Summer is coming to an end but there are no four seasons in Singapore, hence we go through Summer all year round with occasional rain. Ive been sporting the same look lately, due to my recent obsession with red lips. Many of my friends have been asking the products I've been using and here are my current favorite products.
Elizabeth Arden Sunlit Bronze Beauty Kit
The eyeshadows in this sleek palette lean more to the neutral side. The pigments are sheer but buildable. Depending on how you use them
MAC Mineralize Blush Duo - Sun & Moon
My first MAC cosmetic, and I have been using it with every chance I get! Shucks, I hope I don't finish it up so soon, since these beauties are limited edition and I'm not forking hundred over dollars for a product that's ridiculously marked up! Some girls even bought multiple items just to make quick bucks from those who weren't able to get them in stores. I can't tolerate such shameful behavior! o(>_<)o
Many find Sun & Moon too shimmery but it depends on how you balanced the two colors. I prefer to swatch the peachy brown and pinkish gold separately on the back of my hand, then use a brush to swirl colors together before applying on my face.
L'OREAL Color Riche Made for Me Lipstick in Burning Rose
I'm currently obsessed with red lips lately. Thinking that I will never ever walk out of the house with red lips, I stupidly gave one of a raspberry shade away few months ago. By the time I had decided to get Elizabeth Arden's Red Door Red, it's already SOLD-OUT!! I'm looking for chili red and this is the closest one I have in my collection. The rest I have are of darker, deep currant colors, far from the sultry lips I was looking for. (つд⊂) Fortunately, my friends said I pulled off red lips well, PHEW! Hopefully I don't look whorish (lol)
Lancôme L'Absolu Crème De Brillance in Rose Mythique
The Lancôme team called this lipgloss + balm - it really moisturizes your lips and isn't sticky like Juicy Tubes and your regular glosses. It is extremely pigmented and can be used without wearing any lipstick. Rose Mythique is cherry red with tinges of golden shimmer. I use this on top of Burning Rose sometimes to give my lips more dimension. Heh, 3D is gaining popularity these days, so might as well join in. But I don't support 3D movies, they are too gimmicky and ruins the pleasure of movie-viewing. (Note: I did not wear this as depicted in the photo above)
Bourjois Healthy Mix Correcting Concealer
I own many concealers but I keep coming back to this one - it has the desired consistency to use on my undereye area and the creamy texture has a good coverage! Plus, it has a fruity smell! Previously I have been using ZA's concealer but the formula is too dry and accentuate the 'forming' wrinkles under my eyes. But it has a really good coverage, better than Bourjois. The reason why I didn't include it in the photo is because it has formed legs! I swear my cosmetics love taking strolls and it must have walked all the way back to Japan by now! (TωT)
Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Powder Foundation
This is the must-have mineral foundation if you want that subtle glow. Whenever I meet up with my friends, they would ask me why I'm glowing (lol) If you must know, I normally use this with just a simple concealer underneath. No piling on loose powder as this foundation does double duty. It doesn't cake, nor do I need to touch up every often.
I hope you have enjoyed my long-winded commentary. Feel free to share your must-haves, and thank you for reading☆
- Jul 29 Thu 2010 17:23