September has literally zoomed passed, and I have spent the whole month dreaming of Autumn which has only really arrived here in New York this week. For the earlier part of the month it was still so hot and humid, but now I feel Autumn has just landed and I am all over it. The cooler weather, snuggly scarves, actually being able to wear jeans without melting etc etc!!! I had an exciting trip back to the UK for my baby shower that my friends threw for me, which was amazing and you can read about here. My bump is getting bigger and and I am finally getting organized for her arrival in 10 weeks time so have been spending time sorting out nursery etc. I haven’t really bought a lot of new products recently but have really loved some of the ones I have, so without further rambling, here is what I have been loving during September!
I’ll start with hair, as I don’t often talk about hair products on here unless they really impress me. The Bumble & Bumble Thickening Hairspray is a product that I have had for a while but was left a bit unloved until I noticed that every time my hairdresser blow-dried my hair he would spray this in on before drying, and was always left with the most incredible volume, which is an achievement on my fine, flyaway hair! I have been using this every time I dry my hair now and sprayed at a distance as to not overload my hair, this makes it appear so much more thicker and full of life.
After years of watching Lisa Eldridge on YouTube, I thought it was about time that I picked up her favorite concealer, the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage. It took a little bit of getting used to as I am more accustomed to creamier concealers and this is quite a dry formula, but applied with a brush and then patted into the skin it covers blemishes seamlessly and lasts well on the skin. I shall be writing a full review of this soon.
Another product that I have been meaning to purchase for a while is the Beauty Blender. This little pink sponge, has really impressed me and gives the most flawless finish to my make up. I usually use it once I have applied my makeup to finish the skin as it does a great job of blending everything together, leaving a streak-free, perfected look. I also love it for blending in concealer under my eyes as the tip of the sponge is the perfect shape to fit into the corners of the eye. Read my full review here.
My favorite eye combination of the month has been the ColourPop Eyeshadows in La La all across the lid with Mittens in the crease, which is a beautiful warm combination that looks great for Autumn. I am obsessed with Colourpop shadows, they are so pigmented and last the whole day without creasing, you can see swatches of these shadows and read my review here. For liner I have been loving the L’Oreal Infalliable Lacquer Liner in Bronze across the top lid. The bronze shade compliments the shadows well and gives the necessary definition without being too harsh.
Finally, the Laura Mercier Lip Parfait in Ameretto Swirl is literally all I have had on my lips this month. These Lip Parfaits are the most creamiest lipsticks ever, they feel so comfortable to wear and almost feel like a sheer lipstick would, yet with a more opaque coverage and a beautiful shine, I am obsessed! The shade Ameretto Swirl is the most perfect pinky beige that is great for everyday and also looks amazing paired with a smokey eye!
What products have you been loving this month?
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