I've been mentioning over the past few weeks that I've bought a hefty amount of beauty products since graduating in May. I went on a bit of a spiral and got into a few fights with my mom about be spending money on frivolous beauty items.
Mind you, almost all of the products were purchased from the drugstore because there are definitely some hidden gems there.
I feel like I've been putting off this post for a while but with Fall coming in, I thought it would finally be a good time to buckle down and finally write this post.
This isn't my entire beauty routine (that is pretty much the same from a few months ago) but a few of the products that I've purchased in the last few months and whether I like them or not.
//Beauty Blender: This baby has been on my wish list for a good two years now. Beauty gurus and Vloggers everywhere swear by it and I felt like I was the only one missing out on it. I don't wear liquid foundation (I'm going to start though) so I never saw the need for it but then I saw someone on youtube use a Beauty Blender for concealer and my eyes were suddenly paying a lot closer attention. I tried using a dupe from Amazon a few years ago and it just wasn't the same.
I was in Sephora last weekend, saw it, and knew I needed it. It was definitely an impulse purchase but I couldn't help it. I've been using it all week to apply my concealer and the difference is definitely there. It doesn't crease as easily, it creates a smoother surface and my under eyes look a lot brighter and better. This baby is golden.
//Milani Lipsticks: I received a Milani Lipstick in "Best Red" in my Her Campus Her Conference goodie bag and was surprised at how smooth and pigmented it was. I never wore it because it's the summer and red lips are reserved (for me) for special Fall and Winter occasions. I was bored last week and decided to try it on to see what it was all about. My goodness! The red is so red and so smooth and moisturizing on your lips. It doesn't even really feel like lipstick. I usually stick to lip balms and stains but the Milani lipsticks have changed my life. I went out and bought a nude color in "Teddy Bare" which looks like a more brown, nude on your lips than nude-nude but it's the perfect Fall color. I'm OBSESSED.
//Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer: I started seeing the trend of highlighting your under eye areas and figured that was something I should get into. I read some reviews and decided on my beloved Maybelline. I don't use this as much as I should because I was so tan this summer so it looked weird under my eyes. I also don't think this looked good as a regular concealer but better in addition to another, regular under eye concealer. Adding a little bit of this pink highlighter brightened up your under eye area and concealed dark circles. It's pretty great.
//Covergirl + Olay Eye Rehab Concealer: I was really desperate for a new concealer at the beginning of the summer and just randomly picked this up because it was specifically made for the under-eye area AND it was color correcting. I'm pretty sure that's the kind of concealer I need. Once again, I got too tan this summer to use it a lot but now that I'm a little paler, I've been using it and it's pretty great stuff. I definitely need to utilize it more but from what I see, it does a great job at covering my under eye circles. As for the actual color correcting, I haven't seen too big of a difference but we'll see.
There are some beauty products that I've been loving but which I already reviewed. See them here, here, and here.