March Favourites



I don't know where March has gone, it seems like it was only just the new year but soon it's going to be my birthday! March was not a big spend-y month for me for the most part as I've been saving for some high-end products as well as for holidays and all that. However there were some real stand-outs I'm going to tell you all about.


I wasn't lusting over this palette for ages or anything but it had been in the back of my mind for a while. I had a £5 voucher for Debenhams so picked up the Too Faced Natural Eye Palette (£32) on a whim. I didn't love it to begin with but now it's a go-to for me. The matte and shimmer shades are perfect for everyday, and whilst it's not that versatile, it's one I reach for time and time again.

This month I got the chance to try some MAC goodies through WAMO (post, review and swatches here) and the two I've fallen for are the Lip Pencil in Whirl* (£12.50) and Sheertone Blush in Blushbaby* (£18) (I like brown, ok?!) Whirl is of course the brown nude lip pencil that's rumoured to be in Kylie Jenner's stash. I love filling in my lips with this and just wearing it like that or layering another shade on top, as the formula is just so creamy. I also love Blushbaby, it's my perfect brown-pink neutral blusher for everyday wear. I can throw it on without thinking as it goes with everything and I love the subtle but build-able Sheertone formula. 


Overall I found the Max Factor Creme Puff Blushes (£8.99 each, review and swatches here) a bit of a mixed bag, however there were two absolute standout shades for me: Seductive Pink and Alluring Rose. These applied the best, had the longest-wear time and nicest colour pay-off from those I tried. I really like the subtle colour and highlighting effect of these. I was worried they'd look really glittery on my face but they actually don't. Seductive Pink is a really pretty peachy-pink whereas Alluring Rose is an interesting rosy-copper shade. I'm not sure that they're that similar to the Hourglass ones but it's nice to have a merged highlighting blusher range on the high street.


I also picked up Soap & Glory's Supercat Eyeliner Pen (£6, review and swatch here) in a Boots 3 for 2. I'd pretty much given up on eyeliner pens until recently as I'd had so many that ran out really quickly or just ended up coming out as a washed-out grey colour. However, Supercat is a super-pigmented eyeliner that's so easy to use and comes at a bargain price.


Another drugstore find this month has been the Revlon Photoready Skinlights Illuminator in Bare (£11.99). I've picked up a few of these but this one has to be my favourite (stay tuned for my thoughts on them). It's a really nice champagne shade, not gold but not silver, which is a rarity. I love how natural a liquid formula can look and this is definitely a great affordable one.

I've already gone on enough about this set so for my monthly favourites I've chosen my two most-used to represent the Zoeva Rose Golden Volume 2 Luxury Set & Holder (£55, review here). The ones I absolutely adore are the Luxe Cheek Finish (£11 for standard version) and Luxe Face Paint (£11 for standard version). The Luxe Cheek Finish works far better for me than the Sheer Cheek brush in the original set and between this and my Real Techniques Blush Brush, there isn't a blusher out there I can't get to apply nicely. It's perfect for when you want to pack the colour on with a subtle shade. The Luxe Face Paint makes contouring your cheek bones so smooth and easy. Not to mention the gorgeous powder nude and rose gold finish!  By the way, you could win this set or any other Zoeva brush set of your choice by entering my giveaway here!

In terms of skincare, there's been one product that has stood out: the Body Shop Sumptuous Camomile Cleansing Butter (£12, post here). I've been using this every single day! I didn't think I'd ever like a product more than their Camomile Cleansing Oil but this is even better. You simply take a bit, warm it between your fingers then massage it into your face and it melts away everything (including stubborn black eye makeup). It's probably the only cleanser that isn't micellar water that doesn't irritate my eyes and my evening cleanse has never been this fast.


A bit of a random semi-beauty-related favourite is the 'You Look Lovely Today' Alphabet Bags Canvas Pouch (£18). £18 is a little steep for what it is and canvas is hardly the most practical thing to store makeup in when you're as careless as me buuuut...it's just so cute! I love it! And actually I've found that you can easily spot-clean this with a baby wipe.


Finally, I'm usually a creature of habit when it comes to fragrances but I tried something new this month: Philosophy Fresh Cream Eau de Toilette (£32, post here). I was after something yummy and indulgent but a little lighter than my beloved Laura Mercier Eau Gourmande and this fits the bill exactly. It isn't quite as long-lasting but it's already a Spring staple for me.



What do you think of my favourites? Which products have you discovered and loved this month?


 


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76 comments

  1. Always wanted to try the Revlon illuminator, can't wait to hear what you think about it! xx

    Halcyon Velvet

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    1. I'd definitely give one of them a go - the 4 shades have most of the bases covered :) xx

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  2. Some fantastic faves there, really want to try the eyeliner from Soap & Glory, sounds like it might be worth a look :)

    Pams Stuff and Things

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  3. I felt the same way about my Too Faced matte eye palette, but it quickly grew on me and now I love it. I think Too Faced makes my favorite matte shadows :)
    RachelShuchatMakeup

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    1. They're so soft and easy to work with :) xx

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  4. There is literally nothing on this list I wouldn't want, though I just say that pouch won the jackpot for me. So cute!

    Allie | RainyAllie

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  5. I actually prefer Cleansing Oil than the Cleansing Butter, but butter is great to take with me on a trip/holiday since it's compact. I love oil for everyday use though. I hope TBS will never stop producing them!!!

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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    1. They're both great - I really like the oil too :) xx

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  6. Great favourites post! I love the look of the Too Faced Palette!

    Jenna | Jenna Loves Beauty

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  7. Such gorgeous picks. And as always, your photography is stunning. I'm such a fan of the camomile range too, so amazing :)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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  8. You've got some great products to share - I love the sound of the eye liner pen.

    Lauren | Porcelain Queen

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    1. It's the best I've tried from the drugstore :) xx

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  9. I love your favourites. That Too Faced palette is stunning! I've been tempted to buy it for a while now. I also love the new Zoeva brushes and Blushbaby is one of my all time favourite blushes from Mac. So pretty! x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. I'd definitely recommend it :) and we seem to have similar taste haha xx

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  10. I love all of your favourites this month! You'v made me want to go out and buy it all x

    Blushhx

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  11. Brilliant picks for this month! I recently tried the Camomile cleansing butter and I have to agree, its a beautiful product!

    alice x | beautybyalicee | bloglovin'

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    1. I don't know how I was getting my face off before I discovered it! xx

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  12. The Too Faced palette looks amazing! I recently ordered some Zoeva brushes and i must say i love them x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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    1. They're such amazing quality, right :) xx

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  13. I love this photo. Too faced eyeshadows are one of my favorites cause they are so easy to work with and these shades are gorgeus

    You can check out my favorites here:sparklygoddess.blogspot.com/2015/03/march-favorites-favoriti-za-mart.html
    Xx

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    1. I agree - it's so effortless to use them :) xx

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  14. Gorgeous photograph (I have the same background now). The Max Factor Creme Puff blushes are my favourite at the moment x

    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Those brushes are gorgeous!! That cleansing butter looks divine, I'll have to check it out! Great post :)
    xo Kiki
    https://colormekiki.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thank you :) definitely recommend both xx

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  16. Ooh I really like the Two Faced Natural Eye Palette, but I'm a huge fan of neutral shadows! Thanks for recommending WAMO by the way, I downloaded it the other day and have already won a SpaceNK gift set.

    Sarah xo | PolkaDotLemon

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  17. I love the picture you took! It's so beautiful. The Zoeva brushes look fab.

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  18. Great favourites, that palette and the brushes look lovely, and that makeup bag! :o

    Alex
    efflorescentdream.co.uk
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    1. The palette and the eye brushes from that set are the most amazing combination! xx

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  19. Amazing favs, I love and own all of them, I am so surprised in our similar taste. I love your blog!

    Lots of kisses!
    Cristina

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    1. Thank you lovely - great taste you have haha xx

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  20. I love the Max Factor Creme Puff Blushers! The Zoeva Rose Gold brushes look like heaven!

    Casey - ATopsyTurvyBlog

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  21. Is this a Homebase flooring ;) Everything on here looks amazing, absolutely love the Too Faced Eyeshadow. I wish I wasn't budgeting though so I could get the Max Factor blushes though xx

    Through New Eyes x

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    1. Maybeee ;) and there is a Boots 3 for 2 - might be justification haha xx

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  22. Blushbaby is one of my last month's favourites too! It's an absolutely gorgeous shade and good for anyone who's just starting out with blushes as it's so natural and sheer so you don't but on too much very easily. I really want to try the Max Factor blushes you mentioned next :)x

    Anu | My life as Anu | bloglovin

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  23. I also have been loving the Seductive Pink blush, it's so pretty! I'm really intrigued by the Revlon illuminator, need to swatch it when I'm next time in Boots :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. Definitely check it out - very underrated! xx

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  24. I really need to get involved with the Too Faced hype, especially with a palette as pretty as that!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. It's my first Too Faced product and I'm already after more from them :) xx

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  25. Really want the blushes! And the Revlon illuminator looks great :)

    www.emilyroseperrin.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. Lovely favorites! Your photography is amazing! Love everything you mentioned and I want EVERYTHING!
    That's typical me... I wish I could purchase it all and now :D

    Great post dear <3 Kisses from Budapest xoxo

    www.csengespoint.blogspot.hu

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  27. I want everything from this list! ahh. The Zoeva Rose brushes look so amazing in the picture, I may need to buy some x

    Olivia
    mycluelessmind.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'd definitely recommend them - and you never know you could win them in my giveaway :) xx

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  28. Great selection of favourites, it's reminded me to use my TooFaced Boudoir Eyes palette more often as it's currently gathering up dust. I'm also intrigued by the Revlon Illuminator now, I must check it out in store x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. I love the look of that one - next on my hit list! xx

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  29. Ohh now you're tempting me right back with your favourites haha! I really like the look of the Too Faced palette but am most excited to hear how much you love TBS Camomile Cleanser as this one appealed to me more than the oil and I'd been thinking of trying it - I def will now!

    Also, I've been struggling to choose which colour(s) to get from the Max Factor blushes - have hovered so many times, but Seductive Pink was up there so I'll go for that if it's your fave (I'd seen your other swatches but loved them all!).

    Nic xx

    StrawberryBlondeBeauty

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    1. Haha thank you lovely :) the Cleansing Balm is magical and I think you'll love Seductive Pink! xx

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  30. Yesssss I love everything here. Still need to get my hands on the Zoeva brushes!

    Vanessa // VNSX x

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  31. I want to try that Fresh Cream so badly, but at the moment the thing that puts me off is the "Eau De Toilette" label :/

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. It's not hugely long lasting unfortunately but still well worth a go as the scent is lovely! xx

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  32. Gorgeous favourites, the Too Faced Natural Eye palette looks stunning :) I’ve recently picked up the S&G Supercat eyeliner pen so can’t wait to try this out :) The You Look Lovely Today pouch is so cute :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. I hope you love the eyeliner as much as I do! xx

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  33. I REALLY need to get my hands on some of those max factor blushes!

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  34. I've heard nothing but good things about the too faced palettes - I need to try them x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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    1. Yeah this one really deserves more love! xx

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  35. Oh my, I love your choices of favourites for last month - some awesome products. I've always wanted to try that Too Faced palette, it looks so so pretty.

    Kristy | thevioletblonde.com

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  36. I love your photos, so gorgeous. That Too Faced palette looks like a really great natural/nude palette especially for a beginner. I really want to try TBS Camomile butter, i've heard so many good things about it.

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine // I’d love it if you entered my Blog Birthday Lifestyle Giveaway

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    1. It's really easy to use for beginners :) and the Camomile butter is just amazing! xx

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  37. That cleansing butter looks incredible! I've been on the lookout for gentle and quick cleansers for a long time! Thankyou!x


    Hana x
    rimmelsmudge.blogspot.co.uk

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