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Glowing in Gold with Guerlain

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Recently, Luxasia had their annual mega bazaar sale nearby my office that I couldnt resist but to have a nosey. There were loads of perfume on sale and a bit of skincare but what really and will always get my attention was their small section for makeup which isnt hard to spot because all ladies are flocking and I dont want to exaggerate but were almost gonna eat other just to score a few good deals. So being small that I am, I managed to squeeze my way in and grabbed the stuff that I want to get and in 10 minutes I found myself queueing to pay. Lol.

Here’s all what I got:

Guerlain Parure Gold Rejuvenating Gold Radiance Foundation in Beige Naturel 03

After reading a few other reviews, I found out that this foundation is the most expensive one I have ever come across with a price of £85. OMG. I wouldnt buy it on regular price even though it as gold particles in it that seriously makes my skin look so good and glowy. You know that lit from within gorgeousness that can boost your confidence. It smells good and feels great on skin, never heavy. It has spf15 although the shades are quite tricky because it is generally a shade darker from the normal shade colors we know. I do recommend this but as long as youre willing to spend!

Guerlain Parure De Lumiere Light-Diffusing Foundation Moisture & Comfort in Ambre Clair 32

This is such a luxurious product not just by the way it looks but the way it feels. I was able to try it but I havent opened this one yet but I will soon. It comes in a heavy glass pot cause its a cream with a spatula. I think this shade is light for me but I surely will get away with it by mixing a dark foundation or using a bronzing powder to set on top.

Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Tailor-made Bronzing Powder in 00 Nude

Such a pretty, pretty bronzer that I couldnt say no! I dont want to touch cause its so pretty! But, eventually I resisted and used it! it has 4 shades in it so you can customized your bronzer shade by just swirling your brush on it. Custom-made bronze goddess, I say.

Guerlain Ombre Eclat I Couleur Eyeshadow in 183 L’instant D’une Caresse

Whatever that means, Im sure it makes me feel like its a shade thats just as pretty as you are naked. Its a naked muted grey-nude that is pretty shimmer. Just so gorgeous!

Guerlain The Eyebrow Pencil in Brun Ideal 01

Not my most favorite among the bunch but ill still give it a few more try. Its an eyebrow pencil with a brush end and sharpener thats included in box. Feels nice and luxurious.

Guerlain Fard Metal Iridiscent Eyeshadow in 01 Cuirve Ora

This is my favorite amongst them all! Its just a gorgeous warm rose gold color loose eyeshadow thats so pigmented and easy to use. Perfect for Fall Winter!

Guerlain Khol Me Kajal The Original Creamy Eyeliner in 01 Noir Volcanique

This is a pure black eyeliner that is so easy to work with. I recommend this and even though its pricey, im sure you wont be disappointed. A very good staple classic.

Guerlain Rouge Exceptional Complete Lip Colour in 15 Galaine

This is the perfect shade of my lips.
I cant believe I found the exact color of my lips in a bullet. So creamy and moisturizing that it goes perfectly with Nyx lipliner in Nude Pink. My current lethal nude combination.

I love almost all of what I got! Its so gorgeous and luxurious at the same time. Here, ive used the Parure Gold Foundation, Lipstick, Eyeliner, Eyebrow Pencil, Eyeshadows and Bronzer.

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Have you tried anything from Guerlain?

love,
Louise

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Makeup Forever HD Foundation & Full Coverage Concealer

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Since Fall is already here, I have opted to change up my Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation into something much more lighter and bearable in Singapore weather. The Makeup Forever HD Foundation has been a crowd favorite ever since it came out and I picked it up out of my curiosity of what is a real HD foundation to skin. It says its an invisible cover for HD cameras and naked to the eye but in a medium – full coverage. I was at first scared to try because I dont want any thick paint over my face but since its MUF, I was convinced that it would be a great foundation and hopefully I will fell in love with it, like how I love their Aqualiner. And indeed, it is such a great foundation. Its light, clears my imperfections, amazing for taking pictures and gentle on my skin. Although it doesnt have any SPF, I don’t mind at all because this foundation is for taking pictures (great for weddings!)  and looking great in person but never to wear too long under the sun. Im a shade 125 which is the best color match I have ever have in a foundation. It costs $42 in a 30 ml glass bottle which isnt cheap at all but I promise you, you wont regret every single penny you spent if you buy this. You can get it here. This is my new fave for special day looks!

So to pair it with, I also got the MUF Full Coverage concealer in 07 after watching Wayne Goss do a demo in his youtube channel. If you don’t know, im quite a freak in terms of covering my dark under eyes. In the high end beauty, this is my new holy grail liquid concealer. It is so easy to blend and set, perfect for my skintone, matte and waterproof, creaseless and just amazing. It costs $32 in a generous 15 ml tube (half a foundation bottle!) which is once again not cheap but definitely youll never go wrong. I either apply it using my fingers, round mini kabuki brush or a moist beauty blender.

Here are some of my photos where I used them both together.

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They are such great products that I think everyone should try.

Have you ever tried any HD foundation and concealer?

love,

Louise

Urban Decay Shattered Face Case Palette Review

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As part of my birthday haul, I was invited by my friend to go to a Sephora sale last month and I manage to get this… well amongst the few I also picked up. Hehe. So, this retailed at 75SGD last Fall’13 then dropped to 35SGD (as far as I can remember.. sorry!) which I wanted to buy last year but I unfortunately didn’t have the extra dough to do so.

This is a two-tier palette that can almost complete a whole face look. Almost all of the shades are exclusive and is such a great bargain specially if you need it for traveling.

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Tier 1:

Eyeshadows (all exclusive):

  1. Nameless – medium gray brown satin finish
  2. Remix – rich purple shimmer with micro glitter
  3. Shakedown – deep brown gunmetal satin finish
  4. Minor Sin – champagne pink satin finish
  5. Bleach – yellow beige matte

Eyeliner:

  1. Urban Decay Travel Size 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero – basic black cream eyeliner pencil

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Tier 2:

Blush (all exclusive):

  1. Overexposed – dusty rose leaning on brown
  2. Temper – soft baby pink

Highlighter (exclusive):

  1. Glint – soft beige pink shimmer

Lips:

  1. Full Size Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Lovechild – creamy cool pink

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Urban Decay’s eyeshadow pigmentation needs no explanation. Theyre tried and tested and wont let you down. As for the blush, you should have a light hand when applying it or else it’ll pack on and will make you look like a clown. While the highlighter appears to be lighter when applied. As for the lipgloss, I love the texture and doesn’t have a plumping ingredient which I like. The color might look strong but its a flattering pink that is great either day or night shade. Lastly, I wish that they placed in Perversion over Zero, is just that this eyeliner is a basic black while I love blackest black shade.

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Over all I love this palette. This is a great one for me to bring when I travel as well as try more colors which is aside from browns, taupes, and golds. I recommend this although you cant get it anywhere anymore. Alhough, you can still get the eyeliner and lipglosses from Urban Decay.

Till the next post!

love,

Louise

NARS Nail Varnish Jungle Red

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Quick post, guys! I have previously done a review on NARS Nail Varnish in Jungle Red and I just need to say, ITS. SO. GORGEOUS. It may appear streaky and somewhat thin in consistency but after 2 coats, its comes out in a vibrant red shade but I still wasnt contented so I layered another coat and top it off with Seche Vite fast drying top coat. Voila! I love the deep red shade! It looks like a sexy bright red during the day and turns into a deep sultry red when youre in a dim place. I so love it! I find it sexier than OPI’s Malaga Wine. So gorgeous!

Til the next post!

love,
Louise

Cream Concealers

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Hi, guys! Its been a while since i wrote a review and now i finally had a chance. Anyways, lets get started!

As you guys might not know yet, i can never live without a concealer to cover my hideous dark under eyes. It is such a task to cover them and i really would dive in into anything that would be easier for me to cover them. I find cream concealers easy to cover but they crease like crazy. So in order for me to set it, i tap a little bit of transparent powder. But dont get me wrong, they would still crease a bit but all i do is just lightly dab my fingers and its okay.

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