My favorites this month are mostly basic, everyday items! :)
Maybelline Fashion Brow 24HR Coloring Mascara in (L-R) Dark Brown, Yellow Brown, and Rusty Brown
I've been absolutely crazy in love with these brow mascaras! I love the unique round tip and soft bristles that make it super easy to tint each lash! They are highly pigmented, too, so it doesn't take more than a few swipes for my brows to become uniformly tinted. The waterproof formula dries down to a slightly powdery finish that is non-clumping, natural-looking and long-lasting. I wear each shade according to the makeup look I wear that day but my most favorite shade is, believe it or not, the Yellow Brown! I find the yellow tint softens the look of my brows really nicely. Unfortunately these are not available for purchase in the US but you can buy online at Sasa (link provided above).
This has to be one of my favorite foundations that provides the most skin-like finish! I like that shade 113 matches my complexion with strong yellow undertones nicely. The formula keeps my skin hydrated throughout the day, too! While the coverage is on the sheer side, it is quite buildable to medium while still maintaining a natural finish. It doesn't cover much but that's okay as I like my skin to be able to breathe just a little in the warm months. The only thing I am not happy with is the price per ounce. Ouch! But wow, it's oh-so-worth it! Read my full review here.
Clé de Peau La Beauté Enigmatique Eyebrow Pencil in 204
I lost count the amount of cartridges I have replaced! This is my first eyebrow pencil and it still remains one of my favorites of all time. The small slanted tip makes filling in brows quick and easy. The formula is pigmented, and sets to a soft, natural finish. My shade is 204 which has a grayish/ashy tone to it that blends in really well with my brow color (most brow pencils have brown/red tone to it that I find unnatural/too obvious on me). It isn't the most long-wearing brow pencil, though, and you have to buy the pencil and holder separately. Tip: pair this pencil with the Maybelline Fashion Brow 24HR Coloring Mascara in Yellow Brown for a soft brow look!
Benefit Sun Beam
I like to mix a few drops of this golden bronze liquid highlighter with my foundation for subtle radiance and to warm up my complexion for the season! If you are afraid to apply it all over, try dotting on the upper cheek area as a highlighter for a healthy glow. I like that the formula isn't too runny, so it's easy to control the amount for each use. It spreads really well on the skin. While Sun Beam is a product full of shimmer, when applied on the face, you can hardly notice the shimmer at all. I have a mini size here but you bet I'll be purchasing the full size when I run out! :)
This is a palette that I highly recommend for those looking to streamline their morning makeup routine or those who travel frequently! It contains a universal bronzer shade and two flattering blushes in one sleek, mirrored palette. I love that I can wear each shade alone as well as customize to make my own shade! The powder is soft, finely-milled, and nicely pigmented. All three of them actually last well throughout the day, too — how awesome is that! The best part is the unbeatable price! At $5 per color, this makes it a must-have product in my opinion! :) Read my review here.
I cannot believe that half a year is gone already! Can you believe it?! Besides visiting Thailand, I haven't really done much of anything else this year (well, besides blogging!). Next month will be the very first anniversary of hellojaa.com and I've been thinking of doing something special for my readers. Not sure what yet, though. If you happen to have any fun ideas, please leave them in the comments below! :)
Maybelline Fashion Brow 24HR Coloring Mascara:
US$10.80 at Sasa
Benefit Sun Beam:
US$26 at Sephora