by corinne iaia

August 03, 2014

JULY MAKEUP FAVORITES


July came and passed in the blink of a very tired eye. First came the fourth of July festivities, then a week of work, vacation...and after a week back at work here we are in the beginning of August. Fewf! Oddly enough though, I found that when things got crazy and time seemed to be something I couldn't find much of, my makeup routine sort of simplified itself and I found myself reaching for products I knew would pull things together quickly and last me through the day. 

I find that when I want to pull my look together in a hurry I rely on good base products, a sheer wash of bronze on the lids, and a bit of pink color on the lips. Something new I have not been caught without since its induction into my stash is the Dr. Brandt Pores No More Primer, as it gives the most perfected even canvas on which to apply the foundation and helps with staying power. During July I showed my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation a whole lotta' love, even sometimes skipping the concealer and trading the 'overly done' face for a bit more of a natural look. To set the foundation in place I reached for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder almost non-stop, dusting it on lightly with my Nars Yachiyo brush. What a stunner of a brush; it allows the most light and evenly distributed wash of powder and always keeps things looking un-cakey. Win-win.

For eyes and lips I was pretty loyal to a bronzed lid and one of my favorite products right now to give me an evenly gilded wash is the Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Himalya. To keep the shadow in place all day my trusty MAC Paint Pot in Painterly performed above and beyond the call of duty and even worked well on it's own for any lazy days that called for little makeup. I'm sure it comes as no surprise to anyone that my most reached for lippie of the month was my Dior Addict Fluid Stick in the shade Reiuse - a perfect coraly pink that looked amazing with the little bit of tan I picked up on the beaches of Spain. I have to say I have been enjoying a less made-up face this summer and I think I might be entering a new stage in my makeup relationship - maybe I'm onto something - a more minimalist approach, perhaps?
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  1. I have my eyes on Himalaya! such a pretty neutral and I have only heard good things about this release! I have Rieuse as well and it's note among my favourite lip products of all times!

    Divya | TheConscienceFund

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    1. I love both of these shades as well! The Dior Addict Fluid sticks are pretty amazing :)
      xx,
      Corinne

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  2. I am still yet to try Dior Fluid Sticks, they look fab. Do check out my blog sale if you get a chance :) xx
    http://insaneaboutmakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You should try them when you get the chance! They're great products, and I will check it out - thank you!

      xx,
      Corinne

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  3. That NARS brush is to die for, I'm just not a fan of the price! x

    lillies and lipbalm

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    1. I know it is a bit pricey but it's definitely an investment piece!
      xx,
      Corinne

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