Happy Sunday/Monday and welcome to another blog post! I’ve always been a fan of monthly favorites and even though I would love to be able to go to get new makeup every month to generate enough new favorites every month my bank account would be non existing so I can’t do that. But in these past couple of months I have found some makeup items that I’ve really loved and with Halloween over sadly I thought now would be the best time to share with you some of my Current Makeup Favorites! Almost all of these products I got at Sephora with the exception of two items and will be linked at the end of the post if you are interested in these items. That being said let’s just jump right into it! Here are My Current Makeup Favorites!
Touch in Sol No Poreblem Primer
The first product is the first of a few that is out of my comfort zone. If I’m being honest with you guys until these past few months I have been a really lazy with makeup. I always just used the basics like foundation, eyeliner, etc, last summer I just started getting into contouring, bronzer, and highlighting but I never used the “extra” things in my mind like primer or a setting spray because I thought it wasn’t needed. I was at Sephora with my best friend and she got this primer and I was automatically interested in it and asked her how she felt about it. She ended up loving it and because I always trust her opinion on makeup the next time we were at Sephora I picked it up. I was a little skeptical about it and it took me a bit to get into it but it has slowly became one of my favorites. No Poreblem Primer is a silky soft to the skin primer that blurs the look of pores while enhancing the wear of makeup. It works for all skin types and prepares your skin for a flawless foundation look. After using this product I can see why primers is not just an “extra” step in my makeup routine.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in shade 190
Speaking of foundation, my next product is the one and only Fenty Beauty Foundation in shade 190. For how much I love makeup I had no idea Rhianna was coming out with a makeup line until we just so happened to walk into Sephora the day of the line release. I wasn’t even going to get anything from the line, I went to Sephora to repurchase a product mentioned later on in this blog post and was so impressed with the beautiful packaging I couldn’t help but try a product from the line. Even though I was nervous to try it I got the foundation and the next day when I tried it, I fell in love. I wanted to do a review on this foundation but there are so many reviews on Youtube, I feel like you would just hear the same things over if I did one. But I didn’t want to miss the chance to put it in a favorites video because I generally like this product. I was surprised that I got the right color to match my skin tone because when we were at Sephora I remember the worker was saying how the pigment doesn’t show until after it dries, so I’m glad it didn’t take me forever to find a match. The Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation is a soft matte, long-wear foundation with buildable, medium-to-full coverage. I’m not the biggest fan of Rhianna but I am very impressed with her line and can’t wait to try more of her products.
Fenty Beauty Full-Bodied Foundation Brush 110
So when we were at Sephora I was debating on also getting the foundation brush but since I was already getting one thing that I didn’t come for I didn’t want to spend more money. But after watching so many Youtube reviews raving on how much they loved the foundation brush I had to pick it up. And it is safe to say that they were all right. The Full-Bodied Foundation Brush 110 is a medium-density liquid foundation brush designed to give seamless, air-touched, medium to full coverage look. This brush helps you build your foundation from a medium to a full coverage look. I’m really glad I caved in and got these two products because this changes the game in foundation for me. Also before you say anything I know that I should have cleaned this brush for this blog post but I had no time. If you want to see what the makeup brush looks like clean, you can look at the link for this product.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Soft Brown
So ever since I found out that you can put makeup in your eyebrows I’ve been trying to find the perfect products for my brows. We all know I love Benefit’s brow line. I was talking to one of my friends and she has never used the Benefit brow line before and has used the Dipbrow Pomade and she lived for it so I told her that I would try the Dipbrow Pomade if she tried out any product from the Benefit brow line. So I tried it and I loved it. I love how it makes my brows look filled in no time. A little goes a long way too. I also love the combination of using the Benefit goof proof pencil on my inner brow and then blending it into the pomade to make it look more natural. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade is a smudge-free, waterproof formula that glides on the skin and hair smoothly to creates a clean and defined brows. It provides color, sculpture and shading which helps create my perfect brow. Side Note, if you are debating between colors, go for the lighter color because even though the color may look like, the product is pretty dark.
NYX Epic Ink Liner
This next product is not from Sephora but from Target and it is the NYX Epic Ink Liner. Recently I haven’t been really loving the Kat Von D Tattoo liner because it isn’t as long lasting for me as it used to be. At the beginning of the day when I first put it on it looks great but by the end of the day the darkness dies down and smudges easily. My eyes also easily get really watery so I always end up accidentally smudging my eyeliner. So I was on the quest to find a new eyeliner and of course, the first person I go to with help with makeup is my best friend who I always go to Sephora with. She said that she’s been recently loving this eyeliner and that I should try it out so when I went to Target I picked it up. I have to say I love this eyeliner. It is the darkest black and it makes making a line and a wing so easy. It is also waterproof so when my eyes get watery I don’t smudge my dark eyeliner. The NYX Epic Ink Liner is a slender brush tip that is intensely pigmented, a waterproof pen that lets you achieve black liquid lines effortlessly. Plus NYX is really affordable so that is a nice plus to it as well!
Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof in Black Lace
So recently I have once again opened up my world in makeup and is now trying to tight line my eyes. On top of my eyeliner smudging sometimes I would look into the mirror and see a line of skin peeking out between my eyeliner and lashes. And I thought that maybe tight lining would help solve that problem so here we are. I didn’t know what type of eyeliner to try and I was watching Jade the Libra on Youtube talking about this eyeliner so I thought I would try it out. And though I am still trying to get the hang of tight lining I can say that this product solved my problem! I also really like when I finish tight lining my upper lash line and blink it doesn’t rub on my bottom waterline. The Contour Eye Pencil is a silky formula that is resistant to water, heat, humidity and ensures up to 12 hours of smudge-less wear.
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
On my last Sephora Haul I showed you that I got this product after my friend recommended it to me and I am back on here saying that I have liked it and that it has become a part of my daily makeup routine. It did take a little bit to get used to spraying something on my face but now that I’ve gotten used to it now. With the combination of my Fenty Beauty Foundation, the Foundation Brush 110 and this setting spray I can say that my makeup stays matte all day long. The All Nighter Setting spray is a weightless spray that keeps makeup looking just-applied for up to 16 hours. I got a mini version but now I think I may get the full sized next time I’m in Sephora.
Kat Von D Saint Eau de Parfum
The next product is a product that I didn’t think I would love. I don’t really wear perfume, I normally go towards body mists because I love apple smelling things (especially during the fall and springtime) but once again walking through Sephora I was just casually looking at perfumes and fell in love with this perfume. The Saint Perfume is a floral type of perfume that has vanilla, musk and Jasmine keynotes. I don’t want to spend 54 dollars on the full bottle so I’ve gotten the 22 dollar travel size and I’ve already been through two travel size perfumes. Well Kat, since you’ve been through 2 of the travel size bottles why don’t you just bite the bullet and buy the full size? Well… something about spending over 50 dollars on one item I can’t justify with myself, especially a perfume, but maybe give me a few more travel size bottles and I will, or a good sale on it.
Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner
These next two products are yet another unexpected purchase from walking around Sephora. I saw this product and picked it up because I saw the girl in the picture have brown curly hair with bangs like me and was automatically drawn to it. I smelled the shampoo and fell in love with the smell of grapefruit. I wanted this product but didn’t want to spend 25 dollars for each bottle in case I ended up not liking it so I got the mini size and a week later I had to go back to buy the full sizes. The No Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner is a lightweight that detangles and fights frizz. It weightlessly blocks humidity, smooths hair texture while leaving your hair feeling moisturized. Since loving this product I am intrigued with the other products for the No Frizz line.
Neutrogena On-The-Spot Acne Treatment
This product is an old favorite but I haven’t talked about on my blog. The Neutrogena On-The-Spot Acne Treatment is perfect for troublesome blemishes. The formula contains benzoyl peroxide that attacks blemishes without causing irritation, over-drying, and redness. I put it on once in the morning and before going to bed (maybe a third if it’s a big pimple) and in the matter of a few days, the pimple is gone especially before it breaks through the skin.
XOXO Makeup Bag by Magg’s London
A couple of blog posts ago I talked about my favorite Youtube Channels and I mentioned the inspiring Hannah Maggs. I’ve always loved makeup bags and wanting to support her and her family but none of the makeup bags called my name until the XOXO Makeup Bag. The XOXO Makeup Bag is a pinky/nude pleather material with a rose gold zipper and logo in the middle which is pretty much my aesthetic. The day it arrived in my mailbox I was jumping for joy knowing that I could support one of my favorite Youtubers. Another thing I love about this makeup bag is that it this makeup bag is a pretty good size. I actually don’t use the makeup bag for makeup because I am very messy when it comes to makeup and I don’t want to ruin it but if I were to put makeup in it, I would be able to fit pretty much all of my makeup in it. Looking at the website now I just read that this is one of the smaller makeup bags, so you just have to picture how much you can fit in the others!
So that’s all the items! It was a pretty long one so thanks for sticking with me! I hope you enjoyed this blog post as much as I enjoyed putting this all together. I’ve been looking forward to doing this blog post for a while and I’m glad that I could finally share with you some of my current favorites! If you are interested in any of these products, there are links at the end! What are some products you’ve been loving these past few months? Let me know in the comments below as well as other ideas for blog posts. I’m always up to new ideas! Hope you are all having a great start to the week and I will see you in the next blog post!