August 2013 Beauty Favorites!8:04 PM
Hey everyone! I can't believe it's already the end of August because it's crazy how this month has flown by. Everyone is going back to school and the weather has definitely heated up, especially here in LA. I don't know about you, but the heat has been taking a toll on my skin so I wanted to share with you some of the new skincare products I've been using as well as a bunch of favorite lipsticks that I've been crazy about.
Benefit Hydra-Smooth Lipstick in Nice 'n Teasy
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick in 111 Kiss of Life (from my Target haul)
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Fiend (my review)
Clinique Acne Solutions Spot Healing Gel
Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle-Correcting Eye Cream
Michael Todd Charcoal Detox Deep Pore Gel Cleanser
Michael Todd Honey and Oat Gentle Deep Pore Cleanser
Michael Todd Walnut Grapefruit Polishing Scrub
Essie Naughty Nautical (my mani monday post)
Face - Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation in Natural Beige 60
Eyes - Too Faced Pretty Rebel Palette
Lips - Benefit Ultra Plush Lipgloss in Fauxmance
Nails - Essie Naughty Nautical
August Favorite Products
It's that time of the month again (I saved period jokes for the bloopers in the video) and to be honest, this month has been particularly burdensome on my skin with the heat and hormonal acne. For those of you who have frequent breakouts around the chin and jawline, it usually stems from hormones which can definitely peek its ugly head around when Aunt Flo visits.
One of the go-to products that I've been using to combat this is Clinique's Acne Solutions Spot Healing Gel which is a slightly-minty clear gel which I've been putting on my face after my nightly skincare routine. It's a gentler Salicylic Acid acne medication compared to Mario Badescu Drying Lotion and since it's clear instead of chalky pink, you can use it during the daytime under your makeup as well as at night. It's helped a few of my bumps to heal quicker than without anything.
As you can see, I've also been really into my lipsticks this month and I think the reason is that Fall is right around the corner. Have you seen all the beautiful swatches of the Urban Decay Revolution lipsticks? Ugh. I can't wait to bust out Shame, Anarchy, and F-Bomb!
Also this Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick Kiss of Life lipstick is literally to die for. I wore it in my New Media Rockstars interview and I can vouch that it has a beautiful satin finish that doesn't feel over-drying. The smell is like watermelon jolly ranchers which I love! Highly recommend this and I'll probably go back and pick up more from the line.
Readers, what is your favorite beauty product this month? Is there a shade of lipstick you are dying to wear for Fall? Let me know in the comments!