As excited as I am that autumn has officially arrived, my beauty finds of the week show that I’m still slightly clinging to the last bit of summer. We have had quiet a heat wave here in Ontario the past couple weeks with some of our hottest days all year. While it looks like fall here, it certainly hasn’t felt that way. I think you’ll be able to see some more seasonally-appropriate picks next week, though as the weather is predicted to cool down.
Here are my top beauty finds for this week:
Essence Prettifying Lip Oil in ‘I Care For You, Honey’*
This lip oil is a great dupe for the Clarins ones that I also love. This feels so hydrating on the lips and is quite comfortable to wear. I love the shine it provides too. When the weather starts to turn colder my lips get dry so I have been turning to this as a preventative measure. The oil feels really nourishing on the lips and the slight tint is really pretty too.
Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter in ‘Molten Gold’*
I love anything gold, so this highlighter was love at first sight! I initially thought it might be too dark as a highlighter for my skin tone, but with a light hand this actually looks really pretty. It’s quite glittery but it doesn’t look chunky or too intense on the skin. I think it may be a bit much come winter when I’m at my fairest, but it will also make a pretty eye shadow too. It blends on the skin beautifully and is a really nice drugstore option.
Rouge Bunny Rouge Long-Lasting Duo Cream Eye Shadow in ‘Silk Aether’*
I tend to prefer powder eye shadows, but I have been reaching for this cream eye shadow duo a lot this week. The shadow is quite pigmented; so a little goes a long way. You get a grey and a pearly-cream shadow in this duo, both of which are really pretty. I have been using the pearly one all over my lid for a quick makeup look on weekday mornings. The formula doesn’t crease on me and lasts all throughout the day.
This tanning dry-oil is perfect for holding on to your summer tan. The pump bottle is really nice and the coconut scent is lovely. If you’re not quite ready to say goodbye to your summer tan, this is a really nice low-maintenance way to keep it a little while longer.
I first tried the BrushCraft by Artis brushes back in winter (review here). I was really impressed by them, so when I got the chance to try the Oval 7 I was very excited. The BrushCraft range is more affordable than the Artis brushes, but the quality is still really incredible!
This particular brush can be used for foundation, blush, or contouring; though I have been mainly using it to apply my foundation. It does such a beautiful job of blending the product onto my skin and doesn’t leave any streaky lines on my face, which can sometimes be the case with more affordable brushes in my experience. The brush is quite dense so less product gets wasted, which I love too.
The ergonomic design initially takes some getting used to, but is quite easy once you’ve used them a couple of times. The sleek appearance is really nice and this brush is just as lovely as the others in the collection.
What have you been enjoying this week?