Five Favorite Beauty Buys: September 2018

September 10

Highlighter: Fenty Killawatt Foil Duo highlighter in Sand Castle
Even though this comes as a duo, I’m in love with the Sand Castle shade. The cream powder texture, and the foil highlighter equally gives you a highly pigmented shade, as well as blending into your skin.
Available at Sephora

Body: MAC Strobe body lotion
I must say, I was SO excited for this launch for two reasons – 1)I’m always looking for a highlighting cream for the body and 2) MAC makes some of my favorite strobe creams for the face. I loved that it felt like an actual hydrating body cream, and I loved that the strobe was subtle, yet had some pearly pigments in – looks so great on. I can’t wait for them to launch it in bronzier shades.

Loose Powder: Huda Beauty baking and setting powder
You know it’s an exciting launch when Huda (one of my favorite girls) launches a product. Been using the banana bread and pound cake shade, blends and melts into your skin – giving you an airbrushed, and shine free look in person and in photos (which is crucial). One of my favorite things about the product is the scent. Huda, please launch your own fragrance.

Lips: NARS powermatte lip pigment in Le Freak
My favorite new product from NARS is this limited edition lip pigment in the most gorgeous nude mauve shade, that feels like ink on the lips. A light fluid texture that is pigmented, and dries on the lips in seconds, without actually drying up your lips.

Dry Shampoo: Hask Chia Seed volumizing dry shampoo
I get through dry shampoos so quickly, and even though I’m quite picky with the brands I buy regularly, I do try and keep some drugstore (cheaper options available) to throw in bags and use before hair washes. I’ve currently been using the chia see volumizing dry shampoo from Hask. Lightweight and made of rice starch (it’s also free of sulfates and parabens).