Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons in 3 Naturel – Brunettes

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This summer, Guerlain release a new range of Guerlain Terracotta 4 seasons bronzers in 4 new shades. I believe most people is astounded with the beauty of 00 Nude. However it’s a pity that I couldn’t find this shade in Changi Aiport while I was travelling so I went with 03 Naturel instead.

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The Packaging:

Guerlain 4 seasons bronzer comes with a sleek brown velvety pouch. The packaging comes in a heavy metal & glass casing in dark brown. There’s a large G logo printed in the front of the glass casing. I just love the look of this luxurious bronzer.

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The Shade & Texture:

What I love about this bronzer is that every bronzer shade comes with 4 shades inside; two darker shades and two lighter shades. It gives me a choice to go for a heavier contouring or just a light one. The shade 03 Naturel Brunettes is darker compared to 00 nude and 02 Naturel Blondes, but it shows up on me nicely.

This bronzer has a nice refreshing scent too. It has a different scent compared to Guerlain Emillio Pucci Terra Azzura and Burberry Blushes. The scent is somewhat citrus-y and now powdery.

Onto the texture, I think Guerlain never fails to impress me especially on their bronzer texture. The texture is really finely milled, soft and nice to touch. The pigmentation of this bronzer is just nice; not way too pigmented so that it wouldn’t be too much when applied. The shade doesn’t really shows when you swatch it on your arm, but upon application on your face, you’ll see the shade pops nicely without being too much.

Swatches:

The swatches in these pictures were taken on indirect and direct sunlight. I applied 2-3 times for each color to show up. However when it’s applied on my face, I swiped once or twice in order to have the color shows.

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Final Thought:

Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons in 3 Naturel – Brunettes is currently my new favorite bronzer. The texture, shade and packaging impress me and I have no complains about this product at all. It’s a must have if you have never tried Guerlain bronzers before 🙂

 

Have you tried Guerlain Terracotta bronzer? What’s your fave bronzer?

 

Thank you for reading

 

By: Meryl

Diorskin Nude Tan Paradise Duo – 001 Pink Glow

I know I have acquired quite a number of bronzers lately and I know that I don’t need more of it. But when I saw the promo pictures of Dior Summer 2013 collection, I immediately drool over Diorskin Nude Tan Paradise Duo. I missed last year’s Dior Skin Nude Tan so I wouldn’t want to miss this one anymore. It’s too pretty to resist! :p

Dior Skin Nude Tan Paradise Duo comes in two shades – Coral Glow and Pink Glow. I picked Pink glow because I like pink better as a blush. Coral pink looks awesome too! You can check the review of Coral Glow in Mostly Sunny’s Blog

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The Packaging:

Dior Nude Tan comes in a hefty silver metal packaging. It’s prone to finger print (I had a hard time capturing the photo of the silver casing!). It also comes with a mini kabuki brush- it’s a perfect brush to be brought when you’re travelling.  The hair is soft and the size is just nice to be used as a blush brush or a bronzer brush. Both products come with a velvety pouch.

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The Shade & Texture:

What I love about this product is that it consist of two shades of bronzers and two shades of blush. I can easily choose the shade I want to use or I can just mix them altogether.

I am glad that the bronzer doesn’t come with shimmer – it’s not totally matte but you can barely see any shimmer particles on your face. It gives you a very nice glow without having any shimmers. The bronzer has a soft texture and is very well pigmented, it shows up on my face nicely in one swipe. Don’t worry about having too much product on your face; although it is nicely pigmented, it won’t be too much with two swipes.

The blush’s texture is very soft and buttery. It’s very well pigmented and I just need to lightly dab my brush to get the color. The blush has more sheen compared to the bronzer. I really love the sheen of this blush, it makes my face looks glowy without making it look like a disco ball.

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Swatches:

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Indoor Lighting

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Outdoor (Indirect Sunlight)

On these sets of pictures below, I mixed the bronzer and the blush together

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Indoor Lighting

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Outdoor – Indirect Sunlight

As you can see in the swatches above, the finish of these product has a very nice sheen to give enough glow on your face without making it look like a disco ball. The color swipes nicely on my face and when swatched.

I hope my review is helpful 🙂

Thank you for reading

By: Meryl

a One Stop Face Palette: Urban Naked Flushed

Hello everyone,

I’ll be doing a quick review on Urban Decay Naked Flushed. Recently Urban Decay has launched quite a number of new products from Naked Basic eyeshadow palette, Oz The Great & Powerful – Theodora & Glinda Palette (Monica has done a review of both palette here ) and this Flushed palette.

When I first see this palette revolving in beauty blogosphere, I have been so excited to get my hands on  this palette. I think Urban Decay has once again come out with a smart product. Combining three products into one palette! a blush, highlighter and bronzer are necessity for me. Urban Decay Flushed  retails for S$ 40-50 in Sephora Singapore. Now let me stop rambling and start the review 🙂

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The Packaging:

Urban Decay Flushed comes in a simple packaging. It’s handy in size. The casing is made of plastic material and it is in brown color. Just like most Urban Decay’s product, there’s nothing fancy about the packaging of this product. It doesn’t come with any brush or sponge. Flush packaging looks just nice functionally and very simple.

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The Texture & Shade:

Let’s start with the texture of the bronzer. The texture of this bronzer is decent. It does not wow me because it’s a bit dry for my liking. The pigmentation is just fine. It not too pigmented so it’s not easy for you to over contour your face with this product. The shade is not my favorite shade of bronzer because it looks a bit orange for my liking. Compared to my favorite bronzers such as Nars Laguna & Burberry Sheer Summer Glow, this bronzer leans more to orange rather than warm brown.

The highlighter has a very nice texture – it is soft, buttery and the pigmentation is very nice. When swatched, it glides on beautifully on my skin. The highlighter shade is something that I like; it’s a soft beige with a slight pink tone. I can see myelf using this highlighter a lot especially on my browbone and upper cheek bone.

Now onto the blush –  I love the shade of the blush, it’s a very nice pink with a slight coral tone. It has a very soft metallic sheen which is not too much. I think this is a friendly shade for ladies who don’t like shimmer. It  makes your cheek looks brighter without adding too much shimmer in it. However I find the texture is a bit hard for my liking. It doesn’t feel as smooth as the highlighter, but still it’s better than the bronzer.

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Final Thought:

Urban Decay Flushed is a very nice palette to own. It’s like a one stop face palette with bronzer, highlighter and blush in it. Although I am not that satisfied with the texture of the bronzer, the blush & highlighter are good enough to make me feel happy. For its retail price, getting this one stop face palette is really worth your money 🙂

 

Are you considering to get Urban Decay Flushed? Share with me 🙂

 

Thank you for reading

 

By: Meryl

 

 

 

 

NARS – The Happening Eye and Cheek Palette

Hello everyone!

I have NARS The Happening palette to show you. This palette consists of 4 eyeshadows, one blush and one bronzer. This definitely prefect for travel as everything needed are in one compact.

I’m just so happy when NARS created this palette, Orgasm has been the famous blush from NARS and so does Laguna bronzer. On top of that Instyle Magazine named them as Best beauty buy for Orgasm Blush and Laguna Bronzer. Then NARS Kuala lumpur duo eyeshaow has been in my mind for I don’t know how long.

 

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4 shades of eyeshadows are:

  • Night Star: Sheer peach with gold pearl
  • GSTAAD: Shimmering taupe
  • Kuala Lumpur: Boysenberry infused with gold
  • Coconut Grove: Deep taupe brown infused with gold

Orgasm Blush

Laguna Bronzing Powver

 

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Above picture didn’t capture the shimmer in the eyeshadow but Night Star and Kuala Lumpur are very shimmery.  It does reflected in below swatches (I hope).  The first swatches taken under natural lights while the second one under the shade but both without primer.

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I found the Coconut Grove eyeshadow (bottom right)  are very pigmented not in a good way unfortunately and as I expected I love the Kuala Lumpur shade 🙂

I don’t think this palette is a must if you have some of the products already. But since I don’t have any of those before, I didn’t regret owning this palette.

Last but not least, the size comparison with the normal products.

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Thanks for reading! hope this quick thoughts and swatches helpful 🙂

By: Monica

Watson Spring Color Report

Looking forward to Spring, dressing up for picnics in the park and tea parties with your best pals? This season, Watsons brings forth sunshine with its Spring Colour Report 2013, a beauty event that translates colours and trends off the runway into wearable, chic looks to match your favourite sundresses! Be it cosmetics, hair, skincare or inner beauty oral supplements, Watsons presents the latest brands and products to doll you up in light pastels (with a pop of colour!), style those long tresses, while helping you attain a radiant and healthy glow.

This Spring, there are so many new products that Watson is going to bring in.  I am going to focus on the cosmetic brands that’s exclusive to Watson.

CandyDoll, Eyemazing and Jewelove

Fronted by popular model and Japanese teen idol Tsubasa Masuwaka, CandyDoll is a range of cosmetic products to help one achieve the Gyaru, or cute and doll-like look.

The wide range of CandyDoll cosmetics include:

  • Mineral Powders – Face Powder ($33.90, 10g) and Crystal Face Powder ($33.90, 10g): both have fine textures that glide smoothly onto the skin for even coverage

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  • Lipsticks – Ramune Pink and Apricot Beige lipsticks ($25.90, 3.5g) Highly pigmented and moisturizing, the lipsticks glides on smoothly, creating a natural nude look like Japanese girls

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  • Shading Powder ($29.90, 10g) – A soft matte, silky smooth bronzer that gives skin a flawless natural tan coverage effect. It is made from mineral powder and created a shade darker than foundation to contour the face and create a slimmer face shape

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  • Makeup Base series – Makeup Base with SPF 30 ($37.90 30g) that helps keep makeup on, but also protects skin from harmful UV rays while brightening up skin tone

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Other CandyDoll makeup products also include blushers, highlights, concealers, as well as lipsticks and lip glosses.  Made in Japan

One of the most popular eyelashes brand in Japan, Jewelove (known as Jewerich in Japan) is a range of eyelashes launched in 2010 to help girls achieve bigger, more attractive eyes for the perfect Kawaii look.

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Exclusively available at selected Watsons stores for $22.90 (two pairs)

 

Elite

The star product of the Elite models makeup range is its Fantastic Primer ($24.90, 15ml), a translucent gel makeup base that is suitable for all skin types.

The essential stage for perfect, even and long-lasting makeup, this water-based gel moisturizes skin whilst its non-greasy finish keeps skin matt and helps the foundation to stay on. Its energizing formula is also complemented with a pleasant cucumber fragrance to keep you feeling fresh and clean, even in hot and humid climates. Formulated with anti-ageing and anti-pollutant agents, as well as extracts of Plankton to fight skin oxidation, this primer helps you to achieve a radiant, healthy and beautiful complexion.

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The Elite models makeup range is exclusively available at selected Watsons stores from $7.90 – $26.90.

Heroine Make

Heroine Make’s award-winning mascaras now feature improved formulas to provide 120% longer lashes and 130% more volume than before:

  • Long & Curl Mascara ($21.90, 6g) – Featuring a fine, lightweight texture that offers 1.5 times longer fibres for 120% greater lengthening effects. Ingredients include Camellia Oil that has moisturising and water-proof properties.
  • Volume & Curl Mascara ($21.90, 6g) – Featuring a new feather-weight volume fit powder combined with polymer wax to thicken lashes without clumping and offer 130% more volume than before.

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  • Impact Frame & Curl Mascara ($23.90, 7.5g) – Its triple wax formula contains an extension wax to lengthen lashes, hyper volume wax to increase lash volume by 180% and joint wax to combine the two, offering the best of Heroine Make’s volumising and lengthening technology.
  • Mascara Remover (6ml, $14.90) – Featuring an improved formula to easily remove stubborn mascara whilst nourishing lashes with conditioning ingredients such as Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil and Rosa Canina Fruit Oil.

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BB Mineral Loose powder (price TBC, 6g) – Heroine Make’s first BB Mineral Loose powder contains lasting mineral powder to control shine all-day for a smooth appearance. Available in shades #1 and #2, it provides a natural yet translucent coverage.


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Rock Beauty

Nail Rock:

  • Nail Rock Classic – Decorate your digits with Nail Rock designer wraps, featuring 16 stylish designs such as Money, Disco, Tribal Gold or Gold Cheetah.

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  • Nail Rock 3D collection – this latest collection features four amazing wraps such as Doodad in black and metallic mix with raised bumps for added texture, and Glister in gold and multi glitter to create a sparkly crackle effect on your nails.

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The Nail Rock nail wrap range requires only a maximum of 15 minutes to apply, without any drying time. It offers lasting coverage of up to seven days on nails and eight weeks on toes, and does not chip or stain nails like regular nail polish. Each pack contains 16 nail wraps in different sizes for fingers and toes, and is available at $9.90 (standard stickers) and $14.90 (3D stickers) at selected Watsons stores.

Eye Rock:

  • Eye Rock Designer Liner – achieve that ’60s-inspired winged’ flick in an instant with these ready-to-wear liners, which are long-lasting, waterproof and easy to apply.
  • Eye Rock Crystal Tattoo – add crystal embellishments to your eyes with this debut collection, featuring six unique designs to help create runway couture looks.

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The Eye Rock range is available at $11.90 at selected Watsons stores.

These products are exclusively available at Watson

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Thank you for reading

By: Meryl

 

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