I mentioned in my last love list that I was only going to do these monthly round-up features when the mood struck me, as I don’t like posts to feel forced which was often the case when I felt I had to put together a featuring containing five of my favourite products. Consequently it was July of last year that I published the last one – I didn’t realise it had been so long! March was an easy one for me as there’s some very exciting beauty around at the moment, so it was actually a real struggle for me to narrow things down and I had ten products to start with.
Makeup wise I’m still the same as I ever was, loving pink lips, gently flushed cheeks and nude eyes. I’m having a total Max Factor moment lately as their Creme Puff blushers are just fantastic – I reach for them at every makeup session and my two favourite shades are Lavish Mauve followed by Seductive Pink. Lavish Mauve gives that beautiful, glowy finish that makes you look alive and healthy with just a few strokes – I absolutely love these blushers and I really recommend you check them out too. Here’s my original post on them which includes swatches of the full range. The newest shade in the Max Factor Colour Elixir lipstick range is called Simply Nude and it’s a magnificent pinky nude that’s extremely flattering – I won’t go into too much detail now as I’ll be reviewing it in full shortly, but it’s safe to say I’m melting through it at a rapid rate. Lastly in makeup is the joy that is the Makeup Revolution Iconic Elements palette. If you like your eye makeup to look natural and like shadows and contours then this is the palette for you – 13 amazing shades that will give you definition and a brightening effect whilst still looking extremely natural. Such a bargain! Check out my post with swatches here.
On to skincare where there are two things I’m really enjoying using at the moment, starting with the Murad Hydrating Toner. I’m a sucker for a hydrating toner as it is, and this one from Murad is brilliant at making my skin feel re-balanced. It’s especially good for when your skin feels tight (for me that’s always after a shower) as it relieves that feeling quickly and effectively. It also apparently Restores pH balance and neutralises impurities making it a great choice for tricky skin types like mine. Lastly, the Erborian Sleeping BB Mask is such a lovely, dreamy product that’s only supposed to be used a couple of times a week, but if I could afford to buy it in bulk, I would use it a lot more than that. It’s a lovely, creamy, nourishing treatment that softens and hydrates skin overnight, and I’d say if you’re combination, dry or dehydrated then you’ll love this. It doesn’t break me out and it’s like a big drink of water for my skin. Here’s my original post about the range.
Tania Jayne says
I’m loving my MaxFactor Creme Puff blusher & have recently picked up one of the lipsticks from this line. I’ve had my eyes on lots of the Makeup Revolution palettes but have never seen the Iconic Elements palette – I’ll be on the look out for it as it looks beautiful! Xx
It’s my favourite palette from the brand so far – just perfect for every type of eye makeup look xx
Isabel O'Brien says
Those Max Factor blushes are everywhere on blogs, they seem really popular. Hopefully there’ll be a 3 for 2 on at Boots when I next go in.
Fingers crossed as they are every bit as fab as people are saying – I absolutely love them! xx
My go to pallet is Naked Basics 2 as well. Love the colours in the MUR one, but the past few times I have used it, it bizarrely made my eyelids itch! Going to give it another bash as I love their products for “playing” with colours with- at those prices I can afford to take a risk & try a new colour. Xx
Wow how strange! Those are my two favourite all-time palettes, I just love them. MUR do some amazing palettes for playing – so do Sleek actually xx