Crème de la Crème: August 2016 Favourites

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NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in Pure Gold: Before purchasing Pure Gold, I had been using the illuminator in Gleam. I wasn’t really a fan and that’s because I wasn’t using the right colour. Gleam did nada for me, no glow, no luminosity and no dewiness – it just wasn’t the right tone. So, here I am thinking I’m stuck with Gleam for life (dramatic, yes) and then they finally open a NYX store in Ottawa! I swatched Pure Gold and I could just feel our connection. So I went home, mixed it into my foundation and we had a winner. It gives me a nice golden glow and adds a bit of dewiness as well.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit: This is Holy Grail right here! If you’ve been screenshotting #highlightinggoals photos, this one is for you. I didn’t buy any of the previous glow kits because they didn’t work well with my skin tone. The colours were too ashy and unflattering, but then this baby over here has me glowing to the gooooods! I also have the Anastasia Beverly Hills So Hollywood highlighter, I love the colour, but the highlighter is kind of chunky/sparkly. The difference  between the Glow Kit and the highlighter, is that the highlighter is smooth – there’s no chunkiness, no excess sparkles or chunks of glitter, just a glow! And you have four colours to choose from so you can never go wrong.

NYX Conceal, Correct, Contour Palette in Deep: I’ve had this for a while and I used it maybe once or twice and I was over it. I couldn’t find my Black Opal Suede Mocha Foundation Stick to contour so I decided to use the NYX palette on a whim. Although I’m not a fan of the other colours in the kit, the darkest shade is bomb for contouring. It really blends seamlessly and leave no streaks.

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Biscuit: I’ve been using this concealer from the moment of its inception. It’s absolutely perfect. But lately, I’ve noticed that the colour just didn’t seem right and didn’t give me enough of a  highlight. My skin tone is neutral with a touch of a golden undertone. I was using Caramel and I think the amount of yellow in the concealer was a bit too much and I needed something with more pink. So here comes Biscuit! I was wary to try it since it seemed very bright and too light, but it blends in seamlessly so there were no issues. It’s now my perfect highlight colour.

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