March Favorites… Hello April!


Helloooooo April! I may have reasons to be particularly excited about April… my 23rd birthday being one of them. Although getting older doesn’t excite me, I still love the celebration of ME and it’s one more excuse to give myself gifts – from ME to Me. With the beginning of a new month comes the end of a month, which means the mandatory monthly favorites post. If you missed last month’s you can check it out here. For this month, I tried to include products that weren’t only makeup, but also skincare and beauty tools. Hopefully, there’ll be something that spikes your interest and you give it a go!

1. Pixi by Petra + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse


You have probably heard of this already as a LOT of people have been obsessing over this product. It is a cleanser, but it has two sides, one is a solid cleansing oil and the second one is a cleansing cream. The first step is to cleanse your face using the oil and then wipe it off using a moist cloth/towel, and then you use the cleansing cream to double cleanse and wipe it off the same way. The cleansing oil, since it is the fist step, has to be my favorite. You can really feel it breaking down your makeup and dirt you’ve accumulated throughout the day. The cleansing cream is perfect to finish up and remove anything else that might be in your face, leaving it fresh, clean, and ready for a good night’s sleep. Highly recommend it!

2. Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian + Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Beeper

I LOVEthe combination of these two products. I am not a big fan of gloss, and I would definitely not wear it to work (9am to 6pm), but for an afternoon out, not a windy one, a quick walk in the neighborhood or an afternoon with friends having some drinks. White Russian works so well with other lipsticks and I loved this particular combination. Have you tried using lip gloss and a matte lipstick before?

3. Formula 10.0.6 Pores Be Pure Skin-Clarifying Mask


This. Smells. SO. GOOOOOOOD! I like to give my skin a little bit of attention every once again. I don’t have big skin issues or concerns, so I don’t use a lot of skincare products, or masks that are strong and heavy, or that contain ingredients that are meant for more than just giving your skin a breather. You’re only supposed to leave this mask on between 10 to 15 minutes, which I think is my patience limit, any more than that I probably would just wash it off before the timer goes off. Every time I use it, my skin feels so nice and clean, and it’s just like a quick pick me up. The best thing is how good it smells. There is some heating/tingling you might experience, but it’s nothing major.

4. NYX Cosmetics Matte Liquid Liner

Not going to go to much into this as I did a post reviewing it not too long ago, you can check it out here. But it’s made my life a lot easier and I thought it deserved to be mentioned in this month’s favorites!

5. Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner (that’s a mouthful)

I recently got a sample of this in a Sephora order as one of my free three samples and I am REALLY impressed. I mainly use eyeliner on my waterline and to tight line and it’s so hard to find one that glides on easily, pigmented, and that I don’t have to trace it multiple times to get the color to show. I didn’t want to like it because it is $25 and I think that’s a bit much for an eyeliner, but it’s SO good. On the Sephora site, I didn’t see a black shade… It seems they only have black in a satin shade, but I think I’ll have to try it out. If you have any good drugstore recommendations I would really appreciate it!

6. Makeup Forever Ultra HD Concealer in R22


During the last Sephora class I attended, I learned that color correcting didn’t have to end with my face looking like a clown and all sorts of shades and colors and lines on my face. While on the class, I tried this concealer to color correct the dark circles under my eyes, and then I was told I would use my regular concealer on top of it. MAGIC. I’ve been doing this every day, applying it right in my dark circles, and the applying my concealer on top of it. The second concealer does more lightening and highlighting, while the first one just focuses on the dark circles and hiding them.

7. Tarte Make Believe in Yourself: Magic Wands Brush Set – Blending + Shading brush

I’ll be honest and say I ordered these because they were pretty and there was a pink brush – I know, I am every marketing person’s dream audience- but I’ve actually been loving the eyeshadow brushes. The other brushes are alright, nothing great, I actually think they’re a bit too soft and this is usually not the best in face brushes, but the eyeshadow brushes I love. The blending brush really does work and blends my eyeshadow so well, helping me get rid of any lines. Plus, they’re gold.

Aaaaaand that’s it for this month! Have you tried any of these? Let me know in the comments below some of your March favorites! And don’t forget to like this post if you enjoyed it.

P.S – if you haven’t been watching Big Little Lies in HBO…. you HAVE to!

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Holaa! My name is Maria, twenty-three, Colombian in Oregon, pursuing my Masters degree in Media Studies and using makeup as a procrastination tool. Join me as I learn more about makeup and share my thoughts with you!

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  • I really want the double cleanse pot! Thanks for the link – I see target is shipping to Ireland now 😀 yaaay! Loving your March favorites x

    • Do they not sell Pixi in Ireland? The first time I saw the product was in Zoella’s channel! Thanks for reaching 🙂

      • It’s the first time I see but I wasn’t really looking for it! I’ll check it out in the shops 🙂 xx

        • I hope you find it! It’s soo good 🙂

  • I LOVE the make up for ever ultra HD concealer! it covers every dark spot on my face so nicely while keeping me from being a cake-face! Ha!

  • I’ve heard some good reviews on that Pixie double cleanser. I might have to pick one up myself soon! 🙂 Please come check out my march favorites too. xo

    • I love it! You really feel it melting your makeup away. I will 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  • That clarifying mask sounds amazing! I also love that Buxon lipgloss because its such a beautiful shade.

    • It is! And it goes well with everything, it really does make my matte lipsticks look good and I love it. Hate it when my hair gets in it haha but other than that, love it!


  • Is there such a thing as too much highlighter 😍?? I don’t think so 🤷🏻‍♀️What’s your go-to highlighter right now? Mine are @colourpopcosmetics Super Shock highlighters - especially Flexitarian. Speaking of @colourpopcosmetics have you ever had a package not delivered because @colourpopcosmetics didn’t pay enough postage?? Would love to know!
Se puede tener suficientes iluminadores 😍? Yo no lo creo 🤷🏻‍♀️Cuál es su favorito en este momento? El mío es Flexitarian de @colourpopcosmetics
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  • My picks for today ✨I am loving using this @tartecosmetics powder to set my concealer. It has a beautiful, blurring effect. I also have a new post up! All about primers ☝🏼Do you use primer on a regular basis?
Mis elegidos de hoy ✨Estoy amando usar estos polvos de @tartecosmetics para fijar el corrector de las ojeras. Queda tan bien!
@tartecosmetics @toofaced @touchinsolus @smashboxcosmetics @physiciansformula @bitebeauty @narsissist @benefitcolombia @benefitcosmetics
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  • Some daily essentials ♥️Happy Sunday and I hope you have a wonderful week!
Esenciales para el día a día ♥️Feliz domingo y feliz semana!
@itcosmeticspr @itcosmetics @glossier @colourpopcosmetics @hourglasscosmetics
  • Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. Whats The palette you’ve been reaching for the most? Mine is the @toofaced Just Peachy mattes palette. Did you get the new one?
Feliz domingo!! Espero hayan tenido un buen fin de semana. Cuál es la paleta de sombras que más usaron esta semana? La mía fue la paleta de @toofaced Just Peachy. Mis metas para el 2018 ya está disponible en español!
  • Love it when the family comes together ♥️The @physiciansformula Butter family is all so good. The Butter Bronzer is a cult favorite; the Butter Blush is beautiful and provides a subtle flush; and the most recent addition to the family, the Butter Highlighter ✨Do you like these?
Me encanta cuando la familia está reunida ♥️La familia Butter de @physiciansformula es genial! El Butter Bronzer es el favorito de todos; el Butter Blush es un rubor súper sutil y natura; y la adición más reciente, el Butter Highlighter ✨Ya los probaron?
  • Some picks for today ♥️I also have a new post on the @maybelline Matte + Poreless foundation☝🏼 Don’t forget to check it out! What else are you doing this weekend besides reading my blog?
Algunos elegidos para hoy ♥️También tengo un nuevo post sobre la base Matte + Poreless de @maybelline ☝🏼No se olviden de leerlo! Que más planes tienen para el fin de semana aparte de leer mi blog?


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