First Impressions plus FOTD

So seeing as I just got some new products yesterday, I obviously couldn’t wait to try them out. I know I said that I would wait a few days to write a review but I couldn’t resist doing a “First Impressions” of some kind. So here are the products I’m trying out, from my previous post, they are the new Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation, which, according to the packaging, claims that it is an “Anti-Fatigue and Radiant Glow”. I will also be trying out the new Annabelle Cosmetics CC Colour and Contour Instant Perfecting Base, in the natural finish. It also comes in a white bottle which has a luminescent finish.


So here is a scary picture of my face before applying any product, only moisturizer. As you can see, I have a lot of redness in certain areas, as well as some pretty dark circles under my eyes.


This is after applying the CC base/primer. It does seem to have evened out my skin tone a little and reduced the redness in my trouble spots. My under-eye area is still quite dark but significantly less. I also noticed that this product helped reduce the appearance of my pores. Now, I’ve never tried any of those pore-reducing products such as Benefit’s Pore-fessional but a review done by Youtube’s jeanfrancoiscd (makeup guru extraordinaire and fellow Montrealer) said that after trying this product he wouldn’t need to buy those higher end pore-reducing products again. In addition to evening out my skin tone and reducing the appearance of my pores, it also left my skin feeling silky smooth, making the application of my foundation very easy! NEXT!20130126-113120.jpg

So this is after applying the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation. I know that this product has been out for some time now in the UK (since Rimmel is a UK brand) but this juuuust came out at my local drug store and after seeing such good feedback on this product by another Youtube personality that I follow, Zoella (who lives in London) I really wanted to try it out! I’ve never really tried any foundations from Rimmel, I never really gave them a chance but this looked promising. The consistency of this product is very light, is not too watery and not too thick either, which made application very easy. There is a little fragrance but it smells like lotion which was a pleasant surprise. It is kind of hard to tell by this picture but I do feel like my skin had a slight glow to it after application. I had a hard time trying to find the right shade when I was at the store because the product was just put out and no testers were available, but I am pretty happy with what I chose. The flash kind of makes my face look more white than it actually is. Anyways, in addition to the Annabelle primer, this foundation evened out my skin tone even more and even helped reduce the darkness around my eyes. So far, I’m really liking both of these products. Thumbs up! 20130126-113138.jpg

This is my finished face! I was inspired by my new tights that I got yesterday that are sheer purple with purple polka dots to create this eye look. I’m also using an Annabelle eyeshadow in Infrared that I got at a warehouse sale last year (so I don’t think you can get it anymore in stores!) and a Rimmel Exaggerate waterproof eye definer in 270 Purple Shock on the waterline. My blush is Vintage Grape by MAC with Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish by MAC as a highlight. On my lips is the L’Oreal ColorRiche lipstick in Sheer Linen. 20130126-113148.jpg20130126-113208.jpg20130126-113239.jpg



Stay tuned for a full review on these two products! Let me know if you would like to see a tutorial or how I created this look! Have a great weekend 🙂