July 2015 Favorites

Hi Everybody!

I can’t believe July is already over! Here are some of the products I have been LOVING this month. With the heat I have been sticking to minimal makeup while going for that dewy, glowy look.

July 2015 Favorites
July 2015 Favorites

July 2015 Favorites – As pictured above (Left to Right, Top to Bottom)

Stila – Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush – Water Lily:

I got the shade water lily which is the perfect peachy pink sheer wash of color. I was a little scared at first as I am not used to liquid / gel blushes but this blends out super easily and provides the perfect amount of color.

Stila - Water Lily (blended out)
Stila – Water Lily (blended out)

Too Faced – HangoverRx Replenishing Face Primer:

This primer is my holy grail. I have dry skin and this works perfectly. It makes my face feel hydrated and keeps my makeup on all day. I will be repurchasing this over and over and over.

Chanel – Soleil Tan de Chanel:

I think this bronzer is perfect for summer. It is extremely warm and gives my face the perfect hint of JLo. I apply it with a large stipple brush in the places I would normally contour and it instantly warms my face up. I love throwing this over minimal makeup to give my face dimension. I also love that a little product goes a long way which is a plus given how pricey it is.

Becca – Shimmering Skin Perfector – Champagne Pop:

This Limited Edition highlight has been my favorite! I love applying a little bit of this on the high points of my cheeks. It is the perfect champagne highlight that can be used for a natural glow or an intense disco ball look.

Champagne Pop - on the top
Champagne Pop – on the top

Cover Fx Custom Cover Drops – N30:

I love these drops. I have been using them a lot with different moisturizers and even adding them into bb creams – like with my other favorite the Maybelline Dream Pure BB. They are essentially drops of pure pigment which is perfect for adding a hint more coverage to anything!

Maybelline – Fit Me Concealer – Light (10) and Medium (25):

I have been loving these concealers as a way to brighten my under eyes (w/ light) or cover any blemishes / trouble spots (w/ medium). It is so lightweight and blends out really smoothly. I think it is a great everyday concealer that provides a good amount of coverage without looking cakey or settling into any fine lines.

Maybelline – Dream Pure BB – Light/Medium:

I think this BB is great. I was actually really surprised with the amount of coverage it provides. It is really smooth and lightweight on the skin but evens out my skintone really well. I also love that it has 2% Salicylic Acid – so on days where I feel like my skin needs a day off or some acne help this is my go to.

Clinique – Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer + Rouge Intense + Base – Nude Pop:

I think this color is perfect for a “no makeup makeup look.” It is moisturizing and feels almost like a chapstick when applied. It has a lot of pigmentation and is the perfect everyday nude pink color.

Clinique Pop - Nude Pop
Clinique Pop – Nude Pop

Loreal – Telescopic Mascara – Carbon Black:

This mascara is one of my new favorites. I know i’ve raved about it before, but it really is the only mascara that keeps my lashes curled all day. My only con to this is that it is more lengthening than volumizing. If I could mix the Too Faced – Better than Sex formula with this one it would be my perfect mascara ever!

ColourPop – Super Shock Shadow – Lovely:

This shade is soooo pretty. It is a metallic soft gold shade that really brings light to your eyes. The colourpop formula is so unique and one of my favorites for shimmery shades. The mousey texture allows the shimmer to really pop on your eyes and I find that they stay all day. I love pairing this with a darker color in the crease or outer v. You can intensify it for a dramatic night look or even just put it all over the lid during the day.

ColourPop - Lovely
ColourPop – Lovely

That’s all for my monthly favorites this time around! Let me know what your favorites have been :).

xxoo Melissa

Makeup Look: Pop of Pink

Hey Everybody,

As you may have seen in my recent Nordstrom Anniversary Sale post, I purchased the Nars “Blame it on Nars” cheek palette. I, of course, wanted to use it right away. I figured a casual Friday night out was the perfect time to try it out!

Check out the look I came up with below:

Pop of Pink Summer Look
Pop of Pink Summer Look

I used the following products for this look and think it came out great!

Products Used - details below
Products Used – details below

Face:

Maybelline Dream Pure BB – light/medium (I mixed this with a couple of the FX Custom Cover Drops)

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops – N30

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit – Vanilla set my under eye area and Fawn for a light contour

Nars “Blame it on Nars” – Day Dream

Becca – Champagne Pop

Eyes:

Not sure why the lips look so orange in this light - but the true shade is shown in the first pic :)
Not sure why the lips look so orange in this light – but the true shade is shown in the first pic 🙂

Too Faced – Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette

– Butter Pecan all over the lid

– Bon Bon smoked out from the middle of my lid to the outer corner

– Caramel in the outer corner as well

– Truffled in the crease blended with Mousse

– Peanut Butter smoked out in the crease for a hint of warmth

Mac Fluidline Gel Eyeliner

Loreal Telescopic Eyeliner – mixed with Greater than MDM Flow mascara

Brows: 

Benefit – Gimmie Brow in medium / deep

Lips: 

Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Fig

Summertime Pop of Pink
Summertime Pop of Pink

Hope you all like the look!

xxoo Melissa

Sephora Mini Haul – Too Faced, Becca, Stila – Featuring Becca and Jaclyn Hill’s Champagne Popob

Sephora Haul - Becca, Too Faced, Stila including the Becca & Jaclyn Hill colab - Champagne Pop!
Sephora Haul – Becca, Too Faced, Stila including the Becca & Jaclyn Hill colab – Champagne Pop!

I did a little damage at Sephora when I found out that Champagne Pop was coming! I had to have it and went online as soon as it was available. While I was online, I also decided to grab a couple other things that had been on my wishlist.

I have been wanting the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer for a long time now but couldn’t make the commitment. I have heard great things about the little black book of bronzers and thought it would be a nice way to add a variety of products to my collection without spending an arm and a leg on all of them!

Too Faced - Little Black Book of Bronzers
Too Faced – Little Black Book of Bronzers

In addition to the bronzers, I bought a couple new blush products. With it being summertime now, I have been loving peachy coral blushes and really wanted to try out the new stila watercolor blushes. I got the shade Water Lily. I also wanted to try out one of the Becca beach tints – I think this is perfect for summer as it can be used on the lips and cheeks for a quick splash of color. Great for a “no makeup” makeup day! I also bought a couple of the sephora eye masks (as seen in the original photo). I bought the Ginseng – Toning and Revitalizing, the Lingzhi – Anti Aging and Smoothing, and the Rose – Ultra Moisturizing and Brightening ones. I have been trying to take better care of my skin lately and figured why not try these!

Becca Beach Tint in Grapefruit, Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush in the Water Lily, and free deluxe sample of the D&G Light Blue perfume
Becca Beach Tint in Grapefruit, Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush in the Water Lily, and free deluxe sample of the D&G Light Blue perfume

Last and most definitely not least, I got the Becca shimmering skin perfector colab with Jaclyn Hill – Champagne Pop. It is incredible. I own Opal as well and was on the fence about getting moonstone as I thought it was just a hint to light for me. As soon as I saw Champagne Pop I knew it would be the perfect shade and matched the dream shade I had in my mind. I would have prob bought it regardless just because I love Jaclyn Hill – but I can easily say this is my new favorite highlight. Note – if you are on the fence about this product it is limited edition so keep that in mind <3.

Champagne Pop! Becca shimmering skin perfector colab with Jaclyn Hill!
Champagne Pop! Becca shimmering skin perfector colab with Jaclyn Hill!

I created the look below using Champagne Pop, the little black book of bronzers and the Stila watercolor blush in Water Lily. This look is a very toned down/minimalist application of the products as I tried them out before going to work. I will try and upload a #highlightonfleek version this weekend to my instagram!

Update – after trying out this blush I am SO IMPRESSED. I was a little scared at first because it’s literally a liquid but the way it applies so evenly and smoothly with a sheer wash of color is sooooo pretty. Debating buying another one!

So I totally forgot to take a pic of this look before leaving the house - Sorry for the Car Selfie!
So I totally forgot to take a pic of this look before leaving the house – Sorry for the iphone Car Selfie!

Other Products Used:

Face:

Too Faced – Hangover RX Primer

Bobbi Brown – Skin Foundation (color Warm Sand)

Maybelline – Fit me Concealor in Light

Chanel – Tan de Soleil

Hourglass – Ambient Lighting Powder in Mood light

Eyes: 

Too Faced Semi Sweet Palette – Colors: Bon Bon and Butter Pecan on the lid with Peanut Butter and Truffled in the crease

Loreal Telescopic Mascara

Brows:

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Brow Wiz (omg, I ran out of this today – so sad – need to go buy another one!! and maybe a backup while im at it :p )

Benefit – gimmie brow

Lips:

ColourPop – Lippie Stick (and liner) in Westie