July was the month of trying out lots of new products for me as a result of redeeming a few gift cards I had laying around (trust me, years of blogging teaches you a thing or two about saving!) last month. I tested, loved and now recommend every. single. one.
1. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector / Champagne Pop
The wonderful and amazing product of BECCA and Jaclyn Hill collab has won the heart of many around the nation. If you're looking for that perfect summer (or any season, really) glow, grab it before it's gone - it is a limited edition product. If you're into strobing, then this is your best friend!
2. YSL Rouge Pur Couture / Peche Cerra-Colla
Because who would I be if I didn't add yet another peach lip product to my ever growing collection of peach lip products? It's an easy to wear, my lips but better kind of peach with the classic YSL consistency and scent.
3. Too Faced Love Flush / Baby Love
The main reason I added this TF blush to my make up stash is, obviously the packaging! But I am and also have been a huge fan of Too Faced and its beautifully packaged products for many years. I just knew that if they roll out a blush and label it long-lasting 16-hour blush, it had to be tried! Baby Love is a neutral, mauve-rose that gives the perfect flush to cheeks - especially great for easy going day-time looks.
4. MAC Fix+ / Cucumber
Just a more refreshing version of the classic Fix+ we have all seen and tried. I always had a major love/hate relationship with the regular Fix+ and was recently in need of a setting spray as it's been challenging to keep my makeup in tact during the Southern California heat. It has been a must-have handbag item since picking it up earlier this month. A little spritz of it here and there helps to cool off on a hot day too. Unfortunately all four scents in the new Fix+ collection are limited edition.
5. NARS Lipstick / Barbarella
If you're looking for a subtle coral lipstick with a sheen, then look no further - Barbarella is it!
301 is probably the one the best contour brushes in the market right now. This rose gold beauty makes contouring a breeze, is super easy to handle during application and has the softest bristles. Real Techniques sisters have done it again!
7. Lorac Pro Matte Lip Color / Peach
Peach is almost like NARS Barbarella's long-lost matte and opaque twin. If I go for a lighter eye look, I naturally want more emphasis on lips and that's where Peach comes into play. You just can't go wrong with a peach lip during summer, complements a tan beautifully too!