Luxasia Warehouse Sale 2013 Haul

Hello everyone!!

I am so excited to share with you my haul from 2013 Luxasia Warehouse Sale. The sale was held in Luxasia building on 18-20th July 2013. There were lots of brands on sale from fragrance, make up, skincare. They even have leather products like wallet/bags and some other  accessories .

So what is Luxasia? Luxasia is a leading distributor for beauty products in Asia. They are the distributor for many renowned fragrances like Chloe, Burberry, Lanvin, Bottega Venetta, etc (the list goes on…..) They are also the distributors for many skincare and makeup brands in Singapore and throughout Asia. I have been to 2012 Luxasia Warehouse Sale and The 2013 Luxasia warehouse sale. Both sale never disappoints me!

Firstly, let’s start from my Make Up Haul:

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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal $21

Becca Luminous Skin Colors in Sand $20

Becca Beach Tint $15

 

 

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Burberry Blush Powder $15

Burberry Eyeshadow $12

Burberry Lipgloss $10

 

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Guerlain Single Eyeshadow $12

 

That’s all I have for make up items. Now onto fragrance and body oil.

I bought my Annick Goutal fragrance in Petite Cherie and Diptyque Body Oil.

 

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Annick Goutal Petite Cherie $60

 

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Diptyque Voile Satin

I bought some skincare for me and for my mum. It’s my first time trying Strivectin. I have been hearing good review so I hope this really works. I also bought a bottle of Decleor Aroma Sculpt, finger cross that this will work!

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Decleor Aroma Sculpt $42

StriVectin-SD Intensive Concentrate for Stretch mark & Wrinkles $49

StriVectin Neck Cream$35

 

Well that’s all I bought! I felt so happy that I could get these items at a very good price. When I walked out the sale, I was still thinking of getting other things. There were so many good deals in the sale event but I decided I shall keep it for the next event :p

 

 

Thank you for reading!

Tom Ford Illuminating Cheek Color in Blush Guilt

For Summer 2013, Tom Ford releases many beautiful products in limited pieces.This collection, Tom Ford emphasizes on radiance on highlighting. I picked Tom Ford Illuminating Cheek Color in Blush Guilt from this collection. It looks so interesting as this is my first blush/highlighter in a stick form. Thanks to Jacqueline from MyBeautyHoard for helping me to get it 🙂 IMG_5259

 

Illuminating cheek color is a very sheer creme blush in a stick form. Blush guilt is very sheer on me to be used as a blush so I usually use this as a highlighter underneath my setting powder to give me that refreshed look. Although this is very sheer, you can always build it u to get a deeper shade. I usually use two layers of Blush guilt after my foundation routine and set it up with powder. Or else, I will use my finger to dab this product lightly and apply it onto my skin for a finishing touch after my setting powder.

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Personally, I don’t feel that this product makes my face oily. My cheek is usually normal or at certain times it could be dry. This product enhances the glow from my skin. It lasts on my skin for only about 4 hours and it starts to disappears after that. The staying power is not as good as what I would expect. I would expect that it could last for at least 6 hours.
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Swatched Heavily

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Swatched Lightly on the Left – Heavily on the right

As you can see in the swatch below, Blush Guilt is a very sheer pink shade. I personally would only use this as a highlighter and it would be too sheer for me to be used as a blush.

 

Thank you for reading!

By: Meryl

 

 

Diorblush Cheek Creme in Capri

Dior has recently launched a mini collection “Dior Summer Mix” which consist of 4 pairs of nail polishes and cream blushes. The shades released looks very fun to be mix and match for summer. When a brand like Dior is releasing a new Limited Edition blush collection in a new formula, many beauty bloggers (including me :p) will go gaga over it! I picked up Capri out of the 4 shades as I love pink blushes more than corals 🙂

Dior-Mix-and-Match-Cream-Blushes-and-Nail-Polishes-for-Summer-2013-shades-658x446I don’t have many cream blushes in my stash. In fact, this is my 2nd tube of cream blush that I have. I personally prefer powder blush as I always use a setting powder after my foundation routine. But in times when I want to have a more popping blush shade, I like to use cream blush after my foundation, topped it with my setting powder and top it with a light powder blush. In this way, the blush will lasts longer.

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Dior cream blush comes in a glass pot with CD logo on top of the cap. The packaging reminds me of Chanel Illusion d’Ombres. It’s quite heavy and it looks luxurious. When you open the blush cap, you can see the pop of color in the pot. It looks like a bubblegum macaroon to me. It screams “CUTE”!! 🙂

Diorblush cheek creme shades looks very striking in the pot, but you need to swatch it yourself to see that it is actually not as pigmented as what you see. In terms of texture, Diorblush cream feels a bit dry to me. It’s not too creamy and I find that this is suitable for ladies with oily skin. Ladies with oily skin need not to worry about their skin being more oily with Dior cream blush. I usually use two layers of this cream blush after my foundation. The first layer doesn’t look noticeable to me, so usually I will add another layer. This cream blush is very easy to blend, and you don’t need to worry that this blush looks too much on you. Just dab on lightly and add on more layer when you feel that it’s not enough.

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As you can see in the swatch above, the swatches on the left side looks much more pigmented than the one on the right side. On the left side, I swatched on 3 layers while on the right side, I dabbed on a light two layers and I blend it together. Capri looks very pretty on the pan and when swatched.

 

Final Thought:

Diorblush Cheek Creme is worth checking out! You shouldn’t be worried that this gives you too much color on your cheek or makes your skin oily 🙂

 

 

Thanks for reading.

 

By: Meryl

Shu Uemura Blush in Medium Pink 375

Hi everyone,

I know I had this for a while, you can tell from the OB packaging which is limited edition for Spring 2013.

However, the blush refill itself its not limited edition as I’m aware of it. It was not easy at all to choose only one color, Shu Uemura have lots of beautiful shades to choose from. To be honest, my solely purpose was to get the cute packaging! I have a soft spot for everything cute, pink and limited edition (doh!).

I stepped out of my comfort zone this time, and settled for a bright pink blush. I tend to buy coral or peachy shade for my cheek color.

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Packaging: tho it is very cute, I was hoping the packaging a bit bigger, easier to hold and open. If you have noticed in the picture below – there is one scratch from my nail when I tried to open it for the first time.

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Color: It’s good to have a different color for you blush, and more importantly pigmented

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Lastly, how it look on me – I applied very light of course, you can build up the color if you like more bright cheek 🙂

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Have a good weekend everyone and thanks for reading as always!

By: Monica

 

Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer #5 review

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Hello all!

I’m going to do a quick review on the product that I recently acquired. Thanks to Jacqueline from mybeautyhoard for helping me to get this bottle of product. Recently Giorgio Armani releases few shades of Armani Fluid Sheer and #5 is one of them. I have told myself to stop getting more make up items as it has grown out of control, however I really can’t skip on this beautiful baby. It is just a classic beauty.

Here’s some information I’ve extracted from Giorgio Armani Beauty Website

Fluid sheer dresses skin in an illuminating veil of radiance. This unique, translucent formula is available in a range of versatile hues including makeup base shades, correcting shades, and radiance boosting shades. Blend your favorite fluid sheer with foundation to add radiance, polish and sculpting definition to your complexion. Or use it alone as a makeup base. All skin types.

  • perfects, sculpts and illuminates skin
  • complete and versatile shade range
  • doubles as eye shadow base, blush or bronzer
  • sheer, lightweight texture and coverage

application techniques: 
Apply with the blender brush to wear alone or mixed with foundation for a boost of radiance and color. Use on top of foundation for added highlighting and contouring.

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Once again, Armani Beauty has released a range of product that is lust worthy. I am a big fan of radiant, glowing skin; so this product literally jumps out of me. Giorgio Armani fluid sheer comes in simple glass bottle packaging. The packaging looks like Armani Designer Lift foundation which I have reviewed hereThe only difference is that Fluid Sheer comes in a non matte glass bottle. Most of the time, Armani does not create fancy packaging, their packaging is just simple and elegant. Yes, simple and elegant are the right words.

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Fluid Sheer #5 is a shimmery coral blush/highlighter. What I love about this product is that the liquid feels very light. It is non sticky at all and there’s no smell in this product. It blends out very nicely, it doesn’t look chalky or frosty at all. It gives a right amount of glow on my face.

I have done a quick swatch for you all. You can see in my swatch above that when it is pumped, it looks striking coral. However after blended, it looks very natural. The color blends nicely with my skin tone and it gives a very nice glow on me without making it look oily.  This can be mixed with your foundation to create a radiant look all over your face. For me, I usually dab this on my cheek after I apply my foundation and I topped it off with my loose powder. If I would have more sheen, I’ll dab this product lightly on my cheek to accentuate the glow on my face.

The only downside I found from this product is the staying power. I find that this product doesn’t sits on my face for too long. It starts to disappear after 4-5 hours after application. My daily job requires me to be inside office most of the time and this product doesn’t show it’s amazing lasting power. I personally don’t have any issue on this as i will always touch up my make up at the end of the day whenever I have an events or a dinner to attend.

Final Thought:

I am currently in love with my purchase and I highly recommend Armani Fluid Sheer for all of you who wants to have a nice liquid highlighter without being frosty.

Thank you for reading!

By: Meryl

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