YSL Rebel Nudes Glossy Stain

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Hello hello!

Today I have something very exciting to show you! It’s none other than YSL VERNIS À LÈVRES REBEL NUDES!

In 2012, YSL released a range of Glossy Stains which are highly raved among beauty enthusiasts. Following its success, YSL has just launched VERNIS À LÈVRES REBEL NUDES.

 

Act 2 of a major technological revolution.

For women who want to wear nude shades that are bolder, more radiant and vibrant than ever before, Yves Saint Laurent launches Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Rebel Nudes.

Luminescent lip colour thanks to an exclusive new formula. Eight blinding nude shades: Nude Provocateur, Violine Out of Control, Corail Mutin, Fuchsia Tomboy… Because at Yves Saint Laurent, nudes are never boring. They are presented in multiple variations of colour and light. Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Rebel Nudes affirm, define, underline. Colour becomes a luminous vibration, a wave loaded with all-new pearl pigments.

 

WHO ARE THE NEW VERNIS À LÈVRES REBEL NUDES DESIGNED FOR?
The new Vernis à Lèvres Rebel Nudes are designed for a new generation of ultra
demanding beauty addicts who live life at high speed. Women who don’t want to hide behind ordinary, opaque make-up. Women who want sophistication without making an elaborate production of it. The technological complexity of the product fades behind the simplicity of its application.
WHAT’S THE SECRET TO SELECTING THE RIGHT NUDE SHADE?
There’s a right shade for ever woman. The most intense? N° 103 Pink No Taboo, N° 104 Fuchsia Tomboy and N° 108 Violine Out of Control, because nude doesn’t stop at beige. The most transparent? N° 101 Nude Provocateur, N° 106 Beige Anarchist and N° 107 Naughty Mauve. Women with fair skin should opt for the orange tones of N° 102 Corail Mutin or N° 105 Corail Hold Up, while those with darker skin can go with all these shades.

 

HOW IS VERNIS À LÈVRES REBEL NUDES APPLIED?
Vernis à Lèvres Rebel Nudes are applied in one or two coats, depending on the desired effect. An even more intense result is obtained with a pencil.

 

WHAT IS YOUR EXPERT SECRET?
Moisten lips well and blot away the excess with absorbent paper. Apply a first coat for a fresh, light, iridescent effect. Wait 20 seconds before reinforcing the colour and the effect with a second coat. And eventually blend lightly with a fingertip if you want to tone down the gloss effect and keep the ‘stain’ aspect.

 

‘‘Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Rebel Nudes aren’t meant to be low-key. They’re
meant to exalt the lips. To make light vibrate through colour, in full transparency. It’s all
based on a new pearl finish exclusive to Yves Saint Laurent. The technological advance
makes it even possible to redefine the philosophy of nudes.’’

LLOYD SIMMONDS
Creative Director Make-Up Yves Saint Laurent Beauté

MIX & MATCH
For the occasion, Lloyd Simmonds has created eight variations for lips and nails, to dazzle and play up the look according to your mood with the radiant new Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Rebel Nudes shades and four iconic La Laque Couture shades. For the YSL woman, both singular and plural.
CLASSIC NUDES
Provocative with Vernis à Lèvres N° 101 Nude Provocateur and La Laque Couture N° 22 Beige Léger.
Mischievous with Vernis à Lèvres N° 107 Naughty Mauve and La Laque Couture N° 22 Beige Léger.

 

ROCK NUDES
No taboos with Vernis à Lèvres N° 103 Pink No Taboo and La Laque Couture N° 21 Taupe Rétro.

Mutinous with Vernis à Lèvres N° 102 Corail Mutin and La Laque Couture N° 21 Taupe Rétro.

 

EMBLEMATIC NUDES
Androgynous with Vernis à Lèvres N° 104 Fuchsia Tomboy and La Laque Couture N° 12 Rose Renaissance.
Anarchistic with Vernis à Lèvres N° 106 Beige Anarchist and La Laque Couture N° 12 Rose Renaissance.
CONTRASTED NUDES
Borderline with Vernis à Lèvres N° 105 Corail Hold Up and La Laque Couture N° 25 Rose Romantique.
Out of control with Vernis à Lèvres N° 108 Violine Out of Control and La Laque Couture N° 25 Rose Romantique.

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Now let’s move onto the swatch

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L108 VIOLINE OUT OF CONTROL – 109 Fuschia Fugitive – 103 PINK NO TABOO

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101 NUDE PROVOCATEUR – 107 NAUGHTY MAUVE – 105 CORAIL HOLD UP

set-1110 – RECKLESS PINK – 102 CORAIL MUTIN – 106 BEIGE ANARCHIST

Review:

When I receive the news that YSL is going to have rebel nude range, I feel very excited as I love nude lipstick a lot. There are tonnes of people who YSL glossy stain. I’ve tried few of the glossy stains from the previous collection before and I must admit that none of the previous shade works perfectly for me, mainly because the shades are often too bright for my daily use.

YSL Glossy Stain Rebel Nudes has the same packaging with the previous glossy stain. I love this range’s brush, it is unique and it feel so soft on the lip. The brush also makes the application very easy as it is pointed at the end and hence it’s easy to control.

What I love about YSL Rebel Nudes Glossy Stain is the finish. I love the natural shade on my lips and at the same time the shine it gives. It doesn’t make your lip looks pale, and actually it glams up the whole look because of the gloss.

The gloss doesn’t stay on my lips for long, it stays for about 2-3 hours only. However the color stays on for more than 6 hours.

Some people mentioned to me that they dislike the smell of YSL Glossy Stain. I have to agree on this part as somehow it could be quite strong.  On this part, i think it’s best to try it on the counter and decide if you like it. On my opinion, the scent is quite strong but it doesn’t hinders me to wear it often.

My favorite from this collection is 106 Beige Anarchist and 109 Fuchsia Fugitive. I love to wear Beige Anarchist to office and for my daily activity. Fuchsia Fugitive is a girly and lovely shade that I love to apply for a simple dinner date after work.

Final Thought:

Overall, YSL Rebel Nudes collection has satisfied my needs to have the right shade of YSL Glossy Stain. The gloss fits nicely on my lip;  it doesn’t look to shiny and at the same time it gives the lovely glow on your face.

Hope the review and swatches helps :)

Thank you for reading!

By: Meryl

Disclaimer: Some information (the non reviews) are extracted from the press kit given by YSL PR Representative. My review is purely based on my opinion; it is honest, unbiased and genuine. 

Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad in Titanium Smoke

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Hello all!

It’s been a while since I posted something on the blog. I’ve been very busy after work and hence I had no time to write a blog post. Although I wasn’t updating this blog as often I had, I still post frequently on my instagram (@memoiselle) :)But here I am now writing a quick review on Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad in Titanium Smoke.

Firstly I must say that Tom Ford eyeshadow quads are addictive. The packaging looks so beautiful; it looks exclusive and hefty. I love the gold plating that has “TOM FORD” logo in it. Tom Ford is perfect in creating that luxurious feeling in every make up product they have.

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Titanium Smoke consist of 4 silver smokey shades:

  • Champagne glitter (top left)
  • Grey with metallic sheen (top right)
  • matte black (bottom left)
  • glittery dark grey/almost black (bottom right)

If you have been following this blog for a while, you’ll notice that I love nudes and neutrals most of the time. However I am actually loving smokey eye a lot. It’s just that smokey eye is not as wearable as neutrals for every day use. Wayne Goss from Gossmakeupartist mentioned that Titanium smoke is his favorite smokey eye quad. I love his reviews and his opinions on make up products, so let’s just hope that Titanium Smoke performs as well as what he mentioned :)

 

I find that the pigmentation of Titanium Smoke to be very nice except for the champagne glitter. The Champagne glitter shade almost has no color; it’s just a glittery highlighting shade. The rest of the shades have very nice pigmentation, the color is true to the pan in one swipe. While the pigmentation does not disappoints at all, I find that the texture of Tom Ford Titanium Smoke is not as soft as some of my fave eyeshadows. It is rather dry when touched especially the champagne glitter shade. The matte black and the glittery dark grey has a nice texture, I find it softer and more buttery compared to the other two shades.

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Final Thought:

Titanium Smoke is a really nice quad to create a smokey eye look whether be it a day smokey eye look or night look. This quad lets you experiment to create many look you wish. Overall I am impressed with the shades and the pigmentation. That glittered dark grey is my absolute favorite.

 

 

Thank you for reading!

 

By: Meryl

Biore Whitening Sunscreen

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In Singapore’s hot and humid weather, sunscreen is a must have product for me everyday. Although most of the time I would be indoor, I always make sure that the skincare/make up I am using contains at least SPF 30. It’s important to protect your skin under the sun and make sure that the product has enough protection.

Now let’s talk about the texture of this product, Biore Whitening Sunscreen has a creamy texture but it’s not sticky. Generally I feel that Asian brands suncreen texture are lighter than western brands. Biore whitening sunscreen is lighter than most western sunscreen that I’ve tried. Like the name of the product, Biore whitening sunscreen gives me a whitening effect instantly. It works well as a make up base too. This product has a mild floral scent which I think it’s fine. The scent is not over pouring, it is just fine.

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As you can see in the swatches below, Biore Whitening Sunscreen absorbs well into the skin. The whitening effect is noticeable on the picture. What I like about the whitening effect is that it doesn’t make my skin looks unnatural, but it actually makes it looks glowing and smooth.

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In my previous post, I have reviewed Biore Aqua Rich Water Base SPF 50+ and I am really sold by it. If I were to compare Biore Whitening Sunscreen and Biore Aqua Rich Water Base SPF 50+, I’d say both are different. Biore Aqua Rich Water base is very light and it is non sticky at all. I am completely sold by its texture; however it doesn’t work as a make up base for me. Biore Whitening Sunscreen has a thicker consistency and it’s more creamy, however it works well as a make up base to even out your skintone.

Price: $18.90 at leading drugstores

Final Thought: Overall Biore Whitening Sunscreen is good a good product that provides enough protection under the hot sun. The texture is pleasant and it works well as a base too. For a good quality product, I think $18.90 is a good deal. This product is worth trying :)

 

Thank you for reading

 

By: Meryl

 

Disclaimer: This product was provided by the company / PR representative for review purposes. My review is genuine, honest and unbiased. 

Burberry Blush Swatch Fest!

Hello lovelies!!

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Today I’m going to show you the swatch of all Burberry blushes I have in my stash. I have acquired these items for almost two years from Burberry Beauty in Tangs, online purchases or Luxasia Sale. I am simply in love with Burberry products, they are by far one of my favorite beauty brand products. I love their minimalistic collections and their product is simple and easy to use.

I won’t be talking much about the texture of each Burberry blushes in this post as I want to focus on the swatches. I am going to separate these blushes into three categories; the bright pinks, dusty pinks and corals/nudes.

1. The Bright Pink

Here I have Coral Pink, Hydrangea Pink and Rose to show you. Hydrangea Pink and Coral Pink is part of Burberry Spring 2013 collection. I have written a more detailed review in the previous post, the link can be found here. Both Hydrangea Pink and Coral Pink are a very bright pink blush; the only difference is Coral Pink is slightly toned down as it is mixed with coral. Rose is quite similar to Coral Pink, however Rose leans more to softer coral and have lesser pink undertone.

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2. Dusty Pink

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In this categories, I am comparing Cameo, Misty and Rose. Cameo and Misty looks really dusty on the pan but Rose is leaning more to peachy shade. Misty is my favorite on this range; I love the soft dusty pink shade that’s so wearable on my skin tone. Cameo looks pretty nice to me too but it is more pigmented so I need to be careful in dabbing my brush to pick the right amount of powder. Rose is looking more similar to Cameo, but Cameo looks more dusty.

3. Nudes

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The third categories I put here is the nudes. I find this range to be the most unique range as I rarely find this range of blush shade in other brand blush range. Earthy and Tangerine are both nude shades and suitable for bronzing to me. I don’t really use Earthy as a blush as it is too dark for me. I use it mainly for contouring. Tangerine is a unique shade; it looks dusty coral to me, I use this as a blush shade and I try to apply it lightly as it would look too orange if my brush has taken too much product from the pan.

 

I must say that Burberry is one of my favorite make up brand. The quality of products are amazing and it is packaged in a elegant casing. Among all the Burberry blushes I have, my favorite shade is Misty and Coral Pink. Lately I have been reaching to these shades more often. Earthy and Tangerine is really unique for me. I don’t use it as much but it’s a pleasure looking at the shades in the pan.

 

I hope this post helps you to compare Burberry blush shades. Which one is your fave?

 

Thank you for reading!

 

 

By: Meryl

 

Le Blush Crème de CHANEL in Revelation

Hello lovelies!

I can’t believe that it is August now and Fall collection has start hitting the shelves. Fall Collection (apart from Spring collection) is my most highly anticipated make up collection. Usually make up companies are releasing range of neutral and wearable eyeshadows. This year, Chanel releases a range of new cream blush – Le Blush Crème de CHANEL. It consist of 6 blush shade; destiny, presage, affinite, revelation, inspiration and fantastic. I believe this range of blush is a permanent collection except shade Presage and Fantastic.

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The packaging:

Le Blush Crème de CHANEL has a similar packaging with Chanel eyeshadow quad. However this packaging is thinner and smaller. It is very lightweight and very convenient to be put in your make up bag. It doesn’t come with any brush/sponge.

 

Texture:

Chanel Cream blush has a soft texture in the pan; but when it is applied on my cheek, surprisingly it feels powdery and doesn’t feel like cream. It doesn’t make my skin feel oily at all, it sets on like a powder. It is very easy to apply and it blends nicely on my skin.

Another good news for those of you who are sensitive to scent, this product  has no scent infused. Le Blush Crème de CHANEL can also be applied onto your lip. I like to wear this cream blush on my cheek after my foundation and before setting powder. In this way, Le Blush Crème de CHANEL lasts for 4-5 hours on me and it starts to fade. The lasting power is not the best but it is acceptable for me. The Beauty Look Book recommended Tom Ford Cream Foundation brush to apply this cream blush. I tried that method once and I agree with her that this works very well but it takes more time as I need to wait for my foundation to be fully sent onto my skin. So for my daily application, I usually use my ring ringer to apply the product. I like to layer this product twice on my cheek to get the shade I want. I feel that by adding one more layer onto my cheek makes the product blends more easily.

 

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Swatches:

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The look I did in this post is the same look I have posted in the post Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB Cream. I did not use too many products for this look as I wanna create a minimal make up look for my weekend brunch last week. I am wearing Le Blush Crème de CHANEL in Revelation on both cheek and lip.

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List of product used:

 

Thank you for reading!

 

By: Meryl

 

 

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