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Summer 2012 Beauty Favourites

This has been a great summer for me make-up-wise.  I have thoroughly enjoyed trying out new foundations, new colours, new lipsticks etc. and spending!  I’ve added new things to my beauty wishlist, but I’m trying to stick to a monthly budget.

I LOVE this stuff!

Here is a list of my summer favourites:
Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Foundation in 6NW1
Estee Lauder Pure Color Illumination Powder Gelee in Illuminating Sands
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer in Deep #05
Estee Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow in Violet Underground
Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel in Terre Ambre
Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation in 114 (missing in action)
Chanel Glossimer LipGloss in Calypso #337
Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Smoky Eyes 
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Black (missing in action – and must find it soon!)
Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Fatale
Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Impertinence
Dior Nude Foundation in Amber #063
YSL Mascara Volum Effect Faux Cils
YSL LipGloss Golden Gloss
YSL Touche Eclat in #6
MAC Haute and Naughty Mascara (missing in action – just re-purchased and waiting its arrival!)
MAC Lip Pencil in Cork
NYX Blush in Cinnamon
NYX Eyeshadow Base Skin Tone
Milani Easybrow in Dark Brown
Real Techniques Stippling Brush
Real Techniques Blush Brush

Chanel and Estee Lauder

Since I live in a sunny climate, I don’t think it will be unreasonable to keep using many of these “summer” colours.  For example, I have really enjoyed the pop of colour on my lips provided by Calypso.  And I think that the Violet Underground Palette will transition nicely into the Fall with its vampy colours.  I know the blue mascara rotates in (and out) of fashion at a dizzying pace, but I like how I look with it, nor do I particularly follow trends so…. the YSL is looking good for repurchasing. I know the rage is using quality tools, but honestly, outside of the Real Techniques brushes I have yet to step up in this arena.  I’m too busy buying makeup to buy brushes, but I really need brushes for the flawless application of said make-up.

I love this stuff!  What about you?  What did you turn to over and over this summer.  What do you plan on using into the Fall?  Have you started shopping the fall collections??  I like the look of the Tom Ford 2012 Fall Collection, but his price point is a big OUCH for me.

I’m watching “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” with Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell as I write this.  I know what kind of make-up look I’ll have on tomorrow.

Stay blessed!


AhhhsoNeo loves writing about beauty, fashion and prosperity from the point of view of the every day woman.

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