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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

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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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    June 26, 2013

    YSL Pure Chromatics Palette No21 [Photos & Swatches]

    Hallo!

    Today I shall share with you the YSL Pure Chromatics Palette in No21 - not too sure if this is new - I haven't seen it on the YSL site yet.  This is a fairly neutral palette with an interesting kick.  

    It consists of a finely milled pearlescent pinky white which is great for highlighting.
    A navy blue with very very finely milled purple shimmer bits.
    A shimmery gold.
    A shimmery rich dark brown. 

    Overall you get a variety of finishes and a combination of shades that create both natural and dramatic makeup looks. 

    YSL Pure Chromatics palettes use a new water-process technology, exclusive to YSL,  is the latest discovery in color for pigments more intense and dramatic than ever before ---- but personally I don't think they are very intense, unless you really pack on the pigments. 
     
    USE WET FOR A CHROMATIC TRANSFORMATION

    Expect the unexpected. Water enhances color pigments in PURE CHROMATICS. When used wet, the water activates the pigments and gives full intensity to their color. The effect is the satiny powder transforms into a luxurious cream while pearls shine with a metallic finish.  - This I agree, the eyeshadows do work better and look more intense when used wet.

    Close up:

    Swatches, without any base - 

    I would personally recommend using a dark creamy base for these eyeshadows to enhance their pigmentation.  The eyeshadows themselves have very interesting finish due to their complex shimmers but if you like a more intense color payoff, a colored base is essential.  I have often see how the BAs layer and mix the colors together - and I think this is the attraction of these palettes - some of them have rather unique color combinations. 

    I will be using this palette in a subsequent entry.  
    Each of the Pure Chromatics palette retail for S$82 each if I am not wrong, available from the YSL Ion Store or Tangs Orchard.

    Hope this has been helpful, and thank you for reading!

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    February 25, 2013

    YSL Rouge Volupte Shine: No 12 Corail Incandescent

    Hi hi!

    This is a quick look featuring one of the new YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in No12 Corail Incandescent.  The new Rouge Volupte Shine lipsticks are already available at the YSL counter at Tangs and also at their store in Ion retailing for S$45 each.  These lipsticks have a high glossy finish, and have a semi-sheer consistency.  They are creamy, and goes onto the lips very smoothly.  I find them very moisturising and have a hydrating effect on me.  If you want a more opaque look than the current Rouge Volupte Sheer Candy, then the Shine series would be right up your alley.  

    I was given 5 of these Rouge Volupte Shines..and here we have a bright coral pink - this can even pass off as a wearable red for beginners.  There is some pink, mostly a bright coral shade.  The color payoff on this particular shade is more opaque than the others.  It is very pretty, and great match for a soft neutral smokey eye look. 

    I find that these last about 2 - 3 hours on me, they are not very lasting simply because of the very emolient and moisturising factor, but they are easy to apply, and I don't really have an issue with that.   You wil also find that other shades which I will be featuring in the next couple of days show up more creamy and opaque. 

    For collection information click here.

    For close ups of the five beautiful shades I have, click here

    Click to see No3 Violet Incognito and No19 Fuchsia in Rage... No6 Pink in Devotion

    Swatches on my hand - 

    on my lips -

    And overall look - this is what happens when you take pictures in front of a fan - hair goes EVERYWHERE.  haha.  Sorry!

    A quick round up of the 5 colors: 

    Hope you find this review helpful, and thank you for reading!

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    February 23, 2013

    YSL Rouge Volupte Shine: No 6 Pink in Devotion

    Hi hi! 

    This is a quick look featuring one of the new YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in No6 Pink in Devotion.  The new Rouge Volupte Shine lipsticks are already available at the YSL counter at Tangs and also at their store in Ion retailing for S$45 each.  These lipsticks have a high glossy finish, and have a semi-sheer consistency.  They are creamy, and goes onto the lips very smoothly.  I find them very moisturising and have a hydrating effect on me.  If you want a more opaque look than the current Rouge Volupte Sheer Candy, then the Shine series would be right up your alley.  

    I was given 5 of these Rouge Volupte Shines..and here we have a rather deep pink shade - which leans on the warmer side (as opposed to the cooler 19 Fuchsia in Rage which I featured in the previous entry).  I personally prefer wearing a darker warm pink like this - it enhances my neutral understone, and warms up my complexion in general.  Overall, I think that this is a safe shade to get, and I sometimes blot away the shine of the lipstick, and wear it as a matte stain for a healthy rosy lips effect.

    I find that these last about 2 - 3 hours on me, they are not very lasting simply because of the very emolient and moisturising factor, but they are easy to apply, and I don't really have an issue with that.   You wil also find that other shades which I will be featuring in the next couple of days show up more creamy and opaque. 

    For collection information click here.

    For close ups of the five beautiful shades I have, click here

    Click to see No3 Violet Incognito and No19 Fuchsia in Rage...

    Swatches on my hand - 

    On my lips 

    I find that because these lipsticks are so emoilient, they don't settle into the lips of my lips, and feel really moisturising and creamy on my lips. 

    And overall look: 

    A quick comparison of the other shades: 

    Which is your fave among the five?  Please share! 

    I hope this review has been helpful, and thank you for reading! 

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    February 23, 2013

    YSL Rouge Volupte Shine: No 19 Fuchsia in Rage

    Hi hi! 

    This is a quick look featuring one of the new YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in No19 Fuchsia in Rage.   The new Rouge Volupte Shine lipsticks are already available at the YSL counter at Tangs and also at their store at Ion retailing for S$45 each.  These lipsticks have a high glossy finish, and have a semi-sheer consistency.  They are creamy, and goes onto the lips very smoothly.  I find them very moisturising and have a hydrating effect on me.  If you want a more opaque look than the current Rouge Volupte Sheer Candy, then the Shine series would be right up your alley.  

    I was given 5 of these Rouge Volupte Shines..here we have No 19 Fuchsia in Rage - don't let the scary name put you off. I had applied it straight from the tube in this set of photos, and it is showing up a lot more pink (rather than the purple in the tube).  I like  that it is not too much of a bright typical pink, and gives a pop of color to a neutral eyelook as I often do most of the time.   It is not a color which I am immediately drawn to, but I think if you are more tanned than I am, and looking for a purpley pink lip color, I think you will love this. 

    The texture and consistency is ultra smooth and creamy.  These Rouge Volupte Shines last for 2 - 3 hours on me, fading off nicely due to their semi-sheer finish. 

    Stay tuned to see the next 3 shades I will be showing, very work friendly and classic colors like coral pinks, and a very beautiful everyday red. 

    For collection information, click here. 

    For close ups of the beautiful lipsticks click here

    To see now No3 Violet Incognito looks on me, click here

    Swatches on my hand - 

    Here you can see the streaks on my upper lip - I should have blended them out, but to be honest, I didn't see the streaks until I went through this set of close up pictures. Opps. 

    And overal look - again, I like to pair neutral looks, clean skin with any lip color.   So you will see me wearing the same base and eye looks for all my YSL lip colors.  (PS, I am using the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette on my brows and eyelids)  - the base is just The Body Shop BB Cream, and set with DiorSnow Fresh Reveal Color Correcting Powder.

    That's all I have for this entry, and I hope it has been helpful!   Do check out the YSL Rouge Volupte Shines in store right now.  Their store display is really very stunning! :)

    Thank you for reading!

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    February 22, 2013

    YSL Rouge Volupte Shine: No 3 Violet Incognito

    Hi hi! 

    This is a quick look featuring one of the new YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in No3 Violet Incognito.  The new Rouge Volupte Shine lipsticks are already available at the YSL counter at Tangs and also at their store in Ion retailing for S$45 each.  These lipsticks have a high glossy finish, and have a semi-sheer consistency.  They are creamy, and goes onto the lips very smoothly.  I find them very moisturising and have a hydrating effect on me.  If you want a more opaque look than the current Rouge Volupte Sheer Candy, then the Shine series would be right up your alley.  

    I was given 5 of these Rouge Volupte Shines..and first up, is the most dramatic shade - in Violet Incognito.  It is a deep blackberry shade, which shows up very wearable on me, I could have gone over a couple more times for a more intense look, but I probably swiped it twice across my lips, I applied it straight from the tube.  It can get a little streaky as with dark lip colors, so I used my finger to dab and even out the color. 

    It is a very wearable and chic was to rock a deep dark berry shade - and definitely one of the standout shades in this collection.  In the tube it looks almost black, and just super sophisticated in my opinion.  I find that these last about 2 - 3 hours on me, they are not very lasting simply because of the very emolient and moisturising factor, but they are easy to apply, and I don't really have an issue with that.   You wil also find that other shades which I will be featuring in the next couple of days show up more creamy and opaque.  

    For collection information, click on this entry here 

    And for beautiful close up pictures of the five lipsticks, click here 

    Swatches on my hand - 

    on my lips 
    an overall look - I kept the rest of the face very neutral and clean as usual

    A quick recap of all the five colors swatched: 

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    February 10, 2013

    Five Beautiful YSL Rouge Volupte Shine

    Hi!

    I have already featured the new YSL Rouge Volupte Shine lipsticks in this entry here - all the colors and names, for your viewing pleasure.  They are all already available at the YSL stores at ION and Tangs Orchard, the display is absolutely gorgeous.  

    In this entry, well, I just want to share with you the shades that I was given, and I will feature each one individually in subsequent entry.  This entry is purely devoted to the beauty of the set of colors I have with me.  

    The colors are just divine.  They are very creamy, and most are on the sheer side - but not as sheer as the YSL Rouge Volupte Sheer Candy.  

    Stay tuned for more detailed entries on these!

    Thanks for looking!

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    February 01, 2013

    NEW YSL Rouge Volupte Shine [Photos & Information]

    Currently available at YSL Ion Store and Tangs Orchard, $45 each.

    Rouge Volupte Shine

    Give in to the irrestible appeal
    Dive in to pure sensuality
    Your lips, your rules, your pleasure.
    You can be INstinctive,
    INtuitive
    INcognito
    INexcess
    You can be gentle or sharp
    sensible or subversive
    Your smile lights up the room with colors
    that range from voluptous
    and luminous
    to fresh and natural
    You love casual chic shades
    that flirt with sheer transparency
    Unabashed
    you dare to wear purple
    red
    fuschia
    Fantasies come passionately to life
    A potent cocktail to dazzle the senses
    one of a kind shine
    Rouge Volupte Shine is the combination
    of a creamy texture
    and vibrant colors
    that makes lip color a delicious treat
    19 colors for ultra sensual YSL lips
    addicted to pleasure
    Let your lipstick speak for itself.

    The 5 senses merry go round 

    Taste - mouth watering mango scent enhances the pleasure of applying and wearing Rouge Volupte Shine

    Touch - Caressing the lips as it glides on, Rouge Volupte Shine instantly melts on lips, leaving a veil of color brimming with wonderfully wet-looking shine

    Feel - The opulent texture is a promise of the imminent care.  Lips become smooth, plump, stunning.

    See - A treasure in and of itself, the case is stamped with the YSL Cassandre logo and wrapped in a sash that matches the color of the lipstick inside.  A true gem.

    Hear - Its luxurious clasp clicks open and shut in a flick of the wrist.  So YSL. 

    The secret of the Rouge Volupte Shine Formula 

    • Rouge Volupte Shine contains an all-in-one cocktail of lip care, for lips that are increasingly beautiful, comfortable and plump.
    • Moisturising action: Hyaluronic acid microspheres seal in moisture and prevent lips fro drying out. 
    • Antioxidant shield: Pomegranate and rice extracts combat free radicals.
    • Protection and extreme comfort: Emollients make the lips soft and smooth.
    • Intense shine and luminous color: Candelilla wax, combined with silicon oils, sheathes the lips in a shiny film coating that enhances the color.

    Protection, comfort, wet-looking shine, homogenous color that doesn't smudge.  Rouge Volupte Shine melts on your lips and stays on with you for hours of pure pleasure and unlimited seduction. 

    From L to R
    Row 1 No 1, No 2, No 3, No 4

    Row 2 No 5, No 6, No 7, No 8

    Row 3 No 9, No 10, No 11, No 12

    Row 4 No 13, No 14, No 15, No 16

    Row 5 No 17, No 18, No 19 

    The shade family 

    Voluptous in Beige 

    No 1 Brun in Secure
    No 7 Rose Infinite
    No 10 Chocolate in Style 
    No 11 Beige Instinct

    Natural in Coral 
    No 14 Corail in Touch
    No 15 Corail Intuitive
    No 9 Nude in Private

    Seductive in Red
    No 2 Pouprpre Intouchable
    No 4 Rouge in Danger
    No 12 Corail Incandescent
    No 16 Orange Impertinent 

    Sensual in Pink 
    No 6 Pink in Devotion
    No 8 Pink in Confidence
    No13 Pink in Paria
    No 17 Rose in Tension

    Subversive in Purple 
    No 3 Violet Incognito
    No 5 Fuchsia in Excess
    No 18 Prune in Fire
    No 19 Fuchsia in Rage

    Will have swatches and LOTDs coming up soon!  

    Thank you for reading!

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    January 15, 2013

    YSL Spring Look 2013 [Collection Information & Photos]

    YSL Spring 2013, available in Singapore from Feburary 2013.

    The inspiration behind the collection

    “Pink quartz, amethyst, pyrite, malachite, azurite, jade, each possesses a hypnotic beauty. When you hold them in your hands, these precious stones diffuse energy and light, like galaxies. Their crystalline purity and voluptuous opalescence were the departure point for the creation of the Spring Look 2013 for Yves Saint Laurent Beauté. Nature touches me profoundly in all its forms. It produces sublime emotions. It offers me an endless source of inspiration, revealing the force of life, the power of creativity. Nature provides rich colors that I can play with.

    And it is through these colors that I express myself. Tensions, contrasts and chromatic clashes: each association of color tells a story, reveals an attitude, a look, expresses an emotion.

    Light, movement, vibration, force and seduction: the Saint Laurent woman affirms herself in color. Magnetic colors for Spring 2013.” 

    Gems fascinate with their magnetic beauty and their mysterious power of attraction. The Spring Look 2013 is a palette of mineral and crystalline colors,
    inspired by the brilliance of precious stones. Audacious, the Saint Laurent woman takes hold of this pure energy and relishes her arty allure. Opalescent complexion, eyes sculpted in quartz and malachite, lips in garnet, topaz or ruby, nails lacquered in jade. For Spring 2013, the YSL woman plays 
    a seductress of multiple facets. She bewitches with the wink of a smoky azurite eyelid. Hypnotic beauty. Temptress, she plays with a clash of colors.

    “After an acid pop trend in 2012, the Spring Look 2013 is a return to calm. I wanted a palette of colors in halftones, pastel but intense, fresh and powdery, almost milky. To use as a play of harmonies for a chic Parisian look or contrasted to show-off a rock attitude.”
    Lloyd Simmonds

    THE LOOK

    FACE

    Le Teint Touche Éclat B30 Touche Éclat Radiant Touch N° 2 Crème de Blush N° 9

    EYES

    Y Facettes Palette
    Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils N° 21, Green Emerald

    LIPS

    Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres N° 30, Mauve Fusain

    NAILS

    La Laque Couture N° 34, Jade Impérial    

    Y FACETTES

    COLLECTOR PALETTE

    PURE CHROMATICS

    The new Pure Chromatics harmony, in its jewel box of fine Y facets, shimmering like the reflections of a thousand sequins, captures the same intensity of light diffused in the prisms of precious gems. At its heart are four mineral essences, radiating energy and iridescence:

    Malachite. An intense, profound green. Fluorite. A powdery, iridescent rose. Amethyst. A fresh, smoky violet. Azurite. A metallic, lustrous blue.

    EXCLUSIVE TECHNOLOGY

    Pure Chromatics. A revolutionary experience challenging preconceived ideas: water does not dilute color but intensifies it, rendering it infinitely vibrant.

    Magnetic pigments

    Formulated with pure water and no chemical solvents, Pure Chromatics wet & dry eye shadows offer a concentration of nacres and pigments much higher than traditional shadows. This technology infuses color with radiance and purity, exceptional wear and unequaled intensity.

    Water, a color catalyst

    Pure Chromatics wet & dry eye shadows benefit from a unique manufacturing process: the formula is directly injected in its liquid form, then water evaporates. This process allows a much higher concentration of pigments and nacres for longer wear and greater chromatic intensity.

    Art and light

    Once wet, the nacres and pigments fuse to create a cream texture. The lamellar pigments lay flat, for optimal light reflection and a mesmerizing, metallic effect. 

    PURE CHROMATICS

    1 PALETTE,
    3 “COUTURE” LOOKS 

    Couture Quartz.

    “With a single palette, 4 colors, an application wet or dry,
    Pure Chromatics offers infinite nuances and effects. Each woman can create her own YSL look, from mischievous to sophisticated and sensual.”
    Lloyd Simmonds

    Parisian Rocks. “Rive Gauche” style.

    Intense, violet amethyst is blended on the eyelid and shadowed with blue azurite in the crease.
    A touch of pink fluorite beneath the arch of the brow sculpts the eyes in sophisticated style.

    Smoking Jade. Smoky “easy to wear”.

    Subtle, green malachite is twisted with blue azurite towards the exterior of the eye. Melted with a touch of pink under the brow arch for a perfect day look.

    Couture Quartz. The eveningwear look.

    The eye is outlined in blue sapphire crayon,
    smudged into the base of the lashes. The lid is dressed in smoky azurite and amethyst, stretched to create
    an “almond” eye for intense seduction.

    LLOYD SIMMONDS’ EXPERT SECRET

    “Play, paint, express: these are the possibilities offered by Pure Chromatics eye shadows. A chrome effect, a smoky halo or intense liner: everything is permitted. Applied with a fine brush, they become eyeliner. With a wider brush, they lacquer the eyelid. And if you apply several coats in the same direction, the color becomes even more brilliant. Used dry, the Pure Chromatics shades melt to create a silky, satin halo. Wet, they multiply their chromatic intensity and reveal a long-lasting iridescence. Play with contrasts by combining the two effects; the result is hypnotic and so YSL.” 

    THE “IT”

    NAIL POLISH

    LA LAQUE COUTURE 

     

    This spring, two new and precious colors complete the YSL La Laque Couture wardrobe:

    LIMITED EDITION
    Bronze Pyrite N° 35.
    A collector metal “jewel”. NEW SHADE
    Jade Impérial N° 34.
    An “arty” jade green.

    Two Y-conic shades that add a rock touch to the 30 timeless references of the YSL Vernithèque, inspired by the couture heritage and contemporary creations of the House of Saint Laurent. Radiant, fresh, hypnotic, La Laque Couture in arty stone colors is the latest, must have for spring 2013. Exercise your power of attraction to the very tips of your nails.

    YSL INNOVATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

    Exclusive to YSL, these two new nail colors benefit from La Laque Couture’s high-precision technology:

    Pure Color. High concentration of lacquers.
    Extreme Shine and Resistance. High-tech polymers combined with micro-mirrors create a resistant film and assure lasting shine.
    Care. Enriched in rosehip oil and Coralline extract,
    a source of calcium, the formula reinforces, protects and embellishes nails.
    Fast Drying. The “structure memory” formula allows for rapid drying in only minutes.
    Patented Brush. Polish adheres perfectly to the brush for an intense result and a flawless application. Like a caress, it glides onto the nail, delivering a fine, uniform film.

    “Research has pushed the frontiers of technology and innovation with new textures and pigments. Giving birth to La Laque Couture Bronze Pyrite: a truly metallic shade with mineral particles so fine that the lacquer is perfectly homogeneous and the nail as smooth as polished stone.”


    And the complete collection: 

    Available from Feburary!  

    I love love mad love the nail polish! 

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    November 29, 2012

    Yves Saint Laurent Northern Lights 2012 Collection [Photos, Review & Swatches]

    Hi hi! 

    This entry features 3 pieces from the YSL Holiday 2012 collection - the face highlighter, the blush duo, and the eyeshadow quad.  I was also given a glossy stain, but I will leave that for another entry where I feature all the glossy stains in my collection. 

    First of all, the packing on the face and eyeshadow palettes are gorgeous.  Instead of the regular black velvet pouches, you get a silver sequin pouch.  The quality of the pouch is pretty decent and totally holiday-bling appropriate.  

    First, we have the Artic Night palette - which can be used wet or dry.  The pigmentation is way better when used wet.  My fave shades in this palette is the burgundy shade with the blue/silver sparkles, and the deep midnight blue with the same silver/blue sparkles.  All the shades work well together, and you will see this palette in a look in the next entry. 

    Swatches: 

    The radiant blush duo in 07 is a pale peachy shade, with golden sparkles.  The lighter shade is a little gritty, and I found it to be prone to some fallout.  If you prefer creamy matte blushes, this is not going to be for you.  But if you like some shine and a subtle color to use on your cheeks, you will like this blush duo, and it works very well to balance out the deep hues in the Artic Night palette.

    Swatches: 

    Here, you can see that even with some heavy swatches, the color barely shows up on my hand.  I recommend that you check this out in person before you make up your mind about it. 

    And lastly, we have the Polar Light palette, which is a beautiful pearlescent white face powder with the finest pink shimmer.  It is very easy to use, and you don't run the risk of looking like a glitter ball.  I found that I could be quite generous in dusting this on my face, and not fear that I would look too glowy.  It might run a tad chalky on someone with a very warm or tanned skintone though. 

    Overall, among these 3 products, I highly recommend the eyeshadow quad - great selection of colors and the colors are stunning.  I also recommend the face highlighter, if you like pale pearly pink face highlighters, you will love this too. 

    Hope this overview has been helpful, and thank you for reading.  My LOTD entry is coming up next.  

    Happy Friday! 

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    September 13, 2012

    YSL Beaute Opens in Singapore 16 September [Information & Giveaway!!!]

     


    “I needed to give a face to the woman I dress.”
    Yves Saint Laurent


    For Yves Saint Laurent, beauty is not just a matter of demanding the best. It is a way of playing and seducing. A promise of wonderment.


    Seeing life the YSL way is like always being the favorite. Nothing is off limits. It is a breath of joy, a touch of fantasy at the very heart of life in an addiction of feelings. Stirring emotions and creating the paradox, the fascination and innumerable magic spell of seduction. It’s all about the intensity, the reds are redder, pinks are pinker, blues are bluer. With Yves Saint Laurent everything is “very”.


    The magic of Yves Saint Laurent will begin in the first South East Asia boutique on the 16th of September at 12pm sharp after three years of absence in Singapore.

    HOW TO STAND A CHANCE IN THE GIVEAWAY


    The first five to visit YVES SAINT LAURENT BEAUTÉ at ION Orchard, #B2-34, on the 16th of September 2012, as we open our door at 12pm , will receive iconic Yves Saint Laurent products worth $350 each, with our compliments, because we want to share the magic of Yves Saint Laurent with you.


    The next fifty will receive limited edition Yves Saint Laurent products that are not available in Singapore, with our compliments, worth up to $65 each.


    Join us in our journey as we continue our addiction to love, the fight against boredom and being devoted to life.


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