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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sephora by OPI - Ocean Love Potion

Such a strange name! But it is a gorgeous colour. This goes well with my Mediterranean Escape look no? It is a teal colour, with pretty much balance green and blue, I would say at first glance it is more green than blue, but then again, when it comes to teal, I'm pretty much colour blind. So I say it is a neutral teal.

It is matte, and opaque. The brush reminds me of China Glaze, or a little Essie-ish, the point is it's thin and long. Opaque means it is full coverage in the first coat. A second coat is perfection. It dries shiny, but not blinding shine, it's just average shine level. Wear time is good, it lasts relatively long, like regular OPI nail polishes. Currently this is the only Sephora nail polish I own, I used to own Non-fat half caff, which was also one of my favourites until I found OPI Dulce de Leche. Other than the brush, everything else is OPI-ish, except here it is more expensive than OPI. I don't really understand why.

Pictures have been edited to show the most true to life colours. It's cloudy today the colour showed up way too blue. So here are the edited pictures. These look almost identical to my nails atm. 2 Coats, no top coat this time cause I got so bored and lazy when I was doing my nails.. yeah...

Friday, April 22, 2011

Mediterranean Escape

Here we go. The first look I did entirely using my fingers only. No brushes were used.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Foundation Update

Okay so I went out and got myself 2 new foundations. The Makeup Forever Face and Body, and of course, the much hyped Laura Mercier Silk Creme.

Here is just a short little update kind of review, I'll do extensive reviews later when I have more time with them.

Laura Mercier Silk Creme

Um..How should I say this...I liked the packaging, and the amount they give you (35ml and a hefty price tag, but not that bad in my opinion, it's Laura Mercier, what do you expect? A 1.5g pot pf concealer here costs like 30 bucks.) I like the foundation, but it is a bit heavy for me. I wear it by mixing it with a little bit of my toner so to thin it out, because I know Laura Mercier has really pigmented stuff. But it still goes on a little heavy. I like the finish, kind of invisible, but if someone comes close, they can definitely tell you are wearing makeup. My shade is Cream Ivory. Perfect match NC20. If you are NC15 this can be a bit dark for you. And unfortunately this is the palest shade with a yellow undertone. The same shade with a pink undertone is called Rose Ivory.

And while everyone says this is for dry skin, I think not. I think it's for normal skin. You will see patches on your face if you have dry areas, but relatively, it's not that bad. Overall, I like it, but like I said, since I regard invisibility as priority, I would say it's not my favourite.

MUFE Face & Body

I like this, I really do. It is kind of like Nars Sheer Glow to me, except it is slightly...plastic. The texture on the face, while applying it, and also after it dries, feels kind of plastic. It's not a bad thing, because it gives a glow without being sticky and overly rich. I hate the smell though, it has a slight floral fragrance, kind of reminds me of a lighter version of Pond's Cold Cream scent. I HATE the scent of Pond's Cold cream, so this is a personal preference. It's wonderful for Summer, because once it sets, it won't budge. No wet feeling on face, when you touch your face it will be dry. It will stay where it should be staying, and no pooling in pores, none of that crap. And yes, it covers pores extremely well, and it is invisible on skin. It doesn't cover everything, but like what I said with Nars Sheer Glow, it somehow makes face look flawless anyway. It will accentuate dry parts, but looks very natural. The description of it is true, this is like a second layer of skin, only better, glowier and a little plastic looking. A lovely finish. I would say this has now become one of my favourites. I find it similar to Nars Sheer Glow, only glowier. And perhaps a longer wear. (I need to more test on that.)

Here is a picture of me wearing MUFE F&B. My shade is 20, about NC 20. But if you are NC 15 or NW 15 - NW20, you could get away with it. I find it not too yellow, it's pretty neutral, with equal amount of pink and yellow (again, like Nars sheer glow Deaville.) And it covers redness really well!

There is not photo touch-up. This is me, wearing moisturizer and MUFE F&B. One layer. Applied with finger. I apologize for the unnecessary shades, I didn't even know they were on my face when I was taking the photo...

Thanks for reading guys! Have a wonderful week!


Sunday, April 10, 2011

MAC Club Feline

I hate the Burmese Beauty Quad (it was an epic MAC fail), I think you've heard enough of me on that. Here is a tutorial on how to use just one single eyeshadow called CLUB from MAC to create a feline cat-eye look, without the hassle and the price-tag of a quad (which scattered sparkle and shimmer everywhere and was chalky like hell).

Club is a duochrome VP finish shadow. It has a sheen of forest green shimmer, but the base is a very red brown. The shimmer is mostly forest green, but can appear differently under different angles. When blended out with a large blending brush, the shimmer will diffuse and only the red brown base will show.

I don't like Club much to be honest. Believe it or not it was the very first MAC eyeshadow I ever bought. At the time I only needed an eyeliner-type of eyeshadow that had a bit of oomph to it. And the MA made me buy Club. I regret it to today, though I don't really know why I don't like it. I just never reach for it.

I really need to do some stuff to my brows...

Friday, April 8, 2011

Cherry Blossom

I love cherry blossoms, and now that they are in full bloom, I decide to do this look. I wish the best upon Japan.