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NARS Sheer Glow

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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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    December 24, 2012

    LOTD: Shu Uemura Unmasked Palette Pink

    Hi hi

    Today, I am doing a look featuring several products from the Shu Uemura Unmasked and Blossom Dream collection (more information here).  It is turning out to be a very matte warm smokey look.  I am quite impressed with the soft and very blendable matte colors from the palette.  I didn't use any of the pink shades from the palette (though I did try to use them as blushers, which worked just as well).   The warm matte smokey look went surprisingly well with the orange lips, as you will see in the pics below later. 

    Here are some close ups of the products and swatches: 

    Unmasked Pink Palette  - 
     
    I think you can see the texture of the eyeshadows here, even in the swatches - they are very soft, creamy looking.  It is so finely milled you can't really any powdery fallout or particles at all. 

    When I was blending the eyeshadows, I didn't have any issues with chalkiness, and all the colors are very pigmented. 

    Here are swatches of the blush and the lipstick: 

    The lipstick can be a little tricky to wear depending on your skintone - but your best bet would be to apply it from the tube, and blend out the edges around the lipline.  The formula is also a little tricky, because it might get streaky - so careful layering is needed. 

    The blush is very soft and has a subtle pearlised glow.  It is very easy to wear, and suits light to medium skintones. 

    Swatch of the bright orange lipstick on my lips. 

    All products used - all shu uemura unless stated otherwise

    Face - instant glow skin perfecting cream, smooth fit fluid foundation 774, set with Chanel ultra-fine loose powder

    Lips - rouge unlimited Bright Orange

    Cheeks - MUFE Mat Bronzer, glow on P Soft Coral 

    Eyes - NARS Primer, Unmasked Palette Pink, THREE Eye Doll pencil 07 (mad love the THREE pencil!!) 

    Lashes - Natural Volume 01 

    OMG -- just realised in this close up pic of my eyes, you can see clearly the only shimmering product I used on my eyes in this look - the THREE eye doll pencil which my gf gifted me.  Look at my lower eyelids. The little pink and golden bits peeking through my lower lashes. 

    And the rest of the look - I am very amazed by the quality of these matte shadows - they look really smooth, and blendable.  There are two other palettes in this collection, I am not quite sure how they would perform, but I am very happy with the rich browns and pinks in this particular palette.  

    That's all and hope you found this entry helpful.  

    The collection will be available in Jan 2013. 

    posted by
    12/24/12

    Love reading your blog and your pictures are fantastic. Keep up the good work. Happy Holidays.


    posted by sataa
    12/24/12

    Pretty look :)


    posted by
    12/26/12

    Bright Orange kinda would have been perfect for this year's (whatever is left of it!) PANTONE color. ha!


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