March Favorites 2018

Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Aqua Foundation: 213 ($85 CAD)

The main reason why I haven’t been able to put this down since purchasing it is (1) the colour and undertone, which is perfectly light to medium olive shade to suit my very olive skin tone and (2) the finish: this is a moisturizing yet medium coverage foundation. Although i have relatively normal skin, I prefer moisturizing foundations but most of them are quite sheer whereas this maintains a medium coverage while not drying out my skin or emphasizing my lines.

koh gen do aqua foundation 213 swatch

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter Slimlight: Champagne Pop (discontinued)

Although Champagne Pop is discontinued, Becca offers slimlights shades Peal and Topaz that I would also recommend. The concept of a slimlight is great when used to brighten up the inner corner of the eyes, or even use as a cream shadow! When I first got this, I didnt know how to use it- it was too small for a face highlight (in my opinion) and the formula of this did not blend out that when over makeup. So, this collected dust in my makeup collection until I saw someone use this as an inner corner highlight and have not turned back. This is the perfect shape and formula to give my eyes a pop of light that no other product can really do.

Bobbi Brown Eyeshadows ($32 CAD each)

I know Bobbi Brown eyeshadows can be very hit or miss. Some shades are meant to be soft, light washes of colour but can come across as lacking pigment for many. These are the select few shades that are extremely buttery to the touch, blend like a dream and pack a lot of pigment. I can take the colours from a soft day look (using Beige and Taupe or Antique Rose on my eyes for the most gorgeous soft glam ) to amping up the vogue with camel or taupe and fawn. OBSESSED.

Bobbi Brown eyeshadow

left to right: Beige (17), Antique Rose (3F), Birch (0H), Fawn (9), Taupe (4) and Camel (5).

Marc Jacobs Blush Flesh and Fantasy ($57 CAD)

For people who don’t like to wear too much blush, I imagine you would much prefer this as it touches your checks with a soft and very subtle hue of colour. It gives your cheeks a lift and adds a subtle glow that looks so soft yet beautiful. The blush on the far left is a champagne glow and towards the right its a matte pinky peach shade. When swirled together I get a soft pinky peach finish with a sheen. I can see a dig in my pan and will run back to Sephora when this finishes.

Marc Jacobs Blush Flesh and Fantasy

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer ($35 CAD)

I’ll admit it took me a long time to come around to what seems like the worlds most famous concealer. For the longest time, I found that this was too cakey and dry looking under my eyes that was quite unflattering. Once I learnt how to use this (minimally and restraining myself to not setting it with powder) made the world of a difference. I can finally enjoy the full coverage benefit of this concealer that lasts all day. When applied in a conservative amount this works really well as an eyeshadow primer as well (which I thought I’d never say because I prefer light makeup) but this proved me wrong!

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder ($58 CAD)

These powders not only set my makeup but they truly do make my skin look flawless (it softens, blurs and highlights, depending on the shade you use, my skin all at the same time). For all of my dry skin beauties, this powder is your saving grace because it doesnt over dry your face despite being a powder and is truly traceless on the skin while still adding dimension.

MAC Select Powders ($42 CAD)

I love the formula of both products as the highlighter is not shimmery but has a beautiful glow and lift to it on the skin and the blush has the most healthy gorgeous sheen. For those who dont like glitter or sparkle in their makeup, I imagine you’d quite enjoy these. This alongside my Marc Jacobs blush is really all the cheek colours I have been reaching for this month

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