October 2016 Favorites



October Makeup Favorites
Tarte - Shape Tape Concealer 
I really do understand the hype around this concealer - it's high coverage, doesn't crease out of control and stays put. The one problem is that we can't pick this up in Canada and it is an ulta exclusive. I picked this up in the color tan and while it is too dark for me now, I mix it with my lighter concealers to make it work because I do enjoy it that much. 

Guerlain - Lingerie De Peau Foundation*
Ah, my new favorite liquid foundation. If you want to read my full review just click here. It offers you a beautiful satin finish that is dewy and is buildable. It lasts all day without become greasy or shiny in my problem T-Zone area - if you see the pictures on the post, you can see that it just makes me look airbrushed.

Rodial - Instaglam Compact Deluxe Banana Powder*
I love that Rodial named this Instaglam - with the age of selfies, you always have the desire to look your best for social media. This banana powder is pigmented, buttery and works well to set my undereye concealer. 

Vichy - Teint Idol Bronzer*
This bronzer may look kind of boring in the pan, like it's too light to do anything but once applied you can see that it somehow works. I have a feeling it self adjusts? But it just works to make you look like you have some glow - like you just came back from vacation and your tan is still trying to linger around and give you that beach vibe. 

Clinique - Lash Power Flutter-to-Full Mascara*
I LOVE this mascara! Yes, it's considered high end in terms of price, but it works really well to separate and lift the lashes, keeping them curled at the same time. While it is supposed to be a 3-step or 3-way application process, meaning you can adjust the amount that is being applied by selecting the level you want by turning the mascara wand - I think that part is a little gimmicky. I frankly don't really see a difference between the 3 "modes" but I will buy this again only because it makes my short lashes look so lengthy and volumized/curled. 

Marcelle - Ultimate Fringe Effect Mascara*
I think that this is a pretty close dupe to the one mentioned above - the mascara wand on this mascara is different from what I've seen before - the wand is an elongated triangle with a comb on it, plastic. It works really well to separate the lashes, add volume and curl. This would also be a definite repurchase.

KIKO - Blush Cocoa Shock (Silky Rose and Mauve)
I picked this baby up when I went for work to the states at KIKO. The blushes smell like vanilla / white chocolate and smells good enough to eat. I like to use the darker more mauvey pink (right side) on the cheek and pop some color, (the left side) right in the middle. It's natural and gives me that perfect in from the cold outside look.


Face and Body October Favorites
LUSH - Lord of Misrule Shower Cream*
If you want my thoughts on the LOM shower cream, look no further and just click this link here - I definitely sing its high praises here. It's a perfect blend of spicy and sweet? I don't want to say sweet because it's not nausea cotton candy sweet, it's almost velvety. It leaves your skin silky smooth and is perfect to use to end your day.

BSpa - Salt Scrub - Pomegranate and Acai Berry*
This body scrub is so good that even my husband stole it and started using it as well - haha! The scrub is abrasive enough - and by abrasive I mean it in a good way, you actually feel it working. There's nothing worse than using a scrub and you're not sure if it's doing anything at all. This scrub also contained alot of oils and moisturizing components that helps to hydrate your skin. Finally, the scent is refreshing, crisp and just helps to lift the mood! I use this 2x a week.

L'Oreal - Revitalize Bright Reveal*
I got sent this as part of the Influenster try-out and I'm glad I got sent this to try because to be honest, I wouldn't have bought this myself. This products helps to smooth out your skin and hydrate it as well, it creates a nice canvas for your make-up application and also helps to brighten it. Also, it is at a drugstore price, so you can't beat that. 

Tata Harper - Illuminating Eye Cream*
Read all about the event recap here where I met Tata Harper herself. I have been using the face illuminating moisturizer everyday since the event and it has been a godsend. I think I've only broken out 2-3 times in the past few weeks and the scent helps to relax me. It brightens and adds a dewiness to my skin. 

What were some of your October Favorites? I'd  love to hear all about them!
Until next time - XO, M.

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