August Monthly Makeup Favorites

Monthly Makeup Favorites
August Monthly Favorites

Colourpop She Palette

This palette has been a standout palette for me this month. I love the rose and mauve colors. It's very different from alot of my newer palettes that lean more red and orange. The metallics are beautiful and the mattes blend effortlessly on my skin. I think I will continue to pull this palette out in the fall. I do have a full review, that can be found here.

Quo Contour Craze

I've had this Quo palette for awhile. I pulled it out of my collection and I've been loving it. I mix both shades together and bronze my face and it looks really nice on my skin. I struggle with finding a bronzer that  doesn't look muddy or too orange on my skin. I was pleasantly surprised and learned that shopping your stash can find some hidden gems. This palette comes from Shoppers Drug Mart and was limited edition.

Smashbox Pearl Palette

This pearl palette was in collaboration with Casey Holmes and it continues to be a "go to" highlight palette for me. I love the shades individually or all together. I tend to stick to the two lighter shades: "Turn it on" and "Light it Up"- mixed together they are beautiful.

LA Girl Pro Coverage HD Foundation

If I'm looking for a full coverage, flawless base. I choose this foundation. I do mix it with a white foundation because it's a bit too dark and too yellow for me. I have it in fair, and porcelain might suite me better. This foundation stays on all day, and looks great overall. I will have a full review tomorrow.

Essence Volume Stylist Curl & Hold Mascara

I found some great mascara's while testing out Essence, and this is one of them. It doesn't flake or smudge and gives me good coverage and length. I have pretty short, thin lashes. Mascara's don't usually blow me away and I've tried alot. I do prefer to just put on fake lashes when I want volume and length but if I don't have the time to apply them this is a good mascara.

Tarte Paarty Girl Blush and Essence Satin Love Blush

Both of these blushes are favorites of mine. They are both nude blushes that go with every look. I love these blushes on my skin and continually find myself pulling them out of my drawers and using them. They are very easy to apply, hard to "over do it." Both are equally amazing.


  1. The contour palette looks gorgeous and those colourpop shades are perfect for fall!

    Sam Hodgett || Beauty, Food & Lifestyle

  2. The colourpop palette looks gorgeous! You can create so many looks with all the different shades by the looks of it.

  3. Never heard of any of these so it was interesting to read about them!
    Chlo xx

  4. I love ColourPop I just hate getting it to the UK! That palette looks gorgeous, and it has so many pretty colours xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    1. Since they're affordable, I haven't been hit with a high customs bill.

  5. I also have to mix the Pro HD foundation with something lighter, I wish they would expand the shade range as the formula is so beautiful! I didn't want the Yes Please palette but the She palette is really drawing me in x

    1. Expanding the shade range would be great. I was hoping Porcelain would be more neutral.

  6. Off topic: I like your's different from mines (obviously lol) and has everything make-up worthy. But I always learn something about a new brand. Idk if I'll add a make-up section bc it seems daunting to me...while I'm sure its easy for you. lol. Anyway. Good review!

    L.E.N.A | Revealed

  7. Loving that eyeshadow palette, the colours look amazing!

    x Annabelle

  8. That Colourpop palette looks gorgeous! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  9. I love the LA Girl foundation! That Smashbox palette looks gorgeous! xx


  10. Love these colours!

  11. I need to get on and buy something from ColourPop all of their products looks amazing x

  12. I need to get me some of those Essence blushes!

  13. I freakin love ColourPop - but trying to get it to the UK is a ballache. I wish they'd welcome us into their family!
    Their liquid lipsticks and eyeshadows are so pretty.

    Laura ¦

  14. That She palette from ColourPop is calling my name! But I have a lot of palettes already...and the packaging is gorgeous!


  15. The palette looks beautiful! I've heard so much about that foundation. It sounds amazing!

  16. I love Tarte blushes! I will have to look that one up because I know I don't have it. That She palette from Colourpop looks amazing! I've heard a lot of great things about LA Girl foundation.