21 Beauty Buys from Watsons

March 5, 2009
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21 Beauty Buys from Watsons

During a recent jaunt to Watsons, I saw a slew of posters proclaiming the celebration of its 21st anniversary this year. I didn’t know they’d been around for this long! The store has come a long way. A [...]

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What I Took to Bangkok | Part III

February 26, 2009
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What I Took to Bangkok | Part III

What comes after Part I and Part II? Part III, of course…and the last bit of this little Makeup-for-Bangkok trip that you took with me! :) 14. iPSA Versatile Powder S in 504 An old favourite, this soft [...]

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EOTD | Jill Stuart Seductive Eyes in Sensual Fairy

February 25, 2009
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EOTD | Jill Stuart Seductive Eyes in Sensual Fairy

As beautiful as this palette looks, I’m not terribly fond of it because the silver is a tad too glittery for me, although it creates a pretty sparkle on the eye. In addition, the purple is quite a [...]

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MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade vs Etude Marbleade Baked Blush in #3

February 25, 2009
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MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade vs Etude Marbleade Baked Blush in #3

Some time back, Yumeko requested comparison swatches of MAC Lightscapade and Etude Marbleade Baked Blush in #3. Here they are, at last! Lightscapade is a soft white with extremely subtle pink and lavender tones. It is softer than [...]

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What I Took to Bangkok | Part II

February 9, 2009
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What I Took to Bangkok | Part II

My apologies for having taken so long with this promised post. I was sidetracked by other things but it was always at the back of my head; the need to write it gnawing at me! Besides tools and [...]

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NARS Cupcakes!

February 8, 2009
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NARS Cupcakes!

These adorable cupcakes fashioned after NARS products convey such a sense of makeup whimsy! Created by Dots Treats Cupcakes, these makeup confections were specially baked for a NARS Cosmetics event at a South Florida Neiman Marcus store. How [...]

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Makeup Mail: Eyeko Cream

February 7, 2009
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Makeup Mail: Eyeko Cream

When Kimoko told me about Eyeko Cream and the free international shipping offered by the UK-based store, I ordered a jar in a flash. Considering its mostly positive reviews on Makeup Alley, £5 price tag and generous 38 [...]

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Makeup Mail | Skindinävia Makeup Finishing Sprays

January 23, 2009
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Makeup Mail | Skindinävia Makeup Finishing Sprays

When I read a rave review of Skindinävia* makeup finishing sprays written by a dear friend, I knew at once that I had to try them. Not only is Nancy the proprietress of Make Me Smooth, that fine [...]

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Ready, SET, Glow! | Face | Part III of III: Other Types of Base-Setting Makeup

January 21, 2009
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Ready, SET, Glow! | Face | Part III of III: Other Types of Base-Setting Makeup

You are reading Part III: Other Types of Base-Setting Makeup Part I: Face/Foundation Primers Part II: Fix Sprays Other Types of Base-Setting Makeup What? Moisturisers are a good alternative to primer-specific products. Skin-smoothing creams containing hyaluronic acid work [...]

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Ready, SET, Glow! | Face | Part II of III: Fixing Sprays

January 20, 2009
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Ready, SET, Glow! | Face | Part II of III: Fixing Sprays

You are reading Part II: Fix Sprays Part I: Face/Foundation Primers Part III: Other Types of Base-Setting Makeup Fixing Sprays What? Fixing sprays (also known as fixers) come in spray bottles that impart refreshing mists. A spritz can [...]

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Ready, SET, Glow! | Face | Part I of III: Face/Foundation Primers

January 20, 2009
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Ready, SET, Glow! | Face | Part I of III: Face/Foundation Primers

You are reading Part I: Face/Foundation Primers Part II: Fix SpraysPart III: Other Types of Base-Setting Makeup MAC certainly chose the right words to name their pre-makeup products. I might not use MAC Prep + Prime all the [...]

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