Current Faves | March 2013

Tuesday, April 09, 2013


March was a boring month for me, makeup-wise. I used the same products over and over again. It wasn't until the end of the month that I started changing it up. So here's what I've been loving & using 85% of the time...


BIODERMA SENSIBIO
My favourite face makeup remover. It's gentle on the skin and works quickly. I also love the new "pump" on the  500ml bottles come with now. It's much easier to soak cotton pads.

Ps, did anyone else notice how they raised the price for the 500ml bottles? Last year it was only $30.




GARNIER BB CREAM for OILY / COMBINATION SKIN
If I had anything on my face this month, this was it. I love the new formula, it's much better for my skin than the original. It also doesn't have a strong scent like the original formula.

It has very light coverage (it won't cover up strong pigmentation) but it looks natural on and that's what I like about it. I have a post comparing both versions of the Garnier BB Cream in the works, so expect a more in depth review / comparison.



BIODERMA SÉBIUM PORE REFINER
If you have oily skin, this is definitely worth a try! My forehead has been a shiny mess lately and this pore refiner seems to be doing a great job at controlling my oil glands. It doesn't prevent oil all together, but it does hinder it. This also makes it a great primer!



BENEFIT DALLAS
I have been loving this blush! I love rediscovering things I already own. It's like shopping but better. Dallas is a pretty plum-brown shade with a little shimmer. It gives my cheeks a subtle glow. It is quite different from my go-to peach / corals, but I've been really loving it!




MAC PLUMFUL
This lipstick is a chameleon! It seems so look different on everyone. Plumful resides with the purple family, but it's a rosy plum shade. It's a Lustre formula so it applies a little lighter than in the tube, but it is buildable, though. Sometimes it looks dark and vampy, other times it looks bright and rosy. Check out this post for swatches & how it looks on me.



BRUSHES
I've been loving two brushes this past month. The Real Techniques Contour Brush and the Quo Professional Blush Brush. The RT Contour Brush is great for contouring and highlighting. It is synthetic so it's great for powders and creams. The Quo Blush Brush is fairly soft. The hairs are quite flexible and not too dense, which makes it great for really pigmented blushes.


Another month down! What were your favourites? x

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19 COMMENTS

  1. Watched the video earlier today, I love the way your hair looked!!
    Plumful looks gorgeous on you :)
    xx
    Jessie

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  2. I just bought that giant bottle of Bioderma but I am forcing myself to finish my bottle of Marcelle bi-phase remover first, so I'm looking longingly at that photo. :D

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    1. Haha yes, I know what you mean! I made myself finish half a bottle of the Vichy Normaderm micellar that I had lying around before I opened this up x

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  3. I am using the BB cream for normal skin now and love it but it is very sheer!

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    1. It is very sheer! That's sort of what I love about it, it just looks like second skin on me :) x

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  4. Real techniques brushes are so hard to find in Toronto! I've also been tempted to try the Garnier BB cream for dry skin. Great post! xx

    http://lianerrr.blogspot.ca

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    1. They're always sold out! Such a bugger :( x

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  5. Dallas is my go to blusher of the moment as well but I didn't have the same affection for the Garnier BB Cream. I personally hated it but to each their own! Looks like some lovely favourites though.

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    1. My friend is the same! Hates the Garnier BB Cream haha I had her try it & she just couldn't love it like I did x

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  6. Love the Year of the Snake Plumful packaging xx

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    1. Me, too! It was definitely the selling point for me :) x

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  7. I totally got that exact Bioderma, $33 one! I went into my local drugstore (shoppers drug mart) and someone said that a girl ordered like 10 bottles of it! Totally raided the entire store! haha I guess these are on high demand!

    Grace
    www.ouihui.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha was it me? It sounds like something I would do! Alas, I saved some for the rest of the shoppers this time. I only picked up two bottles. In the past, the 500ml bottles only came out twice a year (around Spring & around the holidays)... hopefully they'll keep a regular stock in the future x

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  8. Good to know that garnier changed their BB cream formula! i need to check it out now

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    1. Yes, they have two different versions now. Much prefer the new one :) x

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  9. I love the RT Contour Brush. So awesome!

    Shoppers has a GWP this week for Bioderma. I kind of want to get the Sensibio!

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  10. I definitely go through those months of "creature comforts" where I just don't want to change things up. The Bioderma Sensibio is really great and I can't believe that this magical water removes makeup and actually makes my face feel clean!

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  11. Where are you located and which shoppers did you go to?

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