{Monthly Beauty Favorites} June 2011

June 30, 2011
Garnier Fructis Style Shine Glossing Spray
I have been loving this stuff. I just spritz some in my hand, rub my hands together then rake it through my hair and distribute it throughout. It gives my hair a healthy shine.
MAC Lip Conditioner Stick SPF 15
I happen to be a lip balm/chapstick fiend. I have every brand you can possibly think of. It’s a real problem. I generally have at least 3 in my purse at all times. But I’ve noticed that I keep going back to this one. It is incredibly hydrating and is the perfect base for any lipgloss or lipstick to prevent my lips from drying out or getting chapped. Plus, it smells like vanilla. 
MAC 109 Small Contour Brush
I don’t know how I went without this brush. It is awesome. Just the perfect size to apply blush on the apples of the cheeks. I find a lo of blush brushes distribute the blush in too large of areas, but this brush works perfectly and applies product exactly where you want it to go. It allows for better control of product placement.
MAC Powder Blush in Well Dressed
After seeing countless reviews of how great this blush color is, I finally decided to pick it up last month. And the rest is history. This has been my daily go-to blush and really is just the perfect everyday color. It leaves a natural looking pink on the cheeks with just a hint of shine. If you’ve been looking for that perfect shade of light pink, Well Dressed is definitely it.
MAC Strobe Cream
Strobe Cream is a classic makeup staple and should be in everyone’s makeup kit. I’ve been using it daily combined with my moisturizer to give my skin that healthy glow. I apply it before my foundation so that it has more of a subtle look. Sometimes I’ll dab a small amount over my foundation on my high cheekbones for an added glow. 
Essie Nail Polish in Bachelorette Bash
Love this color. It’s been on my list for awhile. It’s such a great, wearable fuchsia. Not too neon and not to close to being red. And it’s conservative enough for me to wear to work. I would check it out if you’ve been looking for a toned down version of bright nail polish for the summer.
MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque
Although I usually stick to my trusty Painterly Paint Pot, this one is perfect for summer to add a little shimmer. It’s a peachy, bronze-gold and isn’t too overpowering on the eyelids. I dab a small amount on my lids and just apply my usual eyeliner and mascara.
MAC Pigment in Tan
I fell in love with this pigment after seeing it on Moldy Fruit’s blog a while back and it has been on my list ever since. I’ve been using it all month and it makes the most amazing highlighter. I apply the tiniest amount on my high cheekbones after my blush and bronzer and it really makes my cheeks glow. It also looks gorgeous on the eyes, especially when paired with Rubenesque Paint Pot. 
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Sunny By Nature
This was a limited edition item from a while ago and I often times forget I have it. It makes an awesome bronzer in the summer and I use it to contour my cheekbones. I get bored with my usual Benefit Hoola Bronzer or NARS Laguna Bronzer so I go to Sunny By Nature to switch things up a bit. It can be too orange at times so I have to use a light hand with it.
Victoria’s Secret Island Escape Sheer Fragrance Mist
I cannot get enough of this smell. It is hands down one of my favorite smells ever for summer. It is light with just a hint of coconut and sugar cane. It just reminds me of the beach and I love the packaging. Victoria’s Secret really stepped their game up with their fragrances. 
What were your monthly favorites for June?