Another month, another top five! As the weather gets warmer, I’m slowly moving towards more playful looks and lighter products so here’s my top five favorite products for March!
Tarte “Lights Camera Lashes” mascara ($10) – For the last year or so, Benefit’s “They’re Real” mascara has been my main man, but oh goodness, I think this stunning mascara from Tarte may have knocked Benefit out of first place. Aside from the fact that this one is actually easy to remove, the Tarte mascara is lengthening and volumizing without looking clumpy and makes my lashes look full and bushy in the absolute best way possible. Bonus: Tarte sells a half-size deluxe sample for half the price, which is one of my favorite budget beauty money savers. Mascara expires quickly so I always try to buy mini or deluxe sample sizes to save some money and waste less product.
Tarte Blush in Mirage – I hate to do this to you guys and talk about an LE product, but I can’t help it. This beautiful peachy pink blush was part of the “Pigment of Imagination” deluxe cheek set and is no longer available, but damn do I love this thing. It’s not a super unique color and there are plenty of dupes out there, but I am so in love with the stunning quality of Tarte blushes. Their blushes are super buildable but easy to sheer out too, so I reach for this for everything from “no makeup” looks to fancy occasions.
Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter ($18) – I got this highlighting pencil in one of my ipsy bags, and I reach for it constantly. I use it in place of a liquid concealer to highlight around my brows and also in my waterline to help open up my eyes a bit more. For ladies that wear glasses, defined brows are a must or they can get lost behind the frames, and for glasses with thick frames or lenses that make your eyes look smaller, a bright white or nude in the waterline does wonders for making your eyes look big and bright.
Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in Pure Hollywood ($20, Macy’s) – This Macy’s exclusive is the perfect cool-toned peachy nude and I love the ABH liquid lipstick formula. It’s less drying than some others, but still lasts for hours. You can read more about ABH liquid lipsticks and some of my other favorites in my liquid lipstick product highlight post.
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Singles ($5.99) – I love my Makeup Geek shadows, I love the price and the quality and that I can just toss them in a z-palette. There’s about 17 in my z-palette now, but I’ve been particularly drawn to two shades lately – Barcelona Beach, a matte medium sand that is absolutely perfect for filling in my brows and Cosmopolitan, a shimmery rose gold that makes for a killer inner corner highlight and smudged on the lower lash line.