Why shouldn’t I talk about the weather?
Well, first of all, talking about the weather is so banal, isn’t it? It’s what you do to break the silence when you meet your neighbor in the elevator, so I should really be able to come up with a more interesting subject, shouldn’t I?
Second of all, every time (EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.) I tell you how much I’m loving the current weather (July was amazing – too hot for some people, but definitely not for me), I somehow create a low-pressure area just above Italy that attracts all the clouds in the world and then it rains for a month.
I’m telling you, it’s been scientifically proven.
It happened last spring (some of you may still remember that) and it’s happening again today: I only thought of writing about the weather this morning and it started raining for the first time in forever…
Ha, I did manage to talk about the weather, after all. How dull am I?!
Now that we’ve all acknowledged my lack of originality, we can easily move on to the least original post in the history of blog posts: the monthly favorites.
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Medium/Deep Matte Bronzer ($30)
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll probably know that I have a thing for bronzers and have quite a collection.
Problem is that, having only one face to bronze up, some real gems like the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer sometimes remain untouched for weeks, or months, even.
But in July I rediscovered my love for it and used it tons. It’s the perfect shade of brown to bronze my complexion and subtly sculpt at the same time. And it’s very finely-milled and super easy to blend.
I can definitely get past the fact that I don’t like Too Faced packaging.
MADINA Chic & Shine Highlighting Stick (€15)
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll probably also know that I rarely use highlighter, and that’s for two main reasons:
1. I have oily skin, and when you have a full arsenal of mattifying primers, matte foundations, mattifying powders, and blotting papers at your service, voluntarily adding shine to your face seems a little counterproductive.
2. I like my complexion to look as natural as possible, and metallic cheekbones really clash with that.
Well, over the past month I’ve been loving using the MADINA Chic & Shine Highlighting Stick (sadly, you can only get it in Italy) on top of my cheekbones. The thing is that it doesn’t look metallic at all. Just juicy and pretty. And natural.
It’s hard to capture on camera, but if you want to try and see it in action, I was wearing it together with the Too Faced bronzer in my previous post.
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Matte Revolution Lipstick in Electric Poppy ($32)
The Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Matte Revolution Lipstick in Electric Poppy is phenomenal. Did you see how it completely lit up my face in my review?
The shade is stunning, the formula is fantastic, and the packaging is plush. What more could you want?
KIKO Creamy Colour Comfort Lip Liner in 308 Geranium ($7)
The KIKO Creamy Colour Comfort Lip Liner in 308 Geranium is the perfect complement to the fuchsia lipsticks I’m loving this summer, like Electric Poppy or my beloved YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats in 208 Fuchsia Fetiche.
It’s very creamy (you can definitely use it on its own) but still has good lasting-power. For the price it’s an amazing lip liner – I highly recommend it!
YSL Vinyl Couture Mascara in 5 I’m The Trouble (LE)
Now, it’s not like blue mascara has replaced black in my makeup bag (far from it!), but it’s been nice to switch things up from time to time.
The YSL Vinyl Couture Mascara in 5 I’m The Trouble is so vibrant that it can make a whole look on its own – perfect for summer if you ask me.
If you want to see how well it shows up on my dark lashes, check out my full review.
That’s all, folks! Do you have any recent favorites you’d like to share with me?
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