july beauty buys


Can you believe it's already August?!? Although the month of July flew by, somehow I still made it to Sephora for a decent beauty haul. 

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick - I'm obsessed with this product. I bought the plum shade as an option for a smokey purple liner, which is great if you have hazel or green eyes. The next shade on my list is "sugar frost" for an all-over lid product. If you're looking for a multi-use shadow or liner this should be your go-to. 

Laura Mercier Primer - Laura Mercier has been one of my favorite brands since college. While I've experimented with other brands over the years, Laura Mercier never lets me down. That's why I reached for her primer when my Smashbox sample size ran out. I was debating between the radiance and standard version, but went with the standard version after realizing that just about every other product that I use on my face has some sort of radiant quality. This primer hasn't let me down so far! 

Rimmel London Wonder Lash w/ Argan Oil - One product that I hardly ever splurge on is mascara. Personally, I've found a few drug store products that perform just as well as the higher-end versions. Unfortunately, this wasn't one of them. I was intrigued by the Argan oil aspect, but it felt super heavy and ran with any touch of moisture.  

Georgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation -  This foundation, which actually has a cult following, was a recommendation from my mom. It has amazing staying power with an air brushed finished. I picked this up as a special occasion foundation as I typically wear bb creams or light foundations during the week. I would highly recommend this foundation for those special occasions, it photographs really well! 

Have you tried any of these products? If so, feel free to share your thoughts!