What a month September has been. During the month of September I tried new releases, added variations to previous favorites and tried some “new to me” beauty items that proved to be real hits.
NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation
If you’ve seen my post from a few weeks ago, you already know how I feel about this foundation. This is hands down my favorite NARS foundation to date. Although it’s a matte foundation, it is very lightweight and the coverage is flawless. It was easy to blend and lived up to it’s long-lasting claim. I’ve worn it several times over the past few weeks and it did not not settle into my fine lines or fade even though I was wearing a mask for a majority of the time.
Saturday Skin Yuzu Vitamin C Sleep Mask
While I have several products from Saturday Skin, this is the first product that I have actually have included in my nighttime skincare routine. At first I was a little surprised by the texture because it has the appearance of a rich gel with lemon zest added. When applied the skin, the “lemon zest” and the next morning you will wake up with soft and glowing skin. On nights when I use this sleeping mask, I do not use a cleanser the next morning. I simply rinse my face and go in with the rest of my morning skincare routine – toner, hydrating and brightening serums, moisturizer and sunscreen.
Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protector SPF 50
It goes without saying that we all need to wear sunscreen but especially if you are incorporating vitamin C or AHAs. I discovered this sunscreen during the Sephora Labor Day Sale and have been using it ever since. I have tried many chemical sunscreens and this is one sits right at the top. Not that any of us will be going swimming anytime soon, but this unique formula is water-resistant and ocean safe. For those of us with deeper skin tones, the formula is invisible from the start and leaves healthy glow. I would definitely recommend this sunscreen.
Sulwahsoo First Care Activating Serum
I was first introduced to the Sulwahsoo brand by Felicia Walker of This That Beauty and Face Flawless Skin. After receiving the bestsellers trial kit that was included in the Facial in A Box (gifted). I love using this before going in with my toner, treatment serum, moisturizer, etc. I primarily use it at night as the scent of this product is very relaxing. This serum is supposed to aid in helping your other skincare product absorb into the skin and improve the efficacy of your skincare products. I’ve been using it consistently for three weeks now so a full update will be coming in the next couple of weeks.
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray
I’ll be honest, this year I have bought almost every facial mist/setting spray that has released this year. I am aware that this might be a problem. That being said, this is the best setting spray that I have purchased this year. It has a fairly fine mist and believe me when I say it – once you use this to set your face your makeup is basically mask proof. What was even more surprising to me is that this spray is oil and alcohol free so it’s non-drying and does not leave your face looking shiny. In fact, I would say just like the other products in Airbrush Flawless line it blurs the skin so that the skin looks so smooth, I originally bought the travel size but after using it consistently I thought it best to pick up the full-size product.
Luv AJ Pave Amalfi Hoops
Yes, I know I had these hoops in my favorites for August. I bought another pair. I love them. Between the two pairs I feel like I can wear them with everything. It’s so worth the money and you can find them on sale. The hoops are the perfect size at 1-3/4″ in diameter. The Amalfi hoops style are among Luv AJ’s best sellers but these are my favorite. Think about all the virtual holiday parties we will be attending this year and how chic you will look while virtually ringing in the New Year (because that’s where we are now).
So that wraps up all of my favorites for the month of September. As always, let me know what your favorites were for the month of September. If you are interested in any of the products that were not linked in the post above shop other items mentioned below.
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