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2011 Foundations & Powder Overview

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Estee Lauder Double Wear

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Shu Uemura Nobura Cream Foundation

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua

Clarins Hydra Luminious Powder Foundation

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Maybelline Pure Mineral Liquid Foundation

Maquillage Long Lasting Cream Stick foundation

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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.

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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.

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

 

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    December 21, 2010

    Haul: Sleek i-divine Sparkles Palette (Plus Two EOTDs)

    Hi hi,

    On Sunday, I also received the latest Sleek eyeshadow palette in Sparkles from Amy who ordered everything online.  Thanks Amy for the quick twit-spree!

    This is a limited edition palette, and as the name suggests, everything in this palette is sparkly, and all festive for this season.  The colors are all very wearable, and the glitters very pretty (they don't fall out like crazy either).  I think the lone matte shade might be the black one.  In fact, in almost all the Sleek palettes I own, there is always a matte black eyeshadow.

    I noticed that only the recent sleek palettes have names for each of the colors, in my older ones, they just come without any individual names for the eyeshadows.  This might make it easier for those who want to look for dupes, and can quickly want to identify a certain color.

    Decided to do two very impromptu looks with the palette, and also a newbie which Sarah gifted to me last week (among many other goodies!) Thanks to Sarah again!!

    The first look, I reached for the colors which I normally would not put on my eyes, like the reddish purples, and that bright pink shade.  This is what I ended up with.  It is actually quite pretty, though I don't know if I would actually wear it out.

    Illamasqua liquid metal in Enrapture --- here, I am using it like a cream colour base for my eyeshadow.  It is a very coppery shade, and very pigmented.  Not too wet and creamy, and easy to blend out.  Because I am doing this for the purpose of playing around and taking some pictures, I am not sure if this will crease on me hours later.  Maybe I should leave the eyeshadows on and see if the liquid metal will last a few more hours without creasing.

    MAC Bronze seems to be a perfect match for the cream colour, and the colored base intensified the overall payoff of the eyeshadow, giving it a metallic sheen.

    That's all, and thanks for looking!

     

    posted by
    12/21/10

    Both eye looks are pretty and you should definitely wear both out coz it's gorgreous imo!!! :)


    posted by
    12/21/10

    Wow! Those 2 looks are easily one of the bests I have seen. Great job Sophia! :)


    posted by
    12/21/10

    if you had to pick your favorite palette what would it be?


    12/21/10

    It would be to be the Storm or Original, cos they have great colors for both neutrals and smokeys (and they are permanent!) p/s just replying to your email! :)


    12/21/10

    @ rusty & linn - thank you!! :) I like the bronze and purple combi!


    posted by
    12/21/10

    I love the first EOTD with the sparkle palette! you should totally rock this look on xmas, so holiday-ish! :D


    posted by
    12/21/10

    ok no problem!! :) i'll have to check those out, although i really shouldn't; i got the UD BoSIII palette and it's pretty perfect.


    12/21/10

    hahah, I know, right! and I went and ordered 2 smashbox palettes lately... it's like a disease we can't get rid of (but in good way?)


    posted by
    12/21/10

    yeah it's a disease is right. what happened to my philosophy of 'less is more' or 'only buy what i absolutely love'??? who am i fooling?! i just browse Temptalia opening up dozens of tabs and adding to my text edit wish list! LOSER lol


    12/21/10

    haha.. I am lemming Rose Ole from cham-pale already! plus Soiree nail polish!


    posted by
    12/21/10

    cranberry is a really nice shade


    posted by
    12/21/10

    That's a great palette!


    posted by
    12/21/10

    I like both combo... but the bronze and purple combo make your eyes look bigger.


    posted by
    12/21/10

    The first eye look is so un-you as in you seldom/never do colourful or brights. Love both looks on you!!!


    posted by
    12/24/10

    The looks are so bright and colorful, you should totally wear the first one out at some festive occasion or maybe our festive meet up or something. haha :P


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