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Maquillage Long Lasting Cream Stick foundation

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Maquillage Multi Base BB & True Powdery UV foundation

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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.

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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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    February 23, 2013

    NARS Radiant Creamy Concealers: Information & Review

    Hi hi

    This will be a review of the new NARS Radiant Creamy Concealers - which will be available here in March at the NARS Store at Tangs Orchard.  It will retail for S$42.  We have a total of 5 shades launched here, but before I go on about the shades,

    here's the product information:

    Ideal for all skin types, the new NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer boasts a luxuriously smooth texture enriched with hydrating skin care benefits.  When applied to camouflage darkness under the eyes and reduce the appearance of redness and skin imperfections, the multi-action formula provides medium to high buildable coverage in a natural, radiant finish with long-lasting results. 

    A single stroke keeps complexion looking fresh and creaseless all day - going on smoothly and blending easily.  Light diffusing technology blurs imperfections and fine lines, and evens skin tone without masking skin's natural color. 

    Skin glows with new radiance over or under foundation - and looks beautiful even when bare.  Perfect as a complement to Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF30/PA+++ or layered with Sheer Matte and Sheer Glow Foundation. 

    Crease proof - Long Wear - Non Comedogneic.  
    Dermatologist tested.  Paraben Free, Alcohol Free, and Fragrance Free. 

    Shades from lightest to darkest:

    Chantilly - Light 01 
    True Ivory shade for fairest complexion 

    Vanilla - Light 02  ** This is my shade ** 
    Tiny cast of pink for the fair complexion 

    Honey - Light 03
    Warm peach undertone for light to medium complexion

    Custard - Medium 01 
    Yellow understone for light to medium complexion 

    Ginger - Medium 02 
    Golden undertone for medium complexion 

    (Cafe makeup has swatches of ALL the 10 shades available at narscosmetics.com on her blog)

    Product close ups: 

    The wand applicator is long, and picks up enough product (for me at least) with just one single dip. 

    How I apply it:

    I dotted the concealer (after my foundation) on areas where I need to cover, note that I don't have particularly dark eye circles or anything, so I am only using a bit of the concealer to brighten up the area, not so much to cover any darkness.  I am mentioning this because I can't comment for myself how good it is at concealing under the eyes.  But I can tell you it is excellent for covering spots.  

    Do check out Sarah's awesome review on the NARS concealer - she loves it for undereye concealing. 

    After dotting the areas, I usually use my foundation brush to blend it into my skin - this is the fastest way, but if I want to be really precise about it, I would use my fingers, or a tiny fine brush to really 'photoshop' away the spots I want to cover. 

    I find that the concealer also works well over powdered skin - there are times when I want to touch up after I have already applied my bronzer/ blush, and I just dot a little over a spot, and it blends smoothly too. \

    The concealer is able to cover redness and dark spots, and never looks cakey at all.  

    The concealer offers maximum coverage, and is very creamy.  It dries and settles to a powdery/velvety smooth finish, not cakey at all.  
    For comparisons to my other fave concealers - this is creamier than the Laura Mercier secret camouflage (same amount of coverage), feels like the cle de peau stick concealer (same coverage and finish, but in a creamy liquid formula).  It also reminds me of the DiorSnow White Reveal Instant Spot concealer - but at almost half the price.  Actually among these other concealers I have mentioned, the NARS one has the lowest price point - which is a good thing!  I love the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer - and really highly recommend it. 

    After concealing - but I have not set my face with powder yet.  Please note that I usually only use concealers AFTER my foundation because I find that way, I use less product - the overall skin is already even out, and I only use a concealer to touch up little areas. 

    Here's a comparison of the other shades of the concealers - but again, i would like to point you to Cafe Makeup's complete swatches - color accurate and she has the full 10 shades featured. 

    There is quite buzz going on about the new NARS concealers - just like their setting powders - and I can see why, the quality and formula of these products are truly impressive.   

    I feel like doing a NARS base feature entry soon and test out this routine, since I think I have the 'complete' NARS routine in my collection (maybe except the primer).
    NARS Sheer Glow, Loose Powder, Concealer, Finishing Powder --- there you have it!

    I hope this entry has been useful and thank you for reading!

    posted by Branka p.
    2/24/13

    Thank you for reviewing this. I've been on the lookout for this concealer and your opinion has been very helpful.
    I really liked that you compared it to other products because I have Laura Mercier's Secret Camouflage and now I know what to expect from the Nars Concealer.
    All in all, a fantastic review! :)


    2/24/13

    @Branka- yay, thank you, and I am glad you found it helpful! :)


    posted by
    2/25/13

    Wah Sophia your skin is super flawless!! What were u even concealing huh? :) I can't wait for the day when I don't have to use concealer!


    2/25/13

    @Mabel - LOL have la.. some spots which are taking forever to fade away! :o thanks thakns!


    posted by Anonymous
    2/25/13

    Hey Sophia, thanks for the great review! Since we have almost similar colouring, I'm going to try the concealer in Shade 2 too.

    May I know what is your take on its longevity though?

    Thanks :)


    posted by
    2/26/13

    Agreed, your skin is really good! That aside this concealer sounds fab! Really looking to pick this up since it is quite highly raved!


    2/26/13

    @ Anonymous - it lasted as long as my foundation does on me the whole day, unless I happen to 'scratch' my face sometime during the day, and wipe off the concealer off a certain area... but after setting, the concealer is pretty long lasting. Hope this helps!


    2/26/13

    @ Sara - thank you very much! I think you will enjoy it too :)


    posted by Cheng Luan
    4/04/13

    Hello Sophia!

    How does this concealer compare to the Amazing concealer in terms of shade and coverage? I can't get Amazing Cosmetics here in the UK so was thinking of trying NARS out! I'm light golden using the Amazing concealer and Fiji in NARS Sheer Glow with really bad eye circles. Which shade do you think I should get? Thanks loads! :)


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