Tuesday, October 15, 2013

October Beauty Faves

I thought that I would take a day every month and share with you some of my favorite beauty products.  I have a total Sephora problem, as shown by my Rouge card, and love love love trying out new make-up and beauty products!  Some of this months items are recent purchases and some of them are my tried and true, go-to products.  

Amika Nourishing Mask.  This mask is not for your face, it's for your hair! I actually got this in one of my Birchboxes and quickly ran through the sample tube. It's a little pricey ($40 for 500mL), but it makes my hair so smooth and shiny!

Dr Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Cream.  This is another Birchbox find. I've tried a few different BB creams and have settled on this as my favorite.  The SPF in this one is a little lower than I would like (only SPF 25), but if you just layer a light sunscreen first, you'll be all set!  The color might be a little dark for winter, but with my mildly tanned skin it's just perfect.

Dr Jart+ Water-Max Sleeping Mask. With the days turning cooler and dryer, this mask has been a life saver.  My skin tends to lose moisture like crazy in the fall and winter and this mask helps me re-hydrate, overnight!  Just smooth it on right before bed and rinse it off in the morning.  I use it once or twice a week and it really leaves my skin glowing!

YvesSaintLaurent Touche Eclat - Radiant Touch.  It took me forever to find a highlighter/concealer that doesn't look cakey and gross. I'm also in love with the brush applicator. Just click the bottom of the pen and it ejects more product onto the brush. This YSL pen is perfect for under eye concealing and I also like to use it for highlighting.

Givenchy Fluid Foundation. I am a huge fan of SPF layering.  I generally wear an SPF 50 sunscreen, topped with my SPF 25 BB cream and an SPF 20 foundation.  Sunscreen really is a girls best friend, keep those fine lines at bay!  I love the feel of this foundation, it applies so smoothly and lasts so much longer than any previous foundation I have tried.  While no foundation will last from morning until night, this Givenchy foundation lasts 8 or 9 hours.

Living Proof - Prime Style Extender.  Sephora is trouble when it comes to their free products!  I received a sample of this product last winter and have been buying the full size tube ever since.  It's not an anti-frizz product and will do nothing for you on those crazy humid days.  What it does is allow for me to skip a shampoo.  Use this day one, day two spritz on some dry shampoo.  It really holds your style.

SUGAR fresh products.  I am totally addicted to SUGAR products.  I probably have three more of these lip balms in my purse.  Fabulous moisture with just a hint of color, I like to wear these alone and on top of my regular lipstick.  The SUGAR fresh gloss is perfect for a casual weekend look!

So there we have it!  My favorites for October!  I have a whole bunch of other things that I want to share with you, but I didn't want this post to be pages and pages long.  Come back next month for my winter must have beauty products!

What are you loving this month?  Find any new colors?  A great lipstick?  I'm a sucker for nail polish...

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  1. I have actually been meaning to try those tinted Sugar lip balms! They look lovely.

    Currently Coveting

  2. love amika! Please check out my newest post at www.loveolia.com!

  3. I wanted to try SUGAR products, after your endorsement, I will have to! Thanks for linking up :)

  4. Many of these are favorites of mine too! The Touche Eclat is one of my go-tos and I love the Amika mask and Fresh lip treatments! Such great picks!!

  5. SUGAR lip balms are amazing! Haven't tried the gloss yet!