Monthly Makeup Focus – September reviews

A flatlay photo of two eyeshadow palettes, eyeliners and lip products sitting on a marble background with flowers framing either side

Here I am again with another monthly makeup focus!  I’m really looking forward to wrapping this up in a few months.  Dedicating one post a month for an entire year for this project is fun but it also gets a bit stale after a while.  Anyway, on with the reviews of the products I used in September:

Lorac Pro Eyeshadow palette open-faced and sitting on a marble background

Lorac Pro Eyeshadow palette

Lorac Pro Palette

By far, one of my favourite palettes in my collection; it’s so versatile and I love using it in “Fall” (using quotes because we’ve skipped the whole darn season around here).  I’m not going to go on about how much I love Lorac as I’ve done that a lot lately so you can read my full review and see swatches of it here.

Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue palette in Fair/Light laying on a marble background with lip products and eyeliners framing either side of it

Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue palette in Fair/Light

Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Palette (Fair/Light)

Doesn’t this palette look so pretty?  And that’s why I bought it – I can rarely resist pink/mauve and purple tones.  Too bad it doesn’t perform as well as it looks!  I used this a couple of times for the eyeshadow (and hated it TBH) but mostly for the blushes (which I LOVE).  My biggest complaints?  The shadows are muted, muddy and lacking pigment and the gold shimmer shade lasts an hour or two before it disappears off my eyes.  Oh, and there are two very similar shadows (the larger pink shadow and the white shadow) which seems like a waste to me.  Thank goodness for those blushes!  I did a full review on this product – reference it here.

Esqido Gel Eyeliners in Brown & Black laying on a marble background with white flowers and an eyeshadow palette above them.

Esqido Gel Eyeliners in Brown & Black

Esqido Gel Eyeliner Pencils*

Although Esqido is known primarily for their false eyelashes, they recently released these new gel eyeliners and they sent me a set to review.  I definitely have some thoughts on these so I will be dedicating a separate review to these – stay tuned!


Bloomiss Blooming Gloss (Kissing Coral)*

Based in Burlington, Ontario, Bloomis is a natural organic beauty, skincare and aromatherapy product line; I was recently contacted by the owner, Crystal who asked me if I’d be interested in testing out a couple of her lip products. She included this gloss, described as “…a hydrating antioxidant-rich lip gloss that is made with premium rich ingredients to nourish and feed your lips.”

Out of the two lip products I received, this is my favourite.   It’s a comfortable, creamy and super-moisturizing gloss in a beautiful peachy shade.  It’s not at all sticky and just glides on smoothly.  I will be throwing this in my purse because it’s great for everyday use; it’s easy to wear and looks beautiful on its own or on top of another lip product.  Oh did I mention that it smells delicious – like vanilla cake if I had to describe it.  Definitely, recommend!

Swatches of Bloomis Lip Bud Butter in Poppy Peach (metallic deep peach) and Bloomis Blooming Gloss in Kissing Coral (a peachy pink shade)

Swatches: Top – Bloomis Lip Bud Butter in Poppy Coral; bottom: Bloomis Blooming Gloss in Kissing Coral

Bloomiss Lip Bud Butter (Poppy Peach)*

This lip butter is similar to a thicker lip balm that’s highly pigmented; it claims to be moisturizing, smoothing and silky and leaves your lips with a glistening glow.  I think the shade is pretty (a deep peach), but it does have a metallic finish so I have to ensure my lips are in tip-top shape (i.e. smooth, not chapped or flaky/dry) prior to applying this, otherwise it will emphasize any texture.  This has a pleasant minty scent and is packed with some great organic ingredients including castor oil, beeswax, cocoa butter and coconut oil to hydrate and protect your lips.  This is another great on-the-go product that is easy to throw in my purse and reach for when I want a pop of easy-to-apply colour.

Have you tried any of these products?  Let me know below!

*Received for review purposes but all opinions are my own

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