July 2013 Favorites - Beauty With Lily

July 2013 Favorites

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Hey friends!!
Welcome back! Today's post is all about what I have been loving for the past month. What have you guys been loving this month?
 I decided to go a bit out of my comfort zone this month by experimenting with different eye looks. I opted for purples and pinks for a fun, flirty summery look, and I'm glad I did. It's always fun to play with makeup.
 I challenge you guys to try new things with makeup, after all, that is what makeup is all about right? It's a way to express ourselves, makeup is freedom---always have fun with it. Don't be afraid to try new things, I often times find myself doing my makeup just to experiment with new looks. Try it!
End soapbox, here's a look at the products I reached for the most this month! Enjoy!!
Talk about purple!! I purchased this palette after hearing Emily Noel's reviews on her YouTube Channel, y'all should check her out, she has amazing reviews on products.

 I had never really even taken a second look at the Wet n Wild section, it just never drew me in. After purchasing this palette, I was shocked! The pigmentation is amazing for the price, and the shadows are really creamy, and blend really well. I was quite surprised!
If you are on the hunt for inexpensive shadows, I recommend you check these out, they also carry trios!

Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo | Inked in Pink

Now this color alone can be a bit scary. Pinks worn alone tend to make you look sick, and that's not what we are going for. But paired with a great transition color and an outer v color, you've got a great go-to eye look!

I'm loving these color tattoos, they are very comparable to high-end cream shadows. They don't crease--even without a primer--and they are long-wearing, great for summer days!

Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil | 604 Milk

This is a great base when you want colors to stay and pop! I also love it on the waterline to give that "awake" look--I suffer from insomnia, so anything to make me look awake works--and it makes the white of your eyes whiter. It can be a bit harsh if too much is worn, so a light hand is best when applying it on the waterline.

Chella Highlighter | Ivory Lace

I love this on the waterline as well! It gives you a fresh look. I also highlight my brow bone and the inner corner of my eyes, it's a great for lighter skin tones.

L'Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara | Carbon Black

This mascara is ahhh-mazing! I think I found my new holy grail mascara to replace my CoverGirl Lash Blast! This lengthens lashes and separates them well.

The wand is tiny and a bit flimsy, but don't let it fool you, it's great!!

Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream | Light-Medium

Texas heat is horrible, so for days I wanted to skip foundation, I reached for this. I would say this is a light to medium coverage BB Cream. I like to apply it with a Beauty Blender, I find that to be the best way to do so.

I have oily skin in the summer, so I purchased the shine-free formula--it works really well with my skin.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser | Light

This concealer has ingredients in it to help reduce puffiness as well as help "erase" dark circles. It has some high claims! I have a bad case of DARK under eye circles, it's hereditary unfortunately, so I haven't seen much of a difference in that. However, I love this concealer because it does a great job at concealing my dark under eyes, without caking it up.

It's very creamy and blendable. The downside--not many shades to choose from.

Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Blush | Sweet Cheeks

I think I wore this blush EVERYDAY! It's a pale pink blush with the slightest amount of shimmer, but it's so pigmented. It gives a great flushed, fresh look.

Revlon Lip Butter | Sweet Tart

I have been obsessed with Revlon Lip Butters! They start out a little sheer but can be built up for more color payoff. They are so moisturizing on the lips and really comfortable too. I definitely recommend these if you are a bit weary of dark lipsticks, they have a great color variety.

Nivea Lip Butter | Raspberry Rose Kiss

I use this mainly before bed, it's a great moisturizer and the smell is delicious! I can't get enough of it. It can be worn alone or underneath any matte, drying lipsticks for a great balm feel.

Hope you guys enjoyed this post and found it helpful! Until next time!

xoxo, Lily

Daily Tidbits...

-I did some grocery shopping at Target yesterday with the intentions to stay away from the Beauty Section...well, I couldn't help myself!

-It's a very HOT afternoon here--high 90's!!

-Tarte Cosmetics is having a 30% off sale with coupon code "TARTEFF"---check them out! 

-Speaking of sales---Target has some great beauty products on CLEARANCE!!


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  1. Great new blog! I love the lip butters, and maybelline eye tatoos too! I want to try the concealor


    1. Thank you, I enjoy reading yours as well!