Sunday, 7 September 2014

The September Beauty Bag.


With the weather cooling down slightly and the days getting shorter, I've had a bit of a switch around of some of my make-up this month. I stuck to the same collection of products for the 2-3 months of summer and used nothing else, so it's been nice to have a good dig around in my drawers to discover a few old favourites, Some products have firmly been stuck in my routine though, I just can't stop using them!

First up, I've rediscovered my old favourite base that I haven't used for a few months as it's a little too heavy for the warmer months. MAC Studio Fix Fluid gets a bit of mixed press usually but for me, there's nothing that suits my skintone better as well as covering all signs of redness and flaws in my skin. It's my go-to in Autumn and Winter, so I know this'll firmly be in my beauty bag for a while now. When I do have particularly large or red blemishes I do like to pop a bit of the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer on top which leaves my skin looking so flawless, it's gone straight to the top of my favourite concealers since buying a month ago. I never thought it'd get along with it, but I've been using the BeautyBlender in the place of my usual foundation brushes and I really like the look it gives, so natural and pretty. I haven't really used it that much since I got it in a Birchbox a few months ago, so I'm trying to really test it out this month.

The Bobbi Brown Sand Palette is one of my favourite buys of the year, and again I haven't used anything else since getting it last month. It's such a versatile palette, I can create quite a few looks with this and all the shades really suit me. The lasting power is fantastic too, it's just such a joy to use. Another thing I've discovered from Birchbox is the Chella Ivory Lace Highlight Pencil which I've been using the last few days, it makes a nice change from using an eyeshadow. I pop this in the corners of my eyes, brow bone, nose and cupids bow, and it adds a really nice brightness to the skin whilst looking really natural.

NARS has been taking over my beauty routine recently, and having a couple new bits on their way to me I know this won't change any time soon! The beautiful Unlawful blush* is absolutely perfect for A/W; it's a pretty rosey brown shade that is so natural and lovely, and it almost sculpts the face a little bit too so I can cut back on the bronzer. It's got a nice shimmer running through too so adds a bit of glow, perfect for the more dull autumn days. I love their satin lip pencils too, and Luxembourg is a gorgeous red toned pink that adds a nice bright pop to the lips without being too much. It's not the most long lasting being quite glossy, but I just love the shade.

What's in your September beauty bag?




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27 comments

  1. The Bobbi Brown palette is right at the top of my wishlist at the moment, it looks incredibly beautiful and I need to get it before they stop selling it! Love Luxembourg as well, such a stunning shade.

    Angie || the maquillage

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  2. I'm waiting for that Nars blush to arrive at my local store, I swatched it yesterday and it's gorgeous! Love your selection, I change my products quite e bit but I'm noticing a change in my look too, my selection is more autumny every day! ;)

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

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  3. I like the look of NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, I haven't found good one for me yet!

    In autumn times I always take out a Rimmel rosy blusher and wear it instead of bronzer which I use throughout summer.

    Katrina Sophia

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  4. I love the look of the Surf and Sand palette, so pretty!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  5. I have the ivory lace pencil and I love it too, its great for shaping your eyebrows.
    I really want to try the nars lipstick looks a beautiful shade :D

    Melissa x
    http://melissazia.co.uk

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  6. I've been thinking about the MAC Studio Fix for awhile now, but you're 100% right about mixed reviews. I think it's definitely something to try before committing.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  7. Gorgeous picks! I'm so craving NARS Unlawful- it looks beautiful :)

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  8. jasmine turner15:21

    Such a pretty photo! Unlawful looks GORGEOUS!

    xprincessjas | x

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  9. Nina Zane17:46

    The Nars blush is calling out to me, ha ha :) xx
    http://insaneaboutmakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. I have something similar to the beauty blender and I love it!

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  11. I definitely need to use it more this month, I love how natural and pretty it makes my make-up look.

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  12. It's such a gorgeous one, perfect for A/W!

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  13. Thanks Jasmine :) It is really beautiful!

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  14. It's lovely, so perfect for A/W!

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  15. I went in and had it put on me by a MAC make-up artist which I should probably have left on to trial but I immediately loved it on me so bought it then and there!

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  16. Yep, I like to use it around my brows too!

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  17. It's so gorgeous, I'm really happy I got it!

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  18. I really like the Rimmel blushes too, they're surprisingly good considering they're so cheap!

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  19. It is so pretty, I think it should be in store soon and it's online too!

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  20. I think it's sold out or has disappeared in most stores so you have to act quick if you want it!

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  21. Ahh the Nars concealer, definitely one of my favorites too! And that blush looks like a grea A/W shade. My favorite last winter was Sleek's pomegranate, can't wait to get that out again :)

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  22. I saw your videos and saw on your eyelid you were using this palette but it was a bit dark so I couldn't really tell haha. Will you be swatching this in the future? :) Oh and, we just got snow today :(

    Bf Gf Does Blogging

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  23. The Surf and Sand palette looks so beautiful, is on my wishlist!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

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  24. It is so gorgeous, definitely worth the investment!

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  25. I will! I'll be planning on doing a '3 looks 1 palette' post but I just need to find the time to do it :)

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  26. Aaah Sleek Pomegranate is gorgeous, I remember seeing it on a few blogs last year. I'll have to pick it up before A/W really kicks in!

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  27. I tend to prefer the beauty blender over foundation brushes mainly because I find it a faff to clean the brush after every use, and I can't stand not using clean brushes on my skin! It's so quick to clean the beauty blender with the solid soap that they make.


    Cindy | cicique.blogspot.com

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