August Favorites and Oldies but Goodies

Lately I have been on a quest to find a foundation that would match or rival my MAC Studio Fix Fluid and be affordable. Right now with a newborn son I can’t spare the money. I always have to think twice because babies are unpredictable. You never know when you will need funds for an emergency or supplies. I wanted the same great coverage and wear ability as studio fix but without the heavy feeling or price tag. I went to CVS and they were having a buy one get one half off sale on Revlon products. I reached for the Revlon Colorstay without a second thought. It is the only foundation I have used that has given me what I need out of a foundation. I am a 400 caramel in combination oily. That caramel is darker than the one for dry skin and I think the formula is better. I love Colorstay. I won’t reach for anything else.
I recently ordered products from and I must say I am in love. Once again what I needed at a better price. I agree with the comparison of their studio blushes, eye shadows, and bronzers to NARS,  but there is a difference in the quality. The ELF products are more powdery where the NARS has more pigment. With the right touch they do the job. I also got a hyper shine gloss from their dollar line. Those are now also my favorite. I can’t imagine why I paid so much when I could have gotten the same effect with a cheaper product. I have never been able to say this before but I am satisfied with my makeup. It all does what I need it to do and stays where I put it. So in true Danyell Essence style here is my list of August Favorites.

Foundation: Revlon Color stay
Elf cosmetics face and eye studio line
Elf hyper shine lip gloss.
Maybelline Color Sensational in Bronze Pearl
MAC mineralized skin finish Natural
Elf brow filler and lift
NYC lipsticks in burgundy and Cafe
Sally Hensen Quick dry nail polish in cinnamon
Elf cosmetics eyelid primer
Elf cosmetics cool bronzeer
Oil of Olay Complete Moisturizer
Avon Pore Fection Cleanser