I realized this week that it’s been a while since I did a beauty favorites post (last one here), but the blame for that issue is entirely on my crazy skin allergies because Lord knows I love beauty and skin products enough to have these posts at least twice a week. Apparently, I’m allergic to more than just rubber components (which I discovered thanks to yet another visit to the derm), meaning I’ve had to narrow down my beauty products even more. As promised in the last beauty favorites posts, I will be sharing more about my skin allergies, my new beauty routine, and what products are safe to use, soon as it just so happens that the issues I was dealing with are quite common. But for now, let’s talk about my July beauty favorites….
bareMinerals BareSkin c/o (I use shade ‘Bare Skin 09’) // I have always loved bareMinerals products, but since finding out that they are one of the few cosmetics brands that I can still safely use, I love them even more. Their newest foundation is an absolute dream…and I don’t even like foundation! Where as I used to avoid putting foundation on at all, I now actually find myself wanting to wear it. BareSkin goes on smooth, you use a little or a lot depending on the amount of coverage you want, and it never feels like or looks like you’re wearing anything. This foundation has totally won over my little foundation-hating heart!
Chantecaille Lip Gloss in ‘Glee’ & Maybelline Lipstick in ‘Coral Crush’ // Neither of these products are new to me and I have been using each individually for quite some time. But the combination of wearing them layered together didn’t happen until about a month ago, and I can’t figure why as it makes for the perfect summer lip shade.
Inika Light Reflecting Highlighting Creme // My old favorite Nars highlighting cream and my allergies don’t get along, so I decided to give this creme a try, and so far I’m loving it. It reminds me a lot of the Nars highlighter, but I think it actually blends in more smoothly and the color is a bit lighter, which is perfect for summer.