October Favorites 2014


Happy Fall Y’all!

Not only is it the month that I get to watch my favorite movie over and over (Hocus Pocus, duh) it’s also the month that you officially can start changing up your hair & makeup routine for fall.

These 5 products are something that I have been using and loving for the past few weeks (with exception of the LORAC lip wand) and I am so so so in love with these products.  If they were my kids they would be getting stars on their sticker charts everyday.

Let’s get started!!

1.) Palladio “Berry Pink” Blush $5.99 Available at Ulta


Oh Em Gee. This blush is quite possibly the most gorgeous color I’ve EVER found.  It’s an insane price and it will compliment every skin tone. (Dark skin tones, be sure to layer for more color and avoid looking ashy.) There is one teeny tiny drawback, it doesn’t have supreme staying power. But then again maybe I just can’t get enough and I never want it to go away.  This color will make you look like a million bucks with a grey/navy/plum/chocolate/latte smokey eye.  I’ve been using it on brides lately and it is absolutely stunning on.  For $6 bucks you won’t regret trying it!!

2. LORAC “Violet” Pro Matte Lip Color $16 Available at Kohl’s or Ulta


It’s probably only a matter of seconds before I leave typing this post and go purchase this gorgeous purple lipstick.  Purple lips are like calorie free cheesecake in my mind.  It’s a no brainer.  Nothing brightens your skin and eyes more than a hue like this one.  If you’re scared to try, layer with a berry toned gloss to dull the brightness OR use it as a cream blush and apply with your fingers.  For all of you scratching your head- a cream is a cream, all makeup products are interchangeable.

3.) Sonia Kashuk Brow Gel $5.99 Available at Target


We all know my love affair with Sonia Kashuk at Target.  What blew me away is the fact that this is such a duplicate of the Benefit Gimme Brow Gel and it’s $18! This one is nearly 1/3 of the price and it works JUST as well!! The only difference is the wand, Benefit’s has a super tiny one and Sonia’s is similar to a large mascara wand.  Don’t mess around, this stuff is a game changer for sure.

4.) Navy Liner


Navy liner for fall is like stuffing your face with a funnel cake at the fair…you just have to.  Navy has insane brightening properties for the whites of the eyes and for the actual eye color itself.  Shown here is the Bare Minerals Round the Clock liner in “Noon.”  The best way to start using it is by tightlining the top and bottom of your lids.  I did it in the pictures below and you would never guess I have blue eyeliner on.  I recommend this one by Bare Minerals or any of the pencils from Mally Beauty.  And the best part is, Mally Beauty has ALL of her eyeliners 25% off for the month of October!


5.) It Cosmetics Foundation Brush $48 Available at Ulta


Guys, this brush.

 Forget anything I’ve ever said about previous foundation brushes.  If you need full, full coverage, this is your co-pilot.  This brush is so densely packed that it gives the smoothest, most flawless finish I’ve ever had.  It’s a lot of $ but when you need full coverage you know price doesn’t matter.  I use it for liquid foundations only, I have yet to try a powder with it.  This brush takes maybe 6 seconds to fully apply and makes your coverage perfectly even.  Praise be to the makeup brush gods.

Anything you’re eager to try or you’re using this Fall? Let me know in the comments below!