Fash-Review: Dior Addict Fluid Stick

Dior Addict Fluid Stick

I’m absolutely a lips-kinda girl – lip stick, lip gloss, you name it. If there is a new lip product in town, I can’t wait to try it like the new Dior Addict Fluid Stick. This innovative lip hybrid of a gloss, lacquer and lipstick sounds like a winner. It combines maximum colour impact, glossy shine and comfortable feel as if you are not wearing any makeup in a single stroke. Sounds too good to be true? Let’s find out.

The new Dior Addict Fluid Stick is formulated with water, not wax like a lip gloss. Once applied, the water evaporates leaving an intense, highly pigmented colour and moisturised lips. Available in 16 luminous, eye-catching shades for the ultimate fashionista.

Fash-Review: I had the chance to try four of its show-stopping, must-have shades: Pandore, Mirage, Aventure and Wonderland. At first application, the texture is definitely watery – unlike most lip product I’ve used. It does make it a little hard to be precise around the lip line (yup, it was a messy first trial!). It took practice to get myself applying the Dior Addict Fluid Stick like a pro. I love the  four “IT” colours especially Pandore – probably my favourite shade this summer! It looses its shine after meals, but nothing a single stroke of top up wouldn’t fix. Ultimately, this is a great, comfortable lip product which is great for summer. My lips definitely felt really moisturized throughout the day.

 Dior Addict Fluid Stick

The Dior Addict Fluid Stick is now available at all Dior beauty counters at $47 each.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick

Dior Addict Fluid Stick’s must-have  “IT” colours:

  • Pandore – A pure, radiant flamboyant red
  • Mirage – An incredibly lively tone, beige with a hint of pink
  • Aventure – An electrifying coral
  • Wonderland – A rush of pigmented fuchsia pink

images: Dior & Fash-Eccentric

NARS Summer 2014: Unlock The Summer

NARS Summer 2014 Collection

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ll notice that I’m currently battling the cold, winter weather in Auckland. Honestly, a part of me is missing summer – the fact that I can strut around in just one layer and wear summer colours (instead of blacks, blues and greys zzz). I can still pretend it’s bikini summer in NZ and take a cool dip with the new NARS Summer 2014 collection.

  NARS Summer 2014 Collection

Introducing NARS Summer 2014 collection: (right, clockwise) Libertango Nail Polish  - Geranium ($30), Iraklion Soft Touch Shadow Pencil – smoky rose quartz ($38), Malacca Single Eyeshadow – iridescent peacock($38), Baalbek Eye Paint – bronze($40), Tropical Princess Duo Eyeshadow – neon lemon lime and icy lavender($50), Lost Coast Duo Eyeshadow – golden pewter and lilac snow ($50), Hot Sand Illuminator – peach champagne ($45).

NARS Summer 2014 Collection

A quick swatch of the Tropical Princess Duo Eyeshadow featuring bright neon lemon lime and icy lavender shades. Pop colours for the summer? Definitely.

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Fash-Review: Pencil Eyeliners from Sephora Singapore

#THEHAUTELINE is here! I received a box of liquid and pencil eye liners from Sephora Singapore *jaw drops* which include 17 hottest eye liners from Lancome, tarte cosmetics, stila cosmetics, Dior, Marc Jacobs, Urban Decay, benefit and Sephora. Honestly, I don’t even know where to start. Let’s start by reviewing the pencil eye liners.

Fash-Review: Pencil Eyeliners from Sephora Singapore

#THEHAUTELINE: It’s time to put these 17 eye liners available at Sephora Singapore to the test!

Fash-Review: Pencil Eyeliners from Sephora Singapore

Let’s start with these pencil eyeliners!

Fash-Review: Pencil Eyeliners from Sephora Singapore

Fash-Review: 

Shu Uemura Drawing Pencil in M Green Blk 02 - I love how smooth this pencil eye liner glides and the colour is intense. You don’t need to draw your eyes twice! I find it very easy to blend all over my eye lids for an overall colour. Surprisingly, I find this shade very wearable. Best of all, it is long-lasting without having to use a primer. RATING: 7 / 10

tarte Skinny SmolderEYES™ Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Moonstone Brown - This is one of my favourites! The colour is rich and simply gorgeous for my skin tone. I love how easy it is to apply this  eye liner – it is the smoothest of all the pencil eye liners. You can use the other end to soften your eye liner. I had to use a primer beforehand as the first time I used it, I ended up with smudges around the bottom lash line. Otherwise, this is my favourite – hands down!

Lancome Khôl Hypnôse Waterproof in 01 Noir / 02 Brun - This long-lasting Khôl Hypnôse Waterproof is water resistant, which is great. I didn’t suffer any smudges at all. It wasn’t as precise as I had to redraw my lash line a few times. I love its intense colour and creamy texture which are great to create smokey eyes.

SEPHORA Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof in 01 Black Lace / 09 Girls Night Out Gold – Alright, I broke the tip of 01 Black Lace almost immediately. Talk about first impressions! However, I love the face that it is long lasting and waterproof. For its price-point, this is an affordable eye liner that does its job. There are so many other colours that you can experiment  with. Unfortunately, gold eye liners just don’t work for my skin tone.

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2014 Summer Fashion & Beauty Essentials

Summer is HERE! As the temperature rises, bring out your bikinis, sunblock and sunglasses – because things are beginning to heat up in Singapore. What do you need? We love our sun dresses and bikinis but don’t forget your beauty needs (who wants dark spots and pigmentation problems?!). Here are my 2014 summer fashion and beauty essentials to stay cool and chic:

Agent Provocateur Bikinis

It’s time to bring sexy back with Agent Provocateur bikinis. I instantly fell in love with the Mazzy Bikini & Lexxi Bikini. Can you blame me?

Topshop Summer 2014

Packing for your summer holiday? Don’t forget the Topshop Tropical Print Jumpsuit by Boutique (£120.00) and Topshop Straw Circle Brim Floppy Hat (£28.00). Simply irresistible!

Shiseido UV Protective Foundations

These Shiseido UV Protective Foundations in Liquid, Compact & Stick are water-proof and sweat-proof and promise to last all day! Tried and tested, this is my favourite go-to foundations for this sweltering summer.

2014 Summer Essentials - Sunblock

The key is never leave home without your sunblock – whether it’s summer or not. I’m completely sold with the new Bioderma Photoderm MAX Dry Touch SPF 50+ UVA 36 (S$44.90), Bioderma Photoderm SPOT SPF 50+ UVA 38 (S$44.50) and Lancome UV Expert Ultimate XL UV Protection BB Complete SPF50+++ (S$80).

SK-II Whitening Power Spots Specialist and Whitening Spots Care and Brighten Day Cream

Before applying your sunblock and makeup, we need to fight our underlying problems – melanin production before our dark spots appear! Add this to your skincare routine: SK-II Whitening Power Spots Specialist (S$176 – 30ml, S$258 – 50ml, S$339 – 75ml ) and SK-II Whitening Spots Care & Brighten Day Cream (S$167).

Fash-Review: Lancôme Lip Lover

Let’s fall in love again with the new Lancôme Lip Lover from the In Love range. This is the lip-lover’s (like literally) dream come true. Lip Lover is a triple threat with its winning combination of Rouge In Love‘s lipstick versatility, Gloss In Love‘s light-catching gloss and Baume in Love‘s moisturizing balm. This new hybrid formula combines refined colour effects, “made-to-measure” shine and lasting comfort for every occasion and mood. Explore the 18 awesome shades split into two families:

Basic Chic Shades: Built around the theme of pink, all girls can’t deny the basics from pink-beige to rosewood.
Creative Chic Shades: For the wild child in you, enjoy 8 pop shades from sparkling coral, raspberry and deep purple.

If you can’t decide which shades to try and buy, check out the star shades from this range:

333 Rose Attrape-cœur: A delicate peony pink guaranteed to win hearts.
355 Framboise Étoile: A ripe raspberry shade, for delectably irresistible lips.
337 Lip Lover: A radiant fuchsia you can’t help falling in love with…

Fash-Review: I’m in love with Lancôme Lip Lover! After a 12-hr day, my Lip Lover survived lunch (without re-application), tea break as well as a long day of talking. It certainly gives the pay-off of a rouge but shines like a lip gloss. Well, it’s less shiny by the end of the day but the colour pigments held on strong! Lip Lover is very easy to apply and a good size to carry around in your purse. It’s hard to pick and choose my favourite shade but I’ve been a big fan of the 355 Framboise Étoile, as it is truly versatile and I love the colour!

Priced at S$40, Lancôme Lip Lover will be launched tomorrow at Sephora and islandwide on May 15th. You can now reserve your favourite shades via this site: http://lancomesg.com/lip_lover/ and you will receive an extra beauty gift with every purchase of Lip Lover at Sephora ION Orchard (either a khol pencil + Genifique deluxe size or mascara in deluxe size). Hurry and order and head down to Sephora tomorrow!

Lancôme Lip Lover

The beautiful, rising Hollywood starlet Lily Collins is the new face of Lancôme Lip Lover.

Lancôme Lip Lover

Available in 18 shades, all colours are very versatile and wearable: (from top, left) 313 Rose Ballet, 314 Casse-Noisette, 316 Rose Attrape-cœur, 318 Abricot Tango, 320 Ambre Arabesque, 321 Rose Contre-temps, 332 Beige Adage, 333 Rose des Nymphes, 334 Corail Cabriole,  338 Rose des Cygnes, 336 Orange Manège, 337 Lip Lover, 339 Fuschia Attitude, 351 Pas de Prune, 353 Rose Gracieuse, 355 Framboise Étoile, 356 Belle de Rouge and 357 Bouquet Final.

Lancôme Lip Lover

Lucky me, I have the chance to try six Lancôme Lip Lover shades.

Lancôme Lip Lover

All you need to do is press this tiny button to release the applicator.

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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!

image: Fash-Eccentric

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.

Dior Christmas 2013: Golden Winter

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

Lancôme Blush Rose Désir

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.
Lancôme Teint Visionnaire Skin Correcting Makeup Duo
I’m using Lancôme Teint Visionnaire Skin Correcting Makeup Duo in P-02.