Hiya everyone, another month has passed by and it’s time to share my March 2020 Beauty Favourites! Considering what’s going on currently, I haven’t been buying much makeup, so I’ve been looking through my own collection and found favourites from what I already have!
It’s fun to shop your own stash sometimes, new is exciting, but I don’t want the makeup I own to just sit there. It’s also Spring and a change of season always excites me as I love wearing different colours. I’m realy into corals, peaches and light pinks right now!
Let’s get into my March 2020 Beauty Favourites… with one for the hair!
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Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Nude Foundation – £34 from John Lewis
As the days get warmer, I find myself wanting lighter coverage. I’m not into full coverage anyway, but I do like medium and light coverage foundations. This is so lightweight, yet you still get coverage. It’s also really long wearing and never looks heavy on the skin. You really can’t tell that you’re wearing anything with this.
I’ve had it for a while, I think I bought it last Autumn, and recently it’s become a go to. It’s so easy to blend and apply and I know I’m going to have a good makeup day when I wear this foundation. It’s advertised as a matte finish, but it’s not flat looking, it’s very natural.
I’ve never met a Lancome foundation I didn’t like and this is no different, if you want long wearing foundations that will suit any skin type, check out Lancome!
Physicians Formula Natural Defense Sheer Line of Defense Foundation – £9.40 from eBay (UK) or $15.99 from Physicians Formula (US)
Don’t even get me started on why we only get half of Physicians Formula’s line in the UK because it’s so annoying. I have loved everything I’ve tried from Physicians Formula and this is no different.
The Healthy Foundation is the only foundation we get in the UK (I love that one too!) but when I saw this pop up in my YouTube feed and watched a couple of reviews, I knew I wanted to try it. There’s a seller I use on eBay who sells loads of things we don’t get here and her postage is really reasonable, so I ordered it from the US and fell in love.
This is gorgeous! So lightweight, light coverage, beautiful finish and lasts really well. It also has SPF30 which is great for my pale butt!
It claims to protect from polution, blue light and the sun, but I obviously can’t tell if it’s having any effect on my skin in terms of pollution and blue rays. However, I like that that kind of protection is being added into more makeup products because pollution is everywhere and we are always on our devices.
If you’re someone who likes no makeup makeup, I would recommend this product. It’s super easy to apply and you can’t see it on the skin. It’s effortless and gives you that “I woke up like this” look!
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Concealer – £34.50 from John Lewis
I have done a full review of this concealer, but the love affiar continues! I adore this concealer, it’s stunning and so long wearing. Also, it’s the first concealer I’ve ever tried where I can use it on my breakouts and under my eyes. I normally have to use two separate concealers, but this has answered all of my concealer prayers.
This had a lot to live up to, since the foundation is such a cult favourite, but I’m pleased to report it does live up to the Luminous Silk name.
It’s lightweight, has great coverage and lasts all day with minimal, if any creasing. This has gone straight into my top 3 concealers!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – £38 from John Lewis
I have pretty much all the shades Hourglass do of their blushes as I love them so much. They’re probably my favourite blush formula ever, but right now, Diffused Heat is my jam. It’s the perfect shade for Spring. It brings your cheeks alive with a radiant, coral colour. I can see this suiting so many different skin tones and the formula is fool proof. It’s really buildable, so it never deposits a big lump of product and you can build the colour up as much as you want to.
These blushes are just heavenly, yes they’re expensive, but they’re worth every penny. They last all day and look glorious on the skin. If you want to treat yourself to a luxurious blush, then Hourglass is the brand I would pick every time!
MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush – £19.50 from John Lewis
Another peachy pink blush I’ve been loving is Peachykeen from MAC. It’s an oldie, but a goodie. It’s shimmery without being glittery and is a gorgeous peach colour with just enough pink that it doesn’t pull orange on me.
MAC’s sheertone formula is a favourite of mine, they’re smooth and pigmented, but also manage to be buildable. I do prefer a lighter blush that I can build up as I feel like I have more control. I loved this shade of blush last year and I love it again this year, I’m positive it’s going to be one of those blushes that becomes a life long favourite for me.
If you want a blush perfect for Spring, but don’t want to spend almost £40 on an Hourglass one, this one from MAC is fantastic as well. It’s long lasting and looks beautiful on the cheeks.
MAC Hyper Real Glow Palette – £36 from John Lewis
Apparently 75% of my March 2020 Beauty Favourites are from MAC! I’ve had this highlighter palette for ages now and I always find myself going back to it. It’s also my favourite palette to travel with as it covers all my highlighter needs.
It has a champagne gold, a rose gold and a bronze that I can actually wear on my skin tone. You can go light or heavy with these, they’re smooth and can be blinding if you want them to be! I prefer a more natural highlight and you can totally get that with these palettes too.
I think there are four different palettes you can buy, suitable for fair to deep skin tones. When I bought this one in Flash and Awe there were only two I think, but I’d not hesitate to buy another one though because these palettes are gorgeous!
Sephora Collection Rouge Satin Lipstick – €11.99 from Sephora
I have had great success with Sephora’s own brand makeup. I really enjoy it and I have quite a few of their lipsticks now. This is their satin formula and it’s really nice. I have the shade Let me Dream (01) and it’s of course… a pinky nude! You know me, I love a pinky nude!
This formula is very comfortable to wear, it’s a true satin, not too shiny and not too matte. I don’t like matte lipsticks as I have really dry lips and I just don’t find they wear well, but I can get away with a satin and this looks great on my lips. They have loads of shades too so you’re bound to find one you like!
MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Peach Blossom – £17.50 from John Lewis
This is the last MAC product I promise!! This is one of my original lipstick colours back when I literally owned one blush, one foundation and two lipsticks! I still adore this shade so much, it’s quite possibly tied for top spot with MAC Modesty. It’s glossy, has fine shimmer, makes your lips look so perfect and the colour is just stunning.
It’s a pinky nude with a hint of peach, but suits my colouring really well. If ever I’m in a rush or can’t find a shade of lipstick to match the rest of my makeup I go for this one. I do wear it a lot more in Spring/Summer though as it’s a lighter colour.
I can’t wear things that pull too orange as it just doesn’t suit me, however, I really like peachy coloured makeup. Some peach things pull too orange, but if there’s enough pink in it, I can wear it! MAC’s Cremesheen formula is also one of my favourites, it’s so easy to wear. No, it’s not long wearing, but it doesn’t claim to be. It’s just quick and always spruces your lips up!
Avon Deep Restore Hair Serum – £4.50 from Avon
I’ve been having real trouble with my hair recently. I have some health issues going on and it’s taking its toll on my hair. It’s been breaking and getting quite thin. I’m trying super hard to “fix” it from the inside, but I’ve also been using a few products to help strengthen it and help with the snapping (no it’s not from hair dye or too much heat, I barely ever heat style and my hair colour is natural).
I’ve changed my hairbrush, my shampoo and conditioner to biotin, collagen and coconut oil ones and I’ve been using masks, oils and hair serums. This hair serum is by far my favourite and it’s only £4.50! I haven’t ordered from Avon since I was a teenager, but I figured I’d give this a go as it sounded perfect for what I need.
You can use it on wet or dry hair and I really feel a difference in my hair when I use it. I just take one pump and smooth it through the ends of my hair, then let it dry. My hair feels stronger, softer and it gives a noticeable shine. I usually use it on wet hair, but I have used it on dry hair a couple of times. It looks like you have product in your hair for about 30 mins, then it sinks in. For the price though, I love this and I’m already nearly half way through the bottle.
That wraps up my March 2020 Beauty Favourites, what have you been loving?