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2011 Foundations & Powder Overview

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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

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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.

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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    June 30, 2009

    INs and OUTs (June 09)

    No pictures, but will just ramble about stuff I have been using lately.

    INs

    1. MAC studio sculpt foundation (NC15) - You just need the tiniest amount of this product for a full coverage.  On the other hand, the Clinique Superfit, you need to use MORE if you want a fuller coverage.
    2. ACNES zit cream - zaps breakouts real quick.
    3. MAC Azalea brush - Da bomb as far as blushers are concerned.
    4. MAC Pink Vivid Cream stick - awesome payoff and color, love love this on my cheeks.
    5. MAC 168 brush - loving this brush all over again, I neglected it for a long time and dabbled with the 109 and the CS fan brush when apply blusher.
    6. Maybelline highlight & concealer thingy - the concealer on this 'wand' is really great, and comparable to the MAC studio finish concealer. And it is cheap!  :)
    7. Yea to all my random hairclips, have been using them all the time cos my bangs are at a really awkward length now.
    8. Yea to all my Keith Harring LE Uniqlo tees I bought in Harajuku, Tokyo
    9. Yea to my Lady Gaga album which bf downloaded for me.. haha... Yup, I know.. even my 15 year old brother is saying YOU CALL THAT MUSIC??  He is a music snob...but I am all for great entertainers, and she is one to me.
    10. Unearthing a bunch of brand new makeup in my drawer, including a smokey eye palette with 10 eyeshadows, 5 or 6 backups of Loreal Superliner, a bunch of Shu Uemura eyeshadows, Benefit blusher and also my Shu Uemura palette
    11. AWESOME 'cheng teng' (a chinese dessert) at Bedok 'corner' food-centre...
    12. Last one -- LUSH Yummy Yummy Yummy makes me want to take a shower all the time~

    OUTs

    1. Boo to the constant checking, stalking I have been doing lately when it comes to MAC releases, I thought I was over that 'stage' since the start of the year, but am I going through a relaspse???  Geesh.  Or I just never stopped?
    2. Crazy busy work week which is simply not sustainable. 
    3. Neglecting my blushers.... I have been wanting to use some colors which have not seen the light of day, such as MAC Dirty Plum, Pleasantry, Naunce, PeachyKeen etc etc...
    4. The Color Craft Collection, I have half intrigued and half 'hating' it.  And the fact that it is late is driving me insane cos the ONLY item I wanted is still not here yet!
    5. Late nights
    6. Short weekends
    7. Eating lousy food

     

    What are yours?

    Filed in: make up, all about me, mac | Tagged with: in and out, make up, All about me, Mac, tag, poll
    posted by
    6/30/09

    Heya! haven't commented in a while.

    Do you mean azalea blush in point 3? I thought it was some blush brush and googled it lol.
    Oh yeah, what shade do you use for the Maybelline concealer/highlighter and is it yellow toned? I've been wanting to buy it but have been hesitating.


    6/30/09

    zandre: Great to hear from u again!
    yea, I meant Azalea blush. Gosh. That's a typo. LOL. I have featured this in earlier posts before though.
    The concealer, I got it the lightest shade, hmmm it is not yellow toned. I think. I got it at
    http://mascara-page.blogspot.com/


    posted by
    6/30/09

    yeah i know lol, i just got a little fuzzy minded :D
    haha yeah that was where i was going to get it!
    oh yeah forgot to ask in the first comment, have you tried MAC blush in peaches?


    6/30/09

    Zandre: no, I have not tried Peaches blusher.


    posted by
    6/30/09

    Amen to OUTS# 2 & 6, & 7. i wish i was rich and didnt have to work *sigh*


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