I'm actually doing my monthly favorites on time this month! Maybe a couple of days late, but still at the beginning of July! On that note...can you believe it's already July? We're more than halfway through this year. That's a scary thought.
|Dr. Jart BB Cream and Lancome Teint Idole Ultra in 410 Bisque W|
First up is my foundation combination for this month. I've been hearing insane buzz about the Dr. Jart BB Cream for the last couple of months and got a little sample from Sephora at the beginning of the month. And let me tell you, it's definitely living up to the hype. I was pretty skeptical at first because a lot of the girls I've seen trying it are fairly pale with pink undertones while I'm closer to the medium side with yellow undertones. But when I applied it alone, the shade blended into my skin tone and seemed to adjust to a shade that was almost perfect. I thought to darken it up a bit and bring out some more yellow tones in my foundation I would mix in my regular foundation, which is the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra in 410 Bisque W. This combination has been my every day foundation for this whole month and I cannot be happier. I'll have a more in depth Beauty Rave post up about the Dr. Jart BB Cream soon!
|Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso|
Another item I've heard a lot of hype about recently is this Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso. You guys know that I love me some peach tones and this blush is one of the most beautiful blushes I've ever used. I've always skimmed over the Milani section at the drug stores because I just always assume that it won't be good quality, but after hearing from a bunch of beauty gurus about this blush, I decided to give it a go. It is the perfect peachy coral shade and goes on with a really natural, glowy finish. I was really pleasantly surprised by the pigmentation of this blush as well. It really leaves your face looking fresh, which is a look that I love for the summertime.
|NARS Duo Eye Shadow in Alhambra|
I've been trying to "shop my stash" recently to rediscover beauty products that may have been overlooked and this NARS eye shadow duo in Alhambra is one of the items that I've definitely fallen back into love with. I really love a neutral eye and in the summer I love to wear gold on my lids with a brown in the crease. This NARS duo has the best light, neutral shades for a quick, simple eye look. It comes with a light, pinky, champagne shade and a light gold shade as well. The gold has been my go-to all over the lid shade and I've been loving the champagne shade in my inner corner. The quality of NARS eye shadows are absolutely amazing. They're silky and crazy pigmented. This duo is a really great staple for anyone who loves a neutral eye.
|NARS Lipstick in Barbarella|
This lipstick is one of those products that I don't think I could ever live without. I am so absolutely in love with this color and this formulation that I always find myself going back to it. Barbarella is the perfect peach shade and the formulation is creamy and glossy. If I'm having one of those days where I can't decide what lipstick to wear, this is usually the one I go for. It just works with every eye look and never looks overpowering or too much. It's just the perfect compliment to any look. I've worn this at least once or twice a week this entire month, and I have a feeling that that's the way it's going to be for a really, really long time.
|MAC Eye Shadow in Arena|
This is one of my most recent MAC "purchases". I got this eye shadow when I Back 2 MAC'd a bunch of my old eye shadow containers. I swatched it in the store and was instantly like, "I need this." It's a really great all over the lid shade for days where you want to have a little bit of sheen on your eyes but don't want there to be a whole lot of color. It's kind of a peachy shade but looks really natural on the lids. I was a little worried it would be too orange on my eyes, but when you blend it out, it just looks natural and like you just have a light shimmery wash on your lids. I've really been loving wearing this on its own with no shadow in the crease and just some eyeliner.