I cannot believe another month has passed and we are now in April, time is seriously flying! March has been a very busy month for me, and having a spending ban has been seriously tough! I have managed a whole 31 days without buying a single beauty product – this is pretty impressive for me!
Most of this month because I haven’t brought anything I have been using what I have and I have found some amazing things that I adore and forgot I had, along with falling in love with some recent purchases from the past couple of months that I have been obsessed with!
L’Oreal Pure Clay Detox Wash see here
I brought this in February and I was so excited to try this out because I love the detox clay mask (full review of that product here). I love anything that is going to cleanse my face and really give my skin a good clean. I feel that people forget that you really do need to wash your face thoroughly especially if you wear make up on a daily basis.
I use this product around 2-3 times a week in the shower and it has seriously had an impact. I will be doing a review on this soon, so I won’t go into too much detail. If you love the mask then you will love the face wash. It feels feels lovely on the skin as soon as you apply it. You only need a little bit as a little goes a long way. This bottle isn’t going to run out any time soon! I cannot wait to carry on using it, I seriously love going into the shower sometimes as I know I get to use this – is that sad…?
E.L.F – Blush Palette in ‘Dark’ see here
I have done a review on this product (see here) I just can’t stop using it. I love it especially for day to day wear when I am in a rush, this is something I have been using non-stop this month. The shade I wear the most is the one in the top left hand corner (sorry they don’t have shade names!). The palette contains some beautiful shades and I LOVE that is has a massive mirror.
I seriously love this an awful lot – I have a few blush palettes but this is the one I am drawn to the most. I’m not too sure why I just know that if I pop one of these shades on my cheeks I am good to go for the day and I won’t look like a total idiot. Seriously E.L.F is a brand that is so underrated, it is such good value for money – go check out their website they have seriously upped their game.
Rimmel – Wake Me Up Concealer in Ivory see here
Normally I stick to my trusty Collection – Lasting Perfection Concealer, I lost mine this month and as I am on a spending ban I couldn’t pick up another one so dug out my other concealers and this one has really impressed me. I forgot why I stopped using this but I don’t know why I did because I love it. It seriously rivals my trusty Collection concealer.
It does everything I want it to, it covers redness and spots along with covering under eye circles but highlights at the same. Seriously – wow. I haven’t stopped using this all month even over my high end concealers it works with every foundation I own. Hello new concealer favourite. Finding amazing products in your collection without spending a penny is amazing!
NYX – Retractable Lip Liner in Sand Beige see here
So I love a bold brown lip. I still think you can pull it off in the warmer months, well I do anyway. I have had this in my collection for quite a while now I can’t even remember when I brought it but I LOVE it. I wear this sometimes on it’s own because the consistency and pigmentation is incredible or I pop a lipstick on top. I love the retractable lip liners because it saves you from sharpening it all the time!
It’s a lovely brown shade and stays on the lips all day which is perfect for me day to day when I don’t always have the time to top up my makeup throughout the day. I highly rate NYX lip products as a whole and I definitely think I will be buying more lip liners from this range – you seriously can’t go wrong for £5.50.
Anastasia Beverly Hills – Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette see here
I brought this in February and I am so glad I took the plunge and brought this. This is one of the only eyeshadow palettes I have used this month. It is so impressive, the pigmentation is amazing and all the shades are so blendable. The colours are out of my comfort zone but I have loved experimenting with this.
My favourite shades at the moment from this palette is Vermeer and Burnt Orange. You can create so many different looks with this I can definitely see why it is so talked about in the beauty world. This is the most expensive eye shadow palette I own and seriously one of the best. It rivals my favourite palettes from the likes of Urban Decay and Charlotte Tilbury. I am sure you will see me creating lots of looks with this. I recently featured this in my Current Everyday MakeUp.
Revolution – Ultra Contour Palette see here
Last but no means least a contour palette. Up until 3 months ago I didn’t contour everyday. I think because I was useless at it and I couldn’t be bothered in the mornings to try and make it work. Now, I am getting better and I contour daily without fail. Products like this really help because there are different shades and you can see what works for you.
I was actually influenced by my gorgeous best friend Nadia to by this and I am so happy she did. I am very impressed – the pigmentation is amazing and the shades suit me perfectly. This month I have mainly been using the shade on the bottom row second one in from the left. It is the perfect shade for me at the moment to contour with and makes my cheek bones look amazing. If you are wanting to delve into the world of contouring you should seriously try this out!
Have you tried any of these products? Let me know your thoughts on them and if you love them as much as I do!