My First Post of “What is in My Current Make Up Bag?” – November Edition

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Hello everyone!

It’s my first ”What is in My Current Make Up Bag?” post ever. I am so excited to write this post as these products are the ones I use regularly for my touch ups. I hope I would be able to post this regularly once every 2 months or so. So here are the products I currently have on my make up bag:

  • NARS Fairy’s Kiss Palette: This is the palette that I currently have on my make up bag. It has 6 versatile shades to be used for my day/night look. I did a review of this palette on my previous post. You may read the review HERE
  • Chanel Compact Mirror which I received from a friend. I am really glad that she gave me this mirror, I love how beautiful the red color is.
  • Urban Decay Naked FLUSHED palette: This is a genius palette which I love a lot. It is a complete three in one palette consisting of bronzer, blush and highlighter. The shade can be used nicely on people with either dark or light skin tone. I have done a detailed review HERE
  • YSL Touche Eclat: This is a must have product on my make up pouch. I use this product to highlight my browbone and as a corrector. Believe it or not, I have never changed this product from my make up bag for more than a year as I find this product is very useful as a touch up tool.
  • Rimmel Stay Matte powder: This is a relatively new product that I tried recently. So far this powder has works pretty well on me. It helps to control the oil in my T-zone area. I must admit that this powder is not the best powder I’ve tried but considering the price I paid, I am happy to repurchase this again.
  • Maybelline Rocket Mascara: This mascara is my current favorite mascara. It helps to lengthen my eyelash and at the same time it makes my lashes looks thicker. I have a short and rather droopy mascara and there are only few mascara that works for me. Maybelline Rocket mascara stays for the whole day for me without smudging. Moreover, cleaning this mascara is so easy! Warm water is all you need to clean all the mascara on the lashes.
  • Chanel Retractable Kabuki Brush: I love the softness of this brush. The hair are dense and this brush can be used as a blush brush, bronzer brush and even powder brush. It’s a perfect brush to be kept in my make up pouch. I have reviewed the product previously, you may read it HERE
  • YSL Glossy Stain in 101 Reckless Pink: What I love about YSL Glossy stain is the texture. The shade stays on for a long time (4-5 hours at least) and the I love the shine this lipstain has. I specially love shade “reckless pink” as it looks natural on my lip but the shine it has adds something more to my look. I have reviewed & swatched YSL Glossy Stain Rebel Nudes on one of my blogpost HERE
  • Chanel Rouge Allure in 88 Evanescente: This is a natural pinkish nude lipstick. I always rotate my nude lipstick shade every two weeks or every month. This is to make sure that all my nude lipsticks are well loved :p
  • Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner: hands down! This has got to be my all time fave liquid eyeliner. It has never fail to stay on my lid for the whole day without smudging. The brush size is nicely designed; it’s not too long and not too pointy, the size is just nice to apply line along my lash line. This eyeliner retails at SGD 20-25 (I can’t remember the exact price) at major drugstore in Singapore.
  • Last but not least, is a Chloe perfume miniature. This is one of my fave perfume and it’s always a pleasure to add a bit of smell after a long day at work.

 

Wah I just realized that I have quite a lot of things on my make up pouch ;) Some of my friends have commented that I have so many things on my make up bag; however I enjoy bringing these make up on my bag. It’s a pleasure to do a touch up during lunch break or after work before dinner.

I’ll try to rotate the products in my make up bag and I hope that I’ll be able to write on this topic on a regular basis :)

 

 

Share with me on what you have on your make up bag, please :)

 

 

Thank you for reading!

 

By: Meryl

 

 

 

 

Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Bronzing Powder – Tropical Days Swatch & Review

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Hello!

Today I am featuring a product from Kevyn Aucoin. This is my very first product from the brand. I have heard that Kevyn Aucoin make up lines are really worth trying. I am so lucky that I have a friend who lives in UK help me to buy this product. To @happyananthi on instagram, thank you for helping me to get this product.

 

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Packaging:

Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Bronzing Powder is packaged in a simple design. It’s packaged in a red acrylic casing with “Kevyn Aucoin” printed on it. No brush or pouch were given.

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Texture & Shades:

This bronzer has a unique texture. This is definitely not creamy but it’s not the powdery type too. I must say that this celestial bronzing veil has quite a dry texture but it’s still nice and soft. On the pan, it looks like this bronzing veil is packed with loads of shimmer. But you need to swatch it to judge the shade. I personally dislike bronzer with shimmers too but Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Bronzing Powder has a very refined shimmer that does not look obvious when applied. As you can see in the pan, The shade in Tropical Days  is not too dark. The shade on the top of the pan is lighter and gradually it becomes darker on the bottom.

Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Bronzing Powder gives a subtle glow to my skin when applied. It helps to contour my cheekbone very well. I usually use the shade below; it is simply because it has darker shade compared to the top part. The shade melts into my skin very nicely after blending. I can see a very slight shimmer on my cheek but it doesn’t look frosty. This products lasts perfectly for 4 hours on me (I am mostly staying indoors) and it starts to fade after that. The lasting power is not the best but it’s not that bad too.

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In the swatches above, you can see that the lighter shade can also be used as a highlighter while the darker shade can be used as a bronzer. The lighter shade has heavier amount of highlighter compared to the darker shade. So don’t worry that your face will look shimmery when you’re applying the darker shade as your contouring powder.

 

 

Thank you for reading!

 

 

By: Meryl

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

 

 

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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