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2011 Foundations & Powder Overview

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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

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DiorSnow Base Routine

Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation

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Illamasqua Skinbase

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer

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Lancome Teint Miracle Liquid Foundation

Lancome Maqui Miracle Compact Foundation

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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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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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    March 22, 2012

    YSL Glossy Stain 19 Beige Aquarelle [Swatches & Quick LOTD]

    Hi! I received my second YSL Glossy Stain as a birthday present from my friend recently.  Well, my first YSL Glossy Stain is also a birthday present from someone else, my sister.  Heheh.  I am falling in love with the glossy stains!  If I ever get to see them in person, I think I will most likely end up with more shades.

    While the first one I bought is a bright deep pink/red shade, this is a much more wearable pinky nude shade.  I had to apply two coats of this, because it might look rather sheer and streaky on first coat.

    It is shade which I would wear even if I don't have much makeup on, but I match this shade with a slightly smokey eye for this quick LOTD.

    natural day light

    Lip swatches taken in daylight lamp, no flash

    this is two coats of the glossy stain

    You can see that with two coats, the color is true to what you can see in the tube, and it is also quite glossy.

    I don't find these glossy stains sticky at all, and they have quite a decent lasting power.

    I know the color isn't the most unique in my stash, but I enjoy the formula of these stains,

    so that totally justified me getting more if I have the chance to.

    I slapped on the eye colors after a day's work, so you are looking at 12 hours old foundation (I did powder my T-zone).  So if I look a little worn or tired, you know why.

    All products used:

    Base: Lancome Pro Base, Lancome Teint Miracle liquid foundation, Lancome Teint Miracle Loose Powder, Cle de Peau concealer

    Eyes: MUFE eyeshadow primer, Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo in Audacious Asphalt (applied with MAC217 brush all over lids), Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Sapphire as a smudy liner (I smudged it with MAC209 brush that pencil brush), and applied falsies

    Cheeks - Benefit Sugarbomb

    Lips - YSL Glossy Stain 19 Beige Aquarelle

    If you would like me to do an updated nude lipsticks entry, do comment below, and I will try my best to get one up soon!

     

    Hope this has been helpful, and thanks for looking!

     

     

    posted by
    3/22/12

    This looks really good on you.


    posted by
    3/22/12

    Love it!! I want one too! U look super good in nudes


    posted by
    3/22/12

    Ooh this actually looks really pretty and glossy! I didn't expect much of the nuder spectrum of these glossy stains but this is nice.


    posted by Anonymous
    3/23/12

    Lovely! You're gorgeous with this make up :-)
    Are YSL glossy stains similar to Chanel laques?
    At any rate I prefer Dior Addict in shade Beige Dandy, it's more unique...

    Nila xxx

    maisonila.blogspot.it


    posted by Nila xxx
    3/23/12

    Gorgeous on you! For me I prefer Dior Addict in Beige Dandy ;-)


    posted by
    3/23/12

    Super nice! Compliments you very well. Been totally sucked into this colour shade recently >.<


    posted by
    3/25/12

    A very glamorous nude and you look great in it..
    I need to get my hands on them, great, great reviews everywhere!!


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