Can anyone believe that it is the middle of October already?! I usually don’t like to use cliche’s but time is seriously flying by this year! I am currently sitting in the reading nook in my room cuddled up in a blanket, drinking tea and have a BUNCH of my fall candles lit- and let me tell you, I could not be happier! Fall is seriously my favorite time of the year, and living in the north on the East Coast, I get it in full effect. With the season change, brings along a new assortment of beauty products to discover and experiment with and I have made a list of the ones that I have found so far that I cannot go a day without using! So, cuddle up with a warm drink and a cozy blanket and lets get started!
I have finally gone out and gotten a new mechanical brow pencil, and am extremely happy with this one from NYX. Now, don’t get me wrong, I still love my Anastasia palmade, but I have been using that since like February- and have barely made a dent, may I add- so I just wanted to change it up. I really like this brow pencil in the fact that it is so much quicker than the palmade and that the tip stays nice a pointy so I can really create the look of hair instead of it getting muddled up like the ones that need to be sharpened. The one negative, and it really isn’t about the product itself either, thing I have to say is that the color selection kinda sucks. Most of their brow products are warm toned, and my hair/brows are cool toned so I need one with an ashy finish, and I could only find one- Ash Brown. Now, that could just be the selection from my store, but it is the one negative thing that I have to say about the line.
Let me tell you, this mascara is a game changer for me! I received this mascara as a travel size in my ipsy bag last month- let me know in the comments if you want to see what is in my October bag, I just got it today- and I was really skeptical at first, because I have tried another mascara from them before and all it did was flake off my lashes and did not give them any length or volume or curl. I am happy to say though, that I am pleasantly surprised with this mascara though, which makes the name fitting because it surpassed anything I could have imagined. Let me give you guys a point of reference on how obsessed I am with this mascara- you know I could not go without my Maybelline Lash Sensation mascara and have been using it for like a year now, well, now I think it sucks when compared to the IT Cosmetics one, which is saying a LOT. I still like my Maybelline one, but it does not do nearly as much for my lashes.
LORAC Liquid Lipstick in Mulberry
O.M.G. I have found my perfect fall shade. Mulberry is a mid-tone berry color and I am obsessed! I have loved LORAC for a long time and was really disappointed when Sephora stopped selling it, but as I was walking around Kohl’s with my mom, I just happened upon the makeup counter- and when I say happened upon, we all know that I mean I basically made a run for it- and I saw LORAC’s full line of liquid lipsticks. I only got one, which shows huge restraint on my part, because I was not sure how the formula was and if it would be worth getting a bunch of them and have them end up sucking- which reminds me, I am in the midst of writing a post on my Hits and Misses for liquid lipsticks, so keep a lookout for that. I tested it out right when I got home, like any makeup obsessed person does, and it dried within 5 minutes of application to the back of my hand and barely moved when I washed my hands- and I mean like scrubbing, not the dainty running water over it and saying Ta-Da! it didn’t move! like, no really? The one thing that I have to say though, is that it is REALLY drying on my lips. I was not expecting that, so I applied a thin layer of balm over top and it was fine, but I’m going to play with it more because I want a matte finish, just without the cracks from my lips drying up.
Okay guys, I know that plump lips are in this year and that a lot of people are getting temporary lip fillers, but this way is so much easier and cheaper! Don’t get me wrong, I would love to have plump lips when I wake up, but I don’t like pain and it’s so costly to maintain. This product has really changed the lip game for me though. It moisturizes and plumps my lip so nicely that I don’t know how I have gone this long without knowing about this product! It does have some controversial reviews on it, but I am here to debunk them, just in case any of you have looked into this product, but have been scared away. I am fully aware of the fact that not all people have the same skin sensitivity and reaction to products, but these are some reviews that I have seen and not experienced for myself. The first one being that it leaves a red ring around your lips after application- now, I will say that it does make your lips turn red, but that is only temporary. If you read the details section on Sephora it says right there that it promotes blood flow to the lips, so yes, they are going to turn red for a few minutes. I apply this when I am starting my makeup routine, and by the time I am done, my lips are back to their normal shade, so like 10 minutes, give or take. The second is that the sting is unbearable- The first time I applied it, I was not ready for the sting that it did have, but once you know that it is coming, it is not bad, I swear, and it only lasts for less than 5 minutes. The last is that it doesn’t even work- I think that some people need to realize that this is an enhancer, it is not meant to increase your lip size like getting lip fillers does. I really love this product and will be repurchasing it when I run out.
Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Commander in Chic
You guys, I have been wearing this nail polish for like the past 2 months straight! It is a cool toned brown, and I can’t get enough, it is literally the perfect fall color. I am even more happy with the lasting power that it has. My nails chip like no other and polishes barely last for more than a day or two before they start chipping away, but this has lasted me for like a week without the signs of chipping or wearing out at the tip- which does not sound that impressive, but with my wrap-sheet of nail polish disasters, this is a miracle. I use the Miracle Gel top coat from Sally Hansen over it for an extra boost of protection, and with that duo, I am set for the rest of the of the fall season!
I have been getting back into this palette as the temperature has begun to go down. I have been really obsessed with putting Buck, which is an orangey brown matte, in my crease and dragging it up. I just think that this palette gives the perfect fall vibes because of all the rich, warm toned colors in it.
Yves Saint Laurent Perfume in Black Opium
I have has this perfume for a little under a year, but I am as obsessed with it as I was when I first smelled it- which I can give thanks to my suite-mate! It is such a warn and sexy smell, that I literally cannot get enough of it. I got it in the smallest bottle because I did not know how it was going to react with my skin, but MY GOD, it smells amazing. When I run out I am seriously considering getting the full size, or at least the next size up! This is the perfect perfume to wear all day in the fall and winter, where as I would have only worn it at night in the spring and summer. If you have not yet smelled this perfume, then get your butt’s to a Sephora; you will thank me later!
I hope you guys enjoyed reading about my current fall favorites! Give this post a like if you guys are as excited about this season as I am, and for more fall related posts! Leave in the comments below some of your favorites for the season as well!