Exceptional Buy #1: Lancome Ultra Wear Foundation
Lancome has recently launched a new foundation called the Italian Ultra Wear reformulated. If you are someone who loves a foundation with excellent coverage and a thin, breathable formula, this is the product for you. While during the summer, we tend to prefer light, dewy and luminous complexion products, as the weather gets cooler, we tend to gravitate towards a more flawless, full coverage look. This foundation caters to that need.
What sets this foundation apart is its wide range of colors. With 50 shades to choose from, finding your perfect match is now easier than ever. In fact, you can visit your local Sephora and they will do a test on your skin to determine the three shades that would best suit you. I personally opted for the darkest shade as recommended by the Sephora consultant, as I still have a tan from my recent sun exposure.
If you enjoy the complexion products that I recommend, I guarantee you will be obsessed with this new Lancome foundation. Its formula is truly fantastic and I highly recommend giving it a try.
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Natasha Denona Concealer
I am the last one to try the Natasha Denona concealer, but I have to say that I am so impressed with it. A little goes a long way, and it is the thinnest product with the most coverage I’ve ever seen. It truly is incredible how little product you need to achieve a flawless finish. I have even made a video demonstrating how to apply this concealer, and I strongly recommend giving it a try. Not only does it provide amazing coverage, but it also lasts all day without creasing.
Shanta Kai Real Bronzer in the Shade Serena
It has been a long time since I found a bronzer that I love as much as the Valentino bronzer, until now. The Shanta Kai Real Bronzer in the Shade Serena has quickly become a favorite of mine. First of all, it has a little sheen to it, which adds a beautiful glow to the skin. It is also incredibly easy to apply, and the color is just fantastic. Unlike some bronzers that can look orange on the skin, this one has a more beigey tone that is perfect for everyday wear. I have it on right now, and as you can see, it looks amazing even when applied generously.
Phytoosh by Sicily
Comparing the Shanta Kai bronzer to another favorite, the Phytoosh by Sicily, you can see the difference in tone. While I love the Phytoosh bronzer, it has a more orange undertone that is better suited for specific looks. The Shanta Kai bronzer, on the other hand, is more versatile and can be worn daily without looking too bold. I highly recommend giving it a try if you’re in need of a new bronzer.
Now, let’s talk about skincare. In August and September, there are a few exceptional buys that you should consider adding to your routine. One standout product is the Este Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum. This iconic serum has been loved by many for its ability to hydrate and repair the skin overnight. It is a true game-changer and definitely worth the investment.
Another great skincare buy is the Drunk Elephant Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser. This cleanser is gentle yet effective at removing impurities and makeup without stripping the skin. It leaves your skin feeling clean, refreshed, and hydrated. It is definitely a must-have for anyone looking for a reliable cleanser.
If you’re in the market for a new fragrance, two exceptional buys to consider are the Tom Ford Black Orchid and the Chanel Coco Mademoiselle. These scents are both unique and long-lasting, making them perfect for special occasions or everyday wear. They exude elegance and sophistication, and will surely turn heads wherever you go.
Exceptional Buy #1: Gucci Illuminating Multi-Use Drops
This product is a game-changer! The Gucci Illuminating Multi-Use Drops have completely replaced my Hollywood Flawless filter. The drops give you a beautiful, luminous glow without emphasizing your pores. It can be used on bare skin to create a natural radiance, mixed with your foundation for an all-over glow, or even applied on your eyelids or shoulders for a multi-dimensional effect. The best part is that it suits all skin tones, as it doesn’t have any pigmentation. Trust me, this is a must-buy!
Exceptional Buy #2: Gel Bronzer
If you’re looking for a versatile bronzer, this is the one for you. The gel formula gives you a flawless, bronzed look without any harsh lines. It is perfect for creating a warm, sun-kissed glow. The color difference between a more beige-toned bronzer and a warm bronze shade can be striking, so it’s great to have options for different occasions. Trust me, this bronzer is a game-changer.
Exceptional Buy #3: September Color Collection
The September Color Collection is a must-have for all beauty enthusiasts. With a range of stunning shades and finishes, this collection offers something for everyone. From bold, vibrant colors to soft, romantic hues, you can create any look you desire. Whether you’re a makeup novice or a pro, this collection will inspire you to unleash your creativity.
Exceptional Buy #4: Red-Toned Bronzer
This red-toned bronzer is a game-changer for those who want to add warmth and dimension to their complexion. The red undertones give a more natural and sun-kissed look, making it perfect for everyday use. It blends seamlessly into the skin and gives you a beautiful, bronzed glow. Trust me, this is a bronzer you don’t want to miss out on.
Exceptional Buy #5: Stretchy Concealer
Ever wished your concealer was more blendable and stretchy? Look no further! This exceptional buy is a drop that can be mixed with your concealer to make it more stretchy and easier to work with. It provides extra coverage and leaves your skin looking flawless. Whether you want to hide dark circles or blemishes, this stretchy concealer will be your new best friend.
Exceptional Buy #6: Bare Skin Luminosity
If you love that dewy, natural glow, then this exceptional buy is for you. Apply it on bare skin for a radiant, luminous effect. It adds a subtle shine without looking too metallic. Trust me, your bare skin will thank you for this luminosity boost.
Exceptional Buy #7: Foundation Mixing Magic
Tired of searching for the perfect foundation shade? This exceptional buy will solve all your problems. Simply mix a drop of this product with your foundation to customize the shade to your liking. It’s a game-changer for those who struggle with finding their exact match. Say goodbye to the hassle of swatching and sampling different foundations.
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Exceptional Packaging by Gucci Beauty and West man
The packaging of Gucci Beauty and West man’s products is truly exceptional. It has caught my attention and I cannot help but adore it. In my opinion, these brands have the best packaging in the market. As someone who is a sucker for attractive packaging, I couldn’t resist mentioning this aspect. However, the product itself is also outstanding.
Impressive Eyeshadows from Merit
I am genuinely impressed with the cream eyeshadows from Merit. They are super high-performing products that have amazed me. I have already used them in a few of my videos, but that doesn’t matter because I am going to keep talking about them. One notable quality of these eyeshadows is their ease of use. They make wearing eyeshadow enjoyable again.
Not for Makeup Artists
While these cream eyeshadows by Merit are exceptional, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend them to professional makeup artists, unless they have a very minimalist makeup style. For everyday use, however, these eyeshadows are perfect. They are quick and convenient for running errands or going to work. They are not meant for special occasions like weddings. The simplicity of this product is what makes it stand out.
Long-Wearing and Non-Drying Formula
One of the most important factors for me when choosing eyeshadows is their effect on the eyelids. Many products tend to dry out the lids and emphasize wrinkles. However, I am happy to say that this is not the case with Merit’s new eyeshadows. They are long-wearing and do not dry out the lids. As soon as you apply them, give it 20 seconds and they will set in place, without any movement throughout the day.
The 8 exceptional buys in August and September, specifically the impressive packaging by Gucci Beauty and West man, along with the exceptional cream eyeshadows from Merit, are definitely worth considering for your beauty routine. Whether you are a casual makeup user or someone who prefers a minimalist style, these products will not disappoint.
Natasha Denona Palettes
I’ve noticed something unique about Natasha Denona palettes – the ability to mix and match shades according to your preference. This flexibility allows for endless creativity in your makeup looks. Personally, I am highly impressed with the shade range and the high performance of these palettes, especially when it comes to lip products.
A Shift in Lip Trends
In recent times, there has been a significant shift in the market towards glossy, glowy, and hydrating lips. However, I’ve noticed a return to the matte lip trend. While I’m not a huge fan of matte lips, there is one product that stands out for me – the Lisa Eldridge matte liquid lipstick.
Thin and Non-Transfer Formula
What makes Lisa Eldridge’s matte liquid lipsticks exceptional is their thin texture and non-transfer formula. Many other products in the market have a plushy, moussey feeling, which may be comfortable on the lips but are not transfer-proof. Lisa Eldridge’s lipsticks, on the other hand, offer long-lasting wear without smudging or transferring.
Not only does Lisa Eldridge offer a transfer-proof formula, but the range of shades available is absolutely gorgeous. My personal favorites are the fair and fawn shades. If you’re interested, you can watch a video of me applying these lipsticks to see how they look.
A Curious Trend
There is a part of me that struggles to understand the current trend of matte lipsticks. It feels a little unnatural, considering the recent movement towards a more natural and holistic approach to beauty. Perhaps I have been living in my own bubble, but I fail to see the overall appeal of matte lips. However, I can’t deny that I do appreciate a well-executed matte lip look when done with the right product.
The Versatility of Lip Products
Despite my perplexity towards the matte lip trend, I still believe in the versatility of lip products. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to beauty, and personal preferences will always vary. Whether you prefer gloss, matte, or any other finish, the important thing is to experiment and find what makes you feel confident and beautiful.
The Red Mat
You know red mat from time to time, but for the majority of my days I would say 95 of the time I would never reach out to a matte liquid lipstick. I like the look of hydrated lips. I love the look of healthy looking lips.
Opacity of Liquid Lips
I dont like the opacity of liquid lips in general, and and this is not to say that there is something I hate about this brand or this brand, because I I just mentioned that I love Lisa Eldridge. Im just saying about the whole concept in general, like I dont I just dont like it anymore, that much.
Preference for Lip Contour
If I were to choose the product that I would apply, most of the time would be something like Im wearing right now, with a little bit of lip Contour, you know just to shape the lips. And thats said this is from Tata Harper. I have this in multiple Shades. The one Im using today is Juicy and it doesnt matter that it will go away in like two hours.
I would rather reapply this because its so easy to reapply you dont, need a mirror for this, then having like those super matte lips that look so out of place. Thats just my feelings about liquid lipsticks now and Im so so curious to know your opinion, because I know a lot of women prefer matte liquid lipsticks because of how long lasting they are but Im thinking.
Trading Color for Texture
Would you trade, the color for the texture, meaning like? Would you rather have a collar on your lips than having your lips look, you know juicy and Plum.
There are plenty of exceptional buys in August and September, from makeup to skincare to fragrances. The Natasha Denona concealer and Shanta Kai bronzer are both standout products that I highly recommend. Additionally, the Este Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum, Drunk Elephant Beste No. 9 Jelly
Whilst I may have my reservations about the matte lip trend, it is undeniable that Lisa Eldridge’s matte liquid lipsticks offer exceptional quality and a transfer-proof formula. If you’re a fan of matte lips, or simply curious to explore different lip trends, I highly recommend giving these lipsticks a try. Remember, beauty is subjective and ever-evolving, so don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and embrace new makeup possibilities.