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.
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.
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.
I am sure many of you would have heard by now Michelle Phanis coming to Singapore for a meet and greet in conjunction with Lancome. There are several events lined up besides the meet and greet, and you can find out more information here, at the Lancome Singapore Facebook pageand more details here.
I won't be able to attend the events nor get to meet her (my coming weekend is obscenely packed to the max), but I am looking forward to reading and hearing about the experiences from my fellow beauty bloggers!
Hope this sharing is helpful, and thanks for reading!
Just a quick sharing with you about Estee Lauder's special event that's going on at The Paragon Atrium from 24 - 29 July. During this period, you will be treated to a series of makeovers and workshops, and find the look for you and your lifestyle. I was there yesterday with Joey [JoeySpace] and checked out what's happening and waiting in store for those who signed up.
Lots of makeover stations, a special area for workshops, photoshot set up, and also a retail area - and lots more Estee Lauder customers getting themselves dolled up by the Estee Lauder makeup artists. We didn't opt for the makeover, but we took a quick shot at the photoshoot area, and got a printout for each of us on the spot (after perhaps 15 minutes).
But anyway, in case you are making weekend plans, here are some details which you might find useful:
Choose a look that suits your lifestyle, with professional hairstyling by Vive Hair Salon, and a 6R makeover shot of your new look by Picture Works
Registration cost $120 (fully redeemable for Estee Lauder products at the event)
seats are limited - registration is $120, fully redeemable for Estee Lauder products at the event
be rewarded with beauty treats when you buy Estee Lauder products during the event
- a 6 piece gift set when you spend $180 or more
- spend $220 or more and receive a tote bag
- a $280 or more purchase gets you a nine-colour lip palette
- first 200 customers to spend over $180 get a free 3-month magazine subscription
July 24 - 29, 2012 (Tues - Sun) 10 am - 9.30pm daily Paragon Atrium
I was playing with the nail polishes on display... totally in love with the red shades.
Formula is very smooth and creamy.
colors for your reference
from my thumb to little finger
pure red, enchanted garnet, tempting melon, nude attitude [very very sheer, like a french manicure color], purple passion
hastily swatched whilst I was standing at the counter, don't mind the messy paintjob!
and just to share this video that just popped up on my YT subscription list
the Estee Lauder Paris inspired nail polish collection to be launched soon, stay tuned
[ps watching this vid - I need to go Paris again!]
Hope this has been helpful, and do check out this event if you do hit town this weekend! :)