First Impressions: New Makeup from Revlon & L.A. Girl

Jules puts a new foundation, mascara and lipstick through their paces on a sweltering summer’s day. Find out how they held up!

Featured products:

Revlon Photoready Insta-Fix Makeup* (R279.00, available in 5 shades)
Revlon Ultimate All-in-One Mascara* (R159.99, available in Blackest Black, Black, and Blackened Brown)
L.A. Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss in “Obsess” (R59.95, available in 16 shades)

Other makeup worn:

Nivea Post Shave Balm (Sensitive) – used as primer
Benefit Erase Paste
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
MAC Prep+Prime Transparent Setting Powder (Loose)
Topshop “Mohawke” Bronzer
Milani “Luminoso” Baked Blush
Soap & Glory Archery Brow Pencil
Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara
Morphe 35T Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass “Ethereal Light” Ambient Lighting Powder
MAC “Powersurge” Eye Kohl

*PR sample

16 comments on First Impressions: New Makeup from Revlon & L.A. Girl

  • Tamsin

    Ah, was hoping to see Dirty Julie! Very intrigued by that mascara.

    • Jules (author)

      I’ve been using it every day since I shot that video – it’s good stuff!

  • Alex

    Hi Jules!
    Loved this video, chuckling so hard.
    Is the primer Neutrogena or Nivea? The post says Neutrogena, but in the video you used Nivea. Does either work?
    Alex 🙂

    • Simone Cameron

      I thought I was confused, but also saw that and was wondering.

      • Jules (author)

        Oops! Nope, that was a mistake – it’s Nivea (I’ve updated the post too) xx

  • Celeste

    There is so much about this video and the products tested that I love. I haven’t been wearing foundation for months now, rather opting for a CC cream. I really think I will try this Revlon foundation and mascara. You have also completely sold me on your use of the Nivea Post shave balm as Primer. Thanks.

    • Jules (author)

      Have you tried the Bourjois CC cream? That’s my favourite.

  • Simone Cameron

    The mascara sounds awesome and I’m also keen to get that foundation. I see Edgars has a R100 off voucher on Revlon products (online and in store)….so I think that’s what I’m going to get. I don’t see the mascara online though, so will check in store or wait for a bit as they have the special on until the end of February 🙂

    Lol @ the drunk videos…you totally should have posted them. That would have been the true test of the make up. ha ha. Loved the idea of this review with seeing how long the products actually last.

    • Jules (author)

      Haha, I was tempted!

  • Gina

    Fun first video to watch! And just in time as my mascara is on it’s way out. I must say as well, I’m impressed with your composure after 6 glasses of wine..

    • Jules (author)

      Haha, I’ve had many years of practice! 😉

  • MyVanity

    Been looking for a new mascara so your review was well-timed! Just bought the all-in-one masacra and the volume+length one (it’s waterproof) 🙂

    • Jules (author)


  • Shahnaz

    Ooh going to try the nivea and see how it works. Love the armit shot by the way

  • Ings

    Love the review! Just wondering if you apply the nivea post shave balm over moisturiser and spf or onto bare skin?

    • Jules (author)

      I use it like a primer, so over moisturiser and/or SPF.

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