Here are some products that I have enjoyed using most of July:
1. Urban Decay Naked Palette. This palette is so hard to find. It sold out immediately online and in most stores. It is not limited edition so hopefully once the hype is over, it'll be more available. It has 12 different shaded some of which are permanent and some of which are not available in the Urban Decay permanent line. There is a mixture of matte and shimmers and no glitter shadows. I love Urban Decay but I do not like their glittery shadows such as the likes of Midnight Cowboy due to all the glitter fallout. I'm happy to report that there are no shadows in this palette I wouldn't wear. Below are some pictures of this palette.
The packaging of this is just gorgeous. It's a soft chocolate velvet cover with gold letters. The palette comes with an Urban Decay primer potion. The primer potion is a great product. It keeps the shadow on for hours with no smudging, smearing or creasing. The only negative about the primer potion is the packaging. It's a small potion type bottle which is cute in theory but so much of the product gets left behind.
The palette also has two urban decay pencils in whiskey which is a pretty bronze brown color and zero which is a black. I have used Zero before and love it. It goes on creamy but stays on for hours without any smudging.
The two I have used the most from this palette are virgin and darkhorse (Virgin is the first color to the left and Darkhorse is the 8th color on this palette). Below are some swatchy goodness of these two colors:
2. MAC's 217 brush. I highly recommend this brush. When I go on vacation, and don't want to bother carrying too much makeup I can get away with carrying only this brush and a blending brush. It's fantastic to put shadow on. It packs the shadow on and it's one of the few brushes I have found to work well to put color on all over the lead but also on the crease.
3. MAC Mineralized skinfinish in Medium Plus. This is all I have worn during the month of July. With temperatures as high as 105 degrees, I can't bother wearing a liquid foundation. This gives perfect coverage and it's light on the skin. You can build this up and get the perfect flawless coverage.
4. Sephora Professionnel (it's really spelled that way =)Retractable Travel Powder Brush #51. I use this brush to apply my MAC MSF in the morning or during the day for any touch ups needed. This is perfect to put in your makeup bag mainly because of it's retractable feature which keeps it clean.