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Rachel K BB Cream

Shiseido Sheer & Perfect Foundation 

Shiseido Natural Finish Cream Concealer 

Shiseido Radiant Lifting Foundation

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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

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ZA True White Liquid Foundation

 

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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.

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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.

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    January 06, 2011

    Nails Story: Fun with Shattered Nails (Katy Perry's OPI collection)

    So I got in these two bottles of Katy Perry's OPI collection this evening, and thought I would try out the colours.  I am sure many of you already know about this collection, and probably already bought them too.  I got 2 items from this collection, of course, the Black Shatter which is "a deep asphalt black with a shattered texture", and Teenage Dream -- well, that's like the title of that Katy Perry song, and I kind of like that song.

    And while trying out the Black Shatter nail polish, I have come to the following conclusions/ tips to keep in mind:

    • The shatter top coat dries matte.   I personally think it looks better with a top coat for a glossy finish.
    • You need to be very fast in your application.  The most ideal would be one even coat, and don't double apply, if you know what  I mean. Because then everything shatters blackish. Haha.
    • The shattering effect is almost instantaneous.  Kind of fun to watch.
    • The shattering effect looks best over a glittery holographic base colour.  The contrast of the black patches over the glitter/ holographic effect is quite something.  Over cream finish colors, well, unless it is a pop of neon, maybe?
    • Follow the instructions that say to let your base color dry first.

     

    Some close up pictures:

    Black Shatter with Color Club Fashion Addict

    With and without top coat


    Tried Black Shatter with the following colors from R to L:

    OPI Bring on the Bling

    OPI Teenage Dream

    OPI Catch me in the Net

    Color Club Age of Aquarius

    Without topcoat

    With topcoat as shown in the first pic of this entry.

    I think using the topcoat makes everything pop!


    That's all, and thanks for looking!

    posted by
    1/06/11

    I like the one with OPI Bring on the Bling! I can't wait to get mine to play (:


    posted by
    1/06/11

    wow! love the look. Now that I am off my nail ban. I am ready to get my hands on one bot of Shatter! (erm maybe two).. *^__^*


    posted by
    1/06/11

    amazing.. i think it works really well with top coat and it gives a more polish look to it..
    now we have unique nails every time we do shatter style!


    posted by
    1/06/11

    I'm set on getting mine tomorow I think (I hope)! Wheeeeee!


    posted by
    1/06/11

    They look fab!!! Getting mine tomorrow and will explore over the weekends!


    posted by
    1/06/11

    love the effect, esp the one on age of aquarius :D
    its up on transdesign in 2 weeks. hiaks.


    posted by
    1/06/11

    they look amazing!! im scared to try cuz the last krackpolish i used was BLAH n when i see how amazing it looks on ur nails, it feels like a PRO did it la, sophia! I LIKEEEEEEEEE!


    posted by
    1/06/11

    love the 2nd & 4th one!


    posted by
    1/06/11

    So GORGEOUS!!! I so want OPI Shatter!!!


    posted by
    1/06/11

    This is gorgeous! IA - the topcoat looks so much better!


    posted by
    1/06/11

    AMAZING! I really want it! But I missed the spree. MAN!


    posted by
    1/06/11

    It looks better with the top coat, looks more polished (pardon the pun!) & put together. :)


    posted by
    1/06/11

    Those look really neat I'll have to try.


    posted by
    1/06/11

    It does look better with a topcoat, now I can't wait to get my hands on Shattered to play around with it. I like the different color combination you paired Shattered with, they all look so pretty!


    posted by
    1/07/11

    yes, i agree that it looks best with a contrasting color, or holos, glitters esp under. bring on the bling looks amazing with black shatter. i'm going to have to get me another bottle of bring on the bling too!


    posted by
    1/08/11

    Ohh.. THat is really nice!!! IS the Black Shatter out in SG or have to get it online Sophia.. With the topcoat it looks much nicer!!! SO.. it means that you can add the Black Shatter on top of any colour right??


    1/08/11

    @ linn -- yes, you can add it to any base color, and I got mine at Robinsons! :)


    posted by
    1/11/11

    Super interesting!! I just got a Black Shatter too..
    Can't wait to use it..
    It looks totally different with and without top coat!!


    posted by
    1/11/11

    this is so super cute! i wanna try this!!


    posted by
    1/19/11

    Neatest invention ever :)


    posted by
    1/21/11

    This is fantastic! Definitely going to go get myself some.


    posted by
    1/23/11

    Im going to try these out, China Glaze is also coming out with one at the begining of Feb.


    posted by
    4/06/11

    I used the shattered over Sally Hensen's extreme mellatics then added a top coat of Sally Hensen's Disco Ball. It is clear with a hint of glitter, not overpoering. Should be fun trying over glow in the dark nail polish.


    posted by
    6/17/11

    They look amazing! I don't know why but it never looks this good when I try them on myself!!


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