Wednesday, 4 April 2018

The Make-Up Mix: March 2018

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So far, I've been pretty tame with my make-up in March, aside from that which I've been putting on for blog posts. Today I thought I'd share the beauty bits I've been religiously reaching for, focusing mostly on eye and lip products as my base routine remains relatively unchanged from the norm. 

For skin, I've been really enjoying using my latest Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. I currenly own this in two shades, the first being 1 Fair, which was previously the lightest in the line, and the new additional light shade, 0 Extra Fair. This shade is an even better match for my skin tone as it leans very warm and yellow-toned, and I find this works amazingly to brighten my under-eyes, chin and around my nostrils. I still prefer shade 1 for spot concealing, just because it's not as lightening. Long-lasting, creamy and full-coverage, this still remains my favourite concealer, and has had first place for the best part of six years.

Another long-term favourite of mine is also by Collection, and it's their Highlight & Sculpt Contour Kit. I bought this not long after its release a few years ago, and it's still my favourite kit for contouring. The highlight is beautiful and shimmery without being chunky and sparkly, while the contour shade is perfect for fair skinned girls like myself, as it's not too ashy nor too warm and orange-toned. At only £4.19, it really is a steal of a product.

For eyes, I've been really enjoying a couple of products. First up is the H&M Eyeshadow in Turmeric, a beautiful mustard tone that will see you through the warmer months as well as being the perfect pop of colour in your autumn make-up bag. I pair this with soft browns in the crease to add depth and dimension, and find it looks stunning without any other shades. It also makes a beautiful inner corner shade when you're wearing something like orange shadow, making for an awesome fiery eye look. 

The palette I've been raving about constantly is the Urban Eyeshadow Palette by Primark. It contains 12 beautifully pigmented shades, including two crease shades, two highlight colours and then eight bold, stunning primary and secondary shades, from aqua blue to burgundy to khaki. The mattes perform as well as the shimmers, and I'm impressed by how soft and buttery they are. Make sure to pop on a good primer underneath so that there's no fading or muddiness. You can see swatches of these shadows and the H&M one in this video.

Lastly, for lip products, I've been reaching for two liquid lips a lot. One is the beautiful Foiled Liquid Lipstick by INCredible Cosmetics, in shade '_we feel ya'. It's a stunning foiled gold liquid lip that glides on easily, and dries down quickly. I wore this on Christmas Day and it required minimal touching up - I was blown away at how well it lasted. It pulled a little peachy in my IG photo of it, but you can catch me wearing it in this video. My second liquid lip favourite, is one I talked about in my October 2017 Make-Up Mix, Spirit Lake by Mermaid Salon, an Australian beauty brand. I really enjoy the comfortable and long-wearing formula, and I can't get enough of this colour. You can see it on me in this video.

That's a wrap for this month's make-up mix, what products have you been loving this month?

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