August Beauty and Skin Care Favorites

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It's that time again! Check out my favorite beauty and skin care products from the month of August :) OH, and surprise! There is a video to accompany the blog too ;) #imback

 

Hourglass Vanish Stick Foundation 

 

This foundation is PERFECT for anyone who has oily skin. I have struggled with oily skin and have never found a foundation that will keep my skin matte the entire day, until this one! The only downside of this was that I couldn't find my perfect shade. They have plenty of shades, but I couldn't find one that fit exactly what I needed. Other than that, I will buy this over and over again to find the perfect blend of shades because I haven't put this down since I bought it!

 

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

 

I have NO idea how this skipped my arsenal all these years! Refer back to my video for the story on how I came across this powder but it leaves my skin pore free and with zero white cast because of the yellow undertones of the product. 

 

Morphe M105 Brush

 

I use this primarily for contouring because it is the perfect size for my face and creates the perfect line for my contour! Only down side is that the bristles have been shedding ever since I picked it up :/ (if anyone has sigma recommendations for a similar brush, let me know in the comments!)

 

Morphe R36 Brush

 

This brush is also the perfect size for highlighting and places the highlight in all right spots without blowing it all over the place like larger brushes can do! The bristles have gotten quite frayed for me and I've only been using it for a couple weeks, so that is a downside, but nothing worth throwing the brush away over!

 

Olay Regenerist Night Recovery Cream

 

The texture of this cream is so smooth! It has the potential to feel quite heavy, BUT it is a night cream and it's said to hold in moisture all night long. I believe that's true as I wake up with radiant, non-greasy skin. Will give an updated review on how I like it a few months from now :) 

 

My Camera!!

I forgot to include this in my video BUT, my new camera is the best thing that has happened to me all year as I can now do what I love best, and that is blogging and talking with you guys :) Thank you all SO much for being patient as I've been moving and starting a new journey in life. You will definitely be caught up soon in a chit chat get ready with me video!

 

xoxo,

 

battleforbeauty <3 

 

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June Beauty and Skin Care Favorites

A little late, but here they are! (and no, this isn't a Tarte Haul, they're just my favorite brand ;) )

 

Tarte Shape Tape

 

I know I'm extremely late to the party on this one, but I just couldn't give up my Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer!

 

Until.... it because too light for my skin. I had a bit of a tan now and I wanted to try a cheaper concealer, so I went for shape tape because everyone has raved about it, and rightfully so.

 

It gives the ultimate full coverage, blends out flawlessly with a beauty blender and a little goes a very long way! I won't be giving this up for a while!

 

Tarte the Sculptor Face Slenderizer 

 

Yes, another Tarte product! I actually had this for a while but the color I had was way too light. In addition, my skin is pretty patchy so it's hard to blend out any cream on top of my foundation already.

 

BUT! Everyone saw the KKW contour coming out and I wanted to get it but it sold out so quick... SO I went to find this again on Tarte and they (conveniently) had a sale so I got this for $10 ($38 less than KKW) and I have fallen in love! 

 

It's so creamy, blends out perfectly and they have an option for pretty much every skin tone. They even sell these with dual ended highlighters if you want that option. I had that as my first product and the highlight was "ok"... not as creamy as the contour but still pretty. So if you're looking for a cheaper option for the KKW, this is your product.

 

Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Setting Spray

 

Everyone raves about the all-nighter setting spray, which I admit is pretty good. However, I love this one SO much more because it actually, REALLY does a great job at controlling oil (no gimmicks)

 

I "double-set" my makeup look so I can get ultimate oil control: once after the face is finished, and once after my entire makeup look is done. I believe this gives me about an extra 3 hours of lasting power before my makeup decides to creep in, which is so worth it.

 

Benefit Moisturizer

 

Yay skin care! I needed something with SPF and this was the one thing I knew of and wanted to try. It feels so great on the skin, non greasy, smells amazing and has SPF 15 so I can use this in the Vegas heat! It is a bit pricey for a moisturizer in my opinion, but the packaging is so cute and you're paying for the Benefit quality and name!

 

What are some of your favorites from June? (and if you say the jaclyn hill palette, I will be very upset... currently waiting for that restock...)

 

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battleforbeauty <3

 

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