Beauty, Caila's Favorites, Makeup, Reviews

August Favorites

Things have been quiet on the beauty front around here the past few months because honestly, I’ve been using the same things every day for…a really long time. It’s only recently that I’ve picked up a few new products I’ve been excited about.

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue | This is a really interesting face product that’s become a staple on lazy days. It’s light coverage, but it covers just enough for those good skin days. It blends into the skin really nicely, too. It doesn’t last all day on me, but this summer has been so hot and humid, I don’t think a product exists that could last all day. I think I’m going to really love it in fall and winter for when I need a little bit of moisture along with something to even out my skin tone.

Hard Candy Plumping Serum Gel Stick #854 Desired | I picked this up when I went to Wisconsin in June. Since there’s no Walmart in New York, I can’t get my hands on Hard Candy too easily; in fact, this is the first and only Hard Candy product in my collection. I’m really happy I picked this up because I love it! I’m so impressed by how comfortable it is on the lips and how well it wears. It’s a very opaque and somewhat bright color (for me) which made it the perfect color to wear this summer. I definitely want to pick up a few more of these the next time I find myself in Walmart.

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfecter Champagne Pop | I had to give in to the hype on this one, I just couldn’t resist! The weirdest thing is, I’m not even a huge highlighter fan and I didn’t watch Jaclyn Hill’s videos before I heard of this collaboration. But when everyone, and I mean everyone raves about something, including the people whose opinions on makeup I hold in very high esteem, I knew I needed this. Happily, it lives up to the countless rave reviews. It gives a perfect pop of shine, and it’s a great warm shade that I think would look great on almost every skin tone. I also have to hand it to whoever named the product because I don’t think there is anything that could describe it better than “champagne pop”.

Beautyblender | The Real Techniques Complexion Sponge has been my most used makeup applicator for ages, and I still like it a lot, but I was getting annoyed at the little chunks of orange sponge that would end up on my face or in the sink as I washed it. I’d never used the original Beautyblender, but I knew it had to be a longtime favorite for good reason, so I figured I’d finally try it out to see if it was better than the Real Techniques counterpart. The (sometimes) frugal part of me hates to admit it, but I like the Beautyblender more. As soon as I felt it, I could tell it was made of much better quality material. I’m not sure if it actually applies makeup better, but knowing that it won’t shed and break apart on me is enough to know that it’s a good investment.

What are your thoughts on these products? Does Champagne Pop live up to the hype for you? Let me know!

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  • Reply jennywren7 September 1, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    I love the complexion rescue too. Used it a lot on holidays

  • Reply Syah September 4, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    I have a sample of the complexion rescue and have been wanting to try it. What skin type do you have? I hear that it might not work for combo skin ladies like myself….

    • Reply Caila September 4, 2015 at 12:11 pm

      I have combination skin right now-I’m very oily on my nose and t-zone. It doesn’t have much coverage, and it doesn’t keep my skin matte whatsoever, but it’s very natural looking. I think it’s good for evening out your skin tone or for when you need to rush out the door, but it’s not going to create a flawless face by any means. If you live in a very humid climate or have very oily skin, I would hesitate to recommend it.

  • Reply Lauren October 6, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    I love the BeautyBlender, once you use it for a while you will never want to go without it!

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