Sunday, October 31, 2010

October 2010 Favorites!

This month was all about slowly transitioning into the Fall/Winter weather. I've been trying as much as possible to use products that I don't normally use.. so here's what I've been wearing all month!

1. TheBalm's Shady Lady Vol. 1 Palette- This used to be one of my favorites until I switched it out for my NARS, Urban Decay Naked Palette, and so on. I completely forgot how great it was and I'm glad to have rediscovered it. I've been wearing a lot of Caught In The Act Courtney, Curvy Cami, Shameless Shana, Luscious Lani, and Risque Renee. (Click here for review and see below for swatches.)

TheBlam Shady Lady Vol. 1 Palette
2. LORAC Baked Satin Matte Blush in Velvet Rope- I've been switching out my coral and orange-y blushes for more warm rose and plum tones so this was perfect. I love the plummy rose red and it also gives me the prettiest glow. (Click here for review of "Exposed" (another shade of the blush) and here to buy. See swatch below.)

LORAC Baked Satin Matte Blush in Velvet Rope
3. MAC Prim & Proper Blush (Liberty of London Collection)- I didn't use this much when I first got it but now that Fall's finally kicking in (or is it Winter??), I've been using it a lot more. It's a nice nude beige blush that's perfect for low key looks. (See swatch below.)

MAC Blush in Prim & Proper (Liberty of London Collection)
4. Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer- I got this primer as a freebie from Sephora on Friday and I love it! I don't think I'd use it as primer for my entire face (too sparkly!) but I do like it as a highlighter for my browbone and cheekbones. It just gives a pearly pink highlight. (Click here to buy and see below for swatch.)

Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer
5. Milani HD Advanced Lip Color in Ignition (above left)- I love love love this lipstick and can't believe it's a drugstore lipstick! I'm very picky when it comes to lipsticks because of my dry, sensitive lips but this is just all around a great lipstick. I love the bright cherry coral color and it gives the nicest splash of color to my toned down Fall makeup. (Click here for review and here to buy. See below for swatch.)

Milani HD Advanced Lip Color in Classy Nude, Ignition
6. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Double Face Perfector- I picked this early this month and have been using it ever since (will review soon.) Unlike so many other concealers (high-end and low-end), this doesn't dry out my eye area! The illuminating side is also nice and I sometimes mix it with the concealer side for under my eyes. (See below for swatch.)
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Double Face Perfector in Medium
7. Make Up For Ever Eyebrow Corrector- I've just started using this again (in No. 4 Dark brown black) because I dyed my hair black earlier this week (hopefully will show photos soon!) This is my all time favorite brow product. It's a cream and I just apply it with a brush -it looks natural and lasts all day. (Click here to buy.)

What were your October favorites? Happy Halloween everyone! I have so much to do before heading out! =P


  1. I love SHady Lady palette as well!!! =))wearable and beautiful color!

    rinz @

  2. everything looks great. Thebalm shady lady palette got some groovy names there..XD

  3. Oo, I've never heard of a brow corrector. Maybe you can show us in a later post the before and after with that product?

  4. What is your current favorite lip gloss?

  5. @ Justine.. I love it! Can't wait for a Vol. 3!

    @ Rinz.. It definitely is. I so so so recommend people getting any of their Shady Lady palettes.

    @ aisyah De Cullen.. Definitely has some funky names!! =P

    @ PAG.. I'll get to it! I really like it -I prefer it over brow pencils and powders.

    @ Anonymous.. Hmm.. well for months, it's been LORAC's Multiplex 3D gloss in Polished. I've also been wearing In The Mix Tie Dye gloss (also LORAC) from this set too:

    It's a REALLY great value (it equals out to be cheaper than most drugstore glosses!)

  6. I would also like to see how the eyebrow corrector works. I usually use powder because it looks more natural for me. I just don't want to shock anyone with the intensity LOL.

  7. The main reason I don't like powder is that I feel like it will "sweat" off or something if I'm out and about all day. =P I like the MUFE Brow Corrector because it looks natural (at least to me) and the cream really holds up well through the day. I'll be working on a post soon! =)

  8. @ Network & Environmental Monitoring.. You're welcome. =)