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Full Face First Impressions

Wouldn't it be great if I could do this once a week? Ah well, one can hope. The backlog of untried products round here is ridiculous. Ri-dic-cu-lous.

First impression products - www.modenmakeup.com

This was really all to try that NYX Strobe of Genius palette (p.s. if you want to #TryItWithMe check out my Instagram soon-ish). Usual rating to follow.

First impression look - www.modenmakeup.com
  • M.A.C Lip Scrumptious 'Sweet Vanilla' - undecided (I'm not a fan of potted lip scrubs but so far so good)
  • Neutrogena Shine Control Primer - totally forgot to use it 😒
  • Black Opal True Color Pore Perfecting Liquid Foundation 'Nutmeg' - undecided (wrong shade; had to mix it with the Maybelline Matte + Poreless '355 Coconut')
  • Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer 'Deep' - pass
  • rms beauty tinted "un" powder '3-4' - pass (used it to set the concealer)
  • Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow 'Rio De Rose Gold' - undecided (gorgeous shade; it would crease if you apply too much)
  • Givenchy Khol Couture Waterproof Retractable Eyeliner '04 Cobalt' - #Gorgeous
  • NYX Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette - undecided (value for money but not the smoothest on the skin)
  • Wayne Goss #14 - pass
  • Inglot '37R' Fan Brush - pass
NYX Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette - www.modenmakeup.com

The staples used were: M.A.C 'Refined Golden' in the crease, M.A.C Studio Chromagraphic Pencil 'NC42/NW35' to clean up my brows and M.A.C Satin Blush 'Bad Girl Gone Good'. That totally wasn't planned. I didn't bother to use the Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder since I didn't want it to influence the look of the highlighter.

#ShamelessPlug a brand new Clinique concealer in the same shade and a swatched 'Bad Girl Gone Good' are available in The Marketplace 😉

Have you tried anything new recently? Let us know in the comments.

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