August 2018 Beauty Favourites

Ok, so how is it now September? How have we only got 4 months left of the year?

August for me was an exciting month beauty wise. I fell in love with so many products and I finally have my mojo back when it comes to trying new products!

Jeffree Star Thirsty Palette

This 15 pan eyeshadow palette is what dreams are made of. The colours are stunning, the formula is stunning in overall it’s just STUNNING! I have been reaching for this palette so much over the past month and I have created some beautiful looks using it. My favourite shades are Taste Buds, Kumquat, Filthy Rich, Subtle and Splash.

IT Cosmetics Illimunitation CC Cream

This is my new best friend. I love a glowy base and boy this makes me glow! The formal and coverage is great and it evens out my skin tone really well. It’s so easy to apply with a damp beauty blender and it doesn’t look like anything on the skin. As we are now approaching Autumn I may pick up the original version or the new matte one when it launches.

Too Faced Concealer

This concealer is magic! It covers absolutely everything but it looks like I’m wearing nothing, I just don’t get it?! It applies like a dream and lasts all day on my skin. I’m really tempted to pick a darker shade up for contouring/bronzing.

Wet n Wild Highlighter in Precious Petals

Holy moly this highlight is LIFE! The shade is perfect and honestly, I just cannot get enough of it. A little goes a long way and it looks flawless all day. I have noticed Beauty Bay has another shade so I think I’m going to pick that up too.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir

The product that I definitely didn’t need but I now need, do you get what I mean? I don’t even know if this product does anything but I love the smell and how it makes my skin feel. I’ve been using this as part of my nighttime routine and it’s been a welcomed addition.

Marc Jacobs Contour Palette

I’ve owned this for a while now and never really reached for it before. I picked this up one-day last month and I haven’t looked back since. I apply the contour shade over my cream contour to set and it just looks amazing. Of course, it being Marc Jacobs it’s a little pricey but the pans are so huge I’m hoping it will last forever.

Benefit Brow Contour Pro

I ordered this on a whim without looking at any reviews and I was a bit sceptical but as you can tell it’s made it to my favourites and I love it. The mixture of the light and dark shades are perfect for my brows. The definer and highlight are good too but I don’t use these every time I do my brows. The only downside is that you have no way of telling how much product is left. I’m scared it’s going to run out mid-brow!

NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm

The packaging alone sold this to me I just wanted a rose gold pretty lip product. I suffer from dry lips quite a lot so I always like to use something that’s a bit moisturising with some colour. This is perfect for me. It gives my lips a lovely pink tinge but doesn’t dry them out.

Buxom Plumpline Lip Liner

I own this lip liner in 2 shades and both have become a firm favourite. I own Stealth which is a standard pinky nude and Hush Hush which has more of a berry tone to it. I don’t know how these work but they definitely do make your lips look fuller. As I said above I have dry lips so I was worried these would dry my lips out even more but they don’t which is amazing. I’ve been paring both with my NARS lip glow for an easy every day look.

There we have it all of the products I was loving throughout the month of August. I would love to know what your favourites were.

Laura x

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  • Reply Kate

    I have quite a few fine lines so the born this way concealer settles into them. Apart from that it’s a great concealer. Almost my favourite.
    Don’t you find that the shadows in the Thirsty palette, as beautiful as they are, require a bit more blending work, or is it just me?

    Kate |

    September 4, 2018 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply Susan | Northern Gloss

    I love that lip balm so much. Good to see you’re enjoying the CC Cream! I noticed the matte one on the Selfridges website this morning šŸ™‚ xx

    September 7, 2018 at 11:35 am
    • Reply hellolaurax

      The lip balms amazing isn’t it!! haha I’m loving it, thanks for selling it to me! x

      September 11, 2018 at 1:34 pm
  • Reply Hayley

    I keep seeing the IT cosmetics CC being mentioned, I really need to try it!
    Too Faced is a brand that I haven’t tried much from, I really need to give more of their products a go – they look gorgeous!

    Now going to have a look at your other beauty to posts to see what other products are your faves, I need some shopping inspo! Feel like treating myself šŸ™‚

    Hayley || hayleyxmartin

    September 8, 2018 at 5:06 pm
    • Reply hellolaurax

      IT Cosmetics is a new brand to me, I’m currently trying out their bye bye undereye concealer. Too Faced is one of my favourites and their palettes are amazing! x

      September 11, 2018 at 1:33 pm
  • Reply Lyd

    There are so many products here that sound amazing! I love makeup that makes me look polished but not caked so the nude lip liner, tinted balm, and the Too Faced concealer all look perfect x


    September 11, 2018 at 11:38 am
    • Reply hellolaurax

      Polished but not heavy looks are my go-to at the moment! x

      September 11, 2018 at 1:30 pm
  • Reply Bailey Armitage

    All these products look amazing!! Iā€™d love to try it all

    September 30, 2018 at 8:32 pm
  • Reply Jam Macmac

    I see a few things that i’ve been dying to try! I’m just waiting for the holiday season to kick in for those sales that’ll be sprouting here and there. Haha!

    October 7, 2018 at 9:04 am
  • Reply Samantha

    That NARS lip balm looks like something I need to try.

    S .x

    November 13, 2018 at 6:09 pm
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