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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

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 25, 2012

    Nails Story: Two Colors from OPI Holland Collection [Swatches & Comparisons]

    Hi hi!

    I was good and only picked two colors from the latest OPI Holland collection.   I got a nude and a blue with some gold glassy looking specks --- super pretty, and I am very very happy with my purchase!  (and let's face it, I also picked them based on their cheeky names)

    The light blue is I don't give a RotterDam, and the nude is Did you 'ear about Van Gogh

    I ordered mine from Nail Vibe (link here!)

    And since I only got two colors, I am also link you to Ommorphia's beauty bar for swatches and review of the full collection -- there are some pretty cool wicked shimmering shades in this extensive collection.

    the cremes review & swatches

    the shimmers review & swatches

     

    Photos & swatches:

    I am very pleasantly suprised and impressed by how nicely the gold specks are showing up on my fingers.  I am currently wearing I Have A Herring Problem on my toes from a pedicure session, but I can't help but feel like the color look a little dull after a few days.  But this lighter and fresher blue is much glossier IMO.

    And this is did you 'ear about Van Gogh, which might look greyish nude or a very cool toned nude... it is super creamy and almost a one-coater.  Applying two thin coats would be perfect.

    (don't ask  me why I need so many shades of pinks and nudes and everything in between -- they are my weakness!)

    Some comparisons - no dupes, I think.

     

    What did you pick up from this collection, and which are your fave?

     

     

    Thanks for looking!

     

     

     

     

     

    posted by
    2/25/12

    I've a weakness for nudes too. :) and did you 'ear about Van Gogh looks gorgeous!!


    posted by
    2/25/12

    I'm surprised at how beautiful I Don't Give a RotterDam swatches, those gold flecks do show up very nicely!


    posted by Anonymous
    2/25/12

    Hi, love your nail polish collections... started on OPI as well. quick question, where did you buy the round thing which display all the nail polish colours? tks!


    posted by BellePlusMel
    2/25/12

    the van gogh polish is amazing


    posted by
    2/26/12

    nudes my fav too!! (:


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