Givenchy Terre Exotique in Moonlight Croisiere #5 Review

This summer, Givenchy releases Terre Exotique powder in Moonlight Croisiere. What I have with me today is no 5 which is an asia exclusive edition. The shade of this powder is much lighter compared to the no 3 which is often used more of a bronzer or sculpting powder.

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It was a love at the first sight for me, I have been browsing and reading review for this powder and couldn’t bear to miss this. The powder has a very intricate design, it’s so beautiful that it took me for few days to admire this before I decided to swirl my brush into it.

If you are wondering about the size of this powder, the size is big and it has a lot of products. It has 16g/56oz of product. It comes in a black acrylic casing with bronze lining at the corner. I was actually expecting that there’s a velvetty pouch for this powder but there’s no brush or velvet pouch provided.

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As you can see in the swatch below, the powder gives a healthy glow. The shade is not too far off from my natural skin tone, so I can wear it all over my face or as a highlighting powder on my cheek bone. In real life, you shall be able to see light shimmer – the shimmers are very fine that it won’t create a shimmery look on your face.

IMG_9697.jpg I have tried using few brushes to apply this product. I tried using my Hakuhodo S104 (or J104) in swirling motion, it picked up too much product for my liking. Then I also tried using J110 blush brush and I also I find that it’s a bit too dense. I finally tried Hakuhodo S100, and so far I feel like this brush is suitable to give me the glow I like. I usually dab my S100 lightly, and apply it all over my face. The result is the healthy glow from this Terre Exotique.

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In this picture, I applied Terre Exotique on my high cheekbone and on my browbone. I hope you can see the glow this powder gives on my face.

This is retailing at SGD 105, my friend helped me to get this from Metro Paragon. This is one of the prettiest powder I have. If you’re  a fan of beautiful design, you need to have this! The intricate design and the glow it provides is just gorgeous. This is a must have for me :)

Tell me what you think of this if you have tried it :)

 

 

Thank you for reading!

 

By: Meryl

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

 

 

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