Not every month I write a favourites post, simply because not every month I have new makeup or skincare loves but in the last few weeks I've been rather obsessed with some new additions to my beauty stash but also very much loving some older stuff so here I am today with September favourites :)
Let me start with the palette that is certainly not new to me, or even available anymore for that matter, (luckily all the shades are sold separately) but I am obsessed with it and I reach for it almost every single time I do my makeup.
The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit palette.
Some days I use only the bronzer, which has already serious dent in the pan, or blush or the finishing powders but more often then not, I do my makeup with all of them. I adore the formula of these powders, very finely milled, never look cakey, don't accentuate texture on the skin and add subtle radiance and 'glow from within' to my face. I am very tempted to get the new Hourglass palette that has just been released!
I have talked about this fragrance in my July favourites but I just have to mention it again because I love it so much! It's the Rosie For Autograph Nuit Perfume, I got a sample in a subscription box a few months ago, fell in love with it and then got another one in one of the beauty boxes from Latest in Beauty. Very feminine, floral scent with musky notes making it more mature and sensual. And, surprisingly, it lasts so well on my skin even though it's a very affordable fragrance.
There are lots of lipsticks I am enjoying wearing right now (check my favourite mauve shades) but these 4 have been my most used recently.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Hitch Hike, £15, the Comfort Matte formula, stunning terracotta shade, perfect for Autumn! Very pigmented, super comfortable to apply and wear, the finish is more satin then matte but the lipstick still lasts a very long time on the lips without being drying at all.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Ravenswood, £15, the Creamy formula, beautiful deep muted rose shade. Another amazing formula, super pigmented, applies without dragging and doesn't feather outside the lip line, not as long lasting as the Comfortable Matte one but it stays for about 3 hours on the lips and it wears off very evenly.
Seventeen Mega Matte Lipstick in Looking Buff, £4.49, pretty rosy nude with mauve undertones, fantastic drugstore lipstick with truly matte finish which is not drying on the lips, it lasts very well, even through some snacking and drinking.
Colourpop Lippie Stix in Contempo, £5, mauve rose shade, very comfortable on the lips with good staying power. And I really enjoy the thin bullet as it's so easy to precisely apply the lipstick.
Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation*, £45, after being quite impressed with the Perricone MD OMV Day Treatment I was very excited to be kindly sent some other products from the brand. I've heard about the No Foundation Foundation but never got around to trying it until now and I am loving it.
Formulated with Neuropeptides, Alpha Lipoic Acid and Vitamin C Ester No Foundation Foundation Serum restores skin’s inner radiance and colour of youth while instantly softening imperfections and minimising the appearance of wrinkles and pores without settling into fine lines. Offered in one universal, buildable shade with a semi-matte finish.
This serum-like foundation has broad spectrum SPF30 and it's more like a skincare product then makeup. It offers sheer coverage, buildable to light/medium, it has very naturally luminous finish and impressive staying power. I usually prefer higher coverage foundations but there's something magical about this product that evens out my skin tone and blurs any imperfection in such a pretty way that I look like I have no foundation on at all but my skin looks so much better. Set with a powder it lasts on my combination skin all day!
The only negative thing about it is that it's available in only one shade, which is a bit too pale for me right now and I can't see it being universal as it won't match many skin tones.
Another thing worth mentioning is that once applied to the skin it stays a bit tacky, even after a few minutes, I just solve this issue by applying some powder over the top, the Bourjois Healthy Balance works perfectly well with it adding tiny bit of coverage but still looking very natural.
I can't comment on any of the skincare benefits of the No Foundation Foundation as I haven't been using it long enough but I might do an in depth review of it in the near future.
I have mentioned before that since I've discovered the benefits of facial oils a while back I've swapped my night time moisturisers for them and didn't look back. But when I received some products from the Yes To Coconut range I've decided to use the Ultra Hydrating Facial Souffle Moisturiser* £12.99, as a part of my night time skincare routine. And I have fallen in love with it!
Although it's directed for dry skin I don't find it heavy at all, the texture is of a whipped cream, it sinks in to the skin quickly without leaving greasy or sticky residue and it smells absolutely delicious of real coconuts, with the nutty notes not the artificial sweet ones. 96% natural, formulated with virgin coconut oil, Shea butter, Glycerin and Aloe Vera. It makes my skin super soft and hydrated, my usual dry patches are disappearing and it's such a pleasure to use!
Have you tried any of these products? What have you been loving lately?