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Monthly Favorites: September 2021 Edition!

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September is almost at its end, and you know what that means – it’s time for us to share our monthly favorites! While I have one newer product that made it on my list this month (*not-so-subtly flips my hair so you catch a whiff of Ouai x Byredo’s warm, sandalwood-scented leave-in conditioner*), September mostly had me rediscovering old favorites in my collection. These are my tried and trues!

 

The Beauty Insider Community wants to know: what beauty products have you been loving this month? All makeup, skincare, hair care, fragrance, and wellness recommendations are more than welcome. Here are my September favorites:

 

Hit the “Reply” button below to share what beauty products you’ve been reaching for the most lately and use the “#” symbol to tag your faves!

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@eshoe  I’m happy to hear you have had a little break from the heat! How did I not know about this eyeshadow palette??? It’s beautiful. The most perfect colour story!!! 

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This palette really serves neutral skin tones well, @ather - and it seems like it would be an obvious match for those cooler-toned as well!💙💙💙

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@eshoe, love, love, looooove the Natasha Denona Glam Palette - she's a beauty! 😍 Happy to hear you picked it up and that you're enjoying it! We're twinsies with the NARS eyeshadow primer! 

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It was a phenomenal recommendation, @itsfi . Finally making grays work! I was torn between this and the Natasha Denona Retro Eyeshadow Palette, and couldn’t be happier. Not ruling out Retro yet, though😉

 

Yay for Nars, that one is an auto-renew for sure!

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@eshoe You have a lot of good loves.  I've yet to try the NARS, ND or ColorWow.

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If I had to pick one, @greeneyedgirl107, I would say the NARS Pro-Prime™ Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base is a must. 

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@eshoe Now I'm really thinking I need that NARS Pro-Prime™ Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base .  I applied a full face of makeup today for the the first time in a loooong time as I had to get my license renewed/a real ID at the DMV.  I used my Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow Primer and I think it came off as too tacky, as I've had it a while.  I couldn't get my crease shadow to blend as well as I'd like.

 

I had another makeup misstep with my foundation.  I rarely wear it, so I've had a CC cream from Stila for-ev-er.  It seems way oilier than I remembered, and looked like it was separating when I squeezed it out of the tube.  I usually get a dry finish after applying my Laura Mercier powder, but that didn't happen this time.  I'm not looking forward to trying to pick out a new foundation.

 

As for my pic - I was disappointed.  I had fabulous luck the last two items with my license.  But this one was taken very close-up and I have a weird look on my face b/c I wasn't expecting the flash.  The makeup didn't come up well on the pic, either.  Oh well - I think I was very spoiled from the past.

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Are photos HD now @greeneyedgirl107? No thank you😂

 

I think I may have tried that in my early Sephora Days (the primer). I am so sorry about the foundation and I know the feeling…you want to make it work and go with it. Instead, it just goes from mess to messier. I am so curious what your skincare routine is like. I have a hunch it is impacting your makeup application🤔

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@eshoe Good question about skincare affecting makeup application.  I've only run into the issues I described this week, and my skincare hasn't changed that much but I'm curious about any insight you might have.

 

Before applying the full face of makeup, I washed my face with FAB Pure Skin Face Cleanser.  Then, I used a YTTP facial mist and Paula's Choice BHA 9 on my T-zone.  I usually only apply moisturizer on the areas I need in the morning which is eyes and around my mouth.  But since I knew I'd be using a foundation, I applied CeraVe PM all over.  I might have been a little heavy-handed with it, but not too much.  I waited several minutes for it to dry, then started with the Stila CC cream application, shadow primer and powder.

 

Thanks for taking an interest!  🙂

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Hmmm @greeneyedgirl107 I wonder, could a change in humidity be having any impact, by chance. When all other things are constant, makes me think external factors are at play. I am just guessing, or more like taking a stab at possible culprits😂

 

 

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@eshoe It's been on my Loves List for a while.  I might just have to finally pick it up.

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Yes, that LM fig cream smells so good, @eshoe!

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I’ve been using it sparingly, @quspork, until now. Happy to share this 🧡 with you!

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@eshoe @Yes! Seriously loving this cooler fall weather ! 

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From too hot to below normal, @Kim888 - what an unusual year it’s been!

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The Natasha Denona palette has been on my wishlist for so long and I think your top three swatches may have finally convinced me to take the plunge! 

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@StyleLynn it was in my Wish List for quite awhile. I didn’t get it at first because I didn’t think I needed it. Turns out, these grays are just what was needed for a change of pace! Sales upcoming, may as well wait and save a little extra 👍🏼☺️

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@eshoe I love a cool-toned palette.  Those shades are so pretty!

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It is such an easy to use set of cool-tones, too, @CookieGirl1. Love, love, love!! Looking forward to adding some shimmery silver glitters on top for winter 🤩

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@eshoe   I use the Color Wow more frequently also. 🙂

The ND palette looks gorgeous on your skin tone- if it looked like that on me I'd pick it up!

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Good to know, @Ispend2much6 - I feel like the bottle will last me awhile though. What a difference-I will take what I can get😂 I also read that all of the Christophe Robin products have been reformulated. So we will see about the detangler. 

Thank you for the compliment on the palette! This is what I created my ‘Smokey eye’ with for Sephoria, ha ha @SportyGirly125 I feel like there is so much more I can do with it, even after playing around with it for a few weeks. Lots of easy layering.

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