March Favourites! / by plasticloafer


It is officially April 1st, I hope that you didn't get any serious April Fools jokes played on you? I decided to tell my partner that Jessica Lange had died which honestly went down like a lead balloon and nearly caused an argument so learn from my mistakes! There was so many product releases this month, and I was shocked at how many new things I actually tried in March. Some were complete rubbish but others have made their way into my daily routine, so let's get started.

First up we have the three new shades of Cover Fx 'Custom Enhancer Drops' which cost £34 each and are available at Space.NK here in the UK. I first tried their enhancer drops last year with the initial launch and bought myself the shade 'Celestial' which I still use quite often and when I heard about three new shades that were launching I knew I would love them. With a liquid highlight, you can get such a wet look glow that will blind anyone within ten feet of you or you can mix it in with your other products to add a subtle highlight that makes your skin look fresh and dewy. My favourite of the three has to be Blossom, it is such a gorgeous pink tone that is perfect for spring/summer and it adds a lovely colour to your cheeks. If you haven't tried any of the enhancer drops then I suggest going into store and having a play, you won't be disappointed.

Next up is the Merci Handy cleansing gels that cost £3 from Topshop in the UK. The thing that I have always wished for in England is a Bath & Bodyworks store, because their products smell absolutely amazing. So when I first discovered these little hand sanitisers in one of my beauty advent calendars at Christmas, I instantly knew this was my new addiction. They smell amazing, thats all I can say. I have to carry one with me at all times now and I think a little OCD is starting but I really don't mind. They also have hand creams, toothpaste and facial mists that I am yet to try but if they smell as great as these then I am sure I will love them too.

Another highlighter that I haven't stopped using this month is the Stila 'Heavens Hue' in the shade Kitten which costs £28 and is available in two other shades. If you like your highlighter to contain no glitter then this is perfect for you, oh my god it's amazing. The pan is a weird spongey material that is perfect to dip your damp beauty blender into, and it applies like a dream. It is an ultimate wet look highlight that can be built up to create a blinding glow. I know that they did a little trio set around Christmas that I am so upset I didn't purchase and it contained all three of the shades so if that is available in your area then I suggest picking it up.

Next we have the Charlotte Tilbury 'Airbrush Flawless Finish' powder which costs £33 and is available in three shades. I first saw this on Jaclyn Hill's Youtube channel and as soon as she described how soft her skin felt after applying it, I was already in a taxi on my way to purchase it. As I have such dry skin, powders don't tend to work well for me at all and it is extremely rare that I find one that I like. I apply this with a powder puff and it completely sets any makeup in place and blurs out any imperfections or texture on your skin. I also bought the darkest shade which is perfect for bronzing, it is a cool tone brown that I use to lightly contour my cheeks and it's bloody amazing.

Finally we have the Cover Fx 'Natural Finish' foundation which costs £34 and is available in 40 Shades! I have been using the Hourglass vanish foundation stick for months and I felt like I needed to try something new, as I have dry skin the matte finish just wasn't working for me anymore. It is quite a thick cream and does have a dewy finish so if you have oily skin then I don't think that this product would be for you, but for all you fellow dry sisters out there, this is your dream foundation. The first time I wore this I received so many compliments on my skin, and the finish is so soft and airbrushed. I haven't put this down this month and I have to give an honourable mention the the new Cover Fx illuminating setting spray which is my new favourite and also the most awkward thing to photograph.

I hope you have enjoyed reading and let me know your faves for the month! As always, make sure you are subscribed for future posts and are following me on instagram for daily updates!


Nathan Dalby.