As you would have seen, I was very lucky to be gifted a lot of new products to try from Sephora. So of course I’ve been busy having a play. With this post, it’s a bit of a first impressions, so let me know if there’s anything you want a detailed review of.
Cover FX Blurring Primer*
This primer reminds me of the Benefit Porfessional. Very similar texture, look and finish.
Kat Von D Lock It Foundation* and Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
This is my go to combo for full coverage. I mix a bit of both and use a damp Beauty Blender to blend it all out.
Now this isn’t my favourite under eye concealer. Yes its full coverage, but I think the reason I don’t love it is because it’s too light for me. Not a criticism of the concealer itself, but just a explanation why I don’t love it.
I only tend to use this when I’m going for a glam look and have time to play with it. Using my Real Techniques Contour Brush, I apply one of the dark contour shades in a 3 motion and blend out the edges.
Now to the star of the show, the beautiful Cover FX drops! These are so pigmented, that you only need one drop for both cheekbones. I applied the drops to my cheekbones using my finger and then using a damp Beauty Blender I blended it out.
Unfortunately, I don’t own a cream blush to continue with the cream/ liquidy look so I used my trusty Jaclyn Hill Palette. Because I didn’t set my face with any powder I did find it a bit hard to blend the powder blush. When you apply the blushes and highlighters on top of powder it applies like a dream.
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Highlighting Eyeshadow Palette Vol III*
With the palette, it has 7 shimmers and only 1 matte shade. To start off I used the matte shade in the crease. It’s quite a light shade, so it doesn’t show up on my skin but it made it a lot easier for me to blend other eyeshadows on top of it. For the lid shade, I applied a lighter shade in the inner third of my eye and the darkest gold/ bronze shade for the outer two thirds. With these shades I found the pigmentation really varied. With the lighter shade I found I needed to use my finger to ensure it was pigmented and vibrant. However the gold/ bronze shade was pigmented enough by just using a flat shader brush.
Social Eyes Lashes- Desire and Huda Beauty Lash Glue*
The Huda Beauty Lash Glue is unique to me, it’s a black glue which has its pros and cons. To start off I lined my top lash line with some black eyeshadow to hide the lash band. With the lash glue I applied some onto a cotton bud then swiped over the lash band. Now because it’s a black lash glue, you can’t make any mistakes. I missed and then ended up with some black on my eye lid- not the look I was going for. However, I must say the lash glue is amazing! My lashes didn’t budge at all, you don’t need to let it get tacky before applying and the lashes aren’t difficult to remove at the end of the day.
Huda Beauty Lip Strobe- Shameless*
Now these Lip Strobes are stunning! They’re a hybrid between a lip gloss and lipstick. With this look I just applied it to my naked lip, however on Instagram I layered it on top of a nude lipstick and I think it looked way better.
Cover FX Mattifying Spray*
I wasn’t expecting much from this setting spray and I was so wrong. It’s an awesome setting spray! While I know its winter so I’m not exactly sweaty, but I’ve had a lot of long days and I can honestly say that my makeup has not budged.
Hope you liked my first impressions. Let me know if there’s anything you want a detailed review about x
*This product has been provided for reviewing purposes, all views and opinions are 100% honest.
**Disclaimer: All opinions are based on personal experiences, and are not sponsored. rachelbeautystyle is not a make up artist, beauty or skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.
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