13 August 2013

July-August Makeup Bag / Current Rotation

Since I didn't do one of these for July, I really wanted to take the time now to highlight a few makeup items that have been standing out from the crowd this summer.  Some of these will be no surprise I'm sure - I've been trying to shop my stash and use products I already have, so I haven't gotten much in the way of new or exciting makeup recently.  Here's what I've been enjoying...



Lucy Minerals Lucy Light Foundation & Finishing Powder
Lucy Minerals' Finishing Powder is pretty much my go-to setting powder with whatever foundation I wear, but I've gone back to using their foundation lately as well.  The foundation gives amazing, buildable coverage and the combination of the foundation and finishing powder stands up very well in the heat too.  My full reviews can be found here and here

Ecco Bella FlowerColor Blush in Coral Rose
Almost two weeks ago, I found Ecco Bella on sale in a health food store that was stopping carrying the line, so naturally I had to pick up a few things to try.  The blushes are pressed without any silicones and are some of Mary (of Pure Makeup)'s favorites.  I've wanted to try them ever since she first reviewed them, so this was a no-brainer.  Coral Rose is a lovely medium pink that's completely matte.  

The All Natural Face Cream Blush in Warm Earth & Touch of Peach
The All Natural Face's blushes make great multi-purpose products that can be used on lips, cheeks, and in the case of certain colors like Warm Earth and Touch of Peach, on the eyes too.  I like using Warm Earth as a liner and Touch of Peach is pretty all over the lid.  Touch of Peach makes a nice, subtle highlighter too.

Ecco Bella FlowerColor Lipstick in Mauve Rose & Tuscany Rose
These colors aren't as identical as they appear in my swatch, but they are similar.  Mauve Rose is warmer toned and a little lighter, while Tuscany Rose is more of a cool-toned berry that's a little on the sheer side.  Both have a nice sheen to them, but no sparkle.  I've been wearing them, especially Tuscany Rose, pretty much every day since I bought them.

UNE Beauty Skin Glow Pencil in G02
This pencil has been well loved, as you can tell from the small nub that's all that's left of it!  G02 is a great peachy color and is very brightening.  Unfortunately, I can't seem to find it anywhere that ships outside of Europe anymore, so I've started desperately trying to conserve the last little bit.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do when it runs out!  (Oh, beauty woes.)

(L to R) Ecco Bella Lipstick in Mauve Rose, Tuscany Rose, Ecco Bella Blush in Coral Rose, The All Natural Face Cream Blush in Warm Earth, Touch of Peach

So, that's the makeup I've been loving lately!  What's stood out for you this summer?  





16 comments:

  1. Such pretty colours! Apart from Une I haven't tried any of these brands but they look great! Xx

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    1. Thanks! I've been loving all the colours for summer :)

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  2. hey dear!
    totally loving you blog...new follower! as you, I use only organic products, thanks to my chemistry studies at university. everyday I try to make my lifestyle more green! (forgive my english ihih^^)
    have a look at mine, I make my own beauty product, totally home made!
    waiting for you on my blog,
    kiss from italy!
    ecchi

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    1. Thanks for following! I love making my own products too and am always looking for new inspiration and recipes! Will definitely check out your blog :)

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  3. I'm in love with touch of peach! On the hunt for a highlighter (for my cheekbones_ aand think I've found it. The Ecco Bella lipsticks and blush are so stunning too. Great rotation!

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    1. Thanks! Touch of Peach is gorgeous...it's not an in your face sheen, but if you like more subtle highlighters, it'll be perfect :)

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  4. Une has even been difficult to find in the UK lately, all of our drug stores have stopped stocking them! Such a shame :( The All Natural Face products look gorge!

    Mayah x

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    1. LoveLula told me that Une is in the process of switching UK distributors, but they're expecting to have it back in stock by the end of September, so maybe the same is true for UK drugstores. I'm hoping my pencil will last that long! Fragrance Direct also has a ton of Une products on sale for all you lucky Europeans :)

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    2. Oooh lets hope! Lucky yes :) But there's so many things on my wishlist that are only available in North American - always want what you can't have eh!

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  5. I love the Lucy Light formulas from Lucy Minerals! I need to try the cream blushes from TANF. I love their cream foundation. Great selections! :-)

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    1. Thanks! I love TANF cream foundation too, especially in the colder months :) The cream blushes are fantastic, you should definitely check them out!

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  6. I know her products aren't totally clean, but this summer I really loved Josie Maran's Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee. It lasts forever, which is not an easy feat on my oily skin.

    SimplySkinDeepBeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. That is impressive! I haven't tried anything from Josie Maran, but I always hear good things:)

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  7. Ooooooh stunning color swatches! Shame that the UNE eyeliner doesn't ship outside Europe anymore! I do usually get them from Naturisimo and Love Lula, but like your complain, they don't sell that many products anymore. They're quite a nice make-up line, the cream blush and lipstick are quite lovely. And I am Natural Store blushes, have heard so much great things about it. Any recommendation?;)

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    1. Thanks! I'd love to try more from Une, so I'm hoping it's only temporary. Love Lula seemed to think they'd be getting their stuff back in stock in about a month.

      The formula on the ANF cream blushes is amazing, especially considering how inexpensive they are! If I had to pick, I think my all around favorite colours are Tequila Sunrise and Peach Goddess :)

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