Friday, April 24, 2015

Giorgio Armani Eye Tints 4 Emeraude and 7 Shadow

It was only time before I got my hands on these eye tints. I totally love cream eye products. It was very unusual for me, instead of getting neutrals I went for Emeraude and Shadow. In fact the online swatches are totally irresistible. 

Emeraude unblended
Emeraude blended
Completed eye look

These are very pigmented and come with a flocked applicator. I don't use the applicator because it gives way too much product. I use my eye shadow brush to pick up pigment and apply close to my lash line then blend upwards. They dry down very fast, so blend quickly. I have tried applying powdered eye shadow over these eye tints with great success. Emeraude gives my dark eye shadows an extra dimension. These are crease and smudge proof and they wear well on me the entire day.

Between Emeraude and Shadow I love Emeraude more. It is a complex blackened green, Shadow doesn't get much love from me because I was hoping for a taupey shade, instead it is a grey with lilac which doesn't sit so well with my skin tone.

I will be showing you the neutrals in the next post. Yup I went and ordered more the moment I tried these two. I can only say that the neutrals are so much easier to work with because they are lighter in shade.

In conclusion, the dark colours are gorgeous but may be little tricky to apply because they dry down really fast. I can't really blend it as much as I would like to unlike my Tom Ford cream shadows which are so easy to blend. That being said, they are totally smudge proof and crease proof which makes it a total yay for me.

USD $38

Ratings: Emeraude 4 lipsticks Shadow 3+ lipsticks

Monday, April 20, 2015

Addiction Lipstick 013 Desert Rose

I really wanted to try an Addiction lipstick but the last time around while I was in Japan I think I was so overwhelmed by the other Addiction products that I could not decide which colour to get. I was probably afraid I would cart the whole store back home to Singapore with me.

So now that I was back in Singapore and I have ample time to do my research and choose I decided to get a easy o wear shade in Desert Rose. I am so lucky to have enablers who are willingly to feed my addiction for Addiction. 

There are two finishes for the Addiction Lipstick range, P for pearl finish and S for sheer finish. Desert Rose is a sheer finish. 

Addiction also has another line of lipstick called Lipstick Pure that features vivid colour. There are 8 shades.

That being said, I don't find the shade range incredibly exciting for me. There are altogether 13 shades available, however, I don't see any colours that is getting me hot and bothered if you know what I mean. Maybe Elvissa Dream or Super Woman.

The packaging is a no nonsense sleek black casing that clicks shut. In line with the entire make up range. 

Desert Rose is a sheer medium warm rose shade that enlivens my face subtly. It is fast becoming my number choice lipstick to wear for work because it is work appropriate and matches well with my entire look. It is very natural looking and very wearable. Slap on and go kind of lipstick. It is emollient and moisturising with the right amount of slip. It is not particularly long lasting but it wears well and reapplies beautifully each time.

3024 yen

Ratings: 5 lipsticks

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tom Ford Lips and Boys 28 Cooper

Here is my final review of the Tom Ford's Lips and Boys collection, Cooper.

Copper on the far left
Copper is a bright fuchsia pink shade. It can be amped up if you apply more. 
Single application

Double application

Here is a comparison with Francesco. Honestly you don't need both. To my eyes, Copper is slightly more toned down as compared to Francesco.

Left to right: Francesco and Copper
Here are all my Lips and Boys.

Left to right: Francesco, Copper, Cary, Didier, James, Michael and Alejandro
Ratings: 4+ lipsticks

Sunday, April 5, 2015

15th Wedding Anniversary

I'm really sorry I haven't been writing but out of respect for the passing of our founding father Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, I decided to keep silent. I was too sad to post anything on my Instagram or here. 

While we were celebrating our wedding anniversary we were also watching the news and hoping he would recover but it was no meant to be. Dear sir, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for what you have given to us.

Hubs decided that we would celebrate with a bigger bang this year since we were so busy that totally forgot to celebrate last year. We checked into Amara Sanctuary. Gorgeous villa but it was a pity about the service which didn't quite match up to the lovely place.

Other than having a day of alone couple time, we got DS to join us so we could enjoy his school vacation too. We wandered around Sentosa and did boy things.

We were at Fort Siloso to learn a little bit of our history and got to play two rounds of laser tag. It was fun to chase after DS and shoot at him.

Posing under an old school bus stop

We also hung around (get it???) at the Mega Zip and did an awesome zip line. I was very sure DS would chicken out but he bravely went through with it and enjoyed himself.