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

 

 

 

 

Ring In The Season At Kiehl’s Wonderland of Giving!

This holiday season, Kiehl’s brings holiday cheer to life with big, bright and colorful gift options that capture the magic of the season. Following the success of previous worldwide holiday partnerships with celebrated artists such as Kaws, Jeff Koons and Kenny Scharf, Kiehl’s proudly announces its 5th Annual Limited Edition Holiday Collection in collaboration with NYC-based artist Eric Haze. The Kiehl’s x Haze partnership is the designer’s first time working on skincare packaging.

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In line with our philosophy of personalized service, Kiehl’s patrons are invited once again to consult with our Kiehl’s Customer Representatives to customize a unique gift of Kiehl’s, in an array of gift wrapping options adorned with limited edition artwork by Eric Haze, to delight everyone. Whether it is our new Aromatic Blends Patchouli Rose collection or our classic Ultra Facial Cream dressed in Haze’s artwork, there will definitely be an ideal gift to spread the joy to your loved ones this holiday season.

 

 

For Him – He deserves to be pampered too

Retail Price: $35 (worth $43)

Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash, 250ml Ultimate Man Body Scrub, 40g

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For your bestie – Treat her to her favourite scents

Retail Price: $45 (worth $79)

Aromatic Blends Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit Aromatic Mist, 30ml

Aromatic Blends Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit Skin-Softening Body Lotion, 65ml

Aromatic Blends Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit Liquid Skin-Softening Body Cleanser, 65ml

Also available in Orange Flower & Lychee, Patchouli & Fresh Rose, Fig Leaf & Sage and Vanilla & Cedarwood

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For your colleague – Show her your appreciation.

Retail Price: $52 (worth $83)

Dermatologist Solutions Ultra light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA +++, 30ml

Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, 5ml Midnight Recovery Concentrate, 4ml

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For the men in your life – Gift them with a few of his favourite things

Retail Price: $75 (worth $94)

Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash, 250ml

Facial Fuel SPF 15 Sunscreen Energizing Moisturizer Treatment for Men, 75ml

Close Shavers Squadron Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream – White Eagle, 15ml

Calendula Toner, 40ml

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For your family – A body hair kit to shower them with love from head-to-toe.

Retail Price: $76 (worth $107)

Aromatic Blends Patchouli & Fresh Rose Skin-Softening Body Cleanser, 250ml

Aromatic Blends Patchouli & Fresh Rose Skin-Softening Body Lotion, 250ml

Amino Acid Shampoo 65ml Amino Acid Conditioner 65ml

Also available in Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit, Vanilla & Cedarwood, Orange Flower & Lychee and Fig Leaf & Sage

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For yourself – A luxurious body treat for this special season

Retail Price: $85 (worth $116)

Cre?me De Corps Soy Milk & Honey Body Polish, 200ml Cre?me De Corps, 125ml

Amino Acid Shampoo 65ml

Amino Acid Conditioner 65ml

 

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For the frequent traveller – A hydration set to keep her feeling fresh and moisturized every step of the way

Retail Price: $128 (worth $172)

Ultra Facial Cleanser ,150ml

Ultra Facial Toner, 250ml

Ultra Facial Cream, 50ml

Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, 5ml Midnight Recovery Concentrate, 4ml

Dermatologist Solutions Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA +++, 5ml

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For your mother – Bless her with these elixirs of youth.

Retail Price: $188 (worth $256)

Dermatologist Solutions Powerful Strength Line- Reducing Concentrate, 50ml

Super Multi-Corrective Cream, 50ml

Ultra Facial Cleanser, 30ml

Midnight Recovery Concentrate, 4ml

Dermatologist Solutions Deep Wrinkle Filler, 5ml Dermatologist Solutions Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA +++, 5ml

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For the beauty buff – Wow her with this comprehensive set of Kiehl’s classics.

Retail Price: $230 (worth $313)

Dermatologist Solutions Powerful Strength Line- Reducing Concentrate, 50ml

Midnight Recovery Concentrate, 30ml

Dermatologist Solutions Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA +++, 30ml

Clearly Corrective Cleansing Cream, 30ml

Clearly Corrective Toner, 40ml

Clearly Corrective Deep Moisture White Cream, 7ml Ultimate Strength 24 hr Hand Salve, 30ml

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Kiehl’s Since 1851 is available at:

Robinsons Raffles City t: 6338-3457 | VivoCity #01-11/12 t: 6376-9017 |TANGS Beauty Hall at TANGS Orchard t: 6732-5394 | Tampines Mall #01-29 t: 6785-7610 | Takashimaya S.C., Ngee Ann City, #B1-33 t: 6732-9695 | ION Orchard #B3-54 t: 6509-8941 | Plaza Singapura #01-66 t: 6454-3457 | Parkway Parade #01-19 t: 63461276 | Bugis Junction #01- 13 t: 63369022| Great World City #01-16 t: 67353755 | Suntec City #01-321 t: 63369338

Disclaimer: This information is extracted from Kiehl’s Holiday 2013 Press Kit

Chanel Holiday 2013 Infinie de Nuit de Chanel – Rouge Allure in 217 Radieuse

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Now that Christmas is around the corner, so many brands have came out with beautiful collection. Chanel Infinie de Nuit for Holiday 2013 has few items that caught my attention. One of the lipstick released from the collection is Rouge Allure 217 Radieuse.

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Radieuse is a cool pink tone lipstick. It can be worn as a sheer lipstick if you apply for one layer. However if you wish for a more opaque look, you can always add another layer to make the color pops out more.

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In my opinion, Radieuse looks better in people with cool toned skin. My natural lip color is pigmented so I love this shade to give my lip a cooler tone. I personally love this shade for my lazy weekend lunch. The cool toned pink makes my skin looks brighter and healthier.

 

Here’s some comparison swatch. All the lipsticks swatched here is from the Chanel Rouge Allure range except Rouge Allure Velvet 33 La Distinguee.

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Here’s the link for the review for few of the lipsticks swatched above:

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense 89 Gracile can be found here

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 33 La Distinguee can be found here

 

Have you picked anything from Chanel Infinie de Nuit Collection? What do you think of this collection?

 

 

Thank you for reading!

 

By: Meryl

 

 

 

Chanel Collection Nuit Infinie De Chanel Collection Holiday 2013 – Illusion d’Ombre in Initiation

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Hello everyone!

I am sure most of you have seen this collection in person. I just want to share what I have picked from this collection :)

So last week I went down to Orchard Road to take a look at Chanel Nuit Infinie De Chanel Collection. Initially my plan was only to pick up initiation but I ended up with the lipstick too. I swatched the Charming Eye Palette but I decided not to pick it up as the shades look nothing too special to me.

 

So in this post, I am going to talk about Illusion d’Ombres in Initiation.

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If you have been following memoiselle for a while, you’ll know how much I love Illusion d’Ombre. I just love how bouncy the textures are and the shimmer is to die for. The shimmer makes my face looks glowy and it is not too sparkly at all. The only downside of Illusion d’Ombre is that it tends to get dried out after a year or so (if you use it often). I have not find any way to restore the texture of my dried Illusion d’Ombre. I still use my dried Illusion d’Ombre as a powder eyeshadow; the pigmentation is still there and I can still see the beautiful shimmer.

Inititation is a sparkly bronze – taupe. I think this shade would be suitable for both cool and warm skin tone. I like to apply this eyeshadow with my finger. I find that the colors blends better with my finger. There’s a small brush provided in the packaging but I don’t really use the brush to apply this eyeshadow.

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I did a comparison in the swatch below: Apparence – Initiation, Vision, Illusiore. All these 4 shades are unique and in my opinion, each shade is beautiful and it is worth getting.

 

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Final Thought:

Chanel Illusion d’Ombre has beautiful texture that is bouncy and soft. Initiation is a gorgeous shimmery taupe bronze. I would highly recommend this shade for anyone especially for those who love the texture of this eyeshadow.

 

 

By: Meryl

 

 

Thank you for reading.

NARS Fairy’s Kiss Eyeshadow Palette Review

Hello!

I am back with an eyeshadow palette from NARS. This is my first palette from NARS and I fell in love with this palette from the first time I saw this. The colors are so natural, easy to use and these are suitable for my everyday look.

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I’ve been wanting to get myself a NARS palette but most of the palette released consist of blush/bronzer which I have owned. Finally I saw this palette is released and I quickly grab it :) This palette is selling for $60 in Singapore and AUD 65 (or $69) in Australia. If you’re in Australia, you can get NARS products in Mecca.

NARS Fairy’s Kiss Eyeshadow palette consists of 6 shades :

  • Monosque: Shimmering soft pink (limited edition)
  • Kalahari (right side): shimmery Rosy caramel
  • Brousse (right side): Black violet
  • Tokyo: Lavender
  • Brumes (left side): Matte charcoal
  • Pandora (right side): Matte black

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NARS Fairy’s Kiss palette has a good balance of matte and shimmery shades. Monosque, Kalahari and Tokyo would be a great base shade. Pandora is a true matte black that can also be used as eyeliner.

All these 6 eyeshadows have great pigmentation. The texture is not the softest but it’s buttery and swatches very nicely. However it doesn’t feel as soft as some of other eyeshadows I own. There’s a slight fallout especially for the darker shades. To prevent fallout, I will use my finger to press the eyeshadow into my eyelid and blend it with a blending brush.

From these 6 eyeshadow shades, My favorite has got to be Monosque; it has a very nice soft baby pink shade . Moreover this is a limited edition :) My second favorite from the palette is Kalahari; I love that rosy caramel shade that match perfectly for my skintone. I believe Kalahari will look good on almost every skintone. The pigmentation and the texture of Kalahari is the best in this palette.

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 Overall, I am loving the shade of this eyeshadow palette. The colors are versatile and they’re nicely pigmented. The texture of the eyeshadow is not the softest but I am satisfied with my purchase.

 

Do you own NARS Fairy’s Kiss eyeshadow palette or other NARS palette? What do you think of them?

 

Thank you for reading!

 

 

By: Meryl

 

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