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October Beauty & Makeup Favorites

Beauty and Makeup favorites for the month of September featuring BabyBeMine, YSL, Guerlain, Origins, Skinceuticals and more

Beauty and Makeup favorites for the month of September featuring BabyBeMine, YSL, Guerlain, Origins, Skinceuticals and more

September flew by in a wink of an eye! It was busy month with both Toronto Fashion Week, TIFF, not to mention a short trip to my hometown Vancouver. Now it’s October, it’s feels like a whole new season and I’m excited for the upcoming festivities of the fall and winter months.

On this edition of the beauty favorites of the month I have a little something from everything, skincare, make up and even 2 lovely new fall fragrances that I’m just in love with.  So keep on reading to see which products that I’ve been trying out and what I love about them.

Skincare Product Favorites

Skincare Favorites of the month - including Skinceutials, Dior, Origins & Guerlain

Skincare Favorites of the Month

Skincare is the most important things that is part of my beauty routine. They say great skin is your best accessory and I firmly believe in that. For me, great skincare is the basis of all makeup. So here are a my skincare favorites from this past month.

Guerlain Abeillle Royale Youth Watery Oil

I’ve used a few Guerlain products in the past, but wasn’t until I had a chance to attend the Back-to-School Beauty Masterclass in September did I start to get more familiar with their products. The Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil is a luxurious serum that plumps, smoothes, and illuminates. Bee products are some of the world’s most effective natural healing substances and the Abeillle Royale features Ouessant Black Bee Honey and Royal Jelly which leaves your skin feeling incredibly silky and baby-soft to the touch. It smells divine, and one of my favorite facial oils to date. It’s super lightweight and great job in plumping your skin making it look flawless. It’s definitely a splurge item but worth the hype.

Skinceuticals CE Ferulic

This vitamin C serum is not only this month’s faves, but one of my all time faves for vitamin C serums. I the first time I used this was probably 5 years ago, and it’s a favorite I rediscovered last month. Vitamin C is not only necessary for collagen production and maintenance, but it is also a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals damage to the skin. The CE Ferulic is on of my favorites because it also has vitamin E as well and works well with my sensitive skin. I noticed it leaves my skin brighter, smoother and more refined.

Guerlain KissKiss Liplift

Here’s another Guerlain favorite on this month’s post, the KissKiss Liplift is a smoothing base in that smoothes and plumps the lips, so your lipstick goes on flawlessly and looks just perfect. It moisturizes and plumps the lips so that your lipstick stays put. When I apply my lipstick, my lips look fuller and smoother, making even my drugstore lipsticks look like a million bucks.

Origins GinZing SPF 40 Energy-Boosting Tinted Moisturizer

There are very few facials sunscreens that I actually give my approval to and this is one of them. Powered by coffee, this Origins sunscreen and tinted moisturizer leaves skin looking radiant, energized, and glowing. I find it lightweight and provides a light natural coverage on my skin and the slight tint gives my skin has a healthy glow. It works well under my makeup as well and stays pretty matte throughout the day.

BabyBeMine Natural Coconut Bath

About half a year ago, I rediscovered baths after exclusively showering for years and since then bath time has become one of favorite ways for some “me time”.  BabyBeMine is a natural coconut bath that’s non-toxic and safe to use on babies and pregnant mama’s alike.  BabyBeMine Natural Coconut Bath smells and feels just heavenly and made locally in London, ON. It leaves my skin so soft and moisturized and such a great little indulgence any time of the day.  (Shown in first photo)

No 7 Restore and Renew Serum

I love this product because I see that it works almost instantly.  It’s a multi-action anti-aging serum that delivers results while being reasonably priced.  Along with clinically proven results for the face and neck, it’s great for sensitive skin and hypoallergenic too!  It has unique skin fortifying complex of calcium, amino acids and ceramides which are all essential nutrition to help your skin look and feel your best. (shown in photo below)

Makeup Favorites

Makeup beauty faves for Fall

Guerlain Blurring Active Base

This smoothing primer from Guelrain instantly blurs the appearance of pores and smooths the texture of the skin while keep the skin matte for perfect skin all day long. It goes on like lotion, and I love its  fresh and non-greasy texture, along with the classic lovely Guerlain scent.

Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Aqua Nude Foundation

This is a perfect sheer foundation for everyday! It’s really tricky to do the no-makeup makeup and this foundation is perfect for it.  It goes on creamy but dries to a soft touchable finish. The texture is light and blends like nothing else. I just with they would come out with more shades, because it’s not a perfect match for my skin. Combined with the Guerlain Blurring Active Base my skin looks poreless and flawless!

Dior Flash Luminizer Radiance Booster PenFix It 2-In-1 Prime & Conceal

These 2 Dior products make the ultimate highlighting and contouring combo. At the TIFF 2017 EGPR Essentials Lounge, they gave me a quick makeup lesson on how to use these 2 product together to create a natural contoured look and I’ve been obsessed with them since. The Flash Luminizer is luxe highlighter with most beautiful gleam without accentuating skin texture. You don’t need much, just a touch on the cheeks, nose, cupid’s bow and brow bone will give you an instant lift. The Fix It is actually a concealer, but when you pick a shade darker than your skin, it works very well as a contour product. It blends so well and creates a a natural and realistic depth and dimension.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

Easily one the top 3 eyeliner in my books. I’ve used it in the past and loved it then and still love it now.  It’s easy to use and works like a pen.  The tip of the eyeliner being very narrow, allowing you can create a variety of cat eyes. It stays in place all day and doesn’t flake or peel, while still is also easily removable with makeup remover.

Fragrance Favorites

Beauty favorites: fragrances from Gucci and Saint Laurent

Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum

This scent is an Allure Best of Beauty award winner and I totally agree. The scent itself is a great mix between floral and a little woody/deeper which I love and perfect for the fall season. It’s a touch more on the bolder side and reminds me of walking through a rose garden in full bloom.

Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Eau de Parfum

This is my 3rd YSL perfume and my current favorite! It’s also an Allure Best of Beauty award winner.  The scent has as sparkling feminine feel with just a touch of floral and a nice sweetness. It’s not too heavy, so great for day time and every day wear.

Have any favorites beauty products you’ve been using lately?
Let me know in the comments below!

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  • I so have to try Origins GinZing SPF 40 Energy-Boosting Tinted Moisturizer. I have been hearing beauty experts raving about it. I also want to smell Gucci Bloom and Dior Flash Luminizer Radiance Booster Pen & Fix It 2-In-1 Prime & Conceal. You’ve listed some great products here!

    • The SPF 40 is one of my beauty essentials now! You’d totally love it!

  • Annemarie LeBlanc

    I don’t usually wear make up. I also have a very simple facial care routine. However, the products you listed here sound really great and I am interested to try some. Thanks for the review. Helps a lot for me to choose which ones would work for me.

  • Jessica Hughes

    So many of these sound and look so fantastic! The Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil is really intriguing me and I think I would like to give that try.

  • Awesome list of favorites. Love everything you listed in here.

  • These are great picks! I really like everything you listed. I haven’t tried anything from Guerlain but it sounds they have good produccts. So I’m going to check into that. Thanks

    • Thanks Sharon! You must try Guerlain, I just started using it and now I’m so in love with the brand!

  • Our Family World

    This post came just in time. I was looking around for a new bottle of perfume. Something that would suit the fall season. Based on how you described the scent, I think I would be interested in Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Eau de Parfum. I hope they have sample sizes at the mall. I would love to test how it works with my natural body chemistry before I buy a bigger size bottle.

  • Kelly Reci

    What a great stuff. I heard that Guerlain is such a nice product. So, I am looking forward to this product.

    • Thanks Kelly! Guerlain is one of my new favourite beauty brands now!

  • Coralie

    The Guerlain KissKiss Liplift and the Renew Serum look amazing. I need to try these! All look like great products.

  • Gucci sounds like it smells nice! I like using vitamin c on my face!

    • The Gucci is lovely! And vitamin C is a great addition to any beauty routine. Thanks Krystal!