September Favorites: Beauty.

Best time of the month is here!

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A look at all of my favorite beauty products… let’s go! I don’t have a ton, but what I have here I really LOVE.

I’m still really loving and using that Quai memory mist and the Drunk Elephant Lala Whipped Cream.

So… I went a little Fenty beauty nuts this month! One night shortly after it launched, I got sucked into a youtube vortex of reviews. I didn’t order the primer or foundation because I never really wear those things (and I’m currently still using up the Bare Minerals Bare Pro Foundation, which is pretty good, and I don’t need another one!) but I wanted to try the match stix and a highlighter. The highlighter is okay, but it’s just not super smooth and silky? I got the fire crystal/lightening dust combo. I’ve still been using it though, I just can’t classify it as a favorite.

Below is what I’m loving the most this month!

Fenty Beauty Match Stix Contour in Amber. Oh my gosh, I am in LOOOOOVE with this! This is by far the best thing to contour I have ever used, in terms of shade and formula. The color is perfect for my skin. I’ve been blending it out with my old Nars Ita brush (it’s like over five years old maybe?!) and it is a dream. I obviously don’t contour often or everyday, but I’ve had a lot of stuff lately that has required more makeup and I’ve found myself using this almost daily. It looks so natural and I adore it. Now I will say that I bought the trio and don’t care for the light shade (which is supposed to be concealer, I think? Or a light, matte highlighter) at all. It tugs on your skin and doesn’t work since my skin is dry. I also don’t 100% love the shimmer highlight (called starstruck) it came with – I have a few other stick highlighters I like more. But I’ve still be using that. The contour however? Perfect.

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Fenty Beauty Gloss Balm Universal. This may seem a bit plain and boring to put into a favorites and maybe it is, but I adore this product and have been wearing it everyday. First, it feels so soft and wonderful on the lips. Second, I love the shade. It’s much more fall appropriate than the usual lighter pink glosses I use. It really is JUST a gloss, but it adds a slightly warmer color to my lips. And it smells like heaven.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bousche Liquify Lipstick in Supreme. A lot of you keep asking what I’m wearing in my videos and it’s this! I love this lipstick because it’s not dry and matte like most other liquid lipsticks. It also lasts forever. I just don’t think you can ever go wrong with Bite Beauty lip products. I’m also still loving the Pat McGrath shade I mentioned last month, but that is 100% matte and a bit more drying on days when I need lipstick for, like, 12 hours straight.

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Dose of Colors Liquid Lipstick in Stone. Okay so this is a total lip favorites post apparently, but I have wanted this color for a year or two and I’m OBSESSED with it. I wore it in a ton of the videos I shot last week so I will link to them next month. It’s the perfect neutral dusty purple-pink shade if you’re cool-toned!

SKII Facial Treatment Essence. Ughhhh yes I am still absolutely LOVING this. I bit the bullet last week and bought a slightly larger bottle from Nordstrom since it was 15% off. My plan was to wait until the VIB sale at Sephora, but I’d rather get the Nordstrom notes than get Sephora points that I never use. I’ve been using it sparingly because I don’t want to run out. I don’t know WHAT it is about this but I can say my skintone is more even, it hasn’t been dry or flakey at all, no breakouts, nothing. I swear it’s a miracle worker.

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Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme. If you’ve been following me then you know this is nothing new – it’s been a scent I’ve worn a lot for the last two years. I tend to shy away from it in the summer since it’s more warm and strong, but I’ve been in such a fall mood that I started using it daily again and I just want to inhale it. I love the scent of this on my skin so much. It reminds me of fall and winter and I get so many compliments on it.

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon. And if I haven’t been wearing the Tom Ford, I’ve been all over my Nirvana Bourbon! This is another favorite fall/winter scent of mine and I can’t get enough. It’s my favorite in their line and one that I just gravitate towards constantly. Maybe I’ve been wearing perfume so much because I know that once the baby is here, I won’t be wearing it at all!

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Annnnd that’s a wrap! I know that I don’t have any drugstore or less expensive products this month, but I just haven’t found anything that I’ve LOVED, you know? Definitely want to hear what you guys are liking and into this month. What holiday releases are you all over? I’ll admit that I’m sort of into this Natasha Denona Lila palette (do not need it at ALL!) but that’s it. However, I did see Tarte has a blush book out and I have one from last year that I use all the time. Love to travel with it! I don’t need another but if you’re looking for gifts, that’s a great one!

{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 some amazon and general reward style affiliate links above. thank you for being here!}