March's box is called "Pretty Mighty" and is supposed to focus on products that bring out your inner boss lady. The Beauty Protector Protect & Volume spray was my favorite item. I sprayed it onto dry hair before doing my daily curling routine, and it left my hair light and soft (not crunchy). And the smell is great. I also got a small sample of Clean Rain perfume which smells really light and fresh—more of a spring day scent as opposed to a Friday date night perfume.
Now, stay with me, let's get into the real beauty blogger stuff. The Benefit They're Real! Lengthening Mascara is serious stuff. Being an amateur who doesn't have an eyelash curler, I wasn't crazy about it. My lashes were super bold but very straight, and it was hard for me to apply without clumping. I'm going to hang onto this to use as a topcoat mascara on a weekend night out, but it was a little too much for everyday use for me. It also needed an extra swipe of makeup remover after cleansing to come off.
I wanted to try out the Supergoop! Defense Setting Mist SPF 50 even though I wasn't going out in the sun. It went on lightly over my makeup and didn't look greasy, so I will definitely be using it for outdoor days, but probably won't add into my everyday routine. (Although derms would probably say I should, no? See, not a beauty blogger.)
Last, eyeshadow, my favorite step. I was really happy with the Coastal Scents Smoky Palette (note, only a duo came in Birchbox, the whole palette pictured up top is $20). The colors are perfect for a spring "smoky" eye, and were lighter and more subtle than I was expecting. Lately, I've been loving ELF eyeshadow palettes (I have Made for Matte and Prism), but I'll definitely be keeping this duo in my purse for mid-day touchups.
So there you have it, my very first beauty post! Do you have any makeup subscriptions?
Also wearing: e.l.f. eyebrow powder // Chella eyebrow defining gel (December Birchbox) // Laqa & Co. Avo lip butter (February Birchbox) // Stila Water Lily blush