Sunday, 30 March 2014
March Beauty Favourites
Finally we are coming up to the end of March, and the clocks went forward yesterday evening in the UK (or should I say sprung forward), which means we have officially reached Spring- yay sun. So my beauty favourites this month are predominantly quite Spring inspired, though I have to admit I'd probably use them all year round anyway. My favourites are actually mostly new products that I've bought this month and loved/a general beauty staple I've had for a fair while now.
So first and foremost it's my Mac pigment pot in Vanilla. What can I say, I absolutely adore it. I know some people don't like too much shimmer and like matte eyeshadows or brow highlighters, but Vanilla is my absolute staple by far. Just a touch of it in the inner corner of your eye really opens it up and it's really nice and reflective from the shimmer. It's sort of a white creamy colour with pink shimmer/undertones. So goes really well if doing a purple smokey eye.
Next is a newbie to the collection-the Clinque Cheek pop in Plum pop. It's a really nice bright pink, with a slight shimmer not too overpowering. It looks deceiving from the colour that it would be really pigmented, but it's actually quite buildable, so you don't have to be too cautious when putting it on your brush. The slight shimmer means it acts a bit as a highlighter if you want a bit of a sheen on a summer's day.
This Max Factor Calorie 2000 mascara was my attempt at trying to find a cheaper alternative to YSL false lash effect mascara- which everyone knows is heavy on the purse strings and by the time you've taken it out of it's packaging excitedly undoing the lid for its first use, it's already dried out. Though the calorie 2000 doesn't lengthen or curl your lashes as well, it does have longevity and is really good at volumising and thickening. So definitely a good alternative when you feel a bit disillusioned with the bank loan you've had to take out just to keep up with your YSL habit.
Last, but by no means least of all, is the NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Mexican Rose, a bright fushia colour. As we all know matte finishes are a bit harsh for the warmer weather, so this is a perfect alternative if you want colour, longevity, shine, and high impact. This lip pencil literally lasts all day. Obviously it loses the gloss side of things, but the colour hugs your lips for hours, so really good for an evening out if you don't want to keep reapplying.
Have any of you used these products,if so let me know what you think of them!