August 2017 Beauty Favorites

Hello my darling makeup enthusiasts!

I hope you’re all doing well and keeping up with how quickly the year is passing us by. Am I the only one who still feels like we have two months of summer left?? I don’t know if I’m quite ready yet to face Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and, of course, my 22nd birthday which lands on November 13 (Scorpio, ya’ll!).

I will say that the things that do excite me about the seasonal transition are the upcoming fashion and beauty trends that will start to clutter my YouTube and Instagram feed. Also, look forward to seeing more upcoming autumn- related posts on my own blog and IG as well once the sunny San Diego weather starts to change!

Without further adu, I will get to what you all came here to read – my August beauty faves . . .


FOREO Luna Mini 2 Face Brush – $139.00

Ok guys, don’t flip out on me – it’s just a face brush. A $139 face brush.

Yes, the cost of this face brush could cover my cell phone bill – but, trust me, it works! Unlike your every day face brush this FOREO Luna Mini is made of silicone, which means it harbors MUCH less bacteria than a traditional face brush. I love this little guy. It’s absolutely changed the way I wash my face and I genuinely feel like I get a better performance from my cleanser by using it. I would highly recommend this to anyone who has sensitive, acne prone skin or is just looking for a more intense cleansing routine.

DO NOT the let price point scare you from amazing skincare!


Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF 15 Liquid Foundation in Linen – $28.00 

This was a surprise to me. . . I did not expect to like this foundation whatsoever.

Now, don’t get me wrong, Clinique has been around in the makeup industry since before I can even remember and some of my absolute favorite YouTubers, like Nicole Guerriero and ThaTaylaa, openly rave about the brand. However, I just personally never felt the need to reach for anything from Clinique. In my opinion, the packaging isn’t very appealing and the overall Clinique vibe leans a bit on the mature side.

But, alas, here I am eating my words. This foundation is pretty dang good and reasonably priced for a department-store brand. I totally recommend for anyone who’s looking for a natural finish foundation with moderate coverage. This has definitely become my go-to foundation this summer!


Dose Of Colors DesiXKaty Collection Lipstick in No Shade – $16.00

Yesss. Just yesss.

I am BEYOND obsessed with the Dose Of Colors DesiXKaty Collection – especially this lipstick! I am shook because I never truly believed that I could pull off a light peach nude lip color, but they totally came through when they launched No Shade. Everyone knows me as the girl with six different red lipsticks, but this is my first true nude and I feel very boujee when I wear this. I love it – there is nothing else to say! A++

For those who follow me on IG, it is not too late to enter my Dose Of Colors DesiXKaty Giveaway! One winner will get their own tube of No Shade lipstick, along with the liquid lipstick Hot Fire, both highlighters, Mirame and Fuego, and the lip gloss Over The Top – go enter! Giveaway ends September 2nd.


L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara – $9.99

So, I’m sure you’ve all heard a million and one opinions about this mascara and how it’s allegedly become a dupe for the cult-fave Better Than Sex Mascara by Too Faced.

I genuinely don’t think that comparison is necessarily accurate but I do like this mascara just due to the fact that it gives beautifully soft, feathery volume without feeling too heavy on the lashes. My only negative point is that it smudges like crazy so I might have to switch to using the waterproof version instead of the original. Other than that, I am VERY satisfied with my purchase and commend the drugstore brands for stepping up their makeup game!


Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16 Hour Blush in I Will Always Love You – $26.00

I think at this point it goes without saying that Too Faced Cosmetics is one of my TOP FAVORITE makeup brands. I shit you not.

If I could paint a perfect picture of my life, there are two brands that I would DIE to collaborate with and one of them is Too Faced. (fingers crossed)

For the past year, I have been wearing only this blush. I am not kidding. I own no blushes other than this one. It’s the PERFECT shade of peach/apricot and PERFECTLY complements my skin tone, no matter what season it is. I think I would burst into tears if Too Faced ever decided to discontinue their Love Flush line of blushes. To be honest, I have yet to try the rest of them, but that is only because I don’t personally like to wear pink/purple/red shades on my cheeks. I don’t know why . . . Yo girl is exclusively all about that peach life when it comes to blush! Please accept me.


Well we have made it to the end of August, guys! Thank you for reading and I look forward to next month’s collection of faves 🙂 Again, do not forget to follow me on Insta and enter the Dose Of Colors DesiXKaty Giveaway by September 2nd!







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