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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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    February 08, 2011

    LOTD: Sweet Pinks for Valentine's Day

    Hi hi,

    This will be a series of Valentine's Day inspired looks featuring the latest Clarins Neo Pastels Spring Makeup Collection.  This collection is gorgeous, as soon as I saw them in this month's Female magazine and also STYLE magazine.  The eyeshadow palette is super pretty, versatile, and great for creating lotsa of very fresh faced spring clean looks.  I will showcase the collection in a later entry, because I want to post this LOTD first!

    All products used are by Clarins unless otherwise stated:

    Foundation: Instant Smooth Line Correcting Concentrate around the eye contour, Lancome Pro base, Extra Firm Foundation SPF15 103 Ivory, set with La Mer powder

    Concealer: Instant Light Brush on Perfector

    Cheeks: Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colour 03 Miami Pink

    Eyes: Eye Colour & Liner Palette

    Lips: Rouge Hydra Nude 01 Nude Rose

    I also loosely curled my hair for this very soft romantic pink look.  Overall, I like how fresh, youth and clean the LOTD is.  It is perfect for a day out!   (P/S I don't celebrate V-day!)

    The Clarins blush is featured in this month's STYLE mag.

    The Clarins Neo Pastels Spring makeup collection will be available at all Clarins from 14 Feb 2011.

     

    Prices and product information will be in an upcoming entry. CLICK HERE to read.

    Thanks for looking!

     

    P/S Clarins products were given to me for consideration.  All opinions are my own honest ones.

    posted by
    2/08/11

    You've already started playing with the goodies! hehe! So soft and pretty and girly! I wonder what I'll come up with, seeing that I don't do LOTDs. I think I received different shades from you, so that's nice in a way.


    2/08/11

    Yup! :) they are so pretty, and the pastels... gosh! :) I had to play with them like, asap!


    posted by
    2/08/11

    I really like this change in look! It's definitely different from your usual smokey eyes, but still so beautiful in a ever-so subtle and fresh-faced! like a young girl in love :)


    posted by
    2/08/11

    Very youthful and fresh indeed! I feel inspired to throw on some light pink in my eyelook for work tomorrow!


    posted by
    2/08/11

    loves it!


    posted by
    2/08/11

    ooMG! U look so fresh n youthful in this lotd, 2 thumbs up!!! :)


    posted by
    2/08/11

    You look soo refreshing n pretty!!! :)


    posted by
    2/24/11

    Your hair is soooooo gorgeous in this look, Sophia!
    You should wear it more often. :)


    2/24/11

    @ Fatin - thanks babe, but I always too lazy to curl hair just before leaving the house! lol


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