Best Neutral Blushers Feat. Kevyn Aucoin, Nars and More

P1000179-2

I have recently passed on some of the products I wasn’t enjoying in my collection, namely any blusher that didn’t fall into the neutral blush category, and I quickly realised that while I can be very picky with makeup, blusher is the one category where I’m on top of my game. I currently have seven blushers in my collection, desperately eyeing up their dupes on Temptalia, but I figured I’d go through each every one of them and explain why they didn’t get tossed the way the Hourglass Mood Exposure infamously did. Going through all of these, I pretty much realised I need a nude with a fair amount of pink to show up my warmer skin but colours like Mood Exposure have just a little bit too much pink and not enough nude. Continue reading “Best Neutral Blushers Feat. Kevyn Aucoin, Nars and More”

The Nars Provocateur Makeup Look

I think it’s pretty safe to say I’ve got my bases covered when it comes to nude makeup and strangely enough I’ve found myself completely mesmerised by the new Nars Provocateur Eye Palette. It is not really that surprising given the fact two of the shades a reds without a hint of orange to the red and I have always been partial to a teal eyeshadow. It also felt appropriate to pair this with a red lip but the reddest I’ll go these days is a burnt nude. Continue reading “The Nars Provocateur Makeup Look”

Birthday Makeup Tutorial

Chanel Raffinement, Nars Dolomites, Charlotte Tilbury Very Victoria, Mad Red Chestnut, Hourglass Mood Exposure

It was my birthday yesterday and that calls for Mo√ęt & Chandon, Ninotchka and general relaxation mode. How fun but then what did you expect on a Monday? Last year, I went to Reichstag and a guy almost crushed me with a door so it was kind of nicer this time round.

Continue reading “Birthday Makeup Tutorial”

First Impressions: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush and Bronzer

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Mood Exposure, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Luminous Bronze LightRemember that cheeky midnight Space NK haul I mentioned earlier. Well, here are my first impressions. I don’t think I’ll be doing any makeup shopping in the next months but oh, am I happy with these two purchases. First of all, you got to hand it to Hourglass for the idea of swirling up their powders and it’s not just pretty to look at. Continue reading “First Impressions: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush and Bronzer”

The Products I Wish Weren’t Limited Edition

DSC09247

So let’s consider the worst case beauty scenario. You find the perfect lip colour but before you snap it, it’s out stock and never coming back again. Seasonal collections can be fun but also frustrating. You always regret the things you didn’t buy the most, right? Continue reading “The Products I Wish Weren’t Limited Edition”