Happy September! I hate to see summer go, but I am so excited for hot tea, scarves, boots, and chilly nights spent with great friends. I couldn’t leave summer behind though without first sharing my August favorites, as there were so many awesome makeup goodies this month.

I’ve been using the Sunday Riley Good Genes serum for about 2 months now, but it wasn’t until August that I really started to see any results from it. I did a blog post on it if you’d like to know more about this product, but it truly is amazing. I’m only a quarter of the way through the 1 oz bottle, so I don’t have to think about repurchasing any time soon. Despite the price, I probably will repurchase when the time comes as it is that good.

The Porefessional primer from Benefit is one of the only primers I’ve used that can control my oily skin, and for that reason alone it’s made its way into my favorites. It doesn’t have a smell and leaves my skin feeling silky smooth and ready for foundation. Again, it’s a bit expensive for a primer, but it’s also a miracle worker. Miracles aren’t cheap.

The Ulta mineral setting power came in a kit I got for my birthday, and initially I wasn’t that excited about it. It’s just a loose powder, what could be so great? The pot is too small to get a fluffy, full face brush into so I decided to use a small brush and set my undereye concealer with it. Best decision ever. My concealer no longer creases and looks beautiful all day. The only complaint I have with this product is that it can get a bit messy.

I had been hearing a lot about the Covergirl Super Sizer mascara for a while from different bloggers and Youtubers. Mascara is one of my favorite makeup products, second only to lipstick, so I was excited to give this a go. The wand is a lot smaller than I expected, which is actually really nice for the lower lashes. Two coats of this and I had the longest lashes I’ve ever had using only mascara. I hate to say it, but this may have replaced the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara as my new favorite…


I have blue eyes, and as a result I am constantly being drawn to any copper / rose gold eye shadow. The shade Amber Rush by L’Oreal is another talked about product that I had wanted to buy for a while. I’m so glad I did. The formula is so creamy and pigmented and reminds me of more high end brands. The actual shade is the most beautiful rose gold shade with the perfect amount of shimmer. I like using this all over my lids before going in with dark brown shades to deepen the look.


I’ve never worn a lipstick as dark as this one. I normally stick to reds and pinks ,often times picking up and then putting back anything even remotely leaning towards purple. With the Autumn months creeping up on us, I was feeling bold and decided to pick up the NYX liquid suede lipstick in the shade Vintage. I’ve only worn this once, but here it is, in my favorites. That should tell you something straight away. I was obsessed with my makeup the day I wore this, looking in any mirror I stumbled upon. This does not dry down matte, but still manages to stay in place all day. Every time I ate or drank something I expected to look in the mirror and see it smudged all over my face, but that wasn’t the case! I’m thinking I might even do an Autumn makeup look post using this lipstick, I loved it that much.


Lastly, Luke gave the Tartelette In Bloom eye shadow palette for my birthday. I have plenty of more playing to do with this palette but I’ve really been enjoying it so far. The shadows are incredibly pigmented, soft, and easy to blend. They also smell like chocolate which is a plus! My favorite shades so far are funny girl and firecracker. Look out for a more in depth post about this palette in the weeks to come.

What products did you love during the month of August?

Thanks for reading!




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Great stuff!


Thank you!


Lovely faves! That eyeshadow looks amazing!

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