Monday, September 5, 2011

August Favorites

        August was a bare bones type makeup month for me. I didn't find much color inspiration and reached for the same things over and over again. As you can see in the photo above, I'm starting to make a dent in my NARS Grand Palais palette. The silver taupe has become the base color for most eye looks I do lately.

        My focus this month has been on eyeliner and mascara. I love the lasting power of my NARS Larger Than Life eyeliners. I also rediscovered an appreciation for my Bobbi Brown Gel liners. My experience with mascara has been lukewarm. I opened three tubes this month because I was disappointed with the results from the first two samples (Laura Mercier and Smashbox). I've been reasonably satisfied with an Estee Lauder primer and mascara sample so far. The poor mascara performance this month surprised me because many of my past mascaras have been great. This inspired me to search out and try new mascaras in the future.

My August Favorites:
1. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Ceylan
2. NARS Coconut Grove eyeshadow single
3. NARS Grand Palais eyeshadow duo
4. Bobbi Brown Expresso Ink Gel eyeliner - draws a perfect line.
5. NARS Larger Than Life eyeliner in Madison Ave.
6. NARS Larger Than Life eyeliner in Via Veneto
7. NARS Smudgeproof eyeshadow base - my new favorite eyeshadow base
8. Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Blondie Pink - a natural light nude pink.

August Favorites on my blogroll this month:
The Former Girl at Bar -Lexi and I are both on the hunt for the perfect mascara this month!
Steal My Heart Lovee has some serious MAC Semiprecious MSF eye candy.
Ebrushka's Makeup Bag has a beautiful selection, including her go-to MAC palette.
Raspberry Rouge has pretty peachy coral Chanels.
Beauty Vigilante 's first favorite post ever!
Kelly's Makeup Bag has the pretty MAC Dashing Lassies palette.

       Thanks for reading my August Favorites post! I'm going to enjoy the rest of my Labor Day weekend by taking a nap and getting back to work. Hope everyone had a great weekend =)

Love, Dovey.


  1. these look great! Coconut grove is on my list of eye shadows to get. I'm obsessed with browns!

  2. Great favorites! I'd love to try Madison Avenue - it looks like a perfect steel/gray! I have Coconut Grove & it's my favorite deep matte brown :)

  3. Hi Dovey! I love the taupe in Grand Palais and keep wearing it too :) Thank you for including my blog on your blog roll <3 I'm pretty sure that's a first for me!

  4. very nice this month looks like fabulous fall back items that deliver for everyday go to =)

  5. I've been loving Grand Palais lately, I decided to take the plunge with it after reading your post=) Love your favourites, beautiful

  6. Excellent favs. I would also like to try Madison Avenue. Your earlier review of Coconut Grove was so tempting, but I am afraid it would be too warm for me.

  7. HA! Yes, thanks for the shout-out. I think I will also revisit drugstore mascaras, too! There may be a hidden gem waiting for me to discover.

  8. Lovely favourites! I ordered Coconut Grove after reading your excellent review, so I'm looking forward to giving it a go when it turns up. I'm also tempted to get Grand palais too, the taupe looks gorgeous!

    Thank you for including me on the August favourites blogroll :)

  9. I need you to stopppppp, Dovey! I've been lusting after Grand Palais since your first post on it, and I don't even *like* how rosy shades look in my eye area.

    You just always manage to make the duo look so darn tempting! :P

  10. Love your favorites!
    Coconut Grove is on my wishlist, Sheer Glow is my favorite foundation and NARS Smudgeproof is my go-to eye primer.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  11. Thanks everyone for your thoughtful comments, they certainly made me smile. I'm glad I'm amongst a crowd of NARS lovers =).

    Sarah- you're welcome! I'm glad I'm not the only one addicted to that taupe.

    Lexi- I would love a HG drugstore mascara! Do report.

    Rae- LOL, I had a good laugh over you comment =P

  12. Once again another fabulous list of tempting goodies! Sometime I will break down and get that Coconut Grove shadow- I'm fairly sure I can pull that one off. The pigmentation is over the top!

    Hope your Sept. is going well! xx

  13. I always love your favorites! You give me so many lemmings! *shakes fist*

  14. Love your faves! Grand Palais looks stunning and like it'd be perfect for fall! I've been wanting Coconut Grove but not sure if I really need it since I have a lot of other browns? Thanks for mentioning me in your post, so sweet :)

  15. We love the same things - Bobbi Brown and NARS1

  16. Thanks Jamilla and Ebru =)


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