October Beauty Favourites 2016


I’ve been a terrible blogger – I missed my September favourites… tsk tsk! In saying that, I probably didn’t have too much to share, so this month’s favourites will be a combination of things I’ve been loving in the past two months. Is anyone else excited for the end of the year? Christmas and New Years are just around the corner, and November is my birthday month! I’m working on a gift-guide, so keep an eye out. Now, let’s get into the favourites!


Sometimes I’m either early on a bandwagon, and other times I’m super late… there is literally no in-between! When it comes to the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation, I’m definitely late, and I’m also kicking myself for it. What pushed me to take the plunge was having the mega babe @Makeupby_Christina (look her up on IG!) do my makeup for a wedding in July and she used Sheer Glow on me. This is one stunning foundation, and you should try it out if you haven’t already! It provides a medium, semi-matte coverage that can be built to a serious full coverage. It’s the type of foundation I will reach for if I have a special event on, or if my skin is struggling and I need that extra bit of coverage. It photographs beautifully! I wear the shade Medium 3 Stromboli.

Onto some skincare, I’ve been loving is the Dermalogica Oil Free Matte Sunscreen SPF 30*. I’m so lazy when it comes to sunscreen, and always rely on the SPF of my foundation of choice to carry me through *shocked gasps*. That’s usually ok as I’m typically indoors most days, but recently I went away on a little holiday to Bali and I had to pack this with me. I have combination skin, so the name of this sunscreen is music to my ears. So, is it actually matte? Yep – it definitely is! It also makes for a great base before makeup. Oily skinned gals will love this for the warmer weather.


Early October I hit pan on my beloved Rimmel Stay Matte Powder and it crumbled into a million pieces. I was upset at the time, but this made me reach for the next best thing – the Kat Von D Lock-It Translucent Setting Powder, and boy oh boy, this powder is heavenly. Somehow it manages to: set my makeup beautifully, blur pores and imperfections, and keep me oil free for most of the day. Winner.


As I went to take this photo, I dug my fingernail on this beauty… *sobs quietly*. Moving on. I picked up the Tarte Amazonian Clay Exposed Highlighter recently, in my quest to own anything that Tarte names ‘Exposed’, as I love that blush so much. The highlighter? It is soft, creamy, incredibly pigmented yet it gives the most lovely and inoffensive lit-from-within type of glow. You can, of course, build up to a more opaque finish if you wish. I think this is the perfect “I-want-a-glowy-look-but-don’t-want-to-look-like-a-glitter-ball” type of product… and I love it.


My Exposed highlighter has been getting a work out, along with my Sigma F03 High Cheekbone Highlighter Brush*. This is my new favourite brush for the job! What I like about it is that it’s fluffy but firm enough that you can use it seamlessly with both pressed powders and creams. It’s synthetic, which I prefer. If you’re on the hunt for a new highlighter brush, then definitely check this one out.


I did a mini review on my Instagram @MissNewBeauty of this fab mascara I’ve been loving lately, and I stand by my initial thoughts. The Clinique Lash Power Flutter-to-Full Mascara* allows you to customise your look with the twist of the barrel – you can go from naturally defined lashes to super glam dramatic lashes. I love that this mascara offers so much versatility, you’re never stuck with just one look! The formula is fab, it doesn’t smudge, clump or flake. Sometimes I get very lazy with applying mascara on a day to day basis, simply because I can’t be bothered removing it at the end of the day. However, this Clinique mascara got me over that quickly, as I can easily wash it away in the shower with minimal effort. If you’re in the market for a new mascara, I highly recommend this one!


My partner went overseas for work in September, and when he asked the magical question “what would you like from duty free?”, I didn’t have to think twice! I asked for the Dior Lip Glow lip balm, but he quickly sent me a photo of a duo that also included the Dior Lip Maximizer, and I was sold! I had heard great things about this product, and I have to say it’s such a nice lip gloss! It plumps the lips nicely and smooths out any lines. It’s hydrating, non-sticky and makes my lips super soft. Yes, there are probably products on the market that achieve the same results and are nowhere as expensive, but I’m happy with this. I just have to keep it out of my everyday handbag or I’ll run out super soon!


I won’t rave on too much about the gorgeous YSL Mon Paris* perfume, as I’ve posted a full review here. Of course I had to include it in my favourites, as it’s been my go-to scent since the end of September!

What were some of your favourites this past month?

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  • http://www.theglamsurge.com Nicole Merza

    I’m definitely late on the Sheer Glow bandwagon as well.. So late that I still haven’t jumped on! I need to pick it up asap! So many people love it! Great favourites :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

    • http://www.MissNewBeauty.net Daniela

      Let me know what you think if you end up trying it! Thanks for reading Nicole :) x

  • http://lpagebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/ Leanne Page

    I love the look of the Sigma brush, I don’t actually have a proper highlighter brush so i think I should invest :) The tarte highlighter sounds amazing too, i wish tarte were easier to get in the Uk. I’m a huge fan of sheer glow, i was so late to the part with that one as well haha xx


    • http://www.MissNewBeauty.net Daniela

      This is such a good brush – another good one is the Real Techniques highlighting brush, which would also be a cheaper option and great starting point :) I’m glad I wasn’t the only one late to the Sheer Glow bandwagon! x

  • http://thebeautycollection.com.au Ash / The Beauty Collection

    Man, that Kat Von D powder looks dreamy! Will have to try it out! And I totally agree about the Tarte highlighter – it’s seriously heavenly, one of my favourites when I don’t want anything too intense… Love all of your favourites this month!

    • http://www.MissNewBeauty.net Daniela

      It is SO dreamy! I just posted a review on it – let me know if you end up trying it Ash! x

  • http://www.nicolesbeautybabble.com Nicole

    I am super late on the sheer glow bandwagon I still haven’t tried it! I always hear such good things about it. That sunscreen sounds bloody awesome (I am the same as you and really don’t apply sunscreen unless it is in my foundation). I really want to get the Dior lip maximizer and give it a go it just looks so luxe and pretty :) Great Favourites!

    Nicole xx | http://www.nicolesbeautybabble.com

    • http://www.MissNewBeauty.net Daniela

      Phew I thought I was going to be judged about the sunscreen situation haha glad it’s not just me! Something I have to work on, for sure :) And the Lip Maximiser is so worth the splurge! xx

  • http://www.maddiesbeautyspot.com Maddie | MaddiesBeautySpot.com

    Loving your photography Daniela! Do you use a 50mm lens by any chance? I am looking at upgrading from my kit lens :)

    NARS Sheer Glow is brilliant, it’s not super long wearing on me, but it’s my go to for events with photography and night time as it doesn’t have the flashback that Estee Lauder Double Wear has. It’s also the only foundation I own a Summer and Winter colour in!

    Maddie | http://www.maddiesbeautyspot.com

    • http://www.MissNewBeauty.net Daniela

      Thanks so much Maddie, I do indeed :) best investment ever! You know a foundation is a keeper when you have more than one shade! xx

  • Lucrezia Candelori

    Thank you so much for sharing these products, they all look amazing and I will definitely check them out as soon as I can!


    Lucrezia ♥ (http://www.lucreziacandelori.com)

    • http://www.MissNewBeauty.net Daniela

      Thanks for stopping by Lucrezia! I will visit your blog shortly too! :) xx

  • flowery

    Wow great favs. The Kat v. D powder sounds really awesome, need to try that.




    • http://www.MissNewBeauty.net Daniela

      It’s absolutely gorgeous! Do check it out Priscilla :) xx

  • CozyZen

    That perfume in the last post looks really good, how much was it?

  • http://tahanaleebeauty.blogspot.com.au Tahana Lee

    Happy Birthday Month! Mine is December! Such a great time of year for Birthdays! GORGEOUS faves! I am loving the sound of that mascara! AND the powder! I must give that one a go! I am in the market to try a new powder!! <3


    • http://www.MissNewBeauty.net Daniela

      Yay! Not long till your birthday month Tahana! I actually don’t mind having it late in the year, so much to look forward to :) I just posted a more in-depth review of the powder so definitely check it out, I’m in love with it! xx

  • Bernadette

    That tarte highlighter looks so pretty!


  • The Sunday Mode

    Sheer Glow will probably always be a favourite for me, that foundation + a beauty blender is my holy grail! I’ve been using it for around 5 years now and I’m still not sick of it.