I used to do “first impression” videos, or “get ready with me” live videos over on Periscope and then Periscope pretty much died so I moved to Snapchat.
And now Snapchat is dead to me so I’ve moved on to Instagram Stories.
But for those who aren’t on Instagram, or prefer to watch on Youtube, I decided to film one of these quick little “first impression” videos for Youtube.
Because Youtube isn’t going anywhere (at least for now)!
Anyway, as a beauty blogger I’m sent samples of new products either from the brand itself or PR firms. It’s a way to get product in the hands of influencers and could spark up potential partnerships as well!
Anything that is “gifted” like that comes with no strings attached. I’m not required to say anything about it other than that it was sent as a gift.
Overall it was a bit more work than simply applying powder contour with a brush. I think I’ll default to that method just because I’m better at it than using cream. But I will say that this looked very natural, despite being a touch too warm for my skin. It didn’t seem like the contour was sitting on top of my face and I was happy about that! There are a ton of color options so I may try one shade lighter just to compare!
The primer held up well and I didn’t get shiny in my t-zone like I anticipated since I used the stick foundation. I wish it felt a bit silkier in the skin, but all in all it delivered what it said it would!
Update: Really loved how the foundation wore. Didn’t fade nor get shiny as the day went on!
Smashbox sent me these products as a gift, all opinions are my own.