July 2015 Favourites

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Since July has been a month of recovery, I haven’t been doing too much with my makeup. When I have worn makeup, it’s been more of a natural, glowing look. Here were my favourite products for the month of July!

Clinique Chubby Stick in “Bountiful Beige”: This is a rediscovered favourite! I was obsessed with this eyeshadow stick when I worked at Clinique a couple of years ago. It’s a gorgeous shimmery beige that’s perfect for a quick, everyday summer look! I love to wear this underneath a powder shadow – it boosts the colour and helps it last longer. The only downside to these is that if you don’t close the lid properly (you have to hear the little click!) they can dry out quickly. Mine is drying out, so I’ll definitely need to replace it soon!

Milani Baked Blush in “Luminoso” : If you’ve heard of the brand Milani, chances are you’ve heard of this blush. One of my best friends Claudia picked this up for me from the U.S. (before we found out Milani recently started being sold here in Canada!) Milani describes it as a “luminous peachy pink.” It has a super smooth texture and gorgeous luminosity. I was a little torn at first because I noticed this colour turns a bit orange on me when I wear it alone. But when combined with another blush – it is absolutely gorgeous. I love this product not so much as a blush, but as a blush booster/glow booster. It adds warmth and glow that really enhances the skin. I like to use this by applying my blush first, and then sweeping this softly across the sides of my face in the “3” motion that you typically apply bronzer. It highlights, adds a bit of a peachy warmth, and glow.

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation:  I used to talk about this a lot when I first started blogging. It’s a super liquidy, lightweight foundation. It’s one of those “your skin but better” products that leaves you with an evened out complexion and glowing skin. When my skin got extremely dry and flaky for a little while, this foundation no longer seemed to work for me and got forgotten in my makeup collection. The other day while trying to get out of the house to get some fresh air, I decided to try it again! I instantly remembered why I loved it so much – it blends out so easily, and makes your skin look naturally glowing and flawless. Its amazing for a lightweight summer foundation!

Mac Mineralized Skin Finish Natural:  My best friend Claudia told me I needed to have this in my collection. I am so glad she did – this instantly became one of my new favourite powders. Mac describes this as a “slow bake powder” with a 77-mineral complex. It’s so soft, and applies so well to the skin. It glides over the skin, hides imperfections, yet doesn’t look cakey or powdery. I’ve been using this when I want to go out of the house but don’t want to wear foundation!

Mac Mineralized Eyeshadow in “Natural Vigour”: this duo launched in the spring Lightness of Being collection. It features two champagne toned shades. One is lighter, and more of a pale golden-peach. The second shade is a deeper peachy gold with larger sparkles. I have been loving this worn over top of the Clinique Chubby stick! The lighter shade is great if you want a paler look, but I love to wear the darker shade for some extra warmth and sparkle.

Becca x Jaclyn Hill “Champagne Pop” Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed: If you’ve been on any form of social media in the past 2 months, chances are you’ve heard of this! Youtube star and makeup artist Jaclyn Hill (who happens to be one of my favourite youtubers!) collaborated with Becca to create this AMAZING highlight. I’ll be doing a full post on this soon! It’s such a gorgeous highlight, I’ve been wearing it every chance I get!

Mac “Kinda Sexy” Lipstick:  This one has been on my list for a while now. It’s a gorgeous warm-neutral nude with subtle pink undertones.  It has a matte finish, but doesn’t feel dry or flaky on the lips. This shade is a gorgeous nude for warmer skin tones, and looks beautiful on deeper complexions!

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