October Favorites

This month's favorites are all quite rosy, something I didn't notice until I sat down to take the photo. I went through another heavier-makeup-wearing phase this month, so most of my favorites are makeup rather than skincare.

Let's start with the one skincare bit, the Pixi Rose Oil Blend. I've been using a facial oil underneath a moisturizer both in my morning and nighttime skincare routines, and this one works well in either situation. It smells so lovely, obviously like roses, and it contains a bunch of skin-loving oils like Rosehip, Sweet Almond, and Jojoba oils. It really feels luxurious on the skin and definitely feels more expensive than the $24 price tag. If you see this in Target, definitely scoop it up.

For the majority of the month, I've been wearing the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette on my eyes exclusively. I wrote a review of the palette at the end of last month, and I still think it's worth every penny. I love Urban Decay eyeshadows, but my Naked palettes were being a little neglected because they were a little shimmer-heavy for my tastes now. This palette is full of matte shades to create the perfect neutral eye. It's perfect for a workday and also for a fancier event.

If you saw my NARS Neutrals post, you'll know I've been having a moment with NARS lip products this month. I managed to narrow it down to one product from the post to avoid recreating that post here, and the one I reached for the most this month was the Satin Lip Pencil in Bansar. It's the best brown-toned pink shade for my skintone - usually, shades like this read purely brown on me, but this one actually retains its pink tone on my super pink skin. It's been my go-to this month along with the Satin Lip Pencil in Het Loo, which is more warm and red-toned.

The last bits I've been loving this month are all cheek products. I've been obsessed with the Glossier Haloscope in Quartz more than ever lately, and I pretty much wear it every day either on its own or with other products layered on top. It just gives the perfect dewy sheen to the skin that looks entirely natural and yet still ultra-glowy. You can get 20% off Glossier here! The other highlight I've been piling on lately is the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Rose Quartz. It's the perfect shade for super pale people like me (they also came out with Blushed Amber, which would look beautiful on deeper skintones). It's not quite as intense as something like Champagne Pop, but it gives such a beautiful luminescent glow to the skin.

The last cheek bits I've been wearing nonstop this month have been the Surratt Beauty Artistique Blushes. I wrote about my first impressions on a few Surratt Beauty earlier in the month, and the blushes have been the standout for me. I picked the contour shade (Grisaille), the highlight shade (Aureole), and a blush (La Vie En Rose), and they make the perfect trio. The powders are so smooth and creamy and blend effortlessly onto the skin. They've got the perfect amount of pigmentation so you're not making yourself look like a clown, but you're also not piling on product to get some kind of payoff. 

What were your favorites this month?


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