Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Taylor's Favourites: July 2011

In my last giveaway, I asked y'all what kind of posts you would like to see me do,  I got a lot of "monthly favourites" as a request.  So, I thought about doing monthly favourites before and I also thought of doing seasonal favourites but I figured I would always look forward to writing about my favourite products of the month at the end of it or at the beginning of a new one.  So without any more ramblings and text you probably didn't read, here are my favourites of July 2011.

This is a highlighter and since I have oily skin I usually veer away from anything that would make face look shiny.  However, I LOVE this product.  This is the smaller size, I got it in a Sephora exclusive Benefit trio that also came with Posietint and Benetint.  To be honest, I don't think I'll ever finish the mini version.  I love the fact that it just gives you the best glow.  I put it on my cheekbones and whatever is left on my fingers I apply to my nose.

2. MAC Mellow Mood Lipstick

I love this MAC limited edition lipstick.  It is a lustre and is called "Mellow Mood".  Mellow Mood was originally launched in the 2008 collection called "Electroflash", I got it in my Tartan Tale Vain & Glorious Lip Bag.   It's a very shimmery nude-pink colour.  It is my new favourite lipstick and whenever I wear lipstick (which is RARE) I'll reach for this.

3. MAKE UP FOREVER Smoky Lash Mascara

This mascara is one of the best mascaras I have ever tried in my mascara using life.  It lengthens, volumizes and holds curl like CRAZY.  It is an all around great mascara.  The only thing I'm not a fan of it the fact that it clumps after a few coats.  I do love this mascara and I've never bought a high-end mascara before but this might be my first full size mascara purchase.


I got a little version of the MUFE Aqua Eyes eyeliner in Matte Black.  I wear this on my waterline and I don't think it's waterproof.  It might be water-resistant but it doesn't stay on my waterline all day, but it is very pigmented and smooth which is the reason I love this.

5. Cover FX Total Coverage Cream Foundation

 I don't actually use this as foundation, my mom gave it to me since it wasn't her shade at all.  The girl who matched her was way off and insisted she bought this colour.  My mom is way lighter than me, I'm tan and she's pale.  Since this was too dark, it actually suited me well.  It is a high coverage foundation which I use as concealer.  It actually has SPF 30 also, so that's amazing.

6. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

This is my first one of these and I am in love.  This is the best powder I have ever tried and I will be re-buying this.  I've had it since the beginning of the summer, so this is my summer shade.  I love the finish it gives my skin and it mattifies my skin as well.

7. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua

This is my favourite foundation of all time, it just blends it perfectly with my skin.  It looks nothing like my skin in the bottle but the colour kind of customizes to my skin.  It's amazing.  I love the fact that it is super light and perfects your skin.  It has SPF 15 as well.

8. NARS Gina Blush

The colour of the blush didn't transfer very well on camera but it is the perfect peach colour.  It's not a pinky-peach or a brown-peach it's straight up PEACH.  It is super pigmented so be careful.  This is my go-to summer blush since it's more of a summer appropriate colour.  I need to get a new NARS blush because the formulation is so silky and  smooth.

9. MAC Suntints in Full of Grace

This is a liquid lip balm and has SPF 20.  I apply this every time I go outside, it tastes so good too.  This is from the 2009 Baby Blooms collection, it was re-promoted in the Surf! Baby collection this summer so it might be still available.  It is slightly tinted and gives a nice glossy finish.

10. NARS Dolce Vita Lip Gloss

This is one of my favourite lip glosses.  It smells and tastes amazing, the NARS lip glosses are the best lip glosses I have ever tried.  Their formulation is superb and is non-sticky.  It's slightly deeper than my lip colour but it does look natural on.  It's pretty much a dusty rose colour.

11. Sephora Precision Sponge

I bought this sponge because it resembles the beauty blender.  I stumbled upon this accidentally and had no idea it existed.   I really want to try the beauty blender but it is expensive and not easily accessible.  The rounded side is used to blend and the pointy side is used to correct.  I put it under water the first time I used it and disappointingly it didn't expand.  However, it did give a really nice finish.

12. First Aid Beauty 5-in-1 Eye Cream

I have been having some troubles with my eye recently and this eye cream has solved it.  It's not an overly expensive eye cream and it serves 5 purposes.  I only use it for one (moisturizing) but it's nice to have the other four I guess.  It is my little miracle worker and if you have dry spots on your lip or an allergic reaction to eye shadow primer that makes your lips really dry (like me) then check this out for sure.

So these were my first monthly favourites post,  I hope you enjoyed and read my newest update post to let me know what prizes you want in my upcoming giveaway.

Taylor, xoxo.


  1. Ah Benefit High Beam is one of my favourites too :)

  2. Yaay! It's such a good product :) I'm glad you like it :)