October Favorites

October Favorites

I can't believe that November has already begun and 2016 is not so far away. It seems like only yesterday I met new 2015! Well, October came to its end and now it's time to share some products I was loving in the past month.

I want to start with skincare. It's well known that when it comes to the fall and winter our skin starts being dry as fallen leaves. This year I decided not to save on the skincare, because I'm not 18 anymore and my skin won't become more plump and moisturized by its own. These products were saving me from skin "drought" in October.

Clinique Turnaround Revitalizing Serum (1.7 oz - 64$)

Clinique Turnaround Revitalizing Serum

It's a magical serum, which I bought about 5 years ago for the first time. This is one of those products I use over and over again. It's my serene harbor that gives sense of comfort and calms me. I put this serum only in the morning after applying some lotion to the skin, and it makes it fill velvety and moisturized. But at the same time there is absolutely no stickiness at all. And you don't have to wave convulsively with your hands to make face dry faster. It's a crucial point as in the morning the time vanishes like sand running through the fingers. There is no time for anything like this, because you've been already late, and rushing to the work in one shoe, shaggy, with a piece of sandwich in your mouth. That's why the speed of skincare product absorption so important in the morning. 

Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector (0.34 oz - 41$)

Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector

The name of this corrector speaks for itself. It's an eye cream with a metal applicator aimed to deal with puffiness and dark circles. For me having this kind of product in my life is very important. Huge dark under-eye circles just make my existence unbearable. It's fine to be white as paper, but bluish dark circles make me look like zombie alive. And let's be honest, it's appropriate only on the Halloween. I've been using Clinique Even Better Dark Circle Corrector for two month, and really like it. First of all, the consistency is not too heavy and not greasy at all. Perfect for morning. As mentioned before: the most important thing in the mornings is the speed of absorption. Metal tip awakens your skin, reduces puffiness and makes your circles less visible. Generally speaking, my love to this product is sincere and pure.

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate (1 oz - 46$)

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate

I noticed that in off-season period my skincare routine is missing out some face oil. As the feeling of stickiness on the skin freaking me out, I needed something light, but effective. There were a lot of good reviews on this brand on YouTube and I've been ogling Kiehl's for a long time now. And finally I decided to spend a decent amount of money on it. But as the smallest amount is needed for your whole face, I suppose it will last for a long time. It should be applied only in the evenings, after taking off all the makeup and dirt. I warm the oil up between my palms and apply with pressing motions. Now, it has reeeeeally strong smell of herbs, like in some exotic shop with aroma oils. But then it disappears, living very light and nice perfume scent. This concentrate is not greasy or gross; it has light consistency and lives your skin extremely nourished. One more awesome feature is that it doesn't make my face shine like disco ball in the morning. It awakens the skin, but doesn't leave a residue. T-zone doesn't shine and this makes me really happy.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (14 oz - 7$)

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

Apparently, everybody on the Internet has already sung praises of this water. It's popular worldwide: in America, Canada, England, and Europe. And there are some reasons for this admiration. I wanted to try out the micellar water "magic" for a long time and was curious whether all great reviews were true or not. And it appeared to be...true! This cleanser is the magic in the bottle! It takes off everything: mascara, foundation and even long-wear lipstick! And it is water, I mean, it feels like water..it’s like you're washing your face with water. It doesn't irritate your eyes and doesn't leave gross residue on the skin. It's such a pity, that we don't have Garnier in Japan. Now regretting that was stupid enough not to buy 10 bottles of back up while I was in Europe. 

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum (Vanille Clair) (1.014 oz - 17$)

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum

Oooooh I ADORE this one! This foundation also was found by me on the Internet, it had great reviews and I wanted to try it, but for some crazy reason Bourjois had left Japan and apparently won't come back. Why, Bourjois, why?!  While my vacations in Europe, there was a big cosmetic shop and there it was, beautiful and tempting. So I grabbed the lightest shade and never let it go. And again, it was sooo stupid of me not to buy a back up...This Mix Serum is gorgeous! It has a strong smell though. Well, it's fine with me. I like the fruity scent. This stuff smells like summer! It has light gel-like texture, very nourishing and blendable. For my combination to dry skin – just perfect. The foundation has light to medium coverage, but you can build it up if you want to. #onelove

Natasha Denona All Over Glow Face and Body Shimmer Powder (38$)

Natasha Denona All Over Glow Face and Body Shimmer Powder

I've already mentioned this product in my Natasha Denona Haul post and fell in love with this soooo hard and have been using it literally non-stop. The other day I was finishing my makeup and of course reached for the Face and Body Glow. And you know what? I hit the pan!

Natasha Denona All Over Glow Face and Body Shimmer Powder

It filled me with excitement and horror at the same time. When you hitting the pan, it's overwhelming and you feel like: Yes! But then you understand that your favorite powder is about to end, and you like: Nooooo! I thought that we with my beloved Face and Body Glow would have a long time to spend together, but oops...guess I loved it too hard:) 

Lumene Touch Of Radiance (8$)

Lumene Touch Of Radiance

I have very special relationships with concealers and highlighters. As you already understood the reason is in dark circles living under my eyes. Plus, having dry skin in that area completes the full set of "joys". I keep buying concealers and they keep disappointing me. But not this time!  Saw it in the video of one famous make-up artist, bought it and have not touched any of my other concealers since then.

Lumene Touch Of Radiance

They say on the Internet that you should not cry and get under the rain while wearing it, as you will have white streaks streaming down the face. But I'm not going to cry outside and not going to be soaked by the rain, so these reasons didn't stop me from buying this product. If you're going to cry, cry at home, where nobody sees you and judges for looking like a panda. Lumene Touch of Radiance perfectly hides dark circles and highlights the under-eye area. Besides the consistency is perfect, light and moisturizing.

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector (04 petal shimmer, 25$)

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector

This lip-gloss was tantalizing me for a really long time. I was constantly circling around the Clarins corner, tried out and smelled every single tester. This is an amazing product, but the price...after all; it's just a lip-gloss, not even long wearing lipstick or something. So I kept circling around it, until my best friend, who noticed my "dancing" moves, bought it for me as a gift. As it's a pricey one, I tried to refuse, but she didn't have any of my no's:) And now, thanks to her, there is one more favorite lippie in my collection. It smells delicious, like cotton candy. This Lip Perfector has creamy texture without any stickiness and makes lips look deliciously attractive. 

Dior Addict Lip Maximizer (33$)

Dior Addict Lip Maximizer

No doubt, everybody heard about this one. It supposes to make your lips more plump and sexy. I was always a little bit scared to use such kind of lip maximizers because of strong minty scent and weird sensations. Many of these just make lips look red, but not plump. Before buying this one, I looked through all the reviews and decided to get it with a discount at Duty Free.

Dior Addict Lip Maximizer

Thank God I purchased this stuff! It's amazeballs! This gloss really makes your lips look plumper and sexier. It's a little bit sticky, but stays on forever. At first Dior Lip Maximizer gives you weird sensation, but then tingling disappears and it feels like you're having a very tempting juicy lips.

 

That's all for my October favorites. If you love some of these favs too, feel free to leave a comment below. It'll be very interesting to know your opinion on these products.

October Favorites

XOXO

Alex