August Beauty Favorites

Becca Skin Perfector, It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup, Nars Cheek Palette, MAC Lipstick, Flowerbomb

I think I’m going nuts… does my calendar really say it’s September?? While I am definitely looking forwards to a cool-down, it’s always sad to see summer go. Who am I kidding though? I live in SoCal and summer pretty much goes til October. So while everyone else is looking cute in their booties and fall jackets, I’ll be here… sweating.

Okay enough with the over-dramatics. Today I wanted to share a few of my recent beauty favorites from this past month. Keep reading to get the scoop on each of these>>

Have you ever washed your makeup off your face and then dried it only to see splotches of makeup all over your towel? Yuck! I recently started using It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup Cleansing Balm and you guys… this stuff is a MIRACLE. Since it is a balm, it has the consistency similar to that of hardened coconut oil. I just smear it on my face, leave it on for a minute and then wipe it off with a washcloth. I can use it before washing my face to remove the makeup beforehand or use it after to get any makeup residue off. Total winner!

On the hot days where I want to wear as little makeup as possible but still want a pretty glow, I dab the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector on my cheeks, cupids bow, nose, anywhere I want a little highlight. It’s lightweight and blends in nicely over tinted moisturizer or BB cream, which I’m usually using during the summer months. Since I only use a small amount, the travel size is the perfect option.

This NARS blush palette, an exclusive to Nordstrom during this year’s anniversary sale, has become my go-to. The blush shades are all so pretty and it includes a bronzer and highlight shade as well, all of which apply gorgeously and blend evenly. Even though this particular palette is no longer available, the NARS Nordstrom-exclusive NARSissist Dual-Intensity Blush Palette is and the shades are equally as gorgeous. I highly recommend you snag one of these before they’re gone as well!

For lips, this pretty peachy-pink lipstick has become my go-to. This shade (Sunblessed) is included in another Nordstrom exclusive, the MAC ‘Look in a Box – Sunblessed’ Nude Lip & Eye Kit. The creamy color is a great summer nude that will carry over to fall well.

I love perfumes but I hate cluttering my bathroom vanity with bottles so I tend to go for travel-size and rollerball fragrances. Not only is it less clutter, it gives me a chance to try different fragrances without breaking the bank or feeling like I wasted money if I don’t end up liking it (rare, but it happens!) I’m currently hooked on the Viktor&Rolf ‘Flowerbomb’ Eau de Parfum… amazing!

Have you tried any of these? What have been some of your beauty favorites this month? Share!

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