September Beauty Finds

28 Sep 2015



Happy Autumn, Everyone! Although I'm forever wishing that it was still summer so that I could be on vacation mode, I have been impressed with what fall has brought so far. It's not my favorite season but I'm pretty excited for sweater weather, pretty colored leaves, and everything else that is warm and cozy!

September has been a crazy month of moving into a residence and settling down for my final year of university. It feels so strange thinking that I'll be walking across yet another stage so soon because it feels like I was just graduating high school. I guess it's true what they say about time flying when you're having fun... Except the  fun is mainly homework and homework is awful but you catch my drift. Somewhere among the madness, I have found a little time to sneak away and pick up some beauty products that I have been quite obsessed with this month! Most of these are random finds from the drugstore with the exception of a splurge that was just calling my name.. I'll find my self-control eventually.

1. Maybelline Better Skin Concealer in Ivory: I was waiting all summer for this line to finally come to Canada and they teased us for quite awhile with the coming soon signs. I heard so many great things about both the concealer and the foundation so as soon as I saw this concealer I snatched it up. I'm so glad that I did because it's been wonderful! It has the perfect coverage for under the eyes because it's not heavy but still gives that extra brightness.

2. Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara in Black: I've never used an Essence mascara that I haven't liked and this is no exception. This mascara makes my eyelashes so long and defined but never clumpy or spidery because that look ain't cute. Wanna know the best thing about it? It's FOUR dollars! Amazing quality makeup at that price makes my wallet and my eyelashes happy.

3. Maybelline Creamy Beige Leather Effect Color Tattoo (24H Cream Eyeshadow): I saw this in a blog post written by Gemma and fell in love with the color. I have two of the original shades in Bad to the Bronze and Barely Branded which have great pigmentation and shine. This one, however, is matte with a little less pigmentation than I would like but I still love the color! It works well for an all over wash of color on the lids for days where I want a little less intensity but also for a base when I want more intense neutral looks.

4. M.A.C Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation in NW 20: This is my second MAC purchase and my first high-end foundation but I have no regrets about the price. My skin is very dry as I have talked about in previous posts and I have troubling finding a foundation that won't emphasize my skin but give it the extra moisture it needs. I also have very warm undertones for a pale person making it even harder to find what I need. This, however, is the perfect solution to my problems! It's the perfect shade for my palest of skins and keeps my skin hydrated all day. I love how bright and naturally radiant this leaves my skin without looking too oily. I've never had a foundation that left my skin looking this dewy so I've been so obsessed with it. Plus the bottle design is so aesthetically pleasing if that makes sense. I love that you can just slide the cap to the side for transport instead of worrying about keeping a lid clean and tidy!

5. Essence Long Lasting Lip Stick in Cool Nude: It was inevitable that I would mention yet another Essence product because I love their products so darn much. I look at the Essence display every time that I go into Shoppers to see if there is anything new and have never noticed this shade before so I'm thinking it's part of their limited editions. Somebody had just thrown it into a random display in the cosmetics aisle or else I would have never seen it but I'm glad they did because I love it. Most nude lippies tend to be too pale and wash me out but this is more pink based so it compliments my skin tone very well!

I'm so excited to finally work out a schedule for my school work that allows me to have the time to get back into my blog posts because I missed writing them so much! My next few posts will hopefully be about my dorm room as well as some organizational tips so look out for those in the next few days!

Have you tried out any new products this month? I always love getting recommendation for new products so leave them in the comments below!