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Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipsticks (2015)

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I love, love love matte lipsticks.

Matte, Purple? GIVE IT TO ME.

What’s more, super creamy, glides on like butter matte lipsticks from Urban Decay!

But before I nearly picked out all the purples from Urban Decay’s Matte Revolution lipsticks to be in my makeup drawer forever, I decided to try them all on first. You know, give them a chance haha. And I’m glad I did! Even though I ended up selecting 2 purples to be in my stash still, hahahaha.

Some people be like, “I can’t wear purple”.

Actually, you can! As long as you can find the right shade, of course. It’s probably all in the mind, like how I always say “I can’t do coral” – just change your point of view towards it (and maybe your dressing too) and you’ll find yourself warming up to the idea of wearing statement colors on your lips.

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipsticks

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For Fall 2015 (Singapore), Urban Decay has launched 9 stunning, yet wearable colours (okay, maybe except for Blackmail) in this amazingly non-drying & super creamy formula which I absolutely love – I bet everyone would too, once you’ve tried them on your lips!

I’ll call them statement colors, because these are the colors which will have people going “WHAT’S THE COLOR YOU HAVE ON YOUR LIPS TODAYYYY???”

The list of hydrating ingredients includes “a blend of avocado, olive and babassu oils. Shea butter conditions; illipe butter (derived from Malaysian illipe trees) provides long-lasting moisture; and vitamin C and vitamin E provide a hit of antioxidants.

I’m not too bothered by the ingredients really, because as long as it works on my ULTRA DRY lips, it’s worth buying for sure!

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipsticks - Tilt, Temper, Bad Blood, Stark Naked, 1993, Blackmail, Menace, Bittersweet, After Dark

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipsticks – Tilt, Temper, Bad Blood, Stark Naked, 1993, Blackmail, Menace, Bittersweet, After Dark

Did I ever mention that I love how their lipsticks are named? It’s less conventional than your usual “210” or “Tawny Rose” from the cosmetic giants. And memorable. I have them memorized by heart now -_-”

How do they wear?

They look rather matte, but I guess because of how moisturizing they are, they do go on a bit more satiny looking (or even shiny at some point). All you need to do, is actually press a piece of tissue between your lips and they’ll look fabulously matte! (Except for Blackmail, but we’ll get to that one later.)

I’ve taken 1993 and Bittersweet out on a full day run and so far, they’ve scored pretty well. They transfer like crazy, which made me want to check my lips constantly – but even after eating through lunches, I do still have quite a bit of color on my lips, so I guess… just bring it out to keep reapplying, lah.

Lip Swatches of Urban Decay’s Matte Revolution Lipsticks

Tilt

matte bright orange

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in "Tilt"

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in “Tilt”

Very pretty color. Predicted that my girlfriend Yina would like this most and she did pick this! If you’re the kind who likes to wear bright colors and exude sunshine out of your arse, then yes, this is the shade for you! :D

It’s just barely patchy, and glides on like a dream.

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Temper

matte bright orange red

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in "Temper"

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in “Temper”

This one’s not patchy at all, and really smooth! I briefly contemplated wearing this color out but I couldn’t match it to anything in my wardrobe haha.

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Bad Blood

matte deep red

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in "Tilt"

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in “Bad Blood”

Tell me Taylor Swift’s song “Bad Blood” did not just play itself in your head. Quite sure it did because when I first saw the name I was like whoa!

Almost, but not quite like the color of dried blood. It’s almost too bright for me – would have loved it a deeper red, but it’s actually really pretty if you give it a try!

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Stark Naked

matte light nude

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in "Stark Naked"

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in “Stark Naked”

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Gorgeous. I thought it was leaning a little too coral for my liking, but I loved it when it’s blotted off and looks more matte! I have very, very dry lips so you can see how well this looks on me! I probably should have done another proper coat but this is a color worth having in your collection, if you don’t already have a nude-coral shade.

UD Matte Revolution Lipstick in Stark Naked, blotted with a piece of tissue

UD Matte Revolution Lipstick in Stark Naked, blotted with a piece of tissue

1993

matte medium brown

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in "1993"

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in “1993”

MY. FAVORITE. COLOR. Oui. Yes.

I never thought that I would fall for a brown lipstick but it seems like I’ve been veering towards that recently, and this matte medium brown just won the top prize.

If you’ve been looking for a “Kylie Jenner” brown shade, this is it. I know she has lip injections and all, but my, this brown against her skin color AND her ombre/highlighted blonde/black hair… perfection. SPEND YOUR MONEY ON THIS ONE.

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Blackmail

matte deep berry wine

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in "Blackmail"

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in “Blackmail”

Pardon the application. I thought it would be my favorite, but it turned out to be the least. This would have worked so, so so much better if I used a lipliner, but sadly I don’t have one in this shade so… (seriously? Why do I not have one in this shade?!)

The blot-with-a-tissue-and-look-fabulously-matte trick does not apply here either. If you try to blot with a tissue, it looks like you’ve got a world map on your lips. Please don’t even try it.

As for texture – it’s the least creamiest of all the lipsticks here. But for a shade this dark, it’s doing well. It does go on a little patchy at the beginning but this can be smoothened out if you apply a second or third layer. Or fourth.

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Menace

matte medium fuchsia pink

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in "Menace"

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in “Menace”

Your matte version of Anarchy, I guess? The brightest and the prettiest in the whole lot to many! There’s this thing about pink that make people run towards it and grab it off the shelf.

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Bittersweet

matte bright purple

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in "Bittersweet"

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in “Bittersweet”

The creamiest and smoothest of them all! This is my second choice after 1993, haha. It’s quite a loud color – I’ll wear it with an all black outfit, but if you’re experimental, this looks really good against contrasting bright shades too!

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After Dark

matte medium-dark berry pink

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in "After Dark"

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in “After Dark”

Can’t say that I hate this. But can’t say that I love this loads wither. It does go on a bit uneven, but I’m now wondering if I could have done a better swatch. I’ll give this a second chance another day, but this shade of purple goes with so many things! I prefer it all matted out after blotting. It’ll be better if you have lipliner on – this is somehow not as pigmented as the rest, and will accentuate if you have uneven colored lips.

Afterdark Blotted with tissue

Afterdark Blotted with tissue

Afterdark Blotted with tissue

Afterdark Blotted with tissue

Haven’t enjoyed swatching lipsticks in a long time! Hope you’ll find this useful and that you’ll fall in love with one of the shades here!

These lipsticks will be available in all Sephora Singapore stores for $33 SGD from 20th August onwards!

Here’s an FOTD of me wearing Bittersweet to end this post. Have a great week ahead, guys!

Short trip out to meet some girlfriends this sweltering afternoon! No idea why I wore black but oh well haha. #evonnzfotd today with #sulwhasoo even fair perfecting foundation cushions (i mixed 17 (brightening range) & 23) | #tarte for lashes & CC undereye corrector in light-medium | #makeupforever HD Cream blush in 330 | #Surratt blush in Grisaille for contour | #urbandecay 24/7 eyeliner, eyebrow pencil in neutral brown, naked smoky eyeshadow & their latest Matte Revolution lipstick in Bittersweet which I absolutely love! #urbandecaysg #UDsingapore

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M.A.C Cosmetics Viva Glam x Miley Cyrus (2015)

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“Wham! Bam! VIVA GLAM!

Superstar Miley Cyrus is ready to make noise as this iconic campaign’s 2015 spokesperson.
The global pop phenomenon kicks off her VIVA GLAM with two surefire hits: a super-sexy hot pink Lipstick and matching Lipglass with sparkling pearl shimmer.

Every cent of the selling price goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.”

If there’s anything that can get women excited, it’s PINK.
When I showed the swatches to my girlfriends they all went “!!!!!!!!!!! WHERE/WHEN CAN I BUY THIS?!”

And I apologetically told them that they’ll have to wait a month more for it to be released on 15th Feb, which was yesterday, so yay!

The M.A.C x Miley Cyrus Viva Glam collection’s available in selected M.A.C stores now, and as per every Viva Glam collection, each and every cent of the purchase goes to HIV/AIDS sufferers – nothing better than walking away knowing you’ve done something good with your money, aye?

Here are some swatches to entice you further if you’ve not taken a look at the collection yet!

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The collection is small and it consists of just two items - Miley Cyrus' lipstick and tinted lip glass.

The collection is small and it consists of just two items – Miley Cyrus’ lipstick and tinted lip glass.

M.A.C x Miley Cyrus Viva Glam Collection arm swatches

M.A.C x Miley Cyrus Viva Glam Collection arm swatches

M.A.C x Miley Cyrus Viva Glam Collection arm swatches at a different angle to show you the shine and beauty of the tinted lip glass!

M.A.C x Miley Cyrus Viva Glam Collection arm swatches at a different angle to show you the shine and beauty of the tinted lip glass!

Oh the shimmer! Be still my bleating heart. Okay sorry overused pun there because you know, it’s the Year of the Goat. haha

M.A.C x Miley Cyrus Viva Glam Amplified Creme Lipstick

M.A.C x Miley Cyrus Viva Glam Amplified Creme Lipstick

The amplified creme lipstick delivers great color which is opaque and creamy in finish - I love how it glides on my lips!

The amplified creme lipstick delivers great color which is opaque and creamy in finish – I love how it glides on my lips, and that color payoff is amazing!

The lipglass

The lipglass looks really pretty in the tube!

It is beautiful on the lips too - with a nice pink tint that isn't too loud. It's a  great lip glass to use over other lip colors as well for extra oomph and dazzle.

It is beautiful on the lips too – with a nice pink tint that isn’t too loud. It’s a great lip glass to use over other lip colors as well for extra oomph and dazzle.

And of course I had to use it over the lip stick, right? Heh. It instantly makes your lips look more plump and kissable IMO and definitely delivers hydration. I love pairing this duo together!

And of course I had to use it over the lip stick, right? Heh. It instantly makes your lips look more plump and kissable IMO, and definitely gives you added hydration. I love pairing this duo together!

The Viva Glam Miley Cyrus collection is available at selected M.A.C Stores now, and they are priced at:

  • Miley Cyrus Amplified Creme Lipstick: $30 SGD
  • Miley Cyrus Lipglass: $30 SGD

I don’t have the full list, but I guess they should be available at M.A.C Sephora ION Orchard, Ngee Ann City, Tangs Vivocity & Tangs Orchard!

M.A.C Cosmetics x NastyGal (2015)

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The NastyGal x M.A.C Cosmetics collab was one I’ve been waiting for for a long long time!

Partially because I’m a fan of NastyGal and LOVE their excellent customer service, and partially because… of THAT blue lipstick.

When I set my eyes on the collection, I was like, “I GOTTA HAVE THAT LIPSTICK!” And I was even more stoked to find out that it matched the color of my Longchamp Le Pliage Cuir in Amethyst perfectly!

Without any more rambling, here you go!

“M·A·C partners up with vintage clothing icon, Nasty Gal, in a fierce collection of shades that are as daring and dramatic as the #GIRLBOSS herself, Sophia Amoruso. Deep purple, sultry red and lush burgundy Lipsticks pair perfectly with a killer Nail Lacquer. This season, style has attitude.”

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The NastyGal collection is a small one, consisting of just 4 items – but all super eye-catching and promises you a load of attention:

  • M.A.C Studio Nail Polish in Flaming Rose
  • M.A.C Matte Lipstick in Runner (rich burgundy)
  • M.A.C Matte Lipstick in Gunner (deep purple)
  • M.A.C Matte Lipstick in Stunner (bombshell red)

The lipsticks are $30 SGD each, and the nail polish is $23 SGD.

The NastyGal x M.A.C Cosmetics collection is slated to be released on 12th February 2015 (update from M.A.C: Date has been changed to 13th Feb!) across all Singapore M.A.C Counters and stores ; )
(The lipsticks went out of stock really fast on M.A.C online stores and on NastyGal’s online store!)

They already had me at arm swatch

They already had me at arm swatch

{ Stunner }

“Nasty Gal is about turning heads, and turning fashion its head–changing the game, and looking badass while doing it.
What better way to declare you mean business than with bombshell red lipstick (and a corner office with your name on it)”

What a gorgeous, true red this is! I’ve always preferred reds without any orange tones in it and this one was perfect. Plus matte. LOVE!

M.A.C Cosmetics x NastyGal collab Matte Lipstick in Stunner

M.A.C Cosmetics x NastyGal collab Matte Lipstick in Stunner

{ Gunner }

“Entrepreneurship is for hustlers only—you have to make people want what you’re selling and it’s competitive as hell.
As Sophia says, ‘When dealing in vintage, you never reveal your source.’ Lucky for you, we’re letting you in on this little secret—
to get what you want, sometimes getting loud and lippy (while rocking the perfect shade of violet) is mandatory.”

Surprisingly, this color went on like a dream. And boy, did it attract attention! It’s a little glossy here because I applied lip balm underneath it. Still gorgeous.
I keep trying to find opportunities to wear this baby out…

M.A.C Cosmetics x NastyGal collab Matte Lipstick in Gunner

M.A.C Cosmetics x NastyGal collab Matte Lipstick in Gunner

{ Runner }

“Sophia ran away from convention, capitalism and the suburbs, an adventure that caused her to eventually run smack into something she did want—
Nasty Gal, and the perfect shade of bordeaux for the boardroom.”

This shade had one of the worst application for me. It could be because I have chapped lips and plenty of lip lines, but the problems don’t seem to surface on the other two colors. Still, if you don’t look at it up close like in this picture, it is a stunning deep wine red and probably can be coaxed into perfection with a lot of lip love prior to application.

M.A.C Cosmetics x NastyGal collab Matte Lipstick in Runner

M.A.C Cosmetics x NastyGal collab Matte Lipstick in Runner

Nail Polish in Flaming Rose

Nail Polish in Flaming Rose

M.A.C Lacquer in Flaming Rose is a bright red polish which is probably every Singapore Airline Stewardess' delight.

M.A.C Lacquer in Flaming Rose is a bright red polish which is probably every Singapore Airline Stewardess’ delight. It dries quickly, opaque in a single coat and is pretty shiny on its own! (applied without top coat here)

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With the exception of Runner which I wanted to like very much, this entire collection is possibly one of my favorite so far! Even though it only has 4 items hahaha.

Must buy of the collection? Gunner. It’s beautiful on its own (not patchy or anything) and can be used to make a red lipstick more purplish etc, basically you can mix it with other colors to make the darker or more purple!

... and I did just that for Yina's wedding! Mixed it with a pink here so that it's not so purple but I guess it's still rather shocking to see a purple lipped person walking around. I'm also dressed in a Nasty Gal dress which was unfortunately banned from ever being worn again by my husband, haha.

… and I did just that for Yina’s wedding back on 1st Jan! Mixed it with a pink here so that it’s not so purple but I guess it’s still rather shocking to see a purple lipped person walking around. I’m also dressed in a Nasty Gal dress which was unfortunately banned from ever being worn again by my husband, haha.

 


{ YOUR CHANCE TO WIN AN ENTIRE OUTFIT*! }

Yes, you read that right! Since this is a NastyGal collaboration, how can we do without a giveaway involving clothes?

[ CONTEST MECHANICS ]

All you have to do is to do up a moodboard on Polyvore, compiling what you’d wear with either one of the 3 lipsticks, for example:

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And either:

1. Instagram your outfit and #macnastygalSG / #maccosmeticssg, or
2. Leave a comment here with the link to your polyvore image set! For example, my set is viewable at this link

… and you may just be able to win an entire outfit*, including the lipstick of your choice!

*It is limited to $250 though, so even if you exceed, at least you’ll be able to cross some items off your wishlist!

Contest ends 28 Feb 2015 and a winner (residing in Singapore) will be picked by M.A.C Cosmetics Singapore.
Good luck, you guys! :D

Shu Uemura x Karl Lagerfeld Shupette Holiday 2014 Swatches

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Here’s one for all you cat lovers! Shu Uemura’s Holiday 2014 collection is centered around a cat… Karl Lagerfeld’s famous feline Choupette, to be exact!

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Karl Lagerfeld is no stranger when it comes to working with Shu Uemura – in fact, the famed designer has been using Shu Uemura’s eyeshadows to color his collections for the past two decades. Here are some information in bite-sized pieces:

  • Shu Uemura x Karl Lagerfeld’s collection is named Shupette”, after his pet cat, Choupette (french, pronounced as “shu-pette”)
  • This is Karl’s second Holiday  collection with Shu Uemura – the previous was in 2012 with a mascot he created called Mon Shu.
  • Choupette belonged to a male model – Karl house-sat the cat, fell in love with it and simply refused to give it back
  • The feline has her own instagram account and has over 40,000 followers as of blog entry
  • The cat has its own iPad, 2 maids, and a book dedicated to it (coming soon)

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The Shu Uemura x Karl Lagerfeld Shupette Holiday 2014 collection contains:

  • Shupette Has-it-All Eye & Lip Palette (with 8 full-sized eyeshadows & 6 lip colors, $128 SGD)
  • Eye Need Shu Eyeshadow Trio (in #01 & #02, $55 SGD each)
  • Rouge Bonbon Fantasy Lip Trio (in #01 & #02, $55 SGD each)
  • Eye Need Shu Liner Pencil (in 2 colors, Midnight Black & Gala Brown at $33 SGD each)
  • Silk Cushion Cheek Colors (in 2 shades, pink & orange at $45 SGD each)
  • My Precious Glitter Set (3 colors in a set – pink, gold, silver $ SGD55 / set)
  • Pam-pearl Me Face Powder (ultra shimmery, $60 SGD)
  • With Love From Paris Brush Set ($125 SGD)
  • Fabulous Cat Nail Enamel (2 colors, silver & gold at $29 SGD each)
  • Shupette’s Flair Eyelash Curler (with an adorable Shupette charm, $30 SGD)
  • 2 sets of Eyelashes – Eye Need Shu ($34 SGD) & Fairy Fantasy Premium Lash ($125 SGD)
  • TSYUA skin UV Underbase Mousse ($68 SGD)
  • Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil ($160 SGD)
  • Shupette Make Up Trunk ($500 SGD)

I don’t have the whole collection with me but I have swatches of many to share with you all before it officially launches on 1st Nov, 2014! : D I LOVE PREVIEWS.

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Shupette Has-it-All Eye & Lip Palette

8 Eyeshadows & 6 lip colors in a $125 palette!

Shupette has-it-all contains a massive 8 eyeshadows and 6 lip colors!

Shupette has-it-all contains a massive 8 eyeshadows and 6 lip colors!

The eyeshadow palette is housed in a reusable furry pouch with blue eyes like Choupette's

The eyeshadow palette is packed in a reusable furry pouch with blue eyes like Choupette’s

A reflective cover - Choupette's eyes are blue and reflects under favorable lighting conditions

And the adorable palette – A reflective cover – Choupette’s eyes are blue and reflects under favorable lighting conditions

The palette comes with 2 double edged mini brushes - a sponge tipped and a bristled one

The palette comes with 2 double edged mini brushes – a sponge tipped and a bristled one

Behold. *gasp*

Behold. *gasp* At first glance the colors may look similar to the ones in the singles – but you actually get more shades in the eye & lip palette (which has 4 full sized eyeshadows as compared to 3) and the mauve is absolutely gorgeous!

PAW PRINTS ON THE PLASTIC SHIELD!

PAW PRINTS ON THE PLASTIC SHIELD!

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Eye Need Shu Eyeshadow Trio

in #01 (blues) and #02 (neutrals)

The eyeshadow trios comes in a portable, cute size and holds 3 eye shadows (not full sized)

The eyeshadow trios comes in a portable, cute size and holds 3 pressed eyeshadows (not full-sized)

#01

#01

#02

#02

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Rouge Bonbon Fantasy Trio

Comes in #01 and #02

#01 - left  #02 right

#01 – left
#02 right

Shu Uemura Rouge Bonbon Fantasy Trio in #01

Shu Uemura Rouge Bonbon Fantasy Trio in #01

Shu Uemura Rouge Bonbon Fantasy Trio in #02

Shu Uemura Rouge Bonbon Fantasy Trio in #02

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The lip palettes are the same size as the eyeshadow ones and the colors can be easily rearranged by simply pushing up the side.

The lip palettes are the same size as the eyeshadow ones and the colors can be easily rearranged by simply pushing up the side.

Eye Need Shu Eyeliner Pencil

2 new shades - Midnight Black & Gala Brown

The pencils have shiny. cute little paw prints all over too!  Midnight black - black with blue shimmer

The pencils have shiny. cute little paw prints all over too!
Midnight black – black with blue shimmer

Silk Cushion Cheek colors

Creamy mousse and soft to the touch - comes in pink & orange

The cheek colors come with  a see through lid which makes it so much easier to identify the colors!

The cheek colors come with a see through lid which makes it so much easier to identify the colors!

Pink & Orange

Pink & Orange

Such pretty shades once you apply it on!

Such pretty shades once you apply it on!

My Precious Glitter Set

3 tubs of fine shimmer/glitter - in pink, gold and silver!

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3 little tubs of shimmer (which is more than enough unless you use it all over your body lol)

3 little tubs of shimmer (which is more than enough unless you use it all over your body lol)

Shupette logo on the screw cap

Shupette logo on the screw cap

Tip from Shu Uemura was to "just use/dispense a LITTLE bit" - I just press my finger over it and inverted the bottle to get color on my fingers!

Tip from Shu Uemura was to “just use/dispense a LITTLE bit” – I just press my finger over it and inverted the bottle to get color on my fingers!

Shiny, shimmering, splendid

Shiny, shimmering, splendid

The glitter's insanely pretty - here's a slightly out of focus shot to show you how shimmery it is! Perfect to compliment the eyeshadows in the middle of your eyelid!

The glitter’s insanely pretty – here’s a slightly out of focus shot to show you how shimmery it is! Perfect to compliment the eyeshadows in the middle of your eyelid!

Pam pearl Me Face Powder

Face powder infused with gold and silver shimmer

The puff handle has paw prints all over it too ♥

The puff handle has paw prints all over it too ♥

Thankfully the lighting was great enough to capture those fine shimmer! But in reality it is very, very, very shiny and I did not try this on my face - however I was advised that if I had huge pores, this would actually accentuate it > <

Thankfully the lighting was great enough to capture those fine shimmer! But in reality it is very, very, very shiny and I did not try this on my face – however I was advised that if I had huge pores, this would actually accentuate it > <

But ahhhh it would be SO perfect for your decolletage!

But ahhhh it would be SO perfect for your decolletage!

I had a wonderful time looking through and swatching these – Hope you enjoyed looking at them too! Thank you Zee, for being my arm model, hahaha.

Here are some packshots of the items not photographed from the Shu Uemura X Karl Lagerfeld Shupette Holiday 2014 collection:

With Love From Paris Brush Set

With Love From Paris Brush Set (designed in Japan, lovingly made in China)

Eyelashes - Eye Need Shu (the one with blue gems) is a 4 piece set (inner lashes are smaller and outer lashes are bigger), and Fairy Fantasy with the fur is a pair of premium lashes.

Eyelashes – Eye Need Shu (the one with blue gems) is a 4 piece set (inner lashes are smaller and outer lashes are bigger), and Fairy Fantasy with the fur is a pair of premium lashes.

Shupette's Flair eyelash curler, Fabulous Cat enamel, TSUYA skin UV Underbase Mousse, Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil

Shupette’s Flair eyelash curler, Fabulous Cat enamel, TSUYA skin UV Underbase Mousse, Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil

Shupette Make up Trunk

Shupette Make up Trunk

The Shu Uemura x Karl Lagerfeld Shupette Holiday 2014 collection is slated for release in Singapore on 1st Nov.

Guerlain Kiss Kiss (2014) Lip Swatches

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“In her clutch, pressed between her fingertips, lies her weapon of lethal seduction. Her partner, her daily ally. Her KissKiss lipstick, a name that charms like a love letter. The lipstick that she never leaves home without.”

It’s been 20 years since the creation of Guerlain’s iconic KissKiss lipstick, and come this year, Guerlain will be launching their newly revamped KissKiss collection to replace the old! Still in the iconic Kiss Kiss shape it was since the start, Kiss Kiss has a new, sleek black coat of lacquer now, instead of the gold nugget it was!

Admiring little details like the etching of the words "KissKiss" on the lipstick's bullet body.

Admiring little details like the etching of the words “KissKiss” on the lipstick’s bullet body.

“A celebration of French seduction
A homage to eternal femininity
The elegance of a timeless essential
The whisper of a passionate kiss”

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Back in the 1890s, lip rouges were sold in tinted papers, paper tubes and little pots, and Guerlain as a leading beauty house, launched their Ne M’oubliez Pas in 1840, which was widely credited as the first stick lip-rouge ever made!

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image from this site

Not too long after, in 1915 – Maurice Levy invented the first cylinder metal tube for lipsticks which was in a push up format, and in 1923, James Bruce Mason Jr. introduced the swivel up concept for lipsticks which is still widely used till today. (wikipedia link) Fascinating facts I found online while googling for the history of Guerlain’s KissKiss lipsticks!

And now that the short lipstick trivia’s done with, let’s carry on with the KissKiss introduction!

“Crafted by designer Hervé Van der Straeten, its understated case shows off infinitely elegant curves. A tube transformed into a work of art, a jewel developed like three sleek cubes. In 2014, KissKiss changes its dress code. This eternally bold object surprises us once again by slipping into a precious and graceful little black dress. Simply chic!”

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So now in 2014, we have the latest version of Guerlain’s Kiss Kiss, in 25 beautiful, newly formulated shades. I don’t have the previous Kiss Kiss lipsticks, but I’ve seen online reviews saying that 2014’s version is much more pigmented!

The 25 shades are categorized into Nudes, Pinks, Reds & Corals, but I’ll prefer to sort them by number her! (Though the color categories are immediately obvious when you see the lippies swatched together).

(* denotes a color I like!)

  • 300 Golden Girl (sparse gold shimmer)
  • 301 Candy Beige
  • 302 Romantic Kiss (pink shimmer)
  • 303 Beige Booster * (gold shimmer)
  • 304 Air Kiss * (iridescent shimmer)
  • 305 Forever Brown
  • 320 Red Insolence
  • 321 Red Passion
  • 322 Red On Fire (orange shimmer)
  • 323 Spicy Girl * (gold/pink shimmer)
  • 324 Red Love
  • 325 Rouge Kiss
  • 326 Love Kiss
  • 327 Red Strass (orange/gold shimmer)
  • 328 Red Hot
  • 340 Miss Kiss * (iridescent shimmer)
  • 341 Peach Frizz *
  • 342 Fancy Kiss
  • 343 Sugar Kiss *
  • 344 Sexy Cool
  • 360 Very Pink *
  • 361 Excessive Rose *
  • 362 Cherry Pink (red/pink/gold shimmer)
  • 363 Fabulous Rose * (iridescent shimmer)
  • 364 Pinky Groove (frosty, gold shimmer)
  • 365 Pink Romance (frosty, silver shimmer)
  • 366 Fall In Love
  • 367 Kiss Blossom
  • 368 Baby Rose * (fine gold shimmer, nearly frosty)
  • 369 Rosy Boop (fine gold/pink shimmer)

Let’s get on to the arm and lip swatches!

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Guerlain Kiss Kiss 300 Golden Girl

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 300 Golden Girl (not so much a fan of this…)

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 301 Candy Beige

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 301 Candy Beige

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 302 Romantic Kiss

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 302 Romantic Kiss

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 303 Beige Booster

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 303 Beige Booster (love this one! kindda like my lips but better)

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 304 Air Kiss

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 304 Air Kiss (the shimmer + color combo for this is beautiful!)

Close up pic

Close up pic of the beautiful iridescent shimmer in 304 Air Kiss

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 305 Forever Brown

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 305 Forever Brown

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Guerlain Kiss Kiss 320 Red Insolence

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 320 Red Insolence (more like a tint, but still gorgeous!)

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 321 Red Passion

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 321 Red Passion (blue-red)

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 322 Red On Fire

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 322 Red On Fire (gold shimmer + red stain. eye-catching combi!)

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 323 Spicy Girl

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 323 Spicy Girl (another beautiful combo of shimmer + color!)

Close up of the beautiful shimmer in 322 Red On Fire and 323 Spicy Girl

Close up of the beautiful golden shimmer in 322 Red On Fire and orange shimmer in 323 Spicy Girl

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 324 Red Love

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 324 Red Love (pigmented, creamy rose pink with understated shimmer kindda covered by the opaque color)

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 325 Rouge Kiss

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 325 Rouge Kiss (another shade to love because it’s so glossy and renders your lips look so kissable!)

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 326 Love Kiss

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 326 Love Kiss

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 327 Red Strass

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 327 Red Strass

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 328 Red Hot

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 328 Red Hot (perfect for autumn to me!)

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Guerlain Kiss Kiss 340 Miss Kiss

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 340 Miss Kiss

Close up of the only color with iridescent shimmer in the group!

Close up of the only color with shimmer in the group, 340 Miss Kiss!

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 341 Peach Frizz

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 341 Peach Frizz (oh-so creamy, and oh-so pretty!)

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 342 Fancy Kiss

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 342 Fancy Kiss

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 343 Sugar Kiss

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 343 Sugar Kiss (to die for. it’s such a sweet color to have!)

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 344 Sexy Cool

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 344 Sexy Cool

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Guerlain Kiss Kiss 360 Very Pink

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 360 Very Pink (that. glossy. look. MUST HAVE)

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 361 Excessive Rose

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 361 Excessive Rose (the most gorgeous creamy fuchsia pink!)

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 362 Cherry Pink

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 362 Cherry Pink

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 363 Fabulous Rose

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 363 Fabulous Rose (your lips but better, and with a shot of shimmer. HEART.)

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 364 Pinky Groove

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 364 Pinky Groove (gold shimmer – nearly frosty but surprised by how good it looks!)

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 365 Pink Romance

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 365 Pink Romance (another almost frosty stunner. similar to 364 but with silver shimmer instead!)

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Guerlain Kiss Kiss 366 Fall In Rose

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 366 Fall In Rose

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 367 Kiss Blossom

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 367 Kiss Blossom

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 368 Baby Rose

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 368 Baby Rose

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 369 Rosy Boop

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 369 Rosy Boop

On the overall, these lipsticks impressed me when it came to pigmentation, because I have a darker upper lip and the majority of them were able to hide that pretty well – formulation was a hit and miss – some were more moisturizing than the others, but none too drying at all. I can’t help but admire the pretty shimmer, especially in 304 Air Kiss, 323 Spicy Girl, and the subtle shimmer in 363 Fabulous Rose.  360 Very Pink got my heart and 343 Sugar Kiss was perfect to me!

The Guerlain KissKiss Lipsticks will retail at $49 SGD in Singapore and $37 USD in the USA – I think the prices are pretty fair and totally worth it! You can find Guerlain makeup & fragrances at Takashimaya, Tangs Orchard & Sephora ION Orchard.


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Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lip Lift

While it’s no new product, I actually had no idea what it was and thought it was lip balm – but it isn’t! It’s actually a lip primer – one that prevents lip color from feathering / bleeding, last longer, and show the actual lip color better.  It doesn’t really have any moisturizing effects for me, but it isn’t supposed to do that anyway. It’s flesh-colored and has a matte finish, but on the lips it just tones down the color of your lips a little, sort of like a lip concealer.

As you can see, it blends in with my skin color straight away...

As you can see, it blends in with my skin color straight away…

Guerlain Lip Lift on bare lips (okay, I have a bit of balm on my lips)

Guerlain Lip Lift on bare lips (okay, I have a bit of balm on my lips)

It is great for you if your lips tend to be to reddish, like mine – using the Guerlain Lip Lift allows the color of your lipstick to show properly, especially for lighter colored lippies like nudes and corals (to appear less red). To me, it’s definitely one up from using concealer on my lips!

Here’s an example of what different it makes for Guerlain Kiss Kiss 342 Fancy Kiss, a coral lippy.

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Guerlain’s Kiss Kiss Lip Lift retails at $47 SGD in Singapore.

I apologize for any swatches which weren’t done too well – I’ve always had dry lips and some lipsticks just accentuate my lip lines even more! Colors may be a little different from how it’ll appear on your lips as I have a darker upper lip to begin with. Really hope that y’all loved this one as much as I loved making it! (though I must admit that swatching 25 colors at one go isn’t exactly what I’ll consider fun, haha) ; ) I hardly say this, but… thank you for making it to the end of this post! 

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