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December 26, 2011

LOTD: Smokey Metallic Brown Eyes [GA ETK #5 & Illamasqua Ore Pigment]

Hi hi!

Just a quick LOTD entry, before I leave the house.  Hope everyone had a great Xmas weekend, and if you haven't taken part in my giveaway, click HERE to do so! :)

Today, I decided to use my Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill intense in #5 Gold Blitz which my gf gave to me,  because she hasn't much use for it.  I was very glad to take over.  It is a very easy to use color, and blends itself out up onto the crease perfectly.  I wanted to add more bling to the metallic golden brown shade, so I patted some Illamasqua Ore Pure Pigment on the centre of my lids.  The pigment is so finely milled, there is hardly any fallout.

Tried to keep the rest of the face as flawless as I could, and some pop of rosey color on the cheeks and lips.   I love this type of 'interesting' smokey neutral eyes, so there is no use trying to justify why I need 380293890148 metallic browns or neutrals in my stash.

I am also almost ready to review my new Shu Uemura Smooth Fit foundation, and I think you can see from this set of pictures that my face looks very ahem, cough, nice and smooth ya?   This is probably my current fave foundation, and I am glad I purchased it before waiting for it to be released in Singapore.   The review will be up in a couple of days, where I will show you how I apply the foundation, and my detailed thoughts on it.

All products used:

Shu Uemura Mousse base in Pink, Shu Uemura Smooth Fit liquid foundation, Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder, Cle de Peau concealer for spots, Mac Prep+Prime highlighter for undereyes

Cheeks - Giorgio Armani Micro Fil powder in light pink (beautiful opalescent glow!!!) MUFE Mat Bronzer, MAC Conjure Up mineralised blush (LE)

Eyes & Lips -- surprisingly small number of products --

Etude House primer, GA ETK #5, Illamasqua Ore pigment, Heavy Rotation Liquid Liner

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Distinguee


Hope you enjoyed this LOTD, and see you soon!



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posted by

The foundation does look flawless on you! Love how it looks from all the shots you have taken with it on, both here and instagram. Am intrigued to try it out once it's available here!

posted by

I'm waiting for my Gold Blitz to arrive too! A gorgeous look as always.

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Reviews: Foundations

Click to check out my foundation reviews

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



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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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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