August 2015 Favorites

My favorite this month are quite minimal compared to most other months here on Miranda Loves, I must have to say. This month I've just focused on the basics and thought that I should share them with you:

1. First Aid Beauty - Ultra Repair Cream
This is my go-to hand cream as you can see from the tube it's almost done. I keep this on a constant supply in my purse and in my home. It is lightweight but super hydrating. It keeps my uber dry and scaley legs at bay and in the colder months, its the only thing that works on my eczema prone knuckles. You must try this! There's no added scents or parabens - LOVE LOVE LOVE!

2. Smashbox - Pore Minimizing Primer
For those of you who like the Benefit Porefessional Primer, you'll love this. I have always loved this 100% more only b/c it has a less greasy/wet like texture. This one quickly dries to a powder consistency and effectively covers my enlarged pores on my cheeks near my nose and keeps my oily nose at bay - better than the Too Faced Primed and Poreless. LOVE! :) And, this one - a little goes a long way, seriously.

3. Sephora - Bright Future Gel serum Concealer (No. 11)
Let's just say I replaced both my Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer and Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer with this ;) LOVE!

4. Inglot - Cream Blush - 82
Perfect dusty rose colored blush :) gives you that flushed look..

5. MAC Shadow - Coquette --> I use it for my brows
This is my go-to brow filler product. It's grey toned, not red at all, so it looks super natural on my brows.

6. Marcelle - Curling and lengthening mascara
I have thin and short lashes so finding a good mascara for me, that will help me make my curl last as well as lengthen them is a process. This has been quite the amazing mascara for my short lashes. The only thing i'd have to say is .. be careful of the bristles. They are quite hard and spikey. I accidentally poked myself in the eye once. super ouch.

7. Sephora - Pro Airbrush Foundation Brush
This brush is in its old packaging as I bought it many years ago - however, the quality of the brush and the application of it is spot on. I use this to buff on any liquid foundation I have and the soft bristles gives me a light and airbrushed finish.

8. Sephora - Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush
The brush I have is the old packaging - I bought it about I want to say 7-8 years ago? It's been my holy grail concealer brush since and I haven't found anything to replace it. It's perfect to blend out any liquid concealers you have.

9. MAC - small stipple brush
This brush is perfect for cream blush. Before this brush, I was always skeptical of using my fingers to apply the blush because it'd be too uneven or blotchy. However, with this brush now, it distributes the perfect amount each time. One dab, into the blush and I'm able to blend it out perfectly and continue to build color if required.

10. Make Up Forever - Metal Palette
amazing value for $16! It holds all of my Makeup Geek and MAC eyeshadows/blushes.

Look at how much my palette holds! :) LOVE! now that I have everything consolidated in one palette, its much easier for me to use my shadows!

What have been some of your favorites this month? I'd love to hear from you!

Until next time - XO, M.

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