1. Jimmy Choo Exotic ($88). I’m not really a fragrance person. Most scents give me a terrible headache, which is why I stick to the few Fresh perfumes that don’t. But last month, I was at Sephora with a friend when the clerk encouraged us to try this limited edition fragrance from Jimmy Choo.
It’s a vibrant mix of black currant, grapefruit, tiger orchid and passion-flower. It reminds me of the since-discontinued Michael Kors scent that I wore in college. It’s a great fall scent.
2. Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick ($28). All the richness of a gloss with the pigment and look of cream lipstick. I purchased the aubergine color, it’s a medium-bodied berry shade. If you want something similar, the closest drugstore color I could find was Ulta Basically Berry.
3 and 4. Josie Maran Light Argan Oil ($48) and Pure Truth Activating Oil ($45). My skin has dried out a bit with the change of seasons, so I’ve been trying to breathe some life back into it. Applying layer after layer of moisturizer doesn’t seem to help, and it’s clogging my pores. So I restocked some tried and true facial oils.
I’ve been using the light oil during the day and the Ole Henriksen oil at night. It just takes a little bit of oil and a few big glasses of water to rejuvenate my skin. Need a less expensive facial oil? Boots No. 7 makes a botanical oil that has gotten some good reviews.
5. Marc Jacobs Hi Shine Lacquer in Petra ($18). I’ve tried a lot of grey polishes, and I’ve found a few that I like, but this glittery pewter is my favorite. Perhaps, that’s why it’s been sold out every time I’ve gone into Sephora. Luckily, it’s restocked online.
6. Obsessive Compulsive Creme Colour Concentrate ($20). I spent quite a bit of time at the makeup counter trying to find the perfect shade of shell pink that I could use to recreate this gorgeous, subtle look from Pinterest. The Maybelline Color Tattoo was a bit too metallic, but this shadow in Pleasure Model is much better. If you need a drugstore version, try Neutrogena Creaseproof Eyeshadow in Perfect Pink.
So what products caught your eye this month?