Full Face of First Impressions

I have acquired some new makeup recently and there are enough products to warrant trying out a bunch together for a dedicated post. I love trying out new makeup and enjoy watching videos and reading about other people doing the same. Before purchasing products I always research and look up plenty of reviews and over the years there aren’t many products I’ve purchased that I really haven’t liked.

Products listed in order of application. Products marked with *** are new:

1. Natio Daily Defence Face Moisturiser SPF 50+*** – Natio face products work well for my skin. Their products are full of good, natural ingredients and the price you pay for the quality you get is sensational. The main ingredients in this moisturiser are Aloe Vera and Vitamin E which are wonderful for dry skin like mine. SPF 50 in a moisturiser is great too and this one doesn’t smell like sunscreen. It feels light and non-greasy on the skin. It spreads easily and soaks in quickly without leaving skin feeling like it’s parched.

2. BECCA Skin Love Brighten & Blur Primer*** – This primer was part of a set I purchased at the end of 2019 and I have been waiting to finish up a couple of other primers before trying this one. The primer is lightweight and blends easily into the skin. It’s less runny than something like First Light by BECCA and more akin to the texture of the Hangover Primer by Too Faced. I love the sound of this, it aims to smooth, brighten and nourish the skin and diffuse the look of pores to allow makeup to apply flawlessly over top.

3. Rimmel Professional Brow Pencil in 002 Hazel

4. Lancôme Teint Miracle Foundation in 005 Beige Ivoire*** – Since trying a couple of high end foundations I see a difference in how my skin looks and the overall finish of my makeup is nicer and more flawless. This particular foundation is a favourite of one of my closest online friends (Nadine) and she has dry skin as well so I knew it would be a winner. I purchased the lightest shade available 005 Beige Ivoire which leans a little yellow but in a good way that I can make work. I don’t know if bronzer on top would be too much right now but in summer when I’m a little less fair it should be fine. The formula is extremely lightweight to allow for breathable coverage and a natural glow. The texture is quite runny as it is a water based foundation but that also helps product spread easily over the face. I usually wear one layer of foundation but to test how this builds I used two light layers around my nose and chin where I get redness. The foundation built nicely and didn’t cake or settle into lines.

5. MAC StudioFinish Concealer in NW10

6. Fenty Beauty Mini Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder in Butter*** – I got the mini size of this powder as a back up for when I have finished my Rimmel Match Perfection loose powder. Fenty Beauty’s powder is ideal for all skin types and the powder does feel silky smooth once applied. I have been enjoying using powder to set my concealer recently as it does make a difference to the overall look of my makeup. I purchased the shade Butter as it is one of the shades recommended for fair skin tones and aims to give a soft, brightening effect. I have heard a few people say this powder is messy but I’ll have to use it a few more times to see whether or not that’s true. The combination of this powder with the other base products left my skin feeling like velvet.

7. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop*** – This is the third of these little mini highlighters I’ve purchased and they are some of my favourites! Champagne Pop is described as a soft white gold with pinky peach undertones. In comparison to the other minis I own by Becca Champagne Pop is warmer and more golden than Opal and Moonstone. This shade isn’t too golden for my liking and it’s absolutely beautiful on the skin, Becca highlighters have a lovely, soft formula that blends into the skin effortlessly.

8. Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Eye Primer*** – I have been using Milani’s Eyeshadow Primer but I notice sometimes it makes my eyelids dry and different eyeshadow formulas can be hard to apply and blend over top of the Milani primer. I’m a big fan of Rimmel and this primer was half the price of the Milani one. It reminds me a lot of Urban Decay’s Primer Potion which I love, looking forward to using this more!

9. Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette*** – I love neutral palettes and I know this has been discontinued but it’s an absolute classic! I picked this up brand new a couple of months ago and it has been sitting in my drawer since. I used the shade Bootycall as a base shadow, Tease to deepen the crease and Suspect all over the lid. I used the fluffy side of the double ended brush that comes with the palette to apply Bootycall and Tease and my ring finger to apply Suspect. The shadows were incredibly easy to work with and blended like a dream. I can tell I’m going to get a lot of use from this palette.

10. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara This mascara isn’t brand new to me but I haven’t spoken about it on the blog before. Does this mascara live up to its name, no, is this mascara the most lengthening and volumising I’ve used, also no. It is however a decent mascara and as the formula dries out I enjoy it more. The formula was very wet when I first started using it and it didn’t layer well and would smudge. I probably wouldn’t repurchase the full size of this mascara but I’m glad I’ve tried it.

11. BECCA Glow Gloss in Foxglove*** – I purchased three Glow Glosses from Becca and Foxglove is my favourite shade out of the three. It is a muted plum with cool silver pearl and gives me MAC Syrup vibes. The formula has little flecks of glitter but this doesn’t feel gritty on the lips and it’s very subtle. The gloss does have a minty scent and a bit of tingling upon application but nothing uncomfortable and it stops after a few minutes. The formula isn’t sticky, it’s very comfortable to wear and the gloss is nicely pigmented.

The Finished Look

Overall I’m impressed with how this look turned out and I’m a fan of all the new products I tried. Standouts after the first use that I’m looking forward to trying more are the moisturiser, foundation, eye primer and eyeshadow palette.

What do you think of this look? Have you tried any of these products or purchased any new makeup recently?


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23 thoughts on “Full Face of First Impressions

  1. 50shad3s0fjay says:

    Ah you look absolutely gorgeous as always! Loving the lip colour on you and the eyeshadow is so pretty!!

    I’m so interested in trying the Rimmel eyeshadow primer As I was only thinking today about how the Urban Decay eyeshadow priming potion is THE best, so I’d definitely be keen to try the Rimmel one if it has similarities / it gets compared to the Urban Decay one!

    I haven’t heard great things about the Better Than Sex mascara, most people say it’s overhyped but I haven’t tried it myself and I’ve never been concerned to after hearing people’s reviews of it! Perhaps I’ll try it one day so I can form my own opinion still, but nobody has ever said anything that’s sold it to me lol!

    And I’ve not tried any Becca products yet but I’m keen to try the highlighters, they sound fab!

    Thanks so much for sharing gorgeous girlie!

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    • Chanelle says:

      Aww thank you! The lipgloss is stunning, one of my favourite types of shades 🙂

      The Rimmel eye primer is really nice, no stinging whatsoever and I’ve been using it for the past few days. The Milani one is raved about but it feels so drying on my eye area – I don’t usually have sensitive eyes either. Definitely give the Rimmel one a go!

      Better Than Sex is a decent mascara don’t get me wrong but it’s not holy grail I want to repurchase status. L’Oreal Lash Paradise is a supposed dupe and I love that one.

      Becca is a beautiful brand, definitely recommend their highlighters if you want the smooth, buttery texture that looks flawless on the skin xx


  2. Rachael - Helpless Whilst Drying says:

    I’m nearly at the end of that Rimmel eye primer I think I got it at Christmas, I’m not enjoying it – I’m ready for it to be finished! I don’t think it has much grip at all I have a Zoeva one waiting to trial out next.

    I have a big shopping list of stuff I want to try from Fenty, that powder is one of them, as well as their eye primer and glosses!

    I’d love to get Champagne Pop but I have so many highlighters to get through I can’t justify it at the moment! It’s always a shade that I like the look of when I’ve swatched it in store though.

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    • Chanelle says:

      Opal looks like a beautiful shade but it was out of stock when I purchased my glosses. Not sure whether it would be too light or not. Glad you love Foxglove too!
      The Fenty Powder comes in a lighter lavender shade which is good for brightening pale skin too but it wasn’t available in the smaller size.

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      • alwayscleia says:

        Aww that’s too bad. I only have the Foxglove and Tigerlily glosses, but I want them all xD
        Oh that would be nice to have around! Too bad it’s only full sized, maybe they’ll release more minis though for the holidays x

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    • Chanelle says:

      Thank you beautiful girl! I personally prefer when mascaras dry out, they tend to perform better on my lashes. As I use Better Than Sex more I like it more but Lash Paradise from L’Oreal is similar and just as good x


    • Chanelle says:

      I’m not sure if the Naked 2 has been discontinued or if it’s going to be but I thought I didn’t want to regret not trying out the palette as it’s one I’ve lusted after for years. The more I use the mascara the better it gets and if I was gifted another tube I wouldn’t be disappointed but I wouldn’t rush out to buy it.


  3. atwiglikeme says:

    I’ve been using Fenty powder for a month now, and I don’t find it messier then the other loose powders, but it’s truly finely milled and it’s funny to see it the “white mist” around your face if you are too aggressive with application.

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