I couldn't wait to try these products out. I have been looking for the perfect foundation primer so I was so excited to be able to try First Base Foundation Primer. I recently discovered and fell in love with a primer from Reviva labs, but after about 2 weeks I started getting acne and so I stopped using the product to see if that was doing it. As soon as I stopped using it, the break outs stopped. I don't know if it was necessarily their primer as I was using a new moisturizer as well after the 1st week so it may have been a combination of the two. But I continued to use the moisturizer just fine, so who knows.
As for the powder foundation, I have a powder foundation that I LOVE. The problem is is that it is a loose powder, which I HATE. I have tried other pressed powder foundations and have always gone back to my tried and true loose powder, thinking that this was just the way it would be. So I was excited to try Gorgeous Cosmetics Powder Perfect Pressed Foundation. I wasn't expecting much, but you never know.
I have been using both of these products for the last 3 weeks now and I have to say that I am seriously impressed. So impressed that I actually put away my holy grail loose powder foundation and replaced it with Powder Perfect! As for the primer, I received a few others to try and purchased a sample of another that I have heard great things about, so I am putting away this primer so I can test the others. But I love this one.
I'm getting ahead of myself though. Gorgeous Cosmetics was founded by makeup artist David McConnell back in 1999 in Melbourne, Australia. It is now one of the main beauty brands in Australia. They are now available to those of us state side through www.beautybar.com. I am so glad to have another brand to play with here!
|Not my best looking pic, but here I am wearing First Base Primer and Powder Perfect Foundation for a natural look. This is how I do my makeup for the day time. I love a soft natural look for day.|
I have also been using Gorgeous Cosmetics Powder Perfect Pressed Powder Foundation for the last three weeks as well. Now this I LOVE! It is my new holy grail powder foundation. It helps even out your skin tone and provide you with a flawless finish. It leaves you with a slightly airbrushed look, but natural at the same time. Like you have amazing skin, not like you're wearing makeup at all. It offers sheer to moderate coverage, so if you need full coverage, this one probably isn't for you. It is silky smooth and feels super light on my face. I don't feel like I'm wearing any makeup and it doesn't settle into any fine lines. It helps keep my makeup in place and I have not had any acne outbreaks while using this product. An added boys I have received so many compliments on my skin since getting back from traveling. I went to a dermatologist the other day and she even said my skin looked like a commercial ad for her services. Now that's a compliment, especially since it is the first time I went there! Powder Perfect retails for $32 at BeautyBar.com
I am super excited to welcome Gorgeous Cosmetics state side and I have a feeling we'll be hearing about them a lot more in the future. What is your beauty routine like? Do you wear a primer when you do your makeup? Are you inclined to try these products or have you tried them? I'd love to know what you think!
I decided to add a Youtube review for this as well. Let me know what you think of the video and if you'd like to see more like these. But, this is my very first makeup review video, so please be gentle. :)