Apparently, my wish for a long, hot summer has been granted: it is now the beginning of October and we had 30° C over the weekend… Say what?!
But despite the unusually good weather, just like every year the beginning of fall is making me a little sad, so today I thought I’d ask for your help. Would you like to play a little game?
I’d love for you to help cheer me up by telling me what your favorite thing about the fall is. Like I always say, let’s focus on the good rather than the bad! 🙂
Please, don’t be shy.
My favorite thing about the fall (actually, the only thing I like about it) is the renewed energy I get when it comes to makeup. During the summer, most of the time I don’t really feel like playing with makeup and often just wear mascara and a bright lip. But at this time of the year, I always get back into it and start experimenting again. I just really enjoy the time I spend putting it on, you know. Plus, the fall color palette, with its rich, warm tones, is probably my favorite of the year.
So yeah, I guess there’s almost always something good to any situation!
But now, before you tell me about what you like the most in the fall, let’s have a look at my September favorites.
Chanel Le Blush Crème de Chanel in 61 Destiny ($38)
Le Blush Crème de Chanel is the best cream blush I’ve ever tried: it has just the right amount of pigment, blends really easily, has the most beautiful satin-matte finish, and lasts very long on my oily skin. Destiny is a pinky brown shade that looks super natural once you’ve blended it into the skin – it looks healthy and goes with any makeup. What’s not to love?
Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick in 602 Visionary Matte ($35)
Now, it’s not like I’ve been wearing blue lipstick on a daily basis, but after searching for the perfect shade of blue for months, I’m glad I finally found it in the new Rouge Dior in 602 Visionary Matte. If you want to know more about it and see it in action, check out my full review.
Formula X Prime Base Coat ($10.50)
I never thought that base coats could prolong the wear of my polish, but I’ve recently found out that the Formula X Prime Base Coat does exactly that. Pair it with a good top coat (like the Essence The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat) and you’ll get the most out of your favorite polishes!
Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour in 154 Expérimenté ($37)
Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes ($32)
If you’ve read my review of Charlotte Tilbury’s Legendary Lashes mascara, you may be surprised to see it featured here. You’ll probably remember that I said that I liked it, but thought that it wasn’t worth the money, since it had a couple of flaws that a mascara this expensive really shouldn’t have (it smudged easily and the wand picked up way too much product).
After a couple of months of use, the wand has finally started to pick up the right amount of product, and since it’s not as hot as it was back in July when I got it, it doesn’t smudge that easily anymore. Plus, the effect on the lashes is amazing: it’s extremely volumizing and really, really black. I still wouldn’t recommend it, but I have to say that I’ve been loving it lately.
So, now it’s your turn. What’s your favorite thing about the fall? 😉
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