Hello there beautiful! Here are my favorites of the month 🙂
Boots No7 Beautifully Matte Makeup Base & Smashbox Photofinish Primer: Oddly enough I don’t like these primers on their own BUT mixing them together seems to work really well for me! The Boots primer is quite thick and pills when I apply it alone, and the Smashbox primer was kind of just eh for me and had been sitting around in my collection. Mixing the two makes it easy to apply and pilling was no longer an issue. I feel like any silicone based primer would work to mix with the Boots primer. One thing I think that has made a big difference in how this controls my oily t-zone is letting the primer sit on my skin for 5 minutes. I’ve noticed when I let it sit awhile before putting foundation on, the oils don’t start to show until a couple hours after the usual time.
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless 120 Classic Ivory: A favorite of the past few months! This has just been working really well for my skin type-the coverage is medium, love the matte finish, and it wears pretty well on me.
Wet N Wild Come Correct Celebrity Concealer Fair & Medium Beige: These concealers have really great coverage. I bought the darkest shade to mix with the lightest shade to get a better color match. They are thick but blend out easily with my finger, and I just need a little bit to cover up my dark circles. One thing I’ve noticed though is that it doesn’t play well with other face products-it tends to settle in the line under my eye when I wear foundation underneath it. I don’t have that problem when using it on my bare skin. Very weird. It’s not a huge issue for me though, I just wipe it off when I notice it happening and it’s fine from then on.
NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder Dark Brown: I’ve been bouncing around on eyebrow products lately, and decided to whip this out of my stash to add to the brow rotation. I think I orignally didn’t like this when I first got it, but I actually think its great now! I like that there are two shades, one darker and cool toned, one lighter and warm toned. You get a tiny spoolie and brush, and brow wax. The only thing I wish it came with was a mirror. Oh well, can’t have it all! I get bushy, more natural looking eyebrows with this kit. I like to use the little brush to apply the wax, then use an angled eyeliner brush to mix the two powders and apply it. I then brush it out with a spoolie. It’s very easy to use and I can fill in my brows quickly.
Elf Baked Blush Pinktastic: Although this says its a blush, it’s definitely more of a highlight shade for me. It is a pinky champagne color with a very silky texture. Super pretty on the skin!
MAC Craving (Amplified): I love this berry shade! Super creamy and easy to apply, and I find it to be very hydrating.
TV Favorite: Broad City on Comedy Central is hilarious! Love it so much. It’s definitely weird humor and a lot of adult themes, but I adore it. I can see why it’s not for everyone though.
Highlight of the month: The bf and I did a mini weekend getaway to Holland, MI. It was great visiting a new place and spending some quality time with him 🙂 The town was lovely-they had a cute downtown and they show off their Dutch roots everywhere. I just wish it were warmer so we could see their tulips, which they are known for. Maybe we will go back when the weather warms up.
What I’m Looking Forward to in April: I randomly discovered the band Hey Rosetta! on Spotify a couple months ago and liked their music so much! Much to my surprise I found out they were having a show in Chicago, at a bar that is super close to where I live! So of course I bought tickets. I’m so excited to see them!
What were your highlights this month and what are you looking forward to in April?