Lauren's August Favorites

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Caudalie Eau De Raisin Grape Water

If you’re looking for something new in the land of thermal waters, look no further than Caudalie. The grape water infusion offers an extra boost of moisture for dry, sensitive, and dehydrated skin types.

Bare Minerals Pure Transformation Night Treatment

I want to say this is the most unique item in my skincare arsenal to date. I never thought the final step of my nighttime skincare routine would involve a powder, but leave it to bare minerals to concuct such a thing. This night treatment powder is a blend of skin-loving minerals and Indian Gooseberry fruit extract/ectoin for smaller pores and brighter, more even-toned skin by morning.

Erbaviva Breathe body/room spray

Just about anything with eucalyptus in it and I’m there. This body/room spray is naturally (pun intended) no exception - plus, it smells like a spa.

Wink Wink Activated Charcoal + Lemongrass face mask

This just so happened to be the first charcoal mask I’d ever tried, and I’m very enamored with it. The tiny charcoal granules give the skin a non-abrasive exfoliation (I have extremely sensitive skin!) whilst all of the lovely oils keep the skin happy and hydrated. Oh, it also has honey - which is not only super moisturizing but also a natural antibacterial for the skin.

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Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster for Face

To avoid looking like a real life ghost, I’ve searched high, low, and in between shopping aisles for a face tanner that wouldn’t break me out or make me look orange, all while being subtle enough to where you wouldn’t be able to tell I was self-tanned. Clarins came through with their pretty innovative glow booster drops. It’s a “made to measure” self-tanner that you drop into your daily moisturizer of choice for a nice glow. The more often you use it, the more you glow.

Anastasia Blush Trio in Peachy Love

I don’t typically wear blush, but this blush trio has quickly changed my mind about that. These blushes are whatever you want them to be, which is what I love about them most. They’re very buildable, meaning upon first swatch you don’t get a crazy amount of payoff. Most if not all of the blushes in my collection that have this buildable quality start to look patchy or too opaque/pigmented. These, however are in an entirely new league of their own (IMO). As you build up the color it still has this natural, sheer quality to it that I haven’t been able to find in another blush formula.

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Maybelline City Mini Eyeshadow Palette in Rooftop Bronzes

I say this with confidence - this is one of the best eyeshadow palettes I have ever tried from the drugstore to date. The only caveat is there isn’t a matte transition shade. I’m more than willing to look passed that as these shadows are not only pigmented and blendable (I love using them with my fingers), they translate beautifully onto the lids.

NYC New York Color Lip Crayon in Canal St. Coral

There isn’t anything inherently special about this lip crayon, it’s just another coral that I’ve lovingly added to my collection. This NYC one smells nice, is moisturizing, and is just as easy to use as any other lip crayon with an amazing price point to boot.

Bare Minerals BarePRO™ Performance Wear Liquid Foundation

Although this claims to be a matte foundation, it translates as more of a satin finish which is quite honestly my favorite, as I feel it looks the most natural. Bare minerals killed it with this super long-wearing foundation. The full-coverage formula comes in a wide range of shades which is always a mega plus. I only wish it didn’t have SPF so I could wear this at night/during flash photography.

AmazonBasics Headphones

They’re cheap, comfortable, and decent enough quality for the daily commute.

French Connection Mini Backpack

I was on the hunt for the perfect city bag - and I found her. I absolutely love how compact this backpack is! The faux-leather feels like the real deal, the hardware is gold, and it fits just the right amount of daily essentials.

-Lauren

Lauren Suarez