July 12th, 2018
I love Nudestix for their intuitive-to-use pencil makeup format, and the incredible ability to carry all my makeup needs in a single sleek tin. That means no round cushion nor powder compact, nor messy liquid foundation to clutter up my purse. Now with the Nudies Tinted Blur the dream is finally reality.
July 3rd, 2018
My skin has been simply flawless lately (now, if that’s not a boastful statement I don’t know what is!), and it is all thanks to the new La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation! For the first time, La Prairie has incorporated its very exclusive Caviar Water in a start-of-the-art delivery system to create a colour/skincare product to pamper and refine.
June 14th, 2018
I love a good lightweight foundation that allows the natural skin to show through, and Marc Jacobs Beauty claims to do all of that with its latest Shameless Foundation. Billed to have skin-loving properties and a 24-hour stay, it sounded like a dream come true. I had the privilege of experiencing the foundation at an intimate workshop with the brand’s Global Makeup Artist Gilbert Soliz a couple of months ago, but did not receive a sample in my shade until very recently. I finally got the chance to give it a couple of good test runs through the rigors of my usual long work days, and would like to share my thoughts with you today.
May 14th, 2018
I’ve been a little distracted lately… and have been wondering if I have the capacity to continue maintaining this blog. It is not even about redirecting my efforts to other social media platforms, I think I need to just focus on doing me for a bit. I had the crappiest Mothers’ Day because my husband wrecked my brand new car; and broke my wrist by slamming it against a window frame. Tip of the iceberg, but looming in the horizon for a while now. This blog began as an avenue for me to define myself as more than just a mother and wife at home, and beyond just another employee at work. Lately however, I find myself struggling to keep up with the pipeline, and having to dig deep to find enthusiasm and joy in the latest and bestest. The question is, what do we do when the passion is gone?
An unexpectedly heavy introduction to what should be an easy read, my apologies for that. But let’s say that I’m not ready yet to let go entirely, so I will take this as a nice distraction for as long as I can. So humor me, dear readers, with some emotional verbage and not-so-philosophical discourse from time to time. In return, I will aspire to do justice to some products that still manage to impress me in spite of it all. Today, I have the pleasure of introducing the latest Western-branded cushion that has found its place squarely in my daily routine – the Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation!
March 15th, 2018
Lancome reformulated several of its foundations last year, and the most hyped was perhaps the Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation. This is one of the brand’s top-selling foundations best known for its matte finish and long-lasting wear. It is perhaps diametrically different from the much more hydrating and dewy Teint Miracle Foundation [reviewed here], and is better suited for those prone to shine. I had tested this out more than 4 years ago when it was first launched, and found the new version to be much improved!
February 28th, 2018
Do you change up your routine at the start of each year or season? Apart from switching up my skincare and color makeup, I also like to update my base makeup to suit my skin condition. And as we head into March, here are 5 foundations that I have on rotation for the past couple of months. Even though there are always new releases every season, these 5 have been around for awhile now, and you may even have tried them yourself. I have picked a range here to suit all skin types and coverage preferences, so hopefully there you will discover some gems today.