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March Buys

Since march is almost gone, I wanted to do a collective review on all the beauty products that I bought this sunny month. Prepare for a picture heavy post with sparkles, popcorn and flecks of gold.

9 to 5 Cleansing Lotion by Lush

The first product I bought was one I actually needed for a change. I had run out of my Klorane make-up remover and was desperate for a new product. Since I had already tried a few samples of 9 to 5, I knew that this would be a worthy replacement. This lotion removes my makeup gently and doesn’t leave an annoying film on my skin. To me, this is a trustworthy basic cleansing lotion. A tad boring maybe, but it does the job with grace.

Let The Good Time Roll by Lush

In that same trip to Lush, I stumbled upon Let The Good Times Roll. For some reason I thought that this products was a Christmas LE but it turns out that they sell it the whole year round. Aren’t we lucky! LTGTR is a cleanser/scrub with bits of corn, popcorn, polenta and cinnamon. It is different from regular cleansers since it doesn’t contain water. LTGTR has the consistency of firm cookie dough and happens to smell like it as well. I could smell this product all day…

You are supposed to take a little piece of the product and mix it well with a bit of water (make sure that the water doesn’t get in the tub!). You then get a soft scrub that you rub onto wet skin with luke warm water. After a good scrub you take it off with a washcloth. It leaves a soft layer of corn oil. If you don’t like the oil layer, you can take it off with a toner or hot water. I personally love the layer that it leaves, especially in the evening. It works well under my moisturizer and makes my skin feel soft as never before.

 Coverall Cream Foundation by Wet n Wild

I placed an order online to get my hands on some products that I cannot buy in stores here in Belgium. Wet n Wild is one of those brands that I wish DI brought back here. They sell really affordable products with a ton of vegan options. From them I bought the Coverall Cream Foundation in Fair and their most famous product: Walking On Eggshells.

The Coverall Cream Foundation is a great budget option for pale girls. It offers medium coverage and blends very well. It reminds me alot of high end foundations like By Terry Cover Expert in that it feels light on the skin, yet gives you the desired coverage. The lasting time could be a little better, but I am definitely a fan of this product and would recommend.

Miracle Complexion Sponge by Real Techniques

In combination with Coverall, I bought the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. Since I have never ever bought a beauty sponge like this before, I am still getting used to it. So far, I am loving the flat side of the sponge. It applies foundation very quickly and non-streaky. I also like the fact that you don’t really need a concealer brush when using this sponge. I did find that it sucks up more product that a brush would.

Walking on Eggshells by Wet n Wild

Walking on Eggshells is a neutral little eyeshadow trio that is very popular amongst beauty lovers. It contains a Naked Lunch-like pink lid color, a brown-gold crease color and a neutral shimmery highlighter. The pigmentation of all three colors is great and the texture is soft (scroll down for swatches). I love how easy this palette is. It is hard to go wrong with these well matched colors and I would recommend this palette greatly to eyeshadow beginners. The only thing I don’t like about it is the fact that the crease color isn’t matte, but that is personal preference.

Sexy Mama by theBalm

Sexy Mama is an anti-shine finishing powder. Just look at that packaging, love it! The product itself though didn’t impress me. The main thing that I don’t like about it is that it darkens my foundation. I don’t understand this as it is supposed to be a translucent powder. Other than darkening my base, the lasting power just isn’t there… Wouldn’t recommend nor repurchase.

Rose Gold Blush by Sleek

Last but not least I bought one of the most hyped up blushes ever; Rose Gold by Sleek. It is a pigmented pink blush with a very striking gold shine to it. It seems to be cool and warm toned at the same time. This blush doubles as a highlighter due to its gold shine. I love it applied heavily for an evening look and applied sheer for an everyday look. I understand the hype around this blush, it is simply beautiful and interesting to look at, the texture is great and it’s a total bargain.

L to R: Cream Coverall Foundation, Sleek Rose Gold, Walking on Eggshells

Wearing Coverall Cream Foundation by Wet n Wild, Sleek Rose Gold and Walking on Eggshells

As you can tell I am happy with my purchases this month. The only real bummer was Sexy Mama. I expected way more from this product. My two favorite purchases were Let The Good Times Roll and Sleek Rose Gold, they are so interesting and different from anything in my collection.

Prices:

Lush 9 tot 5: € 7,60
Lush Let The Good Times Roll: € 9,90
Wet n Wild Coverall Cream Foundation: € 6,50
Wet n Wild Walking on Eggshells: € 5,95
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge: € 5,99
theBalm Sexy Mama: € 16,50
Sleek Rose Gold: € 5,45

All the products featured in this post are vegan and cruelty free.

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