March has been a month of light bases, and bold lips. With the sun beginning to make a more frequent appearance in our lives, it’s time to bring out a pop of colour, but this doesn’t have to be in cliche spring neutrals and pastels.
I have been loving a light base this month, and there hasn’t been a day since I bought the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream that I haven’t worn it. It’s really wearable for work, a nice quick base for weekends but is very buildable, so has great coverage for those not-so-great skin days. I love the Healthy Mix Serum, but this has been great for my dry skin this month.
One of my recent posts was on the Max Factor Creme Puff Blushes, and boy have they continued to impress. ‘Nude mauve’ is wonderful for a subtle contour/highlight hybrid, and I haven’t really been using anything else on my cheeks this month. Perhaps my fave of the favourites this month.
Normally a powder girl when it comes to brows, I was sceptical about this one, until I saw Alix from I Covet Thee use it in a video. The Soap and Glory Archery Brow Pencil seemed a lot less complicated than I’d thought of other similar products, and decided to take the plunge. I have to eat my words on this one – it’s great. A perfect match for my brows, the nip is soft enough that it’s gentle to apply, but still hard so that the pigment sticks around. All in all – love, love, love.
I’m talking about deep reds and bright pinks, eye-catching lips that make your make-up pop.
Two of my favourites this month are lipsticks; both mattes (I’m sorry, I’m predictable), and both bright, but effortless. The first is MAC ‘Viva Glam I’, a Marilyn Monroe red with a hint of burgundy. As with other MAC lipsticks the longevity of this product is really good; it is a little drying but sadly this has to be accepted for that perfect matte lip. The second is a Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick from Bourjois, in ‘Ping Pong’. I’m not going to go on about this too much as a separate blog post is in the pipe-line – keep your eyes peeled! – but I will say that this made me, someone that has never really liked pink, obsessed with a bright pink lip.
I wasn’t originally planning on doing a hair category, as I don’t really use too much in my hair, but then I remembered these. I think I’d forgotten about them as they are holy grail products that I use without even thinking about it. If you have thick, tangly hair like me straight after washing it, you would love the Aussie Dual Personality Curl Definition and Soft Feel Serum. A very long name for a very lovely product, don’t worry! This is a hair oil that softens and de-tangles more than anything – I pop a very small about on the mid-ends of my hair and my brush will literally glide through previously tuggy hair. I’m not sure how much I agree with the Curl Defining factors, but it does tame my often unruly locks.
I’ve also been loving the Colab Dry Shampoo in ‘Rio’ this month, a product that I didn’t really rate the first few times I used it. I persevered, as I held complete trust in the lovely Ruth from Model Recommends, and I’m so glad I did. It’s not a product that you use and notice immediate effects, but I think that’s what I love about it. Because of this it’s very light, therefore there’s never the worry of looking like you have premature grey hairs, and you can also run your fingers through your hair without feeling like your hair is too full of product – yuck.
All in all it’s been a good month! I’ve found some new treasures, as well as rekindled my love for old ones. Thanks, March, it’s been fun.