First impressions: Revolution Conceal & Define concealer

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I’ve heard so many great things about the Revolution Conceal & Define concealer, so I thought I would give it a try, and here are my first impressions.

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The concealer has a very big doe-foot applicator, and at first I was a bit sceptic about that, but it’s actually really easy to use. The coverage is really good, and the product looks really smooth on the skin. It was really easy to blend out with a sponge, and it also blended in beautifully with my foundation. The picture was taken right after application, but the concealer still looked great after 12 hours of wear. It was really easy to remove with micellar cleasing water. All in all this is a great concealer, and it’s really affordable too.

First impressions: Essence G’Day Sydney eyeshadow palette

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It’s time for another ‘first impressions’ post, and this time I’ve tested the Essence G’Day Sydney eyeshadow palette. The eyeshadows swatch very well, and the colours are beautiful, so I had high hopes for this palette.

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These first pictures were taken right after application of the eyeshadows. I don’t expect the most incredible quality from an affordable palette, but I was pleasantly suprised by the pigmentation of the eyeshadows. They blended out nicely, though some shades better than others (the matte dark brown shade required a bit more work). There was minimal fall out; only a little from the shimmer shades.

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These pictures were taken after about 10,5 hours of wear (excuse my shiny skin), and apart from the fact the eyeshadows seem to have faded a tiny bit, they still look pretty good in my opinion. They eyeshadows were very easy to remove with regular eye make-up remover. All in all, I really like this palette, and I’ve used it quite a few times by now.

 

First impressions: Wet n Wild Photofocus foundation

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It’s time for another first impressions post. I’ve tried out the Wet n Wild Photofocus foundation, and here are my initial thoughts.

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This first picture was taking right after I’d applied the foundation. I applied my go-to primer (Wet n Wild Coverall primer) to my skin first, because I wouldn’t wear foundation without priming my skin first. I’m wearing the shade Soft Ivory, which is a good shade match for me. The applicator of the foundation is a bit strange; it’s a flat plastic wand, but it works. I blended the foundation out with a make-up sponge as I always do, and the foundation has good coverage, but it wasn’t as full coverage as I thought it would be. I still liked the overall look and finish (matte) of the foundation. The product seemed to oxidised a tiny bit, but nothing too bad.

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I wore the foundation for 11 hours, and the picture above was taking right before I removed my make-up. Even after 11 hours the foundation still looked really good. I hadn’t powdered my face, and pretty much only my nose area had gotten a bit shiny. Apart from the fact that the applicator is a bit strange, the only thing about this product I really dislike is its very strong paint like scent, but luckily is goes away quite quickly. I removed the foundation with micellar cleasing water, and it came off very easily. I’m not sure if this Wet n Wild foundation will beat my favourite foundation, Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless, but I’ll definitely wear it again.

First impressions: Maybelline Superstay 24H Full Coverage Foundation

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I’d heard so many good things about this foundation, so I thought I would put it to the test. Here are my first impressions.

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This picture was taking right after I’d applied the foundation. I applied my go-to primer (Wet n Wild Coverall primer) to my skin first, because I wouldn’t wear foundation without priming my skin first. I’m wearing the lightest shade that’s available in Denmark (as far as I know) which is the shade 05 Light Beige. It has a pretty strong pink undertone, which I usually don’t go for in foundations, but the shade seemed to match me pretty well when I applied it. It applied it with a sponge which was really easy. The coverage and finish of this foundation are great, and overall it looked really good. Sadly, the foundation oxidised quite bit, which made the pink undertones stand out even more.

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I wore the foundation for 8 hours, and the picture above was taking right before I removed the foundation. I don’t think it looks too bad in these pictures, but in real life it had very clearly oxidised, so obviously the colour was off. Besides that, I was very impressed by the staying power, and considered the fact that I didn’t set the foundation with powder, my skin wasn’t that oily after 8 hours of wear (I was only a little oily on and around my nose). There was minimal creasing as well. Apart from the oxidation, the only other thing I didn’t like about this foundation was that it was very difficult to remove. I used micellar cleasing water which I always use to remove my make-up, and I had to use twice as many cotton rounds than usual to remove this foundation. Those are my only two cons, and even though I could live with the fact that it’s difficult to remove, I won’t wear a foundation that oxidises as much as this one does. If I at some point could get my hands on a lighter shade, I might give it another go.

First impressions: Essence Melted Chrome eyeshadow

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If often check out the make-up section at my local supermarket, and I was very intrigued by these Essence Melted Chrome eyeshadows, so I decided to try them out.

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They claim to be have a liquid chrome-effect, and they definitely do. I applied the eyeshadow with my finger, which was very easy, and it felt liquid to the touch. As you can see, it has nice pigmentation and it’s very shiny. In the pictures above, I’m wearing the middle shade, which is called 02 iconic, and as you can see, it looks a lot less gold on the eyes. It looks more champagne though it is still a pretty shade. It looked very nice all throughout the day, and it was very easy to remove (I used micellar water). All in all, this is a very nice affordable product that makes it easy to add glitter to an eye look without having a lot of fallout.

First impressions: L’Oréal Paradise Extatic mascara

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I’ve been wanting to try out the L’Oréal Paradise Extatic mascara for a while, so I decided to write down my first impressions.

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It has a rather large bristle brush/wand, but it’s quite easy to use. The mascara claims to give your lashes both volume and length, and I think it does. It holds the curl too. It’s easy to remove from the skin with a dry cotton bud without ruining the eye shadow, and it’s easy to remove completely with regular make-up remover, which are both huge plusses in my book. It only transferred a little unto my eyelids throughout the day, but it really wasn’t too bad. All in all, I really enjoy this mascara, and it’s probably the best mascara I’ve tried other than my favourite Maybelline The Falsies mascara.

First impressions: Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow liquid eye shadow

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A ton of beauty youtubers have raved about the Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow liquid eye shadows, and as a glitter lover, I had to try one out. I chose the shade Smoldering Satin, which is a brown/taupe with silver glitter.

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The eye shadow is really easy to apply. It has a pretty standard liquid eye shadow/lipstick wand/applicator. I used a finger to blend out the edges which worked very well. It dries rather quickly, and it’s really long lasting. It also looks stunning, so if you love an intense glittery look, I would definitely recommend these. I recently bought a second shade, and I would love to add more colours to my (small) collection.