Aug 31, 2013

August Favorites

Can't believe summer is coming to an end. August flew by and school will start soon.

This month, I have tried many new products and I am happy to report that some made it to my favorites list.

Maybelline Clean Express Makeup Remover - Waterproof eye makeup remover
This is an oil-free eye makeup remover. Does not leave greasy residue. I wear only waterproof mascara and have tried a few eye makeup remover and happy to say that this one works the best so far for me. My usual eye makeup remover is the Neutrogena oil free eye remover and this one is even better. I don't even have to rub harsh on my eyes to remove the stubborn mascara. Also don't have to wait to let the remover soak in to work. Can remove my eye makeup quickly and efficiently.

L'Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder(322 Sand Beige)
Love how this lightweight foundation applies and how natural it looks on my skin. I don't even have to powder to set it to keep my face matte all day long. I apply this with my fingers only and I opt for this whenever I am tight for time in the morning.

Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel
This bronzer is my summer favorite. Color is not too yellow and it is a cream bronzer, making application very natural and last all day long.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye
I am so happy I got to try the highly-raved under eye concealer from It Cosmetics. See my review on this awesome product.

It Cosmetics Vitality Gloss Stain
I got this also from the 6-PC collection kit from It Cosmetics through the Shopping Channel. When I first swatched it, I thought it would be just a soft pink lip gloss. Didn't think much about it until I actually try it on my lips. 

Swatched on hand, it looks like pale pink

Once you applied on your lips, the lip gloss would adjust to enhance your natural lip color. I was very intrigued by this. Wonder if this is similar to the Dior Addict Lip Glow. This is a lip gloss and not very sticky and quite moisturizing. 

ELF Makeup Remover Pen
I find this very handy to remove smudges from my eye makeup. Sometimes when your hands are not steady in applying liquid eyeliner, you might need to make corrections. Instead of using a makeup remover wipe to wipe off your whole eye makeup or dip a Q-tip into your makeup remover to do the job, this remover pen is very precise so you just need to dot it on and mistake is corrected. Only thing is the tip of this pen dries off and also I have to spot clean the tip.

What new beauty products have you tried and loving them this month? Please share.


  1. I really want to try Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel - ive been loving wearing bronzer lately and i always hear great things about this!

    Natalie xx

    1. same here. I was never a bronzer gal before but this year, I started to wear it and love how much nicer my complexion look.

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    1. I really like lip stains and this one is quite moisturizing, unlike my other stains.

  3. That waterproof eye makeup remover sounds great, I hate it when they're oily. I might have to give it a try since I just found my HG mascara this past month: Holika Holika Magic Pole Waterproof Mascara. Magic Pole?? lol! I have a review of it on my blog.
    I haven't tried any of the products you listed, but they all sound great.

    1. have to hop over to your blog and read your review about your HG mascara. I have very stubborn lashes and so far the Maybelline falsies is the only one that works for me.Want to try out other mascara.

  4. i haven't tried any of these products but i'd love to see how this l'oreal liquid powder works! it looks super interesting:)

    lots of love xx

    1. the L'oreal liquid powder is really impressive. Honestly, I haven't tried a foundation with such smooth texture. Have been using it a lot this month.

      thanks for visiting my blog!

  5. I have the ELF pen but haven't used it yet, I feel like it will be quite handy though! I haven't tried any of these products but that foundation has such great reviews I would love to try it eventually :)

    1. the only downside of the ELF makeup remover pen is it stains. So after you remove some mascara smudges, have to kind of clean it up a bit before the next use.