Saturday, August 29, 2009

Mini Haul: MAC Makeup Art Cosmetic collection!

I was so excited about this collection that I rush over to Isetan this evening(around 5pm)... there wasn't any crowds and most of the beauty counters at Isetan are having sales/promos... anyway... I can't be bother...lolx

All the testers were pretty new! Yeah... so I start swatching away and pretty disappointed (Not wat I thought it would be)

  • Off the Page(Frost).. I thought it would be more orangey(anyway, I still get it, lolx)
  • Crest the wave(Frost)... I love this(in fact this was one of the 3 eyeshadows from this collection I like ^__^
  • Haunting(Satin)... the color payoff wasn't so good.. it more matte than satin! lolx (I didn't want to get it.. but Ash the MUA.. he keep saying it a wonderful color.. it would look so good on you and ects... I guess I'm enchanted by him! lolx
  • Maira's Mood (satin)... the color was nice... very pinky.. but it look rather matte (It would be a nice cheek color, lolx) I didn't get it.. I donno... sometimes pink don't look good on my eyelids(I have to think about it first)
  • Violet Trance(Matte),, color payoff wasn't good... I even give it a very hard rub on the shadow still the color won't stick on my finger! (maybe my finger was oily? lolx)
  • Purple Shower(Satin).. This one also have the same texture/color payoff as Vibrant Grape(from the style warrior collection) not very fond of it!

Anyway.. I don't like to buy stuff in odd number, so I got Brule from the perm' collection ^____^ Anyway.. I in a rush... so I didn't actually check out the eyeliners and pigments! =(

Did y'all get anythings from this collection???

M∙A∙C AND JIN SOON Nails Collection also out in the store!

 

 

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tag: Beauty Questions

I was tag by sarah... so enjoy! lolx

SKINCARE
1. How many times do you wash your face daily?

Twice (but only use cleanser in the shower/after removing makeup) if I didn't put on makeup...

2. What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)

Combination

3. What is your current facial wash?

Biotherm Biopur S.O.S Normalizer Cleansing mousse

4. Do you exfoliate?

Yes, 2 days once (about 3 time a week) I have clogged pores very easily!!!
5. What brand do you use?

Clinique 7 days scrub
6. Is it really important to moisturize?

Yes.. else my chin and my cheek will become flakes
7. How often do you moisturize your face?

After I wash my face
8. What moisturizer do you use?

Biotherm Biopur S.O.S Normalizer moisturizer

9. Do you use sunscreen?

Yes!
10. What is your favorite skincare line?

Biotherm

11. Do you give yourself regular facial treatments?

Once or twice a month (depend on my mood)
12. Do you have freckles?

Yes
13. Do you use eye cream?

Yes! (I cannot NOT use, lolx)
14. Do you or did you have acne prone skin?

Yes

15. Did you ever have to use Pro-active?

Nope
16. Do you use a mask? And what do you use?

Biotherm Biopur S.O.S Normalizer clay mask/ Biotherm Aqua source moisturizer intense wash off mask/ Clinique pore minimizer mask
17. Which celebrity do you think has good skin even without makeup?

I donno

18. One skincare routine that is a MUST for you?

Remove all trace of makeup(if I put on makeup) and cleansing my face

19. Why do you think we should take care of our skin?

Cos it's our skin, we can't put on clothing on our face(lolx) so we have too took extra care on it to make it look more presentable and make us feel good about ourself ^__^
 

MAKE-UP
1. What foundation do you use?

Everyday Minerals Foundation
2. How about concealer?

Benefit Boi~ing concealer and EDM concealer

3. Do you know your undertone color?

Pink

4. What do you think of fake eyelashes?

It's great... I try not to put .. lolx... don't wanna get so use to it... I'm lazy~ hahhaa

5. Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months?

Yes...  but I don't follow.. as I always try to keep it as clean as possible so that it can use more then 3months.
Just don't keep pumping air into the tube to avoid more germs into the tube!
6. What brand of mascara do you use?

Fasio/Majolica
7. Sephora, drugstore or departmental store?

ALL
8. Do you use mac?

Yes, of-course!!!
9. What makeup tools do you use in make up application?

Brushes, my fingers
10. Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?

YEs!
11. For the face?

YES... I use sunscreened makeup base
12. What is your favorite highlight powder?

I seldom use highlight powder.. lolx

13. Contour?

Not really.. I just like to use abit dark shade foundation around the side of my face (not doing the E/3 control thingy)
To make me look less pale and bring make my face look smaller

14. What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?

Right now.. I'm in love with orange and yellow... my all time would be grey/blue

15. Do you line your eyes?

yes yes

16. Tightline?

Sometimes
17. Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?

I use pencil, gel and liquid (see my mood)

18. How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?

Never... it sound so painful!!

19. What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?

Very intense, messy and have alot of fall out!
20. Do you use mineral makeup?

Yes yes yes
21. What is your favorite lipstick?

I don't use lipstick! (I used to when I'm 18.... but I have the texture and the feel of it on my lips I quit using it totally)
22. How about lipgloss?

I like glosses... but I don't use them. (same reason of not using lipstick)
23. What blush do you use?

Oh, I mix around.. but at the moment... I in love with Style Demon!!!

24. Type or brand or name?

MAC
25. Do you buy your makeup on ebay?

Yes... before... now... nope
26. Do you like drugstore makeup?

Why not!
27. Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?

YEs why not... but I kinda prefer going to workshop now to enjoy the fun and relax feel...
28. Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

I don't think so... lolx... I like to do it slow and careful
29. Name a makeup crime that you hate?

Super black and thick eyebrows!!!  (it look so weird)
30. Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?

Yes yes yes... Sometimes I look weird in brown shades eyeshadows...
31. Can you share a make up trick that you know?

You can use concealer or liquid foundation as eyebase too! (color stay on long... just like any eye base... and the creasing it about the same) Just apply lightly.. NOT thick!
32. Which celebrity always has great make up?

I donno... but I kinda notice that nowsaday... those Disney girls (from disney series or movies) all have very nice rosy cheeks colors!
33. Can you make a "cat eye" wing?

YEs... but not those crazy type
34. If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?

Foundation to even my skin tone! (I have very pinky face and acne spots
35. Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?

I have to at lease put on sun block!!
36. Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?

Yes... hahahha... my friends use to joke that I look no different with or without makeup (I means when I never put on eye makeup- just foundation, blush and mascara)
37. In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?

I donno
38. Would you ever consider permanent makeup?

Hell no..  I like to look different everyday!

39. Have you ever work in a cosmetic line?

Nope..

I tag no one... just do it if you like doing meme ^__^ (well.. cos I think almost everyone was doing it already! lolx)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Rimmel's Makeup Workshop!

Saturday(22 Aug 2009) went to Rimmel's makeup workshop held at The School of Makeup(Delfi Orchard)
As I tweet about, I sprained my upper left back on Friday... so with aching back, I still enjoy the workshop... wahahha (like my dad say, I will forgot about the pain when I busy painting my face!)

Well.. most of the ppls who took this workshop are mostly newbie!!! So which make bff and me kinda stand out! hahahaha... and one of the teachers joke that we were there to play with their colors!!!!!!

Anyway, they have the class held in their makeup class.. which surrounded by mirrors and chairs(those hairdresses type of high chair), very comfy. (Too bad my back was so painful... I didn't took alot of pics.. hard for me to twist around... lolx)

When the workshop started we all seated at the center of the classroom where the makeup teacher(Guy makeup artist) talking/teaching about basic makeup... how to apply foundation, concealer and good eyebrows will shape our face (Oh they will shape your eyebrows for free, if you want it) and finding your own lips shade and ects (well... we all knew how it do it, don't we?)

After explaining, we all will find a seat around the counters to do our own face ^__^  I didn't do much... cos I already put on my mineral foundation at home!! I just wanna try their eyeshadows, mascara and eyeliners. ^___~ They have some makeup teachers around... to help shaping eyebrows, showing those who donno how to use the products and ects (I should act like I knew nothing and have them paint my face right~ my lost! lolx)

Anyway, I swatched their Products... (sorry forgot to take pics! MY bad~) 
- concealer(it in a lipstick form).. too dry for my liking
liquid foundation have very sheer coverage,...
- Press powder/foundation (o man) I try some on my under eyes and use it to cover/wipe away my blushes(so that I can try theirs blushes)...
I don't likey! (very sheer... almost to no coverage!!!)
- Lip glosses (I don't use alot of lip products.. well almost to none).. very very very very sticky!!!! (On the counter they didn't have any of those tube type lipgloss that we have in the goodie bag.. so I not really sure about the texture)
-Mascara (it's not waterproof) but it does lengthen my lases.. 
Anyway, I don't like wash off mascara.. so I coat it with my own waterproof mascara... lolx cos I'm going out later on, don't wanna have smudges =p

Only 3 blushes on the counter.. peach tone, darker golden peachy tone and pink tone (I don't remembe the name, OMY!)... I try the darker peach tone and Pink tone together.. it give a nice peach pink sheen.. not bad! lolx

Their eyeliners were very creamy... BUT, it smudges(I means the black one)!!!! But their purple one don't smudges (maybe cos it duo end(2 colors on a pencil have different ingredients?) and I like the darker purple color(so pretty!)

After we do our basic face.. we were all called back to the center where the makeup teacher will talk about eyeshadows.. I like the teacher.. very funny and his face are so glowy and nice~  After talking about eyeshadows we were all back to our own counter and try out Rimmel's eyeshadows!

Have you ever wonder why there are no tester of their eyeshadow on Rimmel counters?(I never came across one that have.. if you do... maybe I'm just unlucky, hahahaa) I don't like the texture.. not really pigmented... and when you swatch the color on the back of your hand... it kinda have uneven tone (abit like charcoal kinda tone) and it don't build up... I keep layering up thinking the color will get more intense.. but NOPE!!!!

Anyway.. after the workshop, I quite enjoy the fun coaching workshop, Rimmel's blushes and duo end purples eyeliners. 

The SD$50 worth of Rimmel's Goodie Bag (I didn't knew evian belong to Rimmel?!?! (lolx)


The counter full of Rimmel's products



That's all.. I didn't took alot of pic... my back hurt so much during the workshop... it hard to turn around to snap pics.. lolx (I feel like an old lady with my aching back! lolx)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

MAC Style Demon Blush Finally!!

Today(sat 22 Aug 2009) was the Rimmel's workshop (I will blog about it in another post, too tired to resize those pics now, lolx)... my bff was late!! (NO surprise, I knew she will late! lolx) 

So I walk around Orchard..  and then when I was at Isetan.. I saw that they still have the Style Demon Blush... I swatched it and walk away (thinking about my makeup's ban and on whether I need this brush anot) but after a few steps... I Uturn back and told the MUA I want one! (lolx)

 There goes my ban....

I'm loving it ^__~ I do not regret getting it at all!!!! I show the swatches on the back of my hand to my bff when she reached... she say it so pretty!!!! HAhahha I'm happy ^.^

I also wanna get Fashion eyeshadow from Love that look collection..... but it was sold out at CK Tang and Isetan =( anyway... it's not a must want color! lolx

I ask the MUA when would Makeup Art Collection on sale in Singapore.. and she was so excited and told me it will be out on 28 Aug 2009 exclusive at Isetan!!!!!! Yeah...

OK, me going to bed now... I sprained my back yesterday(I tweet about it) and it getting more and more painful... it's a nightmare going out and have to bare all the pains when I moved around during the workshop and then be at a super crowded Japanese Summer festival on a Japanese Primary school(around EXPO) after the workshop!!!!

My back is screaming in pain when I try to stand/sit/turn/move!!!!! Hai~

Friday, August 21, 2009

Cleo magazine anyone?

Couple days ago, I bought Cleo Magazine.. it come with a free beauty magazine, whiterning skin samples and a small booket of Bugis Junction vouchers!

Black is the new colors now... not only MAC coming out the style black collection soon... alot of other brands are having black as their new collections!!!

 

From Spring into Fall colors!!!

 

New stuff!!!
Sily girl new shadows

 

Canmake new product... Bronzer!! (My bff so wanna try this!! lolx)




Masks for every needs!!

 

Budget corner from item as low as SD$10 to SD$100

 



Inside also have some pretty interesting giveaway contest!!! From Veet, Bio- Essence, Kiehl's, Pop beauty and more...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

LOTD: Neutral golden brown (using sleek palette)





Products used

MAC Paintpot (as overall base)
Sleek safari Palette (using 3shades)
-Light gold shade on eye's lid
-Metallic brown on outer(V)
-taupe shade on the crease and blend blend blend

Bourjois clubbing black liner
Loreal palette (Just using the white for brow highlight/blending color)

Mascara: majolica majorca waterproof (blk)
Mascara: Fasio waterproof (blue)

Eyebrows: MAC brow shader in buttery/blonde taupe

Cheek:  MAC improvise and well-dressed

Face : EDM Light Almond foundation/Golden medium for control
To set the foundation, I use silica powder mix with a tiny bit of EDM mint concealer and tiny bit of EDM Ivory foundation

And finally use MAC charged water
When out around 12noon... reached home around 9pm (without any touching up the whole day)



Bought Style magazine and I chose the red pouch ^__^ (Got 3 shades, Black, Red and Beige)

Sleek Limited Edition Safari Palette:: Swatches

I can't wait to try out this palette... so excited about it (lolx) My first sleek palette!!!!
This palette have 2 matte shades and one satin cream shade!
The textures were creamy and very pigmented!!! Those intense one (when I swatched) it look like foil shadows, very intense and matellic!!!

 



Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Singapore Toys and comic con 2009

Went to STCC on sunday cos my little sister, She wanna check out the blythe booth... I didn't do any hauling (yeah me! lolx)

Anyway... beside checking out the coscon, we(whole family) have a small movies marathon! We watched Orphan and Where got ghosts?

Personally I DON'T want to see "Where got ghost"?  It such a lame movie... and turn out I was right (very old school plot, which you use to see in the early 90s Hongkong horror movies) but it's still fun to watch movies in cinema with the whole family ^__^

Anyway, these dolls were all having pretty makeover!!!!! 
I was thinking about doing an EOTD base of one of the dolls! ^__^
Fun right? lolx 



my mum and me ^__^(I look huge standing beside her! lolx)

Nails:: Candy (Yellow, Orange and Pink)




Inspirer by the MAC marbleized lipglass
It's abit messy... haven't clean up yet! lolx ^___^

 
Using Canmake nail polishes and Rimmel London top coat. 
All available at Watsons.

Mac: Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection Onsale at MAC website!!!



It out on sale at MAC(US) website... I was so tempted to order online(but I need to swatch first! lolx)
MY top list to get are eyeshadows (all the single eyeshadows are so pretty)
-Crest the wave
-Off the Page
-Haunting-Maira's Mood (didn' feel like getting the pink and purples one.. but heard that these have pretty!!!)
-Violet trance
-Purple Shower
Anyway, I need to do swatch first(to save more money)... but with or without swatching, I definitely getting Crest the wave and Off the Page!!!
If I order online... think I will get all the colors even the purple one! hahaa.... But it does cost cheaper buying online? (lolx)
I was wondering... anyone ordering online?? If so maybe we can share shipping (or we just shop at local MAC counter!)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sleek Limited Edition Safari Palette!

Guess What I got in the mail today?!?!?!?!?!!?



Yes... my title have gave out the answer!! lolx...
I'm just so happy to receive it!!!! This palette flew all the way from UK ^__^ and I'm going to thanks retail therapy for sharing with us where she got her sleek palette(which I have been wanting to get for sometimes already!!!!) and Hele for opening the selling blog for helping ppls from overseas to get UK makeups ^_^

Get your sleek palette thru Hele makeup merchant selling blog!! <<- click click
Anyway... here are the palette ^___^





Good service, reasonable international shipping charge and I got the palette within 2 weeks!
(She send out on the 6th Aug, I received on 17th Aug!)
OH... when I was reading the back of the palette for the ingredients and ects... I didn't knew these were minerals eyeshadows!! (lolx)

Anyway.. if you wanna try out Sleek palettes or any other UK base brands... try asking Hele ^__^ she might be able to help!!!!

[LOTD] Different shades of Grey

Finally... (lolx).. have been wanting to do this signaturn look contest by retail_therapy.

My signature look are pretty boring... normal baby pink blush with grey/black/olive (kinda smokey) eye's do with no lips color! (Very normal, very wearable for day and night outing ^__^)

 

I look so weird and tired in this pic, (I only have like 2hrs sleep the night before! Yawn~)

 

 

 

 

 

Wore this look out on Sunday (our own little family outing ^__^)



Last time, I don't quite like to use bright colors, I just love black, grey, sliver and olive eyeshadows!!!

And I think around last yr(or the yr before??? Can't remember) I have been so crazy with blues and green eyeshadows... and when I can pull off those colors... I jump onto more brights colors... which is yellow and orange!!! (Orange are my love color for now!! lolx... keep trying to add orange into any of my eyes look! lolx

Anyway, I recreated my signature look using my new grey color from MAC Love that Look collection "Smoke and Diamonds"



On my Eyes:
MAC Paintpot (as overall base)
Bourjois clubbing black liner as lid base
MAC Smoke & Diamonds all over lid
02skin Enchantress single eyeshadow in MC2915 on inner corner
Loreal palette (Just using the white for brow highlight/blending color)
MAC Blacktrack- liner
Mascara: majolica majorca waterproof (blk)
Mascara: Fasio waterproof (blue)
Eyebrows: MAC brow shader in buttery/blonde taupe

Cheek:  MAC Honour and well-dressed
Face : EDM Sweet Almond foundation/Golden medium for control
To set the foundation, I use silica powder mix with a tiny bit of EDM mint concealer and tiny bit of EDM Ivory foundation 
And finally use MAC charged water

This O2skin eyeshadow have a really pretty sheen (pinkish golden sheen!!!)
It's very sheer... but when I lay it ontop of my black/grey shadow, it give a very nice sheen to it (I love it!)

Here are some of my not so old pics (I lazy to dig out my really really old pics....)

At project indentity event on July 12 july 2009
I add abit of MAC green-smoke in this look

On mother's day


ON my birthday last year (can't really see the color on my eyelids, lolx)
 



This was an old pic.. taken on 2006(I just paste it over from myspace! lolx)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

swatches:: O2Skin eyeshadows Part 3 (Green)


I have these pics for sometimes already(keep forgetting to post it!). lolz.. I know... I'm lazy.. heehee

OK, here's the break downs of these 8 shades of green!
All swatches done without a base(I know it pigmented!)


I like all these dark shades of greens... especially "MC2902" the Oilve green wasn't that intense,
but it does have a pretty sheen of gold!
Not too crazy dark... I like it ^__^