Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation – 2

Another foundation that is way too light for me. I was given this, so it’s totally nice of them but is just a wrong foundation for me. Not only it’s the wrong shade, this is a luminous foundation. Means that it’s not a matte one, so it’s not something I will use. It’s a watery one, but it’s just pigmented. A bit goes a Long way. With just a slight pump, I can’t seems to get the foundation to sheer down. It’s just so thick on my face. Also, not sure why it’s call silk, when it doesn’t feel like one. But I’m sure this will suit normal to dry skin who wants a bit more coverage in their foundation. I’m just not it. 


Laduree Cream Foundation 

I got a sample of the foundation in the shade 10 which is way too light for me. It is a light foundation. Rather creamy, watery but it’s quite pigmented. It has a nice finish. A bit on the powdery side. It is just not meant for oily skin though. Cause a couple hours wearing this, myskin turn greasy. So this is a no for an oily skin girl in a hot humid country. 

YSL Illuminating Foundation 

This is too yellow on me. Plus it’s an illuminating foundation, so it’s not for me. I like that it has SPF but that’s pretty much the only thing I like. This is just not for oily skin. It’s a medium coverage, but the shade is wrong. Not sure what shade this sample is; is it B30? 

It’s supposed to give:

  • Dimension 
  • Radiance 
  • Weightless 
  • Perfection

I guess anyone with normal or dry skin will like this. It goes on smooth so that’s good. Lasting power can last a full office hour, so that’s good too. Not sure if they still have this product as I have this sample for quite some time. And I’m not sure why I bother with trying out foundation with the word illuminating on it. I bound not to like it. So yea, oily skin is a no, normal to dry should be good. 

RMK Casual Solid Foundation in 02

So I just got this cause it was on sale. I bought it at $15.30 from beautybay. It’s a shimmery cream foundation. When I search it, it looks like it a highlighter. The shade is more yellow like golden sand. On my face, it’s shimmery. It’s quite sheer but it will make your face glow. This is good for people with dry skin. I managed to work with it by not putting so much of it and I will avoid the nose area. It will still leave me oily after a few hours, but at least it brighten up my face for the first few hours. 

I tried using this as a highlighter, but it’s too sheer. It just sink into the face. The shade 02 is alright for me. Cause it just blend into the skin and leave with the shimmer. So it doesn’t really affect the tone. If I saw this in store, I will never purchase it. I notice this is only 3g and I used this a few time. But this barely made a dent. So I think this will last a long time. So if you have a dull looking skin, you can give this a go. 

Mica Bella Starter Kit

I don’t really know why I got suckered into buying this. I don’t really care much about mineral makeup. I don’t really fancy loose powder products. But I just got suck into buying this. IMG_0791.JPG

So this come with 2 foundation shades, a blush, shimmer powder and 3 brushes. The swatches are as followed. Shimmer in 8 Tease, foundation shade in MF2 Sandstone, blush in MB5 Terra Cotta and foundation in MF5 Cappuccino. 

The shimmer is quite standard. A pretty shimmery golden neutral. Can be use on its own or as a top up. 

The blush is more of orangey shade. Looks good on a tan. It’s pigmented and not powdery. I kind of like it, but you have to be careful on the way you apply. A stippling blush will be good as you don’t pick up a lot pigment. 

The foundation shade, Sandstone is way too light. Cappuccino is way too dark. Even missing the shade, it’s still a bit too dark. I have to add a few more loose powder from different compact. Also the powders are not fully matte. But it does bring a nice full look to the face. 

The brushes are small, good to toast into the bag. Not exactly the best, but it’s ok. 

Wouldn’t exactly buy this again. But oh well. 

Alcina Silky Matt Make-up

This sample is way too dark for me. I think they only have a few shades. But I bet the light will be too light for me. I just use a bit of this and try to spread it across the face. It doesn’t make my face darker. I used a bit, so the coverage is quite sheer. In term of keeping my face matt, yes it does work except for around my nose area. So this is quite a fail for me.

Burberry Fresh Glow Foundation

This is so not meant for oily skin. But it’s burberry, how can I give this up?
This is in the shade Honey, no 32. The shade doesn’t suit me as much. It is a bit too yellow in my experience. But, if I use a little, it will be quite alright. It blends quite nicely, a medium to full, mainly full coverage. But this just leaves me oily so fast. So it is just not for me.

My Daily Home Makeup Bag

Happy new year! Since I started work, I found that I don’t really have time to post as regularly. But I have lots of drafts that need to add in words to make it a proper post. So many of my post will be random and out of place, well worse than before, I can foresee that. So I apologize in advance that this blog is going to be more as what Singaporeans will call it “chapalang”.

So I wanted to share with you my makeup bag since forever. I love trying out new product, but there will some things that I just lazy to change out. In this case, it will be everything inside my makeup bag. This is not the pouch that I bring out with me, this is the one that I keep all my daily makeup in. I don’t use it daily, but I consider it my everyday makeup. So let’s take a look shall we?
I put everything in one small bag cause that is easier to haul over to my bed. I always do my makeup on my bed. I don’t have a proper dresser. Well, I used not to have, but now I do. (Just goes to show how long I have keep this post on draft.)
It is not much. But I do have every category I need. All my Laura Mercier product is in it. The foundation powder, concealer, mini powder, Jill Lowe concealer and Eucerin concealer are my face products. For cheeks I like to use my ELF blush and bronzer duo, so convenient. Until now, I am still using NYX eyebrow powder for my brows, see it lasted so long, and I did hit pan, but I should probably get a new one, right? I also will have a pencil for my brows as sometimes it is easier to use one. It usually be some Daiso product or my favourite ZA pencil.
For eyes, I have a mini eye shadow single as I don’t really use eye shadows daily. Oh, but I put my eye primer in the bag too. If I need to use to eye shadows, I just take out one of my palette or quad. Then mascara, this one it pretty much a staple. I will have at least 2 so I can switch it out. I like to have one natural one and one more dramatic. Then I will a travel size blush brush and an eye lash curler. Mine is getting quite old, but it’s so good. You cannot go wrong with Shu Uemura or Shiseido.

Lip product is the one thing that I will change out often. I usually will use whatever lip color I feel like on that day. So I don’t put them in here. But I will have lip products here cause you just have to remind yourself to use them.
So I just put one lip liner just for the fun of it. This is the Chantecaille lip definer in Discreet. A beautiful pinkish nude with a hint of glitter. It’s smooth and apply beautifully. A good lip product to be apply on its own. I love it.
I also have Cle de Peau lip gloss in shade 10. It’s a natural shade. Quite sheer actually. Brownish with golden glitter. I like the applicator. It just makes it nicer and easier to apply. Not a fan of the smell, the lipgloss is kind of sticky. See, a strand of hair is stuck to my lip. So I wouldn’t recommend it.
By Terry Or De Rose Baume Precieux is one of the most expensive gloss I own. Nit sure what it means, but it’s a limited edition gloss. Not only that, it claim to have real actual gold flecks in it. I mean it’s a gorgeous bottle. The light reflecting the gloss is just so pretty, like crystals and diamond in the sky, if the sky is light pink. It’s a clear glittery gloss, but the clear also has of a hint of baby pink. The glitters are gold and pink. It’s just pretty. Believe me when I say so.
Then of course it smells like roses. Putting on this gloss is just so luxurious. Applicator is a normal doe foot. The gloss is not sticky. It’s smooth and despite being sheer, do brings out the best of your lips. It can appear patchy when you have dry lips, but just rub them together and it doesn’t look bad. So not bad.
The only thing is that it hurts. I guess it’s the plumping effect. So this not only a gloss, it’s a lip plumper. A painful one. I love the tingling effect, but this one is just too much. So no, it’s not worth your money. Even though it said it has gold, but really I don’t feel it.

Best of ’14: Face – Maxfactor 3in1 Foundation

This is a tough one. I like a lot of foundations, bb and cc creams. But ultimately I had decided that I like this one more. Its 3in1 claim do live up to its name. It’l does prime and conceal too. Why I say that is because it is long lasting and a really full coverage foundation. I guess medium to full is more accurate but it does help concealing and you don’t have to use anymore concealer. It just helps to even out skin tone.

This shade is too light at first. But it oxidize on you so it becomes the perfect shade. I didn’t know what shade I am when I asked my friend to buy this for me. So it just work out well in the end.

But ya, it’s a really good foundation.

LM Foundation Powder

Shade no 1 which is obviously too light for me. So most of the time I will use this for under the eyes as a setting powder. It is quite a light coverage. Even when dust all over the face, it just shows enough. Only around the nose area appears to be quite cakey. This is not an oil control powder, so after 2 hours, I will be be able to start seeing my T-zone getting shiny.
Since this is not the right shade for me, I don’t use this on its own. So it’s actually a redundant product for me. I just can’t bear to get rid of it as the powder is really soft. It is just so smooth. Even after using a lot of time, I still haven’t hit pan, and it’s still smooth. I can’t say that it is finely mill as it is quite powdery but it doesn’t fall out so that’s nice.
I don’t know if I should get this in a shade that fits me. I do like the powder but I kind of find it useless. So it will be just a waste of money. So, if you don’t have oily skin, I do recommend this powder. At least just give it a touch at Sephora. Oh so smooth I tell ya.