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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.

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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.

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    Posts for November 17th 2012

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    November 17, 2012

    LOTD & Swatches: CLIO Professional Art Collection

    Hi!

    I have previously shared information about CLIO's Art Collection (click here here here), containing details about the color range and the inspiration behind this collection, including the price list.  I have received several products from this collection, and I must say, they are all very pretty, and very very easy to wear.  So I quickly did a look featuring ALL the products shown in the picture above.

    Before we go into the LOTD, let's start with the swatches, and I shall also share my thoughts on each of the item. 

    05 Orange Peach - This is a baked blush, and it is very very smooth (more so than the MAC ones, to be honest) and I personally feel that this is one of the star products of this collection. You are getting a good size blush (9g!!) and it comes in a variety of shades to suit various skintones.  Orange Peach is a very peachy pink blush, and it suits light to medium skintones.  I wore it out, and it lasted pretty well, and gave my cheeks a fresh pop of color.  


    12 Gray Eyeshadow 
    - a baked eyeshadow duo, containing a pale silver, and a glittery charcoal grey/ black shade.  Super easy to pair together for a smokey eye, as I have done so in my LOTD.  I say the darker shade is a charcoal hue, because it isn't the most jet black of all black... it is a very sooty grey, which is easily layered and built up if you want more color intensity.  The pale silver is smooth, and I lightly swept it all over my eyelids up to the browbone for some highlight.  There are glitter bits in the charcoal shade, which doesn't seem to adhere very well to the skin, so be sure to dust off any fallout.  Overall, the color combo isn't the most exciting, but if you want a basic smokey eye combo, this might suit you very much. 

    Swatches of both the blush & the eyeshadow.

    Next, we have the Art Lipstick, and mine is in the shade MO26 GRACE PINK - it is a light peachy pink.. which isn't very unique, if you have many nude lippies, you might already own one like this.  The formula is very light and smooth, and the color payoff is pretty decent.  It isn't as creamy as some of my super moisturising lipsticks, but I think the quality of this lipstick is really well worth the price you pay for it.  I am interested to see how the other shades in this collection compares though.  They seem to have some bright colors too. 

    And next, the lipgloss in A125 PINK SHOT - a milky pink gloss.  It contains silver shimmer bits, which stuck onto my lips after I wiped off the product. It reminds me a little of NARS Turkish Delight, except for the shimmer bits. Easy to wear, not too sticky which is always a plus point.  Quite a good amount at 4.1ml too. 

    Swatches of both the lipstick and the lipgloss.

    lipstick on my lips

    lipgloss on my lips

    Finally, the twist and turn liners - I have heard raving reviews about these, and I can see why.  Intense thick formulation, and I like the idea of the twist and turn to dispense the product - sometimes you get dry tips on the liquid liners.   I definitely highly recommend these if you are shopping for good liquid liners.  

    and now for the LOTD:  I did a classic smokey eyes with natural lips, using all the products you have just seen. 

    1. Applied the pale silver eyeshadow all over the lids. 
    2. Applied the charcoal eyeshadow on the lids, build up intensity close to the lashes to create depth
    3. Applied dark blue twist and turn liner. 
    4. Applied silver liner on inner corners of the eyes, and set with the pale silver eyeshadow
    5. Dabbed lipstick, and followed by lipgloss. 
    6. Slapped on the blush on my cheeks.
    7. Lashes as usual. (Benefit pin up girl lashes, a complete dupe for Shu Uemura's Farfarlina lashes)

    That's all, hope you enjoyed this entry and found it helpful.   Don't forget to check out the Clip products!  (Follow them on their Facebook page for more updates... I am not too sure of the availability at this point in time). 

    Thank you for reading!! 

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    November 17, 2012

    CLIO Professional Art Collection [Photos & Information]

     

    Created in 2005, the CLIO Art Collection is in collaboration with various artists creating their very own unique pieces. With it's graphic packaging and funky colors, the make up range has become an instant best selling range.

    The Art Collection will include an array of make up essentials such as Eye shadows, Blushers, Highlighters, Lipsticks and Lip glosses. 

    ARTIST PROFILE

    Artist name: Rhee Chong Myeong
    Title: Mirror-My Village 

    ARTIST PROFILE

    Artist name: Kim Doo Rye 
    Title: Love in Nature

    THE ART COLLECTION

    ART BLUSHER: $33.90

    These soft & sheer blushers made up of luxurious pearl pigments, allow you to achieve the natural, fresh faced look with ease.

    With it’s unique 24-hour oven baked texture, CLIO’s Art Blusher give you the radiance you crave for.

    Available in 4 shades with single and Marbling Colours: Peach (1), Pink (2), Rose Pink (4) and Orange Peach (5), formulated in Italy

    ART SHADOW, Duo: $ 23.90, Trio $25.90

    CLIO’s Art Shadow offers a soft and moisturizing texture . With its unique 24-hour oven baked formula, this eye- shadow gives off a dazzling effect thanks to the high percentage of pearly pigments contained within the eye shadow.

    This long lasting, silky smooth eye shadow, can be used either wet (offering superb colour intensity) or dry (offers a natural look). Fantastic 2 or 3 color presentation on a terra cotta disk

    Available in 14 colors with Key colors: Forte Orange Brown (410) , Forte Gold Black (416), Forte Land Gray (420) and Matted Urban Brown (502)   Formulated in Italy.

    ART LIPSTICK: $23.90

    CLIO’S Art Lipstick offers you a silky and light feel once applied. These lipsticks contain Sunflower oil and Kernel oil which act as emollients and help keep lips moisturised and looking plump.

    Vitamin C and E derivatives protect lips from the harsh effects of the environment.

    Available in 6 shades: Red (1), Pink Beige (6), Orange Coral (17), Vanilla Pink (22), Paris Pink (24) and Grace Pink (26)

    ART LIPGLOSS: $23.90

    CLIO’s Art Lip Gloss is a fully moisturizing lip gloss which will have your lips thanking you for giving them the added pout you’ve always wanted.

    With Vitamin C and E included to help protect your lips against nature’s harsh elements, this lipgloss also features 2 individual applicators.

    The brush applicator offers dual services as one side has a matted applicator, and the other, a well padded brush applicator with a spatula brush allow for easy application and make it easier for you to control how much lipgloss goes onto your lips!

    Available in 6 shades: Nude cherry (101), Glow Orange (122), Pink Shot (125), Glam Cocoa (128), Lucid Peach (129) and Apricot Peach (132) 

    Twist & Turn liquid liners

    It’s like brand new with each twist.

    This convenient auto type container allows you to control how much you use without any waste. 

    Grab your girls and get into the groove with CLIO’s Waterproof Turnliner Twisturn with its auto- turn function.

    It’s like brand new with each twist.

    This convenient auto type container allows you to control how much you use without any waste.

    Swatches and LOTD up in the next entry.  Click click click! 

    Thanks for looking!

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