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Makeup Look #14: Valentine’s Day in Victoria’s Secret Glow

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Happy Valentine’s Day, ladies! Im sharing a pretty but quick look inspired by the Victoria’s Secret Angels’ glow. I made sure my skin is not tired but using Beyond The Real’s Hyaluronic Mask the night before so my face is very moisturized and then I used the Beauty Diary’s Vitamin-C Brightening Mask for that extra boost! Preparing the skin is extremely important so you can apply lesser makeup and letting youre skin breathe. So anyways, I don’t want to keep you all waiting, so lets jump into it!

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I’ve Used:
Face:
Primer – Benefit’s Porefessional
Foundation – Makeup Forever HD Foundation applied using a Beauty Blender Sponge
Concealer- Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer Medium 03 as highlight under Makeup Forever Concealer
Blusher- The Balm Downboy blush applied using Real Techniques Blusher Brush
Highlighter- The Balm Mary Lou-manizer applied using huge fan brush
Contour – The Balm Bahama Mama applied using Nars Ita brush
Bronzer- Guerlain Four Seasons Bronzer in Nude applied using Nars Ita brush
Powder- Ben Nye Banana Powder applied using Makeup Forever Powder Brush

Eyes:
Brows- Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe & Anna Sui single eyeshadow in Dark Brown, Spool Brush & Nars Small Angled Brush
Eyeshadows- The Balm Nudetude Palette: Stubborn all over the lids and Tarte’s Bon Voyage Palette: Fall in Louvre as transition color all over the crease and lower lashline; then builded up The Balm’s Sultry on top of it ever so lightly slightly winging out the corners and on the lower lash line. Then dabbing Standoff-ish on the center of the lid while Sassy in the inner corners then blending it. MAC 217 Blending Brush, 239 Pencil Brush, 224 Tapered Crease Brush, Eyeshadow Brush
Mascara- upper lashes: Bourjois 1 Seconde Mascara in Black (loads and loads!), lower lashes: Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara in Black, Ardell False Lashes in 331 Black with Duo lash glue in clear
Eyeliner – Guerlain Kohl Kajal winging it out with an angle brush and tightlining it in the upper lashline

Lips:
Lip color – Nars Audacious Lipstick in Raquel and dabbing Chanel Rouge Glossimer in Muscat 85 at the center

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NARS’ And God Created The Woman Palette & Ita Kabuki Brush

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It has been a while since my lasts post! Ive been very busy with work and getting off from being poorly lately so before everything else goes cray cray again because Christmas is around the corner, I want to share this quick review with you all.

If you follow me in Facebook or Instagram, you would know that im engaged! 😊 So, as part of my addition for my wedding day makeup, ive decided to get “And God Created The Woman” palette from Nars.

The set includes:
6-well Eyeshadow palette: Bellisima II, Kalahari I, Night Clubbing
Alahambra I, Galapagos, Coconut Grove
Mini Pro-Prime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base
Travel size Wide Contour Brush #43

Priced at $80 in Sephora Singapore, it is an exclusive palette when they launched for the makeup shopping heaven. This palette was released last 2013, and rereleased again this 2014 due to its success and being very covetable.

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I havent really thought of what kind of look ill be doing for my wedding, so that would be a surprise for you all!

And finally, I got my hands on the Ita Kabuki brush! I asked my fiancΓ© to pick this up from Nars in Tokyo. It was Β₯6500 which is NOT a cheap brush! Lol. But, my journey for having the best contoured cheeks should come to an end with this! Haha. Im planning to use this with my Chanel Soleil de Tan bronzer and a little bit of The Balm Bahama Mama which i just purchased again yesterday cause im already hitting the pan with the one I have!

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So makeup base, checked!
Eye makeup, checked!
Contour & Bronzing, checked!

Few more to go! 😊

Have a great weekend everyone!

Makeup Look #11: Brown Smokey Eyes

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Its the weekend! Oh i love Saturdays! I just want to do a quick post of my makeup look today. This is my version of brown smokey eyes. I really, really love this look for dates and nightouts, especially for instant glamorous look. And i just feel this would go well with my army green & black military outfit. Anyways, below are the products ive used.

Have a great Saturday!

love,
Louise

Ive used:
Face:
Primer – Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm in Naked Medium
Foundation – Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation in 3.0, Flat Top Kabuki Brush
Concealer- Becca Compact Concealer in Butterscotch
Blusher- Bourjois Little Round Pot Blusher in Rose Coup de Poudre, Real Techniques Blusher Brush
Highlighter- Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Bricks
Contour – Chanel Soleil De Tan Bronzing Primer, Real Techniques Contour Brush
Bronzer – Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder, Angled Kabuki Brush & Large Kabuki Brush
Powder- Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent, Makeup Forever Powder Brush

Eyes:
Brows- 17 Brow’s That! Brow Kit, Spool Brush & Small Angled Brush
Eyeshadows- Urban Decay Naked Basics in Venus inner lids and Crave ever so lightly on crease, Urban Decay Naked 2 in Suspect on middle part and Snakebite on crease, MAC 217 Blending Brush, Real Techniques’ Deluxe Crease Brush, Eyeshadow Brush, small angled brush
Mascara- Seventeen Doll’d Up Mascara in Black Brown (loads and loads!)
Eyeliner – Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes in 01 Black (upper tightline)

Lips:
Lipstick – NYX lipliner in Natural all over the lips and Manhattan Soft Mat Lip Cream in 95G

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March 2014 Favorites!

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Its almost the end of March! And i just thought maybe i should do a March favorites post of the makeup products ive been loving a lot this month!

First of is the Seventeen 17 Solo Eyeshadow in Funfair which is a pretty peach pink with gold glitter that leans more on the pink side. I got this one last December and I havent properly worn them just this month. Get it here.

Next is still on the peachy pink glitter combo, Topshop Blusher in Do It Again, it was recently released here in Singapore and i just had to pick it up when i saw it. It is a good Nars Orgams blusher dupe (ill do a proper review on this one!) that is just perfect for summer! Get it here.

Rimmel London ScandalEyes Eyeshadow Stick in Bulletproof Beige is a nice beige metallic shade that is good for a quick eyeshadow base or highlighter or brightening tightliner. Get it here.

Seventeen 17 Va Va Voom Mascara in Blackest Black is one of my first discoveries of this brand when i bought it last year. I super love the packaging! It comes in a big fat wand that creates length on the few coats and amps up the lashes as you coat some more. Just be careful when you layer it, or else itll get too thick! Get it here.

Chanel Levres Scintillantes in 85 Muscat is a lovely champagne colored lip gloss that i got as gift from my friend, Jasmine. Its one of the few lip glosses that i learned to love cause its not really super sticky, keeps my lips hydrated and the color is just perfect for the pretty girl look or sexy siren in smokey eyes. Im not sure if this is still available, but for sure Chanel made something similar to it. Amazon seller here.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in #5 Ole Flamingo is what i have been raving about on my previous blog. Definitely should try out this shade cause its absolutely stunning and the pigmentation is just amazing! Join the waiting list!

Seventeen 17 Skin Wow Primer is another product that i have made a review with and just enjoying it this season. I have been experimenting on it by mixing it with my foundation for a brightening glow and so far i like it! Get it here.

Catrice Limited Edition Eve in Bloom Loose Moisturizing Highlighter in C01 Bloomynous is certainly not the least among all my favorites! Its a beautiful, finely milled loose light pink power with silver tiny glitter that is a good final touch for that added “glow from within” beauty. I love, love, love this one! And it was very cheap! Costs only S$10.90 from Guardian but unfortunately they dont have this anymore since it was part of their previous collection. See it here

Finally, Jessica Custom Nail Color in 522 Bikini Blue is my current go to Spring Summer nail color that ive been wearing a lot lately. I got it from a nail polish shop in Hong Kong. Amazon seller here.

That’s all! Well i hope you guys would try some of it and let me know how you like/hate them.

love,
Louise

Makeup Look #7: Classic Red Lips

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Thank God its Friday! Aren’t we all just excited for the weekend? For today’s makeup look, I decided to do the classic red lipstick paired with reverse nude eyes & black cat’s eye. Its perfect for a day look and date night or a night out face. My lovely man loves this look on me, despite that he just couldn’t resist my dark sultry smokey eyes (thats for another post!). Hope you guys like it!

have a great weekend!

love,
Louise

Ive used:
Face:
Primer – Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm in Naked Medium
Foundation – Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup in 4.0, Real Techniques’ Expert Face Brush
Concealer- Becca Compact Concealer in Butterscotch, Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush
Blusher- NYX powder blush in Dessert Rose, Round Kabuki Brush
Bronzer/ Contouring- Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder, Angled Kabuki Brush & Large Kabuki Brush
Highlighter- 17 Skin Wow! Primer, Real Techniques’ Foundation Brush
Powder- DHC Q10 Moisture Care Pressed Powder, Angled Kabuki Brush

Eyes:
Brows- 17 Brow’s That! Brow Kit, Spool Brush & Small Angled Brush
Eyeshadow Primer- Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Eyeshadows- Urban Decay Naked Basics in Naked 2 on crease and Faint on lids, Walk of Shame on browbone, NYX jumbo pencil in White (base highlighter on browbone), Urban Decay Naked 2 Half Baked on the inner corners of the eyes. MAC 217 Blending Brush, Real Techniques’ Deluxe Crease Brush, Eyeshadow Brush
Mascara- Maybelline Magnum Cat’s Eye mascara in black
Eyeliner- Nichido Liquid Eyeliner in Black

Lips:
Lipstick- Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick in La Fascinante ( a deep red shade)

Makeup Look #3: My Failproof Everyday Look

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I love, love, love flattering nude makeup looks cause simply its so easy to do and just a little more on the eyes or lips it completely transforms the daytime look to nightout ready! Basically, this is my everyday look for work or date makeup wear with my love.

It just doesnt focus on the eyes that just opens up your beautiful eye color and keeps it feminine, but how the skin looks natural when i wear it during the day or i go a bit more of a medium-full coverage if i would have a long day to night out.

Hope you guys ❀️ it! Let me know!

love,
Louise

Ive used:
Face:
Primer – Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm in Naked Medium
Foundation – Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup in 4.0 (for light-medium coverage on daywear) or Chanel Perfection Lumiere in 30 (for medium-full coverage for longer wear; which i wore on this look)
Concealer- Becca Compact Concealer in Butterscotch
Blusher- Bourjois Little Round Pots in Rose Coup de Poudre
Bronzer/ Contouring- Chanel Soleil De Tan Bronzing Primer
Highlighter- 17 Skin Wow! Primer
Powder- DHC Q10 Moisture Care Pressed Powder

Eyes:
Brows- 17 Brow’s That! Brow Kit
Eyeshadow Primer- Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion in Original
Eyeshadows- Urban Decay Naked Basics in Faint on lids, Naked 2 on crease and Venus on browbone
Mascara- Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Holidays in Black
Eyeliner- Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes Eyeliner in Black

Lips:
Lipstick- MAC Matte Lipstick in Kinda Sexy or Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in 35 Chintz (discontinued)

Bourjois Cream & Little Round Pot Blushers

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Its been a while since i have purchased Bourjois products while i was in England last year. Among them are the cream and pot blushers to which Bourjois got really popular of. The cream plusher in No.2 Healthy Glow is an orangey-peach color that adds a healthy color on my skin. It worked well with both climates in England (cold and windy) and Singapore (hot & dry). Its my purse’s mainstay. Then the pretty little round pot blushers that are so beautiful! They look like and feel like the Chanel powder blushers but are inexpensive but oh-so gorgeous. Lol. The texture is light and very finely-milled and feels great on my skin. Although they dont stay on so long, and needs reapplication, i think they are worth the price s$21.50-23.00. I got the popular Rose Frisson (frosted rose) which is a pretty pink blush that compliments fair-medium complexion and rose coupe de foudre which is a soft peach with sparkles that is flattering for a pretty look. It was compared by Goss makeup artist from Youtube with the Chanel blusher and i have to say, theyre very similar. It has this very sanitized smell that i dont really like so much but i dont really mind cause the smell fades away once applied.

I love these blushers and are definitely worth to buy!

Ps! Bourjois owns the Chanel cosmetics! πŸ˜‰ get them here!

love,
Louise