5 favourites – March

This has been a very strange, very different month. For the whole world sadly. I’ve been working from home for the past 2,5 weeks, and let me tell you, I really miss going to work. I’m a teacher and I love teaching, but virtual teaching is not to be preferred in my opinion. But it’s better than no teaching at all. I haven’t written much about the current situation at all, and I’m not going to, but I have mentioned that I still get properly dressed and do my make-up every day to stay sane. In fact, I’ve actually been very inspired when it comes to outfits and make-up looks, and I have discovered some new favourites in those departments. So here goes; March favourites.

Topshop hoops

Flat hoop earrings: These flat hoops (I guess you can call them that) from Topshop has without a doubt been my most worn earrings this past month. I always love a good hoop, but there’s something I really like about these ones that makes me wear them all the time.

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Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation (shade: 100 Warm Ivory): I very rarely find new foundations that I like as much as my favourite Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation, but I think I like this one (also by Maybelline) almost as much as the Fit Me one. It’s the only foundation I’ve been wearing since I did my first impressions one it, and that says a lot.

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Jeffree Star Cosmetics Blood Lust palette: Another Jeffree Star palette, another winner. It’s really hard to beat the JS eyeshadow formula in my opinion, and purple is my favourite colour (and I’m loving purple eyeshadows at the moment), so this is just what I needed in my eyeshadow palette collection.

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MAC Glow Play blush (shade: Grand): This new blush formula from MAC feels like a mix between a powder blush and a cream blush. I’m usually not into cream blushes, but I love this one. The texture, colour, and finish are all stunning.

Luther tv show

Luther (TV series): Now that I’ve had more time on my hands, I’ve also had time to start watching a new TV series, so my boyfriend and I have started watching Luther, and we’re really into it (at least I know I am). We are at season 3 now, and it just gets more and more intense. If you like crime series, this is a good one.

Just as great

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. Orange and turquoise/teal look just as great together in a make-up look as they do in an outfit.

(Base: primers – Wet n Wild Photofocus face primer matte + MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base (shade: Radiant Yellow), foundation – Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation (shade: 100 Warm Ivory), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless pressed powder (shade: 90 Translucent). Face make-up: bronzer – Maybelline City Bronzer in 100 Light Cool, blusher – MAC Peaches powder blush, highlighter – MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Postmodernist Peach. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Jeffree Star Jawbreaker palette (shades: Virgin + Cone + Cute + Jawbreaker), mascaras – L’Oréal Paradise Extatic mascara + L.A. Girl Volumatic mascara (shade: Turquoise), eyeliner – LA Girl Shockwave Neon Liner (shade: Fresh). Eyebrows: e.l.f. Brow Pencil (shade: Neutral Brown) + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour lip liner in Allegedly + Lime Crime Unicorn lipstick in October)

Bleeding heart

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Here’s the make-up I wore Friday March 20. I wanted to create another look with the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Blood Lust palette, and I wanted to incorporate the red shade, Bleeding Heart. I was interested in seeing how it would work with the purple shades, and I think it worked quite well. This sure is a fun eye look.

(Base: primers – Wet n Wild Photofocus face primer matte + MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base (shade: Radiant Yellow), foundation – Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation (shade: 100 Warm Ivory), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless pressed powder (shade: 90 Translucent). Face make-up: bronzer – The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing powder (shade: 02 fair matte), blusher – the Balm FratBoy blusher, highlighter – Sleek Highlighting palette in Solstice (shade: Hemisphere). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Jeffree Star Blood Lust palette (shades: Your Majesty + Deviant + Blood Queen + Bleeding Heart + Take the Crown) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascara – L’Oréal Paradise Extatic mascara, eyeliner – Morphe Color Pencil in High Maintenance. Eyebrows: e.l.f. Brow Pencil (shade: Neutral Brown) + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Anna Nicole)

Green, blue & yellow

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I’ve never worn these colours together on my eye before, but I love how this eye look turned out. Doing my make-up and getting dressed brings me even more joy than usual these days.

(Base: primers – Wet n Wild Photofocus face primer matte + MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base (shade: Radiant Yellow), foundation – Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation (shade: 100 Warm Ivory), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless pressed powder (shade: 90 Translucent). Face make-up: bronzer – Maybelline City Bronzer in 100 Light Cool, blusher – Essence Satin Touch blush in 20 Satin Love, highlighter – MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Double Gleam. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Jeffree Star Alien eyeshadow palette (shades: Titan + Flying Saucer + Martian Soil) + Jeffree Star Blue Blood eyeshadow palette (shade: Ice Tray) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascara – L’Oréal Paradise Extatic mascara, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Eyebrows: e.l.f. Brow Pencil (shade: Neutral Brown) + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Essence lipliner in 11 In the Nude + Essence This Is Me lipstick in 02 Bold)

A slice of orange crush

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. On my eyes, I’m wearing some shades from the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Mini Breaker palette that I hadn’t worn before, but they seemed to match my dino shirt perfectly.

(Base: primers – Wet n Wild Photofocus face primer matte + MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base (shade: Radiant Yellow), foundation – Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation (shade: 100 Warm Ivory), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless pressed powder (shade: 90 Translucent). Face make-up: bronzer – Maybelline City Bronzer in 100 Light Cool, blusher – MAC Glow Play blush in Grand, highlighter – MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Postmodernist Peach. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Essence eyeshadow in 05 Granny Pants + Jeffree Star Mini Breaker palette (shades: Double Scoop + Orange Crush + Slice) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascara – L’Oréal Paradise Extatic mascara, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Eyebrows: e.l.f. Brow Pencil (shade: Neutral Brown) + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Coral Fixation)

Blue Monday

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Here’s the make-up I wore Monday March 16. It’s a terrible situation the world is in right now, but it’s not something that I’m going to go in to details about on my blog. My blog is still going to be about fashion and beauty. However, I’ve been working from home for over a week now, and I’ve decided to still get properly dressed and do my make-up, even though I have nowhere to go. That also means that I can have a bit of fun with more unusual lip colours, so last Monday I went for metallic blue.

(Base: primer – Wet n Wild Photofocus face primer matte, foundation – Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation (shade: 100 Warm Ivory), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless pressed powder (shade: 90 Translucent). Face make-up: bronzer – Physicians Formula Butter bronzer (shade: Light), blusher – MAC Peaches powder blush, highlighter – MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Cold Comfort. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Jeffree Star Blue Blood eyeshadow palette (shades: Wealthy + Celebrity Skin + Deseased) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascara – L’Oréal Paradise Extatic mascara, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Eyebrows: e.l.f. Brow Pencil (shade: Neutral Brown) + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Essence Invisible Kiss transparent lipliner in 01 Multitalent Wonder + MAC Designer Blue lipstick)

First impressions: Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation

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As I wrote in my latest make-up haul, I’ve tried out the Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation, and I wrote down my first impressions, so here goes.

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This picture was taking right after I’d applied the foundation (shade: 100 Warm Ivory). I’m wearing my go-to primer combo underneath (Wet n Wild Photofocus face primer matte + MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base in the shade Radiant Yellow); it wouldn’t be a fair test otherwise since I always prime first. I’m also wearing concealer underneath my eyes and to cover up the worst spots (MAC Pro Longwear concealer in the shade NC20 + L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer in the shade 322 Ivory). And now on to the foundation. It blended in beautifully to the skin with a sponge, and it lives up to its claims of being full coverage and lightweight; it really feels like nothing on the skin. The concealers blended in very nicely with the foundation as well. It has a slightly dewy finish which looks very pretty, and my skin shines through in the best way possible meaning it doesn’t look cakey. The foundation contains SPF 50 which you can initially smell, but the scent goes away quickly. I wore the foundation for about 10,5 hours, and it still looked great at the end of the day. In conclusion, I really like this foundation. I like it so much that it has been all I’ve worn since the day I tested it.