Ah October brought so much happiness! As much as I’m not a fan of the weather, October-February are some of my favorite months of the year because while they’re busy, there are so many fun things to look forward to. Iowa has been rainy the last two weeks but I’m excited for all of the super makeup goodies I had fun playing with this month!
Hourglass Ambient Edit: I LOVE this palette. I’ve talked about it a lot on IG so I won’t bore you too much on here, but I basically think it is worth the value. Here’s why: buying all of these individually would cost…I don’t even know but guessing the number is making me choke. I think that if you have a larger collection, you’ll never go through anyone of these shades. If you don’t, I think it’s a great way to sample some high-end products. The pans are a little small but my brushes all fit fine as long as I take an extra moment of care.
NIP+FAB Kale Fix Moisturizer: Let’s get this out there – this stuff smells like kale that’s a day too old to eat. BUT it is probably my favorite moisturizer I’ve ever used. I was kindly sent this line by NIP+FAB and I plan on doing a full review of these soon. I can say I will definitely be repurchasing this moisturizer when I’m done, the other two I’m on the fence about. It is a very thick moisturizer, almost like a cream. I have combo skin and it works fine under foundation as long as I use a primer. A primer with this one is a must, at least in the T-zone. I would honestly rather have extra oil shine through throughout the day rather than look dry and cakey.
UD All Nighter Setting Spray: I don’t think that this sets my makeup any better than the L’Oreal one I love, but the cooler factor is a nice added bonus. I don’t think I would buy this over the L’Oreal but having it around is definitely nice!
NYX Dark Circle Concealer – Light: This corrector really brightens up my under-eye area. Disclaimer: I need to use an eye cream though because without it, the corrector can really settle into fine lines. Use this sparingly just where your under eyes are darkest and then go in with a light concealer on top for a totally flawless under eye!
Amika Un.Done Texture Spray: Thank you to my roomie for letting me have her sample of this from Birchbox! I’m always looking for something to give my flat hair lots of volume and texture. This did not weight down my hair and didn’t get my hair too dirty, even in-between washes. I’m not sure if I like it better than the Drybar Triple Sec or B&B Dryspun, but it smells great and is really nice. For all three of these, I’d just say it depends on your scent preference.
elf Tantalizing Taupe: You’re probably sick of hearing me talk about this, but obviously it’s been a favorite this month. It’s super quick and easy plus I tried out the liner shade for my brows and it’s great! It could be easy to go overboard with this but I naturally have dark brows. I just make sure to blend and comb through to distribute the color and I don’t think it’s too dark.