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Reviews: Foundations

Click to check out my foundation reviews

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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    Posts for November 1st 2012

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    November 01, 2012

    Chanel Holiday 2012: Le Vernis 637 Malice [Photos & Swatches]

    You need Malice...as I have told many of my girlfriends. 

    It has the perfect consistency as far as Chanel polishes go.  It can be a one coater if you are in a hurry, and the color is just perfectly on trend this season.  A deep burgundy/red with the most subtle sparkling shimmery red bits. 

    I like that it is not as dark as Strong, and also more dimensional than Rouge Noir.  

    Together with Provocante, Malice is also my top picks for the dark vampy shades for nails this fall season. 

    It is also the only item I picked up from the Chanel Holiday 2012 collection.  

    If you want to see more from this collection, do check out the following links:

    Front Row Beauty reviews the Chanel Harmonie de Soir Quad  (click click)

    The Beauty Look Book reviews and compares Malice to other similar vampy dark reds (click click), all the eye products (click click), and all the glossimers (click click)

    Thanks for looking!

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    November 01, 2012

    Clarins Skin Illusion Loose Powder Foundation

    Skin Illusion is now available as a loose powder foundation, offering the coverage of a foundation and the lightness of a loose powder, with pure, mineral radiance and the skin care benefits of plants. Your skin, only better.

    Luminosity & a bare skin effect
    An incredibly beautiful, smooth complexion with a transparent finish > Pink opal mineral powder

    Energizing and hydrating benefits > Pink algae plant extract Radiance, comfort, protection

    Radiant skin in any circumstance > Light-Optimizing+ complex


    Comfortable skin > Clarins exclusive Plant Micropatch®


    Skin is protected all day long > Extracts of white tea and succory dock-cress 


    And more!

    • Luxurious and ingenious > A wonderfully soft brush built into the lid

    • 11 pure shades in perfect affinity with the skin that deliver exceptional hold > Pigments coated with an amino acid of plant origin    

       


     

    Clarins Skill Illusion Loose Powder Foundation is available in

    four shades 103, 105, 108 and 110.  

    Price S$62

    Available at all Clarins counters. 

     

    p/s it smells amazing and is extremely smooth.  It it also one of the most innovative and neat packaging I have come across for a loose powder.

    Can't wait to review it!