Hello everyone, already in your holiday mood or still lingering in the melancholy Autumn mood?
Either way here we are and today we are talking about my favorite early Autumn/Fall makeup.
Here is the list of product I will give you a mini review:
1- Effaclar BB Blur Cream Mousse with SPF 20
2- Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
3- Benefit Hoola Bronzer
4- Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink (shade 15 Lover)
• Effaclar BB Blur Cream Mousse with SPF 20 is the perfect ally for a light makeup during your days off or for people who hate using foundation with an heavy consistency.
The soft and lovely mousse-like texture feels strange at first, but then it blends effortlessly into your skin, blurring pores and covering other imperfections. The color and light coverage remain beautiful and true all day long. It also offers a lovely light coverage that evens out your complexion in a natural-looking way, even if it can’t cover more noticeable imperfections like dark spots or acne scars.
The only problem of this amazing product is that it only comes in two shades, Fair/Light and Light/Medium. Personally, since I have fair skin, my shade is the first one, and it is perfect, but seriously it should be offered in more options.
Its formula is particularly great for oily skin, because it lightly mattifies your shiny face, but thanks to enough emollient ingredients it’s perfect even for those with normal to combination skin (I would not recommend this to those who have dry skin, because it can leave dry patches on your cheeks).
Bonus Point: It’s fragrance free and provides a great broad spectrum sun protection.
I would strongly recommend Effaclar BB Blur Cream Mousse with SPF 20, it’s a product that is amazing but also not pricey at all.
You can find it here
• Too Faced Better Than Sex is my favorite and most used mascara at the moment.
If you want to add length and volume to your lashes, this is the perfect product for you.
The color is super black, and the formula gives a “WOW” effect to your lashes that last all day, without smudging or clumping them together.
The hourglass-shaped brush separates and curls each lash to a voluptuous perfection, and it is very easy to use.
One or two coats are enough to add noticeable length and volume to your lashes, but with a few extra coats you will have shocking look-at-me lashes.
The formula doesn’t feel greasy or sticky, however it takes longer than usual to dry. But, like I said, once it is set it doesn’t flake and has a superior wear.
I have tested it during the hot and humid Summer months. I have put it on in the early morning and when I came home later in the night it was still there without any leak on the cheeks.
So, I would certainly recommend this mascara, it is a bit pricey but worth your money due to its excellent quality. Moreover, there is a mini size which is a great idea if you want to try it before buying it; it is also half the prize of the regular one and really cute.
You can find it here
• Benefit Hoola Bronzer is my life saver. This powder is very flattering on my fair skin tone, and can add a believable and lovely sun-kissed glow on my face every day, even on a bad day. It is perfect as a bronzer per se, but I also love to use it as a light contour to give tone and shape to my face. Hoola, with its smooth texture and lightly shiny finish, will melt perfectly on your skin. Also, you will only need 2-3 taps from the pot to have a lovely face every day, even the bad ones.
You can find it here
• Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink in the shade 15 (Lover). It comes in many colors and I have bought two of them already, but this is my favorite nude shade for every day.
This liquid lipstick is awesome; you can apply it in the morning and even eat oily food, like pizza, at lunch, or drink frizzy beverage, like Cola or Fanta, and this product will stay intact until you have to wash your face at night, not kidding here. Also, it doesn’t smudge on the corner of your mouth and it doesn’t concentrate in the middle of your lips either, like most of the liquid lipsticks do.
At first it goes on wet and a little sticky, it also takes several minutes to dry properly, but once it sets it stays on all day.
Plus, it doesn’t feel dry, cakey or uncomfortable on your lips.
Moreover, the applicator comes with a pointy tip, which means you can create a sharp lip line without using a lip liner. So, I love Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink but is really a pain to remove; make sure to have a dual phase makeup remover or an oil cleanser on hand.
This is Thanksgiving week, so happy holidays if you are American! For all of us it also means Black Friday is near. I hope you will find great ideas for your shopping list in my blog. Shop ’till you die! (metaphorically speaking, of course).
See you soon.