Shiseido MAQuillAGE Spring/Summer 2014

Let’s see, what we need in this unpredictable tropical climate is to make sure our makeup stays fresh all day. Shiseido MAQuillAGE Spring/Summer 2014 base and point makeup promises a pore and shine free face with its new, thin, comfortable gel-liquid foundation, the MAQuillAGE True Liquid Long Keep UV (S$60) which comes with a skin-smoothing sponge for easy application. Other new products include:

  • Beauty Keep Base UV (S$60)
  • Essence Glamorous Rouge Neo (available in 6 new colours and two limited shades – PK 205 and RD 406; S$43)
  • True Rouge (available in 2 new colours – BE 700 and PK 701; S$49)
  • True Eye Shadow (available in 2 new colours – Elegant Blue and Fresh Pink; S$69)
  • True Highlight (limited edition; available in one colour, S$56)

 

Shiseido MAQuillAGE Spring/Summer 2014: True Liquid Long Keep UV

Say goodbye to touch ups! The MAQuillAGE True Liquid Long Keep UV features a lasting network gel formulation that will help diminish pores and shine with an ultra-thin layer of foundation, absorbs only sebum for a matte and smooth finish and evenly covers any imperfections. The liquid foundation’s serum moisturizes, firms and refines your skin with its moisturising ingredients – Super Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin. Plus, it contains SPF 30PA+++. This is definitely a game-changer!

Shiseido MAQuillAGE Spring/Summer 2014: True Liquid Long Keep UV

What you see is what you get!

Shiseido MAQuillAGE Spring/Summer 2014: True Liquid Long Keep UV

I’m using OC 20 and notice how it evens out my skin and reduces the sight of my veins!

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What’s in December’s Bellabox?

All I want for Christmas is… Bellabox! Well, Christmas comes early in this month’s Bellabox because Gummi Nails is in it together with other cool stuff. It’s my first time participating in a sampling with Bellabox and I’ve to say my team enjoyed working with Team Bellabox. If you recalled, we had an event just a couple of weeks ago and it was awesome! It’s exciting to receive my very own Bellabox with my own product! *proud mama moment* Good news, you can now shop for Gummi Nails on Bellabox e-store as well.

If you’re wondering what to get a special friend or family for X’mas, what about a Bellabox subscription? Trust me, they will thank you for it.

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My December Bellabox. Can’t wait to start exploring!

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You’re Invited! bellabox x theWYLDshop.com Shopping Event

GUMMÍ Nails will be tomorrow’s bellabox x theWYLDshop.com Shopping Event at CT Hub, 2 Kallang Ave from 7pm to 10pm. YES, I’ll be there with Team GUMMÍ to demonstrate how to apply our nail wraps – including our latest Holiday 2013 collection made from 100% real nail polish. Come and get your nails done by yours truly!

♥ Get pampered with our mini sessions by: GUMMI NAILS and Elizabeth Arden!
♥ Enjoy up to 30% off on bb shop items
♥ Shop bellabox exclusive Xmas sets
♥ Complete your retail therapy with The WYLD Shop!
♥ FREE ADMISSION

HOW TO GET THERE:
♥ By car or taxi drop off Kallang Bahru Rd Entrance
♥ Parking available
♥ By bus: 145 or 133 from Lavender MRT Station

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Dior Christmas 2013: Golden Winter

Inspired by midwinter night’s dream at Versailles, Dior Christmas 2013 Collection “Golden Winter” illuminates in shades of opulent gold, mother-of-pearl and pink. This Golden Winter, indulge in the delicate scent of my favourite, J’Adore. I’m looking forward to sparkle in this season’s star product, the Diorific Perfumed Illuminating Powder available in two shades – 001 Rose d’Or, a pink-toned powder with shimmer, and 002 Perle d’Or, a beautiful champagne hue with shimmer. I love the beautiful iconic gold Diorific lipstick packaging as well as the new highly pigmented formula with mother-of-pearl sheen.This Christmas, Dior introduces a Diorific Jewel Manicure Duo, which uses a Gold nail lacquer base and crystal micro-pearls to scatter and create bejewelled nails.

Who’s ready for a Golden Winter? I am.

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The Dior Christmas 2013 collection is available now at all Dior counters.

Dior Christmas 2013: Golden Winter

The vintage-inspired gold packaging for Diorific lipstick and Dior Vernis.

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tarte cosmetics To Be Launched at Sephora Singapore

That’s right, NYC’s tarte cosmetics is coming to Singapore, thanks to Sephora. Founded by CEO Maureen Kelly, tarte cosmetics offers cruelty-free, eco-chic beauty products infused with powerful ingredients. I met the awesome Jessica White, Senior Public Relations Manager of tarte cosmetics who was in town for the Sephora Holiday 2013 Preview - she introduced the best-selling products from the cosmetic line as well as the Christmas sets for the holiday season. The vegan-friendly tarte cosmetic products are formulated without parabens, mineral oils, phthalates, triclosan,  sodium lauryl sulfate and gluten – but it’s not 100% organic! I can’t wait to swatch the range of products when it hits Sephora stores in mid-November.

tarte cosmetics: Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation

Powered by Amazonian clay and infused with light-reflecting natural gemstones (what!), I love the Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation (S$58) which is applied using the Airbuki bamboo powder foundation brush. All you need to do is push the brush into the mesh and buff onto your skin in circular motion. You will achieve a flawless, natural-looking complexion! Available in 11 shades.

tarte cosmetics: Amazonian Butter Lipstick

Ooh, how adorable is the packaging for the Amazonian Butter Lipstick (S$26)? You can achieve the perfect, moisturizing pout with this lipstick made from from cupaucu butter,  murumuru butter, shea butter and mineral pigments.

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Fash-Look: Lancôme L’ABSOLU DÉSIR Fall 2013 Collection + Hypnose Eyeshadow Palettes

This Fall, Lancôme L’ABSOLU DÉSIR Fall 2013 Collection is inspired by the iconic, effortlessly chic Parisian dream – from the roses in Parc Monceau to the lights of the Eiffel Tower. It all begins with the iconic bold, red lips. This season, the L’absolu Rouge lipsticks best-selling shades, Beige Velours, Orange Toffee and Rose Nu are refreshed in a new gold on black lacquered case while the three new shades, Orange Désir, Rouge Désir, and Rose Désir are introduced in a black design on gold lacquered case. In addition, Lancôme also introduces the new Blush Rose Désir, a precious powder with an all-new design reminiscent of a postcard from Paris, complete with the Eiffel Tour, roses and lipstick kisses featuring two light-infused, orange and pink toned shades. For the eyes, Lancôme presents 12 new exciting shades for the Hypnose Eyeshadow Palettes which comes in three different styles – Doll Eyes, Star Eyes and Drama Eyes. I love the fact that the applicators are well-magnetized into the wells so they don’t fall off! Why didn’t someone think about that before?

The collection is available now at Takashimaya, Isetan Scotts, Robinsons Centrepoint, Robinsons Raffles City, Metro Paragon, Tangs Orchard, BHG Bugis. The L’absolu Rouge lipsticks are priced at SGD44, Blush Rose Désir is priced at SGD70 and the Hypnose Eyeshadow Palettes are priced at SGD90.

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Kate Winslet, the face of Lancôme L’ABSOLU DÉSIR Fall 2013 Collection

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A little postcard from Paris? Blush Rose Désir.

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A quick swatch of the highly versatile orange and pink toned shades with a little speckle of gold dust.

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The gorgeous new gold case for L’absolu Rouge: Rouge Désir, Orange Désir, and Rose Désir

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Fash-Review: Lancôme Teint Visionnaire Skin Correcting Makeup Duo

If you love a great foundation coverage with skin benefits, let me introduce you to Lancôme Teint Visionnaire Skin Correcting Makeup Duo. This two-in-one skin correcting foundation and precision spot corrector gives you  the perfect coverage while improving your skin as you use. With the active ingredient in Visionnaire serum, the Skin Correcting Foundation visibly improves your pores and fine lines day after day and offers SPF 20 protection. Infused with vitamin C, the Precision Spot Corrector visibly corrects spots, dark circles, and all types of imperfections. Together, you’ll achieve an awesome coverage. Let’s see if these claims are true:
Lancôme Teint Visionnaire Skin Correcting Makeup Duo is available now at SGD70 in seven shades.
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I’m using Lancôme Teint Visionnaire Skin Correcting Makeup Duo in P-02.

Fash-Preview: NARS Fall 2013 Collection

It’s true, I’m like a child in a candy store at NARS cosmetics event. Lucky me, I was invited to preview their Fall 2013: Runway to Reality collection two weeks ago. This season, NARS Fall 2013 collection celebrates with vivid hues of crimson, gold, grey and purple. I was introduced to their new products such as the Radiant Cream Compact Foundation, Brow Gel and Brow Perfector  by NARS makeup extraordinaire, Julian. I’m usually too lazy to draw my brows (because of my bangs!) but he completely converted me to use the Brow Gel and Brow Perfector. Scroll down to check out my swatches and my picks from the collection:

NARS Fall 2013 collection is now available at their beauty counter at TANGS Orchard.

NARS Fall 2013 Runway to Reality

The new Radiant Cream Compact Foundation works like magic! It’s creamy but light as a feather. I highly recommend it!

NARS Fall 2013 Runway to Reality

Get ready for the Brow Gel and Brow Perfector to give your brow the definition it needs.

NARS Fall 2013 Runway to Reality

I tried the Brow Gel and Brow Perfector. The Brow Gel keeps your stray eyebrows in place. I just use the Brow Perfector to fill in the gaps, it’s really simple.

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The Fall 2013 Matte Eyeshadow in (from left) Kamchatka, Bavaria, Namibia and Yamal.

NARS Fall 2013 Runway to Reality

Here are my swatches of the Matte Eyeshadow (with the Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base for a stronger hue): Bavaria, Namibia, Kamchatka and Yamal.

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The Fall 2013 Pure Matte Lipstick in Peloponnese and La Paz.

NARS Fall 2013 Runway to Reality

Ooh, probably my favourite – the Fall 2013 Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red. So yummy! Also comes in Paimpol, a powder pink colour.

NARS Fall 2013 Runway to Reality

These mini eyeshadow palettes are awesome! Check out Ride Up To The Moon and Fairy’s Kiss.

NARS Fall 2013 Runway to Reality

I’m a nail polish girl! I love the new Opaque Nail Polish in Galathee and Fury.

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Shiseido Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection

This Autumn/Winter 2013, Shiseido launches six new Lacquer Rouge shades, three new Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio shades, new Eyebrow Styling Compact and 10 new Perfect Rouge shades. In addition, Shiseido also introduces the new Sheer and Perfect Foundation that gives you a glowing, even skin tone by canceling the color noise on your skin with its Reflect & Fit Powder. The exclusive powder transmit three different light hues to conceal the red (acne, acne scars), brown (dullness, dark spots) and black (visible pores, blackheads) colorations respectively. Let’s see if this is the new and improved formula with skin benefits performs better than the BB Cream!

Lucky for me, I managed to swatch Shiseido Autumn/Winter 2013 collection last Friday at Paragon Atrium (290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859). Scroll down to check out my swatches and my picks from the collection. Check out the Shiseido event at Paragon Atrium from now until August 8th, 2013.

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Models showing off Shiseido’s Autumn/Winter 2013 looks at Paragon Atrium.

Shiseido Autumn/Winter 2013 Makeup

Shiseido Perfect Rouge

From left: Tulip RS452, Salon RD305, Blush RD732, Titian RS306, Pink Mesa PK303, Dreamscape RD351, Harmony RD750, Bloom PK249, Day Lily OR418 and Showgirl RD553.

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Shiseido Lacquer Rouge

From top: Truffle BR616, Diva VI418, Sanguine RD413, Deep Coral RD314, Caramel RD215 and Athena GD817.

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Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio

From left: Nude BE 213, Lido GR412 and Into The Woods BR214

Shiseido Autumn/Winter 2013 Makeup

I love how the smooth gliding satin blue and green shades can create dramatic eyes for this season.

Shiseido Autumn/Winter 2013 Makeup

I’m using Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation in 020 shade. This weightless foundation gives ample coverage without a shiny finish. I love the oil-free formula and you definitely feel like your skin is glowing! I think I found my ‘perfect’ foundation this season.

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Trendspotting: Ombre Liner

If you’re sick and tired of the usual eyeliner, try this. The Beauty Department show your how to create Ombre Liner, a really cool gradient look that will blow your socks off. All you need to do is pick three liners in the same gradient colour family. Start with the lightest shade and finally, blend with an angled liner brush. It’s pretty simple! Check out the full tutorial on The Beauty Department. I can’t wait to try this myself.

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Post + Photography by Amy Nadine, Graphic Design by Eunice Chun

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Summer 2013: NARS Exclusive Gifting Collection

It’s the 4th of July! NARS is launching their Summer 2013‘s exclusive gifting collection today. A covetable face palette featuring iconic Deep Throat and Dolce Vita blushes and a foursome of signature shadows to partner with a ménage et trois of gratifying glosses, lipsticks and sumptuous velvet lip pencils. Since I’m a July baby (eh-hem!), these gift sets are great for birthdays. Let’s see, the Some Like It Hot lip box set features a juicy box of nude and pink hues with full-sized lipstick in Pago Pago, mini Larger-Than-Life Lip Gloss in Gold Digger, mini Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bettina and a limited edition carry-all NARS canvas tote bag. If you’re into sexier colours, the Baiser De Feu lip box set features an array of mysterious wine hues with a full-sized lipstick in Damage, mini Larger-Than-Life Lip Gloss in Como, mini Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned and a limited edition carry-all NARS canvas tote bag. The excitement continues with the Voulez-Vous eye & cheek palette with two iconic cheek shades (Deep Throat and Dolce Vita) and four sophisticated signature eye shadows in Molokoi, Antananarivo, Ragoun and Lhasa.

Available at TANGS Orchard, 310 Orchard Rd  Singapore 238864 (psst… there is a TANGS 12% rebate today!)

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Some Like It Hot Lip Box Set (S$65)

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Baiser De Feu Lip Box Set (S$65)

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Voulez-Vous Eye & Cheek Palette (S$86)

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AFF 2013: Backstage with NARS at Carolina Herrera A/W 2013

Let’s begin with the opening night of Audi Fashion Festival 2013 with Carolina Herrera New York & CH Carolina Herrera A/W 2013 show. This year, I am privileged to be invited backstage with NARS cosmetics to be part of the behind-the-scenes action for most of the AFF 2013 shows. Tonight, lead artist David Scheffen created a sweet, elegant look for the Carolina Herrera A/W 2013 show. Besides, NARS lead artist Priscilla Yu (who worked on NYFW) was also working on tonight’s show. The energy backstage is just unbelievable. Of course, I had the chance to witness Carolina Herrera herself in action. MY EXPERIENCE: PRICELESS. Stay tuned for more #AFF2013 action on my blog.

NARS Products used to create the Carolina Herrera A/W 2013 look:

Skin:
NARSskin Aqua Gen Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer
Light Optimizing Primer
Copacabana Multiple

Face:

Sheer Glow Foundation
Radiant Creamy Concealer

Brows:

Bali Single Eyeshadow
Blondie Single Eyeshadow
Clear Brow Gel – new for Fall 2013

Eyes:

Kalahari Duo Eyeshadow
Abyssinia, Biarritz, Bali, Blondie Single Eyeshadow
Via Veneto Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner
Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara

Cheeks:

Luster, Sex Appeal, Deep Throat Blush

Lips:

Luxembourg, Hyde Park Satin Lip PencilTurkish Delight Lip Gloss
Triple X Lip Gloss

AFF 2013: Backstage with NARS at Carolina Herrera A/W 2013

David Scheffen, director of events and artist development is the lead artist for the Carolina Herrera A/W 2013 show.

AFF 2013: Backstage with NARS at Carolina Herrera A/W 2013

Hello handsome! Spotted: George Young at Carolina Herrera A/W 2013 backstage.

AFF 2013: Backstage with NARS at Carolina Herrera A/W 2013

Going gaga over NARS.

AFF 2013: Backstage with NARS at Carolina Herrera A/W 2013

The look of the night. All the hair and makeup artists are hard at work. Great job, guys!

AFF 2013: Backstage with NARS at Carolina Herrera A/W 2013

The press went crazy when ‘THE’ Carolina Herrera made her final check on the models’ makeup and hair.

AFF 2013: Backstage with NARS at Carolina Herrera A/W 2013

Carolina Herrera scrutinized the model’s hair before the show.

AFF 2013: Backstage with NARS at Carolina Herrera A/W 2013

David Scheffen and the model’s final look.

AFF 2013: Backstage with NARS at Carolina Herrera A/W 2013

A closeup on the final look for Carolina Herrera A/W 2013. It’s a simple, yet elegant look.

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