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Reviews: Foundations

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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

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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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    July 30, 2012

    NEW Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup [Preview & All Swatches]

    Last week, a few of us got the chance to preview the new Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup at a classy and intimate press eventneedless to say, there was an air of anticipation for this special preview, and we were not disappointed.  Hosted in a scenic getaway villa at Capella, we were wowed by an afternoon of GA elegance, luxurious setting and treated to new GA products which will be launched later this year for Fall 2012 and Holiday 2012. 
    The star of the event is the Maestro Fusion Makeup - a new revoluntionary foundation (click here for the official information).  There was a makeup demonstration by a GA Spokesperson, followed by some informal discussion about what women are looking for in foundation (and makeup in general) and finally of course, time to test out the makeup products, and mingle with the other invited guests.  
    Here are some shots of the makeup demonstration - we could see how the foundation blends into the model's face like second skin, it doesn't look like she has anything on her face after application, but yet there is a subtle change, a radiance and a glow that wasn't noticeable before.  The GA spokesperson used fingers to blend the product into her skin seamlessly and evenly.
    Here are the end results, the eyes are kept quite natural, but a soft smokey look that goes with the flawless skin (no setting powder was used).  This is followed by slight cheek contouring (using a taupe eyeshadow mixed with the foundation itself, and blended into the sides of the face with the hands).  A bright pop of color on her lips (this range of 'matte' glosses will be released only early next year) to complete the effortlessly chic look.  Me likey. 
    Beautiful GA makeup all lined out on the central table in the room.
    This range of special edition glosses will be released next year.  
    The texture is divine and the colors are all gorgeous.  
    It feels like the texture of the Face Fabric which I have reviewed here. 
    A matte intense gloss.  
    I fell in love with a few of the shades. 
    and eyeshadow palettes
    and finally, the swatches you have been waiting for. 
    We were told 8 shades would be available for the Asian market. 

    I swatched every shade on display at the event.  (One shade, 5.5 seems to be missing)
    Quite a few of us were matched to shade #4, which is a light neutral shade. 
    Because the foundation is so adaptable and blends into your skintone, we all were able to wear the same shade. 
    I am also #4 in my other GA foundations, in case you are wondering. 
    and one last shot, taken outdoors (by the lovely pool!)
    The Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup will be released Oct 2012.
    I will be doing a detailed review and feature closer to the launch date after using it for a length of time. 
    Also watch out for a few GA LOTDs in the coming weeks, featuring several other products which I received during the press event. 
    Very excited.  :)
    Hope this sharing has been helpful, and thank you for reading.

    posted by
    7/30/12

    I am dying to try this new foundation! Did you happen to see a shade 6 for the foundation?


    7/30/12

    @ jac - there isn't a shade 6 according to the color chart, but with this foundation it kind of fuses with your skintone, so you can get away with a shade up or down... hope this helps! :)


    posted by
    7/30/12

    I WANT TO TRY THIS!
    Is shade #3 lighter than #2?


    7/31/12

    @michelle - i think they are different undertones, not so much as lighter or darker.. have a swatch at the counters when the product launches :)


    posted by
    8/02/12

    I want to try this!! and the lipgloss.. ohh they're just looking bold!! Hoow's the color of the lipgloss? Red or sheer?


    8/02/12

    @meryl - the lipglosses are intensely pigmented, and matte. if you have swatched their face fabric before, the texture of both the gloss and the face fabric is the same. that velvety smooth texture. very very nice. I tried shade 402, which is a true red (I posted a pic of myself that day of the event with the red lips... it is gorgeous.) Mag should be posting swatches of all the lipglosses up on her site soon. Keep a lookout for it. :)


    posted by Miss RK
    9/11/12

    Hi, I was just wondering if you could please tell me if you know which shade would be best for NC40 skin tone please? Thank you :)


    posted by cewek
    10/01/12

    @Miss RK, try #7! I'm a NC 42 and I find #7 is a great fit :)


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