MAC Rebel. I think it is slightly darker, not as pink as Rebel. Stunning and super October.

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black. This scent reminds me SO much of fall because I bought it during the sneak peek release two years ago. I am a warm/amber/vanilla/musky scent kind of person and this is all that. I love it layered with other scents too because it isn’t super strong.

Tarte Exposed Blush. I didn’t think I’d bring it out this year but… ugh, there is just no comparison! This is such a wonderful shade all throughout the year, but it’s really great in the fall if you want to wear a dark or bold lip. It just gives the best natural flush to your cheeks. Life long fave, right there. (P.S. I really need to stop saying “JUST!”)

Sephora Rose Eye Mask. These days I’m up for anything that makes me feel pampered. A few years ago I used the Glam Glow eye masks, and while I don’t love sheet masks for the face, I love these ones that stick right under your eyes. I can’t say if there is a HUGE difference since I barely get any sleep. But it’s the thought that counts?

october beauty favorites I howsweeteats.com

I feel like I’m finally back in a groove with a little daily makeup and some nighttime looks, even if I am still occasionally in zombie mode. I’m also loving straight coconut oil on my skin and cleansing oil to get all the makeup off. What are you going crazy for currently? What’s on your holiday list? I feel like there are more holiday kits out than ever before. And don’t forget to tell me what’s on your VIB list, you bad example, you. (psssst. you can find all previous favorites HERE.)

{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!}