Beauty Haul 001

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YSL Fushion Ink Cushion Foundation

First and foremost, can we pause and admire the black & gold packaging? Gorgeous ain’t it?

I tested the product on my whole face at the counter and on first impression, the coverage is very sheer and the product needs to be set with a powder else it will move. I was wearing my spectacles that day and noticed the foundation (without powder) shifting at the nose bridge area .

This foundation comes in 6 shades and the shade number 60 (the darkest shade) is the best suited for my skin. The product blends easily and from what I have seen, the foundation does not oxidize. As for the scent, it does not smell of perfume nor is it overpowering.

I still need to try this product a few more times before concluding if I love it or not. By the way, this product costs $88 and $58 for the refill itself.

Chanel Natural Finish Loose Powder

While at the Chanel counter, I asked for the lady to recommend me their translucent loose powder and this was what she recommended. The packaging itself is super huge (1 oz) and it costs $77. I believe this is one of those products that will take forever to finish.

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua

At $78, this is probably my fifth bottle only that this time I decided to change the shade to slightly darker color. I kind of am addicted to the scent of this foundation and how it feels on my skin. Easy to blend, long wearing and does not necessarily require any powder to set. Definitely a staple.

Burberry Hydrating Lip Color

I recently got their matte lipstick in Damson and loved how long wearing and hydrating it is on my lips. I also love the magnetic clasps and engraving on the product. Been looking for the shade Oxblood for a while and finally found it in stock at Tangs. Apa lagi, belilah!

NARS Bronzing Powder

Lately, I have been into contouring and so I decided to give this bronzer a try. It looks almost matte but has some gold reflex. This product is priced at $63.
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Let me know if you’d like me to review any of these products. 🙂

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Make up done with everything featured in this post. Photo taken approx. 6hours after application. Only lipstick have been touched up.

ll Pictures in this post taken with Leica D-Lux 109

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Beauty Picks 027 : Stila Shape & Shade Custom Contour Duo

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I have been obsessed with contouring for the past year and this is my go to contouring base. At first, I was confused as to what to use to apply this creamy product. Firstly, I tried using my fingers and blending it with a beauty blender. The outcome was so so. Then I tried using a kabuki brush straight but wasn’t impressed with how it turned out. Recently I discovered my elf stippling brush in my make up stash and decided to try applying with it. I loved how the brush picks just enough amount of cream and blending it made blending easy. ❤

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One thing I need to warn you is that this product will require a lot of practice before getting it to look right. I’d suggest using a stippling brush like I do. I have the one in the shade deep and the darkest shade is perfect for my tanned skin. I’d use this on top of my liquid foundation and after setting it with a setting powder, I’d use my bronzer on top before spritzing some setting spray to lock everything in.

Love love this product and I don’t see myself finishing this product anytime soon. A little goes a loooooooooonnnnng way.

ll Pictures in this post taken with Leica D-Lux 109

Beauty Picks 026 : Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation

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This is a different kind of post. The reason why I picked this product is because I do not like it. At all.

It took me 2/3 of the product to confirm that I do not like it. I went to Bobbi Brown counter to look for a lightweight foundation (similar to my Vitalumere Aqua foundation) and this was one of their recommendation.

Why I dislike this product you may ask? It is light and feels neutral on my skin BUT it oxidizes onto a darker shade which accentuate my tanned skin more. I am pretty tanned now and having this product on makes it worst.

I actually mentioned this to a friend and she too agrees that bobbi brown foundation oxidizes to a darker shade than what you had on initially. Anyone out there face the same problem?

Beauty Picks 025 : Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

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This was a highly raved product and I specifically requested a friend of mine to go on a haunt for this when she was in Australia. Behold, my review of this wonderful palette.IMG_5681

This palette contains 3.3g of dim light, incandescent light and radiant light.

Dim light is very glowy and not sparkly/glittery. Hourglass promises that this shade will blur imperfections and highlight true complexion. I’d normally slap this shade all over the centre of my face. Very pretty please! You can totally tell the difference. It makes your skin more glowy and youthful.

Incandescent light is the lightest of the three while radiant light is very bronzed. I’d use both these glittery shade together to highlight the highest point of my cheek and brow. Although I use the word glittery here, don’t be mistaken, the glitter is very subtle and still beautiful.

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I find myself constantly reaching for this product and loving it more each day. ❤

Go get one for yourself and you’ll understand what I mean.

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Taken under natural sunlight. So pretty right?!

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Left to right : Dim Light, Incandescent Light and Radiant Light

ll Pictures in this post taken with Leica D-Lux 109

 

Beauty Picks 024 : Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani

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The UD l Gwen Stefanie eyeshadow pallet houses 15 gorgeously packed eyeshadows. Don’t even get me started on the packaging. It is so sleek and sophisticated looking that I’m sure made most ladies fall in love with it!

IMG_4997All except three of the eyeshadows are of neutral shades. The three eyeshadows are light pink (harajuku), blue (danger) and gold (1987).  It is also convenient to have the matte black shade (blackout) included inside the pallet.

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My favorite shades are punk (reddish matte brown), baby (metallic champaign), anaheim (neutral matte brown) and zone (matte brown).

My verdict on this pallet is that it is worth the money as it carries a lot of neutral matte and metallic shades that one will need. Plus point would be the gorgeous and sturdy packaging!

ll Pictures in this post taken with Leica D-Lux 109

Beauty Picks 023 : Lipstick #3

This seemed like a yearly ritual where I’d rummage through my beauty collection and slap lots of lipsticks on my lips and take picture of them. Then I’d glue myself in front of my iMac, open up photoshop and try to smudge off my stache. #truestory

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First in line, we have Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in 015 Barcelona Nights. Can we pause for a moment and stare at the beautiful packaging?! Such a beauty!

Opaqueness of the color on your lips depends on the layers you apply. The pigment is true to that you see from outside the packaging. The product is slightly scented and is a little bit sticky. This shade in particular is very beautiful and because its a stain, it stays on pretty damn long.

ll Photos in this post taken with Leica D-Lux 109

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Beauty Picks 022 : Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic


Got these two shadow sticks from Make Up For Ever around mid last year and I’m obsessed! Beauty gurus have been raving about MUFE waterproof eyeshadow pots and this is similar but more hygienic. No more poking your fingers into the pots. They’re pretty easy to blend but once they set, they will not budge. Pretty awesome I’d say. I got two shades from the range. They’re ME-80 (pinkish purple) and S-60 (matte brown). The ME-80 has a slight metallic sheen on it. Not too crazy looking. Another best thing about this product is you need not sharpen them and they’re travel friendly! This product is definitely a make up bag staple!

ll Pictures in this post taken with Leica D-Lux 109