I’m not the kind of makeup lover who rips open new purchases immediately. Often, I like to savour their packaging, pristine appearance and newness, before keeping them for future stash shopping. This usually makes for a makeup lift – a surprise always turns up when I go through my collection. However, since the year began, I’ve uncharacteristically opened more than a few newly-purchased items…and relished every moment of it~!
So, what have I opened?
- Daiso D Makeup Corrector
I haven’t tried it on my face yet but this twist-up clear pencil containing beeswax is a neat idea for makeup correction.
- Daiso Eyelash Curler
The hinge on the handles allow them to go much wider than standard curlers. I imagine that this would be good for people with deep-set eyes. I have flatter eyes so I don’t extend them all the way. They give a very decent curl for S$2!
I love how firm the dome is; it gives me great delight to swirl my brushes on it. The gorgeous mélange of colours is a joy to look at, as well.
Fasio Hyper Stay Shock Free Curl Long and Curl Volume Mascaras in 001 Black
Newly opened, I’m sure they will impress as much as their predecessor, Power-Stay 3D+ Air Tech, which I took to Bangkok.
- Fasio Gradation Deep Eyes in I-8
The pewter is perfect as a smokey-eye lid shade, as well as an eyeliner. It transforms charcoal and brown eye pencils, imparting a touch of the modern and the unique to otherwise ordinary liners.
- Jill Stuart Jelly Eye Color in 02 Gemstone Green
Sparkly goodness! This complex green with its copious amount of multi-dimensional shimmer will thrill anyone with a penchant for twinkly makeup.
- Kesalan Patharan Powder Eyebrow in #2
A staple for my brows, both colours in this brow duo complement my Asian skin and dark hair. They also allow me to create varying brow hues and intensities.
A stunning smokey-eye palette that is absolutely easy to wear!
- Lise Watier Couleur Folle (Loose Powder Eyeshadow – Mineral) in Folie Or Blanc
The pigments from this line are amazing when foiled.
- Lise Watier Rouge Sublime Lipstick in Coco
A gift from MEMMU 2008, this is a pretty plum shade.
- Majolica Majorca Honey Pump Gloss in BE211
A great your-lips-but-better nude gloss. I really like how it hugs the lips and adds shine to them.
- Naris Up Cosmetics Eye Color Base
This was a surprise find at John Little. Don’t be fooled by the darkness of the colour – it is a true nude and almost translucent. I like how easy it is to use and how it keeps my eyeshadows true.
- Shiseido Integrate Pencil Eyes in BK981 and BR691
Aside from Make Up For Ever Pearly Waterproof Eye Shadow Pencils, I love these fatty pencils from Integrate. Waterproof, pigmented and smooth, they are excellent on the lid, lash lines and waterlines!
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
It was so hard to get this in Singapore but thanks to more makeup kindness, I was able to own it. Fully deserving of its accolades, I especially like how it brings out the delicate glimmer of Make Up Store’s Micro Shadow in Sunbreeze – the shadow looks beautifully diaphanous over it.
Delving into these new things brought a certain joy and I look forward to seeing more lovelies – new and old – on the loose. Stash shopping, here I come! ;)