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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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    July 13, 2013

    Shiseido Fall 2013 Beauty Trends: New York Fashion Week with Dick Page


    The Fall 2013 New York Collections season was one of contrasts, as designers expressed femininity through strength and softness. Some designers favored one over the other, but many showed how the two concepts can harmoniously coexist. The woman portrayed on the runways was moody and cinematic, and displayed more maturity than seen in recent years.

    Masculinity was expressed in both traditional and experimental mens suiting, military influences, and oversized outerwear, accessorized with hats and modest height shoes. References to previous eras were expressed in details such as dropped waists and kimono wraps from the 20s, strong shoulders and pencil skirts from the 40s, and geometric graphic prints from the 60s and 70s. In keeping with the season, color palettes were earthy and dark, with a predominance of gray, black and brown.

    Color was brought in through rich jewel tones of ruby, rust, saddle, teal, indigo, forest green and purple. Shots of color animated shows with safety orange, taxi yellow, royal blue and magenta pink. Evening looks were embellished with beading, paillettes and sequins in a rainbow of metallics, specifically silver and gold. Leather, suede, exotic skins, and an abundance of fur, used for trim, clothing and outerwear, made appearances on nearly every runway. 

    Dick Page created a range of makeup looks that enhanced the expansive Fall 2013 offerings of New York designers.

    This season Dick built upon a natural looking face as the foundation for looks that featured strong eyes, glamorous lips, or enhanced natural purity. The eye treatment at Band of Outsiders provided brown hued “theatrical intensity” to the shadow cast by the hat brims, while at Michael Kors, the “quite graphic” winged block of solid black contrasted with soft pink-purple for an aerodynamic effect. To reinforce the 40s mood of the Marc by Marc Jacobs collection, Dick used gloss to create moody eyes and an alluring “very glossy red lip.” To balance the bold colors and shapes found in the thoroughly modern Narciso Rodriguez collection, Dick created a soft “almost untouched” face, with traces of soft pink on the cheeks and lips. Dick Page brought versatile customization to each Fashion Week runway presentation. 

    FACE

    Dick maintained his philosophy of letting the beauty of natural skin shine through by keeping faces classical and “pure” at Marc by Marc Jacobs, “not too done” at Band of Outsiders, and “clean and natural” at Michael Kors. At all shows, skin was moisturized, and received a very light wash of NEW Sheer and Perfect Foundation to correct imperfections. To the Michael Kors face, Dick added a subtle highlight along the upper cheekbones at the corner of the eyes with the “Champagne” shade from the NEW Eye Color Bar (Holiday Limited Edition) palette. For Narciso Rodriguez, Dick achieved an “untouched” look by brushing loose powder from the cheekbones down to the jaw as a matte base for the cheek color, and then applied soft pink blends of Luminizing Satin Face Color in Tea Rose (RS302) and Petal (RD103) along the cheekbones for a gentle blush.

    EYES

    Dick took two approaches to the eyes this season: subdued at Marc by Marc Jacobs and Narciso Rodriguez, and boldy dramatic at Michael Kors and Band of Outsiders. Shimmering Cream Eye Colors were used at Band of Outsiders, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors for a variety of results.

    The Band of Outsiders presentation alluded to film noir mystery, complete with brimmed hats that cast shadows on the models’ faces. Dick chose to exaggerate the shadow since he recognized that, “a regular eye shadow would just get lost anyway, so just continue that shadow down.” He combined Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Sable (BR709) with brown concealers, and worked the color across the entire eye area, from brow into the hairline, over the nose bridge, and across the upper cheekbones for “raccoony” mask coverage. Once the hat was in place, the theatrical effect was complete.

    The Michael Kors collection referenced speed, and the designer interspersed racing details into his graphic, primary colored, 60s influenced clothing. Dick carried through the sense of movement by putting a contemporary spin on the winged eye. He created a squared-off wedge of deep black on the outer lid with Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Caviar (BK912), which blended into the soft pink-violet shade, found in the Eye Color Bar (Holiday Limited Edition) palette. The contrast of the matte black and iridescent pink made the eyes feel, “a little bit tough.” A trace of Automatic Fine Eyeliner (BK901) reinforced the outer edges, and Perfect Mascara Full Definition in Black on upper lashes finished the look.

    The Marc by Marc Jacobs show brought glamour to the runway with 40s influenced, bold patterned, jewel toned clothes. Rich, sensual lips fortified the mood, and were balanced with soft, diffused eyes. Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Sable (BR709) was applied from lash line to crease, and across the lower lash line, followed by the deeper Caviar (BK912), diffused onto the outer portion of the lid. Perfect Mascara Full Definition in Black was brushed on the outer edge of the upper lashes. Dick added Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment around the eyes to diffuse the shadow and create a moody, “glossy” finish. Dick aimed for makeup that was, “as pure as possible,” to counterbalance the bold tropical colors

    Narciso Rodriguez incorporated into his abstract art inspired collection. Dick used a small brush to lightly apply the brown shade from the Eye Color Bar (Holiday Limited Edition) palette along the upper lash line, adding it to the lower lash line for subtle depth. A light application of Perfect Mascara Full Definition was combed through for natural definition.

    NEW Eyebrow Styling Compacts, (GY901), (BR602), (BR603), were used to define and add weight to the brows at Marc by Marc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, and Michael Kors. 

     

    LIPS

    Dick chose to use lip color at all shows, selecting Lacquer Rouge for Marc by Marc Jacobs, and a range of Perfect Rouge shades for Michael Kors, Narciso Rodriguez and Band of Outsiders.

    The impact of the eyes at Michael Kors necessitated a soft lip color, and Dick created a mid-tone rose. He blended the same Eye Color Bar (Holiday Limited Edition) palette “Soda” pink shade used on the eyes, with Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Pale Shell (PK214) and Perfect Rouge in Fantasia (RS745), and applied it to the lips with a soft brush. He tapped on a mixture of foundation and lip balm with a sponge to slightly neutralize the color, and finished it with a touch of gloss. NEW Perfect Rouge in Harmony (RD750) created the muted pink lips at the Narciso Rodriguez show. It was applied to the center of the lips, smudged, and then diffused with a sponge or brush for a natural finish.

    Bolder colors energized the looks at Marc by Marc Jacobs and Band of Outsiders. The updated 40s hairstyle at Marc by Marc Jacobs was curly and voluminous, and perfectly complemented the classic, deep red lips Dick formulated with a 50/50 ratio of Lacquer Rouge in Drama (RD501) and NEW Lacquer Rouge in Sanguine (RD413). Lip balm added a sultry, glossy finish. He completed the suspenseful Band of Outsiders look with NEW Perfect Rouge in Showgirl (RD553), for a “pure, red lip” that was gently defined


    Super exciting, and I hope this backstage report has been helpful, and given you a sneak peek into Shiseido AW 2013.  I will have breakdown of all products and looks created for this coming week.  Stay tuned, and thanks for reading!

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    January 15, 2013

    Spring 2013 Beauty Trends with Dick Page

    The Spring 2013 New York Collections showcased American designers’ fascination with artistry and craftsmanship as they looked to embellishment and new technologies in textile development to dramatize their clothing and seduce the customer. Intriguing textures and hand work included perforation, raw edges, crochet, fringe, wood paillettes, jet and pearl beads and the popular choice of studs and grommets for a modern accent. Keeping the tailoring fairly simple for the warm months of spring and summer, silhouettes ranged from fit and flare to loose and unencumbered, with boxy jackets floating lightly over garments. Palettes spanned the color spectrum from pale beach tones to vivid hues. Leather was seen at most shows despite the sea- son, contrasted by transparent fabrics and delicate lace. Graphic motifs such as color blocking, patchwork, geometric shapes and spe- cifically stripes made a frequent appearance, often in black and white.

    Dick Page complemented the designer’s creative viewpoints with his own artistic expressions.

    This season the face and lips were kept subdued in order to draw attention to the eyes. Narciso Rodriguez and Band of Outsiders eyes were subtle and natural; for the 80s-inspired Marc by Marc Jacobs collection Dick turned to earthy tones for eyes that were “a little bit funky and homemade.”

    At Zero+Maria Cornejo, bold colors and photo prints influenced Dick’s playful eye color choices of pink and purple and at Michael Kors, the collection’s primary colors and linear graphics were reflected in a modern interpretation of the 60s with bright green and turquoise arcs artfully drawn to float above the lids.

    Dick’s insight into the collections and his versatile use of products enabled him to develop diverse looks for the Spring 2013 season. 

    FACE

    Preferring to let the youthful, healthy skin of the models shine through, Dick kept their faces simple and natural to support his philosophy of “just not getting in the way.”

    At Band of Outsiders, Zero+Maria Corneo, Narciso Rodriguez and Marc by Marc Jacobs, he started with moisturizer and then sparingly applied foundation and concealer to correct imperfections. Dick incorporated Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Colors into his looks of the season; at Marc by Marc Jacobs and Zero+Maria Cornejo he added a light trace of Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold (BE206) to the upper cheek and under the eye for a subtle highlight effect.

    He opted to mix Soft Beam Gold (BE206) with Bronzers at Narciso Rodriguez for a hint of color added to the contour of the cheekbone in a circular, sweeping motion.

    For Michael Kors he warmed the skin up a half tone and then combined Soft Beam Gold (BE206) with High Beam White (WT905) for a dusting on the eyelid-upper cheekbone-under eye, creating a halo of lightness. At Band of Outsiders Dick added a bold brush- stroke “slash” of white (with a concealer lab sample) across the front of the cheeks in dramatic war paint fashion, referencing the Japanese futur- istic novel, Battle Royale, from which the collection drew inspiration. 


    EYES

    The eyes were the headliners this season; the looks were inventive at Michael Kors and Zero+Maria Cornejo, muted at Marc by Marc Jacobs and subdued at Narciso Rodriguez and Band of Outsiders. Michael Kors’ nod to California architecture and vivid Palm Springs hues were expressed in his collection’s primary colors and geometric shapes.

    Dick created a floating line of color on the plane above the lid for a linear, modern nod to the 60s. Using a soft fluff brush, he drew an arc above the lid in kelly green for brunettes and turquoise blue for blondes and redheads. A “trace of white for contrast” was applied to the lid, followed by Luminizing Satin Face Color in High Beam White (WT905) to stabilize the color. A light coat of Perfect Mascara Full Definition in Black (BK901) and added weight to the brows using Shimmering Cream Shadows finished the look.

    The Zero+Maria Cornejo collection boasted geometric photo prints and vibrant colors. Dick selected pink and purple tones found in the textiles and combined them with white to create a “halo” around the eyes. Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold (BE206) and High Beam White (WT905) were blended and applied along the upper cheek area and under the eye for an aura of light. Using a slightly damp fluff liner brush Dick applied the pink shade from the Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in Tropicalia (YE406) along the upper lash line and halfway into the crease creating a “block” of color while leaving the inner eye area color free. Dick blended the pink shade with Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Caviar (BK912) to create a rich purple and applied it at the end of the upper lash line. The lower lash was lined with a white cream liner for an intentionally “imprecise” look.

    The Narciso Rodriguez look conveyed simplicity and clarity to extend the collection’s message of purity. Dick Page kept the makeup “clean,” with a defined eyebrow and a soft shine around the eye. Dick used concealer lightly under the eye and then with a damp sponge, applied loose powder combined with Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold (BE206) to softly highlight and brighten the under eye area. Dick applied a combination of Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Sable (BR709) and Caviar (BK912) to slightly darken brows and create natural weight and fullness. He used a small fluff brush to trace the upper and lower lash lines with Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment for a subtle sheen and then applied mascara densely to the upper lashes only. No make up was applied to the eyes at Band of Outsiders but weight was added to the brows.

    Shimmering Cream Eye Colors were used on eyes and brows. To balance the color and pattern-filled Marc by Marc Jacobs collection that included bright head wraps, Dick created a muted, ”semi-punky” look that was “a little bit rough and a little bit fun.” Using a soft fluff brush, Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Shadow in Sable (BR709) was blended from lash line to crease and diffused. It was then added along the lower lash line, followed by a “scrubby” line of Caviar (BK912). Caviar (BK912) was added to the upper lash line with weight at the outer edge for a wash of “mucky” color. Dick completed the look with a heavy coat of black mascara applied to upper lashes, followed by Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment on the lid center and lower lash line for a glossy sheen. Dick favors a strong brow and used combinations of Shimmering Cream Shadows in Meadow (BE204), Caviar (BK912), Leather (BR306) and Sable (BR709) to create custom blends. He explained, “I like the way creams look in eyebrows; it looks more real to me.” 


    LIPS

    Lips played more of a supporting role this season. Crucial yet subtle, Dick used a light hand in application at all shows.

    Dick wanted an invisible lip at Band of Outsiders and chose to mute natural lip color with a hint of foundation. At Zero+Maria Cornejo Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Nymph (RD305) was gently diffused and at Narciso Rodriguez, Dick applied “a trace of color” with Lacquer Rouge in Camel (BE306) using a finger pressing technique followed by blotting and reapplication. Dick introduced two NEW colors: at Marc by Marc Jacobs “a touch” of Shiseido Perfect Rouge in Fantasia (RS745) was lightly tapped on by fingertip and for Michael Kors, Perfect Rouge in Vision (BE740) was applied with a soft fluff brush, blotted and then slightly diffused for “a little trace on the lips.” 


    And a recap:  HOW TO GET THE LOOK 

    BAND OF OUTSIDERS    

    The Spring 2013 Boy by Band of Outsiders collection drew inspiration from Battle Royale, the Japanese futuristic novel of survival. Designer Scott Sternberg’s effortless, feminine collection subtly hinted at military and Japanese references. Dick kept the face natural with toned down lips and slight weight added to the brows. To illustrate the conflict and struggle that unfolds in the story, Dick drew a bold brushstroke “slash” of white across the front of the cheeks in dramatic war paint fashion (using a concealer lab sample).

    The face was moisturized followed by a very light wash of foundation and a minimal amount of concealer to correct imperfections. No powder or cheek color was used. Dick added a wide stroke of white (with a concealer lab sample) horizontally across the front of the cheek, lifting the outer

    edge slightly in line with the contour of the face. The edges retained the hand-drawn stroke lines for an impromptu effect.

    Some weight was added to the brows with Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Sable (BR 709), Leather (BR 306) or Caviar (BK912) to enhance the models’ natural brow shades.

    Natural lip color was minimized with a touch of foundation, followed by a light application of Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment. 

    ZERO+MARIA CORNEJO    

    The free-spirited, relaxed chic Zero+Maria Cornejo collection ranged from neutral monotones to colorful, bold graphic prints derived from the designer’s mobile phone photographs of agricultural crop circles. Drawing on some of the vivid tones found in the textiles, Dick incorporated pink and purple into his “imprecise” look that suggested a “halo” of color around the eyes.

    After moisturizing the skin, a wash of foundation was added to correct imperfections followed by a light dusting of translucent powder. Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold (BE206) and High Beam White (WT905) were combined and applied along the upper cheek and under eye areas to create a halo of lightness. Darker skin tones received a bit more Soft Beam Gold (BE206). Asking models to smile, Dick applied Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold (BE206) mixed with Tea Rose (RS302) below the apple of the cheek, blended in a gentle, downward motion.

    Using a slightly damp fluff liner brush Dick applied the pink shade from Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in Tropicalia (YE406) along the upper lash line and halfway into the crease creating a “block” of color. The inner eye area was kept free of color. Dick blended Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Caviar (BK912) with the pink shade to create a rich purple and applied it at the end of the upper lash line as a “lump of color.” A white cream liner applied along the lower lash and water lines brightened the eyes. Brows were kept natural.

    Lips were treated with a touch of lip balm, followed by a diffused application of Lacquer Rouge in Nymph (RD305). 

    MARC BY MARC JACOBS    

    The Marc by Marc Jacobs collection embraced playful color and layered, mixed prints that extended to face-framing head wraps and scarves. Alluding to the 80s club scene that the collection was based on, Dick created a soft face and smudged “semi-punky” eyes that he wanted to “look a little bit rough and a little bit fun.”

    Following moisturizer, a trace of foundation was applied with a soft fluff brush to correct imperfections. Dick added a light trace of Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold (BE206) to the upper cheek and under eye areas to create a subtle tone. To fair tone models High Beam White (WT905) was combined with Soft Beam Gold (BE206). No powder or blush was used.

    Dick created “semi-punky tough eyes that he described as, “a little bit scruffy and homemade.” Using a soft fluff brush Dick applied the Shimmering Cream Shadow in Sable (BR709) from lash line to crease, then blended and diffused at the crease for an undefined line. Application continued along the entire lower lash line toward

    the inner corner. Shimmering Cream Shadow in Caviar (BK912) was added deep into the upper lash line with denser weight at the outer end. Color continued close along the lower lash line in a scrubby line and toward the inner eye, blended and diffused into the Sable. Slightly more Caviar was added at the outer end, blended and diffused into the Sable on the lid to create a wash of tone for a “mucky” smudged look. A heavy coat of Perfect Mascara Full Definition in Black (BK901) was brushed onto upper lashes only. The look was finished with Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment on the center lid and along the lower lash line for a glossy sheen. Fair tone models received slightly more Caviar and dark tone models received a Leather (BR306) variation. Dick added subtle weight to the brows using custom blends of Shimmering Cream Eye Shadows in Meadow (BE204), Caviar (BK912), Leather (BR306) and Sable (BR709).

    Feeling the lip color “should look easy,” Dick added a touch of NEW Perfect Rouge in Fantasia (RS745) that was lightly “tapped” onto the lips by fingertip and diffused. 

    NARCISO RODRIGUEZ    

    The Narciso Rodriguez aesthetic is one of chic simplicity expressed through effortless tailoring and flowing bias lines that convey an understated sensuality. Balancing a Spring 2013 collection filled with color, Dick expanded upon the concept of purity by keeping the makeup “just as simple as possible.” He focused on “real look- ing” skin and defined brows that were enhanced with soft shine around the eyes and subtle lips.

    Dick moisturized the face and applied foundation “as lightly as possible” to correct imperfections and allow the skin to appear “as real as possible.” A light dusting of loose powder was added to the entire face minus the eye area for an effect that was “matte and soft but not powdery.” Dick used a damp sponge to lightly apply loose powder mixed with Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold (BE206) under the eye to brighten yet not overpower. On fair tone models High Beam White (WT905) was used in place of Soft Beam Gold (BE206). Using a blush brush Dick selected Bronzers in Light (1), Medium (2) or Dark (3) to mix with Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold (BE206) and

    added “a really soft contour under the cheekbone” in a circular, sweeping motion.

    Dick used concealer lightly under the eye and then with a damp sponge, applied loose powder combined with Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold (BE206) to delicately highlight and brighten the under eye area. He traced the upper and lower lash lines with Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment using a small, fluffy brush to add a subtle sheen and then applied Perfect Mascara Full Definition in Black (BK901) densely to the upper lashes only. Dick wanted the brows to “appear weighted, full, and slightly darker than the natural brow but not black or too dark.” He brushed the brows down to find the natural line, applied a combination of Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Sable (BR709) and Caviar (BK912) with a small stiff brush and then brushed the brows back up.

    Once lips were moisturized, Dick applied Lacquer Rouge in Camel (BE306) with a finger-pressing technique, then blotted and reapplied for a naturally textured finish. 



    MICHAEL KORS    

    For Spring 2013, Michael Kors referenced California’s mid-century architecture and Palm Springs hues in his palette of bold primary colors and graphic motifs expressed in stripes and color blocking. Dick carried through the collection’s modern spin on the 60s with playfully artistic lines of bright blue and green positioned to float dramatically above the lids.

    Faces were moisturized and warmed up a half tone from the models’ natural shades. The skin was kept very matte, especially under the cheekbone and under eye areas.

    The lids were “blanked out” with foundation and then transluscent powder was dusted on to set. Dick then applied a combination of Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold (BE206) and High Beam White (WT905) to create lightness on the eyelid, upper cheekbone and under eye areas and to stabi-

    lize the lids for the cream color. Using a soft fluff brush Dick drew a decorative “floating” graphic arc on the plane above the lids in custom colors: turquoise blue for blondes and redheads and kelly green for brunettes. Shiseido product options are Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in Punky Blues (BL310) and Jungle (GR305). A “trace of white for contrast” was applied and diffused along the upper lash line followed by a touch of Lu- minizing Satin Face Color in High Beam White (WT905) to stabilize the color. A light coat of Perfect Mascara Full Definition in Black (BK901) went on upper lashes and brows received added weight with Shimmering Cream Eye Colors.

    Dick used a soft fluff brush to apply NEW Perfect Rouge in Vision (BE740), “a soft beigey mauve,” which was then blotted and slightly diffused for lips that had just “a trace of color.” 

    Which is your fave Spring 2013 trend look? I think I am loving the Marc by Marc Jacobs look, it is so fresh and the eyes look so effortless chic.  I also love the strong clean looks at Narciso Rodriguez.

    Hope this sharing has been useful and get you ready for Spring makeup! 

    Thanks for reading!