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April 27, 2012

LOTD: Summer Trend with DIOR Swimming Pool & Tangerine


This is a LOTD featuring the Dior Swimming Pool palette from their latest summer collection (available 1 may) --- click here, for detailed photos & swatches of the palette.

3 of the shades in the palette are very pale ones, so I know that only two shades can be used on my lids - which are the teal and the blue in the middle of the palette.  I will show you the color placement in a picture later on.

The overall eyelook is very light, and almost airy.  I used my regular lashes to add definition to the look, because I personally think that using these light colors on my eyes can tend to make them look smaller.  I only used a little bit of gel liner, applied and blended them in between my upper lashes.  I left the lower lashes totally bare.

I tried to keep the skin very flawless and smooth looking.    And then I lightly bronze the sides of my face, and give cheeks a pop of color.  Then I remember there is a tangerine/ orange looking lipgloss in the collection, so I decided to use my Shiseido lipstick.   Somehow the whole teal/ blue and orange combo seems to work, and make each other even more outstanding.

Ended up with a matchy lips and tee color + matchy nails and eye colors.  I personally feel it is quite cute, and it's colorful without being too loud.


For a expert demonstration of this pastel candy color makeup, click here to watch Lisa Eldridge's tutorial (where she also featured the same Dior palette, but didn't actually use it) link link link! She also shares tips on how to wear candy colors according to your skintone, and how not to look too washed out with pastels.

as you can see, from above the crease upwards, you can't really see the differences in the pale shades...

all products used:

face - Lancome pro base, Lancome Teint Miracle liquid foundation, Lancome Teint Miracle loose powder

cheeks - Dior Nude Glow 001 Aurora (bronzer), Dior Healthy Glow 001 Petal (blush)

eyes - Laura Mercier flax (base), Shiseido Shimmering Cream eyeshadow BL215, Dior Swimming Pool palette

lips - Shiseido shimmering rouge OR316

liner - Bobbi Brown black caviar ink

nails - Dior 401 Saint Tropez



That's all, and thanks for looking!



posted by

Swimming pool looks beautiful on your skin tone Sophia. What a pretty fotd!

posted by

This is so different from your usual looks! I love this look on you!!! :DDD

posted by

What a refreshing change from your usual neutral looks. Very nice! :)

posted by

I agree, very different from your usual but a nice refreshing change! It seems to be in the in look for summer right now too!

posted by Celestine Lee

Please stop pouting your lips in every picture. It's disturbing

posted by

sucha good look, love the colors. great nail shade


@Celestine Lee - I love to pout my lips :)

@socialitedreams, icysbtract, charlene, eliza - thank you very much! glad you like the look!

posted by Seri Nadhirah

Ohhhh, love the eye makeup! So pretty and perfect for the spring trends.

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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 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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