Saturday, March 31, 2012

BEAUTY:March 2012 Favorites

I've decided to jump on the "Monthly Favorites" bandwagon! I love learning about new products through others' posts, so I hope that you guys enjoy learning about some of my top picks, too!

If I haven't mentioned this in past posts, I am new to the makeup scene. I just started my collection about two months ago. Because my collection is so new, I have had the opportunity to test out so many products. What better way to showcase them than in a MF?! (:

So let's just jump right in!

March 2012:

ELF Eyelid Primer

I absolutely love the eyelid primer from eyeslipsface! It acts as a base and helps my eyeshadow go on smoothly. And it's a steal, for only $1, to boot! You can find the ELF eyelid primer at Target or here.

NYX 10 Color Eyeshadow Palette in "Caviar & Bubbles"


I find myself reaching for this palette by NYX almost every day. It is filled with beautiful neutral tones. Another great thing about this particular palette is that it has both matte & shimmer eyeshadows, making it incredibly easy to create multiple looks--all with one palette! I paid $10.99 for the NYX 10 Color Eyeshadow Palette at Ulta. You can also purchase this palette here

Wet n' Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in "Walking On Eggshells"

If I'm not using my NYX palette, mentioned above, I am typically using this trio from Wet n' Wild. This is my first Wet n' Wild product and I didn't expect much because everything from the line is priced so reasonably. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried this product for the first time. The shadows have fairly good pigmentation and good staying power. I paid $2.99 for this trio at CVS. You can also find it at Walgreens and here.

Ulta Cheek Color in "Sweet Cheeks"

If you guys saw my 1st Ulta Haul, you know I picked up 3 Ulta blushes. My favorite of the lot was "Sweet Cheeks." I'm very fair complected and this shade looks great with my skin tone. It's a lightweight formula with great pigmentation that lasts all day. I cannot say enough good things about this blush! I will definitely purchase this again when I run out. It's quickly becoming one of my "Holy Grail" products. You can pick up this blush at Ulta or here.

Almay One Coat Dial Up Mascara in "Blackest Black"

My sister got me this mascara for Christmas and it has proven to be the only dependable mascara that I own. It has 3 settings, giving you the choice of just how full you want your lashes to be. I keep my dial at 3 and it gives my lashes incredible length and color.  I love knowing that when I put this on in the morning, it's going to last me throughout the entire day. Seeing as how I got this mascara for Christmas, I'm not sure how much it costs. However, I do know that you can buy it anywhere Almay is sold; such as WalMart, CVS, Walgreens, etc.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in "14"

I find that I am consistently drawn to neutral shades of lipstick. For whatever reason, I find both bright and dark shades to be intimidating. When I saw this lipstick by Rimmel London, I thought it was absolutely gorgeous but opted not to buy it. For days I thought about how beautiful it was, and how badly I wished I would have picked it I ended up going back for it! I am so glad that I did. This is my all time favorite lipstick. It is a gorgeous nude color. It goes on very smoothly and is great for an every day look. I paid about $5 for this lipstick at WalMart. You can also find it here.

That concludes my March 2012 Monthly Favorites! I hope that you guys enjoyed learning about my makeup preferences. If you have any questions about the items listed in this post, feel free to comment. 


Top: "14" by Rimmel London
Bottom: "Sweet Cheeks" by ULTA


  1. I am looking for a new eye shadow primer, does that one work well then? My Urban Decay one has run out and I am looking to try a new one :) Great post, I love reading about people's monthly faves! And I love the layout of your blog it's gorgeous! Found you through the blog hop :)


    1. I haven't tried the Primer Potion by UD yet, but I find the ELF does a pretty good job. Because it's so affordable, if you end up not liking it, it's not a big loss. (:

      Thank you! Its from thecutestblogontheblock. Check out their site. They have some really cute layouts!

      I'll def check out your blog!

  2. Always a good day when you read about some new beauty products. :)
    Thanks for the birthday wish!!!

  3. I love the colour of the lipstick!

    1. My absolute fave! Super affordable and wearable for everyday!