Monthly Favorites #55: July, 2015

Although I mention this every year, June is not summer in Japan. From mid-June to mid-July is the rainy season, where temperatures drop to the late April range, it is humid, and it RAINS.  Unlike most of Southeast Asia where rainy season consists of a few hours of crazy rain, the rainy season in Japan means that it will be drizzling for days and days.  Yes, we do have downpours, but they are usually in early August.

My favorites this month reflect this “in between” temperature. While I want to transition into shorts and flip flops, sometimes it is still too cold!

 

On to my favorites!

L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup

I picked this up in February because I had read so many blog posts about how great of a foundation it is. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it blends well into the skin and looks very natural.

L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup

 

Martha Tilaar Caring Colours Everlast BB cream (link goes to my review)

I mentioned this product in a recent Throwback Thursday, where I revisit my previous favorites. I rediscovered how much I like this BB cream, and that I need to use it up very soon.

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Maybelline Volum’ Express Pumped Up! Colossal mascara

This was a gift from a friend, and I very much like this mascara! It gives me good volume and does not leave black smudges under my eyes.

Maybelline Volum' Express Pumped Up! Colossal mascara

 

MAC Honey Lust eyeshadow (Center top eyeshadow, diagonally across from the pink eyeshadow that has hit pan)

This was one of the first MAC eyeshadows I ever purchased, but I had forgotten all about it. It gives a nice metallic finish to my eyes and the color is very flattering.

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Milani eyeshadow primer (link goes to my review)

Every year around late May, my eyeshadow starts creasing even with primer underneath. I switched to this Milani eyeshadow primer this year, since I had noticed before that it was drier than UDPP. This really keeps eyeshadow from creasing on my oily eyelids, and I’ll be sure to pick up another tube next time I’m in the US.

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Noevir facial wash (link goes to my review)

I hadn’t used powdered face cleansers in a while, and I’m loving how this one keeps my skin smooth.

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Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder

I usually use the MAC Blot Powder in the summer to keep shine at bay. I bought this product to see if I could find a similar product at a drugstore price. I’m loving it so far!

Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder

 

 

What were your favorites this past month?

xoxo, K

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6 Thoughts on “Monthly Favorites #55: July, 2015

  1. I actually JUST bought the Milani primer!
    VijiiS recently posted…Macarons, Honey Rose Rainbow and Spicy Cumin Seitan at Taste Asia!My Profile

  2. I used a powdered face wash a few times at my friends house..I think it was by Bare Minerals..it’s such a different feeling. I haven’t determined if I like it or not yet haha.
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    • Since I use a face wash net to create a lather, there really isn’t any difference in texture between a powdered face wash and a traditional cream or liquid facial wash!

  3. I have to try the Milani eyeshadow primer! Just need to find the time to get to the store. Thanks for sharing!
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