May & June Beauty Favorites | 2019


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Over the past few months, I have been reaching for some brand new beauty products as well as some longtime favorites. Keep reading if you would like to know what has been gracing my face lately!

  • Zoeva Rose Golden Volume 2 Brushes: I had been longing for this eye-catching brush set for several years and finally splurged on them at the beginning of May. After using them for two months, I can confidently say they are far more than pretty to look at. Although I loved my affordable brushes, these are impeccable quality, blending my makeup beautifully and precisely. Read my post here to find out everything you need to know.
  • Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup: I purchased this foundation a few years ago and even though I love the lightweight consistency and skin-like finish, I do not reach for it as often I should — probably due to the steep price tag. It is so unique in that it appears as if I am wearing no makeup at all and looks healthy without being overly dewy.
  • Kiss Ever EZ Lashes #03: I recently started experimenting with false eyelashes and these are my favorites for a natural everyday look. They add length and curl and although they do not show up much in photos since the individual hairs are so thin, they look beautiful in person. I have gotten so many compliments from people who have thought they were real.
  • Evian Brumisateur Natural Mineral Water Facial Spray*: Evian was generous enough to gift me with this facial spray and I have been getting so much use out of it ever since. I kept it in my purse during the entirety of my trip to London and found that it effectively eliminated any dry patches and even cakiness throughout the afternoon. It feels so refreshing and features the finest mist I have ever tried. Read my full review by clicking here.

  • Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in ‘Cava’: Bite has incredibly creamy and luxurious formulas so when I discovered this lip color on sale while shopping at my local Marshall’s I just had to try it out. I imagined it would be my typical neutral mauve shade but to my surprise, it turned out to be a cool-toned beige with lavender undertones. It is definitely not for everyone but when paired with a more wearable nude lipstick or even a pinkier gloss, it looks so pretty with more basic cool-toned eye looks. I had so much fun wearing this for Spring.

I hope this favorites post brought you some joy! What beauty products have you been using and loving lately?

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