March Makeup Rotation

Show a Little Lovin’… March 2016

The one where I show you the products I’m rediscovering during the current month. March lucky picks are…

YSL Gloss Volupté – 49 Terriblement Fuchsia

This shimmery, hot pink lip gloss and I will soon be featured in a new TV show centering around unsolved mysteries… I really have NO idea why I bought it. It’s the type of color I’d imagine Barbie to wear and we all know that my 5’5”, brown-eyed, brunette self couldn’t look any more different from the long-legged, blue-eyed, blond doll. These types of cool-toned pinks are possibly the only shades I don’t think I can pull off. I mean, you saw me pull off some bizarre hues on the lips, including black, chocolate brown and purple, but hot pink is just not for me. Anyways, this month I’ll have to wear the YSL Gloss Volupté in 49 Terriblement Fuchsia at least a couple of times, as a punishment for wasting a good chunk of money on something I never ever use.

YSL Gloss Volupté 49 Terriblement Fuchsia Rouge Volupté Shine 19 Fuchsia in Rage

YSL Rouge Volupté Shine – 19 Fuchsia in Rage

What’s with me and YSL cool-toned pinks?! This one is similar to the one above, but leans a little more purple. Definitely not the most flattering shade on me, but it does suit me a little bit better than the pink gloss, I think. The formula is very creamy and moisturizing and the finish is super shiny (I’m pretty sure it’s the shiniest lipstick I own). Despite being so creamy, it lasts quite well on the lips and leaves a very pretty stain behind.

KIKO Color Definition Eyeliner and Kajal04 Amazon Blue

I haven’t worn blue liner all winter, but my Spring 2016 FOTD has reminded me how great blue is at enhancing my eye color. This particular one is from KIKO’s Fall 2015 Rebel Romantic collection and is probably the most beautiful shade of blue I’ve ever seen (it kinda reminds me of Pantone Snorkel Blue, but darker), so it definitely deserves more love than it’s been getting.

March Makeup Rotation SwatchesL-R: YSL Terriblement Fuchsia, YSL Fuchsia in Rage, KIKO Amazon Blue, KIKO Rosy Brown, Chanel Affinité

KIKO Long-Lasting Stick Eyeshadow 05 Rosy Brown

As I said before, I love KIKO’s shadow sticks for quick makeup looks: I apply them on the mobile lid and along the lower lashline straight from the stick, blend the edges with a fluffy brush, and… BAAAM, I’m out the door. Shade 05 Rosy Brown was the first one I bought, but ever since I got 06 Golden Brown, my favorite, it hasn’t gotten very much love. Well, this month I’m making up for that!

Chanel Le Blush Crème de Chanel – 65 Affinité

Chanel cream blushes have a BOMB formula, but sadly, they look like they’re being discontinued (why, Chanel? WHY???). Even though they’re supposed to be a cream-to-powder formula, they don’t really look like powder on the skin, the just look like… skin! The finish is matte, yet luminous (I guess satiny would be the best word to describe it), and they’re pigmented, yet easy to blend. I absolutely love the two shades I have! Affinité is a pretty, cool-toned pink, which will definitely be getting tons of love over the next few months (for some reason, I think spring calls for rosy cheeks).

Are there any colors you think don’t suit you? Do you have any barely touched products in those shades? Inquiring minds want to know…

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    March 12, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    That KIKO liner and stick eyeshadow look amazing! I need them in my life!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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    Shireen L. Platt
    March 12, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Hahaha! I am forcing myself to wear Fuchsia In Rage too! And my Marc Jacobs ;lipstick, can’t remember the name now…oh and my Nars Fanny. For some reason the ones I usually reach for are drugstore brands. Ugh!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    March 12, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Oh wow! That YSL lippie is gorgeous!! 🙂 I didn’t know the cream blushes from Chanel are being discontinued. That’s so sad!

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    March 12, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    The YSL Fuchsia in Rage looks lovely as a shade but it might be too bright on the lips so that could be the reason you are not wearing it. I wish you had lip swatches so I could actually see the products on the lips!

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    Królowa Karo`
    March 12, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    This blush has beautiful color!

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    March 12, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    I wish pink would suit me, especially on the eyes. I have brown eyes too, I don’t think colours suit me and I’m not that confident wearing blue liners like you do! Terriblement fuchsia swatch is beautiful, I’m sure it suits you!

    Ela BellaWorld

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    March 12, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    I’ve been eyeing up that YSL lipstick shade forever! its so pretty 😀

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    March 13, 2016 at 12:14 am

    The YSL lippie looks gorgeous love the color
    Beauty Candy Loves

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    Blush Canvas
    March 13, 2016 at 5:22 am

    I own two out of five here and I’m glad someone appreciates the YSL cool toned picks because they are honestly so wearable! I would probably never wear something like Mac Heroine but YSL Fuchsia in Rage, yes please! I usually apply just a sheer layer.

    Advaita | Blush Canvas

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    March 13, 2016 at 9:17 am

    I love these lipcolours and I think they look great on you :-*

    melanie /

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    Joice J
    March 13, 2016 at 9:17 am

    I love the lipstick YSL, the color so vibrant and gorgeous. xoxo

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    March 13, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Oh wow I love the look of that YSL gloss, what a gorgeous shade and that packaging is amazing too xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    March 13, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    I have Rosy Brown it’s just the most beautiful shade 🙂 it’s my go to if I have very little time in the morning 🙂 great post Hun x X

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    March 13, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Love that Chanel blush. Why it is being discontinued :O Great post 🙂

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    Soumya Midhun
    March 13, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Chanel cream blush’s texture omg is breathtaking!

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    March 13, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Don’t beat yourself up for buying the YSL gloss – the packaging is enough to make anyone swoon haha! I’d love to see it on you though, because i’d imagine it would look far more chic on a brunette 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

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    March 13, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    I i love the look of the Kiko shadow stick. I wish i could find a red lipstick that suits me! I’m yet to find one xx

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    March 13, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Yes, any Barbie pink colors don’t suit me, despite being tall and blonde. Not overly long legged or hourglass shaped at the moment though.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    March 14, 2016 at 4:43 am

    Both the ysl lipstick and the Gloss Volupté is SO pretty; I really want more YSL lippies but that price tag 🙁 I’m using the tint in oil and love it! That kiko colour is so great for spring!

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    March 14, 2016 at 11:27 am

    That YSL products look great but I’m not sure I could pull off the pink/fuchsia shades.

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    March 14, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Carol I love all ur makeup! The ysl gloss has the cutest packaging! And the blue eyeliner is great for our brown eyes!

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    March 14, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Although I love YSL fuchsia on others I don’t like it on myself. The Chanel blush is lovely

    xo Yvonne

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    March 14, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    All these colours are beautiful!!! Love them! 🙂

    Layla xx

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    March 14, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    I think you can totally pull of that pink gloss, paired with the right kind of eye look! I’m also not a pink girl, but from time to time I “force” myself and I’m often surprised as it looks better than expected. I also LOVE the YSL Gloss Volupté formula, except for the obnoxious fruity scent…


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    March 14, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Il blush Chanel è stupendo, amo la linea Les Beiges! Anche i due rossetti YSL hanno colori bellissimi, in particolare amo il loro profumo…
    Un bacio,

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    March 14, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    OooOOOOOoooh! All gorgeous especially that YSL!
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

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    Ella Pinto
    March 14, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    I’ve actually been doing more discovering this past month than rediscovering – having had to wear more make up on a daily basis I realized I’m lacking in alot of things. So, I’ll add these to my list and maybe one day I’ll be rediscovering them myself.

    Ella x

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    H A Parker
    March 15, 2016 at 12:46 am

    Everything you’ve swatched is so beautiful, vibrant Carol! I love the look of the Kiko eyeshadow stick especially. I am obsessed with rose gold and that would make the perfect rose gold eye look. I’ve heard so many great things about the eyeshadow sticks and people compare them to the By Terry ones – so I don’t know why I don’t own any yet lol. – How to get LONG and HEALTHY hair FAST

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    Meron Dymphana
    March 15, 2016 at 5:08 am

    The lip colors look amazing!!! I love them all.

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    Lisa @ Midwest Glam
    March 15, 2016 at 7:02 am

    I still say you look amazing in that black! I bet that pink will look just as amazing!

    That Chanel blush is hot!

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    Zorica Miteva
    March 15, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Amazing post
    Love KIKO products

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