First Impressions, Playing with Makeup and a Mini Colourpop Haul

Today’s video is a mixed bag of beauty: there are some new products that Jules is trying out plus a small Colourpop haul to play with. Some hits, some misses and a few new-found top shelf favourites are all in the mix – take a look to see what worked and what didn’t.

Products mentioned:

Makeup
Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation (Golden Beige) – R79.95 (20% off until 6 June 2018)
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Super Concealer (Apricot Corrector) – R355
L.A. Girl Pro Concealer (Light Ivory) – R59.95
RCMA Translucent Powder – $12 (not available in SA)
Nyx Micro Brow Pencil (Taupe) – R152.95
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer (Bronzer) – R219.95
Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder (Precious Petals)
Benefit Rockateur Blush (R415)
MAC Prep+Prime Fix+ (R325)
Colourpop Supernova Shadow (Mothership) – $7 (not available in SA)
Colourpop Supernova Shadow (Firecracker) – $7 (not available in SA)
Colourpop Creme Lux Lipstick (Appy) – $7 (not available in SA)
Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lip (Verbatim) – $6 (not available in SA)
Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lip (Moon Child) – $6 (not available in SA)
Colourpop “Give it to me Straight” Eyeshadow Palette $16 (not available in SA)
Wet n Wild Photo Focus Eyeshadow Primer – R129.95
The Saem Eco Soul Glam Eyes (Gold Fizz) – R145
Nyx Slide On Eye Pencil (Tropical Green) – R120
Essence Volume Stylist Lash Extension Mascara – R65
No.7 Stay Perfect Mascara – £13 (not available in SA)

Tools
Real Techniques Sculpting Brush – £10 (not available in SA)
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge – R104 (20% off until 6 June 2018)
ELF Small Tapered Brush – $3 (not available in SA)
Real Techniques Blush Brush – R160 (20% off until 6 June 2018)
Zoeva 134 Luxe Powder Fusion Brush – $12.80 (not available in SA)
Colourpop E1 Blending Brush – $6 (not available in SA)
Colourpop F14 Duo Fibre Face Brush – $10 (not available in SA)
Zoeva 225 Luxe Eye Blender – $12.50 (not available in SA)
Zoeva 227 Luxe Soft Definer – $12.50 (not available in SA)
Zoeva 317 Wing Liner Brush – $10.80 (not available in SA)
MAC 219 Pencil Brush – R395

9 comments on First Impressions, Playing with Makeup and a Mini Colourpop Haul

  • Clea

    Love this look!

  • Anni

    Jules, can you recommend a primer for me please? I have “older” skin. Well….. Older than yours anyway. And I have oily T but dry everything else.
    Can you also tell me your fave bronzer and contourer. And lastly, im looking for an eyeshadow palette with that lovely coppery brown you sometimes wear?

    • Jules (author)

      Hi Anni – it depends what you’re looking for from a primer but if the main issue is your oily T-zone then something like the Benefit Porefessional or Smashbox Pore Minimizing Primer would be good (only use it in your shiny areas, not all over the face). Bronzer: Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer, Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder, Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour. Contour: Nyx HD Blush in Taupe, Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio (also contains a cream bronzer & matte highlight pencil). Eyeshadow: I’m not sure which colour you’re referring to – can you point me in the direction of a particular video or photo where I’m wearing it? Generally speaking, the palettes from Urban Decay are my favourites.

      • Anni

        Thanks Jules! I don’t have deep pores but I do have lots of livery fine wrinkles around my eyes and smile line. And that’s in my dry area so I guess the same primer won’t work for my T plus my wrinkle area then. I’ll have another look through your old vids for the colour eye shadow. Will you be notified if I reply to an old vid?

        • Jules (author)

          It’s not so much that they’re pore-filling primers but their silicone-y texture makes them quite good for oil control. If you want more of an all-over primer that extends the wear of makeup then perhaps try the Smashbox Original Photo Finish/Photo Finish Primerizer or the Max Factor
          Face Finity All Day Primer. Best to try out the textures yourself to see what appeals to you.

          Yes, I will get notified if you comment on an old video.

  • Leanne

    I absolutely enjoyed this video. I loved that there were little mishaps because I learnt how to fix them, I often go overboard with my eyeshadow (I have small lids and big dreams) and the sticky tape trick is awesome! I also inadvertently learnt how to better apply my bronzer/highlighter/blush combo and how to bake! A BIG thank you.

    • Jules (author)

      Awesome, so glad you enjoyed it – thank you very much for the feedback! xx

  • Leanne

    PS Does it have to be a translucent powder for the bake or can a light coloured loose powder be used instead with similar results?

    • Jules (author)

      I’m not actually sure although I’d stick with translucent just in case using a tinted powder lays down too much pigment on the skin.

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