Happy March Beauties! Spring is so close, and I can’t wait! I discovered so many lovely products in February, that I’m going to split it up into two posts. Today I’m sharing beauty favorites. I have lots of new skin care favorites, and will share them another day.
During a recent trip to Sephora I picked up samples of the new Dior Forever makeup primer and foundation. This line will be getting a review of its own, but if you like a demi matte coverage and have any redness or texture issues with your skin – try this! It works beautifully on my combo skin and covers acne scars wonderfully without looking or feeling heavy. It lasts all day without needing a touch up too. I have the shade beige 020, and it’s a perfect match. You can find the Diorskin Forever Perfect foundation and primer at Sephora and Macy’s.
The new powder foundation, Diorskin Forever Compact Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup, is the softest powder I’ve ever tried. It works beautifully on its own or lightly applied over the Forever liquid foundation as a setting powder. It provides great coverage without a lot of blending or effort.
LORAC POREfection Concealer offers great coverage that doesn’t get cakey when used over a redness corrector. These shades run very yellow, so I find it acts like an additional redness corrector.
LORAC Color Source Buildable Blush is another winner from LORAC’s Spring line up. I have Chroma, which is a dusty pink/mauve shade and Prism, which is a beautiful light peach matte. The entire line is beautiful, pigmented, and easy to blend.
I have not used much else since getting my hands on the Tartelette In Bloom Eyeshadow palette. You know I’m a Tarte lover, and this neutral palette is more useful than all of my Naked palettes. The four matte shades on the upper left are perfect for crease, transition, and under the brow bone. The shimmery taupe shade, Rocker, is pretty much all you need for a super quick pulled together eye look. The palette is also lightweight, but sturdy, and has a mirror. It’s going to be great for travel!
The Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting foundation surprised me. It has more coverage than I expected, and isn’t too glowy on my oily t-zone. I also experienced something that I never had with a foundation when I used it. My skin felt great during the day, and it felt like I’d been wearing a treatment or moisture mask once I took it off. It was so strange! This is my go to foundation on days when I just need to do a quick makeup look. It works best when applied with fingers or this brush from IT Cosmetics. Even if you have oily/combo skin, texture issues, acne or scarring, don’t be hesitant to try this.
The new Bite Amuse Bouche Lipsticks in Pepper and Beetroot are the most gorgeous dusty pink and berry shades. Bite can do no wrong with formulas, and the new line is just fabulous. Moisturizing, comfortable, with rich creamy color that last for several hours.
I’m not one for an Instagram contour, or 10 different contour and highlight products, but I do like a natural and easy look. The Pur Cameo Contour sticks couldn’t be any easier. A light cream to powder shade on one end, and a darker contour shade on the other. Plus they each come with a fabulous sponge that is almost identical to the Beauty Blender. (Dare I say I like it a bit more than the BB?)
I’m fussy about primers. I don’t like a heavy silicone formula. The new Laura Geller Spackle Treatment Soothing green makeup primer feels more like a lightweight lotion, with a little added tint for redness correcting.
My BFF Heather from Crazy Beautiful Makeup got me hooked on the L’Oreal Colour Riche Mono eyeshadows. She swears they are similar to the MUFE shadows, and I think she’s right! These pack a lot of creamy pigment, and I usually like to apply them with my finger because they are so soft. I have several shades, but Pain au Chocolat is a color I think every eyeshadow lover needs in their life!
The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops in lightening almost sound to good to be true. But they aren’t. They work, and work well with liquid foundations of several kinds. The shade isn’t a stark white, but more of a pinky off white tone. Add one drop or several to lighten your foundation to match your winter skin, or if you have trouble with the lightest foundations being to dark this might work too. The drops don’t alter the formula or coverage of the foundation at all.
That’s a lot of awesome makeup discoveries for one (short) month, isn’t it?! I can’t wait to share my February skin care favorites with you! I’d love to hear what your faves were in February, and not just beauty. <3