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.
This is not a sponsored post. In fact, I’m pretty sure Cover FX doesn’t know I exist. But this is going to sound like one because I really love their Custom Cover Drops. It’s an I’m-never-wearing-foundation AGAIN kinda love. A not-buying-anything-else-ever kinda love. It’s serious folks. Real serious.
Let’s do something different and talk about what I don’t like about Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation:
(1) There is no 340 Cappuccino aka what I wear in their stick foundation. Dewy + Smooth jumps from 330 Toffee to 355 Coconut. Not OK. And despite the fact they added new shades in their Matte + Poreless version, they don’t plan on extending this range for at least a year. Thankfully this shade oxidizes a shade darker and redder on me so it works actually works on my skin in winter despite being so light in the bottle.
Confession: at least twice a week I do my makeup on the way to work. It’s terrible. But I like staying in bed as long as possible when it’s cold out! Enter It’s My Cushion DIY Case. A three piece DIY kit to make any liquid foundation into your perfect, personalized BB Cushion foundation aka a way I can take my liquid foundation on the road thus giving me 5 more minutes in my warm, toasty bed.
Undertones are the bane of many a brown girl looking for foundation. Why? Because the undertone is what can take your foundation from “my skin is actually just this perfect” to sickly, ashy or even bobble head-y. Aka what happens when your face is darker, lighter, or redder than the rest of your body or generally looks like a mask. It’s not cute and it’s definitely happened to me before.