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Basic Makeup Routine [ Dec 2014 ]

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Every time I see a question that goes along the lines of “if you could only use one make up product what would you use?” I roll my eyes.

Honey, unless you’re EXTREMELY BLESSED, you’ll need at least 2 things to look good. Or in my case, 7.

This is my basic make up routine. I need to finish all these points before I can feel ready to face the world:

  1. Base – Concealer & Foundation
  2. Contour
  3. Brows
  4. Eyeliner
  5. Blush
  6. Mascara
  7. Lips (this one I sometimes only do it when I get to the car heh)

I know, that’s actually a LOT. But miss one out and I’ll feel incomplete and awkward throughout the day! Thats why I have an emergency kit in the car for touch ups or when I forget something while rushing out.

Sharing with you guys my most often reached for products and faves for all these steps!

{ Concealer & Foundation }

I can’t go without this. I can skip base, but concealer is though especially since it takes some time for the acne scars to fade away. Doesn’t help that I popped a huge zit out on my chin recently…

So suffice to say, I'm a huge fan of concealers. My favorites here are for EITHER the under eye or the scars - it's very hard for me to find something that can work on both my zits/PIH AND my undereye because they require different tones.

So suffice to say, I’m a huge fan of concealers. My favorites here are for EITHER the under eye or the scars – it’s very hard for me to find something that can work on both my zits/PIH AND my undereye because they require different tones.

  • YSL Touche Eclat 2.5 (color corrects my under eye area)
  • Amazing Concealer in Light Golden (best for my under eye)
  • Laura Mercier High Coverage Concealer in 2 (for spots)
  • Lancome Le Correcteur Pro in 200 W Buff (a comprehensive kit for the under eye with a corrector AND concealer AND seetting powder)
  • Make Up For Ever Full Cover in 4 (awesome for spots cos it matches my skin tone 100%)
  • Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer (waterproof!!! long lasting)
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(marc)able Concealer in shade 3 Young
  • Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer (02 to correct under eye and 04 to conceal!)

The Kevyn Aucoin one is by far one of my favorites as it’s really multipurpose -it contains honey and jojoba oil, and can go from sheer to full coverage by simply mixing it with moisturizer or using it on its own. It completely covers my spots AND under eye concealer and it’s the only one that can do that – however, I need to mix both shade 02 and 04 to get a proper match as a foundation. So that’s a bummer as it’s 38 pounds EACH.

Before & After concealing. In here, I used: MJB Re(marc)able for the PIH marks, MUFE Full Cover for the zit and Amazing Concealer for the under eye.

Before & After concealing + base (Laneige BB Cushion). In here, I used: MJB Re(marc)able for the PIH marks and redness, MUFE Full Cover for the zit and Amazing Concealer for the under eye.

These days I’ve been reaching out for cushions more often as I’m lazy to wash brushes – and the Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control has been my favorite to reach out for! I love how it doesn’t leave me too shiny, and the color seems to be better than the non Pore Control one so… yup. My choice these days! I usually apply concealer beneath bb cushion, and if I’m using liquid foundation, concealer comes later.

{ Contour }

The Laneige BB Cushion does leave me a little flat and whiter than usual, so contouring is a must. Actually I’ve been becoming a bigger fan of contouring after trying out Charlotte Tilbury’s contour and highlight palette and bought quite a few to try!

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  • Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons in 00 Nude
  • Suratt Artistique Blush in Aureole (highlighter) and Grisalle (the darker taupe for contouring)
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit (the left column: Fawn, Java, Havana)

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Before / After Contouring

Before / After Contouring

A rough diagram of where I usually contour

A rough diagram of where I usually contour

{ Brows }

Previously I didn’t see the need for eyebrow embroidery but after I’ve done it, I realized that it helps keep my brow shape in check and also makes it easier to draw! I still fill out my brows but on the days that I have no make up on, it still looks better than before I did embroidery.

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Some of my favorite brow products – my brow products are always changing due to my hair color changes. These days I have dark hair so I do try to go a bit darker… but not overly dark, lah.

  • Tarte The Brow Architect (double ended – sword cut on one end and a brush on the other which I find most useful!)
  • Shu Uemura Hard Formula Brow Pencil in Walnut (I use Seal Grey more often)
  • Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow in Light / Medium (has a mascara brush)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Taupe (used with a brush)

Here’s a little gif animation of how I draw my brows:

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{ Eyeliner }

Ahhh another favorite! Eyeliner colors makes my heart skip a beat more than eyeshadow colors sometimes, haha! But for a basic, clean look, these are what I like to use:

My army of go-to black and browns

My army of go-to black and browns

  • Bobbi Brown Pot Eyeliner
  • Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Kajal Liner in Black Amethyst (it’s a pencil on one end and a smuder on the other)
  • M.A.C Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline (this one is LE Prabal Gurung Collection)
  • Charlotte Tilbury Rock & Kohl Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil in Barbarella Brown
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Demolition (brown) / Zero (black)
  • Heroine Make Impact Frame Eyeliner
  • Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner
  • Heroine Make Liquid Eyeliner

It was really hard to pick a favorite – Charlotte Tilbury wins for how easy it is to glide across the lid even after almost a year, and how long lasting it is for me – there’s another one I love even more, it’s from  THREE but it has glitter spam in it so I don’t like to use it on the rims of my eye. Then again, eyeliner doesn’t usually smudge on me (even if it does it’s a negligible bit).

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These days I like using pencils more as my eyes look different without lenses (after doing ReLEx SMILE, a kind of LASIK) and I tend to line the rims of my eyes more. On the days I don’t feel like it, I use liquid liners! Eyeko Eyedo has a fat flexible nib which is super easy to control, so it goes into my favorites list!

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{ Blush }

well loved blushes

well loved blushes

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{ Mascara }

When I don’t have my eyelash extensions on, I use mascara. And oh how I LOVE mascaras! Unfortunately I go through them VERY quickly (replace every 3-4 months) so I don’t have a compilation to show you, but my favorites are:

  • Heroine Make Long & Curl Mascara (SUPER waterproof)
  • Tarte Lights, Camera Flashes Mascara (Love how buildable it is!)
  • Lancome Le Extreme Waterproof (My first love)
  • Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Mascara (Great Volume!)
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash Mascara
Without Mascara (but curled)

Without Mascara (but curled)

With Tarte's Lights! Camera! Flashes! Mascara applied over (2 coats)

With Tarte’s Lights! Camera! Flashes! Mascara applied (2 coats)

 

{ Lips }

My lips… are extremely troublesome! Although it’s pretty thick, it’s darkened on the upper lip and always cracking at the bottom lip. -_-” And that’s why I usually favor lipbalms with color because they make me look less poisoned or like a smoker. (I don’t smoke!)

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  • Korres Lip Butter in Quince
  • Givenchy Hydra Sparkling Magic Lip & Cheek Balm
  • Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Balm (mini)
  • Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in 52 Fetiche
  • Ettusais Lip Essence (melty bar) (no color but SUPER moisturizing!)

I love lip balms that don’t detach easily and FRESH is like a double confirm because of the screw cap! This mini is from their holiday collection and it’s SOOOO CUTE!!! And portable too! The Givenchy Hydra Sparkling Lip Balm can be used on the cheeks BUT i never do that. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in 54 Fetiche is not a balm, but pretty moisturizing and the color is different from a tint AND suit me perfectly. I love it on me.

A FOTD to end the post – this was just before my gigantic pimple popped out. T_T I’m sorry, I won’t eat cheesecake anymore!

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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.

Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Baby Doll Kiss & Blush

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“Baby Doll Kiss & Blush by Yves Saint Laurent offers an innovative formula structure, the results of a fusion of two technologies: foundation and lipstick. An airy texture that’s a cross between lip color and a cheek blush that instantly evolves into a velvety soft veil with matte luminosity.”

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YSL’s Baby Doll Kiss & Blush is quite possibly my favorite item in my make up bag this past month. I’ve been bringing it practically everywhere because of how convenient it is to have a two in one item in my bag!

Usually when I’m out all day two things on my face goes first (as in, fading off) – my lip color and then my blush. And when you touch up with powder you invariably cover over your blush with it and… why bring two items when you can just bring one? And it’s a no brainer – you don’t need to match your lip color to your cheek color – using just one will make sure that you are perfectly matched.

I don’t think I need to sell this to you but at $50 for a duo-purpose product, this is definitely worth being on your to-purchase list for the month of May.

The YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush will come in 12 shades:

  • #01 Fuchsia Désinvolte
  • #02 Rose Insolent
  • #03 Rose Libre
  • #04 Orange Fougueux
  • #05 Rouge Effronté
  • #06 Rouge Libertine
  • #07 Corail Affranchi
  • #08 Pink Hédoniste
  • #09 Épicurien
  • #10 Nude Insolent
  • #11 Prune Impertinente
  • #12 Moca Garçonn

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Out of the 12 colors above (arranged according to listing numbers), I was sent 7 beautiful shades to try out by the YSL Singapore ; ) Thank you, Zling!

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The seven shades I got were:

  • #01 Fuchsia Désinvolte *
  • #02 Rose Insolent *
  • #04 Orange Fougueux
  • #05 Rouge Effronté
  • #07 Corail Affranchi
  • #08 Pink Hédoniste *
  • #09 Épicurien *

A * denotes my preferred shades.

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“The high performance of the formula is matched by an unique, multi-purpose applicator. At its center, the hidden pearl applicator has a flexible bead that espouses and caresses lips and cheeks in a rapid, precise double gesture. It glides perfectly on the lips and gives them a precise outline.”

Swatches on arm; these are layered swatches (about 2-3 swipes) and quite close to how they’d look like on your lips!

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Of cos you can also wear them sheer (just dab it on) and ALSO as a cheek color, which was the other purpose it was intended for. I don’t have pictures of me wearing all of the colors on my cheeks, but I rubbed them off on my arm and left you with an idea of how it should look like on your cheeks!

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Personally they are fairly well pigmented and can be layered on to desired intensity – but you have no worries about over applying ot streaky colors as it blends really well and finishes off velvety smooth rather than sticky. The texture is really great and it’s one of the easiest cream blushes I’ve ever used – this changed my perspective about cream blushers for sure!

My favorite would be #01 and #02 – especially #01 because of the blue in the pink which gives me a super healthy glow! I’ve been loving cool pink / purple blushes a lot recently. For a good idea of how #01 looks like on cheeks, you can view Temptalia’s post here.

Lets move on to the lip swatches!

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^ #01 Fuchsia Desinvolte

Did I already mention that the YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush in #01 Fuchsia Desinvolte is my favorite out of all of them? I love how it gives my lips enough color when used sheer and also as a cheek blush you don’t really need to layer this too many times – it shows up really well and is a complimenting color for my skintone. While I won’t say that the color is super glossy and moisturizing, it doesn’t dry out my (already pretty dry) lips and it is a keeper for sure!

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^ #02 Rose Insolent

I think this would be the next most popular shade after #01 because it’s a pretty bright pink! I thought it made me look darker though, but it’s great when used sheer and it makes for a pretty blush on the cheeks.

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^ #04 Orange Fougueux

Corals aren’t the first color I’d go for in a collection but surprisingly this one looked rather nice on me! And it’s beautiful on the lips when lightly dabbed on too. Doesn’t make me look too sallow, which is good!

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^ #05 Rose Effrontee

This has the most natural looking lip color when used sheer – you’d look like you have naturally rosy and super kissable lips!

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^ #07 Corail Affranchi

I can’t really do light corals as I tend to look super sallow, but this makes for a nice cheek color.

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^ #08 Pink Hedoniste

Love the name, and love the shade. 3rd favorite after #01 and #09! A cheerful pop of color on the lips when worn both sheer and opaque – and yes, coral-pinks are always beautiful on the cheeks to me!

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^ #09 Rose Epicurean

This color doesn’t emphasize the lines on my lips, but I really prefer using it sheer! It is opaque enough to cover my darker upper lip which is a strong plus point! My next favorite color after #01 because it is a blue based bright pink. Perfect on the cheeks as well! ; )

The YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush items will be available at all YSL counters (Tangs, Takashimaya, ION Orchard) in May.
Note that YSL at ION Orchard is currently undergoing a makeover and will be back soon some time in May ; )

It retails at $50 SGD. It costs 27 pounds and $40 USD, which means that it’s cheaper in Singapore than outside – Cheers to that!

Shiseido The Makeup Spring 2014

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Of all the things I get to review, I love make up most. And nothing makes us girls happier than playing with make up and swatching away at an event. Okay, sometimes good food makes us happiest but that’s beside the point!

This time round my very siao-on fellow beauty blogger Candice and I have both joined forces (arms, actually) to bring you a collection of swatches from Shiseiso’s Spring 2014 collection! Lotsa wiping involved and red arms thereafter, but still very much enjoyed ooh-ing and ahh-ing over the colors! ; )

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Spring 2014’s releases from Shiseido:

  • Lacquer Gloss in 8 colors (New)
  • Sheer Eye Zone Correcter in 6 shades (New)
  • Face Color Enchanting  Trio in 4 shades (New)
  • Shimmering Cream Eye Colors in 8 new shades
  • Lacquer Rouge in 7 new colors (didn’t swatch, sigh)

Whoop! Quite the bumper release, if I may say so!

The lacquer glosses are gorgeous! I especially love the purples.

 Shiseido Lacquer Gloss, SGD $39

Lip Gloss inspired by traditional Japanese transparent lacquer. Sheen with a complex transparency, as though multiple layers have been applied. Creates beautiful lips with appealing, clear color and a dewy smooth feel.

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 Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color, SGD $32

Dewy-textured cream eye color that accents your eyes with shimmering light, making them sparkle with life. Vivid color and radiant shine last all day without creasing or fading. 8 New shades.

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I love the non-creasing texture of this shimmering cream eye shadow – it may be seem a little daunting for some because it isn’t your usual powder, but this just stays on so well! Yuba is a color really worth trying out – I saw Suhaini (Shiseido MUA) apply it on Tricia (click for pic) and she looked like a bronzed goddess!

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 Shiseido Face Color Enchanting Trio, SGD $53

Create a beautiful complexion, add dimension and make the tones harmonize. Shiseido has been studying the relation between attractive facial expressions and makeup and found several phenomena make lively impression. These phenomena in complexion, dimension and harmony can be reproduced very easily with makeup techniques.

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this is one massive swatch hahaha. My arm and Candice's together - she's a lil darker than I am but the colors show up beautifully on her.

this is one massive swatch hahaha. My arm and Candice’s together – she’s a lil darker than I am but the colors show up beautifully on her.

Here’s a little guide on how to use the trio (taken from asia.shiseido.com)

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 Sheer Eye Zone Corrector, SGD $45

A sheer corrector that evens the skin tone and provides a healthy, glowing finish under the eyes that lasts all day. Skin maintains moisture all day long, due to Shiseido's exclusive Super Hydro-Wrap Vitalizing DE.

Shiseido scientists have discovered that dark circles are caused because the skin under the eyes has fewer yellow and red color pigments than the cheek area.

Solution:
Orange-colored Net Base adds the yellow and red pigments that dark circles lack and transmits light to create reflection from the natural bare skin, which gives it an even tone. Under eye circles become invisible and the area takes on a sheer, natural glow.

Reflect and Fit Powder generates complementary colors (green, blue and white) to thoroughly neutralize major skin tone concerns under the eyes.

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A guide on how to find your correct shade (imho, I feel this really depends on what color your dark eye circles are!)

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Unfortunately, we didn’t get to swatch the 7 new shades of the lacuqer rouge, but here’s a color chart for you from the website!
Bonbon, Metalrose and Indiscreet looks good! The Lacquer Rouges are retailing at SGD $43.

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The entire Shiseido The Makeup Spring 2014 collection is out now at all counters in Singapore! ; ) Hope you see something you like especially if you haven’t gotten any makeup for the new year yet! HUAT ON!

P.S. – I’m sorry I haven’t been blogging much beauty stuff lately – I’ve been getting pretty bad breakouts on the lower part of my face – while it is not too obvious in group photos and such, it makes me feel lousy because I can see it and it shows up in my typical beauty photos. I feel pretty down about it and it’s already been a while now – about 6 months? It improved while I was on medication, but I’ve since stopped as I’m still trying to conceive. It’s mostly hormonal / stress acne so I’m in a pretty helpless situation, just trying to not aggravate it further and try to hasten to healing process! (不忍老不行… My skin doesn’t seem to heal as quickly as it did when I was younger!)

NARS Guy Bourdin Blush in DayDream

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Received this sweet blush from NARS Singapore about a week ago after making a wish on Instagram!

Thank you NARS for the little gift – tough ah being in the beauty industry, you turn 1 (in Singapore), yet you still have to send out presents instead of receiving. #cold #imsorry

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Anyway, I could have picked almost anything else… but I made a wish for this pretty blush instantly because I just couldn’t stand not knowing how it compares to Deep Throat – and also I swatched it on my hand during my trip in USA and fell in love instantly with this peachy pink shade! (I wasn’t totally convinced by the swatches online.)

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For starters, it’s Limited Edition. Anything marked Limited Edition gets a second look straight away. And maybe even a third. I also have a weakness for peachy-pink colors, which tends to look good on just about everyone and anyone.

Look at that pink. *in love*

Look at that pink. *in love*

Before - After Comparison (using Daydream very lightly)

Before – After Comparison (using Daydream very lightly)

Say cheeeeese!

Say cheeeeese! Love how this blush goes so well with my skin tone, giving me a natural flush.

I didn’t know I would be getting the chance to made a wish, but I passed this up on my trip because I already have Deep Throat, which was pretty similar… so when I got a chance to make a wish, whoop, DAYDREAM it is. Aye, my Deep Throat already 3 years old at least…

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At first glance, one would think… “where got the same? one pinker than the other leh”

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Let’s zoom in.
Deep Throat has fine, little silver shimmer while Daydream doesn’t! The fine shimmer aren’t as obvious as Orgasm’s in swatches, but they’re still there in the pan.

And then for the comparison swatches…

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Daydream is slightly more intense than Deep Throat, but really, I don’t think you need both! I’ve always recommended Deep Throat after Orgasm, but if you’re thinking of picking up a peachy blush, do consider Daydream first, since it’s limited edition.

Joy, is when you find a blush that goes with literally everything (and every skin color).
This makes on my go-to list after NARS Deep Throat, Benefit Rockateur and Lancome’s Blush Subtil Rose in #10!

I have plenty of blushes (both purchased and samples), but these are the ones that I won’t ever giveaway, for sure!
NARS blushes are $50 SGD each in Singapore (at Tangs Orchard) – they are $29 USD on NARS’ website and on Sephora (USA).

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Pssst, Shiseido Sale 2014 is here again!

Check out my Dayre (http://dayre.me/evonnz) for more sale information (prices, what’s avail etc). The sale will be on till Saturday, hooray for the folks who cannot make it during hours! It’s the perfect chance to grab some presents at prices marked down to a-f-f-o-r-d-a-b-l-e! ; )

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