While there’s no such thing as your perfect nude or wrong nude (I’m talking about make up, guys), some neutral palettes and proper bold matte lipstick blends well with one’s skin tone and makes you go “Oh wow, I look expensive” or for me its “boy, do I look grown-up” – which is the kind of look I’m going after. Not that I don’t look like my age (hint: fishing for compliments) but sometimes I just want to look different…the one that actually says “yes-I-do-have-make-up-on” kind of different.
So without further talking about my first world problems, I present to you my new favorite nude liquid lipstick:
Guerlain Intense Liquid Matte Charming Beige shade
creamy like a gloss and pigmented like a lipstick, with a stunning matte finish
This is my first Guerlain make up that just made me SGD50 poorer.
Guerlain’s formula is based on hyaluronic acid and tiger grass extract that ensure lips remain smooth amidst the matte-ness.
I super love this shade and how it doesn’t make my lips flake or dry out.
Yet another first for me is the brand Zoeva.
Zoeva Caramel Melange Palette
I never truly had a proper bold nude make up palette because I always buy them in single shades. I am not too adventurous when it comes to eyeshadow because I always feel that well-drawn eyebrows and lipstick together can do the magic. So a moment of silence for my first ever eyeshadow set please.
In celebration of my blog-versary and of all things nice and beautiful, I’m giving away new 10ml each – Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream.
This is open to existing subscribers, first time blog visitors or random passersby who have no idea how on earth they’ve stumbled upon this blog 😛
Lured by positive reviews coming from skincare enthusiasts and some local celebrities in Instagram, I finally hit the Add To Cart button and have these PH-based magic creams delivered to my Singapore address. As a longtime user of Korean skincare products, it’s nice to stumble upon a much raved about skincare brand made from my motherland, the Philippines.
Enter Lily’s Touch Miracle Cream
I’ve become a loyal user of Korean Skincare products for quite a while now especially after having tried their cult essence – Missha Time Revolution line. My experience with Korean skincare brands and their famous 7-step routine have been positive so please know it wasn’t an easy decision to take a break from the intricate K- regimen.
Why the switch to Japanese brand SK-II?
I have to admit that SK-II’s retargeting ads were very effective. I have used Pitera before but this time they’ve introduced a latest breakthrough in a new oil form combined with its sake-based Pitera essence.
3 to 4 customized, multi-channel retargeting ads at 3 impressions per day later, I was finally convinced to hop on the Japanese skincare journey.
It was also my way of giving my skin a break from the usual 7-10 step routine to a much simpler one for a good 6 months as of this writing.
Here are my Top SK-II holy grail products:
1. Facial Treatment Essence – Pitera Power
SK-II’s skincare products revolve around the main patented ingredient – Pitera. With its waterlike consistency, it is said to be rich in amino acids and vitamins that encourage skin rejuvenation and new cell turnover. I apply this twice a day after cleansing and it gets absorbed into my skin very quickly.
I’m not really a fan of powder blushes because they usually don’t last as long as liquids and somehow don’t look natural on me. For years I have been using Benetint cheek stain that gives off a very natural, rosy flush radiance without looking like a clown.
Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain
After applying CC cream, I dab the tint on my cheekbones and blend with my index finger (no buffing brush) to create a naturally sheer look.
You mean hormonal zits? Of course I do get those occasional & stubborn breakouts that are so hard to tame. I finally convinced myself to try Mario Badescu’s drying cream and to keep it short I am so glad that it works!
How To Use:
Dab small amount onto clusters of affected areas until product blends into skin. Do not apply around the eye area.
I apply it on the combat area overnight and the next morning the pesky pimple have shrunk. The mark usually goes away after a week. I have a lot to thank this cream for!
Hello jawline hormonal zit, meet the sorcery in Mario Badescu.
ah the wonders of science (and sulfur?)
Mario Badescu drying cream is available in Sephora priced at only SGD26.
P.S. I’ve also included Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing gel in my facial wash routine but I’ve yet to see what it does to my skin.
Thanks ladies. Stay lovely and zit-free!
You guys I’m back! It’s been 3 decades since the last review my hands are old and wrinkled as I type this. What’s new in the superficial world? Hah! Make Up For Ever has recently reintroduced its own new-and-improved line of Artist Rouge Lipsticks. The line has a wide selection of the usual culprits: bold colors and nudes
Speaking of, I picked two of my main “usuals” – Nude & Neon Pink shades.
Left – Artist Rouge Creme C106 | Right – Artist Rouge Mat M203
ARTIST ROUGE CREME C106
This creamy high pigmented lipstick has a silky-smooth finish leaving no trace of tackiness. While it doesn’t really stays put for more than 3 hours, the major plus points for me, is that its formulated without the following:
which means beauty without compromise for us laaydies. I think this shade will look great on all skin tones.
This isn’t any ordinary HDB wall – it’s an instagrammable HDB wall. Also I’m wearing Artist Rouge Creme shade and carrying 40+ kilos of a human being.