July Beauty Favorites

Friday, July 29, 2016

Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder - $35
I made a trip to Ulta after I ran out of the BECCA translucent setting powder I was using. They were sold out, but one of the sales associates suggested this setting powder to me instead. She said it was similar and that the Tarte powder was her favorite. I gave it a shot figuring I could return it if I didn't like it, but this is definitely a new favorite! It doesn't leave my dry skin flaky or tight and it sets my foundation perfectly. 

Benefit Cosmetics Ka-Brow in #4 - $24
I was at a Benefit Boutique not that long ago for an eyebrow wax, and the technician used this on me as a touch up product. The color was perfect for my "bronde" hair, but I was hesitant to purchase because it looked just like my ABH Dipbrow. However in my opinion, the Benefit formula is much smoother, last longer, and is easier to apply. I snagged this up at Ulta a few days after I got my eyebrows done and I haven't used anything else!

Dior Addict Lip Glow in Pink - $33
Now you may be asking yourself, "Carly, really? A $33 lip balm?!" Yes, it's worth every single penny. This lip balm actually adjusts to the pH in your lips and becomes the perfect shade of pink for your skin. And the lasting powering is actually quite surprising. My lips felt moisturized all day through a large iced coffee and many glasses of water!

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation - $39
This has become my new go-to summer foundation. The coverage in phenomenal and it feels so light on the skin, you are barely feel it. I'm not normally a full-coverage foundation kind of girl because I like to show off my freckles, but this foundation has changed my mindset completely. It's not super cakey will it will cover freckles 100%,  but all redness and imperfections are covered flawlessly. This is a dry-skinned girl's dream!

Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer Lipgloss in Sugar Sugar - $28
I may have purchased this lip gloss because it's Jaclyn Hill's favorite (guilty), but I can see why it's her go-to. This is the perfect glossy gloss. There a hint of champagne shimmer in Sugar Sugar, giving your lips the perfect hint of luminosity. And this formula is so comfortable! If you're in the market for a new gloss, give this a go!

Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette - L.E.
Sadly, this palette is limited edition, but you can find it on eBay and other beauty sites - just expect to pay a little more than retail ($52). I actually found mine brand new on Poshmark because I had to add this to my collection of CT eyeshadow quads.  But the colors in this quad are ABSOLUTE PERFECTION! I love taking the bronze shade all over my lid, blend it out in the crease, and use the white shimmer shade on my brow bone and inner corner. 

First Aid Beauty 5-in-1 Bouncy Mask - $38
This is the perfect face mask if you're looking for something that will restore your skins elasticity and brighten your skin tone. While it's not an "Instagram-worthy" colored face mask, this stuff is the bomb! I love using this on Fridays after a long work week of wearing makeup. I also like using this in the mornings when I know I'm not going to wearing makeup so my pores open up and my skin can breathe all day.

Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray - $26
This is my new holy grail texturizing hair spray! This spray actually acts as a texturizer, dry shampoo, and holding spray all in one. This is perfect on days when I'm too lazy to straighten or curl my hair. I'll just let my hair air dry, spray this all over, scrunch it up and I'm good to go. One downsize, I'm not a HUGE fan of the scent but I can get passed that because this formula is the best I've ever used!

1 comment:

  1. Great picks, Carly! I've heard great things about the Dior lip gloss, I must try it out!

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