August favourites aren’t overwhelmingly exciting folks. I apologize for that, but I got pretty sick for a good chunk of last month and it did not inspire me to get fancy with things. I didn’t wear much makeup at all and when I did it was pretty much just a few base products to stop me from looking like death.
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
I’ve been grabbing this concealer for under my eyes recently. Now that I’ve lost a lot of my tan (hiding indoors to shield to world from your stomach flu will do that to you) the shade Fair is doing the trick for me. It’s a bit lighter than my skintone, but that works out quite nicely to brighten things up. It’s a good all-rounder concealer. The creamy formula means that it works well under the eyes and it can be easily blended over any areas of general redness. The only thing I wouldn’t use this concealer for is covering spots. It’s not quite pigmented enough for that.
Mac Blot Powder
I’ve mentioned this a few times. It’s a nice translucent powder that keeps the shine at bay. I’m a big fan of translucent powders. I find that if I’ve just covered a spot with concealer, going in with a coloured powder on top can wind up looking cakey. Translucent powders set things in place without having to worry about that. I must admit though, I’ve recently found a new powder that kind of leaves this one in the dust. I’ll talk about that soon.
Jouer Highlighter in Champagne
I had been having a love affair with the Jemma Kidd Iced Gold Highlighter for ages, but a couple of months ago I finally decided it was time to try something new… something that wasn’t discontinued… something that hadn’t broken my heart and abandoned me. So I reached my trembling, frail hand out to Jouer. Annnndddd there was love once more. Dramatics aside, this highlighter is actually fantastic. The shade is gorgeous for olive skin tones especially. Unlike Jemma Kidd’s Iced Gold, which is a bit more stark, it melds perfectly into my colouring. I love that it’s not glittery in any way. It’s just a beautiful, natural sheen that makes for a great daytime appropriate highlighter.
Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brulee
I’ve really been enjoying this one recently. I don’t normally go for nudes quite this deep, but actually with the sheer formula it looks really lovely. This is what I was wearing on my lips in my Glowing Skin For Oily Gals post and I’m pretty pleased with it. The formula, as I’m sure most people know by now, is very nourishing and easy to apply. You don’t really need a mirror for these guys.
La Roche Posay Toleriane Ultra
I’m fighting my usual fight with breakouts and as always that means my skin gets dried out from the various anti-acne treatments. This moisturizer is one of the few products I’ve ever tried that has blown me away. It brings so much moisture back into my skin. Plus it’s fantastic for sensitive skin types. I’ve started only applying it in the evenings though as I think it can be a little too rich for my oily skin in the daytime.