Looking back on the past month one thing has become blindingly apparent…I really do love no fuss beauty products. It should come to no surprise, after all, how often is it that you see me sporting anything more complicated than winged liner here on LSS? Though I do love to experiment now and then, my favourites will always be those that fit best into my daily, uncomplicated routine.

October Beauty Favourites - Life, Set Sail
October Beauty Favourites - Life, Set Sail

October Beauty Favourites - Life, Set Sail
The Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base and Instant Concealer are a duo that I have turned to so often this past month I’ve lost count. On days where I’m running errands or can’t be bothered with a full face of makeup, this is my go-to. I love that this simple combination brightens and perfects my skin in a way that feels very natural and me. For reference I use shade 01 (fair) in the concealer and 02 (champagne) in the base.

For cheeks I’ve been loving rosy, non-shimmery shades like the Stila Convertible Colour in Peony. This is the first I’ve purchased of the singular colours and I’m really just a huge fan of the product all around. Thanks to Scarlet & Julia for letting me pick some beauty bits off of their new site to try!

If you’re a fan of bold, matte lips this Fall, one product I cannot rave about enough is the Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick. All of the shades are fantastic, but I’m particularly fond of the orange-red hue that is Tilt. They are the most hydrating matte lip product I’ve ever encountered, which is very exciting for a girl like me who finds matte lipsticks to typically be too drying to wear.

After long fluttery lashes (who isn’t)? I’ve been head over heels for the Tarte Opening Act Lash Primer. Paired with my favourite Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara, my lashes have never looked so good! See it in action in yesterdays The Very Versatile Statement Necklace post. That last shot says it all.

Speaking of Make Up For Ever, the new Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation is definitely one to try if you are after a higher coverage foundation. You already know how much I love the liquid version (which has quickly become a staple in my routine), and the stick version is just as amazing. Because the coverage is so high I don’t feel the need to use it as often, but it’s definitely one I think every girl should have in her beauty arsenal. I will note that the liquid version feels nearly undetectable, but that’s not so much the case for the stick. Regardless, if you need that extra coverage, this will do flawlessly. You can also purchase a darker shade if you’re after a great contouring product!

Well, that about wraps up this month! What have been your favourite beauty products lately? Let me know!

xx -b.

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  • emily
    November 1, 2015 at 7:44 AM

    I’ve never tried any of these products before, but I’ve heard wonders about the Tarte lash primer! Planning to treat myself this holiday season 😉

    Emily // Lynde Avenue

    • Brittany Messner
      November 1, 2015 at 2:07 PM

      Let me know when you do, I’d love to hear what you think! xx

  • Katya Van Bick
    October 28, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    I love the Clarins concealer! It’s so lightweight! The Stila blush is such a pretty colour too!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

    • Brittany Messner
      October 28, 2015 at 11:50 AM

      Isn’t it wonderful! I don’t think I’ve ever used a concealer that covered so much yet still felt so lightweight. Love it 😉 xx

  • Angeline
    October 27, 2015 at 5:23 PM

    I’ve been hearing good things about the Urban Decay Matte Revolution lipstick so I might give it a try 😉 Also that Clarins base sounds amazing too! Love your October favourites, so many good things xx | An Amazing Giveaway Here!!

    • Brittany Messner
      October 27, 2015 at 7:15 PM

      It’s soooo nice! Both of those items are glorious. I think I’m doing to use up that Clarins base pretty quickly, it just works with so much 😉 xx

  • Marjorie
    October 27, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    I need to try this Stila convertible! All the shades look amazing! My favorite product, or trend, is definitely glowy skin so I love mixing a bit of liquid highlighter such as the Revlon one with my foundation (which is the Bourjois Healthy Mix), using a powder like the Hourglass Ambient lighting powder with a blush from the same brand, and THEN I use a bit of the Becca shimmering powder in Champagne Pop lol! A lot of light but I loved it this summer and I’m gonna like it for Winter too! 😉

    Marjorie | A HINT OF ROSE

    • Brittany Messner
      October 27, 2015 at 7:14 PM

      Yes! Love it. I do this with my NARS Copacabana Illuminator and the result is gorgeous. I’m also incredibly envious of your Becca powder. That stuff has been on my list for AGES! Keep on embracing it, I don’t think there is any reason you can’t rock the look in Winter too 😉 xx

  • Jordan
    October 27, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    The Stila Convertible Colour looks so pretty. I’ve had my eyes on a few of the shades for a while now! x

    • Brittany Messner
      October 27, 2015 at 7:12 PM

      I want them all hahaha…isn’t that just the way it always is? xx


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