A Fresh Look [Becca, Tom Ford, MUFE]

A Fresh Look [Becca, Tom Ford, MUFE]

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I think this is one of a few LOTDs which I did probably over a  month back, and I forgotten to post it.. I have all the pictures in my folder, but I just never got to rambling about the products I used.

Let me try to recap what I used, and my thoughts on the products – I will try to just zoom in on the newer stuff I used and go from there.

The Becca Luminous Blushes – I have picked up two more since this post…right now, I own Tigerlily, Camelia, Blushed Copper and Snapdragon.  Shown here are Blushed Copper and Snapdragon.

These blushes are now available at Sephora ION Ochard – I had gotten all my Becca from Beautylish when they first launched.  But it is good to have easy access to them in SG now.  I have also since picked up a few more BECCA goodies – which I will hope to feature on the blog soon.

These blushes are super pigmented – be light-handed, and just a light dusting will give you a good colour payoff, and the sheen is very discernible.  If you are into your cheek products, you need at least one of these blushes.  They are very soft, and very very nice – and they are so cute next to the larger highlighter powders from Becca.

And since we are on Becca – my fave highlighter (for everyday) is Moonstone.  On more pow-wow days, I will layer PEARL over it for extra POP.

Blushed Copper is really pretty – it looks scary in the pan, but it has this bronzy rosy metallic look- unique, and wearable if you just use a little bit.

Overall, I must say Becca cheek products are right UP THERE among my faves with Hourglass Ambient stuff and NARS blushes.

 

Next, let’s discuss the TOM FORD CREAM COLOUR FOR EYES – I am on the waiting list and sort of forgotten about them until I was told they have finally restocked.  I got the shades SPHINX and PLATINUM – The former is a duochrome pink/orange irisdescent shade, while Platinum is a soft taupey slightly bronzey shade.  They are creamy and impart the most beautiful shimmer and shine.
I find them easy to use, either with fingers, or with a shader brush (just dab and blend the colour onto the lids).

In this picture, I am only using SPHINX on my eyelids – I just need a little bit of crease colour for some dimension and then everything else is SPHINX – love the multi dimensional shimmer of this shade.

These are quite long lasting too, and I will say they are worth the price tag – but you don’t have to run out and get a lot of them.  They are good as bases and also eyeshadow toppers.

Next, the MUFE base products – I can’t remember if I have discussed them on the blog – but I think the the MUFE HD sticks are very easy to use, but better if you have normal to dry skin.  If you have normal to oily skin, I think the MUFE HD liquid foundation is better.

I also used these Bobbi Brown lippies – they are very balmy and natural.. I think I have mentioned them in a previous post.

Also of note, in this LOTD, I did a longish winged out liner – I am into this look lately, to elongate and lift the shape of my eyes. It is not a full line across the lid,  Two liquid liners which I have been reaching for lately – TOM FORD liquid liner, and KAT VON D liquid liner – both are great for doing this winged look, though I have to say the TF liner is blacker compared to the KVD one.  And to finish this winged look, I just used outer corner lashes to further accentuate the look, and open up the eyes.

The overall effect is a very clean, glowy and slight sparkly look.  I love it!

 

Let me know what you think… my next couple of entries will be NARS oriented, and also maybe some Sephora shopping chit chat… and also an overview of MAC collections.  Hope I can keep up!

 

Thanks for reading!

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Get Ready with Me: Hourglass Flawless Base

Get Ready with Me: Hourglass Flawless Base

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In this GRWM entry, I will be sharing my thoughts on a few HOURGLASS makeup products, and also, pop on a smokey plum eyelook using the KatVonD eyeshadow palette. I love this look, it has been a long time since I do a non-neutral smokey look and I like how it turned out.  I didn’t really feature any particular lip colour in this entry, but in my first pic, you can see that I went with a purple lip, just to go with the theme of the eyes.

On my face, I used the Hourglass Illusion skin tint – this foundation is not really a ‘tint’ in terms of coverage, it packs on decent coverage, and is extremely smooth and quite creamy. For the name Hyaluronic, I thought that this foundation would be more fluid, and feels ‘thinner’ but this one has a BB cream type of formula.  The finish is semi matte.  Overall it is quite nice, but my only negative thing to say about it is that I wish it is easier to apply and blend.  It doesn’t quite glide on.. but takes a bit more effort to blend and set into my skin.  But once it sets, the finish and feel is quite impressive. I haven’t tried it with the Mineral Veil primer… maybe I will update once I have given this combo a go.

I think I have already mentioned my thoughts on the YSL moisture glow in a previous entry (it is good stuff!) so do check out the older posts from last weekend!

Next, to pimp up the complexion, I went all Hourglass too – the entire Ambient range is just amazing, they are subtle glowy, not the Becca on fleek ‘see the glow from outer space’ type of intense glow.  So if you want subtlety in your makeup finish, you can’t go wrong with the Hourglass ambient products.

One thing though, the pigmentation is intense – so while the shine is wearable, this doesn’t meant that you can be heavy handed with the Ambient powders – especially so for the Bronzer and Blushes.

The Ambient bronzer in Bronze Light is the paler shade of the two they come out with.  And it is warm and intense.  I have to be light-handed, but the colour is so nice, this is definitely one of top five bronzers.

I also used Diffused Heat in this entry, and again, lightly tap and lightly apply for the best results.

I like Ethereal Light as a finishing powder – I will dust it under my eyes, all over the middle of my face after I have set my face with a loose powder.  This gives your face an almost undetectable sheen, and helps to finish off the complexion.

Finally, I used Incandescent Strobe Light to highlight my cheeks.  This gives a pearly sheen as a highlight.. not too ‘on fleek’ shiny. If you are scared of intense cheek highlights, you will be safe with the Strobe Light powders.

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On my eyes, I used the KatVonD eyeshadow palette, as the placement of the colours as shown in the picture below.

This is extremely smooth and fine, and as far as matte eyeshadows go, these are some of the best ones.  There is hardly any fallout, and they blend so smoothly, not patchy at all. I love it, and I do wish I have a more neutral palette to work with. I  have previewed and swatched all the other palettes from the brand, so I know for sure the quality is consistent across the colour way.

I also used KatVonD liquid liner in Trooper.  I like the firm sharp tip, and it allows me to draw a good winged liner.  I only wish it is blacker though – because I do have to go over the liner a few times.  But it stays put, and looks good throughout the whole wear time.

 

That’s all I have for this entry, and thank you for reading!!

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All products used – All Hourglass unless stated

Face

prepped with YSL Instant Moisture Glow

hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint in Ivory

By Terry highlighting concealer brush in 03 beige

set with Shu Uemura lightbulb loose powder

warm up complexion with Ambient Bronze in Bronze Light

set undereyes with Ambient lighting powder in Ethereal Light

blush in Diffused Heat

highlight cheeks with Incandescent Strobe Light

Eyes

Kat Von D shade & light for contour eye quad in Plum

eyes lined with Kat Von D liquid liner in Trooper

Lips

Kat Von D in LUV