March Favorites

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It’s that time again! March is one of my favorite months because it’s my birthday month and because it marks the end of winter. I didn’t switch up my makeup much because I found some stellar products that I love so much that I didn’t even want to use anything else. These are all newer products to me but are now permanent staples in my collection.

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First is the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. I debated buying this palette for almost a year but wasn’t sure how much wear I’d get out of rose-toned shades. I finally broke down and purchased it using a $50 credit I earned at Ulta and I am so glad I did. I’ve used this palette almost exclusively since I bought it. There is a great mix of shades so you can create a neutral eye look, a smoky eye look, a shimmery pink eye look, or anything in between. The pigmentation is amazing and when used with an eye shadow primer, the shadow lasts all day without creasing or fallout. This is a great palette for spring and summer and a great addition to any makeup collection.

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As mentioned above, I always use an eye shadow primer to prevent creasing. My new go-to is the Too Faced Shadow Insurance. It is a skin-toned cream that neutralizes the eye lid and preps it for shadow. It keeps the shadow in place all day. It comes in several shades, but I like the original. I first got this in a small sample kit of Too Faced products and quickly became obsessed. I never apply eye shadow without it now.

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Next are two compacts from Marc Jacobs. First, the Light Filtering Contour Powder in Mirage Filter. This is a contour kit for anyone looking to get into contouring, which is all the rage right now in the makeup world. The yellow shade is great for setting concealer under the eyes. The brown shade is the perfect, cool toned shade to contour the cheekbones, jawline, and temples. Second, the Perfect Tan Bronzer in O!Mega Bronze. This bronzer warms the skin without being too orange or too heavy. It adds a nice sun-kissed glow which I often desperately need. Both compacts contain a ton of product and are well worth the money.

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My new favorite mascara is Benefit Roller Lash. I wore this mascara every day of March except for when I went out for my birthday, when I used Benefit They’re Real mascara which is insanely waterproof. Otherwise it’s been Roller Lash and nothing else. This is a new launch from Benefit and when I saw the brush I knew I had to try it. The small, curved, plastic brush is perfect for coating each lash. The mascara adds volume and length without being too dramatic. I can easily put on two coats, although any more than two coats and the lashes tend to get clumpy. It doesn’t flake but washes off easily. This is the perfect, everyday mascara for those of us who love our lashes.

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Last are my Sephora Cream Lip Stains. I posted about the red lip stain last month and how amazing it is. I’ve since added to my collection and they are all just as amazing as the red. I have (from left to right) 07 Cherry Blossom, 05 Infinite Rose, 14 Blackberry Sorbet, 09 Watermelon Slice, and 01 Always Red. These lip stains are great for going out when you don’t want to worry about your lipstick fading or smearing. The color payoff is amazing and you can wear them with or without a lip liner. These have become a cult product in the beauty world and Sephora is often out of the most popular colors, so if you can get your hands on one I highly suggest you grab one.

That’s it for my March favorites! I have some new products I’m playing with that are very promising so be on the lookout for reviews. Let me know if you have any product or post suggestions!

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