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2011 Foundations & Powder Overview

2009 Foundations Overview

2009 Liquid Foundations Overview

Estee Lauder Double Wear

Shu Uemura Mousse Foundation

Shu Uemura Nobura Cream Foundation

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua

Clarins Hydra Luminious Powder Foundation

Chanel CC Cream

Clarins Extra Firming Foundation

Cle de Peau BEAUTE Silky Cream & Concealer

Clé de Peau BEAUTÉ Brightening Base & Powder Foundation

Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation

DiorSnow Base Routine

Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation

Giorgio Armani Face Fabric

Illamasqua Skinbase

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer

MUFE Mat Velvet+

MUFE HD Foundation & Powder

Lancome Teint Miracle Liquid Foundation

Lancome Maqui Miracle Compact Foundation

Lancome Mat Miracle 24H Foundation

Lancome UV Shield BB Creme

Lancome Regenerie Eclat Multi Lift CC Cream

Laura Mercier Overview

Maybelline Pure Mineral Liquid Foundation

Maquillage Long Lasting Cream Stick foundation

Maquillage Esscence Rich White Liquid UV foundation

Maquillage Multi Base BB & True Powdery UV foundation

NARS Sheer Glow

NARS Sheer Glow [Revisited]

Rachel K BB Cream

Shiseido Sheer & Perfect Foundation 

Shiseido Natural Finish Cream Concealer 

Shiseido Radiant Lifting Foundation

Shu Uemura Smooth Fit Liquid Foundation

Shu Uemura Mousse Foundation

Shu Uemura Instant Radiant Base

SUQQU Frame Fix Lasting Pact Foundation

Tom Ford Traceless Liquid Foundation

Clinique Age Defense BB Cream

Dior Capture Totale UV Base 

Bobbi Brown BB Cream

Freshel BB Cream

Laneige Snow BB Cushion

Ettusais Mineral BB Cream

Ettusais Quick Fix Powder

ZA True White Liquid Foundation

 

FAQ & DISCLAIMER

About Me

My name is Sophia, and I am in my early 30s. I am from Singapore and I am the sole writer of this blog.

About this Blog

I started this blog in 2006, I like to use a wide range of brands though I seem to have a growing preference for higher-end brands in recent years. I also like to share interesting things I have come across about makeup and beauty.

Currently The Makeup Blogette receives 39,000 unique views monthly or 2,238,932 views and counting.

My Makeup Style

I like classic looks (neutral tones on eyes, anything goes for lips & cheeks), though occasionally I try out dramatic/ statement looks.  I believe that a flawless base is the key to achieving great makeup looks.  I also believe that if you don't have great skin to start with, fake it with a good foundation routine, and even greater skincare.  I am currently loving Clarins & Lancome skincare products, and Vichy NormaDerm for tackling with breakouts.

What Cameras do I use?

Most of the pictures you see in post 2010 entries are taken with my Canon G-11.  Previously I was using Canon Ixus 80.  I do post some pictures which are taken with my iphone4 which I will state in that particular entry.  I have stopped watermarking my pictures as of 2011, because I think watermarks are ugly in general, and does not prevent people from stealing my pictures if they wish to.  I just take it as a compliment that my pictures are even worth stealing in the first place. I might look into getting a Canon EOS next year, not just for blogging purposes, but I also like photography in general.

My Favourite Makeup Brand(s)

It is hard to name just one, but I like NARS, Chanel, Illamasqua and the ocasional Guerlain, Dior & Urban Decay item.  I own quite a stash of MAC items, but recently I have stopped catching up with their collections, and I much prefer to splurge on a few really outstanding items.

Where to find me

Twitter (link button above!)  Email (stated above!)  Instagram (makeup_blogette)

I have no official Facebook fan page, and currently have no intention to start one at all.  The Makeup Blogette remains my personal hobby and property, so as such, I don't believe in having a Facebook fanpage for it.

Final Disclaimer

I bought/ paid for all of the products mentioned in this blog. I am not affliated to any company. If certain products are sent to me for review purposes, I will say so and express my honest opinions about them. In any case, I will only review and showcase the products which I have personally tried and tested, and enjoy using. I do not get paid to review anything.

No ads, no paid links etc please.  I am in charge of all content and pictures here.

I am not a makeup artist, nor do I have any professional training in makeup.

 

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    March 05, 2013

    The Body Shop Colour Crush Eyeshadows [Photos & Swatches]

    Hi hi!

    The Body Shop will be launching (21 March 2013 ) a brand new range of single eyeshadows - called the Colour Crush Eyeshadows.  The range consists of a fashion-forward palette of 30 mono eyeshadows in a full array of the season's must have stand out shades.  Beautifully wearable, the lust worthy line-up ranges from elegant beiges, to shocking brights in a mix of pearly and matte finishes.  Incredibly blendable and buildable, these intense shades can be applied wet or dry and worn alone, together or layered, creating a myriad of looks from daytime chic to full-on night-time glamour.

    The mono eyeshadows come in a clear recyclable packaging, which gives a better view of the rich, impactful colour inside.  

    Each of these eyeshadows will retail for S$19.90 each. 

    The high-impact Color Crush eyeshadows are made with crushed pigments in Italy, the fashion colour capital of the world.  HIgh quality pigments are coated with a silky blend of Community Fair Trade oils, creating optimal light reflection to bring out all their brilliance and clarity.  The super-smooth and silky, luminous colour glides on, melting and fusing seamlessly with skin to reveal a vibrant intensity.  Take your eye-look to the next level. 

    100% Cruelty Free - these are vegetarian, and 100% cruelty free - these shadows do not contain any bug shell extract to colour the product, any shimmer effect is made from mineral mica and the binding agents are made from vegetable materials instead of crushed shellfish.  

    The Colour Crush eyeshadows benefit from a blend of Community Fair Trade Brazil nut oil, marula oil, honey, organic coconut oil and sesame oil.  The community fair trade Brazil nut oil comes from the Candela co-op in Peru.  The 'castaneros' or nut gatherers collect the broken nuts that can't be sold for food use and hand-crack them to extract the oil.  Trade has helped to protect 3000 hectares of rainforest in the Madre de Dios region.  Sustainable harvesting also helps to support the indigenous species that depend on the Brazil nut tree, such as the orchid bee. 

    Here's a close up of each of the eyeshadow single: 

    I have 16 eyeshadows here to feature, and I will swatch them by colour groups.   I will also do several LOTDs hopefully, featuring these eyeshadows in upcoming blog entries. (closer to end of March, I think, just before they are launched in stores)

    Color descriptions are my own.

    First, my FAVE - the neutrals and metallics - and I think they have the best quality too.  Each of these eyeshadows, whether they are matte or have a pearlised finish - are incredibly smooth and intense. 

    110 - Sand by Me: a creamy matte bone shade 
    220 - Chocolate Linger: a matte medium ashy brown 
    215 - Coconuts about You: a matte deep brown 

    201 Melt my Heart: shimmering peachy golden brown 
    210 Bronze Bliss: shimmering bronze 
    225 Brownie & Clyde: pearl taupey deep brown

    And the blues - cool toned shades.  I find that this color group doesn't seem as pigmented as the previous group of colors, but that's not to say that they are sheer, but I would personally use them with a colored base, if you want a very intense look. 

    001 Sugar Gaze - very cool toned white with a pearly sheen
    005 Steel my Heart - shimmery light grey
    501 Head in the Sky - pale matte periwinkle

    515 Blue over You - shimmering navy blue
    415 Midnight Flirt - pearl finish, greyish purple

    The bold and brights - the payoff varies, I had the most disappointing result with 301 Pink Crush, but all the rest are very creamy and pigmented. 

    301 Pink Crush - pale shimmering pink 
    305 Berry Cute - shimmering medium pink
    310 Berry Cheeky - vibrant pink satin finish 

    101 Golden Girl -pearly finish, blonde gold 
    605 Sweet Pea - pale green, with a slight gold sheen

    I will be doing LOTDs with these eyeshadows soon.  Stay tuned!  If you are looking for reasonably priced eyeshadows, you definitely want to check out these new Colour Crush eyeshadows from The Body Shop.  I personally think that they are very basic in terms of the colors - I mean, they don't have those complex multi-dimensional shimmer or glitter, but in terms of the quality, most of them which are comparable to some eyeshadows which are way more expensive.

    Hope these swatches have been helpful, and thank you for reading! 

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