Unlike previous monthly favorites blog posts that get broken down into two sections, this July favorites is very short. The reasons for it being is that I am currently trying out many new products, but there are few that I’ve been going back to that I wanted to share with you.
Summer is the time when I cringe from heavy feeling foundations. I want my skin to breathe yet I want the skin to look even and flawless. For those occasions, I choose to use Maybelline BB Cream. Unlike other BB creams, the Maybelline product does not make the skin appear oily or move around. The product melts into the skin giving “my skin is naturally perfect” appearance. I used this product ever since I was starting out with makeup and I still consider it as one of the best drugstore products.
For special events when I need higher coverage I go back to Milani Conceal & Perfect foundation. In the past, I mentioned that their shade range is suited more for darker skin and as much as I wanted to use it more often I wouldn’t be able to. But ever since I’ve been getting more into self-tanning and with the sun, my skin is very tanned and will soon need a darker shade.
Throughout the 3 years of my blog, I often talked about how I enjoy using very subtle highlighters that would look natural on the skin. In the past couple of months, I’ve been broadening my horizons and trying out highlighters that stand out more. The two products that I’ve been really enjoying are from Maybelline. The Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter gives a sun-kissed look yet looks natural. It comes in 3 different shades and the one that I picked up is 200 Medium. To make the look a little extra I like to top off the illuminator with Master Chrome highlighter in the shade 100 Molten Gold. Often the highlighters at the drugstore are not as finely milled and overall poor quality and I was really impressed with the texture of the new Maybelline highlighter.
At this point in the post, you might have noticed that this summer I am enjoying warm tone in my makeup. The eyeshadow palette that I used every single day throughout July has been Colourpop Chic-y from IluvsarahiiXColourpop collection. Two shades that I am obsessed with are Freckles and Noche. The eyeshadows are highly pigmented yet they are so easy to blend in. I find the texture of Colourpop eyeshadow even better than MAC eyeshadows. And last but not least is the lip product that I’ve been using throughout July and it is a Colourpop Ultra Glossy lipstick in the shade Curvii. It is a pinky nude shade that suits most skin tones and lasts for hours.