Monday, September 28, 2009

Cleopatra makeup look

Cleopatra is one of my favorite historical characters. I do not know what she would have looked like in person, but I am sure she was gorgeous in her own way. This is my interpretation of how she would have looked. I was inspired to do this video by Kandeejohnson (YouTube). She did a look very similar to that Elizabeth Taylor wore in the movie (Cleopatra). Here are the pictures and the tutorial.











Products used are:
EYES
Maybelline - Brown eyebrow pencil (eyebrow)
Ben nye - Black matte eyeshadow (eyebrow)
No brand - Gold eyeliner (base for all over lid)
La femme - Aqua sparkle dust (lid)
Mac - Liquid liner boot black (upper and lower lid)
Sephora - White eyeliner (corner of the lid)
Maybelline - Volume express turbo mascara (eyelashes)
CHEEKS
Nyx - Copper blush
LIPS
Nyx - Bronze jumbo lip pencil
Lakme - Brown lip pencil


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Monday, September 21, 2009

What's in my purse?

Haul - Nyx cosmetics

I got my package from mscuppycakes.com. Here are my thoughts on the whole purchase process from their website.

Pros:
1) Items listed in their site were much cheaper then other e-tailer.
2) Many variety of products
3) Website is easy to navigate
4) Package came undamaged.

Cons:
1) Processing and shipping of the items took too long.
2) The website does not have color swatches of the products. Thus you will have to do some research before purchasing.

Total time taken from ordering to shipping and receiving:
Items ordered : 03 August 09
Order confirmed by them : 14 August 09
Items shipped out : 03 September 09
Items received : 15 September 09

Total time taken = more than a month (A little disappointed but they did mention that they were busy and it would take awhile.)








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Sunday, September 13, 2009

1st wedding anniversary

It's my first wedding anniversary. I got married last year on the 13th sept 2008. I just cannot believe that it has been a year. Time passes so fast. Anyways to celebrate this wonderful day, my hubby and I went for a nice lunch date and did a little shopping. We went to Carnivore. It is a Brazilian resturant. They serve very tasty roasted/grilled meat of different kinds. I think this is one of the best place to get nice roasted meat served by real Brazilians. Did some shopping at Daiso (Japanese 2 dollars shop). Walked around the Vivo City for almost 3 hours. It was a very happy day for me. Here are pictures.










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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Foundation for woman of colour in Singapore?

As usual, I spend a lot of time watching YouTube makeup reviews on products. Obviously, I get inspired to buy and try the products, especially drugstore foundations. Who doesn't like inexpensive makeup that give good results!?


Because of my unusual skin colour, I have to mix MAC's NC45 and NC50 foundation to get the right tone for my skin tone. MAC studio fix fluid foundation gives me the perfect coverage and has SPF15 which is good since I am mostly out in the sun. The down side to it is that I tend to become shiny after awhile. My t-zone starts to get all shiny. This happens even with a primer. So because of this, I have been on a constant lookout for other alternative foundation which are not only inexpensive and give a pretty decent coverage.

So recently, I found many Youtube makeup videos on Revlon colour stay foundation. I was so excited to know that this particular line offers many colour ranges for woman of colour ( in other words woman of a deeper skin tone). They have almost 7 different shades. How can you not be excited!

I went to town and browsed at the revlon counters. Sadly, the only darkest foundation they had was toast. They do not bring in any other darker / deeper toned foundation because it is not in demand. My goodness, how ignorant! As you know Singapore is a multi racial country, which means there are many woman who are of different ethnicity . That also means that there are many shades of woman around! How can it be that only the lighter toned foundations are in demand.

I can bravely say that indian woman in particular have a hard time finding a good foundation because of the limited options. We have to buy MAC or Bobbi brown. Only this two options. Isn't that unfair for those who do not want to spend much on makeup? I think it is!!

So I did my research, bought some drugstore foundations from the US. Am waiting for the shipment to Singapore. I think I will be paying as much as I would for MAC foundation when the shipping charges are calculated. Nevertheless, I want to try other products for Woman of color.

I will be posting a review of what think of the products. Whether they are worth shipping to Singapore or not! Till then, have a pleasant day. Thank you so much for reading this post.
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