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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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    October 20, 2012

    NEW Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Eyeshadow Quads‏ [Photos & Information]

    Giorgio Armani Beauty is happy to introduce a new range of Eyes to Kill Eyeshadow Quads that will be available exclusive at DFS Galleria Scottswalk in December, just in time for the festive shopping season. They will retail for SGD 80 each.

    Inspired by the rich colors of the rocks, earth, sea and natural vegetation of the Italian coast, the Eyes to Kill Eyeshadow Quad harmonies range from the classic Armani matte shades of grey, black and navy to rich, to iridescent hues of lilac and gold.

     

     

    The perfect matte. The perfect satin. The perfect match between colors and textures. Color crafting creates eye make-up with higher intensity. Eyes to Kill palette associates 2 pioneer formulas: an extraordinary matte with intense payoff that easily blends with an exceptionally luminous satin veil that morphs with every skin tone, for a crease-proof make-up that lasts for hours.

    Performance

    Real innovation in the formulation of a powder eyeshadow: an instant matte and intense formula that melds perfectly with a satin, pearly veil, producing amplified light effects. Irresistible with its extremely soft, sensorial appeal, the eyeshadow complements the eyes flawlessly all day long.

    Elegance

    As essential in make-up as it is in fashion, the unparalleled strength of Giorgio Armani is to choose the right texture for each color. It gives color a substance that enhances it. Each finely crafted color is unique: always wearable, while retaining its own character. And each color flatters every skin tone and signs its style.

    Simplicity

    A palette of 4 harmonious colors instinctively follows the natural approach to eye make-up. From the light, luminous top of the eyelid to the saturated, deep lash line. Colors and textures mix and layer endlessly and glide on effortlessly for impeccable results. 


    TECHNOLOGICAL ARTILLERY

    COLOR-FIL VELOURS


    The incomparable technology of matte eyeshadows: instant intensity.

    A base of silky waxes for glide-on application and even, flawless results. It ensures long- lasting, intense matteness.

    It is generally extremely difficult to formulate a matte eyeshadows because the pigments and mattifying ingredients become hard to pick up with a fingertip or brush on application. Their white bases tone down colors.

    The Giorgio Armani Laboratories have developed a new formula that reconciles high color saturation with a matte finish by using a coating of soft-touch powders. This technology makes it possible to use an exceptionally high percentage of pure pigments for ever more intense, ultra-saturated color.

    COLOR-FIL SATIN


    The illuminating technology of a satin eyeshadow: the fusion of color and radiance on the skin

    Thanks to a translucent binder, the luminosity of the nacres is amplified: a supple, airy light veil flows on like a second skin and holds for hours and hours and adapts to each skin color.

    Conventional eyeshadows generally incorporate an opaque white or grey base which dulls the color and doesn’t always compliment the complexion.

    But with Color-Fil Satin technology, the color is more intense and can finally express all its richness without a powdery, dull finish. It is radiant and the intensity of the nacres is amplified. The color goes on in an exceptionally fine veil, making layering to infinity possible, in harmony with every skin tone.


    CAPTIVATING COLORS

    International make-up artist and virtuoso of smoky eyes, Linda Cantello interprets Armani elegance by paying tribute to two of the brand’s main bywords: harmony and attitude.


    A confirmed color expert, she has developed the palettes to form a perfect balance of strength and softness. Very easy to wear, Eyes to Kill palettes offer women make-up from the simplest to the most sophisticated, for bewitching eyes.

    “Eyes to Kill palette colors were crafted like M. Armani designs fashion: to enhance women’s elegance and power of seduction.”
    Linda Cantello, international Make-up artist for Giorgio Armani Cosmetics

    NATURE IN ALL ITS GLORY

    “Giorgio Armani is very inspired by nature, and I think there is a reason for that: we look best with the colors we find in nature. Giorgio Armani loves and is able to capture these kind of colors that are neither greys, neither beiges, that are indefinable colors, which is what makes them so interesting”
    Linda Cantello, international Make-up artist for Giorgio Armani Cosmetics

    Giorgio Armani is inspired by such ever-changing, living nature that reflects its contrasts through harmony: calm and peaceful, yet also majestic and powerful. 




     

    COLOUR AGENDA

    01 – Maestro: Gradation from radiant mineral sprinkles to high-powered rock colors.

    Like mineral stratum equilibrium, the legendary glowing Armani greige, secret formulation between grey and beige turns into radiant mica stone. An asphalt matte grey echo to Giorgio Armani’s Pantelleria imposing rocks is easily strengthened by a powerful matte obsidian lava black giving strength to the eye

    02 – Terra siena: gradation from sunlight-infused sand to strong earth Italian brown

    A dewy beige for a pure mineral light perfectly blends with a shiny bright taupe that brings a touch of bronzed light. Like following the sunset, earth tone turns into a shaded hot brown and ends with a powerful matte earth brown liner, perfectly balanced between darkness and lightness.

    03 – Pantelleria: Gradation from light infused faded to deep brown- greens: sun influence on colors.

    King of half-tone neutrals, Giorgio Armani introduces the vreige, halfway between green tenderness and Armani’s beige glow. The new greige. It transforms and turns in to a dewy celadon, as a slight echo to Nature’s exuberance. A bright sage green brings light with silver and gold reflections and ends with an intense matte khaki liner, like Mediterranean meadow grass at the end of summer.

    04 – Effeto nudo: the Giorgio Armani contemporary interpretation of the legendary Italian “Claroscuro”.

    A neutral bright beige highlights the lid with a stray of light while the light matte and sandy taupe designs the eye with Italian attitude. Specially designed for shaping the eye with shadows, the darker matte taupe warms up the finish with a touch of Mediterranean light. A rich tierra tone signs the magical painting.

    05 – Mediterranea: Gradation of Mediterranean blue from quiet spring dawn to fall storm sea

    This harmony begins with a luminous silver, tinged with a touch of blue that reminds the foam of the ocean. It travels into a light blue grey shade with shiny reflections. The vivid and intense Armani bleu de Prusse fights the coldness of blue and radiates like the sea when spring begins. The palette ends with the legendary Armani blue Marine, color of the sea prior to a storm.

    06 – Boudoir – Gradation from dewy coral essence to intense Amazonian mahogany

    From a soft coral infused by light, color turns into a bright rosewood that enhance the skin tone & reminds the XVIII century luxurious discovery. A strong matte inspired by the hundred-year-old threes is strengthened by an intense mahogany liner gives strength to the eye.

    07 – Saharan blush – Gradation from summer Saharan sky to hot sand brown

    Extremely glowing rose turns into an eggshell tone reminding the color of the sun reflecting on the Saharan landscape at sunrise. A bright rose that could be seen in the sky color the palette before ending in a hot brown.

    08 – Parma – gradation from dewy lilac rose to an iconic amethyst powder

    Two variations of lilac rose tinted with blue reflections remind spring colors from the sky at dawn to the booming flowers. The gradation goes into a sparkling mineral dust before ending in an intense amethyst violet, echo to the home made eye shadows crafted by women in ancient Mediterranean civilizations. 



     

     

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