September is here which means summer is (unofficially) over! It’s starting to cool down. Pumpkin spice everything is just round the corner. The leaves are going to start changing. And it’s (finally) time to chuck my sandals to the back of the closet in favor of cute riding boots. I can’t wait! But before we kick summer to the curb, here’s a round-up of some of my favorite, summer beauty discoveries.
L’oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation: I’ve already got a review of this in progress, but this is an unexpectedly good drugstore foundation. If you can find your shade. It gives amazing coverage and does a surprisingly good job at not sliding off my face despite the heat waves.
Pacifica Aquarian Gaze Water Resistant Mascara: I generally shy away from waterproof/water resistant mascara, but this is AMAZING. Lots of length, a good amount of volume and it stayed put without being a pain in the neck to take off. I’m serious! All I use to take this off is a little micellar water.
Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender: I don’t like wearing a lot of makeup in the summer. But this lightweight, clear balm has been my go to when I need to mattify my skin and conceal my pores a little. PS: If you’re interested in this product as an alternative a blotting powder, wait for a sale at ULTA. I got mine 50% off!
L’occitane Shea Butter Lip Balm Stick (not pictured because it’s at the bottom of a purse somewhere): I own an army of lip balm. Partly because I lose them all the time. I love this lip balm so much I haven’t lost it. I’ve done a great job keeping track of it because it keeps my lips soft, hydrated and doesn’t get “weird” after frequently reapplying.
Sacha Butter Cup Powder: This is the first yellow under-eye setting powder I’ve tried that gives me a bright eyed, wide awake look without being super drying. I’ve had it for a while, but it took me until this summer to figure out how best to apply it. Once I figured that out, it got a permanent home on my
vanity bathroom counter.
Colourpop Wolfie Lipgloss: This lipgloss is single handedly changing my feelings towards the metallic lip trend. It’s a “rosy-pink” that pulls surprisingly purple on me with a gorgeous gold finish. I’ve worn it non-stop since the day I got it.
Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray: I generally spend summer trying to keep my face from melting off. This finishing spray (combined with a mattifying primer) kept my makeup looking perfect for over 10 hours.
Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen: I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect sun block for years and this is pretty close to it! Like the L’Oreal foundation, I’ve got a full review of this coming soon so all I’m going to say is NON-GREASY & MATTE.
What were some of your favorite products this summer? Tell me in the comments below!