NARS: Dual Intensity Eyeshadows Review & Swatches

Double or nothing.

Indeed, these “mesmerizing new Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows feature a luxuriously smooth transformative texture. Twelve ready-to-wear and rebelliously romantic sophisticated shades to express a riveting range of eye drama. Go both ways.”


In general, I love the formula of these eyeshadows, especially when layered over a primer, such as my favourite Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. The intensity of the eyeshadows are definitely buildable and what I really like about them is that they are also smooth and blendable. Picked 2 out of 12 eyeshadows from the recent TANGS Summer Rebates and I must say that I am in love with my first NARS products!

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Clarisonic: Deep Pore Decongesting Solution Review & Thoughts

You know those days when you pile up heavy makeup and you just want the best results in removing them from your face at the end of the day? I personally experience a difficulty in cleansing my face totally from my makeup. Usually, I would go through my heavy makeup with my trusty shu uemura POREfinist Anti-Shine Fresh Cleansing Oil as it does such an awesome job in melting all my makeup, including waterproof mascara and eyeliner! However, I always feel that it’s not enough because I still regularly get a few pimples popping out here and there.

I was lucky enough to get to try the Clarisonic for the first time (courtesy of my colleague from Clarisonic SG), and so this is going to be a review on the Clarisonic Mia 2, a comparison of the sensitive and deep pore brush heads as well as my thoughts on the skincare products from the NEW Deep Pore Decongesting Solution range. For a Clarisonic user for the first time, I was impressed.

So, what is it?

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Urban Decay: 24/7 Glide On Pencils & Revolution Lipsticks Review & Swatches

A happy happy Monday to all you lovelies out there! 🙂

Today’s about a review and swatches of some Urban Decay products I have been loving – the much loved 24/7 Glide On Pencils and Revolution lipsticks! If you’re a fan of Urban Decay (like me, I absolutely LOVE the buttery smooth eyeshadows), you would not want to give these a miss.

Here are the UD babies in my makeup stash from L-R:

24/7 Glide On Pencils
Desperation, Woodstock, Smog, (Double-ended) Stash & Sabbath, Zero & Whiskey

Revolution Lipsticks
Manic, Venom, Obsessed, Lovelight

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Makeup of the Day: Green on Asian Eyes

Today’s makeup of the day is how to wear green on Asian eyes, and also a review on shu uemura’s pressed eyeshadows. Pardon for the recent rave on shu because I have received quite a lot of palettes (some obsolete, some catalogue products) during the recent office move! (Thank youuuuuuu shu!) 😀
Let’s get into the makeup look without further ado! Presenting the pressed eyeshadows from L-R:
P520 light green – pearlescent pale green
ME580 – satin forest green
ME471 – satin olive taupe
ME996 – metallic brown-toned deep grey
(Note: white case is no longer available, only black case is retailing)

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shu uemura: Tint in Gelato Lip & Cheek Tint Review and Swatches

A review up as promised! This is something different from my usual reviews, because I am currently interning in the brand now. It’s going to my honest opinion about the product, as well as lip swatches I did as part of a digital launch project for the brand.
Being a makeup lover, it’s always fun and exciting when makeup brands come up with colourful launches, especially in the eyes and lips categories for me as I really adore eyeshadows, drawing pencils and lip products! This summer, shu uemura (in small letters, pronounced as shoo-oo-eh-moo-ra) came up with a lip and cheek tint, called Tint in Gelato, just in time to hop onto the bandwagon of where the beauty market is going.


The Tint in Gelato (TIG) comes in a velvety soft semi-matte texture and there are 12 delicious shades as follows:

(Note that in Singapore, shades are by code numbers only)
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