March was a total blur. I had fun celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, ran a pretty decent 5K race, attended a blogger event and hung out with some awesome people. It was a whirlwind month, but a lot of fun!
It’s funny how a month can pass in which you totally forgot what you did or wore. I completely forgot I used this palette so much in the early half of the month until I checked my notes (which I have to keep for favourites posts, or I won’t remember anything) and realized that I had used this palette constantly. Urban Decay‘s Naked 3 is one of those items where I really don’t know why I bought it. I’m not a pink person, I don’t salivate over rose-gold everything and yet… I bought it anyway. I probably got caught up in the hype of it when it first launched. But in reality, this is such an easy palette to wear that really doesn’t require outside help – even moreso than the original Naked (which doesn’t have a matte or satin highlight shade) or the Naked 2 (which has shades that blend together into the same shade), this palette offers you the opportunity to stick with pinks and taupes, but without demanding that you WEAR PINK.
And those pink-tinged mattes? Do a wonder of good for the crease and blending out shades.
Well this one isn’t any secret – I love this sucker. Make Up For Ever‘s Smoky Stretch mascara came out of left field when I was gifted it at a blogger event this past month and slapped me right across the face. Despite having purchased my beloved Clump Crusher this past month, I’ve barely touched it because I keep opting for the MUFE one. This mascara is incredible – volume, length, true black… and the wand pulls through my lashes in the most satisfying way. You can see my full review on the Smoky Stretch mascara here.
I feel like makeup lovers go through this eternal cycle of wanting to try new products, then they go back to old products they loved, and wonder why they ever stopped using them. (And yet, you know the next time something shiny and new comes along, you’ll drop that beloved product again!) Such is the case with the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundations I own. I added these foundations to my Use Up 2015 pile because I’ve had them for about two years and it was time to cycle them out… but since I’ve started to use them again, I’m wondering why I ever stopped. Healthy Mix Serum is a lightweight medium coverage foundation that smells incredible (seriously, like fruit). I picked mine up at Boots in Ireland a few years ago, but you can buy the brand at Shoppers Drug Mart here in Canada.
And to finish up the month, my favourite look was this one that I created for Prairie Beauty Love. It may be outside of most peoples’ comfort zone, but I love how well this turned out. I don’t normally get the opportunity to get this creative with my makeup, but I decided to just go balls out for this post and was super proud on how well this translated onto my eyes.
Onward into April we go!