August 2013 Favorites

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For me, August was a focus on the eyes and less on the face and lips.

I’ve been using Maybelline’s Color Tattoo Metal in Barely Branded in an all over the lid color.  It wakes up the eyes when dabbed in the corners and I love that it creates a blank canvas for any eye shadow I use.

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I’m currently loving the Nyx Natural Shadow palette, which is the less expensive take on Urban Decay’s Naked 2 palette.  As you can see from the photo, I’ve already hit pan on the fawn brown color.  I like to combine this with another Nyx palette, Love in Florence, which includes soft and darker purples to smoke out for the evening.  For the lower price tag, both are great quality and great neutral colors for every day.

Aug13 Fave2

I’ve started defining and filling in my eyebrows this month and dug out my Benefit’s Brow-zings, in Dark.  Because the powder and wax combination is too dark for me, I actually feather in using only the wax, to keep stray eyebrow hairs in place, while filling in with just enough color.

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Because the weather is a bit warmer, I’ve used Palladio’s Rice Paper oil-absorbing blotting tissues to take away shine and add a bit of powder to the T-zone.

Since I still wanted a bit of color on my face, I dusted on E.l.f.’s Candid Coral, a shimmery sheer pink.

I don’t know how I went through life without Psssst! Instant Dry Shampoo.  I was using Tresseme’s dry shampoo before this and pretty much dealt with the fact that it made my hair feel heavier and full of product.  But Psssst! is light enough that it doesn’t feel like I have anything weighing down my already thick hair.  There is no strong scent and it really does take away some of the oil.  It’s wonderful.  I swear by this dry shampoo now and will need to stock up.

For random dry patches around the nose (allergies, ugh), Josie Maran’s Argan Infinity Cream has been my go-to.  It’s incredibly moisturizing and my skin just drinks this up.

Aug13 Fave

And finally, I got around to doing my nails!  Essie’s Muchi, Muchi is so girly and pink, it’s perfect for the end of summer, before we head into dark fall shades.

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