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Shu Some Love

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On one of my recent hauls, i’ve managed to get my hands on some Shu Uemura products from Vie Beauty sale. Of course, I did hope that I can get the eyelash curler since I have been in love with this curler for many years. But unfortunately, there was none although I did get some other things I can try.

Shu Uemura Face Architect Smooth Fit Fluid Foundation in 565 Medium Light Sand
Yes, another liquid foundation! To be honest, I havent opened this one yet since I just opened my Guerlain Parure Gold foundation… And I have 6 bottles in rotation. I’ll definitely let you all know how this one works!

Shu Uemura Pressed Eye Shadow in Medium Brown, Soft Gold, Dark Green and Creamy Eye shadow in Medium Olive
These are really good shadows, whether its pressed or cream. I cant wait to put them all together in a z palette and show you all. They are pigmented and true to the color in pan. I do recommend these. All colors are great for Fall Winter!

Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited in 911
Very creamy and has a touch of gloss. I do like but I find the color too nude. It would be great to match with a smokey eye look.

Shu Uemura False Eye Lashes in 07 Partial Flare
Ive been prepping a small wedding makeup set for myself, so this one is an optional part of it. I like that theyre not too “single” like normal lashes which would be easy for me to use!

Trying any new products lately?

love,
Louise

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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

Makeup Look #13 : Fall Winter 2014 Dark Lips

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So off from my beauty haul reviews, i’m presenting to you all my first Fall Winter look for this year -dark lips. I have always loved the ox blood, deep burgundy/bordeaux color thats in the runways for FW this year. I do recommend to go by level of darkeness before you completely decide which level you should go for. Here’s a few products I did review and I recommend that you should try:

  • NYX lip liner in Auburn/ Cabernet – deep berry red but is subtle
  • Barry M Moisturizing Lip Paint in Black Cherry 106 – dark berry red in semi glossy finish
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry – very dark purple-ish red in semi glossy finish
  • MAC Pro Lipstick Matte in Sin – deep burgundy red/ dark blue red in matte finish

I have the first three lip products and im still in search for MAC Sin because blue under tones works best for me in red lipsticks ( I do have the Russian Red which im so in love with). But one thing to take note is to prep your lips, moisturize them! Because dark lip colors will drain your lips and having flaky lips dont look so nice when youre wearing dark lipsticks. Also, do apply a lipliner all over, then fill in your lips before your lipstick so it stays longer and so it wont leak around your mouth!

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This is such an easy look for a night out and will definitely change your regular smokey eyes makeup for going out. Let me know if you guys like it, cause I definitely have been sporting this look for quite a few times now!

love,

Louise

I’ve Used:
Face:
Primer – NYX Professional Studio Perfect Photo-loving Primer
Foundation – NYX Professional HD Foundation in Sand Beige 04 applied using Round Kabuki Brush
Concealer- Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer Medium 03
Blusher- NYX Blush in Mauve applied using Real Techniques Blusher Brush
Highlighter- The Balm Mary Lou-manizer applied using huge fan brush
Contour – The Balm Bahama Mama applied using Angled Kabuki Brush & Large Kabuki Brush
Powder- Ben Nye Banana Powder applied using Makeup Forever Powder Brush

Eyes:
Brows- 17 Brow’s That! Brow Kit, Spool Brush & Small Angled Brush
Eyeshadows- Urban Decay Naked Basics: Walk of Shame on lids and Naked softened all over the crease and lower lashline; then builded up Faint on top of it and Crave ever so lightly slightly winging out the corners. 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
Eyeliner – Makeup Forever Aqualiner in Black (upper tightline), NARS Larger Than Life Long Wearing Eyeliner in Rua Bonaparte (lower line)

Lips:
Lip pencil – NYX lip pencil in Auburn
Lip color – Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry

Dark & Light Lipstick

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A few of my August purchases were these 3 lipsticks from Revlon and Barry M.

Since Fall is already here, its time to switch up a bit on color for a more deeper and richer feel. Ive been liking dark red lipsticks that before I get something high end, I decided to check out what the highstreet has to offer.

First up, is the Barry M Moisturizing Lip Paint in shade 160 Black Cherry. From the bullet, it looks black but once applied it sheens out into a deep raspberry color that is not as dark but just a deep color. It doesnt last that long so it requires reapplication. I got mine in Asos for £4.50.

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Now from Revlon, their Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry which is the same name as Barry M and this one is quite popular too. This one is darker and leaning on the purple side. Im not so keen on the moisturizing power, it was drying my lips apart from the fact that it dark lipsticks just do that but it did chap my lips so I suggest to exfoliate and moisturize before you apply. It doesnt last that long so it requires reapplication too.

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I also decided to pick up the Pink in the Afternoon which is a lovely everyday pink lipstick that is great since I am running out on that shade! Lol. You can get both here.

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Loving the deep red color this season?
Let me know from which brand!

love,
Louise

Makeup Look #6: The Fresh Bright Lips

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Hi everyone!
Its midweek and thank God, I had a chance to post one look that I wore just recently. As I promised myself that I would be wearing my lipsticks more often so I can try more lipsticks in my future purchases. This one ive used in this look is a budget buy lipstick from Topshop that can either look a bit nude when worn with dark eyes or a bit bright when worn with just nude flattering eye makeup. I got mine last year when I was in England for £6 and certainly went ogling for what ive saved. Haha! Another bargain buy that i have never mentioned before is this liquid eyeliner from the Philippines from the local brand called Nichido. Oh my god, it is my holy grail with liquid eyeliners. It comes in a small tube with a precise, fine felt brush tip that soaks in the small tube and is super handy to carry around, and costs only U$1!!! How cheap is that? Ive been using it for 2 years now and it was recommended to me by a friend. Each time i fly to Manila, i would always buy like 4 pieces of this. Ive tested it through thick and thin, and it has never failed me. Dries up super fast, doesnt irritate my eyes, and dont smudge even after a long night out clubbing.

Anyways, i hope you guys like it, and let me know what you all think!

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 (normal shade), Real Techniques’ Expert Face Brush
Concealer- Becca Complexion 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- Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Bricks, 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- Paul & Joe eyelid primer in 02
Eyeshadows- Bourjois Delice Bronzing Poudre on lids and crease, Seventeen Mono Eyeshadow pot in FunFair layered on my lids, NYX jumbo pencil in White (base), Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Bricks lightest shade on browbone, Topshop Eyeshadow Quad in Atmosphere using golden shade on the inner corners of the eyes. MAC 217 Blending Brush, Real Techniques’ Deluxe Crease Brush, Eyeshadow Brush
Mascara- Seventeen VaVaVoom mascara in Black
Eyeliner- Nichido Liquid Eyeliner

Lips:
Lipstick- Topshop Lips lipstick in Beehive

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