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Make Up Store Summer Moonshadows – Copper & Mahogany

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Got reacquainted with a brand I have a lot of love for – Make Up Store. I was first captivated by their eyedust and shimmer back when I just started beauty blogging, and it’s no surprise that I’m updating my cobweb of a blog with some eyeshadows I’ve found lovely to use!

Make Up Store Moonshadows in Copper & Mahogany

Make Up Store Moonshadows in Copper & Mahogany

The two moonshadows I’ve used in this look are from two different summer collections – Enigma, and Mystic.

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Make Up Store Summer 2016 – Mystic

Make Up Store Summer 2016 - Enigma

Make Up Store Summer 2016 – Enigma

The Make Up Store Moonshadow’s a new addition to their already spectacular range of eyeshadows – microshadows, cybershadows, stardust (replacing the eyedust) and it is simply amazing. Moonshadows are pigmented, long lasting and holds a unique design – a base color, with two other colors sprinkled across it. This means that you can mix two or more colors for a customized color, and that you can use one single moonshadow to create a dimensional eyeshadow look if you wished to.

Copper

Copper

Mahogany

Mahogany

The colors you can pull off from just one palette... (Left, Copper. Right, Mahogany)

The colors you can pull off from just one palette… (Left, Copper. Right, Mahogany)

Left, before make up. Right, after using Make Up Store's Ultra Light Foundation in Leche.

Left, before make up. Right, after using Make Up Store’s Ultra Light Foundation in Leche.

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The Moonshadows lasted really well throughout the day (this close up shot was actually after 6 hours and an eyelash extensions outside) – and I had on their eyeliner in Awesome Performance as well, which compliments the orange-copper base I had on. make-up-store-moonshadows-summer-2016-5

I also used a bit of the purple shimmer from the Mahogany palette in the middle of my eyelid, and finished off the look with their Make Up Store Lipstick in Nude Beige, a creamy nude which was perfect for this!

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Happy Holidays with Lancôme!

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It’s mid October, and do you know what that means?

It’s almost Christmas! 

(found online, hehehehe)

(found online, hehehehe)

Yes, I’m serious.
My design work for Christmas starts now. I’m sure various marketing departments have had things planned since March or even January. And as for me, I think about gifts all the time – when I see something I think someone would like, I’ll mentally note it down and remember to get it for a special occasion! So why not think about Christmas gifts now, right?

I definitely wouldn’t mind if you’ve been thinking of a gift for me, my dear friends. XD  (joking, lah)

Anyhoos, my first Christmas treat of the year happens to be a facial and makeover treat from Lancôme!

It’s been a long time since I’ve gone back to Lancôme Beauty Institute for a facial. For starters, the one previously at Grand Copthorne Hotel is no more – and a new LBI has been set up at the stunning La Maison Lancôme, which is their first standalone flagship store at Capitol Piazza (which I briefly mentioned in my previous post about the Advanced Genifique range of products)!

Other than La Maison Lancôme at Capitol Piazza, facials are also available at Robinsons Orchard, The Heeren.

Lancôme Beauty Centre
Robinsons Orchard

250 Orchard Road, THE HEEREN
Singapore 238855
Tel: (65) 6736 1529
10.00 am – 9.00 pm daily
Lancôme Beauty Institute
La Maison Lancôme
13 Stamford Road, #01-12 Capitol Piazza
Singapore 178905
Tel: (65) 6384 0571
10.00 am – 9.00 pm daily

{ La Maison Lancôme, Capitol Piazza }

I love La Maison Lancôme – it’s incredibly gorgeous, and it has beautiful art deco style elements all over the place!

The art deco inspired frames specially imported from France (the cost of freighting them over was astounding)

The art deco inspired frames specially imported from France (the cost of freighting them over must have been astounding)

Absolue is Lancome's luxury range of anti-aging skincare for skin regeneration and replenishment, and the products in this range are often finished with a touch of gold - which is why this corner has plenty of gold elements!

Absolu is Lancome’s luxury range of anti-aging skincare for skin regeneration and replenishment, and the products in this range are often finished with a touch of gold – which is why this corner has plenty of gold elements!

HydraZen, UV Expert, Blanc Expert, Rénergie... I love Lancome!

Hydra Zen, UV Expert, Blanc Expert, Rénergie… I love Lancome!

Another corner of the store which is absolutely enchanting - the sparkling fragrance enclave will draw you in at once!

Another corner of the store which is absolutely enchanting – the sparkling fragrance enclave will draw you in at once!

The fragrances are actually encased in caps, which are attached via a string of crytals and are actually part of the chandelier hanging above it! I think it's damn cool cos it looks like there's a whole constellation on the board!

The fragrances are actually encased in caps, which are attached via a string of crystals and are actually part of the chandelier hanging above it! I think it’s damn cool cos it looks like there’s a whole constellation on the board!

{ The Facial }

The facial room is hidden right beside the fragrance chamber, and while it isn’t a super huge area, they made sure to fit in their customized therapy bed, which is spacious and heats up if you’re feeling cold – and it’s exactly the same at all outlets and treatments that I’ve experienced!

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If you find it hard to fall asleep at night, you’ll understand how important the right lighting is – and Lancôme understands that. The lighting in the facial room is ambient, soft and relaxing once you enter – and actually changes color to correspond to the different steps during the facial!

{ Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Treatment }

To visibly reduce wrinkles
A high-tech triple-effect treatment with instant results. Ultrasound provides cutaneous cell metabolism with an intense boost,
gentle stroking movements smooth and lift the skin, and the serum’s concentrated ingredients refine and plump skin instantly.
Wrinkles are softened and skin is visibly younger. | 80min ($280)

My therapist starts by gently removing all traces of prior makeup / skincare with Lancome's gentle cleansing milk which smells really nice! I love that.

My therapist started by gently removing all traces of prior makeup / skincare with Lancome’s gentle cleansing milk which smells really nice! I love that. As you can tell, the lighting is kinda hard to capture correctly, so you’ll get very little pictures of the process, sorry!

My therapist communicates really well, and took the initiative to explain every single step to me without asking. But when she noticed that I was nodding off, she let me rest! From what I was told, you have to be properly trained and obtain a certificate before performing treatments at Lancôme!

“Our therapists undergo stringent training procedures developed by the International Lancôme Beauty Institute in France to ensure that each massage technique moves to the rhythm of music therapy.

For every new Institute treatment, Lancôme commissions the Centre International de Musicothérapie to compose an exclusive soundtrack suited to the treatment. With the combination of targeted efficacy of products and use of machines, skin is able to absorb better as the essential ingredients penetrate deeply.”

The next step of the treatment was to exfoliate my skin gently, with a scrapper tool. It works by actually vibrating, so the therapist didn't have to press it against my skin too hard - It didn't feel abrasive at all and in fact my skin was very much moisturized with the Tonique Douceur, which was generously applied area by area before the scrapper went by.

The next step of the treatment was to exfoliate my skin gently, with a scrapper tool. It works by actually vibrating, so the therapist didn’t have to press it against my skin too hard – It didn’t feel abrasive at all! In fact, my skin was very much moisturized with the Tonique Douceur, which was generously applied area by area before the scrapper went by.

The next step was followed by the application of 4 different types of serums - Hydra Zen, Rénergie, Absolue & Génefique! Not all at once, of course! Each serum is first applied generously over the face, before an ultrasound handheld device is used to massage over the serum, enabling it to penetrate better into your skin! The lights changes color every treatment - it was pretty interesting!

The next step was followed by the application of 4 different types of serums – Hydra Zen, Rénergie, Absolu & Génefique!
Not all at once, of course!
A serum was first applied generously over the face, before an ultrasound handheld device was used to massage over the serum, enabling it to penetrate better into your skin – then wiped off, and this repeats with the next serum in line. 
The lights changes color every treatment – it was pretty interesting!

My skin felt really moisturized and supple post facial – and it wasn’t irritated at all! This treatment doesn’t include extraction – Lancôme caters to ladies of all ages, and usually the younger ones would come in for Anti-acne treatments, which has extraction as one of the steps. Before you start, Lancôme will actually run diagnostic tests with their machine to recommend a treatment most suitable for your current skin type!

Facial Promotion!

To put you (or your loved ones) in a good holiday mood, Lancôme’s offering the Youth Activating Treatment for you at just $120
and get this – IT’S FULLY REDEEMABLE FOR PRODUCTS! Which means your facial is free!
Reserve your facial appointment early, before 20th Oct and receive early bird gifts worth up to $103!  

{ Lancome Makeover Service }

Before I left the house, I actually started packing my make up into a bag – it’s what I usually do because you’ll have to touch up if you’re going out, right?  I had to stop myself instead! Since we’re headed to Lancôme, it isn’t really necessary to do so as they already have all the cosmetics you’ll need in-store!

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If you wish to, you can actually book a makeover for yourself (whether you have booked a facial or not!). I’m familiar with Lancôme’s make up so I wanted to do it myself – I found the boutique assistant extremely helpful though – she automatically figured out which product I’ll need next, and suggested accordingly!

For foolproof coordination, simply go along with the suggested items on the tables which are placed according to theme!

French mood, oui?

French mood, oui?

I was looking for a lipstick, and she recommended the latest L'Absolu Rouge Definition range to me!

I was looking for a lipstick, and she recommended the latest L’Absolu Rouge Definition range to me!

This series of lipsticks are matte, and really moisturizing for the texture! I picked 280, a rose-pink shade which I really liked.

This series of lipsticks are matte, and really moisturizing for the texture! I picked 280, a rose-pink shade which I really liked.

I love the led lights on the mirrors! This allows for better application of make up and prevents you from overdoing it.

I love the LED lights on the mirrors! This allows for better application of makeup and prevents you from overdoing it.

Selfie!

Selfie! On my face: Lancome Teint Visionnaire in O-02, Eyebrow pencil, Liner Plume, Hypnose Palette for eyes, Blush Subtil, and L’Absolu Rouge Definition in 280!

La Maison Lancome is pretty well lit by the sun though - it has full length windows which allows light in and I really like it! It makes the whole place feel super cozy and inviting.

La Maison Lancome is pretty well lit by the sun though – it has full length windows which allows ample light to stream in and I really like it! It makes the whole place feel super cozy and inviting.

Makeover Service Promotion!

Get more tips and tricks on how to achieve trendy holiday looks – book yourself a session at just $120 per pax!
Come with a friend, and enjoy it at $180 per pax ; ) All fully redeemable for products – so essentially, your makeover is free too!
Reserve your makeover appointment early, before 20th Oct and receive early bird gifts worth up to $103!  

{ La Palette 29, Faubourg Saint Honore }

I was passed the special Christmas Palette which has yet to be launched – and my heart jumped when I saw how beautiful the colors in the palette were!

Love at first sight! 29 Faubourg Saint Honore is where Lancome Labs are, in Paris. ; )

Love at first sight! It comes with an eye brush at one end, and a lip brush at the other. 
29 Faubourg Saint Honore is where Lancome Labs are, in Paris. ; )

A closer look

A closer look

Shining, shimmery and splendid XD

Shining, shimmery and splendid XD

The lip colors in the palette were actually separated by a flap cover, which was really thoughtful as it prevents product cross contamination!

The lip colors in the palette were actually separated by a flap cover, which was really thoughtful as it prevents product cross contamination!

The first color with a bigger well is actually a lip balm/primer which goes on your lips before the colors do!

The first color with a bigger well is actually a lip balm/primer which goes on your lips before the colors do!

EOTD with the palette!

EOTD with the palette!

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Gold and brown shades are always easy to use - and they help to define your eyes to help them stand out better!

Gold and brown shades are always easy to use – and they help to define your eyes to help them stand out better!

{ Christmas Atrium at Paragon, 29 Oct – 4 Nov }

Like I said, it’s never too early for Christmas, so prep yourself if you’re looking to gift some facials or makeup this Christmas, because Lancôme will be having their Christmas Atrium at Paragon from 29th Oct – 4th Nov 2015!

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What to look out for at Lancôme’s Christmas Atrium 

Facial & Make Over deals! 

Register online @ http://www.lancomesg.com/happy-holidays to do the Youth Activating Facial Treatment at $120 per pax (fully redeemable for Lancôme products) or Holiday Makeover at the Paragon Atrium for $120 per pax or $180 for 2 people (fully redeemable for Lancôme products). Yes you read that right – they are fully redeemable for makeup products, so essentially your makeup session / facial treatment is a super good deal!

Lancome’s Christmas Sets 

Some of the worthy Christmas Sets you should really look out for:

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For the Génifique Loversset1

ADVANCED GÉNIFIQUE YOUTH ACTIVATING DUO PRESTIGE SET
S$216 (worth $328)

Our No. 1 Youth Activating Duo for youthful- looking skin & eye contours. Instant radiance & reduced eye puffiness.

Set Contains:

  • ADVANCED GÉNIFIQUE SERUM 30ML
  • ADVANCED GÉNIFIQUE YEUX LIGHT-PEARL 20ML
  • Advanced Génifique Serum 7ml
  • Advanced Génifique Eye Cream 5ml
  • Génifique Mask
For the Consciousset2
RÉNERGIE MULTI-LIFT ANTI- WRINKLE CREAM PRESTIGE SET
S$155 (worth $276)

 

Tightens the most difficult zones of the face. Re-plumps and lifts with anti-wrinkle benefits.

Set Contains:

  • RÉNERGIE MULTI-LIFT DAY CREAM 50ML
  • Rénergie Multi-Lift Cosmetic Water 50ml
  • Rénergie Multi-Lift Reviva-PlasmaTM Serum 10ml
  • Rénergie Multi-Lift Night Cream 15ml
For the Fragrance Loversset4
LA VIE EST BELLE EDP 50ML PRESTIGE SET
S$145 (worth $178)

Life is Beautiful with La Vie Est Belle. Set Contains:

  • LA VIE EST BELLE EDP 50ML
  • La Vie Est Belle Purse Spray 10ml
For the Mascara Loversset3

HYPNÔSE MASCARA BASIC SET
S$50 (worth $82)
Set Contains:

  • HYPNÔSE MACARA
  • Mini Khol Eye Pencil
  • Bi Facil Eye Makeup Remover 30ml

 

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette Comparison, Swatches, FOTD

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What? Another Naked palette?

Just when you thought that you’ve had enough of Urban Decay’s palettes… they come out with yet another irresistible one.

Enter the Naked Smoky Palette – 12 beautiful shades ranging from the warms, cools, to the neutrals!

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“The key to nailing the most sought-after and elusive eye look ever? Naked Smoky—loaded with ALL the essentials you need for the perfect neutral smoky eye. A true range of shades. The perfect brushes. And detailed tutorials.”

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I know, I know. Do we all really need another one?

If you are looking to do comparisons, or if you have yet to even own a single 1 of these Naked palettes, then you’re at the right place. Swatches coming right up to help you decide on a palette – and if I’m able to, sway you towards buying the Naked Smoky, because honestly, I only own the Naked 3, and the Naked Smoky is such a well balanced palette that I would have headed out to purchase it if it wasn’t given to me.

So here you go, swatches and comparisons of all the Naked 12-pan palettes!

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Off the bat, you can see that Naked Smoky is just a little different from her other siblings – she appears to be much more pigmented, offers a better range of shades (naked 3 is basically a palette of warm-hued eyeshadows), and also seems to be placed a little differently – instead of going from the lightest to the darkest shades, the darkest shades are now in the middle of the palette, so you can start working your way in from either the left or the right side of the palette for your ideal smoky eyes!

The other 2 palettes after the flocked-coated Naked1 took on a tin-can look. Naked Smoky was given a new name-fitting outlook with a grey translucent plastic casing with swirls imprinted on to look like smoke. I adore this so!

The other 2 palettes after the flocked-coated Naked1 took on a tin-can look. Naked Smoky was given a new name-fitting outlook with a grey translucent plastic casing with swirls imprinted on to look like smoke. I adore this so!

The double-ended brush included in Naked Smoky was catered for a specific purpose – to create smoky looks easily – has a tapered crease end on one side, and a smudger brush on the other.

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Naked Smoky Palette Tapered crease brush end

Naked Smoky Palette Smudger brush end

Naked Smoky Palette Smudger brush end

Surprise! The palette even comes with an instructional sheet!

Surprise! The palette even comes with an instructional sheet!

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These are a great add on for the ones unclear of how to tackle smoky looks, but I find video tutorials most helpful! There’s a list of them below ; )

Before we start, I’ll like to say that all swatches are done both WITH and WITHOUT primer. I’m using Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden here, which is a nude matte shade.

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You might have noticed that this Primer Potion packaging looks a little different. Well, it’s the new one!

Previously when it was just in a tube with a wand, people complained.

When it was a squeeze tub, people complained still.

The old, the mini and the new.

The old, the mini and the new.

So now we have the best of both worlds, the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion now comes in a packaging that features BOTH a SQUEEZE TUBE and an applicator wand. I hope everyone’s happy now, hahaha.

Squeeze tube... and a wand!

Squeeze tube… and a wand!

Alrightttt let’s get going with the arm swatches!

Urban Decay Naked Palette 1

urban-decay-naked-1The palette that started it all. Coveted by many, it’s actually pretty well-balanced a palette too, and also the most similar to the Naked Smoky!

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Urban Decay Naked Palette 2

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The 2nd palette which got the beauty world abuzz with everyone doing comparisons of Naked 1 and Naked 2. Till date, there are still many undecided between them both!

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Urban Decay Naked Palette 3

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This palette – my very first Naked Palette – is oh so pretty! It was completely different from Naked 1 & 2 as it offered warmer, more wearable hues. Did a post on this, you can read that here.

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P.S. Not sure why the swatches look so different from then and now, but in anycase, just use primer lor.
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Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

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Colors in the palette include:

  • High (champagne shimmer w/micro-glitter)
  • Dirtysweet (medium bronze)
  • Radar (metallic taupe w/iridescent micro-glitter)
  • Armor (metallic silver-taupe w/tonal sparkle)
  • Slanted (light metallic gray)
  • Dagger (medium charcoal w/micro-shimmer)
  • Black Market (jet-black satin)
  • Smolder (deep plum-taupe)
  • Password (cool taupe matte)
  • Whiskey (rich brown matte)
  • Combust (soft pink-taupe)
  • Thirteen (light beige satin)

Nine colors are new, while 3 are exclusives from previous palettes (Armor & Blackmarket from Vice, Radar from Vice 2). Each pan contains 1.3g of eyeshadow each which are made in USA, while the brush in made in China & everything assembled in Dominican Republic.

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The Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette will be available in all Sephora stores this 20th August, and retails for $83 SGD.

There’s no queue line this year, BUT the first 100 customers to purchase the Naked Smoky Palette will receive exclusive GWPs, only at Sephora ION!

Here’s a look I did with the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette for an evening out with the girls! I do like making up for special occasions – what’s the point of having all these glorious make up lying around, right? Hehe.

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Here’s the list of Urban Decay products I have on my face for the above look: 

  • Naked Skin Foundation in shade 2.0 
  • Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in Light/Warm
  • Brow Beater & Brow Tamer both in Neutral Brown
  • Naked Smoky Palette (Smolder, Black Market, Thirteen, Combust, Dagger & Armor)
  • 24/7 Glide-on Pencil in Perversion
  • Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Spandex on the lower lid
  • Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Fetish 
  • Revolution Lipstick in Naked 

And another simpler, everyday look you can achieve with the palette (I didn’t use primer for this one):

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I’m sorry I don’t have a tutorial for you, but if you are looking for tutorials, here are some helpful videos online! There are plenty actually, but these are some of my faves (and asian ones that you guys can relate to):

Sephora Beauty Night Out 2014 + EOTD / FOTD!

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No one throws a party like Sephora does! Champagne, Magnums, MAKE UP MAKE UP MAKE UP, a catwalk, and even bringing in Jonte Moaning, who is famously known as Beyonce’s choreographer! And as a long time fan + ambassador of Sephora Singapore how could I miss this party out? Hehehe. sephora-beauty-night-out-2014-1 Wearing a Love, Bonito neoprene dress here. I’m officially in love with neoprene fabric now after wearing this dress. It’s so light, airy and comfortable! It’s also known as scuba fabric but I can assure you it feels nothing like a diving suit, haha.

Sephora's Beauty Night Out, 11th Sept at Sephora ION Orchard!

Sephora’s Beauty Night Out, 11th Sept at Sephora ION Orchard!

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Sephora’s Puckerlicious set retailing at $29 SGD – containing minis and full sized lippy items from Too Faced, NYX, Tarte, Givenchy, and of course, Sephora!
Only 2000 sets are available and it’s really worth it since this pounch containing 5 items (2 full sized, 3 minis) are worth as much as 1 full sized ones. It’s while stocks last and exclusive to the Sephora ION outlet, so I suggest you check out Sephora ION asap!

There are also plenty of lipstick deals that run till 21st sept – plenty of minis and freebies for lip purchases in store at Sephora ION only – deals for:

  • Sephora (full sized lip product with min $50 Sephora purchase),
  • Urban Decay (free 24/7 lip pencil with purchase of lip stick or naked lip gloss),
  • Lancome (mini lancome lip lover with purchase of any 2 Lancome lippies),
  • Guerlain (mini kiss kiss lipstick with min $80 Guerlain spend),
  • Givenchy (complimentary mini gloss with purchase!), Dior (free polish mini with purchase!) and
  • Shu Uemura (free mini lip gloss with purchase of 2 shu lip products)

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Hello, Joy!

Hello, Joy! Your eyes are amazing and I noticed them even before you said hi!

Hi, Felicia! : D

Hi, Felicia! : D (I was also looking for the little moet flute all night but couldnt locate anyone to accost for it!)

Jasmine, Jayne's sister and mother of two SUPER adorable kids!

Jasmine, Jayne’s sister and mother of two SUPER adorable kids!

Steph from Sephora! : )

Steph from Sephora! : )

evonnz-fotd-2 Thank you for the lovely cookies, Sephora! My FOTD (or rather, face of the night!) was created using products from:

  • Base: Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation
  • Concealers: Lancome Le Correcteur Pro, Make Up For Ever Full Cover, Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
  • Eyeshadow: Laneige Pure Radiant Shadow in No. 7 Miss Twinkle, M.A.C Maleficent Eyeshadow Palette & Lancome Ombre Hypnose in Erika F (bottom lashline)
  • Eyeliner: Dollywink Pencil Eyeliner
  • Mascara: Lancome Grandiose
  • Eyebrows: Shu Uemura Hard Formula Pencil & Heavy Rotation Eyebrow Mascara
  • Blush: M.A.C Sweet Williams (Sharon Osbourne collection)
  • Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Powder in Fawn
  • Face Powder: Guerlain Meteorites
  • Lips: Givenchy Hydra Sparkling Lip & Cheek Balm

evonnz-fotd-1 Dug into my stash and rediscovered Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation which I fell in love with again. It went on surprisingly well (now that I have peely skin) and yes, coverage was indeed good! I still had to conceal my spots but color correction was minimal. I don’t recommend this for oily skins though, it tends to oil up quite badly by the 3rd – 4th hour. Here’s a process of my bare face > all made up. fotd-bno

  1. My face without any make up on – scary huh, all the spots and how red it is >_<
  2. With Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation on! I’m using shade Fair Sand here. It does seem lighter than my shoulders but I am a little more tanned on my arms anyway – and it’s okay if it’s a little too light, cos I can always contour!
  3. After Concealing
  4. After Contouring + blush + eyeshadow + eyebrows!
FOTD 11 SEPT 2014!

Mascara, lip balm… Andddd done! FOTD 11 SEPT 2014!

evonnz-eotd-tarte-foundation-laneige-eyeshadow-mac-blush-23 Love how crazy sparkly the shadows from the Laneige Pure Radiant Shadow palette in No. 7 Miss Twinkle are – my camera couldn’t capture them all and does them no justice! I certainly made the right choice by choosing this – I remember I was kindda mulling over which palette to pick, heh. This is a palette from their Spring 2014 collection. laneige-pure-radiant-shadow-no-7-miss-twinkle-1 Some swatches on arm which shows the twinkle in the shadows clearer. I think I just died and went to sparkle heaven. laneige-pure-radiant-shadow-no-7-miss-twinkle-2 laneige-pure-radiant-shadow-no-7-miss-twinkle-3 I first contoured my eye with the M.A.C Cosmetics Maleficent palette (which has the most amazing matte neutral browns ever!), then I patted the sparkly Laneige shadows over my eye with my fingers. Pat and dab, not swipe or rub them on. You can use a bit of primer if you want them to adhere better (to minimize irritation from specks getting into your eyes). I used pink/yellow sparkle in the middle of my lid, and the olive sparkly shade at the outer corner. If you feel that you over did the sparkle, tone it down with a brown shadow. evonnz-eotd-tarte-foundation-laneige-eyeshadow-mac-blush-7 A friend didn’t really like the Lancome Grandiose mascara because it’s too wet, but I’ve been using this for a few weeks now and I quite love it! It gives my lashes volume AND a bit of length – defined lashes was what I needed and it’s not waterproof, but works well in my favor since I am quite lazy to remove WP mascara sometimes. It doesn’t smudge on me. evonnz-eotd-tarte-foundation-laneige-eyeshadow-mac-blush-9 evonnz-eotd-tarte-foundation-laneige-eyeshadow-mac-blush-10 evonnz-eotd-tarte-foundation-laneige-eyeshadow-mac-blush-13 I do my brows with the Shu Uemura Hard Pencil in a grey shade which isn’t warm since I have blonde hair now, but it’s still too dark for me – so i colored it with a brow mascara from Heavy Rotation. Japanese brow mascaras are the best because… blonde is a popular hair color there! Hahaha. evonnz-eotd-tarte-foundation-laneige-eyeshadow-mac-blush-15 evonnz-eotd-tarte-foundation-laneige-eyeshadow-mac-blush-19 I haven’t done a beauty post in a while and I miss it so much. Hope my skin recovers faster so that I can come back to doing this more often! The photos you see here are not in any way photoshopped (no blemish correction, no liquifying), just color corrected – all I can say is.. I LOVE BOTOX & MY SKIN DOCTOR. Thank you, Dr Ivan Tan from Nu Reflections!

4 Steps to a Flawless Face with Laura Mercier (Part 2 – Light – Medium Coverage for already good skin)

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I wasn’t gonna disappear when I said I’ll show you part 2 – if you still remember my part 1 / routine 1, which was for oily skin / matte finish, this time round I’m back with something for people with normal, good skin (lucky you!).

So to begin, here’s what I use for routine 2, when I’m out for a short while or when my skin’s feeling a little better and less oily. 

Routine 2:
(You don’t need to use everything, they can be mixed / swapped) 

  • Foundation Primer Protect (contains SPF 30) / Foundation Primer Oil-free
  • Tinted Moisturizer (skip this if you have SUPER DUPER good skin)
  • Secret Camouflage in SC-4 & High Coverage Concealer for Under Eye in #2
  • Secret Brightening Powder in #1
  • Smooth Finish Foundation Powder (optional / can swap with translucent loose setting powder)
  • Loose Setting Powder in Translucent (optional / can swap with smooth finish foundation powder)

Note:

If you have super duper good skin, you can actually get away with just the foundation primer + tinted moisturizer + loose setting powder.

For slightly more coverage, foundation primer + smooth finish foundation powder is sufficient because the smooth finish powder has pretty good coverage and can be used wet for more opacity!

Here are some arm swatches of the shades available and offered at Laura Mercier Singapore’s counters!

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Now you know what I mean about Laura Mercier’s products being super customizable no matter what skin type or tone you are… let’s move on to my face of the day with LM products!

You start first with a primer, of course! It preps the perfect canvas for make up. I'm using oil-free SPF 20 version, but if you don't have oily skin you can opt for the original spf 20, or if you have dull skin, try out the illuminating primer!

You start first with a primer, of course! It preps the perfect canvas for make up. I’m using oil-free SPF 20 version, but if you don’t have oily skin you can opt for the original spf 20, or if you have dull skin, try out the illuminating primer!

Bam. my bare, scary face with a lot of angry red blemishes and oh god i'm breaking out at the chin! ; (

Bam. my bare, scary face with a lot of angry red blemishes and oh god i’m breaking out at the chin! ; (

Some people use hands, but I apply with a sponge in a patting motion!

Some people use hands, but I apply with a sponge in a patting motion!

The tinted moisturizer is what it sounds like - it's a very lightweight, moisturizing foundation with sheer finish. it doesn't offer much coverage for blemishes, but it does evens out your skintone!

The tinted moisturizer is what it sounds like – it’s a very lightweight, moisturizing foundation with sheer finish. it doesn’t offer much coverage for blemishes, but it does evens out your skintone!

And now it's time for concealing! I conceal before using any powder(s) to set my make up and the High Coverage Concealer gets my vote for being such a miracle for my dark under eye circles.

And now it’s time for concealing! I conceal before using any powder(s) to set my make up and the High Coverage Concealer gets my vote for being such a miracle for my dark under eye circles.

I'm going for higher coverage, so I'm using primer + tinted moisturizer + smooth finish powder!

I’m going for higher coverage, so I’m using primer + tinted moisturizer + smooth finish powder!

I really, really like the smooth finish powder. It’s in a compact form and comes with a super soft sponge – super easy to bring along wherever you’re going for touch ups! I like how it gives me velvety smooth skin after using it and the powder’s just so fine – it does give me some oil control, and the fine powder creates a diffused finish which gives you a really soft look.

You can use it wet too – simply mist your sponge and swipe it through the compact! This gives you more coverage than just using it dry, which is great if you’re having a little blemish trouble that day.

Do spend some time swatching/matching a shade suitable for your skin though – it is best to have try on your face for at least 2 hours, because I realize that it does oxidize on me after 2 hours so I picked a lighter shade.

I use it as a setting/finishing powder, but if you think it’s too heavy or too much coverage (I’m presuming you have super good skin), then go ahead and replace it with the translucent loose setting powder!

And after some make up…

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There you have it! A natural, flawless finish (sorry 3d zit’s a bit difficult to conceal). Hop down to Laura Mercier counters today to find out what’s suitable for you and walk away with a flawless face.

Laura Mercier’s products have offered me a fail-proof solution for make up that last all day (my routine 1) and I hope you find something that works for you too!

For our dear readers – want to try out the magic for yourself?

From now to 15th July, simply head down to any Laura Mercier counter for a foundation matching session
and receive a 5-day trial sized Flawless Face sample when you mention “EVONNE” – Plus, if you share your Laura Mercier experience on their facebook page, you stand to win a Laura Mercier hamper worth up to $400!

Laura Mercier counters can be found in TANGS Orchard,  Takashimaya & Robinsons Orchard.

T&Cs: Review Contest closes on 15 Jul (Tue), 0000HR. Applicable for Singapore addresses only. Limited to first 50 customers per counter.

For more tips, tricks, promotions and if you have any questions,
please feel free to visit them on their facebook page here, or their Instagram @lauramerciersg!

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