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January 10, 2015
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Chanel Spring 2015: La Romanesque, Tenderly & Desirio

Before I start, I want to thank everyone for your lovely comments and feedback to my 2014 round up entry!  It is so heartwarming to have readers who have read my blog for ages to take the time to leave your comments, in a way, it's kinda like keeping up with an old friend - something familiar and relatable.... and I really thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I guess that's why I feel like my blogging mojo is back today, and I managed to post quite a few entries up.  I really can't be updating during the week, and I really hate to schedule blog entries... so I will just post everything whenever I am done with composing them.  Hope you have enjoyed the spate of new entries!

I picked up three items from the recent Chanel Spring 2015 makeup collection.  The first item that really caught my attention is the Rouge Allure Velvet in La Romanesque.  It looks a bit blah in the tube and in my pictures it look even more blah, kinda like a dull pink/ almost even orangey in certain lighting. On the model in the ad campaign though, it is a vibrant shade of deep rosy pink. Once applied it is a beautiful rosy purpley pink.  The color is deep but yet velvety soft.. and I really love the Rouge Allure Velvet formula.  This is no exception, so I had to get this.  

I also got the polishes in Tenderly and Desirio.. but I won't be swatching them for the blog (partly cos I am sporting some gelish nails too..so I can't take proper nail polish swatches) but I did try them at the counter - Desirio is a rich creamy pink that is very similar to La Romanesque while Tenderly would take 2 coats or even 3 thin coats to look nice and even.  The Camelia blush thing that came with this collection is beautiful, but I didn't feel the urge to haul it.. partly cos it seems to blend into nothing on my skintone... and it look kinda like too dusty for my liking.  Perhaps if it is in a warmer peachy shade I might have been more suckered.  

A close up pic:

on the rest of my face, I am using 

base - Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation, set with Izu loose powder
cheeks - RIMMEL LONDON Santa Rose blush
lips - Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Romanesque
eyes - MAKEUP STORE Spirit
brows - Innisfree Eco Gel eyebrow 
liners - MAC Fluidline Eye pencil in Black Brilliance

Note that the foundation actually takes some time to set into a more flawless finish that diffuses the look of my pores. Loving this foundation more and more.  Long lasting and nice natural finish. 

I really love the lippie, and I can't wait to try out the polishes!

Hope you find this entry helpful and thank you for reading! 

January 10, 2015
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Makeup Store Microshadow in Spirit

Hi hi!!

I feel that Makeup Store eyeshadow in Spirit deserves its own entry.  It is one that got me gasping at how beautiful it looks when I first saw it, and swatched it.  The shimmers are complex, multi color and the overall base color is just amazing.  It would be one of those colors that you can blend all over your lids, and you will look like you have used a few colors on your eyes, or look like you are quite skilful in applying your eyeshadows.  Love!  

Spirit is a deep brown eyeshadow that has a metallic finish.  It also contains a myraid of shimmer like gold, purple and who knows what else.. it is just awesome, and I really love it.  The texture is smooth and the color is intense.  You don't need a lot for the color and the shimmer to show up brilliantly. 

Here's the swatch - a heavy swipe across my hand.  This is just a dry swatch, but it looks almost like foiled. Amazing or what? 

and a couple of close ups on my eyes: 

and yet it can still look muted almost matte - the deep brown has an almost blackened quality that adds depth to your whole eyelook. 

and yeah, I know you can't really see the colors when I opened my eyes, but I think the depth and crease can still be seen, and still added to the smokey look which is more obvious in real life. 

I highly recommend this eyeshadow, and you should check it out in store! 

Hope this is helpful and thanks for reading!!

January 10, 2015
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Rimmel London Santa Rose Blush

Hi hi!!

I have heard of this Rimmel London Santa Rose Blush online... and well, I don't know why I never search for it in our local Watsons or Guardian.. but I get this idea that whatever we have here in our Rimmel range is completely different to what 'they' have in the UK or EU.  So I ordered the Rimmel blushes on Feelunique (which might be cheaper) plus I ordered during the Boxing Day sale event.. I ordered two.. of the same blush, cos I was worried that one might get broken in transit (or depending on my luck, BOTH might even get broken.. but luckily they all arrived in good condition!). 

When I first saw the blush, I thought, oh, okay it looks quite natural, like just a tad darker peachier than my own skintone.  I was worried if it would even show up on me enough.  Even when I swatched it, I thought it looked too 'natural' and like nothing.  

But before I go on more about the color, let's look at the packaging, it is so cute, and so small!  I sometimes put one in my makeup bag, just so I can touch up if I need to, you know, whenever you feel like a fresh coat of blush (and not so much because everything is all worn off). 

Here's the swatch on my hand, I think you can see how natural it looks.  There's a slight rosy sheen, and it is one of those blushes that's kinda like NARS Madly, Lovejoy.. but perhaps softer and a bit sheer.  

But when I applied it onto my cheeks, there's where the magic happens.  It shows up a lot more on the cheeks.  I love how it adds color, but in a subtle way..If there is ever a 'my cheeks but better' color, Santa Rose would be it.  Now it ranks almost as high up there as NARS Madly, Lustre as my all time fave blushes.  It is one of those neutral blushes that goes well with whatever makeup looks you wear.  

Bottom Line?  I LOVE IT.  

What's your recent fave blush?  

Hope you enjoyed this entry, and thanks for reading!

October 05, 2014
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LOTD: Clé de Peau Beauté Eye Quad 306

Hi hi!!  Recently I was sent several Cle de Peau items from their lastest release of eye quads & lippies.  They just launched a range of new eye quads, newly formulated and there are a total of 8 color combinations for you to pick.  I got mine in 306.. which is an unexpected love for me...as I don't normally lean towards a silver/ black combo.. but the rosy taupe shade in this quad pulls everything together. 
For example, I can use the silver on top of the taupe to add some dimension, and I use the black to add more depth. 

I have swatched all 8 new quads in this earlier entry here - click click.  

The new formulated eyeshadows are buttery smooth and the shimmer are so refined and elegant.  The shades in each palette layer very well together, and they are very easy to apply.  Overall this is a great improvement from the previous eyeshadow quads that they have.  I also like that each shade in each palette is the same size (the older ones have different sized pans).  

I also have a lipstick here from their extra rich range - the shade is 111, a pinky beige.  It goes on more intense if you use a lipbrush, as I learned from my makeover experience with cle de peau.  If you apply it straight from the bullet, you get a softer color payoff. 
I have been using this quite often as it is so natural and moisturising.  So you can see that I am using it almost like a lipbalm. 

There is also a new mascara, but I will not be featuring that in this entry. 

Swatches - 

On the eyes

Color placement: 

I applied the pale pink as highlight shade, the taupe shade as lid color, the silver just on the middle of the lid for extra pop, and the black to deepen the color on the outer corner. 
Everything sort of blends together to create this really pretty almost purpley soft look.  I find myself reaching for this quad quite often when I am doing my eyes.  There's hardly any fallout, and the quality is impressive.

I snapped a pic of all products used, and look at the quad now.. which shows you how much I have  been using the quad.  Haha. 

In this look, I also used the black shade to softly line my lower eyelids.  Overall, I love this look.  Kinda sweet, and kinda strong at the same time. 

For my cle de peau face routine and review, click here.

Hope you enjoy this entry, and thanks for reading! Loving this long weekend! 

October 04, 2014
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LOTD: New MUFE Eyeshadows!

Hi hi

Recently I went with a few of my girlfriends to check out the new MUFE eyeshadows at the MUFE Pro Store at Armenian Street (wooots, thanks to Sarah!) There was a mind boggling range of 210 shades in total, in every color you can imagine and also in a variety of finishes.  I did not swatch every single shade, but I played with a bunch which I felt were interesting.  It was tempting to go for 'unique' colours, but but but... I did want to get stuff that I would use anytime I want to use eyeshadows.  These days, I am into rosy browns... and so I went for a trio that would work very well together and also on their own.  

I also purchased a couple of MUFE pro palettes - I am planning to do a major depotting project later this year, so the palettes will come in handy then.  
So this trio with the casing is enough for now. 

The eyeshadows are $18 or $26 each.. I can't recall.  But regardless, I don't recall them being super pricey either way. 

Here are the swatches of the three shadows I got:

And I quickly put together a LOTD for this entry: I love everything because they are so soft and so pigmented.  I like to use a fluffy brush for the eyeshadows, as they pack on color and do some soft blending at the same time.  

I have been loving this MAC Fluidline Eye Pencil and Lancome eyeshadow primer.  Highly recommend both!  But I am not sure if the MAC eye pencil is permanent or LE... MIGHT be LE.. don't quote me on that! 

and more swatches here: 

A close up of the eye look - 
I am using a pair of MAC lashes here, I have them for years.. but found them too straight...until I use my Shu Uemura S Curler to curl the lashes. 
So now.. I think I can wear them more often finally!  They are number 35 in case you are wondering.

On the rest of the face, I am wearing mostly DIOR... and that entry will be posted soon  --- CLICK here to read my review of the Dior Star foundation! 

Hope you find this entry helpful and have a great weekend ahead.  
Btw the MUFE eyeshadows are now available at Sephora too (180 shades) and the full range available at their Pro Store. 

Thanks for reading!

August 16, 2014
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LOTD: NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Dione

This entry features one of the new NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow - in the shade Dione - which is described on the NARS website as a champagne beige - but I personally think it is a rather taupey shimmering shade.  I have been wearing this very often just on its own... it is very metallic, quite pigmented.  And when blended out, the base color of the shadow shows through.  I am liking all these new products that NARS is launching lately, super intense, very versatile... and I really can't wait for the Audacious lipsticks to be out in September! 

DOUBLE OR NOTHING

Mesmerizing new Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow features a luxuriously smooth transformative texture. Twelve ready-to-wear and rebelliously romantic sophisticated shades to express a riveting range of eye drama. Go both ways.
Total of 12 shades.  --- Check out Temptalia's overview of all the shades here.

How to Use: 

  • Apply using Wet/ Dry Eyeshadow Brush #49 for a sheer soft touch of sensual color
  • May be applied wet with the Wet/ Dry Eyeshadow Brush #49 for mind-blowing impact with dramatic luminous matte and high shine finishes
I am lazy when it comes to applying eyeshadow, and I just use a smudge-brush to apply this product - I am using a Lancome No 16 blending tip brush.  It is very dense and yet is fluffy enough for me to do some basic blending. 
I finished the look with a eyeliner flick (used NARS Eyeliner Stylo in Capates) since I am applying falsies.  On normal days, I skipped the liner and lashes. 
Some close ups and an overall Look: 

Overall, this is a good range of eyeshadows, all very metallic and I saw some duo-chrome shades in this range too...and most of the shades are pretty unique - check out Desdemona and Pheobe. 

For what else I am wearing in this look, click on this entry here

That's all, and thanks for reading!  (ps, 3rd entry in a day, that's unheard of recently!  Haha~)  

August 12, 2014
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LOTD: YSL Couture Palette 03 Afrique

Hi hi!!  This is a LOTD entry featuring the YSL Couture Palette in 03 Afrique - a warm neutral palette - unlike the 02 Fauves - this is much warmer and does not contain any soft matte shades-  All five shades in this palette are shimmery - again, very soft and very finely milled.  These palettes are quite long lasting, and the colors all wear true for the whole day that I was out and about. I am glad that the largest area of this palette contains my fave shade - a rich golden brown and it is what I used all over my lids.   I have no idea why the centre shade does not have that YSL embossing (other palettes I have have the YSL logo, and I checked online for other reviews and I saw the pics, 03 seems to be without the embossing detail - just a side note.. which does not affect the quality of the product in any way). 

Here's a close up of the palette - 

and these are the five shades swatched on my hand - 

from L to R

The golden peachy brown which is my fave, a dark almost violet-ish deep brown, another mid tone golden brown, a pale peachy shade, and finally a pale golden shade

Quality and payoff of all 5 shades are on par with one another.

and here's the color placement I used for this look - something very wearable and what I am comfy with.  I did not use the peachy shade for this look. 

And here's the close up eyelook - I only lined the outside of my eyes, and kept everything else quite clean and simple.  

and overall on the whole face - 
This is the kind of daily look I would go for, something quite warm, and I can pretty much wear any lip color with such an eyelook - in this case here, I have opted for a stain, toned down red.  

All products used:

Face - Diorskin Nude Hydrating foundation shade 10, NARS Creamy Radiant concealer under the eyes, set with Suqqu Chiffon Feel loose powder
Brows - Guerlain Universal brow palette, Anastasia clear brow gel 
Liner - Ettusais WP creamy brow (retractable liner)
Lips - YSL Rouge Volupte 17 (blotted off) 
Eyes - Lancome la base for eyes, YSL 03 Afrique as shown above 
Cheeks - Clarins Mosaic bronzer, NARS Taj Mahal blush 

Dress - COS (current season)

and a few more pics: 

And a couple of goofy full length pics, went out for lunch - these pics were from a day out on Saturday. 

Overall, I really love all the 3 YSL palettes I have, and I hope you found my LOTD entries on these helpful! 

Thank you for looking! 

August 06, 2014
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LOTD: YSL Couture Palette 02 Fauves & Catching up

Hi hi!!  This is another entry featuring one of the new YSL Couture Palette in 02 Fauves, which is a neutral dark brown palette - I love how the colors are quite mellow, but yet you can use this palette in a variety of ways, for a soft smokey, to deep smokey or just use the medium brown shade to add some contour and definition to your eyes without looking made up.  
I also love that most of the colors in this palette are a soft matte texture/finish, and I find that I am increasingly reaching out for such soft and rich matte shades these days (think along the lines of Cocoa Mirage and the new Lancome neutral palettes).  

Here's a close up of this beautiful palette - 

From L to R - 
you have a matte medium brown (very soft, and not chalky), deep almost blackish brown, a dark brown, medium brown and a pale neutral shimmery highlight shade 

and here is the color placement of my eyelook - which is actually a very simple just slap on the colors kind of soft smokey eyes.  And I did not line my eyes for this look - only at the outer corners just so that my falsies will blend in more seamlessly. 

here's the close up of the eyelook - All products used will be listed at the end of this entry. 

The palette isn't entirely unique as far as neutral colors go.  There are certainly neutral eyeshadows that I have which are better quality/ more intense/ more interesting (insert other adjectives here) but in terms of comparing to previous YSL neutral palettes - again, I must say that the new Couture Palettes have improved greatly in terms of the formula and color payoff.  This is a palette that is finely made, and I think it is very very wearable - neutral lovers would definitely love this combination.  

All products used:

Face - Maquillage Beauty Keep Base UV, Guerlain Papure Gold foundie mixed with Shiseido Sheer & Perfect foundie, set with Suqqu Chiffon Feel Loose Powder
Concealers - under the eyes, YSL Touche Eclat 01, spots, Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer 07
Lips - YSL Glossy Stain 12 
Eyes - Lancome eyeshadow base, YSl Couture Palette 02 Fauves as mentioned
Cheeks - Clarins Mosaic bronzer, NARS Madly 
Liner - Maquillage creamy liner BR662

Striped Dress - ZARA TRF (current new season) 

and a full length view of the dress - I LOVE IT>  it is tight, but flattering tight cos the material is a thick jersey material and the length is perfect for my height.  I love it so much I bought it in another color too. 
I love dresses like this and have been wearing these type of dresses very often, they are so flattering, and so easy to dress up or down. 

I have previously mentioned about my weight loss before, and I didn't really want to go into too much detail... it really just boils down to lots of discipline, determination and sheer hard work.  Close friends and family know what I did... and I don't think I have too much to share on the blog (not like I am on some 'weight loss sponsorship programme' that I feel like I am obliged to talk about anyway... it is really just for myself..and I plan to keep going, I have lost 20kg til date, and I have another 5kg or maybe 8kg to lose if I wanna challenge myself, but I am very happy with my current status and I am trying to maintain for a couple of weeks before I embark on the losing again).  

But if you want tips---here's what I can share:
1. no carbs, cut down sugar - this means no rice, no noodles, no pasta, no bread, no fries, no mash etc of ANY SORT.  Not even the wholemeal version. I have been doing this for 8 months and I am going strong. 
2.  Lots of vege - I hate salad but I love boiled/ stir fried green leafy vege so I make sure the bulk of my meal is vege, so I feel full.  
3.  Moderate meat - 100-150g portion a day, and avoid meat during dinner
4. Fruits - only the citrusy ones, avoid bananas etc...and avoid fruits at night too
5. EXERCISE - The only thing I do and I feel like doing is to go running by myself - at least 5 times a week unless my schedule really doesn't permit.  On weekends I do 5km, weekends I do 10km.  Of course, I started out slowly, I didn't plunge right into my 5km til I am about one month into my routine. 
6. Tell people you are close to that you are doing this.  Accountablity matters.
7. Weigh yourself everyday and record.  When you see the numbers go down, you will feel motivated. 
8. Throw out the big clothes.  Never keep them.  Perfect excuses to buy new clothes for your new body.  I have dropped at least 3 sizes and I can feel the difference..it's amazing.

Basically, what they say about exercise and dieting is true...you can't work off a bad diet at the gym... it is 80% controlling your diet and 20% exercise.  Together with my exercise, diet, I also signed on an accupuncture programme (again I don't wish to say where, what, how much exactly as I don't want anyone to think I am doing any 'promotion' cos I paid for everything myself and it is something I am committed to on a personal level, but you can email me to ask and I would be glad to give you more details).  I still indulge time to time..just make sure the extra calories are worth you cheating your diet on.. for example your fave cupcake, or brownie, or ice cream.. just have small portion time to time is fine! 

Benefits - 

Definitely, my confidence is much healthier, not that I was depressed previously.. but my confidence has allowed me to form even happier relationships with friends, and also allow me to want to get out there and do stuff, I want to go for a run followed up a poolside frolick, I want to go out drive around, run errands, do random stuff, etc etc....  Especially when you have a beauty blog... I guess appearances really do matter.  And seeing myself put on so much weight in the last few years was really MEH & EWWWW.... I got sick and tired of feeling that way (both mentally and physically) and I told myself I am not gonna be that way again.  I love that I can now talk about a certain outfit idea and I can totally pull it off and not afraid to share with my friends or post a pic on IG.. (very vain I know, but hey, whatever it takes or it works to keep me motivated!) 

Leave me an email if you have further questions on weight loss and staying motivated and what else I do... 

Also partly because of this major weight loss project that's going on, my blogging priority has taken a slight backseat...between actually working and working out... I barely have time to sit down and play with new makeup all the time unlike in the past when blog spamming was the weekend norm.  

Also, I noticed a trend of new 'bloggers' these days whose aim are simply to showcase the LATEST stuff...there's this tension or something to rush everything out so they can be 'the first' or watever...I am so over all this, if you know what I mean. I have been rambling at my blog for so long, and seeing new eager faces around sometimes makes me think of how times have changed... in the past when I started blogging and got to know a few of my fellow beauty bloggers (that I still know and talk to and hang out with), we didn't even know that there will be a day when brands would start contacting us, etc etc.. but now, up and coming 'beauty bloggers' start out the opposite way, it is like getting the attention of brands is their top priority, by spam tagging the brands on their social media....going to events and all that should be the norm for them just because 'they have a blog', and it's really obvious.  I really can't relate to such a way of operation....just a very honest rant here. But then again, to each his own, whatever makes one happy, right?  Hope you don't mind! 

I hope to update a bit more on my current faves (foundations, skincare, everything!) this coming long weekend.  Also, you might have noticed, I have gone even shorter with my hair (compared to the last longish bob), this is the shortest I have gone in more than 15 years?  Or maybe 20 years!  I thought this would be a refreshing change, and besides short hair seems to grow really fast!  

Hope you enjoyed this somewhat rambly and personal update entry.   Thanks for reading!!

June 13, 2014
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Chanel Summer 2014: Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powders

Hi hi!!  
Probably about a month ago, I purchased both the new Chanel Les Beiges powders from their summer 2014 collection.  I have enjoyed their regular Les Beiges powders, so getting both of the new (and limited edition) ones is a no brainer for me.   The first immediate difference I could see upon application is that the regular ones are not as 'shimmery'/ glowy as the new summer ones. I do love the Les Beiges are lovely for adding a healthy glow to your skin, I use the lighter shades as face powders, and the darker ones as a face 'warm' bronzer.    And, the new ones has all these gradient stripes...that makes them even more covetable in my books!  I can't remember, but I think these are S$80 each, and might still be available at Chanel counters.  They often restock, so do check back. 

Check out my review of the 2013 regular Les Beiges powders here.

Bottomline - I love the Les Beiges powders, they are soft, fine and so easy to use.  Versatile, smells awesome, and lasts pretty well on me.  

Here's the official product description:

Lightweight, multi-stripe powder offers a palette of effortless effects. Acts as a highlighter, sculpting powder, bronzer and blush — all with a sheer, natural finish and broad-spectrum sun protection. 

A few more close ups: 

Swatches on my hand - I swirled all the stripes together.  As you can see, the shade 200 (the brown one clearly) is a couple of shades darker than my skintone, it is not too orangey nor brown.. just a darker beige.  Very very neutral and flattering on me.  
The shade 100 when swirled together is pretty much my own skintone, and if I pick up only the darkest (that peachy pink) shade is a very natural blush color on me.  So, it's quite versatile.  The palest shade is like a subtle cheek highlighter. 

I find that using a soft fluffy brush applies the product best. 
Here I am using my Chikuhodo cheek brush. 

Using the shade 200, and locating the hollow of my cheekbones... this is not really contouring, just subtle dimension.  I also do the same all over my forehead and jawline. 

See, so nice and natural, right?  Of course, I have maybe 200 other face powders/ bronzers that are the same... but I am a sucker for these powders, so need to get it. 

and next, I am picking up the darkest shade in the 100 to apply on my cheeks.  I also swirl all the colors together to blend everything for a finished look. 

and here is the completed result.  Very natural, very healthy glow. 

and the overall look. 
all products used listed below:

face - Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion, Suqqu Loose Powder
cheeks - Chanel Les Beiges as featured in this entry
brows - Guerlain universal brow kit
eyes - Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage 
lips - NARS Larger than Life gloss in Priscilla 
liner - THREE flash performance in 08 

Hope you find this entry helpful, and thanks for reading!

April 27, 2014
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Every Reason to Love Shu Uemura M PK376 Gangnam Pink

Hallo!!

If you follow me on Instagram, you are probably sick of me going on about Shu Uemua's M PK376... now this is definitely not new, but when I saw the brand now being stocked at Sephora ION...I went and browse the shelf, and there was this tag next to PK376, saying it's the NO.01 shade--- and the rest is history.  Being the sucker that I am... I took the tester, swatched it, then swatched on my lips... and then I immediately have this feeling like, hey I don't want to take this color off!  It makes me look awake, it is bold (but not scary) it is intense, it is smooth, and the color is WOW.  A very close dupe is NARS FUNNY FACE which I also LOVE, but Funny Face is even more cool toned with that subtle purple tinge.  PK376 has a wicked name called Gangnam Pink, and I am not too sure if this is a shade made famous by any Korean drama (cos I am uncool and don't follow K-drama) but... even the stain that it leaves behind is awesome.  The formula is matte, long lasting and supremely comfortable to wear.  It didn't feel too dry on my lips... and I really love a good bold matte lip color.  

As I told many of my gfs... YOU NEED this shade. 

Here's more pics: 

and a couple of grainy shots from my iphone camera: 

Hope you enjoyed this entry, and have a great Sunday ahead. 

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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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