These are a few makeup products released lately that have caught my interest. I would really love to get my hands on the to try.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
By now you should know I adore UD eye pencils. They are indeed waterproof and smudgeproof. With the addition of my MUFE eye seal, I have managed to get the colours stay almost as fresh as when I put them on in the morning. (That is no mean feat!) I just wish I could collect all of them! UD produces some really stunning shades. You can check out my UD eye pencils here and here.
Eldorado is the gold pencil I have been looking for. It is a nice bright gold, the bright gold I wished Honey (another UD eye pencil) to be.
Eldorado on the far left. Honey in the middle and my Korres gold eye pencil on the right. Korres eye pencil is a nice light gold but pales in performance when compared with UD.
Strangely enough you can't find Honey on the UD website anymore.
I have been using UD pencils as shadows too. They blend well with powder eye shadows. UD pecils are versatile, look out for their sets, they make wonderful gifts for your gal friends.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
I love these FF discounts, this is the time I stock up on gifts for friends. This is a gift for someone so unfortunaely no swatches but lots of picture porn.
I really like the graphics on the palette, really edgy. I like that it is also found inside.
Urban Decay palettes are one of the most effordable and useful. It comes packed with other essentials like the mini Primer Potion and the universal 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero. The colours are very pigmented and soft. You can never go wrong with a palette from UD. This costs USD$30, I bought it at USD$21, SGD$30.45. I can't help jumping with pleasure at the savings I made.
There is enough shades for a more neutral look but Mildew, Flash and Painkiller really adds a dash of colour. So what do you think?
Saturday, May 8, 2010
De-Slick also contains powerful temperature control technology, which keeps your makeup from melting down when it’s warm and humid, and dehydrating when its cold and windy. Simply mist on before, and again after, your beauty routine to prevent loss of color, melting, sliding, excess shine, fading eyeshadow and lip color disappearance. AND it’s formulated to resist moisture, so you can fearlessly sweat, cry, or get your Jacuzzi on... while your makeup remains looking just-applied.
This seemingly weird extra step suddenly becomes the one step you can’t do without. Backed by years of science, De-Slick is simply unlike any other product available.
And yes, its allergy tested, dermatologist tested, vegan, cruelty free, and free of oil, parabens, and fragrance.
Tips: • Shake it! Before use. • Sweep it! (In an “X” and “T” formation) Across face to evenly distribute mist over eyes, cheeks, lips. • Spray it! Holding bottle about 6-8” from face.
Fill Weight: 118 mL e 4.0 US fl oz.
Well the bottle comes with a pump. For the initial use I had to pump quite a few times before product came out. I was worried that I was stuck with a faulty pump. I used this just before applying my foundation. Keeping it almost an arm's distance away I tilted my face upwards and sprayed the mist downwards. This way I catch all the mists and hopefully do not cause much wastage. After all makeup is applied I sprayed it once more. The mist is transparent and fine. It takes only a few seconds for eveything to dry up.
If you know about Singapore weather lately, it is sweltering. The humidity is the worst, there is no way your makeup stays on in this weather. I don't work in a air conditioned environment during the first half of the day. So I'm stuck somewhere in a room where the breeze is non-existence. I sweat tons! Sweat trickle down me. It is that horrible. For the next half of the day I run around in an air-conditioned place unfortunately the air-conditioners broke down yesterday. My god it was terrible! (There is a point to this story, hang in there with me!)
I had my makeup on at 6.30 a.m. My work day lasted till 5 p.m. I sat down with my colleague and was looking into the mirror. I had no chance to fix my makeup the whole day, not even to blot and you know what? My makeup looked as good as new except for some eye smudging. I wasn't oily at all. My blush was still fresh! This thing works so well!!! At night I used it for a night out. I even skipped my loose powder step. Everything stayed put without any oiliness at all. Girls you have to go get this!
Ratings: 5+ lipsticks
Friday, May 7, 2010
My eagerly awaited Urban Decay haul came in this week. Yipee! I made use of the 30% Friends and Family discount to get some gifts and stuff for myself.
I bought the Shadow Pony eye palette, Eldorado 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil, the Hall of Fame set and the De-slick Oil Control Facial Spray. And guess how much I paid for all these goodies. SGD$100. It was USD$69.30. I think it is a really good deal.
I was inspired by Beauty On The Way who did the most beautful EOTD with Ransom and Peach from the Urban Decay Deluxe Palette. I tried it out this morning and garnered me many compliments today. By the way, this was taken at the end of my word day which lasted like 9 hours.
Other than using Peach and Ransom and I also used Flipside and Ransome 24/7 Glide-on eye pencil.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
My favourite eye brow pencil finally gave up on me. I have used it to a stub and it broke. It was too short to get the SA at Shu Uemura to sharpen. For a few days, I was actually using the broken portion to draw my eye brows, how pathetic is that! I gave in and bought a new one together with the eye lash curler because I had mine for almost 3 years now. Time to change to a new one.
I really love these two items. I will continue buying them because for me there are no other replacements.
The eye lash curler fits the curve of my eyes perfectly. I get a perfect curl everytime. I use this everyday whether I am applying mascara or not. My lashes have evenutally become curlier over constant usage.
Unfortunately, Shu Uemura doesn't sell replacement pads. The way the SA explained it to me, by the time you use up the two pads provided, your curler wouldn't be able to do a good job anymore and it is time to replace it. When I used the new one today, I did notice that my lashes curled better than normal.
This the the perfect pencil for brows. I believe it is because of the shape of the pencil to makes it easy to draw brows naturally. It is a bother to go back to the counter to have it sharpened but I find that it is worth the effort
I love going for manicures and pedicures but I'm awfully careless with my hands. My nail polish gets chipped really quickly. I love glittery stuff so this caught my eye.
I was hoping to get the multi coloured glitter version but seems that I have bought the wrong bottle. Sigh! Anyway this is how it looks.
Not really that interesting huh? I think it goes better with a dark base, what do you think?
Monday, May 3, 2010
After finding a tool to help me put on fake lashes, I've been hunting for a decent pair of lashes that aren't overly dramatic and unnatural. I don't know why but the lashes at Sasa just look too much for me.
I can't wait to test them out. John Little is a drugstore makeup heaven. There are so many cute and interesting bibs and bobs of makeup. They sold many versions of the lash applicator thingamajig. Ardell has a version that sells for about $5. There was another, couldn't remember the name that sold for $12.
I couldn't help myself and picked up a glittery nail polish.