It's crazy we're already halfway through September! I haven't been wearing that much makeup this month as I've had some time out before starting my new job, but when I have these were the products I wore (Note: I've linked to the full reviews where you can see any swatches).
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation | £29.50 | post
There's only been one foundation for me these past couple of weeks and that has been this new release from Charlotte Tilbury. Shade 7 is pretty much spot on for me and the demi-matte finish is perfect for my combination skin. It has such a build-able coverage so it can have a natural medium coverage or be built to full. I love how even when I go for the natural look with this, it does an amazing job at evening out my skin tone. I don't think it's de-throned my Nars Sheer Glow but it's nice to have a second foundation to switch between.
Bobbi Brown Corrector | £19
This is my secret weapon against dark circles as you only need the tiniest amount to cancel out the blue tones. I have the shade Dark Peach but it comes in a really wide selection of colours. This stops me having to cake on a heavy flesh-toned concealer under the eyes.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer | £17.50
I've been reaching for this more than my beloved Nars lately - I don't know what's come over me! I have the shade Warm Medium-Dark, which is a pretty good match for me but I might pick up a second shade in the next lighter colour for under the eyes so it's a little more highlighting. Anyway, this is my favourite 'does it all' concealer because unless I'm seriously suffering with my skin, it's enough to cover most blemishes but it's also light and hydrating enough for under the eyes. I just love the fluffy, easy-to-blend texture of this.
I've temporarily put away my Bourjois powder in favour of this lovely offering from MAC. It's really unusual as it's a sort of baked formula with a bit of a sheen to it. I have the shade Medium-Dark, which is pretty perfect for me (I wear NC40 in SFF). It reduces shine whilst being virtually undetectable on the skin so it doesn't matter how quickly you re-apply during the day, it will never look cake-y or dry.
My beauty prayers have been answered: Filmstar Bronze and Glow now comes in a deeper shade so I finally decided to pick this up and oh my goodness, I love it! The powders are quite pigmented but you can apply them lightly for a nice, natural dewy glow or build them up to look more dramatic. The highlight is beautiful and the sculpt powder is in that perfect place between a really warm shimmery bronzer and a very cool-toned contour powder.
Sigma F35 Tapered Highlighter Brush* | £15.52 & Sigma F25 Tapered Face Brush* | £26.95
To apply Filmstar Bronze and Glow I've been loving these two brushes from Sigma (a full review is on the way). If you want a bronze/contour and highlight brush duo then these are well worth the investment. I use the Tapered Highlight for the Highlight shade, of course, before going in with the Sculpt shade on the Tapered Face brush. What's great about them is that they pick up the perfect amount of product and apply it so evenly. Although they have the tapered ends for precision, the bristles are also really movable for circular motions. They also kept their shape perfectly and looked as good as new after washing.
Very uninspired for me, I know, as this is my Holy Grail blusher but it's the one I've been reaching for. I won't bore you too much as I talk about this all the time but for me it's the most beautiful shade in the best formula going. It applies beautifully, has more colour payoff than you'd think and lasts really well throughout the day. I love the mauve-plum tone and the 'lit from within' look it gives is truly unique.
Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette | £15.50 | post
My go-to eye look has been using this fantastic palette from Zoeva. It's such great quality and amazing value for money, so I definitely recommend getting your hands on it. I start by using Bitter Start (your standard off-white matte) across the lid as a base before taking the medium caramel-brown matte, Substitute for Love, through the crease. I then I take Pure Ganache, a light gold shimmer, on the inner part of my eyelid. Next I blend that out into Subtle Blend (a deeper bronze shimmer) and finish with a little bit of Warm Notes (a deep pink shimmer) in the crease. It's the perfect way to introduce a bit of colour into your eye look.
I was loving this last month and the love has continued into September. The formula of this cream shadow stick is excellent, so I wouldn't mind picking up another shade. Copper is a beautiful shade that goes on like a dewy liquid gold-copper; perfect for an inner-corner highlight.
A little predictable for me, I know, but if it ain't broke... This is my favourite eyeliner pen as it's inky black, the perfect shape and size, doesn't transfer and doesn't dry out after about two weeks. And I just can't be without my winged liner!
Since I picked up a couple of these Urban Decay liners, I've pretty much been wearing one colour or another from them, depending on my eyeshadow. I love this golden-bronze shimmer for a warm neutral eye look on the lower waterline as I prefer something less harsh than wearing black right the way round my eyes.
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara | £19.50 | post
I got my hands on this on my flight home from holiday so it was considerably cheaper than the usual retail price (more around £13) but I still wanted to get the most out of it so I've been using it pretty much exclusively. Whilst it's not really a volumising mascara, I'm all about length, curl and definition for my everyday look and this really does it for me in that respect.
I won't go on too much about this as I think this has been in just about every monthly makeup post I've ever done! I love the fact that the pencil twists up and it's the perfect texture to get a really natural look. Whilst it only comes in two shades, luckily Hot Chocolate is perfect for me (not too warm, not too grey). The spooly it comes with is also really good and I like having them both on the same product.
I finally jumped on the bandwagon and I'm so glad I did because this matte formula is beyond amazing! I love the pinky-rose shade as it's a little more colourful than your typical neutral lip but it's also really wearable.
What do you think of my picks? Which products have you been loving this month?
*DISCLOSURE - ITEMS MARKED WITH AN ASTERISK ARE PR SAMPLES/GIFTS. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. I AM A MEMBER OF SIGMA AFFILIATES. PLEASE VISIT MY DISCLOSURE PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Oh man every time I see that Urban Decay Scorch eyeliner on your blog, it makes me want to go and order it right away!ReplyDelete
Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog
The Bobbi Brown Corrector is on my list as I suffer with dark under eyes! xReplyDelete
Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave
You look great, Jasmine!ReplyDelete
I contemplated purchasing the sigma brushes myself, but they seem a bit expensive over here!
Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog
There are always discount codes on Feel Unique ;) xxDelete
So many of the products you've mentioned are my all time favourites! Nice to hear that the CT foundation doesn't de-throne the Sheer Glow, I love SG so I'll just stick to using it.ReplyDelete
Love the look so so pretty. The lipstick is so nice. So many droolworthy products ! I am super excited about the CT darker contour palette too ! Beautiful pics as always :)ReplyDelete
Such a pretty look! I'm dying to try the Magic Foundation!ReplyDelete
Kate | kate emma loves.
Loved this post, I love Sigma brushes don't have them but would love them xReplyDelete
Lee | thatbellemakeup.blogspot.co.uk
These two are SO worth checking out! xxDelete
You are gorgeous Jasmine! The Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation sounds incredible!ReplyDelete
Sara - She Who Is Short
Thank you so much and it absolutely is :) xxDelete
I've been wanting to try out the new Charlott Tilbury foundation for a while and it sounds incredible! Also that Zoeva palette is to die for! xoReplyDelete
Such a gorgeous, natural look! I really ought to try the S&G liner! Freaking out that we're so into September, gah!ReplyDelete
You look so gorgeous in that picture, and I'm so jealous of how perfect you get your eyeliner!ReplyDelete
Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue
Thank you so much lovely! And haha thanks it's a 50/50 chance I'll get it right but I do love Supercat :) xxDelete
I think that I need to get myself some of the Bobbi Brown corrector as I have heard so many good things, great post as ever and you look stunning :)ReplyDelete
Pams Stuff and Things
Aw thank you lovely and the corrector is fab! xxDelete
Great picks Jasmine, the finished look on you looks stunning! I've heard so many rave reviews about the CT Magic foundation for combo skin so I definitely need to look into this. I'm actually not too keen on the UD glide on eye pencils, I feel as though they glide just a bit too much and barely any colour shows up on my waterline.ReplyDelete
Loved this post! You look gorgeous xReplyDelete
Thank you sweetheart xxDelete
Fab post hun, I know I cannot believe how quickly September is flying by. I really wanna try the UD concealer, think as soon as I run out of my Nars I’m gonna pick this up. The MAC MSF is such a favourite product of mine and I agree it’s so undetectable on the skin! I love how this all looks on you, and Dolce Vita looks stunning on! :)ReplyDelete
Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee
The Zoeva Cocoa Blend palette is definitely amazing for Autumn, I'm so excited to start using it now :) xReplyDelete
Mummy’s Beauty Corner
You are so beautiful :) love your picksReplyDelete
Aw thank you so much! xxDelete
your picks are always on point!! I love how you switch up your make up every month!ReplyDelete
Love what you've picked out! I need one of the Hourglass blushers in my life (or maybe a whole palette full!)ReplyDelete
Danielle's Beauty Blog
I love all of these colour choices! So gorgeous. The Hourglass blushers look so pretty! www.shehearts.net xReplyDelete
Been dying to try the Charlotte Tilbury foundation for ages! Great post. Always look forward to reading your posts xReplyDelete
Aw thank you so much and I hope you like the foundation :) xxDelete
You are just so pretty, Jasmine! I absolutely love the look of that Nars lip pencil & am dying to get my hands on that Zoeva palette! xxReplyDelete
Aw thank you so much lovely! And you need the palette for Autumn :D xxDelete
That's the most perfect base line up, no wonder your skin looks amazing! I used that Supercat liner for the first time in ages the other day as well, forgot how great it is :)ReplyDelete
Kat | www.kathorrocks.com
Thank you! Supercat for life ;) xxDelete
such a gorgeous look. That eye makeup looks fabulous. Eyeliner on fleek!ReplyDelete
Haha thank you :) xxDelete
The sigma brushes look lovely! I wanted to try out the Bobbi Brown corrector for ages but I think I got colour matched wrong as it didn't make much of a difference, I might have to try it out again :)ReplyDelete
That lip color looks so stunning on you! It's such a pretty shade.ReplyDelete
Aw thank you, it really is! xxDelete
These are some great products! This kind of look is one of my faves for autumn! I think it just looks wonderful for a chilly day. Your skin looks really great!ReplyDelete
So many goodies - lovely post so much I want to try this month again!ReplyDelete
Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk
Girl you are such a stimulator haha, every time I come to your blog I have a new item on my wishlist, and now I want to get my hands on the UD concealer heard too much good about that stuff. And that Zoeva Palette is a beautèReplyDelete
And you are mad gorgeous.
Sam || Beautydetour
I can't wait for my CT magic foundation sample to arrive!ReplyDelete
I love the Cocoa Blend palette, it's so beautiful and makes it very easy to put a good look together. Some wondeful picks here xxReplyDelete
The new Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation is on my wishlist, it looks amazing! And your skin is flawless!! xxReplyDelete
Thank you lovely - it really is magic haha xxDelete
Looking lovely as always Jasmine :) The Urban Decay concealer is on my list as next concealer to try after my Clarins Instant Concealer runs out...sounds like a fab concealer! :) xReplyDelete
You are really tempting me to buy an Hourglass blush! Was never intrigued by them before but you've got me interested in them!ReplyDelete
Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com
beautiful makeup :)ReplyDelete
Would love to try the new CT magic foundation as I have combination skin too. Also the lippie looks so good on you :)ReplyDelete
Chic Peachy Pink l Twitter l Instagram l BlogLovin' l Facebook
Thank you hun and it's perfect for combination skin! xxDelete
great post! there's so many products i want esp the BB correctorReplyDelete
As you know I love that Zoeva palette, I can't stop using it. I really want to try out the new CT foundation, just waiting on my samples to arrive... hope I like it as much as everyone else xReplyDelete
Beauty with charm
What can I say? Your september menu is absolutely fantastic! Everything looks amazing, especially the Zoeva palette! Hope you are having a great week, Jasmine! xxReplyDelete
Ale | http://alemint.blogspot.com.co/
Thanks lovely, you too :) xxDelete
You look gorgeous! Love the eye makeup! I so want to get hold of that palette, it has so many pretty shadesReplyDelete
Thank you so much lovely and it's well worth getting your hands on :) xxDelete
I haven't used my Hourglass Blush palette in ages now, I'd reach for Mood Exposure on almost a daily and had to give it a break. I feel inspired to pull it out again this week though. :-)ReplyDelete
Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog
All the products in the your September Makeup Menu look so enticing!! I tried the Charlotte Tilbury foundation sample and it looked okay but I was not so pleased with the coverage/lasting power but I will try the sample again maybe. I do like the finish and the pretty packaging. I really wanted to try the Zoeva eyeshadow palette which looks so perfect for A/W./...and don't even get me started on the Filmstar Bronzer....I need it...so many lovely picks...xxReplyDelete
I think that the Zoeva palette is calling my name. I love posts like this, probably because I'm nosy and want to know what products other people are using!ReplyDelete
The Laura Mercier Eye Caviar in Copper is amazing. I really like the finish and colour. Great look xxReplyDelete
It's interesting that you say the CT. Magic foundation hasn't dethroned NARS S.G, I know they're kinda similar so I'm wondering if I should pick it up when I finish SG or if I should just stick to the NARS alternative!ReplyDelete
Loved reading this post ^_^
Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe x
It's well worth picking up if you fancy a bit of a change :) xxDelete
Gorgeous! So many stunning products. I love MAC MSF - it's my HG powder. Also, Mood Exposure is one of my favourite blushes too; and my NARS creamy concealer has been gathering dust since UD's offering came into my life. I really want to pick up the CT foundation! xxReplyDelete
Daniela | MissNewBeauty.net
Thank you for your comments :) glad you enjoyed having a little nosey at what I'm using this month xxReplyDelete