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Shu Uemura Petal Skin Foundation

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I know I haven’t been posting much, but I’ve been trying new products, and when there’s one that’s worth a shout out… a shout out it’ll get!

I love, love love foundation. My most recent love was Shu Uemura’s Blanc:Chroma Brightening UV Cushion Foundation, which went almost everywhere with me because it was so easy to touch up. I eve renewed my love for it (purchased refills). Twice.

And before my romance with the Shu Uemura Blanc:Chroma Brightening UV Cushion Foundation was even over, another contender appears!

My latest foundation love: The Shu Uemura Petal Skin Liquid Foundation

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Meet the Shu Uemura Petal Skin Foundation.

The Shu Uemura Petal Skin Foundation ($68 SGD) is available in a total of 11 asian-tailored shades, which is the biggest reason why I always reach out for Shu’s foundations above all others – because it suits my yellow undertones so well! I tend to have a lot of red vessels showing, especially around my nose and chin area – the foundation effectively covers them up and leaves me with a radiant, soft glow.

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I’m 764 for most Shu Uemura foundations, which is a medium light beige.

It’s formulated with botanical oleo-veil to soothe, white jasmine which boosts clarity for a bright & radiant complexion, white lily extract to hydrate and sits on the skin so well – it minimizes pores, is comfortable throughout the day, and feels like you’re wearing nothing!

I like my foundation softly matte and not too dewy, and I find that the Petal Skin Liquid Foundation hits the sweet spot. It’s hydrating, but has a semi-matte finish which is natural. I still use a powder to set everything after applying concealer on my undereye area and acne marks, and for this I use the Shu Uemura Stage Performer Invisible Powder!

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You can apply the foundation anyway you like – fingers, sponge, brush… but my favorite method would be with the accompanying brush it as released with, the Petal 55 Foundation Brush!

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The Petal 55 Foundation Brush ($80 SGD) is really, the best companion for this liquid foundation – or practically any liquid foundation for that matter. The bristles are densely packed, and the broad application area means that you can blend foundation really quickly without the brush absorbing too much of it, or before the foundation dries up.

The multi-faceted handle of the Petal 55 Foundation Brush was designed such that it doesn’t touch any surface, thus retaining hygiene AND also, the ergonomic makes it easier to grip while applying foundation, even at the contours of your face!

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I literally only needed ONE (full) pump of foundation for my entire face. I find that I use so little product with this brush that I’m beginning to wonder if I’ll even finish this bottle of foundation by its expiry date! The brush also provides a little massaging sensory experience – it is sometimes quite therapeutic to use it in the morning.

It is however, easy to go too hard and tugs a little at your face if you exert too much strength while using it.  Or maybe it’s because I was using it post-face threads that made me feel like I needed to go easy with the brush, as it was a little more sensitive to the brush strokes (i.e., I couldn’t brush downwards). I found that this was the best way to apply the foundation:

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Annnnnddd are you ready for the before-after?

Before: With dark eye circles, sallow skin, and pimple-ridden chin/cheek *yikes*

Before: With dark eye circles, sallow skin, and PIH (post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation) on my cheeks *yikes*

After: largely concealed, skin tone evened out, with a natural, soft matte finish

After: largely concealed, skin tone evened out, with a natural, soft matte finish (before lip color went on oops)

I mainly wore this foundation while I was in Korea, and it stayed on so well despite the super cold 12-8 degree temperature!

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I kept using this foundation over and over again when I came back to Singapore, because it was just so easy to apply.

Here’s another before-after for you!

Before: reddish skin & a pimple on my chin! argh

Before: redness around my nose, PIH & a pimple on my chin! argh

Foundation on the left side of my face only: Instantly brighter, and much more even - redness is gone, but not unnaturally light skin (my arms are darker due to the lighting in my room)

After: Shu Uemura Petal Skin Foundation on the left side of my face only: redness on my face neutralized and instantly brighter, much more even complexion, but not unnaturally light skin (my arms are darker due to the lighting in my room)

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And because I’ve had so many good skin days with this foundation, here’s another selfie, this time with their Supreme Matte Lipstick which I really really like! I love dabbing it on my lips with my finger, and the good thing about matte lipstick is… I use it as a blush too! Here’s a link to Pony’s video on her favorite Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte colors *heart eyes* she makes every color look so good!

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In this face of the day, products used:

  • Shu Uemura Petal Skin Foundation ($68 SGD)
  • Shu Uemura Stage Performer Invisible Powder ($60 SGD)
  • Shu Uemura Hard Formula 9 ($33 SGD)
  • Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte Lipstick in M CR345 on both cheek & lips ($38 SGD)

Sign up here to get yourself shade matched and receive a foundation sample as well! Shu Uemura boutiques are available at ION, JEM, Bugis Junction & Vivocity, counters in departmental stores at Isetan Scotts, Isetan Tampines, Metro Paragon, Robinsons Raffles City, Robinsons Tangs & Takashimaya.

In case you’re still not convinced by my post to give this foundation a try, here’s a video by Pony (from Korea) which will definitely make you a Shu Uemura Petal Skin Convert within 5 minutes of watching! (I know I was sold the minute I saw the video!)

The products were sponsored, but all reviews and opinions are my own ; )
I do not review products I don’t use or dislike! 

Shopback x VISA!

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What can $100 get you in Singapore?

  • 3 MAC Lipsticks
  • A tank of gas for a Japanese car
  • Set lunch for two at Tatsuya
  • An Instax camera
  • An Apple Magic Mouse
  • 27 rolls of MT Masking Tape
  • Approximately 40 plates of chicken rice

Imagine how much more you could have gotten if you had shopped online via ShopBack – for a merchant with a 10% CashBack, spending $1000 equates to $100!

I would want to think that I’m one of the most “auntie” person in the groups I hang out with – especially when it comes to things like:

  • Shopping (you want what? I have 20% off!)
  • Carpark advice (don’t park here, very narrow – park here after 5, it’s only $3!)
  • Grocery Shopping (xx is cheaper, the pork in yy is more fresh, this place always got discounts)
  • Life Pro Tips (Put this in your car and there will never be cockroaches)

But when it came to online shopping, apparently I’m a dunce, because I don’t use ShopBack as much as my friends do.

D :

I’ve heard of ShopBack (they keep mentioning it in the chats), but I never really paid attention to it till my recent craze with chia seeds and then only realising that I could get it cheaper online via iHerb, and save even MORE with ShopBack! shopback

What ShopBack does is that it allows you to get back a portion of your shopping expenditure when you buy products through their online shopping aggregator service. With over 500 merchants from around the world, you can always get a great deal online – from clothing on ASOS, to getting electronics via Lazada (I’m looking at household stuff like steam irons and ovens!), booking accommodation and travel tickets with Expedia, and even purchase health food with iHerb!

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And using ShopBack is easy-peasy; simply

  1. Login to ShopBack’s website, and look for the merchants you’re keen on shopping with
  2. Click on the merchant logo, surf, and check out your items!
  3. The cashback will appear in your ShopBack account within 48 hours of payment
  4. Once it’s been validated by the merchant (no exchange/returns within 60 days), it will be redeemable.
  5. And then all you need to do is request for your payout (min $10) and it will be credited into your designated bank or paypal account!

(For more information on how ShopBack works, click here!)

I feel extremely late to the game – the site sees over 120,000 people per month using this service, but I am sooooo doing all my online shopping via ShopBack from now on!

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I shop often on ASOS, and I use Expedia / Hotels.com, as well as redmart for my heavy groceries. On the average in a month, my shopping can amount to approximately $2000, and that is not including holidays which would incur a larger credit card bill. IMAGINE THE AMOUNT OF MONEY I COULD HAVE GOTTEN BACK VIA SHOPBACK for the past YEAR I’ve not been using it, and what I could have done with it. Argh!  

Sweetening the deal is ShopBack’s collaboration with VISA, which allows you get up to 12% + extra 2% back from your online shopping!

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Guess who’s gonna get her groceries on RedMart (11% Cashback!) and watching movies at Cineleisure (4% Cashback) this weekend?!

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But wait… did you know that there are actually SUPERSIZED promotions on top of that? I did not realize it till I checked my email recently and that’s when this mailer was screaming my name, asking me to go shopping online:

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HELLO? It’s an extra Visa cashback perk for all Visa card holders! It’s a no brainer – you’d want to shop with ShopBack. Before I cleared my  chats there was one part where people were just talking about how much they’ve saved from using ShopBack… and I was hitting myself for not booking everything through ShopBack!

That just means that you really need to pay attention to your emails from ShopBack (unless you have friends like mine, who will make public service announcements hahaha)

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My job is done here, sharing this important piece of information with you – so bye for now guys, I’m gonna go get busy shopping (online)!

28th May – Mummy, Happy Birthday!

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My mummy turned 52 today.

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Had a great meal at Beauty In A Pot over at ONEKM – Other than their very obviously great collagen broth, I also love their mala (it’s a bit more herbal than spicy) and we all loved how we did not end up smelling like cooked food at the end of the session because of their fantastic ventilation! Props to the Paradise group for being so thoughtful.

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Mum: “Wah I look big in the photo!”
Me: “But you are big what… NO MORE SODA FOR YOU.”

Someone messaged me on SnapChat and said that my mum has pretty hair, like mine. I laughed and said that we both have the same unruly, curly hair.

Yup, I inherited my curls from the woman who sacrificed all the fun she could have by giving birth to me at a tender age of 21 years old.

Love you and Happy Birthday, Mummy!

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