Favourites Product Reviews

July 2014 Favourites

July 24, 2014

Hey Everyone!

I’m back today with my July Favourites! I’ve discovered some awesome products over the last month and I couldn’t wait any longer to share!

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy


My first favourite is an amazing coral blush from Tarte. This blush is bright coral with a some soft shimmer that doesn’t really translate on. It’s the perfect summer colour as it really freshens up the face. I have been wearing this all over my cheeks or on the backs of my cheeks with Milani Luminoso on the apples. It creates a really glowy effect which I love. These last forever and are so so pigmented, I would love to get more of these. Also I got this for an awesome deal that I thought I would share. I was playing on Tarte’s website and I stumbled upon a $20 off coupon. Yes $20! That makes this blush $6USD or $11CAD! That is awesome! So of course I have to share this with you, so the code is 20OFF. So if you needed some incentive to try, here you go!


Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation


My second favourite is my first foundation favourite in a long time, making it extra special to compete with my longstanding favourite L’Oreal True Match. I got this foundation earlier this month with a gift card I got for my birthday and I have been obsessed with it. When I don’t use this, my skin just looks sub-par to me. This can be built up, but it never looks cakey and it lasts forever. I never really noticed my other foundations fading, but now that I’ve used this I really notice it’s staying power compared to others. Despite how much I love this, I force myself to save it just because it’s such an expensive product and I want it to last. Definitely an awesome product that I have been loving! I recently reviewed this so if you want to see that, click here!

Mary-Lou Manizer


This next favourite is so hyped that I had to try it. We all know that I’m obsessed with highlighting so I had to give this a try. And I have to say, it gets my stamp, it is so worth the hype. This is an intense highlighter and definitely not for the faint hearted. But for a ‘glow junkie’ this is perfect. It’s a champagne gold colour, which is perfect because it’s neutral so it goes with basically everything. Since I have fair skin I like this shade because it’s not too too gold, which can look odd on really light skin. I have been reaching for this so much over the past month, it’s perfect for glowy summer skin. Not only does it really draw the eye to the high points of your face, but put this on your cupid’s bow and bam! luscious lips. If you like highlighters, you must own this. UGH SOOO PRETTY!


MAC Lipstick- Candy Yum-Yum


I have one lip favourite for this month and it’s also a classic. This is a really popular shade at MAC and I see why. It’s such a bright and fun colour it basically makes me immediately happy as soon as I put it on.


Milani Baked Blush in Bella Rosa


I have another blush favourite this month and it’s Milani Baked Blush in Bella Rosa. This looks beyond intimidating in the pan, but with a light hand this comes over like a natural flush. This is significantly darker than many of my blushes which I like because it really adds dimension to my face and creates the illusion of more angles. It’s bright pink, but it has red undertones which is why it looks so natural. These blushes in general are creamy and insanely pigmented and this was no exception. I think this blush would be amazing on darker skin as well.


MAC Cream Color Base in Shell


My second to last favourite is another highlighting product. I have been loving this cream color base on it’s own or topped with another powder highlighter. It gives off an almost wet look when it catches the light, which on my drier skin type just adds the glow I don’t get on my own. This is a pinky champagne shade, which does give off a little colour, but nothing too much for my fair skin. This looks best when I dab it on with my fingers and then use my fingers to blend it down into my blush to make it look seamless. This is perfect when I’m going for a really highlighted and contoured look as it’s an awesome base to really make a powder highlighter stand out.


Stila in the Light Palette


My last favourite is my only eye favourite for this month. I haven’t be wearing lots of eye makeup due to 3 eye infections (so fun) so I didn’t experiment a ton with any eye looks. This palette came a little later in the month and I’ve been loving it ever since. I actually won this in an awesome giveaway from Kate at kateflowermaquillage.wordpress.com, which makes it even more awesome. If you haven’t checked out Kate’s blog you really should, she’s gorgeous and so creative! Anyway onto the actual palette!

This palette has so many great neutral shades and I have been loving one particular look that is so soft and romantic. This palette includes the famous Kitten shade, which I love, I can see why it’s so famous. I have also been loving the shade Bubbly (a soft gold shade) blended with Kitten. Overall, such a great palette and I will be using this in a tutorial very soon!


So there you have it! I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know in the comments below what you’ve been loving or if there’s something I should try!

Bye for now!


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  • Reply msbeautyguru July 25, 2014 at 12:01 am

    I still need to get a pump for my double wear lol… I keep forgetting everytime I’m getting anything at nordroms or mac lol!

    • Reply Chelsey July 25, 2014 at 8:34 am

      It’s so handy! And it locks so its still okay for traveling!

  • Reply jasmincharlotte July 25, 2014 at 3:18 am

    I’m pretty sure I am lusting after everything on this list!! The taste blush is gorgeous – such a great color! X


    • Reply Chelsey July 25, 2014 at 8:34 am

      Yes it is, I want more of them!

  • Reply shaylarashell July 26, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Ughh, everything you mention I immediately add to the top of my want list! I love everything!

    • Reply Chelsey July 26, 2014 at 11:34 am

      Haha that’s awesome! I love helping to fuel your makeup addiction!

  • Reply blusherlustre August 1, 2014 at 6:39 am

    I really like your favourites! That colourbase in Shell is absolutely stunning! I need to find a cruelty-free dupe ASAP! :/. Would you mind checking out my July faves? http://blusherlustre.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/july-favourites-top-ten/ Thanks!!

    • Reply Chelsey August 1, 2014 at 9:19 am

      Ya its really pretty! Check out ELF maybe for a dupe.

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