September Favorites: Beauty.
It’s crazy that September is over!
Hello hello! It’s my favorite post of the month, where I get to ramble endlessly and unapologetically about all the beauty junk I’m loving. YES.
I’ve been so much more into skincare lately, but! By far my #1 favorite purchase of the month was the eye shadow palette down below. I LOVE IT. The colors are stunning and so creamy. It’s one of those palettes where I’m loving every.single.color and that’s rare.
In weird news, I’m not losing my mind over darker fall lipsticks and sort of keeping things more neutral, which is unheard of for me. I don’t know what’s going on! The darker shades kind of make me feel older? I don’t know.
Not too much new this month, but I’m loving what I’m using! As usual, you can find YEARS of my favorites right here.
5 Things I Loved in September
Marc Jacobs Eyeconic Steeletto Palette. Oh my gosh. I am in LOVE with this palette. Even though I had basically sworn off of eyeshadow palettes because I don’t need ANY!, I saw this on instagram and lost it over the colors. It’s so cool-toned and that’s my go-to. It’s what looks best on my eyes! So I got it and love it so much. It’s the only shadow/palette I’ve used all month. SO pretty. If you love purples and cool tones, get it!
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Foundation. I know I know I know. I’m so not a foundation girl, and certainly not an airbrush foundation girl. Grabbed it because I needed (a lot) more coverage for some videos we shot and I applied it with the beauty blender. I wouldn’t wear it everyday because it’s too much makeup for me, but I absolutely LOVE how it makes my skin look if I happen to be wearing that much makeup. It’s really smooth and didn’t seem to break up, even after a full day. It’s definitely matte so I mixed the Hollywood Flawless filter with it along with some liquid highlighter. And then put highlighter on top. Like a freak. P.S. I’m also still using that Dr Jart Cicapair Calming Gel Cream under as a primer of sorts and it’s perfect. I also have mixed this with the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer I mentioned last month for less coverage and it’s great!
Ilia Color Haze Matte Pigment in Before Today. So I’ve only been using this on my lips, kind of like a your-lips-but-better color and just thrown on when I’m in a rush and need something, but don’t want something shiny. You know? I mean my #1 choice is always this Fresh Sugar Bloom color but this is great when I want something matte. I want to try more from this brand too.
Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Brightening Solution. I sort of started using this by accident. I used the eye serum all last year (and loved it) and must have bought this too but misplaced it. I always say I won’t use retinol until I’m sure I’m done having kids (just because I don’t want to start/stop a skincare routine I love!), but the exception to that has been Luna Oil. Then Lacy started using a retinol and her skin looked amazing and I grabbed this thinking it was the eye serum and used it one night. I am OBSESSED. I have been using it two or three times a week at night and absolutely love it. My skin feels tighter (in a good way?!), brighter and smoother.
Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme. At the end of August I pretty much transitioned to fall perfume and this is my favorite. You know how much I love it? The sent that lingers on my clothes is incredible. Unlike most perfumes, I actually like how this smells on my skin hours AFTER I put it on. It’s such a warm, comforting cool-weather scent! Even though I’ve worn this for a few years, the last two winters I didn’t use it much because I was breastfeeding – and it’s a STRONG scent. So now I’m basically applying it every day and lovvvving it.
That’s a wrap on September! What have you been loving this month? As usual, I’ve been stalking some Christmas gift sets already. Also wondering if sephora will still do their normal VIB sale since they just did a surprise one! What will you grab?
[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!]