August 30, 2012

August Makeup Favorites

For months now I've been taking in every makeup related blog post and Youtube video I can get my hands on. I've become obsessed with learning about foundations, blushes, brushes, eyeshadows, highlighters, and most anything else beauty related. Growing up I was always interested in makeup, but in the past few months I've really re-discovered my passion for it and have been enjoying learning about, and trying out new products.

With that said, I thought it would be fun to do a monthly makeup favorites blog post where I can share with you a few products that I'm currently loving. For this first post I decided not to do product swatches, or real in-depth photos, but if anyone is interested in learning more about a certain product, please let me know and I will try and send you in the right direction. Also, please let it be known that I am not a professional makeup artist and all my opinions are based on my own experiences with these products.

1. Clinique Chubby Stick in #05 Chunky Cherry - I've been wanting to try a red lip out for quite some time now, and thought thought this lip color balm would be a good way of easing me into it. Overall, the color is lovely and fades into a pretty stain. The balm isn't as moisturizing as I thought it would be, but it still does the trick. I definitely want to try out a few other colors from this range!

2. MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW20 - I decided to try out an under eye concealer after becoming sick of my dark circles (grad school has really give me some dark ones!). I originally got a sample of the NW20 and NW15 from the MAC counter at my local Nordstroms, and then decided to purchase the full size in NW20 because it blended in with my skin tone best. I've heard stories of it flaking, but I haven't had any problems with it so far.

3. Radiant Cosmetics Powder Blush On in #3, Apricot Mist - This gorgeous powder blush has quickly become my favorite blush. I love the gorgeous apricot shade, the amazing pigmentation, and how long it lasts on my cheeks. Also, Radiant Cosmetics stands for an amazing cause and is working toward make a difference in this world, one beauty product at a time.

4. Lancome Hypnose Drama in Excessive Black - I received this in a sample gift bag after making a purchase from Sephora and was initially a little hesitant to use it. I've only ever used Maybelline Great Lash in all my years of makeup wearing, and wasn't sure I wanted to venture out. Well, I'm sure happy that I gave it a go because this mascara makes my lashes look extra long and full. The only complaint I have about this is that at the end of the day it tends to flake off, but overall I really do love it and just might have to purchase the full size.

What makeup products are you loving this month?
-Chelsea xo


  1. The Clinique Chubby Sticks are so nice & easy to wear. : ) Tarte has a similar product that I really enjoy.

    I've recently discovered Illamasqua blushes and am completely obsessed! They are silky & blend beautifully.

    Thanks for sharing your favorites. : )

  2. I use concealer + lipstick from ZuZu Luxe. I don't know if I could ever change, because I'm obsessed!

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

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