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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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    October 12, 2013

    NEW MAQuillAGE True Eyeshadow Palettes [Photos & Swatches]

    MAQuillAGE added 3 new shades of eyeshadow palettes to their True Eyeshadow Range this fall season.  All three are  beautiful and have great formula, they are pigmented yet soft, and all the shades in the palette work together to create the big dazzling eyes which these palettes are known for (in their promotional tagline, these palettes claim to create 110% bigger eyes with the 5 carefully-balanced shades). 

    The palettes come in the pale pink plastic packaging which is very sturdy and sleek. 

    And each palette comes with this sheet of instructions on color placement to enhance and maximise your eyes. I find this very helpful for people who want tips & tricks for eyeshadow application, and they also show how you can use the applicators for each part of your eyeshadow application.  Even if you are already quite adept at eyeshadow application, sometimes it is also interesting to try out something different.  

    and here are the three palettes fuily revealed - I find that the applicators are of decent quality, the sponge tip ones feel solid, and the brush ones feel natural. 

    RS721 Elegant Rose - plummy pink palette

    BR722 Feminine Brown - rich warm brown palette

    BE323 Stylish Beige - neutral brown with a pop of olive palette 

    Close ups of each palette - 

    and each palette comes with a matte beige shade, a shimmery brow bone shade, and 3 colors which are various in tones for you to create depth and add dimension to your eyes. 

    Shimmery as they are, I think these are some of the smoothest eyeshadows I have swatched - there is no compromise on the color payoff, and you can easily go totally smokey, or create very wearable natural barely there eyelooks with these palettes.  I am quite impressed with the intensity of the shades in each palettes.  (Note - the matte beige shade isn't showing on in my pics, because they blend right into my skintone)

    I have a look featuring the BE323 palette in an upcoming entry, so do stay tuned. 

    While these palettes might not be as pow-wow at the new Lancome hypnose palettes, but I must say they are way better in terms of overall quality than some of the pricier Dior and Chanel palettes.  Do check these out at all Shiseido/ MAQuillAGE counters!  

    All these new palettes are already available.  Prices will be updated as I receive them. 

    Hope this overview has been helpful, and thanks for looking!!

    check out our major makeup sale happening this coming weekend!  
    click on the pic below for details