Surprise, I've actually got a few affordable favorites this month! I got stuck in a bit of a makeup rut this month, but it was totally fine by me - I was able to perfect my routine and get it done in record time in the mornings. I'm starting to branch out again and use different products from day to day, but this month allowed me to find some real winners.
I've been trying lots of new base products lately, but this month I've been wowed by the L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation (review). It gives such good coverage and a beautiful dewy glow, but it feels weightless on the skin and lasts ages. For most of the month I've been wearing the Covergirl Clump Crusher Water Resistant Mascara (review) because I've discovered it really doesn't smudge underneath my eyes throughout the day. It's a great everyday mascara as it's not super dramatic - it just beautifully fans out and defines the lashes.
For lips I've been wearing the Covergirl Oh Sugar Lip Balm in Candy a lot lately. I mentioned this in my Summer Lip Picks because it's a super lovely tinted lip balm. The Candy shade adds the perfect pink flush to the lips, and it's really quite moisturizing as well. I've said this before, but it reminds me of the Fresh Sugar lip balms once it's on. Another lip favorite this month has been the Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Pasadena (review) - this is a rediscovered favorite. I happened to throw it on one day while playing around with my makeup and remembered how nice it is. The Ofra Liquid Lipsticks have my favorite liquid lipstick formula (tied with Jouer), and the Pasadena shade is such a lovely brown-y nude.
I mentioned the Aromatica 95% Damask Rose Soothing Gel in my Peach and Lily Haul last month, and it's definitely been a life saver in this heat wave we've been having. It feels so cooling and soothing on the skin. I've been using it both on my face and my body, and it takes out a lot of irritation and redness from the heat right away. Another skincare bit I've been loving is the Better Skin Co. Mirakle Cream.* It's just a nice and gentle cream that I've been loving to use at night as the last step of my skincare routine. It's more of a rich cream, but it doesn't feel heavy at all - it hasn't been too much in the hot weather. If this tub makes it until the winter I can definitely see myself using it as a day cream then, too.
Lastly, I've found a nail treatment that makes my nails literally grow like weeds. I got sent the Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat* at the end of last month, and I've been using it pretty much every other week. It's got a sheer pink tint to it, so it makes the nails look healthy and glowy. It immediately strengthens my nails, and it helps them grow much longer without flaking or breaking. Having nail polish on definitely keeps me from biting my nails, too, so I'm sure that's helping with the length.
What were your favorites this month?
*Some products mentioned have been sent to me for consideration, but all opinions are my own. Please see my disclaimer for more information.