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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.

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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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    March 06, 2010

    Swatch Time! YSL Rouge Volupte and Rouge Pur

    Hi!

    I met Kas today, because I needed to pass her my birthday present to her (which she might tell you about in due time) and we had our pedicures done (I brought along my CG XVIII that purple color) -- maybe I will take pictures later on and update -- anyway, it was awfully nice of her to sign for my pedicure off her package.  :)

    So we hanged around town a bit, checked out Too Fabulous again, swatched lots of stuff, talked to Linn at the Benefit counter, and I ended up getting one more lip pencil In Sync, because I had thought of getting it the the day before, but somehow I did... and then lissasioux left a comment saying how In Sync would be great with our YSL RV 19, or 1, and all that... and well, yup... I got it.   She is my YSL enabler, and I guess vice versa.

    Anyway... we ended up at DFS galleria, and went on a swatching spree.. and I got this idea to write the numbers of the lipsticks on my hand, then we went to the toilet to take pictures and all, so you can imagine what an operation all that was.  Thankfully nobody bothered us at DFS at all, and I was able to take these pictures.  Their testers are also super brand new, like newly sanitised, the top of almost every lipstick I swatched were very nicely sliced off.... and I even did a lipswatch of one of the lipsticks (in a pale nude coral shade).

    I really like this color combi!  I think I can prolly dupe this combination with MAC's Ravishing and Underaged lipglass over.

    Edited: It's not RP#144 Silky Apricot, but RV#30 Faubourg Peach--I think I want to buy this color shown below.

    Then came the swatching!!

    All the RV are the Rouge Volupte, and the RP are Rouge Pur.  I didn't swatch the Rouge Shine since they were kind of sheer,  you won't be able to see them clearly anyway.  I love love every single shade ending with "PINK".

    RV#11 (Rose Culte)

    RV#9 (Caress Pink)

    RV#30 (Faubourg Peach)-- new Spring shade

    RV#29 (Opera Rose) -- new Spring shade

    RV#150 (Sublime Red)

    RP#144 (Silky Apricot)

    RP#19 (Fuchsia Pink)

    RP#135 (Candy Pink)

    RP#146 (Romantic Pink)

    RP#141 (Pink Satin)

    And this is my own pink lip combination:

    And some MAC pinky colors which stood out to me at the DFS counter.

    I think the next time we all need makeup remover wipes whenever we hit the MU counters.  And hand creams too.  After a few swatches, I always just wipe (quite roughly with tissue) and I think wet wipes are the way to go.  :)

    Kas and I in the toilet while she was washing her hands.... some artistic and creative shots are in her camera, which I am sure she will blog about soon. Seriously, I don't know why I looked soooo washed out in the pictures which I took today.  I had no time to do my makeup today, and all I had was foundation, brows, false lashes (no liner, no eyeshadow), NARS Mounia, and the pink lipppy.  But it is not as thought you can see any hint of blush going on at all.

    And I like Kas' eyeshadow combination (Emerald Green, and a pinkish color on the inner corner)  today, and the slightly pinky nude lipstick she had going on, even though it isn't technically a nude, but it is lighter than her usual Up the Amp color. I think it was a combination of 2 lipsticks..the names of which totally slip my mind now.

    How's your weekend been?  I am going to watch Alice (...) 3D later today, and then clear some work before the start of another work week.

    Thanks for reading!!

     

    posted by
    3/06/10

    Oh yeah! That's my PILOT PEN doing the labelling! LOL!
    and thank you thank you for the compliments on the eyeshadow and lip combi! The lips were MAC Taupe with a layer of YSL Rouge Pur in 132 (Nude Beige) - I can't do nude-nude (I think i have yet to find THE NUDE for me) but i quite like this pinky-latte shade. Hmm, shall dub it the Rose-Tea-Latte from now on!!!

    Am trying to edit my pics now! And pls - my pleasure for the pedi. Today was a blast of fun (as well as humid, icky weather!)


    posted by
    3/06/10

    Thanks for the wonderful swatches! Now I've got some lemmings for YSL lippies again! :-P Rouge Pur #144 looks great on your lips. My wkend has been quite blah. Flight back to Sydney was on Friday night, spent the whole of Sat cleaning up my Sydney apt. Missing everyone back in SG badly. :-(

    Hope you had fun watching AiW 3D! :-)


    posted by
    3/06/10

    I totally LOVE the MAC liner + Gaga combi! Thanks for the swatch on your lips! I want to get them too~
    And YSL RP colour is pretty on you too!! Around how much are YSL lippys? I hadn't tried them before, seeing the lipsticks effect on you, I definitely would like to try them too!
    Besides MAC, i hope I can discover other brands of good lipsticks. :D
    Not sure if you've tried shiseido lippys? I first come in touch with it around few months ago, they have a creamy range and it was goooood. But the price is even GOOOODER.. They have this super nude colour that when I wore it, my whole face look so washed out (like sick person). But I still love it, I don't know why... ^_^"


    posted by
    3/06/10

    Kas' eyeshadow can even be seen from 5 metres away! WOOT NICE!!


    3/06/10

    miwitch - the rouge pur are S$38 or $39... the rouge volupte are $42 ... try this sg ebay seller , germ 1123, she sells YSL lipsticks for about S$25.... but colors are limited...


    posted by
    3/06/10

    Kudos to U and Kas!
    So many swatches for our benefit!
    You ladies must love living on the edge for taking such risks for us!


    3/06/10

    Hazel, I am trying to do this more often! It's fun, only if the BA leaves us alone. Haha~


    posted by
    3/06/10

    Did you see the tea rose lipstick that Lorainne keeps mentioning in her videos? (:


    3/06/10

    i was keeping a look out, but when i came home and checked the names on the website, i didnt swatch any tea rose... i am thinking it is a nude color, and i didn't swatch the nudes.... was going more for the pinks in this swatch fest. maybe the next mission is to hunt down Tea Rose and swatch it with the other nude YSL shades! :)


    posted by
    3/06/10

    hahaha. 'enabler' i like it...i was just glad that MAC had these new light liners, b/c i've begun to realize that the RV's could use a little base or something around the edge, since they're so creamy. i don't have much of a lip ridge and this is great....(so i love the 'naked'/gaga combo....gonna get that lippy soon) and i'm liking the RV #30, that's what i wanted #13 peach passion to be.
    It's look like you're officially a lipstick girl, Soph!! lol


    posted by
    3/06/10

    Is tea rose a new colour? Maybe that's why it was not available there? I told my mom about that hot fuschia pink (RV11) and she was like "why didn't you buy it for meeeeee?!" LOL!


    posted by
    3/06/10

    Ooh I really like how that RV#30 shade looks! You might just have enabled me to get it.
    I can imagine how the operation went, must have been quite thrilling! But that BA was nice to have let you guys be, I find that at the DFS it's a lot quieter and they don't 'harass' you so much.

    And lol at Kas using her Pilot Pen, this goes to show that the pen can seriously write on any surface (as advertised). haha.


    posted by
    3/07/10

    Sara: sshhhh! Dun say that - they might read this and change their mind and install patrollers!
    Yeah, I love that pen - its the only one that I'm comfortable using


    posted by
    3/07/10

    And it just so happens my current school project is on the Pilot Pen company.
    *notes down one happy customer* haha!


    posted by
    3/07/10

    **Oh boy "Disco-ball" ***

    RV#30 Faubourg Peach, look so good on you!! I love this kind of shade. And N29 too!!

    I have given up lipstick years ago and seriously these pass months (5mths?) Your lip swatches and lipstick lemming have kinda dig out my inner lip's evil!!!!! Make me lemming on some lip products(which I know that if I got it, I won't be using it often)

    I just hope that with our high tech, they will invent something that look like lipstick and won't feel anything on the lips!


    posted by
    3/07/10

    Chantana: I'm sure there are some lippies out there that are super lightweight and not very drying at all. You should get back into lip stuff! The choices available right now is crazy :D


    posted by
    3/07/10

    i am also loving the naked liner + gaga lippie combo, i am so tempted to just dash to town right after work to grab them, tsk tsk.

    chantana: come and join the lippy crazy gang here! i am not so much into lipstick last time, more of a lipgloss kinda person and since last year dont know when, i think its YSL RV's fault, i started to get attracted to all sort's of weird colored lippies.


    posted by
    3/15/10

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    posted by
    6/20/10

    Hi, could you please tell me what lipstick /s you have used in the first 2 pictures, also what lisptick shade is the 3rd pic? Thanks!


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