Favorites | Top 5 October 2016
These are my October favorites and as always I will link to full reviews at the end of the post.
So first of all I wanted to talk about the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish foundation.
This foundation looks so beautiful and natural and the skin if you apply a light layer, but you can also build it up to a medium-full coverage, without it looking cakey, so I feel like you really get a lot of options with this one.
The only thing I don’t like about this is the fact that it just doesn’t dry down, so I have to set it with a little bit more powder than I usually wear, but there’s just something about the way this foundations looks on the skin, and wears throughout the day, that makes it worth it either way in my book.
Next I have to talk about the Smashbox Primer Water.
Now, I use this one all year around, but I especially love it in the colder months because it gives my skin that extra touch of hydration, and it also makes my makeup go on a bit easier on top.
Now, I do also use a regular primer with this, because I don’t feel like this prolongs the wear time of my makeup, and it doesn’t help to fill inn large pores or fine lines, but it does make my makeup go on smoother, and my skin feels hydrated all day, plus it’s really nice to use as a refresher throughout the day, and it doesn’t disrupt the makeup you have on underneath.
For my lips this month I’ve been rotating between a few different products, but I’ve been reaching for the NYX Lip Lingerie in the shade “Exotic” the most.
This is such a beautiful ‘rusty-brown’-red shade, at least on my lips, and I just think that it’s such an easy shade to wear, because it’s not quite bold, but it’s not quite neutral either.
Also, it doesn’t dry out my lips even thoug it dries down to a matte finish, and it stays on 4-6 hours, depending on how much/what you eat and drink, but I don’t have any issues reapplying this, so I don’t think it’s too bad for the price.
My next favorite is the Smashbox contour stick.
Now, this does come in a pack of three, including a highlight and a bronze shade as well, but I’ve been reaching the contour shade.
What I love about this is that it is very easy to work with, and I find that it is a very natural looking contour if you use it underneath your foundation, which is how I use it.
You can of course use it over as well, and it does work nicely for that too, but I just prefer to use it underneath.
Since I use a cream contour, I do like to set it with another contour powder on top, just to make sure that that it stays on all day, and for that I’ve been using the Sleek Face From palette.
Now, I’ve mostly been reaching for the contour powder in this trio, and it’s not the darkest shade there is (I got it in the shade light), so it’s very easy to controll how much you apply, and since I don’t want a strong contour to begin I find that this has been working very good for me.
It is also quite easy to blend, and it doesn’t look patchy on the skin, so I do really like it.
So, that sums up my top 5 favorites for October.
Let me know what you’ve been loving for this month in the comments below.
Bobbi Brown Foundation: https://februaryglow.wordpress.com/2016/10/05/review-bobbi-brown-long-wear-even-finish-foundation/
NYX Lip Lingerie: https://februaryglow.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/review-nyx-lip-lingerie/
Smashbox Primer Water: https://februaryglow.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/smashbox-primer-water/
Smashbox Contour Sticks: https://februaryglow.wordpress.com/2015/12/23/smashbox-step-by-step-contour-stick-trio/