my September beauty report (with Fenty Beauty, Boscia, Glossier & more!)

So many amazing beauty products came out during the month of September, you guys. Because I’m more interested in a natural makeup look and skincare, I’ve been focused on those types of products. I’m such a fan of products that simply make me look like the best, most refreshed version of myself, so that’s how this month’s beauty report leans.


For starters, I’m super excited about Fenty Beauty for so many reasons: the range of shades, the simplicity of the products, and the packaging. I’m usually a bit hesitant about product lines associated with celebrities, so I only bought one item from the collection to start with, the Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Yacht Lyfe… and I freaking love it. I’ve only ever used one other highlighter stick, but what I love the most about this one is that it’s got a gorgeous peachy-pink hue that means I don’t have to put on blush as well. This highlighter provides the perfect healthy glow look, even when I’m exhausted. I highly recommend it and want to try even more of the Fenty Beauty products now.

I also really needed a new eyebrow pencil because my old one had run out. I used it as an opportunity to try a new (to me) product, Marc Jacobs Beauty Brow Wow Defining Longwear Eyebrown Pencil in ash brown. I don’t really like to have heavy, dark browns on my face so I usually go for a light, warm brown shade to fill in. This color seemed a little light at first, but blended in nicely when I layered my Glossier clear boy brow on top.

Speaking of Glossier, I got my hands on the new Wowder and absolutely adore it. Finally a powder that doesn’t make me feel like an old lady. I love how it settles in and sort of blurs out any of my imperfections or redness. It’s sort of like a really, really subtle Instagram filter, ya know?

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I’m not very good about wearing sunscreen, but as I get older I try more and more to wear it. I tried out the Glossier Invisible Shield and liked it… but only ‘liked.’ It still has that sunscreen-y smell which I wasn’t really happy about. I’d say that’s my biggest complaint. Otherwise, the product is good. It lasts all day, absorbs quickly, and the smell even settles down.

I bought Milk Makeup Cooling Water on a whim. I think that day my eyes were really tired and puffy and I just wasn’t feeling great. This product is supposed to provide lots of hydration and even has caffeine in it to help de-puff eyes. I love the tingle that comes with it and that it makes my eyes look a bit more refreshed, but it also sort of feels like a superfluous product. I’m not sure I’d purchase it again, but for now I’m going to use it and enjoy that tingle.

Ok, I saved the best for last, the Boscia Charcoal Makeup Melter Cleaning Oil-Balm. This stuff is the TRUTH. I’m religious about taking off my makeup, but feel like I never can seem to get it all off. When I placed my Sephora order last month, I got a sample of this and will absolutely be purchasing the full size when I run out. It’s truly the best makeup remover for eye makeup that I’ve ever used.

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