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

 

 

Guerlain Palette Meteorites – Radiant Pressed Powder, Blush, & Highlighter

Hello everyone,

I bought this palette from Sydney Duty Free which I believe is travel exclusive. They have a few items which are travel exclusive, it was so difficult for me to buy only one. I was tempted to buy them all but they all are quite expensive. It cost me around AUD135 for this palette :(

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This palette consists of:

  • Face Powder 8g
  • Blush 4.2g
  • Highlighter 4g
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This palette comes with a small brush and a mirror. I thought this palette is very handy for traveling, it has everything from powder, blush and also highlighter.

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Closer look of the inside, the powder is so pretty!!

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 Swatches: (from the top) blush, powder, and highlighter.

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In my opinion, this palette is just okay. Good to have but not a must. Even though, the SA told me the powder itself cost around AUD150, I still think this palette expensive.

Thanks for reading!

By: Monica

Kiehl’s Philosophy – Try Before You Buy

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DID YOU KNOW KIEHL’S PIONEERED TODAY’S CUSTOMER SERVICE INDUSTRY 92 YEARS AGO?

The company behind sampling continues to revolutionize the industry.

In our modern society, there are many experiences and things we take for granted in our hectic, daily lives that were birthed from the advancement of quiet pioneers in New York City history.

Did you know?

In 1633, the first public brewery in America was established by Peter Minuit at the Market (“Marckvelt”) field in Lower Manhattan.

The New York Post, established in 1803 by Alexander Hamilton, is the oldest running newspaper in the United States.

In 1894, the first motion picture was shown by Thomas Edison on Broadway.

Similarly, it is unknown to many that Kiehl’s, the 161-year-old skincare purveyor, holds a unique position as an early pioneer in customer service — which has not only been studied by Harvard Business School, but also has inspired the service models seen in some of today’s Fortune 500 companies. In today’s consumer culture, when purchasing skincare products, 76.8% of female consumers wish they had access to more expert advice and more samples

 

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Give Kiehl’s 5 minutes to change your skin!

In Singapore, Kiehl’s “Try Before You Buy” campaign begins in August 2013. We welcome everyone to book in for a consultation with one of our highly trained Kiehl’s Customer Representatives to address your individual skin concerns, and create a personally devised skin care regime to suit these needs.

In addition, our Kiehl’s Customer Representatives would be happy to offer you a follow up appointment to ensure the products selected continue to be most beneficial for you, given that lifestyle & physiological changes may be influencing and changing your skin periodically.

Serving a quality product through a strident commitment to each customer is a cornerstone of the Kiehl’s tradition. The people who comprise our extended family are committed to upholding our standards of excellence and quality, espoused and preserved for over 160 years.

In every Kiehl’s location, our Customer Representatives take time to address the individual needs of our patrons. When you visit a Kiehl’s store or counter anywhere in the world, you should expect to receive a personalised skin and hair care consultation, complete with appropriate product recommendations. This personalised service is extended throughout signature sampling program in which you, our customer, are welcomed to try a formulation before you buy it. In this manner, you are assured of the product efficacy, as well as it compatibility with a value to your own skin and hair – before you make a purchase.

 

HOW IT WORKS

1. Redeem your 5-minute consultation and 5 free samples from this

link: Click below picture

2. Flash the confirmation page at any Kiehl’s store to receive a 5- minute consultation by a Kiehl’s Customer Representative.

3. The KCR will determine your skin needs and answers any (KCR)

queries you may have.

4. Enjoy 5 free samples most appropriate to your needs

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My thoughts on this campaign:

I personally love Kiehl’s products and the generous samples the SA always give to me when I purchased some products. The sample size is enough for few days supply so I can determine whether the product is suitable for my skin.

So ladies, don’t forget to click on the link on the picture above, and get some Kiehl’s sample :)

 

 

 

 

 

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Disclaimer: The content in this post is extracted from Kiehl’s Press Kit provided by the PR representative. 

Dolce & Gabbana Animalier Quad in Dessert

Today I’ll be featuring a Dolce & Gabbana eyeshadow quad that I acquired from Saks few months ago. Thanks to Ruby from Miaka-MyLife for helping me to get this. This eyeshadow quad has a beautiful packaging that I can’t resist. The packaging looks so beautiful; the leopard prints are sexy and it’s Limited Edition. I believe this was released sometimes in 2012, but I still saw this few months ago so I did not think much and grab it immediately ;)

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Packaging:

D & G animalier quad comes in a very unique and gorgeous packaging. Animalier Quad has a thicker packaging compared to other D&G eyeshadow quad and it comes with gorgeous leopard prints. It’s not prone to finger prints like the usual D&G eyeshadow quad. It comes in a black velvet pouch and the box is has a special leopard prints as well. I usually throw the paper box to save some space but I am keeping this one since it is very different from the usual box. This palette comes with two applicators.

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Shade & Texture:

D & G Animalier Quad in Dessert consist of 4 neutral shades:

  • Matte broken white – I use this as a browbone highlight shade
  • Taupe with a subtle metallic sheen
  • Matte cocoa shade  – I rarely use this on its own because the shade is too yellow on my skin tone
  • Matte mahogany brown shade – I use this as a liner

All shades in this quad are wearable. The texture of the eyeshadows are unbelieveably creamy and smooth. I did not experience  any fall out during application. I love the pigmentation of the 3 matte shades in this quad; it is true to the pan in one layer of application . The other shade; taupe has a decent pigmentation but the shade will need two or three layers to get the shade true to the pan.

 

The swatches below are taken outdoor with indirect sunlight. I applied two layers of eyeshadow for the swatches below.

 

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Final Thought:

D&G Animalier Quad in Dessert is one of my best make up acquisition! I dare to say this because of the “Limited Edition” tag and “Saks Exclusive” tag. The packaging is really gorgeous and the quality of the eyeshadow is really good! I just love the pigmentation and how creamy the eyeshadow is!

 

 

 

Memoiselle has reviewed few D&G products, link is below:

 

Thank you for reading.

 

By: Meryl

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