October Beauty Picks
The seasons have changed and fall is in full motion. The air is crisper and with cool temperatures, it’s important to stay hydrated and to keep your skin and lips moisturized! I’ve tried and tested 5 different beauty products this month, including some that will help deal with the effects of cooler temperatures, an eyeliner that stays on even the oiliest of eyes and bronzer that’ll leave you sun-kissed even though the summer is gone.
Clinique 3-Step Skin Care System – $49.00 – $96.00
I was introduced to the 3-Step Skin Care System back in elementary school when my first pimple appeared. It’s been many years since then, but when I spotted the 3-step system at the Estee Lauder Warehouse, I knew I had to jump on the deal! The system has something for everyone: a formula for dry skin, combination and oily skin, and it works like a dream. I use all three products in the morning and at night. The system keeps my skin clear, hydrated, and soft. The entire set will cost you between $49 and $96, but it’s worth the splurge – the bottles are large and will last you at least a few months.
Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer – $38.00
I’m the type of girl that likes to keep a tan all year round, even when the sun’s not out! I hate shimmery bronzers and on my hunt for a matte one, I found Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer. The best thing about this bronzer is that it comes in three different shades: Milk Chocolate, Chocolate and Dark Chocolate. Did I mention that it smells like chocolate too? The shade I use is Dark Chocolate and I use it to contour under my cheekbones and shade the top of my forehead, my chin, and nose. It’s made with real cocoa powder and won’t turn your skin orange!
The Creamy Mattes – $9.99
And so, my love affair with Maybelline continues! Maybelline New York ColorSensational The Creamy Mattes come in 8 shades for a limited time only. There are neutrals like Clay Crush and Nude Nuance, bold colors like Burgundy Blush, and stand-out colors like Pink’N Chic and Vibrant Violet. What I love about this lipstick is that it goes on so easily and you don’t have to layer it on to see the color plus at $9.99, it is super accessible for any budget.
This is another product I fell in love with after shopping at the Estee Lauder Warehouse Sale. I have extremely oily eyelids and finding a liner that doesn’t smudge is difficult for me. I am usually wary of eyeliners that go on so smoothly but was surprised when after a full day of wear, this eyeliner didn’t budge at all. It comes in Stay Coffee and Stay Onyx, and I’d definitely suggest it to anyone looking to try a gel eyeliner or replace their current liner.
TweezerMan Brush IQ – $26.00 – $60.00
I am totally guilty of buying cheap, brushes off of Amazon, but I’ve since been turned! TweezerMan Brush IQ brushes are made with Natrafil® so they are soft, easy to clean, and don’t irritate my skin like other synthetic brushes do. My favorite brushes are the contour concealer brush (not pictured), the finishing contour brush, and the pointed concealer brush (not pictured). The latter two brushes are what I use to contour my face and are totally worth the extra bucks.
Face Studio Master Prime – $12.99
Since I’ve started using Maybelline’s Face Studio Master Prime, I’ve noticed a huge difference in how long my makeup lasts. The formula is super light-weight and goes on smoothly, making your skin feel nice and soft. There are three different shades: Smooth + Blur, Blur + Illuminate and Blur + Redness Control. I use the Blur + Redness control and it helps to disguise minor redness in my cheeks.