09/03/2010

First Light Cosmetics Kohilo, Sirocco & Air Kiss Review & Swatches! ♥

Hi everyone! I'm very excited to share with you a few products I got from First Light Cosmetics. First Light is a new brand of 100% natural cosmetics. The company claims that "products are made entirely from finely crushed minerals, feel weightless on the skin, giving a natural airbrushed finish and a luminosity reminiscent of the first light of day".

I got a two very pretty blushers: Sirocco and Kohilo, and a transparent finishing powder called Air Kiss. Keep reading for my review and swatches!! ♥

When I opened my package, I found my products inside this beautiful exotic pouch!
 
I wondered what that was about and I found out that First Light helps women in economically disadvantaged parts of the world to develop their own commercial or social enterprises in the hope of empowering them to become economically independent. The pouches were produced by the Mabiniti Centre in Tanzania! That's a good cause isn't it?

I am actually very happy with the products. As far as I can tell, the quality is very good. The products come in sieve containers, and the powders are all very soft and finely milled. The products are unscented, which is a good thing since scented products are more likely cause allergies! They do feel weightless on the skin, are long-lasting, and they don't break me out.

I'm new to using crushed powders and sieves, as I tend to buy pressed powders. Using these can get a bit messy, so what I do is gently shake the container with the lid on, open the container gently, and tap and swirl my brush to pick up the powder on the inside portion of the lid as opposed to getting product straight from the sieve. This helps me control how much product I want. I tap off the excess, and apply the powder as I normally do.

As I mentioned earlier, I got two blushes: Sirocco and Kohilo. Sirocco is a peachy-plum colour with gold glitters that gives me such a beautiful bronzed and peachy glow! Kohilo is a bright blue pink with a silver frost, I usually go for this colour too!



I love these two blushes!! They're very pretty and great for everyday use. Here are swatches on my cheeks:



I also got one transparent finishing powder called Air Kiss. It's a very slightly yellowish white powder that's meant to be sheered out to become transparent so I didn't swatch it anymore. =)


So all in all, I'm super happy with these products and I highly recommend First Light Cosmetics - the blushes are beautiful! I look forward to trying more of their products out.

If you're interested, you can check out their website atwww.firstlightcosmetics.com.

First Light Cosmetics has also been gracious enough to give me a discount code to share with you all! You can get 15% off all items before shipping costs if you put this code First1016 at the checkout. The code is valid until the 8th of April 2010.


So what do you think? Are you curious enough to try these products?? ♥

Disclaimer: All products mentioned in this post were provided for consideration by PR. All opinions expressed in this post are honest and my own.

10 comments

  1. Love the idea behind the brand, helping women out there to have a place in this world! And I love Sirocco on you, it's beautiful. Thanks for sharing! XO

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  2. i love the sirocco one!and u r flawless!!:)

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  3. ouu i love natural cosmetics, it just blends better in my opinion. lucky you, i love free makeup!

    xx lue

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  4. i like natural cosmetics too :)please check out my blog hun

    http://thatbrowneyedbrunette.blogspot.com/

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  5. you look great with both blushes :D

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  6. @Marce- I love their cause too! It's awesome for a makeup brand to help out people in less developed countries =)

    @Vanilla- Thank you! Sirocco is awesome. I've been using it everyday! :)

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  7. @The F Word Online- I'm really impressed with these products! I consider myself lucky to try out these products too xx

    @Keisha- Glad to know you like natural cosmetics! x

    @Dina (XYYan)- Aww thanks Dina!! ♥

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  8. Kohilo is gorgeous! Thanks for the swatches! I love your blog and the fact that you're always swatching products on lips, cheeks, or eyes! Unlike me, I get too lazy! Kudos to you! :)

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  9. very nice products :)
    i also buy them recently (but im from italy xd)and i have to say that THERE ARE AWSOME :O :O
    very impressed with them :
    got 2 blushes and a foundation ^^
    will make a review as soon as i can ^^

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  10. I am disappointed with first light cosmetic I bought foundation 6 days ago but I never receive my order I did send them an email but there's no response from them.

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