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AUGUST 2017 BEAUTY FAVOURITES

Well hello, beautiful souls! It’s been a minute, hasn’t it?! Not to worry — I’m back today with another Monthly Beauty Favourites post! The first part of September has been very busy with client work, so this post is coming to you a little late. That said, it’s packed full of some great new beauty finds and rediscovered products across eye, cheek, lip, complexion and nail categories, so I hope it was worth the wait. I’m definitely starting to transition into more autumnal makeup but have been enjoying lighter, fresher lip colours — so I guess we have a little bit of a summer-meets-fall vibe happening again today (there’s definitely a theme here at JustineCelina this month!).

Settle in on this crisp, late summer evening and let’s chat about everything I’ve loved putting on my face (and nails) lately! My August 2017 Beauty Favourites including the ultimate warm eyeshadow lovers dream palette, a natural, neutral lip liner that goes with everything, a luxurious, extremely unique lip cream, a fantastic lipstick for everyday wear as we transition into fall, the most heavenly drugstore bronzer I’ve ever worn, the perfect rosy blush in one of my all time favourite formulas and a decadent berry polish with nail helping, healthy ingredients (it’s infused with kale!). If you’re looking to incorporate a touch of autumn into your beauty routine, I have so many fantastic recommendations for you today!



AUGUST 2017 BEAUTY FAVOURITES


SEPHORA COLLECTION Sephora PRO Warm Palette

CND $85.00

SEPHORA COLLECTION Sephora PRO Warm Palette Photos, Review, Swatches // JustineCelina.com

Are you guys getting sick of the onslaught of warm eyeshadow palettes popping up everywhere lately? I personally am not — as a green eyed gal, warm tones are my favourites to wear! When I saw the SEPHORA COLLECTION Sephora PRO Warm Palette trickle onto sephora.com earlier this summer I snapped it up immediately and have been wearing (and loving!) it ever since. It’s been going in and out of stock since its debut and this was the first month I could actually link to it for you in the post (note: at the time I published this post, it’s currently out of stock, but if you have to have it, be sure to sign up to be notified on restock!).

SEPHORA COLLECTION Sephora PRO Warm Palette Photos, Review, Swatches on NC 30 Skin // JustineCelina.com

Swatches of the SEPHORA COLLECTION Sephora PRO Warm Palette left to right: Canvas, Biscotti, Ochre, Sand, Copper, Brass, Sandstone, Brick, Sepia, Burnt Umber, Obsidian

First, if you have all (or even some) of the warm toned eyeshadows palettes I’ve recommended lately, I don’t think this is a necessity. Originally it piqued my interest because of its similarity to the ridiculously overpriced (and now sold out) Natasha Denona Sunset Palette, but with more shades for a better value and a rumoured better formula (personally I find Natasha Denona palettes hit or miss — I love my little Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 in 4 palette (review here), but tried the Star palette and actually returned it because I found the shades so finicky and difficult to work with, which is not something I’m willing to tolerate at that price point!).

SEPHORA COLLECTION Sephora PRO Warm Palette Photos, Review, Swatches // JustineCelina.com

Long story short, I really like this palette. It contains 28 high pigment shades in chrome, matte, shimmer, and satin finishes — the matte formula (which comprises 20 shades) is the most pigmented, blendable formula I’ve ever worked with (you don’t even want to know how many eyeshadows I have!). The metallic and shimmers however (which only comprise 8 shades of the palette) are hit and miss. The golden shades in the palette are all gorgeous, however very similar, especially on the eye. Peach is a total dud, as is Brown Sugar. But all in all, it’s a fantastic palette for warm shadow lovers of any eye colour, professional makeup artists, anyone that wants a new palette as we transition into autumn. Personally I wish there were more metallic shades and more variety among them, but overall I’m very pleased with this palette. I’ve actually worn it in my last 2 style posts (Orange Crush and Weekend Wear) and love the range of looks I can get from the SEPHORA COLLECTION Sephora PRO Warm Palette. Although it’s large, it’s also very travel friendly!

SEPHORA COLLECTION Sephora PRO Warm Palette Photos, Review, Swatches on NC 30 Skin // JustineCelina.com

I’m wearing the SEPHORA COLLECTION Sephora PRO Warm Palette on my eyes


Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in 404 Nude Pulse

CND $42.00

Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in 404 Nude Pulse Photos, Review, Swatches // JustineCelina.com

Interestingly enough, I absolutely detested this product when I first picked it up back in the spring. It has the strangest texture — almost water-like, yet intensely hydrating on the lips but not super glossy. It’s also really long wearing for gloss-like formula and even this light shade leaves a light stain behind. At first, I just couldn’t get into it — and I think it’s because it’s such a hybrid formula, I had no idea what to expect! Months later now that I’ve had a chance to work with it, I love to use it on days where I line and completely fill in my lips with a neutral lip liner, which is something I’ve been doing often lately. This month, it’s been topping the Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil in 022 (hop over to this recent style post to see the combo in action) and I’ve also been wearing it often over my beloved Wet n Wild Wet n Wild Perfect Pout Gel Lip Liner in Bare to Comment. Basically, if you’re looking for an easy going, long wearing lipgloss alternative to wear over any neutral lip liner, I recommend the Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in 404 Nude Pulse. It’s a soft peach shade that slightly lightens, warms and locks in any lip liner base for a fuss free pout that you don’t have to babysit!

Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in 404 Nude Pulse Photos, Review, Swatches // JustineCelina.com

I’ve lined and filled my lips in with the Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil in 022 and topped it off with Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in 404 Nude Pulse


Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil in 022

CND $20.00

Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil in 022 Photos, Review, Swatches // JustineCelina.com

I’ve been wearing and loving the Bite Beauty The Lip Pencils regularly since I first reviewed them here at JustineCelina in my Spring 2017 Beauty Trend Guide. Longtime readers will know how much I love Bite Beauty, so I was beyond excited when they released a line of lip pencils this spring, then recently expanded it to include a full spectrum of shades! After extensive testing I’m thrilled to report that these gorgeous lip liners absolutely live up to the hype. The Lip Pencil range now contains 50 traditional wood barrel lip liners made with natural, food grade ingredients and whipped shea butter for creamy, long wearing coverage. My favourite shade of the 5 I picked up is 022 (which I also featured in this beauty post and wore in my last style post). It’s that perfect neutral that I can wear with any natural lip in my collection — from the fairest nudes to deeper mid ranges tones. If you’re on the hunt for a go-with-anything lip liner that’s creamy enough to wear on its own, pop down to your local Sephora to swatch the range and find your perfect shade! It also pairs nicely with my next favourite lip product.

Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil in 022 Photos, Review, Swatches // JustineCelina.com

I’ve lined and filled my lips in with the Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil in 022 and topped it off with Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in 404 Nude Pulse


NARS Audacious Lipstick in Apoline

CND $40.00

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Apoline Photos, Review, Swatches // JustineCelina.com

I’ve fallen hard for the NARS Audacious Lipsticks since first discovering them back in May — they’re now tied with the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks for my all time favourite formula! After burning though half a tube of Brigitte, I decided to pick up Apoline earlier this month because I was on the hunt for a deeper neutral for everyday wear as we transition into autumn. And that’s exactly how I’ve been wearing it! In fact, she’s lived in the bottom of my handbags and briefcase all month long. It’s one of those beautiful, rosy pink, ‘your lips but better’ shades and I’ve been reaching for it when I want something I know is flattering, hydrating, professional and easy to wear. These are a very classic lipstick formula that glides on effortlessly and delivers creamy, saturated colour that wears for a solid 4 – 5 hours. I have a feeling Apoline will not be my last NARS Audacious Lipstick!

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Apoline Photos, Review, Swatches // JustineCelina.com

I’m wearing the NARS Audacious Lipstick in Apoline on my lips with the Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil in 022


tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Paaarty

CND $35.00

tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Paaarty Photos, Review, Swatches // JustineCelina.com

I received this cheerful blush from tarte as part of my Sephora birthday gift this year and have become completely smitten with it! The tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes are one my of favourite blush formulas (I can’t believe I’ve never mentioned them here at JustineCelina!), but I’m pretty stocked up on blush right now, so haven’t been purchasing anything new. Paaarty crept into my makeup bag this month and I wore it every single time I wore makeup — it’s a midtoned rosy pink that goes with everything and imparts a youthful flush. On my light / medium skin I can be pretty liberal with it to achieved the desired effect (I tend to have a lighter hand with blush), but could see this shade working on very fair to tan skintones. I love the tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush formula for many reasons — it’s made with natural ingredients, it’s extremely long wearing, buildable and it takes forever to get through! I’m so happy to have Paaarty in my autumn rotation (hop over to this style post to see it in action!).

tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Paaarty Photos, Review, Swatches // JustineCelina.com

I’m wearing the tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Paaarty on my cheeks


Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer Murumuru Butter Bronzer

US $14.99

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer Murumuru Butter Bronzer Photos, Review, Swatches // JustineCelina.com

I may seem a little extra enthusiastic about all my favourite this month, but I’ve found products that will hold a permanent place in my makeup bag — like the Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer Murumuru Butter Bronzer, which is the most beautiful insanely buttery bronzer I’ve ever worn, at any pricepoint! I popped down to my local Walmart to pick up another Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation in Golden Beige (I used my first bottle up since posting about it back in March — it’s become my favorite foundation of 2017!) when I spotted these bronzers. After the buzz they generated in beauty community earlier this year, I decided to pick one up and give it a try — and I’m so glad I did. First, this bronzer smells like tropical heaven. You know how strict I am about fragrance on my skin, so I was hesitant to give this a go, but I’m happy to report that it hasn’t irritated my skin or broken me out. I’m crazy about the glowing, healthy warmth this bronzer imparts on my skin — it looks perfectly sunkissed with a golden undertone, so it’s really hard to overdo. On my light / medium skin, the darker of the 2 shades available (simply named Bronzer) is absolute perfection. If you’re in need of a tropical getaway (or maybe just an incredible bronzer) pick up one of the Physicians Formula Butter Bronzers — I bet you’ll love it!

tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Paaarty Photos, Review, Swatches // JustineCelina.com

I’m wearing the Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer Murumuru Butter Bronzer on the perimeter of my face and over my cheekbnes


NAILS INC. Duke’s Road NailKale Nail Polish

CND $35.00, Nail Fuel Polish Set

Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil in 022 Photos, Review, Swatches // JustineCelina.com

And last but not least this month, I have a new favourite polish from NAILS INC. Duke’s Road NailKale nail polish from the Nail Fuel Polish Set has been on my fingers and toes since mid August and I can’t stop wearing this gorgeous, glossy berry shade (catch it in action in my latest Summer to Autumn Trend Guide). I’ve mentioned almost every shade from the Nail Fuel Polish Set here at JustineCelina this year — so if you’re looking to treat your nails to something new this autumn, this set is at the top of my list. What initially intrigued me about the brand when I initially discovered them was the ingredients β€” all NAILS INC. products are infused with nail loving ingredients and I’ve worn their polishes almost exclusively since discovering the brand. Duke’s Road is the quintessential autumn berry that looks great after just one coat! However, if you’d like a full sized option that isn’t part of a set, you could also consider Regents Mews or Victoria — both of which are infused with kale extract and a cocktail of nail superfoods. Truly, my nails have never been healthier! 

NAILS INC. Duke's Road NailKale nail polish Photos, Review, Swatches // JustineCelina.com

I’m wearing one coat of NAILS INC. Duke’s Road NailKale nail polish on my nails


SHOP MY AUGUST 2017 BEAUTY FAVORITES


 

SEPHORA COLLECTION Sephora PRO Warm Palette | Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in 404 Nude Pulse | Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil in 022 NARS Audacious Lipstick Apoline | tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush PaaartyNAILS INC. Duke’s Road NailKale nail polish Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer Murumuru Butter Bronzer


August 2017 Beauty Favourites // JustineCelina.com

I really enjoyed chatting beauty with you guys this month! I’m gearing up for some of fresh, autumnal beauty content here at JustineCelina (I’ve been diving face first into the PANTONE Fall 2017 Fashion Color Report lately!) — so let me know if there’s anything in particular you’d like me to cover. I’m always happy to take your requests!


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3 Comments

  • Reply SUMMER TO AUTUMN 2017 TREND GUIDE | ORANGE CRUSH - JustineCelina September 12, 2017 at 12:26 am

    […] Another way I love to ease the summer to fall transition is by wearing summery outfits with more autumnal, warm toned makeup (this is also something I did in my Flowerchild post!). This month, I’ve been loving the Sephora PRO Warm Palette for a great warm neutral eye and NAILS INC. Dukes Road polish — it’s a stunning mulberry shade that just screams autumn to me! Read more about these, along with my go-to lip combo and favourite blush in my upcoming August Beauty Favourites! […]

  • Reply Olga November 22, 2017 at 4:25 am

    Hi Justine! Love this summer-fall transformation as well, believe that it’s very feminine time of the year, when little bit more purple in your make-up and nails, besides all this coats and scarfs are getting very attractive details to look overall. Thanks for your tips and ideas. You mentioned Sephora e-shop during your article – are you satisfied with their variety? As I’m usually ordering only ZOYA nail polishes from similar e-shop-. What is you favourite purchase method – is it online or still old-school offline? Please share πŸ™‚

    • Reply Justine November 22, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      Hey Olga! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment — it’s always nice to see a new face around here! I’m a huge Sephora fan and a big fan of Nails INC., as I mentioned. In Canada, it’s one of the only places I’m able to easily order within incurring tons of duties and import fees (it’s a UK brand.). I’ve heard amazing things about Zoya polishes but I’ve never tried them. I’m going to look into that! Because of my busy schedule, I’m typically an 80% online and 20% in store shopper. πŸ™‚ Have a great day!

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