March Beauty Essentials

Written by emilyh

March can be an odd month of the year. Spring is just around the corner but there is still a prominent frosty breeze lingering in the air. Each month, even if we don’t even notice it, our beauty routines and products change slightly to keep in line with what’s going on around us. This month I’ve stuck with the following same products to keep me in check for whatever the weather is about to throw my way.

Clinique Moisture Surge 

Emily Hodgson, Kettle Mag, March Beauty Essentials, Image: Emily Hodgson

This is an absolute must in my opinion. It’s a lightweight moisturiser, which quenches your dry skin, which is likely to be harmed by the cold air and central heating. Its lovely gel formula is great for putting on under or over your makeup, as well as mixing it into your favourite foundation to make a lovely silky smooth tinted moisturiser. Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief is available from Boots for £34.00.

Beauty Blender 

At first, I really didn’t believe the beauty blender hype but over the winter this has been the number one product I reach for every day. It works so well when applying foundation to dry skin which isn’t willing to play ball. The secret is to make it damp and try a ‘rolling’ action over your face. You can use this for foundation, powder and concealer as it gives you a flawless but natural finish every time. The classic pink Beauty Blender is available from their website for £16.00.

MAC Mineralize Bronzer 

Emily Hodgson, Kettle Mag, March Beauty Essentials, Image: Emily Hodgson

This is a great all round classic bronzer that is perfect for giving your face a noticeable glow that just isn’t likely to happen by itself in the cold weather at the moment. As a top tip, grab a big fluffy brush that you’d use to usually apply face powder, swirl in the palette and go over your cheekbones, forehead and chin. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural is available online or instore for £24.00.

Wilko ‘Great Hold’ Hairspray 

A spritz of hairspray before you head out into brisk winds can save your hair-do and I’ve definitely been reaching for it a lot more over the past couple of weeks. However, the make of hairspray may shock you! The 79p hairspray from Wilkinson’s is a great find, as I honestly can’t tell the difference between the higher end ones! Granted, the can could be mistaken for a bottle of air freshener but once you’ve got over the packaging it’s a really great simple hairspray. 

What products are you using this month? Let me know in the comments below.