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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 fiancé to pick this up from Nars in Tokyo. It was ¥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 #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

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

NARS HAUL: Lips & Nails

Hi lovelies! Today is my last post for my NARS haul. I have posted on my previously about the face and eye products ive gotten recently from NARS. You can find them here and here.

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NARS Larger Than Life Lipgloss Andy Warhol Collection in Holly Woodlawn

So, on to the review! The only lip product that I picked up and is quite unlikely of me to buy is the NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss Andy Warhol Collection in Holly Woodlawn. Its a bright orange red that is completely shimmer free and looks like a fluorescent jelly in a tube. Perfect for summer! It is slightly sheer but buildable. Although the formula falls on the sticky side and i’m sure Shane wouldn’t like this on my lips (for a no-kissing lippies lol) i’m still keen to try it.  Ive heard so much great stuff about the larger than life lipglosses even before the reformulation which is why I didnt hesitate to pick it up.

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NARS Nail Varnish in Jungle Red

Last but not the least, NARS Nail Varnish in Jungle Red. Popular for being quoted from the movie, “The Women”, this cool red nail color is just gorgeous which looks deep when youre in a dim place or a bright red when your under the sun.

Do you also love red and find it the perfect staple? Let me know what you guys think! 

love,

Louise

 

NARS HAUL: Eyes

Hey, guys! Continuing my NARS haul, here are the eye products ive got. I manage to control myself a lot and just picked up colors that I know I would be using a LOT.

Here, I have NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Alhambra. The second set of colors that I love in eyeshadows aside from neutral browns are champagne pink and gold. They are so lovely and pigmented that I just cant say no! You can use this as a highlighter in your inner corners of the eyes or as a lid color instead. These two colors are great specially if your traveling and you need to brighten up you peepers!

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NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Alhambra

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