04 August 2014

July Beauty Favorites

While I had many favorites this month; (ahem, my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua being a good example-which I decided I should not review for you again-you can catch posts about it HERE and HERE) I decided to keep the July favorites post nice and simple, and very summery. 

1] Estée Lauder, Bronze Goddess: Earlier in the month I finally hit pan on my Laguna bronzer and was totally set on repurchasing another one until I stumbled upon the Bronze Goddess by Estée Lauder. I actually snagged this one at a cosmetics outlet in Virginia and couldn't resist the amazing price point and the opportunity to try something new! The color I got is darker than Laguna so it is great for summer when I'm a little tanner. I also love the size and shape of the product as well. The mirror is perfect and so handy when applying makeup on the go. The product itself still has a slight shimmer in it (like Laguna) so I haven't strayed too far from the formula I usually use. If anyone has a great matte bronzer they love, please suggest it below!

2] NARS 413 BLKR Illuminator: This purchase was one that I was so, so excited about. When I was in New York last month I finally made the trip to the Bleeker Street NARS flagship store. If any of you have the opportunity to pop in there I highly recommend it. The staff is incredible and the amount of product you can get there that isn't sold in department stores or Sephora is amazing. I went in knowing that I wanted to snag some of the 413 BLKR line products and was so happy to find them all in stock. I got a gorgeous lip color and this amazing illuminator. I hadn't been too thrilled with the regular color selections NARS offers at Sephora so when I saw the 413 BLKR version I was so excited to test it out. The color has a little warmth (unlike some of the other options which are pinker or cooler) and a lot of glow. I love to mix this in with my foundation in the mornings to perk up my face a bit. On super tired days I also dab this on my cheek bones, brow bone, and cupids bow. 

3] MAC Lip Liner in Whirl: So like pretty much everyone else in the beauty world, I too searched for the coveted "Kylie Jenner lip color". I left MAC with this lip liner and couldn't be happier. Unlike her older sister Kim, Kylie's nude lip is darker with mauve tones to it. I think this is a great summer lip that can transition seamlessly into fall. 

4] NARS Blush in Liberté: Like I mentioned in my first review of this product (seen HERE) this was me totally branching out in the world of blush. I stick to bright pinks and that's pretty much it for my blush colors. For tanned summer skin, I decided it was time to branch out. This coral blush works perfectly with a tan and blends easily with bronzer to create a nice glow.

What products have you loved during July? 


  1. I have a serious addiction to all things NARS!


  2. Nice post.Really like it! :)
    Antonella <3