As mentioned in my previous post, I haven’t bought any makeup this month. Kind of…I exchanged some stuff at Sephora and ordered two morphe brushes during their FLASH20 sale. So like 98% less than I usually do. With this self imposed makeup hiatus, I had to dig out some old favorites. Not that I don’t have favorites that I stick to, but when you are constantly buying and trying you don’t really use the same things too often. This month has made me use several of the same items over and over again, so I feel like I can truthfully say I have some March Favorites.
So lets start with Primer. I have been using this combo religiously. The Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm and Benefit’s Porefessional. Y’all. Y’ALL. Let me tell you. My makeup doesn’t move. I live in South Carolina, and in March we have already reached high 80’s. And my face has stayed beat. I apply the Porefessional to my tzone and the Nivea every where else. Perfect combo for me!
Kat Von D’s liquid lipsticks are among my favorites. They are incredibly long wearing and not too incredibly drying. I accidentally ordered Exorcism when I truly wanted Vampira. But it was a happy accident because I love Exorcism, the color is so beautifully rich and opaque. Its definitely a bold color, but I love a stand out lip.
I may be one of the few that like a subtle highlight. I think they are beautiful I just don’t necessarily like it on me. Probably because I want my standout to be my lips, always. So even if the highlight color is bold, I always sheer it out quite a bit. Colourpop has an amazing formula for their highlighters and they sheer out great! This month I have been using Most Necessary, they describe it as a “soft copper with rosy gold highlights”. It is perfect for my everyday highlight and gives me the right amount of glow.
So, I knew I liked my NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation but I didn’t realize how much I loved it! I have been on search for a different foundation since December and finally decided on Makeup Forever’s Ultra HD. I bought it in early January and used it consistently up until two weeks ago. I had no reason to reach for the Nars besides the fact that I felt like it. And I am glad I did, maybe I wasn’t applying it well or was using the wrong brush but however I applied it that day gave me the most beautiful finish and I haven’t turned back since. I used my Morphe E44 brush and buffed it in.
And I had to save the best for last. SACHA! The Sacha Buttercup has been my ride or die since I got it late last month. Like I can’t even with it. The color is perfect for my skin tone and the texture is so smooth. It mattifies, prevents creasing, and highlights. I literally have nothing bad to say about it. I need about 50 more jars, stat.