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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 18, 2013

    NARS SS2013 Collection [Photos & Information]

    I realise this entry is a little belated, but I want to share the beautiful images and swatches of most of the products released in this collection anyway. They are all already available at Tangs Orchard, so do check them out soon!

    The Spring 2013 Collection shines with rich, hyper-saturated shades, welcoming the season with a dramatically modern palette.  Jewel-toned cheeks pop.  Lips sparkle in soft metallic rose or pout in sultry shimmering fuchsia.  Nails shimmer in iridescent silver green.  Eyes flash in pink or flirt in blue and green.  The collection is an ode to bold color and a modern woman - and as always, purely NARS. 

    Stella Tennat fronts the campaign image, which is shot by Francois Nars himself, is described by NARS as having a unique look, short hair, angular features - that really defines the 90s era.  Her look is unapologetically strong yet feminine which really represents the NARS makeup.   NARS' favourite products of this collection includes Dressed to Kill lipstick, and the Bouthan palette.  


    BOUTHAN EYESHADOW DUO

    With the French name for Bhutan, the South Asian country wedged between China and India at the eastern end the Himalayans, this Duo Eyeshadow features a soft pink tulie and a bright pink with gold shimmer shade that can be applied wet or dry, alone or layered.

    DRESSED TO KILL LIPSTICK

    This fuchsia rose Lipstick with gold shimmer is as dengerously seductive as the 1980 erotic crime thriller, written and directed by Brian de Palma, for which it's named. 
     

    MAD MAD WORLD EYESHADOW DUO

    This vivid cyan and parakeet green Duo Eyeshadow is as wildly colorful as its namesake 1963 American comedy film.  Wear each bold shade solo or use one as a base and the other as a liner or accent - the combination is eye-popping and unexpected. 

    DISCO INFERNO NAIL POLISH

    Burn baby nurn! Hitting the dance floor is a must in this iridesecent silver green nail polish, inspired by the Trammps 1976 song (and album of the same name). 

    PERSIA SINGLE EYESHADOW

    Named after the countery now known as Iran, this matte paprika colored Eyeshadow evokes the history and culture of the empire that Cyrus the Great founded in the sixth century. Apply dry for a softer look or wet for a strong effect. 

    CYTHERE VELVET GLOSS LIP PENCIL 

    This irresistible soft metallic rose Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil is inspired by the Greek Aegean island located between the Peloponnese Peinsular and Crete that's believed to be the birthplace of Venus, the goddess of love.
    SEDUCTION BLUSH

    This sexy sangria-hued Blush lends skin an alluring come-hither flush.

    CORCOVADO Soft Touch Shadow Pencil

    This 24-karat Soft Touch Shadow Pencil gets its name from the mountain in central Rio de Janeiro that's famous the world over for the 125 foot statue of "Christ the Redeemer" atop its peak.  Use it as a base for layering with powder shadow, or as a liner or accent, or to enhance color intensity. 

    Here are some SS2013 Runway looks featuring NARS collection: 


    at the marc jacobs show 

    pictures I took during the preview session a couple of weeks back 

    more information on the light reflecting power and concealers in subsequent entries coming this week.  

    If you have been following me on instagram you would have gotten more timely updates on the availabilty of the new products.  I believe by now the light reflecting powders are either low in stock or out of stock.  

    NARS makeup artist Julyen presenting to us the NARS SS2013 look: 

    swatches and makeup playtime

    we were astounded by the intense colors and beautiful textures 

    I didn't manage to swatch Bhoutan for some reason, opps!  I will showcase a couple of items which I received and purchased from this collection soon.  Stay tuned.  I will most probably be posting the light reflecting powder and concealer as a informative & review entries hopefully by this weekend, but if you want my preliminary views, I am loving both so far! 

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

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