March was a good month for product discoveries, few products let me down but those that did have been given a special mention at the end, wouldn’t want them feeling left out : ) Firstly we have product favourites:
Illamasqua Bronzer Duo- Glint and Writhe- Beautiful buildable bronzer with minimal shimmer. Evokes a gorgeous glow, perfect for edging into summer makeup.
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation- I won't bore anyone anymore, I think enough has been said, but I really like this foundation on my combo skin.
NARS Eyeshadow Duo- Brumes- MAC has slowly been losing my affection and being replaced with the slightly more grown up and wearable NARS. I got Brumes in a blog sale and I am so glad I did! The colours are super creamy and pigmented and create a beautiful smokey eye. The grey/blue is subtly shimmery and the matte brown is easy to work with giving a slightly different wearable smokey eye.
NARS Multiple- Luxor – This is a gorgeous iced pink which is extremely blendable and buildable. I use this as a cheek highlight it gives me a lovely ethereal glow which looks like it ‘comes from within’. No chunky glitter or sparkle in sight. Slightly on the pricey side at £27.00 but worth it in my opinion.
MAC Lipstick- Color Me Coral- Perfect frosted pale coral, great for spring and with a subtle tan. Avoid all costs however if you don’t like a bit of 80s frost : )
NYX Lipstick- Summer Love- Good basic pink nude (verging on the darker side), creamy texture and fantastic price. I find myself reaching for this regularly when I want a subtle look.
Notable let downs of the month go to (ranked in the level of disappointment experienced):
1. Vita Liberata Silken Sun- When I picked up this product the packaging made all of the right claims; odourless, flawless, clean, sadly that is where everything right about this product ended. Yes there is no smell, yes it is flawless (by default) and yes it felt clean however this is due to the distinct lack of colour. I used this consistently for a week half a tube later and my milk bottle legs did not change one shade. Major product fail.
I have noticed on the website there is a new formula version of this product entitled ‘Warm Silken Sun’, however I feel slightly defrauded by the fact that I was able to pick up this old version in Boots for £12.00. Not impressed.
2. Revlon Lilac Pastelle Nail Varnish- Pretty in the bottle, streaky mess on my nails
3. Maybelline Dreamy Creamy Foundation- Looks PERFECT for two minutes and then slides straight off. Didn’t expect much so disappointment factor low : )