MINI PENNY: Fall Beauty Faves

Friday, November 1, 2019

Fall Beauty Faves

I don't know about y'all, but fall for me means that I wear slightly more makeup than I do in the summer. Thanks to sweaty, humid Chicago months, I tend to skip the full face and just opt for a mascara and BB cream. But here we are, it's November already, and I have some new fall beauty favorites coming your way.

A couple of things here — The Maxi Blush in Third Base is my new every day blush. Straight up, I'd say it's a pretty close dupe to NARS Orgasm blush. I was never really a "blush person" until recently, and this one totally changed me! Secondly, Rimmel sends me a lot of their makeup, including Wonder Swipe liners, so I have them in many different colors at this point. They're not what I'd consider an all-day wear, but they're perfect for lining the lash line for a little oomph! I normally save them for my work days when I don't want to commit to my black cat eye. This last round, they send me a deep green ("Out Out") with a slight sparkle and a white liner ("Yasss") that almost has an opalescence to it! Both are lovely and are easy to use.

Let me tell you about this new Chloe Morello Lip Icing in BonBon. I haven't been into pink sparkly lip glosses in a LONG time. But, something deep down just loves this ultra-femme hot pink with pink sparkles. Pixi sends me product often (and I love their skincare!), but this is probably one of my favorite lip glosses from them to date.

I have a million tubes of mascara. I bought the Milk Makeup KUSH Waterproof Mascara at Sephora because so many of my friends had been raving about the non-waterproof version. I have long lashes to begin with, but these just make them SO MUCH MORE. As a microblading artist, I spend my work day hovering over clients and looking down. Milk Mascara is one of the few that I've tried that doesn't transfer to my under-eye area!

For years I have been raving about the Milani Infinite Liquid Liner. It's my number 1 eyeliner. When I received this Cozzette Vinylise Eyeliner in a gift bag while attending The Makeup Show in Chicago, I almost threw it in the donate pile. I typically hate felt tip pens and have not had good luck with them on my hooded eyelids. I'm so happy I gave this one a try, because it's definitely giving my liquid liner a run for it's money. If you're looking for an alternative to problematic-af KVD tattoo liner, scoop this one up. In my opinion, it's far superior anyway!

I love this nail polish brand! They've sent me so many colors, and perhaps it's this season has been my favorite. Entity in Layered in Luxury is a deep hunter green that screams cabin and pine trees. Per usual, it has great coverage and shine. I think I may be so partial to dark green nails lately because they look so good with my new iPhone. I never thought I'd be a green person!

P A C I F I C A 
If you've been watching my Instagram lately, you probably saw that a couple weeks ago, I was invited to The Makeup Show in Chicago by Pacifica. I love their brand so I was really happy to do this! I had my makeup done and was treated to an amazing gift bag. My favorite parts? The serums (my goodness do I need to be more diligent about my serums!) and the eyeshadow. I ended up with Water Bounce Booster Serum, Glow Baby Booster Serum, Dream Shot Booster Serum, and Pore Warrior Booster Serum, which I have been trying to use in combination on most days before I start applying my makeup. With the dry weather, my dry apartment, my dry work environment, I've gotta say — I'm glowing. To top it off, the Cosmic Reflect Hemp Infused Eyeshadow Palette is so beautiful and pigmented. I can't believe it's under $20! Anyone who knows me will tell you that I'm a neutral eyeshadow person on most days — but this palette has me feeling otherwise. Bonus? Their Balancing Hemp Makeup Removing wipes leave my skin feeling so much happier than my usual baby-wipe-and-micellar combo.

I've posted about Prose in the past and was happy when they reached out to me again to try their newest product launch! I love the customization of their line, so when I heard that the new release was going to be dry shampoo, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. I think a lot of us live and die by our dry shampoo and I'm no different. My favorite part of this actually started out as being my least favorite part. It's a little bit of a learning curve, but this is not an aerosol can like we're used to. The pump puffs out powder dry shampoo for you to work into your hair, so be careful not to pump too hard! Otherwise, like me, you'll look like you had a Studio 54 party in your bathroom. With some practice, I was able to be more deliberate with it. Now I can use my dry shampoo to refresh my look and/or add volume with out that gross build-up feel. Take the quiz and try it out for yourself!

I actually received this Solu Sea Salt Scrub as a gift in the summer and went back and forth on it. Some days I loved it and some days I hated it. How does it make my hair feel? Great. But thought it was contributing to some dry scalp issues I already have. What solved my problem and made this a more likable product for me was drastically cutting back how often I use it. I went from once a week to one a month and now I can enjoy that ultra-clean hair feeling without overworking my scalp. A little can go a long way — just make sure the product is warmed up in your hands, otherwise it's a chore to lather and spread.

What have been your recent beauty favorites? Tell me in the comments!


Rimmel London, Pixi by Petra, Cozzette, Pacifica, Entity, Davines, and Prose are all gifts courtesy of the brands and PR agencies. Other items have been purchased at my own accord. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that support Mini Penny Blog!

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