October was a good month! It was mostly warm, I finished uni for the year, I got to dress up for halloween and I won almost $50 from a $5 bet on a horse in the Melbourne Cup. Included in my favourites for this month are products I've been using pretty much everyday because they're that good or products that I bought in October and absolutely adore. So without further ado here are my favourites
I just had to include by betting receipt because I'm so excited lol. Products (L-R): theBalm Mary-Lou manizer highlighter, TAB receipt, Benefit Stay Don't Stray, Face Of Australia nail polish in After Dinner Mint, Essence lipliner in Femme Fatale, theBalm Sexy Mama powder and MAC lipstick in Coral Bliss.
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
I love this and use it everyday! It has the most gorgeous effect and I find it quite subtle. I bought it off Ozsale a while back but I don't remember the price but it was really cheap. The packaging is really cute like all of theBalm products. I've used it almost everyday since I got it and I've hardly made a dent in the product so you definitely get your money's worth with this.
Benefit Stay Don't Stray
This is meant to be a primer for concealer and eyeshadow but I just use it as a concealer because the coverage is so good! It covers my dark circles extremely well and doesn't look cakey which I find so many concealers on me do. For some reason concealer really accentuates the lines under my eyes and ages me but this one doesn't unless I put too much on. I don't really like using it as an eyeshadow base because I don't find it works too well for that. I find my eyeshadow does crease if I use this underneath.Also the pump produces too much so you need to be really careful.
Face of Australia After Dinner Mint
This polish is the prettiest pastel colour ever! I've been craving a polish in this colour and it was so cheap at Priceline that I bought it immediately. Lucky I did too because when I went back there they had sold out of this colour. It's a beautiful mint colour that is perfect for spring and summer!
Essence lipliner in Femme Fatale
I couldn't believe how good this product was since I paid $1 for it. It's so creamy and long-lasting! It's such a beautiful blue-toned red and it looks great by itself with lipgloss which is how I wore it for halloween since it lasted longer than my YSL red lipstick.
theBalm Sexy Mama powder
I have also been using this since I got it from Ozsale. It's has a matte look but it's not too matte that it looks fake and cakey. It's a really good translucent powder as it doesn't make me look white or anything in photos which some other translucent powders have done. I love how it comes with a mirror so I can take it with me for touch-ups. I've been using this so much that I've hit pan so I need to find out where to get another one quickly lol.
MAC Coral Bliss
I was so excited that MAC in Australia had introduced more lipsticks in the permanent collection. I bought coral bliss because it is such a beautiful coral pink colour. It is the best colour for spring and summer! I find I need to scrub my lips before or it shows the dryness though. Overall I love this lipstick so much.