July Beauty Favorites

July Beauty Favorites Kindly Unspoken

Happy Wednesday everyone! We’re over the hump! I’m excited to be sharing some of my latest makeup faves with you today! I had to travel for work this month, which resulted in me hitting up Sephora for some wishlist items. I must say I’ve been very pleased with my purchases, and would love to hear if you all have tried any of these products. Let’s get right into it!

*this post contains affiliate links

1. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation– I can’t tell you how long this item has been on my makeup wishlist, but I finally splurged and I’m so glad I did! While I love my Rimmel foundation for everyday wear, I really wanted something that was longer lasting for special occasions and weekend looks, and this foundation comes highly recommended by so many people. And now I see why.

make up forever hd foundation

This makeup has such great coverage without making you look like you have a cake face, which is something I personally always seek out in my foundations. I love finding something that helps even out the skin tone and cover up any redness, while also maintaining a natural look, and this foundation totally does that. It also has very buildable coverage so you can go as light as you want or as full coverage as you want.

2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz– As I’ve said it many times, a good looking brow can make all the difference on a person’s face. This product is perfect for outlining the brows and filling in any sparseness and the shade blonde was the perfect match for me!

88800ca9a84a2adf2d81a5898784fdb2_best

The product glides on very easily and the little brush makes taming brows a breeze. The company recommends you pair it with the dipbrow pomade, but I’ve personally continued using my NYX brow pomade (much cheaper) and it works great! That’s just a little tip if you don’t want to break the bank in buying both Anastasia brow products at once.

3. Benefit Porefessional Primer– I have all you lovely ladies to thank for this purchase, it was highly recommended by many of you when I recently asked about primers, and I’m absolutely loving it! I have dry skin and I was really wanting a primer that a. would help make my foundation last longer, b. wouldn’t add dryness or make my foundation cakey, and c. would give me a flawless looking finish. Can I just say this product does all three of those things?!

benefit porefessional

The first time I applied it, I couldn’t believe how silky it felt on the skin, and also how easy my foundation glided on right over it. It also really lives up to the name and minimizes pores like a beast. It rocks you guys, so thank you for this one!

4. NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer– Ya’ll are gonna think I’m crazy but even though I was super duper impressed with all my high end makeup purchases this month, this lovely drugstore product which is only $5.99 was my fave! First of all, I’m not sure how long this product has been out but I seriously could kick myself for overlooking it.

nyx gotcha covered concealer

The coverage in this concealer is spot on, but the one quality it has that a lot of other concealers lack, is the ability to brighten the under eye area. Infused with coconut oil, the formula glides right on and gives the skin a healthy looking glow! Bye-bye dark circles and redness!

5. Conair Velvet Touch Paddle Brush– My old brush finally broke a few weeks back, but to be honest it was probably time to invest in a new one. I have the thickest hair known to man and most brushes get caught up in the tangles and can be quite painful. Thankfully, I finally stumbled across my new best hair friend, and this is it!

conair paddle brush

I was initially intrigued because it had the soft, velvet handle, but it boasted a tangle-free brush process so in the cart it went. I’ve now been using it religiously every morning and night and I love it. I swear the bristles make my hair softer! If you have thick hair, I truly recommend trying this brush out.


Are any of these products on your fave list too? Let me know in the comments!

P.S. Be sure and stop by the blog tomorrow for a new monthly collaboration with a great group of gals! šŸ˜‰

Happy Wednesday!- Cara

Linking up with Wonderful Wednesday, What’s Happening WednesdayPin Worthy Wednesday, Wow Me WednesdayThursday Favorite Things, Think Tank Thursday

Leave a Comment

 

86 Comments

  1. Stephanie wrote:

    I have the makeup forever matte foundation and love it, I bet that one is really good.

    Posted 8.11.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Oh, awesome! This one is more of a natural looking finish, but I bet the matte one is pretty too!

      Posted 8.12.16 Reply
  2. Rachel Lynn wrote:

    I’ve heard so much about the Anastasia brand, but I’ve never gotten into them. I have been in the market for a new brow pencil, though, so this would be the perfect opportunity to start! Thanks for sharing šŸ™‚

    Posted 8.11.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      You’re welcome! I’ve been using it daily since purchasing it! Love it!

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  3. Britt Hanson wrote:

    Have you tried the Wet Brush? Man alive, that thing is amazing! I’ve heard great things about the primer — I’ll have to try it out!

    Posted 8.11.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      No I haven’t, but I’ve heard three recommendations for it in my comments, so I may have to check it out! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  4. Jasmine wrote:

    I’ve been wanting to try Makeup Forever foundation. Especially the stick foundation.

    Posted 8.11.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It’s next on my wishlist! I love stick foundations, they usually have such great coverage!

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  5. Kim wrote:

    Great selection of items! I love the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz!

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Glad to hear you love it too!

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  6. Marette @ Floradise wrote:

    I need to try the Brow Wiz. I can’t believe I still haven’t!

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I don’t have a Sephora or an Ulta nearby (probably a good thing šŸ˜‰ ) so that’s why I put it off for so long, but I love it!

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  7. Crystal // Dreams, etc. wrote:

    I love the Benefit Pore-fessional! I don’t buy it much, because of how pricey it is, but when I use it I love it! šŸ™‚

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I’ve heard that the Maybelline pore eraser is a dupe for it, but haven’t tested it out yet. If it does, I’ll let you know because it’s only $6!

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  8. Courtney wrote:

    Great picks! I love that MUFE foundation but the stick version is my favourite! You should try it!

    La Belle SireneĀ 

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Yes, I think that will be my next big purchase! I’m loving that so many companies are coming back out with stick foundations! I used to love those!

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  9. Amanda Rinehart wrote:

    The NYX version of the brow pencil is an awesome dupe too! I love the ABH pomade but it IS expensive. Im DEFINITELY gonna have to try out that concealer, I’m always on the hunt for a good concealer. Does it crease up at all?

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      That’s what someone else said, now I’ll have to give it a try! I’m all about the dupes! And I always set my concealer with translucent powder, so I haven’t noticed any creasing at all. It actually feels really hydrating on the skin too with the coconut oil! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  10. Jessica wrote:

    I have been looking for a long lasting foundation – I’ll have to check this one out!!

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      A little of this goes a long way too. I literally just use a couple tiny drops and it covers the whole face!

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  11. Renee Alexis wrote:

    Nice! I wanna try the Anastasia Brow Wiz šŸ˜€

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It works great for filling in the brows!

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  12. Emelia wrote:

    You’re the second person I “know” and trust to review that concealer. I always enjoy reading reviews on Sephora or whatever site I’m on online, but knowing someone who’s enjoyed it is always better. I have a coupon at Sephora and definitely am trying it out! Great picks, that primer sounds up my alley too šŸ™‚

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I’m extremely picky about concealers too, so I don’t normally talk about it on this blog unless I absolutely love it! This one works amazing and I love the brightening qualities! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  13. Sarah @ Foxy's Domestic Side wrote:

    I use that same foundation love it! Long lasting and the coverage is great and totally buildable. And the brow wiz, use that too, so great! Currently on my wish list is the Kylie Jenner Matte lipstick, I need it!

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Glad to hear you’re a fan of those products! Ooo those lipsticks are pretty!

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  14. Emily @ Em Writes wrote:

    That Make Up Forever foundation is the best! I used it on my wedding day and it looked great.

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      So glad to hear you love it too! It photographs beautifully!

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  15. Sierra wrote:

    Great finds! I’ve been looking for a good concealer and now that I think of it, I think my sister might also use the NYX one as well. I’m going to have to pick this up. Beautifully Candid

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Oh, that’s awesome! It works great at brightening and covering up dark circles if that is an issue. (The struggle is real over here! haha)

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  16. Mistle wrote:

    I’ve been wanting to try that foundation out for a long time. I’ve heard it’s amazing. Hopefully soon I can give it a try. I’m super picky about foundations. Also love ABH products! I’ve also heard great things about the primer. My wish list for make up is always getting longer. Lol.

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Lol mine too girl! I’ve already added the Makeup Forever stick foundation to my list just from going through the comments haha!

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  17. Sarah @ Bows & Clothes wrote:

    I have really wanted to try Anastasia Brow Wiz. I have heard so much about the Porefessional primer and I really want to try it! That concealer looks super great!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It’s so hydrating on the skin unlike some concealers which are very drying. I love it!

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  18. Leslie wrote:

    So I have never done anything with my brows aside from waxing or plucking. Tell me more about this brow stuff you have listed. You should share a tutorial!

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      That’s a great idea, Leslie! I will!

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  19. lisa wrote:

    I received the POREfessional in a monthly beauty box, and it’s got to be my FAVORITE beauty product thus far.

    These are all great!

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It’s worth the full purchase I think! They always put them on sale around the holidays so keep an eye out! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  20. Taylor Mobley wrote:

    Love that POREfessional primer so much!

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I always thought people were just exaggerating but it really does work amazing! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  21. Tanya Dufour wrote:

    I need to try that Nyx concealer!

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It is awesome! one of my new faves for sure! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  22. SMD @ Life According to Steph wrote:

    I like the NYX concealer too!

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Awesome! I just happened to notice it on the shelf, swatched it in the store, and was like woah this brightens so well! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  23. Leslie S. wrote:

    Benefit’s Porefessional is one of my favorite beauty products. I love it! I may have to splurge on the Make Up Forever HD Foundation because i’ve got some outdoor events coming up soon and this sounds like it would be perfect for keeping my make up on!

    I’m a huge fan of NYX products, too but the gotcha covered concealer is something I’ve over looked, too! I’ll be on the look out for that now!

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It photographs beautifully too! A lot of makeup artists use it for weddings/special occasions because it films so well! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  24. Kristin wrote:

    I’ve had the same brush since 2012. It’s a wet hair brush, and sometimes I use a roundbrush when I blow dry.
    Maybe it’s time for a new one.

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      This one doesn’t tangle in the hair at all, which I love!

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  25. Kate @ Green Fashionista wrote:

    I’ve been wanting to try that MUFE HD Foundation, so awesome to hear it’s worth the splurge <3
    Green Fashionista

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Yes, definitely worth it. A little drop seriously goes such a long way too, so I think it will last for awhile! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  26. chelsea jacobs wrote:

    Ooh I definitely need to try that primer!

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It works really well. Makes the foundation just glide right on the skin! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  27. Rebecca Jo wrote:

    I have used a paddle brush similar to that for YEARSSSS … its my favorite.

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      So glad to hear that! You look like you have pretty thick hair too! It’s so nice once you find a good brush šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  28. Jessi Otey wrote:

    I adore #3! Benefit products are my fav!

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Yes, I need to try some of their other products too! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  29. Nadine wrote:

    I was a fan of the benefit’s pore sample I got and would consider purchasing the full size. I am totally going to have to track down that concealer. I need concealer bad these days! You have the opposite problem as me….I have the thinnest hair known to man.

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Around the holidays they have it on sale, so it might be one worth waiting a few months for! I always need concealer too, so don’t feel bad. It doesn’t matter how much I sleep, drink water etc. I still have under eye circles (thanks dad for the genetics lol)

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  30. Gina wrote:

    Love!!!! Porefessional is a staple in my bag! And I love the smell! I really want to try that concealer! Do you have a wet brush? My hair is incredibly sick too and it is a miracle brush! It’s all I use wet or dry now !

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I love the smell too! haha Yes this one is for wet or dry hair and it works great! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  31. Lauren wrote:

    I”m hoping to get to try that MakeUp OFrever foundation soon – I’ve heard so many good things about it! Great picks!

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I think you’ll really like it! Has such a natural yet buildable coverage! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  32. Erica @ Coming Up Roses wrote:

    I’ve got that MUFE foundation too and agree with you – I lovelovelove it! Fabulous coverage.

    Coming Up Roses

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I don’t normally spend that much on foundations, but it was well worth it to me! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  33. Pamela wrote:

    I really need to check out that Anastasia Brow Wiz! I’ve heard amazing things! And love Porefessional! Such a great primer! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      They both work great! I’ve been so impressed with the primer especially!

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  34. Ashley wrote:

    I couldn’t agree more– a well-defined brow makes such a difference!

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It really does! I always feel like a new person when I fill in my brows-haha šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  35. Candy wrote:

    Love your picks I need to find a new hair brush. Will be seeing if I can find one like you have pictured.

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I purchased mine at Rite Aid (drugstore) but I’m sure they sell them at Wal-mart too!

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  36. Lily wrote:

    I love both the Brow Wiz and the Porefessional! Such great products…have you tried the NYX Micro Brow pencil, it’s a great dupe for the Brow Wiz.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lilyļ»æ

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      No I haven’t, thanks for the recommendation! I’m all about great dupes! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  37. Andrea Nine wrote:

    I am in love with the make up forever line!! Love your product reviews!!

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      They are great, and I think my next big splurge might be the stick foundation one. Thank-you! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  38. Georgia wrote:

    Porefessional is my ultimate favourite primer!!!! Lovely post xo

    http://www.justgeorgiarose.com

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Glad to hear that! I’m loving it! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  39. Kim wrote:

    I’m definitely going to have to try that NYX concealer, it sounds fantastic! Happy Wednesday lady! XO-Kim

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It’s awesome Kim! I’m super picky with my concealers, and I was very impressed! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  40. melanie wrote:

    I need a good eyebrow liner. The one I’m currently using is too big. I need a thinner one. I’m going to give this one a try I think but I’ll need a soft brown instead of blonde šŸ˜‰ Such a great list Cara. I love reading your blog it’s always so well put together.

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Aw thanks Melanie! I love having you as a reader of my blog, and love following yours as well! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  41. Kiara Catanzaro wrote:

    I have always loved the POREfessional as a primer! Great picks, Cara!

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Yay! So glad to hear that!

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  42. Luna C. Lupus wrote:

    I have a similar hairbrush and I’m obsessed with it! Will need a new one soon, as this one is starting to give in, but it’s the best type of hairbrush I’ve ever had! Great picks! šŸ˜‰

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Awesome to hear that! Thanks!

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply
  43. Tawni wrote:

    Nothing’s better than the basics! I love all of these!

    Posted 8.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I agree! Thank-you!

      Posted 8.11.16 Reply