While I did everything I could get into the fall spirit the weather would not let it happen! It was very humid with lots of thunderstorms. I'm beginning to transition to more heavy duty products as the cold front moves in these last few days of the month. Another month without any products to full call out for failing me so let's dive right in to the good:
Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Lotion $15 - I got a few samples of this after my birthday facial in August but finally working through them. I shared my review earlier this week FINALLY. I enjoyed it as a fresh cleanser in the morning to wake me and my skin up. May have to invest in a full sized bottle.
PÜR 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation $29.50 - I received the 10th anniversary edition of this powder. "Exclusively formulated with age-defying Ceretin complex, this skincare-enhanced foundation, powder, concealer and SPF 15 delivers flawless coverage that corrects, prevents and interrupts your skin concerns." I've used it to set my makeup and as a freshen up for the long days. It is lightweight and gives a great finish to my skin plus the anniversary packaging is super fab.
Rimmel London Brow This Way Highlighting Pencil $4 - I love bold brows and defining them. I was intrigued as it claims to "lift and illuminate the brow arch, highlight your brow bone for added eye impact with a soft formula for a smooth application and easy to blend." It is a light shade so it worked on my fair skin not sure how it would appeal to darker skin tones. It did smooth on nicely and blend well. One downside was the size of the pencil. It didn't fit into my other sharpeners so I had to buy one so I could resharpen it.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Water Blend Foundation $43 - MAKE UP FOR EVER foundations get such a good rep that I've always wanted to invest in one. Since I had some Sephora money for my birthday I decided that was the time. The water blend formula appealed to me because it "gives skin a fresh, dewy glow with this unrivaled formula that feels so lightweight, sheer and comfortable. The quick and easy application makes it ideal for face & body, as the water-based waterproof foundation evens out the complexion to leave a natural-looking, satin finish. Created with 80% water, this long-lasting unique water-gel texture naturally hydrates and blends in evenly for a smooth, flawless look." Now in the summer I was looking for a dewy look but now that it's fall I'm mixing it with my more matte foundations (I'm sure MUA everywhere are gasping!). Since it was so lightweight I could mix it with other foundations but it is also beautiful on it's own. I went with Y125 - Yellow Allabaster which doesn't sound like a pale girl's shade but it's a great match for me. There are 20 shades available so hopefully you can find your match but I also think it works to blend with other foundations to find your perfect shade as well.
Lancôme Génifique Eye Youth Activating Eye Concentrate $67 - The quest for the right eye cream is a long and treacherous one. I got this sample in my Sephora birthday haul and finally got around to using it after finishing a few eye cream samples. While I only got a .2 oz sample, it has been enough to see a difference. "Formulated in an elegant gel texture enriched with Genifique technology, Genifique Yeux helps reactivate key signs of youth and fight against visible signs of fatigue. This unique gel-cream leaves the eye contour velvety to the touch. Dark circles and signs of fatigue appear to diminish." It definitely was a heavier eye cream which I personally enjoy and noticed the darker circles around my eyes diminishing (and they've been needing help with these late nights and stress!). I may have to splurge on a full-sized bottle.
Disclosure: This post features product items sent to me for review. All opinions expressed are my own.