Beginning with skincare, I used religiously the Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean Foam Cleanse and Purifying Mask that I received form the Glamour Beauty Lovers group. I have combination/oily skin and this cleanser leaves it feeling really clean and gets rid of the dirt deep in the pores as well. However, it does leave my skin slightly dry and it does contain soap-like ingredients. I haven’t noticed any negative effects on my skin, since I always follow it up with a serum or an oil. At the price point of 28€ for the full size though, there are better cleansers out there.
Makeup-wise it has been a pretty subdued month in which I wore a lot of work-appropriate makeup. This always includes a shimmery eyeshadow all over the lid and my new obsession is the Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow Starry Eyed . It brings an incredible shine to the eyes and with a good primer it lasts at least six hours without creasing on my oily eyelids. Going with the appropriate makeup flow, the lippies I used the most this month are the Limecrime Velvetine Riot and NYX Liquid Suede Soft Spoken, two warm nude colors that look elegant and are super long lasting. LOVE! On the cheeks I couldn’t give up the glow, but the Madina Prisma All Over Highlighter in 03 was a perfect compromise for a shine without looking like a disco ball (Hello Mary-Lou). I have used it non-stop all month and I really love the warm champagne color and the formula of this one.
My happiest discovery of the month has been my own stash of eyeshadows that I gathered to dupe the sold out Makeup Geek x Manny MUA palette (post here). I also went totally obsessed over the aqua-warm brown duochrome of Neve Cosmetics Camaleonte and MAC Blue Brown. So much so that I now have a mini size of the MAC pigment and will never look back. As good as the dupes are, Blue Brown is just the best one of the bunch (look here).