Dior My Lady Blushes in 002 and 003

Hello!

I am going to share some pictures of Dior My Lady Blush 002 and 003 which I picked up recently. I picked this almost a month ago in Dior Backstage. This blush was initially a Japan exclusive product and I am glad that it has made its way to Singapore.

Dior My Lady blushes comes in two shades which is 002 and 003.

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Dior My Lady blush packaging comes in a silver metal casing that is hefty. It also comes with a velvety pouch and a mini kabuki brush. The design of this blush is beautifully designed in Dior signature cannage pattern.

The numbering of Dior My Lady blush seems to be different. I bought this from Dior Backstage in ION Orchard, and 002 is the pink while 003 is the coral shade. However my friend Linda from Silverkis (she has one of the most beatifully written blog :) ), swatches 002 as the coral and 003 as the pink one. I guess the naming is different in Japan and in Singapore.

 

Dior 002 is a cool toned pink.

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and 003 is the coral shade

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The texture of these blushes is not considered to be one of the softest blush I owned. But pigmentation wise, I think they are fine to work with.

 

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As of Sunday 20 April 2014, Dior Backstage ION still holds a few pieces of both the pink and the coral shade. If you’d like to pick it up, I suggest for you to check and reserve first :)

 

Thank you for reading

 

By: Meryl

 

Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato Swatches

Hello!

It’s time for me to write a simple thought on one of the most talked about products this season in beauty blogosphere. This spring, Shu Uemura is launching Tint in Gelato. Tint in Gelato is a one stop product for both cheek and lip. Tint in Gelato comes in 12 shades in 4 different shades category. The shades category are PK for Pink, CR for Coral, AT for unique shades, and BG for beige.

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The picture above was the same picture I use in Mika for Shu post which I post previously here.

Tint in Gelato comes in a silver tube glass packaging with a see through glass for us to see how much products we have left. Like most Shu Uemura product, I like the simple and sleek design of this product. Although it is simple, the product still looks nice and classy.

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The applicator of tint in gelato is rounded with a small hole in the middle. What I like about the applicator is that the applicator feels more flexible, making my application on my lip seems better. It spreads the color nicely on my lip.

Tint in Gelato comes in a mousse texture that makes it feels creamy. It is very smooth and it is very well pigmented. The color pops nicely in one layer. The finish of Tint in Gelato is a semi matte finish. However to get an even color on my lip, I like to apply two thin layers. The applicator is a fine tools to be used for my lip. On my cheek, I usually dab the applicator onto my cheek and blend it with my finger.

This product typically last up to 5 hours on my cheek. While on my lip, they stay put for about 3 hours ( i drink a lot), but the stronger shade will usually leave a stain and the stain can go a long way especially when I reapply the product one more time.

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Here are the swatches on my lip. This is Pk03; it is a cool toned bubblegum pink. I like to use this shade on my cheek more than on my lip. On my cheek, it brightens my entire face. However I feel that this shade emphasises my dry lips; so to tackle this issue, I’ll apply a thin layer of lip balm before applying this.

 

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And here’s CR01, a lovely coral shade. I love this shade as it looks nice on both my lips and my cheek. I have this on my make up bag as it is a to go product for both cheek and lips.

Here’s the full swatches of all the 12 shades

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 Tint in Gelato is available in Singapore and retailing at $38

Thank you for reading!

By: Meryl

Mika For Shu – Products Information

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Shu Uemura is collaborating with Mika Ninagawa for the spring collection. Mika Ninagawa is a world renowned Japanese photographer and film director. Mika Ninagawa created 4 theme for this collection; curiosity, forbidden fruits, singing forest, melting sweet dreams.

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Shu Uemura x Mika Ninagawa 2014 launch consist of their signature cleansing oil ($115 – $160) in Limited Edition Packaging and also UV Under base mousse (price range $65 – $68)in a limited edition packaging.

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  • UV Under base brightening mousse pink purple SPF 30 PA++ – a pink purple mousse that instantly brightens skintone for a luminous finish
  •  UV Under base brightening mousse beige SPF 30 PA+++ – an immaculate light veil that enwraps skin and achieves an unified and even skin tone for a semi matte finish
  •  POREraser UV Under base  mousse pink SPF 35 PA+++ – weightless as air for light skin tone that provides a poreless semi matte finish
  • POREraser UV Under base  mousse beige SPF 35 PA+++ – light as air mousse for medium skintone that provides a poreless semi matte finish

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Dual Fit Pressed Powder Compact ($20 – the case only)

A limited Edition compact case for the beloved dual fit powder for long lasting finish and dual benefit of silky moisture powder and anti shine powder

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Eye Shadow Spiral Duo ($55)

The Melting Sweet Dreams Candy inspires a sweet yet mysterious spiral design eyeshadow. Mix the spiral color that softly blend and transform form brown to medium brown, orange to pastel orange, and pink to soft and sweet orange and cool white.

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Nails Stickers at $22

 

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Tint in Gelato at $38 

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False eyelashes at $34

Tom Ford Summer 2014 – Eye & Cheek Compact in Unabashed

Here’s one of few make up item that has made my heart skipped a beat when I see real thing by myself. I fall in love with many products but not many products could make my heart jumps faster when I open it for the first time. Tom Ford releases an eye & cheek compact for summer 2014 collection. The palette is called Unabashed.

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Firstly let’s talk about the packaging of this product. Unabashed comes in a hefty packaging; with white casing and golden mirrored case inside. Tom Ford products never fails to amaze me with its ultra luxurious packaging; looking at it makes me happy. The size of the palette is larger than most of the make up products I own. It also comes with a velvety pouch.

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Unabashed consists of 3 eyeshadow shades, a bronzer/highlighter and a blush.

There are 3 eyeshadows in this palette; 2 of these are matte and the other is glittery.

  • The eyeshadow on the top is a champagne shade with silver glitters. On the first touch, it feels kinda dry and powdery. It looks dazzling on the pan. When swatched on my arm,  it was quite sheer on the first layer, however when I added another layer, the color pops out better and I can see the glitters obviously.
  • The midlde shade on the pan looks like a grey – taupe to me. The texture of the matte shades are to die for. It is very smooth and feels rather creamy to me. It glides on very nicely and pigmentation was great. I like to wear this lightly on my eyelid for my day make up when I want something simple and fast. However I find that this shade is best when mixed with a shimmery eye color base.
  • The shade on the bottom is a matte electric blue. I am sure many of us have heard a LOT people are talking about this blue. It has excellent pigmentation, the color pops out true to pan in a swipe. The texture was smooth and there was no fallout during swatch and application. I do find that this blue stains on my skin after a while, therefore I make sure that I have to use a very effective cleansing oil to clear all the stains. I like to use this blue as a liner more.

 

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The palette also comes with a bronzer/highlighter and a blush. The bronzer is a warm bronze with sheen. Since I don’t use bronzer to create a tan look, I am using this as a sculpting powder. Some people suggest that this could be used as a highlighter. For me personally I find that this is too dark to be used as a highlighter. I use this as a sculpting powder. As a sculpting powder, it works fine for my skintone. I don’t find the sheen to be intimidating. In fact, it creates a glow onto my face. For a moment, this bronzer reminds me of Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Bronzing Powder .

The blush is a warm pink with a mixture of peachy shade and golden shimmer. In line with Tom Ford blushes, this blush has a great pigmentation. I make sure that I always dab on lightly to make sure that I did not pick too much color on my brush and I can always build up the color whenever I want to.

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In the look below, I applied the taupe shade all over my eye lid. After blending it all over, I applied the glittery shade on my inner corner. I applied the blue shade as a liner. I purposely didn’t apply the blue until the end inner corner of my eye. I wanted to emphasize the blue more on the outer corner.

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Linda from Silverkis helped me to get this via Saks Fifth Avenue (thanks babe! :) ). I paid US$95 for this. For the luxurious design, hefty packaging and the amount of product I am getting, I think that USD 95 is worth the kick. Yes I agree that it is expensive, but I guess I will be so disappointed if I let this palette go as this is a Limited Edition product.

Have you picked this up or will you pick this up? Share your thoughts!

Thank you for reading!

 

By: Meryl

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette Swatches: The Rebel

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Today I bring you my first Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow quad; I picked up The Rebel as the shades looks rather unusual to me. The shades in this palette are calling my name as lately I have been drawn to green shades – particularly deep greens. The hype over this brand has been around since last year – people are putting such a high expectation on this brand particularly because of the woman behind this brand. Now let’s get onto the review..

Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow quad consists of 4 shades:

  • Prime: a Champagne shade with very fine micro shimmers. I find this shade to be frosty.
  • Enhance: a green shade with a touch of gold sheen
  • Smoke: a satiny blue teal
  • Pop: a deep olive green with gold shimmer

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Swatches: Prime – Enhance – Pop – Smoke

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From these 4 shades; I’d have to say that I least like the prime shade. It’s too frosty to be used as a prime shade for my liking. The other three shades are fine for me. I particularly love the smoke shade (teal blue) and the pop shade (olive green). I love the olive shade which is packed with golden glitters.

The pigmentation of the colors varies between the shades here. The enhance shade is less pigmented compared to the pop and the smoke shade. The pop shade has the best pigmentation among the four and it glides on very smoothly without any fallout. The pop shade is the softest among the four. When I swatch the pop color on the back of my hand, I can barely see any fallout because everything glides on perfectly. However when I apply it on my lid, I can see slight fallout of the golden glitters.

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Not long ago, I also purchased Burberry Eyeshadow Palette in Sage Green (reviewed here), and I did a comparison of the colors swatch as shown in the picture below. Comparing these two, I love The Rebel better – mainly because of its pigmentation and the range of colors that looks bolder.

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Have you tried any Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette ? What is your experience?

 

Thank you for reading :)

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