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Rachel K BB Cream

Shiseido Sheer & Perfect Foundation 

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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

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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 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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    November 28, 2011

    How I Customise My False Lashes

    I have gotten several questions on the use of my false lashes in recent LOTDs, and it's time to 'address' them fully in this entry.   If you are a long time reader of this blog, you know that I am a hardcore user of falsies whenever I do full-on makeup...I have no patience to apply coats of mascara onto my tiny lashes, when a pair of natural looking falses would do the job in less than a minute.

    I also like to rotate my lashes, as in... I wear different lashes for different events/ eyelooks/ occasions etc etc... and when I layer my lashes --- wearing more than a pair at once....that's when I achieve a very 'natural' -- because we know there is nothing natural about this whole affair at all ---- oh yeah, I was saying... naturally smokey effect to my eyes.  I like how thicker and more voluminous lashes make my eyes look bigger, wider, and also add depth to the eye contour in general.

    So if anyone were to ask me, what is the biggest different a single makeup item can make to the whole look... I prolly would have to go with false lashes.

    I have never really been a fan of plasticky cross-hair stiff looking lashes... I usually prefer them wispy, messy and even if they are cross-hair ones.. they are usually quite 'messy' looking.

    Here in this entry, I will show you how I layer my lashes... and do take note this is all very subjective.. you can pick and choose whichever type of lashes you want to layer, and combine to wear together.. and if you already have long luscious lashes, then you probably won't even need to read through all these!  :)

    Okay, for me, I usually like my lashes not too long... but I like good volume at the base.. and I like lashes that flare out more at the outer corner. Whenever I layer lashes, I usuall want to add more length and volume to the outer corners.

    And I prefer to layer old lashes.. because they are already seasoned, and good to bend about and after layering you give new life to these customised lashes.. and get even more wear out of them.

    And as you can see in this picture below... despite combining two layers of lashes, the base of the lashes are still quite thin.. so they won't feel stiff nor heavy to apply.

    Here is how the lashes look like separated:

    The top pair which has the shorter hairs are from Taiwan...the name translates to something like "#7 Cross Black" and you can see that the base of the lashes contains a row of shorter cross hairs and the ends are longer and sparse.  I like these for daily everyday, but once I do a heavier eyemakeup, or for nights, this pair of lashes tend to disappear... and so... enter the Ardel 120... which are wispy looking messy lashes.  I like these but somehow after a few uses they look too sparse, and also too narrow for my eyeshape.

    So one day, I did a trial and layered them together and lately I wear these all the time...

    I wanted to increase the width of the Ardel lashes... so you can see that I didn't put two lashes directly top on of each other.

    The basic principle being you want the shorter hairs on the inner corners of your eyes, and the longer hairs on the outer edge.

    Once they are aligned to your desired width and 'design' you want to kind of lightly pinch the base of both lashes together... creating a single band...and then I apply the lash glue as normal.  I know some people prefer to apply one lash to the eye first, and then apply the second lash to the eyes... well.. that's double work, and you might not get the same results for the other eyes.  So I prefer to prepare and arrange the pair of lashes first before applying to my eyes.

    You can see the difference below:

    No Lash,

    only the #7 Cross Black

    and the final results of layering false lashes

    So in conclusion, it's really your preference, what works for me might not work for everyone... just play around with the falsies, and create the look that you like!

     

    Hope this has been helpful, and thanks for reading!

     

     

    posted by
    11/28/11

    great entry. i do agree wispy lashes give out very natural effect. i do make my own custom lashes but those daiso kind one, because i still playing fake lashes so thicker band give me more control i guess? shall try out ur method when i get my hand on the lashes. :D


    posted by
    11/29/11

    Brilliant brillant. I love the tip on not stacking the 2 falsies directly on top on of the another. You've helped me! Thanks.


    posted by
    11/29/11

    your tutorial is awesome! never thought of doing it like that, must try! thanks for sharing. (^_^)


    posted by
    11/29/11

    You have exposed your secret to your FAB lashes in all your LOTD! Hahaha. Thanks for sharing! :)


    posted by
    11/29/11

    posted by
    11/29/11

    I love the princess lee lashes as well. There's a youtube beauty guru Queenie, who applies her falsies underneath her real lashes. I've tried her method but it takes me forever to do :((


    posted by
    11/29/11

    who'd have thought?? good post!


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