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Posts for January 18th 2012

January 18, 2012

Soap & Glory Fabu-Lipstick in Naked Beige [Photos & Swatches]

Soap & Glory Fabu-Lipstick in Naked Beige is a natural 'my lips but better' color.  It is a color that is almost exactly the same as my own natural lip color, and the texture of the lipstick is very moisturising (but not sheer balmy like say, for example, a Chanel Rouge Coco Shine or one of those sheer smoothing lipstick.   It is quite pigmented, and smells similar to a MAC lipstick.

The packaging is lovely, and again, very typical of a Soap & Glory product.  I like the metal bullet, and how the monogram logo of the brand is embossed on the body of the lipstick itself.

It lasted prolly 2 - 3 hours on me, which is okay, since the color is easy to wear, and you can just slap it on without looking into a mirror should you need to freshen up the color throughout the day.

I am very happy with Soap & Glory bath and body products, and the two makeup items I have from them.  I think these will sell like hotcakes once they are available in Singapore (and we know their prices are quite reasonable -- no harm or great loss for anyone who wants to try out a brand makeup brand).

Click here for Soap & Glory Blush entry

Click here for my UK Swap goodies entry


Hope this is helpful, and thanks for looking. :)




January 18, 2012

Soap & Glory Love at First Blush [Photos & Swatches]

Hi hi,

this entry will feature Soap & Glory makeup, in particular the Love at First Blush - a multi shade shimmer powder. It reminds me of Benefit boxed powders (Sugarbomb!!!), you know, shimmery blushes that contain various segments of complimenting colours.  I won't expect Soap & Glory to come up with 50 different shades of blush, but something like this, that has a range of shades which will no doubt suit most skintones.

The packaging is very typical of Soap & Glory products, girly pink with the vintage pin-up appearance.  The blush is housed in a cardboard casing, secured with a magnetic closure.  The blush compact also comes with a mirror (no brush).  It is not the most intensely pigmented blush, but a nice swirl across all the shades and dusted onto my cheeks give a pretty pinky glow that is not overpowering, and very flattering.

I think the Soap & Glory makeup range will eventually come to Sephora (they seem to be expanding their line each time drop by Sephora) --- so it is only a matter of whether everyone asks and 'begs' SephoraSg (I notice from their FB they seem to like people to really stalk and begging them to bring this in, and that in --- well, I think Sephora will be stocking Laura Mercier from March 2012, that's good news we can use for once!)  enough for them to finally bring in the full range of products including the makeup.  Even in the UK, these makeup products are relatively new.


Photos & Swatches:



That's all, and thank you for looking!




January 18, 2012

Collection2000 Lasting Perfection Foundation & Concealer [Photos & Swatches]

This entry will feature the Collection2000 Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Foundation & Concealer which I got from my UK swap.

Both products suited my skintone very well, as you can see in the last few pictures of this entry.  Both products also promised at least 14 hours of wear, but I have yet to test it out for the day (I only wore this LOTD out for 3 - 4 hours).   If you watch YT videos or read many other beauty blogs, you will have heard plenty of the Lasting Perfection concealer.  Almost every UK YT makeup guru use this concealer, and it has been hailed as one of the best drugstore concealers out there.  Even Lisa Eldridge listed it as one of her top concealers.


Photos and swatches:

The foundation is dispensed via a pump, and 1.5 pumps gave me enough coverage for my whole face.

The concealer comes in a sponge-tip wand applicator.

The texture of the foundation is quite creamy but not too heavy.  It gives medium coverage, and I felt that the blending could have been smoother -- though the overall finish is quite flawless.

The concealer is thick and creamy, and very pigmented, I can see why it is so highly raved.  Very smooth, and gives a slight brightening effect when blended out.  Doesn't seem to feel cakey too, though I need to use this more often to give an accurate impression.

Applying the liquid foundation - I used a Real Techniques buffing brush to apply and blend the foundation.

I dotted some concealer under my eyes even there is nothing much to cover in terms of darkness, but it does give a slight brightening effect

I also dotted the concealer over a couple of red spots on my forehead

The completed look before setting with loose powder

A super flashed out picture which doesnt show anything, honestly

Here you might be able to see the overal finish of the foundation & concealer

Not bad at all, I think this is great for a casual everyday foundation.


That's all and thanks for looking!



January 18, 2012

LOTD & UK Swap Goodies

Last week, I received a package that made me very very happy!  In the last week of Dec, Jennifer and I agreed to do a swap, she is based in UK, and wanted to try out BB creams, and so I suggested that I could send her a bunch of BB creams and other Asian goodies to try out while she could pick whatever she thinks I would love to try out from the UK (I did request for a few Barry M pencils which my youngest sis LOVES and the Collection2000 concealer which EVERYONE seems to rave about), and well, I am beyond happy to receive more than those and especially stuff which we can't have yet here in Singapore.

In this entry, I will give a quick overview of the goodies I got, and in subsequent separate entries, I will show you swatches and applications close up pictures.  I am also showing a quick LOTD using most of these items, except for the nail polish and Barry M liners.

Nails Inc. Base coat & Quick Dry Topcoat

Soap & Glory products:

- Off Your Face cleansing clothes

- Love at First Blush

- Super Fabu Lipstick

Major EXCITED!!  Soap & Glory makeup products!!!!!

Collection2000 liquid foundation & concealers

Jennifer and I are about the same shade in our bases, so it was easy for her to pick something that matches me.

Here is my LOTD,

using the Collection2000 liquid foundation, the concealer under my eyes and on my spots (I set it with my Ettusais Loose Powder)

the Soap & Glory blush and lipstick,

Chanel's Epatant


Stay tuned for swatches and more photos coming up next!



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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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