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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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    November 30, 2012

    NEW Dior Spring 2013: The Cherie Bow Collection [Photos & Information]


    Available in Singapore 2013

    In a flush of freedom, as though flaunting an irrepressible desire to seduce, the Spring 2013 makeup look by Tyen creates a uniquely fresh fusion of the House of Dior’s iconic codes.

    Dressed with the bow that Christian Dior adored a throwback to games of love and chance, feminine avatar of the bow tie and an homage to the ribbons worn by the Duchesse de Fontanges, the Chérie Bow collection unfurls...pretty as pink. The couturier found pink to be “the softest of colours”, the colour “of happiness and femininity”. He continually reinvented its hues, from tender ballerina to hot and shocking. Pink received its first couture initials: CD.

    Chérie bow: the quintessence of Dior fashion. 

    Spring essentials.

    Camille Miceli, Creative Director of Dior accessories, reinterprets the Fontanges bow, named after Louis XIV’s favourite, who made history wearing her ribbons in her hair.
    In the elegance of Versailles, it’s cheeky and utterly 2013.

    The star palette hides colours created by Tyen: a trio of velvety eyeshadows available in two harmonies, one around vintage powder pink, contrasting with grey and anthracite, the other in poppy pinks frosted with luminous white.
    A
    black eyeliner and a fresh pink gloss complete this pop-up edition that sets the season’s tone. 

    With Chérie Bow, pink flirts with smoky black and anthracite grey...
    Pink, black, grey... The palette glows, the harmonies contrast against the skin... Sometimes demure and well-bred, often sizzling and glamorous, always cult, pink has never been this
    edgy.

    The ultimate Dior signature houndstooth makes its mark on the eyeshadows, turning these beauty accessories into the couture must-haves of the season. 

    EYES bubbly, enhanced with thick liner, or smoky and mock ingénue. 

    The it-pen.

    Inspired by backstage makeup artists, who apply a grease shadow set with powder for a long-lasting effect, the new Twin Set eyeshadow pen is the must-have for eyes. At one end, a smooth texture spreads a lush satin or pearly veil. At the other, a sponge-pad dusted with shiny powder brings a mirrored sheen. One shade and twin effects for a twin-set makeup that beholds endless possibilities...

    Illuminated, smoky or sophisticated to the hilt, the eyes recover the twinkle of spring. 

    Powders and houndstooth.

    A first for makeup. The legendary houndstooth that Christian Dior adored appears in eyeshadow palettes for the very first time. The 5 Couleurs and 3 Couleurs Smoky palettes revisit a play on grey and pink for the eyes. Variations on shadows and light, playing on textures and consistencies.


    THE COMPLEXION glows, “In the Pink”.    

    The “fresh air” effect.

    Diorblush also adopts a houndstooth attire. Beneath the puff, two original harmonies peach and “real” pink give the complexion a burst of freshness. Pink flushes to the cheeks, for an instant “fresh air” look. 

    LIPS Delicate freshness and sheen.    


    Customised glow.

    For those who love a discreet rosy effect, an expert innovation for the lips: the gloss Dior Addict Lip Glow. It reacts to the level of humidity in the lips to diffuse its active colour effect and reveal their glow. Plumped with nourishing oils, it deeply hydrates the lips and transforms the smile with glistening sex appeal.

    Who has never dreamed of a nail varnish that reveals the nails’ natural beauty and gives a colour-free boost to their glow? Dior invents Nail glow, an all-in-one nailcare, varnish and glow that reveals an instant French manicure effect in one stroke.

    Like gossamer silk on the lips, Dior Addict Lipstick shapes the smile with light. Its four lush new shades for Spring 2013 reveal an implacable sensuality, shimmering between attitude and grace. 

    Rouge Serum.

    A fountain of youth for the lips, a glamour elixir, Rouge Sérum reveals two brand new shades. On the one hand, a delicate candy pink. On the other, a cheeky coral subtly flushed with pearly gold. 

    NAILS so “Chérie”, are dressed in natural poppy pink or soft grey. 

    Nails signed CD.

    In soft pale pink, Dior Vernis Tutu evokes the delicacy of a ballerina. Brighter and spiked with coral, the Rosy Bow shade celebrates spring and glowing seduction. Lastly, the Gris Trianon shade styles the nails with soft grey,
    a timeless code in the chromatic world of Dior. 


    PRICE LIST

    Dior Chérie Bow $105    

    Dior Twin Set Eyeshadow Pens $51    

    Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow $98    

    Dior 3 Couleurs Eyeshadow $72    

    Diorblush $68    

    Dior Addict Lip Glow $44    

    Dior Addict Nail Glow $37    

    Dior Addict Lipstick $45    

    Dior Rogue Serum $50    

    Dior Vernis $37

    All products will be available island-wide from January 2013.    

     

     

    posted by
    11/19/12

    I keep getting mesmerized by the lovely pink look the model has on! And I'm not even that huge a fan of pinks – it's so pretty!


    11/19/12

    @ Sara - this collection got me at Houndstooth!! and the trio of nail polish, the names! Oh my!!


    posted by
    11/19/12

    I know right! Houndstooth and pink, who would have thought!


    posted by
    11/19/12

    wooooooow i can't WAIT


    posted by
    11/19/12

    Love the houndstooth on these!


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