The Hit List – Monthly Favourites for August 2012

Can you believe it’s been just about a month since my last monthly favourites post? I know I can’t! This month I have been incredibly busy, so my priority with makeup this month has been products that are easy to use and easy to wear. Here’s a list of all the products I’ve been reaching for through the month of August.


​Dermalogica Ultra Sensitive Tint


This tinted moisturiser is part of Dermalogica’s recently re-launched daily sun protection range. The Ultra Sensitive Tint is a tinted daily moisturiser with an SPF of 30+. Unlike Demalogica’s previous sunscreens, the Ultra Sensitive Tint is a physical sunscreen – something I actively look for when selecting sun protection products. It comes in only one shade, however even on my lily-white skin it blends beautifully, evening out my skin tone without giving me a tandoori tan.

​CK Brow Definition Pencil in Blonde


I’ve always been a staunch brow powder kind of girl, but recently I’ve become more and more time poor, and I’ve been turning to brow pencils for definition on-the-go. This CK Brow Definition Pencil in Blonde is from a very old line of cosmetics by Calvin Klein, that is no longer in production. It’s a shame really, because I love the colour on me, it’s the perfect cool-toned taupe.

​Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Naked Rose


Since Naked Rose came into my posession I’ve been feeling bad for all my other blushes – they are being neglected! Naked Rose is such an easy to wear shade, in an easy to use formula. When I’m in a hurry, I simply can’t be bothered with anything else! Originally reviewed here.

​MAC Cremesheen Glass + Pearl in Floating Lotus


Another easy to wear product that packs a punch. Floating Lotus is a pretty, sheer soft pink with a subtle sparkle. I can confidently apply it without a mirror, and know that it makes me look more “done” than I feel.Originally reviewed here.

Bourjois So Lacque! in Rose Lounge


This is apparently one of the polishes used in a custom blend worn by Kate Middleton on her wedding day, and I can see why. It’s a very sheer pale nude that makes my nails look fresh, bright and clean. It’s a wonderful “my nails but better” shade. Originally reviewed here.

​Designer Makeup Tools Pro Angle Blend / Natural Blend Brush


I picked this brush up at the International Spa & Beauty Expo for the trade price of $5.00, and it’s the best $5.00 I’ve ever spent on a brush! The bristles are incredibly soft natural hair , and I’ve been really enjoying the shape as a crease blender. I’ll be picking up a few more at IMATS, but if you want to grab one now, they’re available here.

​Designer Makeup Tools Pencil Crease / Ultra Mix Brush


This brush was gifted to me by BOBS Studio, part of Cameron Jane Makeup Design, and it took me forever to get around to using it. It’s a nice firm pencil brush that isn’t scratchy in the slightest, and I’ve been reaching for it over and over again throughout August.

​Crown Brush Pro Blending Fluff


This brush was an impulse purchase at the International Spa & Beauty Expo, one that I blame on by the lovelyEmer of Dollhouse Makeup & Beauty. It’s a great dupe for a certain very expensive, high end brush, and I’m so glad I picked it up. It was $11.00 at the expo, but you can pick it up direct from Crown Brushes for $10.75. I’ll be grabbing a few more from IMATS, I’m happy to pay $11.00 there, because I don;t have to pay postage.

​MAC 138 Brush


I recently shopped my stash for brushes, and rediscovered the MAC 138. This is an incredibly versatile brush, and although it’s expensive, in my opinion it’s so worth it. I’ve been using it as a powder brush and to apply my blush. The tapered point allows for a precise blush application, or you can easily create a more “blown out” effect by adding a little more pressure. If you’re so inclined, it’s also a popular brush for contouring (although I personally prefer something a little more precise).

That’s what I’ve been loving this month. What were your favourite products over the last month? Let me know in the comments below.