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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

March 2018 Beauty Favourites

My favourite make-up and beauty products of March 2018

One: BECCA Sunlit Bronzer in "Bronzed Bondi"
This is such a beautiful bronzer! I often struggle to find a good bronzer shade to suit my skin tone but Bronzed Bondi, I feel, is my perfect colour (Milk Chocolate Soleil* is a good one too). BECCA powders are all of such high quality - so soft and creamy and incredibly pigmented, and this is no exception. It has a little bit of sheen to it for a healthy-looking glow, but isn't glittery and it applies and blends out beautifully with a big, fluffy brush. I used it a whole lot over the tail end of the Summer months and I could easily bring it in to the colder seasons too.

Two: Too Faced Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss*
Anyone who knows me personally just fell of their chair. I, Christie, lover of matte lips and avid hater of glosses... likes loves a gloss. I've spent years loathing the tacky feeling, smudgy looking, hair sticking to your mouth on a windy day inducing lip product that is gloss but upon picking up a few of these (because girl loves the Sweet Peach line), I may need to rethink my ways.. These don’t feel like a traditional lip gloss but still deliver that juicy, high-shine finish. They are not sticky-feeling in the slightest AND they're super hydrating - something that my forever dry lips very much love. The shade range is pretty decent - they cover the different hues of the peach spectrum wonderfully. I have the shades Papa Don't Peach, Peach Tease, Tickle Me Peach and they are all surprisingly pigmented - I'm not sure how the lighter shades sit it terms of opacity, but the shades that I have tried  do not look streaky and apply so smoothly.

Three: LUMA On The Glow Highlighter Stick in "Cashmere Casbah"
This is in no way a blinding highlight - if that's the kind of thing that you enjoy then chances are this isn't going to be your cup of tea, but for an every day, natural-looking glow, this is your jam! It gives such a beautiful, healthy-looking sheen to the face and it blends beautifully. It does not emphasise my texture, as many formulas do, nor does it look like a stripe on your face. I love it for "no make-up" make-up days, too.

Four: Models Prefer Soft Touch Mineral Powder in "Soft Focus"
Don't die when I tell you that I feel as though this powder is a pretty good dupe for Hourglass' Ambient Lighting Powder... I KNOW RIGHT?!?!?!!?!?!?
Of course, I wouldn’t say that they’re exactly the same but the similarities are too great to ignore, especially for the price! This powder gives me that soft focus effect that I've come to love from my Hourglass powders and gives off a beautiful, soft glow. It is smooth and soft to the touch and delivers a lovely blurring effect. Being a luminous (but not glittery) powder, my skin isn't left looking flat as it would with a regular pressed powder. I still absolutely love my Hourglass powder, but I save that for special occasions and bring out the Models Prefer powder for day-to-day wear.

Five: Clinique Cheek Pop Blush* in "Ginger Pop"
I had been eyeing this (not by any means new) blush for a while, but as someone who doesn't wear blush a whole lot, I was a little hesitant based on Australia's astronomical prices. I'm glad I finally bit the bullet because this blush is gorgeous! I personally prefer a more minimalistic approach to blush, so this formula is perfect for me as it starts off nice and subtle and natural looking but can be very easily built up for a more intense look if desired. You don't have to worry about picking up too much product at once and looking clown-like. I love the smooth, creamy formula - it blends like an absolute dream. My only issue is with the packaging and that's only for aesthetic reasons. I feel as though it looks a little cheap, but I have always said that if the packaging is your biggest concern, then you've still got a good product on your hands.


What products have you been loving lately?
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18 comments:

  1. So many pretty picks for spring! I love the look of the Clinique blush! So pretty :)

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  2. I have that lip gloss and I love it! It's such a pretty color!

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  3. Beth Shankle AndersonApril 11, 2018 at 4:27 PM

    Wow, I have to try the Too Faced Lip Gloss. I have a huge lip stick/lip gloss wardrobe that I love adding to and it sounds perfect!!

    Beth || www.TheStyleBouquet.com

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  4. Oo! I've never tried any of these products before. That blush & highlighter are both so pretty!

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  5. I haven't used any of these before. Love the colors of the lip gloss and blush.

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  6. Oh wow, you're right! I didn't mean to, but these are all pretty much Springtime picks. Funny considering I'm currently in Autumn here in Australia haha. x

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  7. It's SO good! Which shade do you have? I have three but I think I want more. :) x

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  8. If you're all about the lip products, then definitely get your hands on the peach glosses! SO pretty! x

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  9. They're both SUCH good products, girl! Definitely worth a try in Spring. ;) x

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  10. OMG how have I not tried any of these?! I have to check them out!!

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  11. Loving the lipgloss! I am a peach shade girl so I will be checking these out!

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  12. I love the products and personally my favorite would be the Becca Bronzer and the LUMA highligher, I think they are every woman's staple! :)

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  13. I'm going to have to check out that blush! My blush got destroyed in my luggage last weekend and is a powdery mess that needs to be replaced now. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  14. Oooooof, if you like peach, PREPARE YOURSELF for Too Faced's Peach glosses haha. x

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  15. For sure, girl! Both great products. :) x

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  16. Nuuuuuu! D: That's the actual worst. On the bright side, you now have an excuse to treat yourself to something new. ;) x

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