September 1, 2010

August Favorites

Another month goes away, and with August, Summer is moving on. Here are the things I have used and loved during this past month.

Helena Rubinstein Lash Queen mascara.
Honestly, I didn't like this mascara when I first tried it. I got it because of its traditional big fat brush but it didn't really give me the volume I expected. I was hoping it would give me the same results as my YSL Singulier when I found out I was allergic to it.
I must say, though, that I've been using it anyway (didn't want to waste it) and that I like it a bit better now that it's a bit 'ripened'. It doesn't do any miracle but it lengthens nicely and it's very black. I won't be repurchasing it (now that I'm sure YSL Faux-Cils isn't irritating my eyes like its little cousin, I'll be sticking to that) but it's doing its job.

Mac CB96 lipstick.
I never expected to like this one, I must say I was probably turned off by the weird name. But when I swatched it, I fell in love: it's a gorgeous peachy orange with a pink duochrome, infused with gold. And it's a Frost, which is one of the finishes I like a lot for Mac lipsticks. It looks a bit scary in the picture but I find it very easy to wear and if you blot it a bit, it's definitely wearable even if you're shy!

Cream eyeshadows.
I have worn tons of cream shadows in August, as they're so easy to wear and apply, and long lasting if you chose the right ones.
The products I have been using:
MUFE Aquacreams

These were created for the French Nautical Ballet, so describing them as waterproof is an understatement! They come in a wide variety of colors that can be used on eye, lips and face. Obviously, for non-nautical use, some colors are more appropriate for certain areas than for others.
I own 6 of them that I received as a birthday gift, and I'll be posting pictures and swatches at some point.

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Eyeshadows.
I like these a lot, the ones I own are all metallic and some have some serious sparkles going on, but they look absolutely gorgeous. The texture is really creamy and easy to use.

What about you? What were your favorites for August?


  1. Got the first one, you can see it there : (or more precisely "guess" it's there, keep an eye out for the leotard spots !)

    Not an August fav' though, I've had it for quite some time, maybe 6 months, and it ages nicely. When the time comes to throw it away, I think I'll buy it again.

  2. I use the HR Lash Queen Feline quite regularly and I like it a lot. I find that in my case it gives me both volume and length. For me Lash Queen Feline is more or less in the same category as the MUFE Smoky Lash in terms of results. I bought it on a duty free haul, since HR is not readily available where I live. I also bought the YSL Faux-Cils, but I have not tried it yet. I noticed that this last one is part of your HG list so I can't wait to try it!!!

  3. This MAC lipstick looks very interesting... but on the other hand, I might just have a bit too many shades like this ;)

  4. @ Patate: spotted! :) How long do you keep your mascaras? I throw mine away after 3 months (usually the time I need to finish it since I only use one at a time), I'm paranoid about bacteria, even more so since I've been wearing contacts

    @ Fabs: the MUFE Smoky Lash does give an incredible effect but I hate that it flakes like crazy, it was all over my cheeks after a few hours!

    @ Rocaille: can a girl have too many peach lipsticks? ;-)

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