Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB Cream Review

 Hello!

It seems like all brands are launching their own BB cream. Chanel has come out with CC Cream few months ago, Dior has DiorSkin Nude BB Cream, and the list goes on.. Recently Guerlain launched Lingerie de Peau BB cream and I picked this up to try it on myself.

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This product promises to correct skintone, provide hydration the whole day and not to make the skin feels oily. Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB Cream comes in a rather big (long) tube with a dispenser at the end. This product comes in two shades; light and medium. I picked shade light.

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This product has a creamy texture and it gives light to medium coverage. I usually use half pump to achieve light coverage and one pump to medium or even almost full coverage. I usually use my Real Technique Buffing Brush to achieve a lighter coverage and I’ll do a bit of finishing touch with my finger to spread the bb cream evenly all over my face. It has a rather dewy finish but it is not shiny at all. This product can cover redness on my face well. However when I have dark circle under my eye area, this products doesn’t help covering my dark circle too much. I still need to put some concealer to cover it.

Lingerie de Peau BB Cream has a strong smell. Some people might like it and some might want to avoid it. I personally don’t mind with the scent of this product. Another thing that makes me in love with this product is the lasting power. It last with me the whole day without fading and it doesn’t make my skin oily.

Swatch and Look:

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I did a very simple look for my Sunday brunch last weekend. I prefer to have a simple look for my weekend brunch. Just a foundation, touch of neutral eyeshadow, eyeliner and blush. In this picture, I use half pump of Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB Cream and did not set it with powder. As you can see, it doesn’t provide a too glowing finish but it surely helps my skin to look healthier.

 

Final Thought:

I bought this product a months ago and I have been using it nearly everyday. I simply love this product to the bits. I love the coverage, the skin tone correction and the lasting power. It doesn’t make my skin feel oily at all. The scent might annoys some of you so you need to smell this product before you buy it.

 

 

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

NARS Blush in Dolce Vita

Hi everyone!

It’s been a while since I blogged, I’m currently back in my hometown and about to start my much needed holiday in 2 days! Tho I miss Sydney very much, I’m glad I can escape from the cold winter weather. I brought a couple of new items with me, one of them is NARS Blush in Dolce vita.

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NARS describe Dolce vita as matte dusty rose. It looks a bit dark compare to my other blushes which mostly coral shade. But I love how pigmented this blush is and it doesn’t look very dark in my skin.

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For above FOTD; other than NARS Dolce Vita blush, I also use Tom Ford Golden Mink, Chanel Les Beiges Powder #30.

Pardon me for the sloppy false lashes, I hardly use false lashes these days :p

If you live in Australia, you can purchase NARS blush from Mecca Cosmectica for AUD45.

Thanks for reading!

By: Monica

July Empties!

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Hello Everyone!

It’s been two months since I wrote my last “empties” post. I didn’t have much finished products last month so I thought I will just wait until the next month where I would have more finished product. So here it is, I am going to write a short review on the products which I finished in the last two months.

1. Bifesta Eye Make Up Remover

This make up remover works wonderfully to swipe away my eye makeup. It’s a very effective product to remove eyeshadow or even waterproof eyeliner. I love how this products easily cleans up my eye make up. It is priced reasonably at below $15 (I couldn’t remember the exact price).

Will I repurchase this again? Definitely

2. The Body Shop Olive Scrub

I simply love this scrub because of its texture. It’s very effective to remove dead skin cells. I have been using this since my high school time and still enjoy using it until now. My skin feels so smooth after I applied this scrub.

Will I repurchase this again? Definitely

3. L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil

Recently I have reviewed this product hereI mentioned how much I love the product in the review post on this product. It makes my hair feels very smooth without making it feel sticky. I usually use 3 pumps after I washed my hair and I can feel how smooth my hair feel after applying this oil. I also love the smell this product has; it’s a mixture of macadamia and some flowers.

Will I repurchase this again? Definitely

4. No7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream for Dry / Very Dry 

I purchased this product when I was in the UK last January. I had a very dry skin there and my usual skincare routine were not creamy enough to combat the cold weather that dries my skin. I bought this product from Boots to help me moisturize my skin.

This cream has a thicker consistency and it is packed with SPF 15. It helps me to protect my skin from being dry for few hours in the cold weather and I need to reapply this cream after that. In Singapore, where the weather is humid, this cream can last for a longer hour.

Will I repurchase this again? Maybe

5. The Body Shop Seaweed Clarifying Toner

Before I apply any makeup, usually I will cleanse my face with toner. This Seaweed Clarifying Toner works well for people with combination skin. I have been loving this product for long time but recently I feel that it’s a bit drying for my cheek area. I still like this product but currently I am trying some other products that might work better for me.

Will I repurchase this again? Maybe 

 

Yay that I have finished all these products. I hope I will have sufficient product to post next month, so we’ll see ;)

 

Thank you for reading!

 

By: Meryl

YSL Blush Radiance #9

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Hi all,

Yves Saint Laurent Makeup Fall Collection 2013 consists of few new products. For the blush, YSL is releasing two new shades and one of them is YSL Blush Radiance #9 Poppy Coral. I am going to talk briefly on what I think of this product.

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Packaging:

Some of you might notice that this blush comes in a bigger packaging compared to the normal YSL Blush packaging. The normal YSL packaging is smaller than this one. The size of this blush packaging is the same as the eyeshadow quad packaging. The packaging comes in a golden metal case that’s prone to finger prints. The size is handy and it comes with a small brush too.

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Shade & Texture:

YSL Blush Radiance #9 Poppy Coral has two kinds of texture; matte and shimmery. The coral shade is very nice and it doesn’t look orange-y to me. I personally not a big fan of coral shades but I am really in love with this shade as it gives me a very nice sun kissed glow. Somehow I can see a hint of soft pink in this blush when swatched. You can see the swatch of this product below.

You can choose to wear the matte shade alone or the shimmery shade alone, or mix it all together. The shimmer in this blush is very nice; it’s not too much at all. For those of you who dislike shimmer, you need not to worry about the shimmer in this blush. It doesn’t make you look like glitter bomb at all.

The pigmentation of this blush is not the best. The color shows up on my skin after I layer it twice. What I like most about this blush is the buttery and smooth texture. This blush feels very soft and it blends very nicely. I love the powdery feeling it has.

Swatches:

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Below is the swatch of YSL Blush #9 Poppy Coral when it is mixed

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 As you can see,  Poppy Coral has a mixture of pink undertone. On my opinion, this blush is suitable to almost every skin tone. It blends very well into the skin and it stays nicely for about 5 hours before it starts fading.

 

Final Thought:

YSL Blush Radiance in poppy coral meets my expectation of a good blush. The texture is so soft and smooth. I would recommend this to ladies who are looking for a nice everyday blush; you won’t go wrong with this blush.

 

 

Thanks for reading!

 

By: Meryl

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is provided by the PR/Company for review purposes. My review is honest, genuine and unbiased.

 

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