This month I have been loving a lot of the same products as I have in July (Hello Flawless Powder by Benefit, Loreal True Match Concealer, Soap&Glory Primer, ABH Dip Brow Pomade, etc.) But I have been trying to experiment with some products I have been hoarding in my makeup drawers and found some gems worth sharing.
Here is my 1000% honest review of some of my most used beauty products this past August.
Kat Von D Tattoo Liquid Eyeliner ($20) I usually use Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner but recently I have been reaching for this one by KVD because it is so easy to apply. I have very shaky hands so achieving the perfect wing is no easy task for me but this liquid liner makes it so much easier and stays in tact all day. The only thing is that once it dries, it is almost impossible to get rid of, so be careful to fix your mistakes while it’s still wet.
Lancome Hypnose Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara ($27.50) This mascara is on the pricy side but is amazing for every day even without eyeliner. The formula makes your lashes super long and voluminous. While it’s not my favorite mascara in the world (Better Than Sex by Too Faced), it is definitely in my top 3. I have been wearing it during the day without eyeliner with a very natural glowy skin look.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Eyebrow Gel ($22) This gel keeps my brows in tact all day even in the heat. I usually start with Anastasia’s Dip Brow Pomade and then go over my brows with the gel. If I’m feeling really lazy though I will just reach for the gel for an easy way to tame your brows during the daytime.
Make Up Forever HD Microfinish Powder ($35) I have been especially into the “baking” this summer. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the fad, baking is when you apply concealer and then a thick layer of translucent powder and leave it on for 5-10 minutes. The translucent powder traps the heat that naturally emanates from your skin and locks your concealer in place for hours. Baking is great for the Summer because it prevents your makeup from melting away in the heat and keeps it all in tact. This powder works especially well to achieve the perfect baked face.
Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment ($22) This mask is amazing. The formula not only exfoliates your skin for a deep clean, but also smooths it. After a long day of sweating in the 95 degree weather and wearing makeup, this mask works to flush away all of the impurities and deep cleans for a brighter complexion.