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July has been pretty uneventful for me. I can't think of a single thing that made me super excited or jump for joy. I also came down with a cold the past few days. So not fun. But I'm staying positive and hopeful that August will be a better month for me life-wise and health-wise! Now, onto some of the items I've been thoroughly enjoying using this month!
I've been on a Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation (US$62 | Sephora) kick this month. I love the dewy and airy light formula but unfortunately I cannot use it on its own due to the color being too light and too pink for my summer skin color. Thankfully the Cover FX Custom Cover Drops (review) came to my rescue! I've been “dropping” it into the Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation to darken the shade slightly and now it matches me perfectly! It also increases the foundation's coverage and longevity, too. See my full-face demo here. For anyone who is looking to create your own base with customizable coverage and tint, I recommend you check out the Cover FX Custom Cover Drops!
And what goes better with a fresh, dewy face than a fresh, petal pink cream blush! I am completely satisfied with the color and quality of the Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom in No.03 Hydrangea. It has a velvety, silicone-y feel that is easy to apply and blend out to a soft matte finish. It instantly adds a nice pop of color and youthfulness to my complexion whenever I use it! It doesn't work all that well on the lips as the name suggests but on my cheeks, wow, I'm truly impressed! And what a great wear time as well! Check out my full review right here.
With high amount of silicone, fragrance, and all kinds of different oils, who would have thought it would ever make it to my Favorites list! Against all my judgement, I bought it, and guess what, I've been loving it! It goes on the skin so smoothly and silkily just like you'd expect from a silicone primer but it doesn't feel like heavy silicone sitting on my face once it sets. It becomes one with my skin and doesn't feel like I'm wearing anything at all. It smells divine and does “blur” skin's imperfections as promised. Head on over to this page for my review including a before-and-after photo!
Givenchy Le Rouge N205 Couture Edition 15 US (US$36 | Sephora)
On my lips most often this month is the Givenchy Le Rouge N205 Couture Edition 15 US! What better to spice up your boring days than putting on a bright lipstick! N205 (Fuchsia Irrésistible) is a classic, flattering, vibrant fuchsia pink that will brighten up your complexion (and mood) the moment you put it on! Click here to see it in action! The formula is creamy soft and provides a long-lasting satin-matte finish. A nice bonus? This Couture Edition has a removable sleeve with a beautiful floral pattern that you can reuse with your other Le Rouge, too!
Glamglow Powercleanse Daily Dual Cleanser (US$39 | Sephora)
Let's finish with a skincare item! I've actually been using this Glamglow Powercleanse Daily Dual Cleanser for a couple of months now. On its own, it removes regular and long-wearing makeup effectively but it seems to be struggling a little bit at removing staining products. Hence, I only use it as a final wash step to remove every last bit of impurity from my skin. The mud and oil are separated in the bottle. You can choose to pump each one out individually but I normally just pump both of them out at the same time to mix and lather into a foam. It smells light and fresh and I find that it cleans well without leaving my face stripped. Plus, it comes in a gigantic bottle that I think is going to last me a very long time!
What about you? What are some of your favorite items this month?