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September 21, 2010

Haul: NARS 2010 Fall Collection & My MU Wishlist Came True!

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When it comes to NARS, I suspect a little part of its allure comes from the fact that they are rather hard to get for us here, for now, at least.  That's good, or bad, in a way.  Good because we get to be quite restrained in our choices of colors from this brand, and only pick and choose the colors which we really want, and when the opportunity arises, we get our friends to CP for us, or when we travel to other countries where NARS is available, we kind of know what to look out for.  And it is also bad, because for me, I would tend to just grab anything that catches my fancy, because who knows when is the next time I get to an actual NARS counter, right?

The items you see here, are mainly products which my gf bought for me when she was working in HK for a few days.  So we had a little gift exchange, where I gave her the chanel nail polish, and she gifted me with these nars goodies (the two eyeshadow singles, and the lipstick pencil).  And the two eyeshadow duos, my sister's colleague got them perhaps weeks and weeks ago when the collection was newly released in HK.  Even I forgot all about it, til recently.  That was really a pleasant surprise to know that they managed to get both the duos.

And so, here we have Rajasthan (click here to see Temptalia's review and swatches)

And Tzarine (click here to see Temptalia's swatches and reviews)

The following are my own swatches -- -will get to play with them more over the weekend!   Rajasthan is more pigmented than Tzarine, but the teal-ish shade in Tzarine is super pretty with the gold flecks!

Next, we have the eyeshadow singles for the same 2010  Fall collection, Mangrove (click here to see Temptalia's swatches and reviews)  it is described as a  mustard yellow, and definitely something which I don't have in my stash.  I think it should be quite easy to wear on me...all over the lids, and with a darker crease color.

And then, Coconut Grove, which is a almost blackish brown.  The base color reminds me of Mekong, except that this is a matte color.  It is very creamy and super pigmented.

And you can see the swatches and comparisons side by side:

Next, another goodie from my gf, is the Velvet matte lip pencil, in the color Walkyrie , a brownish red, that is not too dark, and certainly wearable anytime of the day.  It is very soft, and goes on the lips smoothly.  There is something wrong with the picture before, I must have accidentally added a black paint glob over the tip of the pencil in the midst of my editing, and it looks all waxy and black!  Argh!  It was way too late when I realised my mistake and I didn't want to go back and edit again.

Then we have a tiny sample of the Orgasm Illuminator.  It is like a liquid form of their famous shade, and here, I have swatched it next to the Orgasm Multiple stick (cream), and the Orgasm blush (powder).  The color differs ever so slightly among the three.

And lastly, I ordered the Doceur Blush from Michelle's spree, which is on its way to us, soon!  Here is a picture I took from Temptalia's website.  Looking forward to trying out this natural almost matte blush!

image credit from temptalia

Remember that little fall makeup wishlist I made a while ago?

Everything is all here!!!  And a couple more, it seems!  :)  But I ain't complaining!

So much goodies to play with, and I am one happy woman!~

That's all, and thanks for looking!

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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.

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.

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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.

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I am not a makeup artist, nor do I have any professional training in makeup.




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