March 16, 2015

Shu Uemura's Lacque Supreme for Long Wearing Color

I'm a huge lover of lip products - mostly because I find them the most versatile and require the least amount of effort in looking good! After all, almost everyone will agree, the perfect lip color is more than enough to brighten up the whole face (yes, even if you choose to go without base and eye makeup!).

So when Shu Uemura approached me with this revolutionary lip tint/gloss all in one, I knew I just had to try it out. I have heard tons of raves whilst in the beauty industry myself, and now I can finally join along in advocating this masterpiece!

picture taken from: shu uemura website

The Lacque Supreme is a collaboration between Shu Atelier and Yamada Heiando, a famous lacquerware provider to the Imperial Household of Japan.

Inspired by the premium Japanese lacquerware, the Lacque Supreme aims to bring out the unique characteristics of the Japanese term of "Urushi", derived from the terms "Uruwashii" and "Urusou" which mean beautiful, moist and luxurious. Combining highly intense color and brilliant shine, the Lacque Supreme hopes to let every individual express their unique characters with 15 statement shades (5 Limited Edition ones and 10 Permanent Ones).

Color and Texture

This is just a glimpse of the many colors available. You can always see more colors HERE with their brilliant swatches. The 5 Limited Edition colors are RD02, PK03, BG01, BG03, and WN01.

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Personally, I went with RD01, OR01 and WN02! I didn't choose the LE colors because I wanted colors that were more me. I do have many lip colors, but staples are always the most important! Unless you're a collector who really MUST have the LE versions, choosing a color that is an everyday choice would be great, especially when it comes to this particular product.


March 10, 2015

Stay Matte with Elizabeth Arden's Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin 24HR Liquid Foundation

I'm no foundie-lover actually. I'm an extremely lazy kind of person - if you noticed, this blog has been largely about ways to look good as effortlessly as possible lol (hence the eyelash extensions and lip embroidery). I'm all about getting ready in less than 10 minutes and heading out of the house, so when I got this foundation I was a little.... unsure. I haven't used heavy liquid foundations since 5 years ago perhaps. But with all the hype going around this, I knew I had to dive in.

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