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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



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 01, 2013

    NEW YSL Rouge Volupte Shine [Photos & Information]

    Currently available at YSL Ion Store and Tangs Orchard, $45 each.

    Rouge Volupte Shine

    Give in to the irrestible appeal
    Dive in to pure sensuality
    Your lips, your rules, your pleasure.
    You can be INstinctive,
    You can be gentle or sharp
    sensible or subversive
    Your smile lights up the room with colors
    that range from voluptous
    and luminous
    to fresh and natural
    You love casual chic shades
    that flirt with sheer transparency
    you dare to wear purple
    Fantasies come passionately to life
    A potent cocktail to dazzle the senses
    one of a kind shine
    Rouge Volupte Shine is the combination
    of a creamy texture
    and vibrant colors
    that makes lip color a delicious treat
    19 colors for ultra sensual YSL lips
    addicted to pleasure
    Let your lipstick speak for itself.

    The 5 senses merry go round 

    Taste - mouth watering mango scent enhances the pleasure of applying and wearing Rouge Volupte Shine

    Touch - Caressing the lips as it glides on, Rouge Volupte Shine instantly melts on lips, leaving a veil of color brimming with wonderfully wet-looking shine

    Feel - The opulent texture is a promise of the imminent care.  Lips become smooth, plump, stunning.

    See - A treasure in and of itself, the case is stamped with the YSL Cassandre logo and wrapped in a sash that matches the color of the lipstick inside.  A true gem.

    Hear - Its luxurious clasp clicks open and shut in a flick of the wrist.  So YSL. 

    The secret of the Rouge Volupte Shine Formula 

    • Rouge Volupte Shine contains an all-in-one cocktail of lip care, for lips that are increasingly beautiful, comfortable and plump.
    • Moisturising action: Hyaluronic acid microspheres seal in moisture and prevent lips fro drying out. 
    • Antioxidant shield: Pomegranate and rice extracts combat free radicals.
    • Protection and extreme comfort: Emollients make the lips soft and smooth.
    • Intense shine and luminous color: Candelilla wax, combined with silicon oils, sheathes the lips in a shiny film coating that enhances the color.

    Protection, comfort, wet-looking shine, homogenous color that doesn't smudge.  Rouge Volupte Shine melts on your lips and stays on with you for hours of pure pleasure and unlimited seduction. 

    From L to R
    Row 1 No 1, No 2, No 3, No 4

    Row 2 No 5, No 6, No 7, No 8

    Row 3 No 9, No 10, No 11, No 12

    Row 4 No 13, No 14, No 15, No 16

    Row 5 No 17, No 18, No 19 

    The shade family 

    Voluptous in Beige 

    No 1 Brun in Secure
    No 7 Rose Infinite
    No 10 Chocolate in Style 
    No 11 Beige Instinct

    Natural in Coral 
    No 14 Corail in Touch
    No 15 Corail Intuitive
    No 9 Nude in Private

    Seductive in Red
    No 2 Pouprpre Intouchable
    No 4 Rouge in Danger
    No 12 Corail Incandescent
    No 16 Orange Impertinent 

    Sensual in Pink 
    No 6 Pink in Devotion
    No 8 Pink in Confidence
    No13 Pink in Paria
    No 17 Rose in Tension

    Subversive in Purple 
    No 3 Violet Incognito
    No 5 Fuchsia in Excess
    No 18 Prune in Fire
    No 19 Fuchsia in Rage

    Will have swatches and LOTDs coming up soon!  

    Thank you for reading!

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