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2011 Foundations & Powder Overview

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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

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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.

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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.

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I am not a makeup artist, nor do I have any professional training in makeup.

 

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    November 29, 2012

    TOM FORD Haul: Cherry Lush Lip Gloss & Bordeaux Lust Nail Lacquer

    When Tom Ford beauty finally arrived at Tangs Orchard last week, I spent some time at the counter swatching and picking a couple of items which I think I 'needed'.   I have already showed what I bought in that introduction entry, so this entry will show some swatches of the red gloss and dark red nail polish I bought. 

    Both items are intensely pigmented, very very smooth, and there's just this certain weight and sturdiness to the whole packaging and feel of the items.  I think if I ever want to splurge on more TF goodies, they would have to be the brushes and the perfumes. 

    All the glosses are very pigmented.  They are slightly sticky, but very very smooth.  I would compare them to the Illamasqua intense gloss in terms of the pigmentation.  It has a very lacquered hi-gloss appearance, just like how the model wears it in the promo images. 

    For $62, this is certainly a very expensive gloss.  But you do get the pigmentation of a lipstick, and also the shine of a gloss... and depending on how you wear it, you can achieve several different looks, especially if you pick the right colors (ie the dark, deep, or bright shades - the nude glosses are lovely, but you could always go for the nude lipsticks in the TF range). 

    Swatches: 

    It has a rather stiff brush applicator. 

    And two looks which you could achieve with the gloss.  one layer is a sheer shiny stain, and two layers is a dramatic true cherry red pop. 

    I picked Bordeaux Lust because it seems to have the best formula among the reds.  I had wanted one that matched the gloss, but the formula and finish didn't impress me, and for S$45, both color and formula had better be good. 

    You need to apply 3 thin coats for best results. I noticed some bald spots with 2 coats... but after 3 thin coats... you get a beautiful extremely glossy black cherry red color.  It is not as dark/black as Chanel Rouge Noir, and certainly deeper than other deep reds like NARS Jungle Red. 

    Hope these swatches have been helpful, and thanks for reading!

    posted by Bellachique
    11/29/12

    Aamzing! I love the opaqueness of the gloss, it looks yummy and sexy! The np looks so intense, I'm definitely going to pick up a np at some point!


    posted by
    12/01/12

    That polish is gorge! And the red lip is classic. I have a couple of Tom Ford things and really loved them, so it's good to see that the awesomeness is consistent!


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