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Reviews: Foundations

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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.

Where to find me

Twitter (link button above!)  Email (stated above!)  Instagram (makeup_blogette)

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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    May 15, 2011

    LOTD: Smokey Winged Eyeliner [Plus Sneak Peek Backstage @ AFF]

    Hi hi,

    We spent a very fruitful and exciting afternoon with the Shu Uemura & Redken team today at the Audi Fashion Festival.  Got a chance to see the makeup and hair artistes in action backstage, took loads of pictures, played with the Shu Uemura lashes - which if you have read my blog from years back - would know I am a huge fan and collector of - and then watched the actual presentation itself, called the Shapes & Shadows at the Tent itself at Ngee Ann City.

    We got a preview at a new product from Shu Uemura - I am sooo excited, but will save that for a later entry this week.

    Shall show my LOTD for today, and also show some highlights and sneak preview of entries to come -- It is loosely based on Lisa Eldridge's video of the same title [Smokey Winged Eyeliner].

    All products used:

    Foundation - Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, Shu Uemura UV Mousse Base in Beige, Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk foundation, Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder

    Cheeks - MAC Cheeky Bronze, Tarte Tipsy

    Lips - Chanel Extrait De Gloss in Genie

    Eyes - UDPP, Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense in Pulp Fiction, Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in After Hours

    Liners - Heavy Rotation liquid liner, Bobbi Brown Black Caviar Ink gel cream

    Lashes - Clinique Lower Lash Mascara, Shu Uemura Smokey Layers

     

    These lashes will be part of the latest additions to the Shu Uemura's Tokyo Lash Bar this coming JULY.

    Backstage pictures of the makeup team, I was drooling at the array of Shu Uemura lashes and eyeshadows and a gazillion other goodies all laid out.

    Serious makeup porn going on.

    And I will be featuring this new product from Shu Uemura this week.  You probably can already tell what it is, if you saw my tweets.  :)

    We also got to play with the Shu Uemura lashes backstage, and I helped Chantana and Sara put on their partial lashes!  :)

     

    If you want to see lotsa more pictures from the Shapes & Shadow presentation,

    do check out my FB album, the public link to the album is HERE.

     

     

    That's all, and thanks for looking!

     

     

    posted by
    5/15/11

    omg!!!!! the e/s palette! *faints* and...i loveeee ur 2nd pic! GORGEOUS!!! =D


    5/15/11

    Thanks Imma! Yes I know, right! Want to grab that palette! Haha!


    posted by
    5/16/11

    hi sophia, how's the clarin's beauty flash balm? :)


    posted by
    5/18/11

    Love your look - it's simple but really strikingly beautiful!

    The eyeshadow palette, though. Full-blown makeup porn. SWOON.

    And you will be pleased to know that I bought a pair of (relatively boring) false lashes this weekend. Now I just need to get up the nerve to try them out! Eee!


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