March 2018 Favorite Makeup and Beauty Products!

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I see one disadvantage of having a project pan; It is really hard to get new favorites. I mean, I really like the products I am panning, but since I am working on panning them I don’t necessarily use them because they are my very favorites at the moment, but for the sole reason of hitting that pan. So my favorites for March are not that many, also because I don’t have time to use that much else since I am focusing on my pan projects lately. But some goodies I still managed to really enjoy this month!

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Colourpop Dream St. Eyeshadow Palette: I knew this would be a favorite almost before I got it in the mail. I mean, I knew approximately what to expect regarding quality, and I really like both the shade selection and the aesthetics of the palette. I was not wrong. I played around a lot with this and created a bunch of makeup looks with it (they will be released here soon). I won’t say too much in detail since I will have a review of it soon and I don’t want to spoil all the details, but being one of my favorite things in March I am sure you guessed the review will be good!

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This month I also had my first encounter with Wet N’ Wild. If you can believe that! This brand does not exist in store where I live, so I always had to order it online. I just never got around too it, but now I finally picked up some products I’ve hear people rave about, and I guess you already got that I quite enjoy some of them.

The Wet N’ Wild Photofocus Foundation was a hit for me. Medium coverage with what I would call a natural finish. Not too matte and not too dewy. The longevity was also quite good for being a drugstore product, and it did in the end face away gracefully and did not appear cakey or pathcy at any given time.

The Wet N’ Wild Megaglo Contouring Palette in “Dulce de Leche” was also a pleasant new friendship. I really like both the brightening powder and contouring powder. A bit loosely pressed, so there is quite a bit of kickback in the pan, but I found it so easy to apply and blend that I don’t care. My go-to for the last couple of weeks.

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I have many highlighter favorites this month. Maybe not that strange because this is a product category I did not add to my project pan, giving me the opportunity to play around with new stuff and old treasures alike. I really like the Colourpop In-Nude-Endo Highlighter Palette. The shades are intense and metallic, without the glitter. It gives a high-shine wet look to the face, and the color selection is really nice. I like this a lot better than their first highlighter palette “Gimme More” which is not bad either, but this one is next level fur sure.

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The Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara (in black naturally)  has also been a true go-to. I don’t like it as much as the L’Oreal Parasdise Extatic, but it’s not that far behind either. A very good drugstore mascara overall.

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It’s been a hot minute since my last Sigma Beauty encounter, but I was intrigued by the shades in this Sigma Beauty Chroma Glow Shimmer and Highlighter Palette. Just a bunch of multi-tasking shades (meaning they can be blushtoppers and highlighters alike as well as being pigmented enough to be used on the eyes). My very favorites have been Peaceful and Felicity. Maybe in particular Felicity because it gives a wonderful cool-toned pink glow that I have nothing else alike in my collection. I do enjoy the palette overall simply for the diversity of shades.

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Finally, when the day is over and it all need to come off, this has been a valued friend. I just take a small scoop and massage it all over my face and the makeup melts away like butter. A simple was with a nice cleanser is then all I need for a fresh face with no traces of makeup. Another K-Beauty hit!

What are your favorites this month? Do we share some maybe?

Hope you are having a wonderful Easter Vacation if you celebrate Easter.

XOXO

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Throwback Thursday Makeuplook – Sigma Paris Eyeshadow Palette!

The Sigma Paris palette was a limited edition palette released in 2012. It was a collab with 6 beauty YouTubers creating this palette deciding everything from the shades, packaging brushes and so on.

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The result: Very pretty! It has different 8 eyeshadow shades and 3 blushes. It also came with 2 brushes. One angled blush brush and one eyeshadow brush. I still have them both and they are still going strong! I find the travel size blush brush to be perfect for my face since I am quite small and normal sized blush brushes are a bit too big.

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I hardly use this palette, and I was surprised to realize it is actually probably around 5 years (I didn’t buy it upon release, but just when it was getting discontinued). The shades are really pretty, but as you can see there are none of those important basic shades in here, so I had to call for Urban Decay Ultimate Basics for some assistance. With her help I managed to kind of pull together two looks, and here they are!

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  • Sigma Paris Palette – Elysèes, Notre Dame, Eiffel, Triomphe, Versaille.
  • Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics – Pre-Game, Lockout, Blow.
  • Lancôme Volume-À-Porter Mascara – Black.
  • MakeupGekk Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro70, Bro10.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 405.
  • Ardell Faux Mink Lashes – 810.

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  • Sigma Paris Palette – Louvre, Orsay, Seine, Versailles.
  • Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics – Pre-Game, Faith, Blow.
  • Lancôme Volume-À-Porter Mascara – Black.
  • MakeupGekk Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro70, Bro10.
  • Ardell Faux Mink Lashes – 810.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Silver Jade

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One thing that is really nice is that every single shade is named after a monument or famous tourist attraction in Paris. If I ever go to Paris it would be only suitable to bring this palette, even though it it super big and bulky.

The blushes are really pretty too. Lumière is my clear favorite.

This is still possible to get your hands on for particularly eager collectors, but you’d have to expect to pay a bit more than the original 56$, which puts it in an uncomfortable price-range. Which it is not worth in my opinion. The shadows are beautiful, but the do have a lot of fallout and needs a good spray of fix + (or something similar) to get full opacity. So they do work, but they are not excellent compared to the standard we see now. I think a lot have happened with eyeshadow quality the last 5 year!

If you are lucky enough to own it, it’s a very pretty piece that well deserves some attention!

XOXO

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