Saturday, June 30, 2012

Yumeko’s weekly meme #6 – makeup colors

I'm excited about this week's edition by Yumeko as it's Spring/Summer and what's more apt than COLORS?  join her if you are game :)

1. black
most of my black makeup are of eyeliner (Heoine Make, K-Palette & Dolly Wink) and of course mascara (Maybelline Falsies and Dolly Wink with Anna Sui curler, which I bought at Narita Airport and I think it is better than Shu Uemura's).  from MAC, I have here Blacktrack Fluidline and Prep+Prime Skin Base Visage.
then I have products in black packaging.  for those/friends who fly on Singapore Airlines, I strongly recommend that you buy this travel exclusive Lancôme La Maison palette at only S$61, which comes with 3 Ombre Absolue powder eye shadows and a powder blush.  next, the Shu Uemura Prima Palette case is simply pretty with intricate lace motif embossed on it.  I got this at Faces in Hong Kong, which is soooo much cheaper than in Singapore.

2. brown

brown is an easy one, you can't go wrong with brown.
first stop, the Urban Decay Naked palette is a must-have, which has been mentioned a gazillion times in any medium.  the Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel 547 in Bronze Rosé is versatile as a bronzer for contouring and blusher.  Illamasqua powder blusher in Ambition, which has a slight tinge of brown though some say it is muted pink-plum with gold sparkles.  Sleek blusher in Suede 921 is great for a casual look.  the Becca Beach Tint is neutral and has a very pleasant fragrance to it, it can also be applied on the lips.  this Suqqu Creamy Glow Lipstick in 16 Akanecha 茜茶 is my first Suqqu (will definitely not my last); it is a rich, creamy brown, which I prefer to apply on top of a balm or light shaded lipstick to lighten its intensity.  Paul & Joe Lipstick C in 64 is one of my fav brown/nude colors.  the Burberry Lip Glow in 01 Rosewood is one of its bestsellers.  Clarins Colour Quench Lip Balm in 08 is heavenly lip-quenching.  the Jill Stuart Eye Jelly in 10 Vintage Decor gives pretty sparkle on the lids that never fails to receive compliments from my friends.
for eyebrow, I love liquid application and the K-Palette Real Lasting Eyebrow 24h in 01, K-Palette Lasting 2Way Eyebrow 24h in 01, Esprique Liquid Eyebrow in GY002 are all my HGs.  lastly, the Lancôme Le Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner in Café is the perfect shade for lining my bottom waterline.

3. white

the Jill Stuart Loose Powder in 02 Shine is iridescent, which is better applied on the décolletage / shouders or as a highligher on the high points of the face.  the La Mer The Powder in 05 Translucent is my HG, which I apply after foundation.  thisworks Perfect Look Skin Miracle was purchased after watching numerous (and inspiring) Lisa Eldridge's YouTube video clips; it is not white but olive, and packed with all the natural goodness in a primer.  the Chanel Illuminating Makeup Base is just one of those primers that I alternate with.  for sun screen, I rely on either the Shiseido Perfect UV Protector or Clarins Day Screen (comes in 3 shades - neutral, pink and beige).  the Majolica Majorca Lash Bone Fiber (comes in white or black) is a mascara base, touted to create more definition to lashes, especially the sparse ones.  the Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in WT901 is a fantastic base as well as a highlighter on brow bone (watch how Dick Page does wonders here).  Jill Stuart Eye Jelly in 104 Satin Lingerie is a limited Christmas edition color with a tinge of pink.  I bought this Ettusais Lip Essence (infused with rose) from Tokyo and I don't remember seeing this in Singapore.  the Paul & Joe Lip Treatment Stick in 001 is also a limited edition from the Alice in Wonderland collection.  the Benefit California Kissin' lip shine is in blue sheen and is said to make teeth appear whiter; it is also very minty (may sting your lips upon application).

4. orange
after the photo-taking and packing up all my stuff, I realized I forgot to add a few more orange items... well, this happens ya?  let's do with my paltry collection of orange.
the Canmake Cheek & Cheek in 01 comes in baby pink & light orange shades - nothing spectacular but it is cheap and cute.  this Sleek Blush in Rose Gold 926 is famous as a dupe to NARS Orgasm, since I do not have Orgasm, this is just perfect for good 'ol rosy charm.  IRL, the ModelsOwn Angled Blush Brush is less yellow and more orange - it is not a fabulous brush but does a decent job.
I love Laneige Love In Bloom Lipgloss in 01 Watery Berry, which comes with a dainty lip brush; it's moisturizing and has quite an intense color payoff - highly recommended.  Essence is a relatively new entry into Singapore (thanks to Watsons); the Ballerina Backstage Lipgloss in 02 On Your Gracile Tiptoe gives a jelly-like coral tinge with no glitters.  unlike Essence, the Chanel Lipgloss in 337 Calypso limited edition has loads of micro glitters that shout Summer is here!  Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in 46 Liberté is a muted coral that is quite understated and easy for everyday wear.

5. the most popular color amongst your makeup collection
that has to be pink.  I love pink, pink is everywhere... yeah I'm sure it's obvious to you.
I have Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel - a beautiful palette that fulfills every girl's dream.  I was thrilled when I bought the last piece of Chanel Powder Blush in 69 Fleur de Lotus at Isetan; it's currently my everyday blusher.  the Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Hussy is VERY pigmented and has to be applied with a light hand.  NARS Angelika multiple is blue-toned, which I use as a blush base.  I have several Jill Stuart Mix Blush Compact but decided to show you two - 04 Hot Cherry and 01 Baby Blush.  for loose powder blush, I have its Blush Blossom in 101 Sensual Dahlia.  all Jill Stuart blushers come attached with a retractable brush.
for lip products, I have Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Frenzy and Sheer Lipgloss in Divine; they are pigmented, as with its blushers, hence a little goes a long way.  the Dior Ultra Gloss in 662 is very shimmery.  Jill Stuart makes one of the best lipglosses; 102 Silky Pink is a limited edition in deluxe size whereas 03 Dolly Kiss is a permanent and a beautiful pop of pink to brighten any lips.  the MOR Lip Macaron in Rosebud is clear but I just love its pink tin packaging.  MOR is an Australian brand, which I ordered from a local beauty eRetailer, Luxola.  Chanel Lipgloss in 57 Insolence and Stila Lip Glaze in Pucker Up are also my fav pinks, they are both light and gentle to the lips.  here comes my HG - the YSL Glossy Stain in 12 Corail Fauve which I believe has been raved about like million times.  I bought it from Barneys after reading Sophia's tweet that it ships free internationally (for a limited period only I think).  I learnt from Joey's tweet that the YSL Glossy Stain is now available at Changi Airport T2 duty-free.

thanks for reading and have a great weekend.


  1. WOW lookit all that pink pink pink! i love it!!!!
    i love how u included packaging in those colors as well
    i clicked on every pic to check out exactly what everything was XD!!

    thank u for joining!!!!!

  2. thank you, Yumeko for this week's theme. can't wait for next week's - hope I have something to contribute too!

  3. Very lovely variety of beauty lovelies you have there! The Lancome palette is very worthwhile. I have just the blush, which I think was around the same price as the travel palette.

  4. thank you, Iris for dropping by ^_^