March Beauty Favorites

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

March is such a fun month for makeup because it's the month I start to transition out of my winter makeup routine and start to incorporate more spring makeup. Here are the products I have been loving all of March.

Zoeva Coco Blend Eyeshadow Palette
I received the Zoeva Coco Blend Eyeshadow Palette for Christmas and I didn't start using it a lot until March. I had always had my eye on this palette for a while because of it's different take on a neutral eyeshadow palette. The eye shadows in this palette are really impressive because of their unique color selection and high pigmentation. My favorite shades are Sweeter End, which is a creamy champagne with gold shimmer, Pure Ganache, which is a true gold with an orange undertone and gold shimmer, and Delicate Acidity, which is a purply grey taupe with a shimmer finish. If you're looking for a new eyeshadow palette that is a good price, I would definitely recommend you pick up this one.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dirty Mind & Do Me Baby
I just want to first start out by saying why can't NARS pick more appropriate names for their makeup products? Come on NARS, I hate when someone asks me what shade of a NARS product I'm wearing and I have to say something pretty inappropriate. Ok now that my rant is out of the way, let me tell you about the two lip products I pretty much wore all of March. The NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils are some of my favorite lip products. You all know my love for NARS CruellaThe first color I have been loving all month is the shade Dirty Mind, which is a dark bruised plum purple shade. The second color is in the shade Do Me Baby, (see what I mean about the inappropriate name choices) which is a chestnut rose shade. These lip pencils are nice pigmentation and because they are matte they last really well on the lips.

Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil in Dusty Mauve
I thought the beauty community would freak out when Bite Beauty announced they were coming out with lip pencils, but the beauty community has been kind of quiet about them. I feel like no one has talked about them and I feel these new lip pencils deserve to be talked about. They remind me of the MAC lip pencils but a tad softer in texture. I purchased the shade Dusty Mauve which is true dusty mauve color. The lip pencil is pigmented, creamy, and long lasting on the lips. I really want to try more shades in the line, especially the dark shades. If you love Bite Beauty products as much as me or are looking to try a my lip liner, you must try the new Bite Beauty Lip Pencils.

Caudalie Grape Water
I suffered with such dry skin all throughout winter, I needed a hydrating spray to spray over my foundation and throughout the day to keep my skin from drying out and cracking. I've always heard such good things about the Caudalie Grape Water so I decided to give it a try and it completely saved my skin. I love this so much I bought the full size and it has become apart of my daily routine. What I love most about this spray is that it is so hydrating and has such a fine mist that it doesn't disrupt my makeup. If you have dry skin or just love face sprays as much as me, you need the Caudalie Grape Water.

Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer
Benefit recently came out with a light version of their iconic Hoola Bronzer, so I went to Ulta to see it in person and I was kind of disappointed. When I swatched the new bronzer next to the original bronzer I noticed it was very yellow with a hint of orange. As a fair skinned person I was completely ready to purchase it but instead I fell back in love with the original Hoola bronzer and I have been using it everyday since. The original Hoola bronzer is the perfect neutral tan bronze shade and will always be the superior Benefit bronzer.

Benefit Rockateur Blush
After breaking out my Benefit Hoola bronzer, I broke out my old favorite the Benefit Rockateur Blush and I forgot how much I love this blush. It truly is one of my favorite blushes and it is the perfect transition shade between winter and spring. This blush is a beautiful rose gold shade with a touch of shimmer. Rockateur probably has the best lasting power out of every blush I own. I'll put it on in the morning at 6:00am and it is still vivid when I get home from work at 5:00pm. If you haven't tried this blush yet, I would highly recommend it!

From Left to Right: NARS Dirty Mind, NARS Do Me Baby, Bite Beauty Dusty Mauve