It’s been a little while since I rustled up a First Impressions post, and they are definitely some of my favourite to read! My Socials have been filled with beauty recently; the Beauty Blogger in me has been in make up heaven of late and I am really pleased with the direction my Instagram, reach and blog are headed beauty wise! I’m so lucky to be able to trial all sorts of make up, all sorts of brand – from high end like Nars to lower on the price scale like Make Up Gallery at Poundland! Today, I am giving you my honest First Impressions of Laval Make Up!
I tend to do a hell of a lot of research before I take on a blogging campaign or opportunity and I like to get a good grip on products I will use and endorse! It didn’t take me long to see that Laval as a brand are one who love and truly believe in their products; they make a really conscious effort with their formulas and they also do a lot of hard work in their marketing department. They are crazy active on their Socials and they support their bloggers really well! All great so far!
One thing that hits you straight away with Laval is packaging. If you’ve ever visited my blog before, you’ll know that I hold quite a lot of honus on packaging. It is that real important first impression that for me, personally, can be the difference between actually buying something or not!
I am a blogger, after all, so if an item of make up is pretty and packaged well I can potentially get even more content out of it!
Laval’s packaging is chic and classy. Not too in your face and not so basic that you worry what you’ve bought! I love the gold finishes on the lipsticks, the lettering and fonts are clear and the plastic/glass that houses the foundations show clearly the product inside.
Shall we talk price?
You’ll be shocked to know that you can pick up certain items of the Laval make up collection for under a fiver!
Yep! By spending less than £5 you can get foundation, lipsticks and mascaras!
Some items you could buy multiples of and not even break a £10 note!
Now that’s budget beauty!
The real First Impressions Win or Bin is the actual make up.
When it comes down to it, it may be the most beautiful looking product for that perfect price. But, if it’s fit only for a one time regretful use and then straight into the bin, then it’s a big waste of money, £5 or no £5.
I am actually buzzing to say that I really like lots of the Laval items I’ve been sent to trial!
The foundation is my favourite item so far! It’s got great coverage with a light and creamy formula that doesn’t drown your skin. The coverage is really good, it even goes so far to cover darker circles and blemishes! The fair shade that I received matched my winter skin really well and blended easily!
The lip colours are also very creamy. They take a little more encouragement than their Department store counterparts though. The formula is gentle on drier lips like mine this Snowy season but it doesn’t have the lasting power I am used to. Great for a night out with minimal fuss but you will need to pack it in your handbag to reapply throughout!
I always have used powder blushes – with the exception of Nars’ amazing Liquid Hot Tin Roof Blush! Powder blushes are so easy for me so I was pleased to receive as many as I did to test out. I was really happy with them all! While my skin is still really fair due to the lack of sunshine (praying for Spring over here!) the pinker of the blushes really suits my face when fully made up. The powder doesn’t clump or bobble so you can get a nice even and natural finish using good quality brushes – I use Crown Brushes or Real Techniques!
I’m now about 3 weeks into properly trialling the make up, I know this is a First Impressions post but I have to be thorough to truly review something!
I am starting to swap out items of my everyday make up bag – which is mostly filled with Rimmel items; I can’t wait to see if the Laval items will last the sweaty day at work, the dinner out and the date night cocktails!
Stay tuned for the in depth gossip on whether Laval is a Win or for the Bin!