August 2015 Makeup Favorites

Monthly Favorites: August 2015

I’m really sad it’s the end of August already, just like every year I don’t want summer to end. I feel like I should’ve been born in one of those places where it’s summertime all year long. I love the sun, the heat, the long days and the beach, while I hate the cold, the fog, the dark afternoons and having to wear five layers of clothing to go outside… OK, this is getting slightly depressing, so let’s cheer up the mood by focusing on my August Makeup Favorites!

This month I’ve been wearing very minimal makeup with the occasional pop of lip color and all of my favorites (but one!) reflect that.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer – Nude

My go-to base this summer consists in mixing my moisturizer with Instant Age Rewind and applying the mixture all over my face. Then I go in with just the concealer to cover my dark circles or any blemishes. I love it because it’s very lightweight, but still packs a nice amount of coverage.

Erborian BB Crème au Ginseng SPF 25 – Doré

Because of the SPF in it, I’ve opted for this instead of moisturizer + concealer whenever I knew I was going to spend some time outdoors. It evens out my complexion and doesn’t feel heavy on my oily skin. I like this Doré (golden) shade because it has a nice warmth to it, but doesn’t lean orange at all.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder – Shade 50

If you read my bronzer edit, you’ll probably remember that this is my favorite one of all time. When you use this, you can’t really tell you’re wearing powder: it melts perfectly into the skin and just looks natural and glowy.

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte – 06 Flame

This is exactly my kind of lipstick (except for the price tag!): matte, but comfortable on the lips, long-lasting without being drying. Flame is a bright orangey-red I started wearing and loving last winter, but I think it’s against my tanned skin that it shows its full glory.

Collistar Eyebrow Gel – 3 Silvana Brunette

I mentioned this one in my post about Italian beauty brands. I like natural brows and this tinted gel is the only product I use on them at the moment: it sets them and makes them look a little fuller and defined.

KIKO Metallic Shine Eyeshadow – 05 Charming Sage

I’ve already reviewed this eyeshadow from KIKO’s Rebel Romantic collection, so you’re welcome to check that out. Long story short, I really like its creamy powder formula and its color, a nicely pigmented olive green that pairs well with my brown eyes.

What have YOU been loving this month? I’m all ears! Or should I say ‘eyes’?! 😉

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  • Reply
    August 29, 2015 at 10:32 am

    I guess Maybelline is in everyone’s favourite list. It is really good. That lipstick is gorgeous, such a lovely red xx

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      Carol in a
      August 29, 2015 at 3:55 pm

      It’s the only concealer I’ve ever tried that works equally well on dark circles and blemishes!

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    August 29, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    After wearing brown eyes and red lips nearly two months straight I have finally changed my makeup a bit, but I stick to just a few products like you do. It is too hot too wear much more.
    Not that I am complaining, I am a summer lover all along.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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      Carol in a
      August 30, 2015 at 5:46 pm

      I went out earlier and it was 38° C!!! I’m not complaining either, though!

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    August 30, 2015 at 12:10 am

    That lipstick shade looks fav! And I’ve been loving that concealer as well hahaha. Nice pics!
    Have a good day, lovely! xx

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      Carol in a
      August 30, 2015 at 5:48 pm

      It is fabulous, at 50$ it MUST be! 😉
      Enjoy the rest of your Sunday 🙂

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    Cláudia Pereira
    August 30, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    this is such a fantastic post my dear, really nice favorites!! I’d love to try all of those products 😀 xoxo

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    August 31, 2015 at 12:12 am

    Such a great post, full of products that I now want to try! I can’t believe that I still haven’t tried the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer! I’ve heard so many great things about it, but I’m currently hooked on my NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer.

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      Carol in a
      August 31, 2015 at 9:15 am

      I like NARS concealer too, but I love Maybelline thinner consistency!

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    Tiffany May
    August 31, 2015 at 1:44 am

    I am obsessed with the Maybelline concealer! It covers so nicely. I really want to try out the eye shadow! Great post!!

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      Carol in a
      August 31, 2015 at 9:16 am

      The eyeshadow is really pretty AND affordable!

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    August 31, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Such gorgeous products and very luxurious too! Really like the sound of the Tim Ford lipstick and looking to buy some myself soon! <3

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

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      Carol in a
      August 31, 2015 at 6:34 pm

      That lipstick is expensive, but sooo amazing!!!

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    August 31, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    I need to get the Collistar Eyebrow Gel . Have a great week!

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      Carol in a
      September 1, 2015 at 8:25 am

      If you can’t get your hands on that specific one, I’ve heard great things about L’Oréal brow gel.

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    Binary Beauty
    August 31, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Love your monthly favourites! That Tom Ford lipstick looks amazing too. Wish it wasn’t so expensive, but one day i will get my hands on it

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      Carol in a
      September 1, 2015 at 8:27 am

      It’s my only TF lipstick and I don’t see myself splurging on another one for a very long time. I’ll just enjoy this one! 😉

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    Cláudia Pereira
    September 1, 2015 at 12:13 am

    new post on my blog, darling! <3

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