I’m sorry this is a bit late but I had problems with my laptop so I couldn’t post much right away. But anyway, here we go!
1. MAC Blush in Fleur Power
I know I was into a bronzey glow during the first part of the month, but towards the end, I for some reason enjoyed looking all pinky and flushed. To achieve this look, I kept going back to only one blush. It’s a matte pink shade, and gives the most perfect “innocent school girl blush”. I wish the texture were more velvety, but it’s fine. This was featured in my recent MAC Haul, if you want to see the other things I picked up from there as well. :)
2. Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Every girl, their mother and their mother’s dog has this concealer, and for good reason! Collection is finally in the Philippines, so the minute I found out, I practically flew to the stall. :D The thing I like best is that it’s long wearing, even on my blemishes. The problem I have with most concealers is that they fade, and I haven’t even walked out the door yet. It’s good coverage, is creamy, blends easily bladibladibla… I’m thankful it doesn’t go cakey on me as well.
3. L’oreal False Lash Telescopic Mascara
I originally wanted the waterproof version since I do have oily eyelids, but I was surprised when it didn’t smudge as bad as I expected. There was only slight smudging, but as usual, as long as I prime my lashes beforehand, I’m fine. It’s volumizing, not the most lengthening, but it works well enough (but I expected more from the fibers, but it’s not much help) and although I’m used to more wet mascaras, this isn’t too bad. One coat is actually enough to make your eyelashes look fabulous, but for an extra oomph, two coats works! I don’t think this is my most favorite mascara ever, but I’ve been enjoying it recently. :)
4. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Crush Beguin
You guys know how I’m a big fan of these balm stains, and since I’ve been transitioning from summer to autumn, I’ve been going for a more berry lip. This pretty much finishes off my English Rose look, and I can build it up from pink to a deep berry color. It’s moisturizing and minty too! Check out my English Rose look to see what it looks like in action.
5. Too Cool for School Marshmallow Puff
I’ve been looking for dupes of the Beauty Blender over here, and when I finally found one, I was so happy to get it for much less! It probably isn’t as good as the original, but since I don’t know what it’s like, I’m pretty impressed with how this has been working! With regular sponges, it’s best to use them slightly damp, so the same goes for this thing. I just bounce the sponge on my face to blend the foundation in and I’m always satisfied its flawlessness. With brushes, I find that it sits on top of my skin and may look unnatural some of the time although coverage is good, but with this sponge, it’s like I put nothing on my face. Or at least, it seems like it. I also use the tip to blend concealer under my eyes. I’m waiting to try it with cream blushes though.
6. Organix Moroccan Argan Oil (Extra Penetrating)
This is my favorite discovery of the month. I tried their other hair oils before, but I decided to go for this one since it said “Extra Penetrating; for dry and coarse hair” which is what I have. The first time I tried it, I was blown away. My hair had never felt so soft in my life! I didn’t read the instructions, but what I did was to squeeze a pea sized amount on my palms, rub my hands together then work it into the ends of my hair, and whatever was left, I’d smooth it onto the top parts of my hair. I was surprised to find out that that was actually what you’re meant to do. :P It’s not much of a downside, but if I use too much, I found it to weigh my hair down slightly, so be careful. Or, you could go for the other formulas they have for normal hair and fine hair. Check out the other stuff they have in the brand as well; it’s organic (so I’ve heard) and the products I’ve tried so far have been really great! :)
And those are my favorite products and recent discoveries for the month of August! I hope you guys enjoyed. What have you been loving recently? Have you tried some of these products? Oh, and stay tuned for a drugstore haul coming soon! :)