Le Blush Creme de Chanel in Affinite, Revelation and Presage Swatch

Chanel Fall 2013 make up collection has been launched since two months ago and I still can’t stop to talk about how gorgeous the collection is. I have mentioned how much I love Chanel cream blush in Revelation in my previous post here and now I am going to show you another two more blush that I picked up recently. This time I picked up Affinite and Presage.

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Affinite is a a bright bubble gum pink. This shade has a blue toned in it. The shade looks very bright on the pan but when it is swatched lightly, it doesn’t look as bright as what you see on the pan. Just remember to dab on lightly and build the shade slowly. I think this shade is suitable for ladies with both light skin and dark skin.

Presage is a coral/orange shade and it is a Limited Edition shade. I don’t usually wear orange shade on my cheek but this shade is an exception. I like how this shade does not make me look washed out but it actually freshen up my whole look. I would suggest for you to grab this shade if you have the chance. This shade is very easy to use and you will less likely to go wrong with it. It is a limited Edition shade so make sure you are not missing this one :)

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Tips on applying the product:

After trying and testing these products for a while, I realized that there are many ways to apply Chanel Cream blush.

  • Firstly; using your own finger to dab the product onto your cheek. What I usually do is I after I finished applying all my base product, I start to dab my finger and apply it onto my cheek and spread the product evenly to my cheek bone and make sure that the color spreads nicely. If I want to have a more popping blush, I’ll add another layer.
  • Secondly, is to use brush to pick up the color and blend it together. The first brush that I’d recommend to use is Real Technique stippling brush. This brush helps to pick up the color easily but helps to control the application to look natural. The bristles in Real Technique stippling brush is very soft and less dense, hence it helps to spread the color evenly without picking up unnecessary amount of color.
  • Other than real Technique Stippling Brush, I would also recommend Tom Ford Cream Foundation Brush. Tom Ford Cream Foundation brush has denser bristles.

 

Overall I think Chanel has launched a great collection of cream blushes. It is definitely one of my favorite range of cream blushes out there. The texture is emollient and creamy; more over it stays for a very long time.

 

Thank you for reading!

 

 

By: Meryl

 

Introducing Balmain Eau d’Ivoire

 

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Palm trees, Cadillacs, walls with colors devoured by the sun: this season a new page in the Ivoire story will be written in Miami, a place of warmth and delicious Cuban influences, with a beautiful Art Deco district and energy and optimism to spare. For this escape to pleasure, the Balmain woman needs a new fragrance worthy of the city’s immoderate appeal. Eau d’Ivoire is an upbeat travel souvenir, like Olivier Rousteing’s memory of a stay at South Beach, a scent that will mark Balmain fashion with structured casualness and elegant insolence.

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Miami vibe

Pink, like the walls on Collins Avenue, pastel, like the ones along Ocean Drive…unique Eau d’Ivoire. Stylized elegance, as fresh and luminous as it is feminine. Perfectly in-line with Ivoire.

Eau d’Ivoire is the Balmain woman’s summer accessory: a subtle mix of exceptional materials blended with natural simplicity.

Energy first of all: the vibrant energy of bergamot essence and the resonance of sun-drenched sweet red currant. Next comes joy, with a flower heart bursting into bloom. The exquisite exoticism of honey-toned osmanthus absolute brings to mind the roundness of a lusciously ripe apricot. Magnolia essence deploys a vanilla- scented softness, lightly accented with lemon.

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An indispensable accessory

The box Eau d’Ivoire is a reference to the codes of the House of Balmain. The detail of a texture. Art Deco patterns. Graphic lines. Matte contrasting with brilliance.

The bottle The Eau d’Ivoire bottle remains the same: recognizable and iconic. The weighty feel of glass and pure lines reflect Balmain elegance.

The fragrance takes on a pink hue, like dawn on a summer’s morning.

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Price List:

EDP Natural Spray 100ml $130

EDP Natural Spray 50ml $90

EDP Natural Spray 30ml $65

 

Launch Date: October 2013

 

Availability: Exclusive launch at Metro until end October

Will be available at Robinsons and Tangs from November onwards

Illamasqua Neutral Palette

Hello everyone!

October is a pretty exciting month for me as finally Illamasqua is going to open in Singapore soon. Today I have Illamasqua Neutral Palette to be reviewed. I bought this palette when I was in UK last year and I just realized that I have not used this palette yet. Illamasqua Neutral Palette consists of 4 eyeshadow shades with shimmery and matte shade.

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Packaging:

Illamasqua’s packaging has always been simple. It’s just a black casing with “Illamasqua” written in it. It feels lightweight. I think Illamasqua doesn’t really emphasize in their product packaging but more to the colors that they bring.

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Shades & Texture:

Illamasqua neutral palette consists of 4 shades; 3 of these are matte and one of these are shimmery.

  • Stealth is a matte cream white
  • Vintage is a glittery gold shade
  • Obsidian is a matte mocha
  • Wolf is a matte dark grey-khaki green

These four shades have great color payoff. It is creamy and very well pigmented. I love all these four shades because with these shades, I could create many looks. It’s a great day to night palette and I would say that this palette is perfect for those who loves simple make up yet sexy.

What I love most about the shades is the versatility and the softness of each shade. Each shade in this palette has equally great color payoff and texture. The shimmery gold shade has a bit of fallout when applied, but fallout can be avoided with finger dabbing technique.

 

 

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Swatches:

The swatches here were taken outdoor. For every shade, I swiped once and the shade comes out true to the pan. I must say that the pigmentation is really good. Look at that shimmery gold there, it looks dazzling and it is a gorgeous color!

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I did a make up look with this palette for my weekend outing :) Hope you like the look I created.

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Thank you for reading!

 

Have a great weekend ahead!

 

By: Meryl

 

 

 

Bobbi Brown Fal 2013 – Hollywood Glam Collection

 

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  • OLD HOLLYWOOD EYE PALETTE $99    

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Get paparazzi ready with this limited edition Old Hollywood Eye Palette, a compact featuring nine stand-out eye shadows. Ranging from soft silver sparkle and subtle gold metallic to rich chocolate and charcoal shimmer, this palette plays the perfect supporting role to any look. Complete with a mirror and mini dual- ended Eye Shadow and Eye Liner Brush for scene-stealing eye looks wherever you go.

Includes 9 shades: Ivory Eye Shadow, Beige Eye Shadow, Gold Sparkle Eye Shadow, Opal Sparkle Eye Shadow, Fog Eye Shadow, Golden Pink Metallic Eye Shadow, Chocolate Bronze Sparkle Eye Shadow, Candlelight Gold Metallic Eye Shadow, Eclipse Eye Shadow

 

  • HIGH SHIMMER LIP GLOSS $36

LipGloss_Old_Hollywood_FH13_150Shine brighter than any star on the screen with Bobbi’s NEW limited edition High Shimmer Lip Gloss shades for light-catching glimmer on bare lips (or added dimension over your favorite lipstick).

  • LONG-WEAR CREAMcSHADOW STICK $45

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Plucked straight from the silver screen, Bobbi added one new glamorous shade, Tuxedo Black, plus two limited edition shades, including 24 Karat and Bronze to take your look from subtle to seductive. Choose your glam by swiping onto the eye and then blending with fingers for intense color that lasts.

Available in 3 shades: Tuxedo Black, 24 Karat and Bronze (Limited Edition)

 

  • OLD HOLLYWOOD LIP COLOR $50

Want a leading lady worthy lip? Housed in an elegant gold case, this retro red lip color is timeless. Swipe on straight from the tube for full coverage, or for extra precision, use a Lip Brush and follow with lip liner.

Shade: Old Hollywood

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  • NAIL POLISH $29

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  • GLITTER NAIL POLISH, $29

Fun and festive, these glitter polishes add texture and a pretty touch of color, and can be layered over Siren Red or Tuxedo Black Nail Polishes for added drama.
Shade: Chrome 

Available in 2 shades: Siren Red and Tuxedo Black

 

Available from November2013   

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Disclaimer: The information is extracted from the Bobbi Brown Press Kit

Kiehl’s Ultra Face Cream with Desert Plants and Glacial Proteins

 

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Kiehl’s chemists are known industry-wide to “go the extra mile” by torture-testing their highly effective formulas in some of the most remote places on earth. To ensure it hydrates even the most parched skin, Kiehl’s has sent its legendary Ultra Facial Cream to the uncharted peaks of Greenland, 282 feet below sea level in Death Valley, 13,000 vertical feet to The Mount Whitney Portal – and this year, across the frozen sea ice of the North Pole.  

Most skincare products claiming 24-hour hydration are never exposed to real environmental elements to prove their all-day endurance. To test the performance of its iconic Ultra Facial Cream, Kiehl’s partnered with adventure explorer and polar guide Doug Stoup, on his recent expedition to the North Pole in the Arctic Ocean. Amid waters that are almost permanently covered with constantly shifting sea ice, The North Pole has some of the harshest conditions in the world with temperatures reaching as low as -43 degrees C (-45 degrees F).

 

Clinically Proven To Improve Not Only Surface Hydration But Overall Skin Quality

 

As many skincare companies offer 24, 48, and even 72 hours of hydration, Kiehl’s chemists – never trend chasers – focus on ensuring Ultra Facial Cream offers much more than surface hydration. To prove the efficacy of the iconic formula that was invented 8 years ago, Kiehl’s chemists conducted new studies to test not only for duration of hydration, but for overall skin health indicators, including improvement of skin softness, smoothness, and radiance. In this clinical study, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream was proven[1] to show significant improvement in key attributes of healthy skin:

–       Improves skin radiance by 32%

–       Improves skin softness by 54%

–       Improves skin smoothness by 42%

 

Consumer results showed:

–        94% thought skin looked healthy

–       92% thought skin felt refreshed

–       90% thought overall look and appearance of skin was improved

 

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Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream: As “Ultra” As It Gets! 4 Sold Per Minute Globally.

 

With fans like Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz, Olivia Palermo, Alanis Morissette, Zachary Quinto and Kim Kardashian, Kiehl’s is proud to continue to offer a truly “ultra cream” for over 8 years. Developed with only high quality ingredients to impart long lasting hydration and skin health, this formula has proven efficacy in the most extreme environments to deliver even in your everyday urban cityscape.   With over 2 Million jars sold in 2012, Kiehl’s sells 4 ULTRA FACIAL CREAM PER MINUTE GLOBALLY across 45 global markets.

 

Key Ingredients: Antarcticine (a glacial glycoprotein sourced in Antarctica), Imperata Cylindrica (a desert plant extract indigenous to the Australian Outback), Squalane, Avocado Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

 

Key Formula Attributes: Light-texture cream; provides 24-hour hydration with continuous water replenishment throughout the day; leaves skin visibly well-balanced, with improved softness, smoothness and radiance; particularly in harsh weather conditions; helps reduce moisture loss while drawing and absorbing moisture from the air.


Size: 50ml               

Retail Price: $48



[1] Clinical study of 55 men and women including Caucasian and Asian with normal to dry skin over 4 week period.

 

Disclaimer: This information was extrated from Kiehl’s Press Kit  that was given to me.

 

 

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