Hey everyone! November is here! The weather is finally cooling down so grab your tea or hot cocoa and throw on that oversized knit sweater! I have so many favorites this month but for this post, I will stick with beauty products. Some items I use have changed completely and others have simply been a variation of past products I have used. In this post you will find a few products from high end department stores to drug stores. Let’s get right to it!
Laura Mercier has blown me away yet again with their makeup products! In the past, I have struggled with acne and acne scars. I still do occasionally, but definitely not to the extent that I use to. I would need a full coverage, oil free foundation to make my complexion seem even and free of flaws. However, now that I’ve gotten older and my skin has calmed down a bit, I have switched over to the Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer! I can’t tell you guys what a relief it is to use this everyday instead of a heavy foundation. Not only does this moisturizer take less time to apply, but it is so much lighter than normal foundation! There’s some days I forget I’m wearing makeup. It can be applied with your hands or with a beauty blender. Personally I prefer a beauty blender since it’s a quicker clean up.
The tinted moisturizer comes in the normal formula and the oil free formula. Personally since I have naturally oily skin, I go for the oil free version. This product goes for around $40 and you can pick it up at any makeup counter where Laura Mercier is sold, for example Nordstrom. This would make for a perfect Christmas gift for any makeup lover!
Next up is the Rimmel Stay Matte translucent pressed powder. After foundation or tinted moisturizer is applied, it’s very important to top off your makeup with a finishing powder. I normally will use the Laura Mercier translucent loose powder. However, I recently ran out of it and didn’t have time to go all the way to the mall after class. After watching many beauty gurus, the Stay Matte powder seemed to be the most recommended cheap option. I never doubt that you can find a great product at a cheap price when it comes to makeup, so I took a trip to Target and picked this up. I’ve been pleasantly surprised using it! It has the same exact effect as the high end Laura Mercier product. So if you are ever in need of a good pressed powder for an affordable price, check out the Rimmel section in Target! This product also comes in a variety of different shades if you’d prefer a color close to your skin tone instead of the translucent version.
Lastly, the Better Than Sex Mascara from Too Faced. I have recently been obsessed with the waterproof version of this mascara! I’ve used the normal Better Than Sex mascara for a while now and it’s the first high end mascara I’ve ever owned. I used to normally go to Target for some affordable mascara which works amazingly! I definitely would go back to those. But this Too Faced mascara has lasted so long and I love that it’s waterproof. There are no little black flakes of mascara that fall onto my cheek anymore since it is waterproof. Not to mention, the packaging is freaking adorable! I love that there are fake little water droplets all over the tube. The applicator is also a plus; it has an hourglass shape that captures almost all of your lashes to define and elongate. Wow, this is starting to sound like a commercial for Too Faced but I promise I actually adore this product, lol!
If you invest in high end makeup, I definitely recommend this mascara. It has a ton of product to last you a very long time. You can pick this up at a beauty store, for example Sephora.
Hope you all enjoyed this little November Favorites post and that you’ve been enjoying this time of year, I know I have! Gearing up for Christmas at the end of November is definitely one of my favorite times of year! <3