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March Favourites


March was a month where I once again did not have much money to spend on beauty so went for a sensible approach: only purchasing new products from brands that I already love.


Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation

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I am usually a high coverage kind of girl as I suffer from redness and breakouts, but after hearing Charlie raving about it, I thought I would break out of my routine and try something lighter for Spring.  This foundation is a demi matte formula so gives a gorgeous luminosity and, though it is lightweight, builds beautifully.

This has fast become my everyday foundation – the weightless feel lets my skin breath but stays in place all day.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer

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To compliment my new foundation I also picked up the concealer.

I always have issues with concealer under my eye creasing, but this one seems to stays put without drying out and blends into the skin easily.

As well as covering my constant eye bags and adding a subtle highlight it also helps to enhance the skins youthful appearance with ingredients Matrixyl 3000, green tea, Litchiderm and sodium hyaluronate. Though this is advertised as a full coverage product it is not quite intense enough to cover my angry blemishes but has been a dream at masking my tired eyes.

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Lipstick in Spiderweb

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Gwen Stefani has been one of my major girl crushes since the No Doubt days, so when I heard she was collaborating with one of my favourite makeup brands the excitement was next level. Trying so hard to be good this is sadly the first product I have picked up, although I do play with the samples of the palettes every time I am in a makeup department.

I simply couldn’t resist this classic Gwen red lip named after one of my favourite songs.

The colour of lipstick is impressively vibrant and, though it is matte, glides on smoothly and is not drying. As for the staying power, it does transfer easily but stays on my lips for an impressive amount of time especially when paired with the matching lip liner.

Lush Ocean Salt Self Preserving Scrub

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My skin was incredibly dry after a week snowboarding, so I popped into the Oxford Street store and asked for help. The lovely staff pointed me to this product which I was promised would both exfoliate and nourish my flakey face.

This smell of this product reminds me of summer nights and Mexican themed parties.

The ingredients include: lime steeped in vodka and grapefruit giving off fresh citrus scents, lashing of corse salt for exfoliation and soothing avocado, coconut oil and seaweed – a combination which has left my skin silky smooth and bright.

Lush Dream Cream

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This is a classic Lush product that I love putting on my skin just before bed.

My skin is sensitive and I always seems to have some sort of rash or irritation but this soothing cream settles it quicker than anything else I have tried.

The oat milk and rose water cools down any aggravated areas and are complemented by essential oils, chamomile, tea tree and lavender which add calming, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. After the lavender has helped me drift off into a dreamy sleep I wake up with settled and smooth skin.

This is my new monthly favourites format instead of just doing a video I thought I would give you a more in depth view of what I have been loving.

What do you guys think, do you like this style of post? Have you tried any of these products? What are your March favourites?

 

4 comments

  1. I’m glad you love the foundation, I couldn’t be without it now! Totally agree with thoughts on concealer. I need something stronger for spots but eye bags: be gone!
    Cx

    1. Emma says:

      I now need to know your travel beauty finds!

  2. erinniimi says:

    I absolutely adore urban decay eyeshadows but haven’t yet tried any of their skin stuff – I might have to try it out!

    Erin xxx
    islandbell.co.uk

    1. Emma says:

      You 100% should they have a stunning Spring/Summer range of base products out now too.

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