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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.

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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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    January 21, 2013

    LOTD: Lancome Color Design Palette Bronze Armour

    Hi hi!

    Currently totally admiring and loving this metallic bronze eyeshadow palette which my gf Jolyn gifted me sometime ago.  Glad that I finally pulled it out to play with, the quality is simplying amazing, and I love all the shades in the palette, and how they work so well together. 

    This is the Lancome Color Design Palette in Bronze Armour - which I believe is a US edition palette (shame, right?  Because I think our local editions of the Lancome eyeshadow palettes just somehow lack the pow-wow factor).  

    In my LOTD, I used all the shadows as labelled in the following picture:

    1 - The pale peachy shade all over my lids

    2 - The warm amber shade on my lids 

    3 - Medium bronze to blend into the crease 

    4 - Pale champagne shade which I dabbed lightly just under my brow bone

    5 - Dark brown which contains multi-color shimmer bits, it is brilliant and I used it to define my eyes 

    A close up of the sparkly and metallic goodness - 

    Swatches - no base - awesome, right??

    A close up of the eye look, I didn't go crazy with the crease color and the outer darker corners - which I would have done if I wanted a more smokey look - but I was going out for a work meeting (on a Saturday! Horrors) and I didn't want to dazzle work people with my makeup..but hey, it's a Saturday!  I did apply a black liquid liner closer to the roots of my lashes, to help the falsies blend in. 

    And the overall look - love the warm golden brown on the lids, and the colors all work so well together.  

    All products used:

    Face - Lancome Regenerie CC Cream, Lancome Teint Miracle Cream foundation, Lancome Teint Miracle Loose Powder

    Concealer - Laura Mericer SC-03

    Lips - Lancome L'Absolu Nu 311 (deep red, 2 layers and dabbed off excess)

    Cheeks - MUFE Mat Bronzer, Lancome Blush Highlighter, MAC Cheeky Bronze MSF

    Brows - Shu Uemura pencil, brow manicure

    Eyes - NARS primer, Lancome Color Design Palette Bronze Amour 101 (color placement refer to pictures above, I followed the guide as shown) 

    Lashes - Katy Perry Eyelure 'oh so honey' and Lancome Hynose Star mascara lower lashes

    Thanks Jolyn for giving me the palette!  LOVES!! 

    Thanks for reading!

    posted by
    1/21/13

    Jolyn always have alot of hidden gems :)


    1/22/13

    @miaka05 - haha so true!!


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