It's that time again laaaddiiees! July Favorites! Woo! I should also note that I've still been loving the heck out of all my June favorites too. Ok let's get started.Real Techniques Expert Face Brush and Shading Brush: These are my first Real Techniques brushes and I'm in love, I'm in love and I don't care who knows it! Until now, I've mostly owned pretty cheap brushes. I mean, they got the job done and they were decent but when I saw a Buy One Get One 50% Off sale at Ulta, I immediately scoped these up. I kept hearing about them on all the blogs I follow and they definitely live up to the hype. And now, of course, I want the whole collection.
NYX Matte Finish: I mentioned this setting spray in my Ulta Haul and I've definitely used it every day since purchasing. Like I mentioned, it's not a miracle spray and I still get a little shine by the end of the day but I can confidently say that this keeps my makeup in place all day without the drooping eyeshadow/blush look. Totally affordable and effective.
NYX Cream Blush in Tea Rose: So I don't think I need to drone on and on about my NYX Cream Blush obsession anymore since I seem to mention it on a weekly basis. But I wanna give a shout out to Tea Rose because I think it's the most wearable every-day shade. It reads a little dark in the pan but on the cheeks it's a lovely warm rosey color and just subtle enough to go with most anything.
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Brightening: So I deffiintely bought the wrong version of this the first time I purchased it. It worked alright though the color was a bit off. As soon as I tried the brightening version though, welp I was sold. At first it seems almost shockingly pink but once it's blended, it brightens up the under-eye like whoa. Ah-mah-zing.
Milani Lipstick Chilled Brandy: In reality, I could have listed all of the Milani lipsticks but I narrowed it down to a very un-summer color which is fabulous. I just tried Milani lipsticks for the first time this month and I can't believe I've waited this long. They are so well pigmented and they really don't dry my lips out at all (which I ALWAYS have problems with). At about $5 a piece, they're an amazing steal. I basically want the whole collection.
Elf Makeup Remover Pen: I ordered this pen online, from Elf's website, months and months ago. I actually didn't entirely know what it was but it was $3 and I figured I'd find a way to put it to use. It's pretty much makeup remover in a spongey tip applicator pen and it's so perfect for clean up around the eye. No matter how many times I use liquid eye liner, I still always have an unsteady hand so this pen has saved me many a time from just dunking my face in the sink and starting over again.
theBalm Nude 'tude Eyeshadow Palette: The second I saw this palette mentioned in a YouTube video, I was immediately on the hunt for it. I managed to find it online for $20 and I think I've used it every.single.day since I got it. Neutrals are my jam for life and this palette does not disappoint. It's even got a great deep magenta shade that's really wearable. I already know this will be a longtime fave for me.
Welp, that's all I got ladies gents. What have you been loving this month?