May Beauty Favorites | 2016

Hello! A beauty post is needed on my blog lately as it has been all lifestyle and travelling! Summer just started and I'm already going off on adventures. I want to be sure to take in every minute of it and capture as much as I can. Over the past month I have compiled a couple oldies and newbies to my makeup collection. I am always finding myself reaching back for these few, classic products and experimenting with new finds while chucking them into my travel makeup bag because they are just so good! 

I always forget what I like or enjoyed using and it was time for me to use up a lot of older makeup that I have. These products were just ignored and stashed behind all of the newer products I had and I was going through my collection the other day and realized how much I enjoyed a couple of these products! I made sure to put them into my basket on my vanity in easy reach for my daily makeup routine. 
Maybelline's Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation- If you have read my blog before, I have written about this foundation and raved about it. I did ignore it during the winter months since I didn't need a matte foundation because my skin becomes so dry. I love this foundation when I know that I am going to be outside all day in the heat. I wore it on vacation in San Francisco (post about my trip here) and my face was shine free! A little goes a very long way and this foundation has so many colors to choose from.

Milani Baked Blush in Berry Amore- This blush has come back into my makeup regimen for good! I did a review of this in my top blushers and bronzers post, here. I have fallen in love with the "gold-goddess" look and the subtle sparkles of gold really compliment a nice, summer tan! With a small bit of pigment to your cheeks and a touch of sparkle, it can make any look a hundred times more glowy and very sultry. 
Covergirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick in Sphynx- Now I have just recently gotten into nude lips and I have to say that I'm really loving it. Especially for this time of year, I think it makes your look fresh and very natural. This lipstick was a new find and I don't know what made me love it more! Either the shade or the very cute, cat aestheticism that went along with it. The packaging is unbelievably cute and minimalist at the same time with the black and white. The lipstick itself is very nice and smooth while leaving your lips matte and crack-free. I might have to go purchase a brighter color!
Stila Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palette in Soul- Love, love, love this palette. I did a more in depth review of it, here. It has the best shades for a bright and summery makeup look. During this time of year, I am reaching for the lighter shades like the creams and taupes as well as the light browns and golds. This palette has the best colors for summer and they are amazingly long wearing and do not crease whatsoever. I have been using this pretty much every day now and I am still obsessed.
Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten Baked Correcting Foundation Powder in Medium- I have always preferred to wear powder foundations over liquids. Especially when it's hot and humid out, packing on a ton of makeup can drag my face down overtime. This Laura Geller powder foundation gives just the right amount of coverage without leaving your face looking and feeling really cakey! 

Benefit Stay Don't Stray Eye Shadow Primer- When I used makeup in the past, I never thought that there had to be something you need or should at least apply before your actual makeup so that it lasts a long time. Now that I wear makeup on a pretty constant basis, I need something to really help my makeup, like my eye makeup most importantly, stay in place and on my face all day long. I have tried all the different types of primers and I just can't "stray away" from this Benefit one! It's easy to blend and is super moisturizing so it doesn't clump underneath my eye makeup and stays for an incredibly awesome amount of time. The longest I had it on without creasing was like eight hours! 

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara- Mascara is one of those staples in my makeup collection and I can't seem to get through a single tube because I own way too many. However, this new addition was well worth it! If you are looking for volume and length then this is the mascara for you! I love the shape of the brush because it is really easy to get all of your lashes curled and coated! Only a couple strokes does the trick! 
Wet n Wild Coloricon Kohl Liner in Baby's Got Black- If you are on a really low budget and are looking for a classic, black eye liner, this is the one for you! I have been using this liner ever since I was in middle school. It's smooth application helps for anyone who is beginning with eyeliner. I love to use this as a way to smoke out my look by actually using it in my crease and blending it out. The best thing about it is that it is only one dollar! 
I'm sorry if this post was a little bit too late, but I just thought that many of you would have enjoyed my favorite products of this past month anyway. Sometimes going back and re-using old products can bring back new inspiration and spark more interest in the things that were actually really great and you just forgot about! I love trying new products but, I also know what I love and what works best for me. Makeup is a continual learning process and I can't wait to see what comes next!

What has been your past favorite or holy grail product for a while? Is there one specific makeup item that you always seem to keep on buying? Let me know and maybe it will become one of mine!

Xoxo, Nat


  1. That Stila palette looks amazing and I've been eyeing up both the Milani Blush and Laura Gellar Powder Foundation! I used to use both the Smashbox Mascara and Maybelline foundation and had forgotten how much I like them! xo

    Samantha's Beauty Loves

    1. I love how you can just find an old product that you have a fall completely back in love with it! I am obsessed with these products right now and I can't stop using them in my makeup routine! XX

  2. That Stila palette is dreamy!

    xo, Liz

  3. I adore Milani baked blushes so much! They were one of the first I ever bought and I still continue using them now :)
    Kathy x

    1. I need to buy more shades! I only have the one that I use constantly! X


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