Meet Megan

Asian-American, identical twin, California poppy, newlywed, public accountant, and professional wallflower. However, when you take that all away, I am a beauty enthusiast at heart

...and perhaps a bit of a shopping addict as well.

Also catch my monthly articles on The Beauty Vanity.

The Favorites: Volume no. 4

The Favorites: Volume no. 4

L'ete luxueux

Beauty faves are always a must and since I last touched base with you all, I've accrued quite the **luxe** collection. Therefore, I feel it's fitting to talk about some beauty products that are on the pricier side of the spectrum that are so worth it. 

First up, let's talk about the classics: Chanel, ooh la la. 

So I might have a bit of an addiction. However, I'm blessed to have received so many gift card redemptions at work lately, which have been funneling into my recent acquisitions of Chanel makeup. Chanel beauty is well worth the hype and the products themselves live past the pretty packaging. So far, I've picked up two products from the Les Beiges collection (the Healthy Glow Sheer Colour SPF 15 in No. 50 and the Sheer Healthy Glow Moisturizing Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30), the Palette Essentielle Ete from the Cruise Collection 2018, and the Poudre a Levre Lip Balm and Powder Duo in 410 - Rosso Pompeiano.

The Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Powder is the perfect bronzer for my medium skin tone. It imparts the perfect natural, glowy, sun-kissed look and is so effortlessly achieved. I really love the half moon shaped brush that comes with it. It makes applying the powder to my cheeks so easy. I use the healthy glow powder in conjunction with the caramel cream highlighter shade in the Cruise Collection 2018 Palette Essentielle Ete for a super bronzey glow. On days when I just want to do a fuss-free, simple makeup look, I will just dab the gold cream highlighter from the same palette onto my eyelids. It's my favorite makeup look to do lately — especially since with the time I save on my makeup, I can take Sunflower (my puppy) on longer walks.

The Sheer Healthy Glow Moisturizing Tint is super dewy, yet lightweight and covers just the right amount of redness and spots. At the end of the day when I remove my makeup, I find that the glow stays with my complexion. Some days when i find it to be a bit too dewy, I like to tone it down with a bit of Glossier Wowder, especially on the t-zone and forehead areas. 


With that being said, let's talk about some Glossier products that I have recently fallen in love with.

I picked up the Wowder Duo back in April and at first, I felt that the product didn't really help keep the oiliness at bay. However, after using it for about a month and a half, I would beg to differ. I love that this powder isn't too matte to the point where dry patches start to appear yet helps gives off a silky, soft-matte finish. The tint acts as a light mid-day touch up when some of the natural redness in my t-zone starts to peek through my foundation (this tends to happen since I prefer to keep my foundation coverage very light). 

One of Glossier's latest launches, Lash Slick, has been the perfect addition to my no-makeup makeup arsenal. This mascara is surprisingly lengthening and seriously smudge-proof (even though it's not waterproof). I've heard mixed reviews, and admittedly, this mascara does not hold a curl on Asian monolid eyes. But, it does lift my lashes, which is good enough for me. I'd take this over smudging on my eyelids, any day.  

Final mentions.

The last two items that I want to talk about fall within the realm of body and fragrance. I discovered Le Labo's Fleur d'Oranger perfume after receiving a sample in a Nordstrom order. I've always had a natural affinity for the scent of orange blossoms and this one really hit the spot. It's light and fragrant and just transports me to the warm weather seasons. I've been rocking this scent nearly every day and I'm still not sick of it yet. This last beauty product I purchased on a whim because Madewell's in-store beauty section is just so captivating. I've always wanted to try something from French Girl Organics and I decided to pick up this Body Silk Creme Du Jour because of the roobidos scent. I love the earthiness of this body cream. Further, it has a slippery, gel-cream texture that soaks into my skin in a pinch. I'm all for a body cream that hydrates, without aggravating body acne. 

Until next time, Megan


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