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My Stuff: Make-up Pouch October 2010

Here’s an update of what I’m carrying around in my handbag on a daily basis now.

October 2010 - contents of my make-up pouch

October 2010 - contents of my make-up pouch

  1. STEPH & CO cherry print make-up pouch
  2. ALMAY Intense i-Color 03 Trio for Hazels
  3. Miss Popularity by BENEFIT (Precision highlighter for eyes and face)
  4. URBAN DECAY Sellout eyeshadow
  5. LANCOME Artliner liquid eyeliner
  6. PUPA Splendor Extreme Ultra Brilliant Liquid Lipcolour #07
  7. STILA concealer stick
  8. PAUL & JOE Face Color #06
  9. MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder NC25

I also must rave about my retractable brush & stackable eyeshadow applicators from SASA. Cheap, good and so portable!


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Fat-shionista #130

Pink!!! BRIGHT AND IN YOUR FACE

Pink!!! BRIGHT AND IN YOUR FACE

Do you like my pink night gown?

Do you like my pink night gown?

Close-up of the details! Lace & floral...

Close-up of the details! Lace & floral...

Thanks Christel Hon for the photo!

Thanks Christel Hon for the photo!

 

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Vintage Hot Pink Nightie with White Lace from Shrinkle’s Handmade Clothing & Sweet-Ass Vintage Finds on etsy.com

Belt: Black stretchy belt with faux gold buckle (free with a top) from RIVER ISLAND

Footwear: Beige and black platform wedge sandals from MIMOSA

Pretty in Pink, as Michelle says

Pretty in Pink, as Michelle says

This dress is so comfy I want to sleep in it NOW

This dress is so comfy I want to sleep in it NOW


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Fat-shionista #93

Who cares about double chins?

Who cares about double chins?

Wow 93 posts on clothes I wear! To celebrate the 100th post, I shall do a video log! Hmmm… any suggestions to what content?

Acting coy

Acting coy

Taking a peek at Janice who was gossiping about my vanity

Taking a peek at Janice who was gossiping about my vanity

Without the cardigan this time

Without the cardigan this time

 

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Grey-striped cami with white lace insert from NEXT

Outerwear: Black cropped cardigan from WAREHOUSE

Bottoms: Blue ankle grazer jeans from NEXT

Accessories: Black calculator watch from CASIO; Silver hand-stamped TWITTER URL necklace from klacustomcreations on etsy.com; foldable wooden fan from Singapore Arts Festival opening

Footwear: Grey heels from CLARKS (Borrowed from Pearlyn, my photographer for today)

Close-up

Close-up

Full-length straight on

Full-length straight on

MS... one more for the road

MS... one more for the road


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How To: Use highlighters

My BEFORE face... uneven skintone, blotchy redness & dark eye circles

My BEFORE face... uneven skintone, blotchy redness & dark eye circles

I’ve just discovered the use of some shimmery powder things I can use to brighten my face. My methods might be unorthodox – I’m not sure. Is there a prescribed usage to these things? Who cares? I make mine work for me.

Here’s my method

Step1 - Benefit Lemon Aid Eyelid Primer used as a colour-corrector/concealer

Step1 - Benefit Lemon Aid Eyelid Primer used as a colour-corrector/concealer

Step2 - Blend well with fingers

Step2 - Blend well with fingers

Step3 - URBAN DECAY Surreal Skin Cream to Powder Foundation (Illusion)

Step3 - URBAN DECAY Surreal Skin Cream to Powder Foundation (Illusion)

Step4 - Remember to blend well and brush outwards

Step4 - Remember to blend well and brush outwards

Step6 - MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder – NC25

Step6 - MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder – NC25

Step8 - Check to see if you've blended everything... blotchy?

Step8 - Check to see if you've blended everything... blotchy?

Step9 - URBAN DECAY Eye Shadow SELLOUT

Step9 - URBAN DECAY Eye Shadow SELLOUT

Step10 - Swiping my fingers across my nose bridge for some highlighting

Step10 - Swiping my fingers across my nose bridge for some highlighting

Step11 - Using a kabuki brush paint the sparkly bits all over your face

Step11 - Using a kabuki brush paint the sparkly bits all over your face

Step12 - I'm not sure what brand this is. It's Korean & I stole it from my sister

Step12 - I'm not sure what brand this is. It's Korean & I stole it from my sister

Step13 - Check even-ness of application

Step13 - Check even-ness of application

Step14 - See the difference? Brighter right??

Step14 - See the difference? Brighter right??

Step15 - Elizabeth Arden black eyeliner pencil

Step15 - Elizabeth Arden black eyeliner pencil

Step16 - There's make-up but... not really

Step16 - There's make-up but... not really

TAAAAAH DAH!!! My basic face with nose & face highlighters

TAAAAAH DAH!!! My basic face with nose & face highlighters

Well, there’s the question of my uneven eyebrows… but to hell with symmetry!


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How To: Easy Colours for the Hazel Eyes

Have to talk about one of my favourite products – the ALMAY Intense i-Color 03 Trio for Hazels! I got it off eBay (brand new) and you can see what it actually is here.

So here’s a step-by-step of how to use it (extended version ‘cos it’s a Sunday and I have some time to muck around):

Step 1 - L'OREAL Visible Radiance Renewing Gel Toner

Step 1 - L'OREAL Visible Radiance Renewing Gel Toner

Step 2 - BENEFIT That Gal Brightening Face Primer

Step 2 - BENEFIT That Gal Brightening Face Primer

Step 3 - BENEFIT Lemon Aid Color Correcting Eyelid Primer

Step 3 - BENEFIT Lemon Aid Color Correcting Eyelid Primer

Step 4 - MAKE UP STORE Care & Cover (Medium)

Step 4 - MAKE UP STORE Care & Cover (Medium)

Step 5 - URBAN DECAY Surreal Skin Cream to Powder Foundation (Illusion)

Step 5 - URBAN DECAY Surreal Skin Cream to Powder Foundation (Illusion)

Step 6 - ALMAY Intense i-Color (Apply PINK on eyelids)

Step 6 - ALMAY Intense i-Color (Apply PINK on eyelids)

Step 7 - ALMAY Intense i-Color (Apply BEIGE on browbone, under brow area)

Step 7 - ALMAY Intense i-Color (Apply BEIGE on browbone, under brow area)

Step 8 - ALMAY Intense i-Color (Apply BROWN along the crease)

Step 8a - ALMAY Intense i-Color (Apply BROWN along the crease)

Step 8 - ALMAY Intense i-Color (Use a smaller applicator or a Q-Tip to trace your crease)

Step 8b - ALMAY Intense i-Color (Use a smaller applicator or a Q-Tip to trace your crease)

Step 9 - BENEFIT Bad Gal Liner (Extra Black Waterproof)

Step 9 - BENEFIT Bad Gal Liner (Extra Black Waterproof)

Step 10 - Crimp your lashes. Bounce the eyelash curler a few times, jiggle it lightly.

Step 10 - Crimp your lashes. Bounce the eyelash curler a few times, jiggle it lightly.

Step 11 - L'OREAL Volume Shocking Waterproof Mascara

Step 11 - L'OREAL Volume Shocking Waterproof Mascara

Don't forget to do your lower lashes!

Don't forget to do your lower lashes!

Tah dah! Lower lashes done!

Tah dah! Lower lashes done!

Step 12 - COULEUR INC Eyebrow Pencil (Light Brown 02)

Step 12 - COULEUR INC Eyebrow Pencil (Light Brown 02)

Step 13 - ESTEE LAUDER Signature Silky Powder Blush (21 Peach Nuance)

Step 13 - ESTEE LAUDER Signature Silky Powder Blush (21 Peach Nuance)

Step 13 - ESTEE LAUDER Pure Color Crystal Lipstick (305 Crystal Blush)

Step 13 - ESTEE LAUDER Pure Color Crystal Lipstick (305 Crystal Blush)

And that’s how you do your make-up in an unorthodox but a totally who-the-hell-can-tell-anyway method!!!

p/s: Michelle Yeo, this is for you! *wink*


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How To: The difference a little primer and concealer makes

I’ve got 2 minutes to do this before running off so I’ll do the step-by-step in the next post. Here’s a preview though.

Here's a freshly washed face... CLEAN!

Here's a freshly washed face... CLEAN!

After toner and primer... still fresh but better colour, yes?

After toner and primer... still fresh but better colour, yes?

Add a little eye make-up and blusher

Add a little eye make-up and blusher

Some peachy nude lipgloss and we're done!

Some peachy nude lipgloss and we're done!


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Fat-shionista #6

Today’s look…

Eyes

Eyes

  • URBAN DECAY Brow Beater – Brunette Bombshell
  • URBAN DECAY Eyeshadow – Goddess
  • URBAN DECAY Eyeshadow – Uzi
  • PAUL & JOE Glistening Eye Color – 004
  • BENEFIT Bad Gal Liner (Waterproof) – Extra Black
  • MAYBELLINE Intense XXL Volume + Length – Brownish Black
Lips

Lips

  • MAC Heatherette Satin – Hollywood Nights
Earrings - Left Side

Earrings - Left Side

Earrings - Right Side

Earrings - Right Side

Brooch

Brooch

  • Black Plastic Bejewelled Heart-shaped Brooch from Diva

Shoes
Shoes
  • CROCS Prima Ballet Flats – Silver
  • JIBBITZ – Spider Web
  • JIBBITZ – Skull & Crossbones


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My Stuff: Contents of my Make-up Pouch (October 2009)

Stuff in my cosmetics pouch right now

Stuff in my cosmetics pouch right now

Someone gave me this lovely cherry-print cosmetics pouch from Steph & Co. by http://www.stephaniejohnson.com/
I change the contents of my make-up pouch as often as I want to. Though my staples include my eyebrow pencil, eyeliner, concealer and pressed powder. This is just for mobile use and touch ups on the go.
Right now, I have:
  1. MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder – NC25
  2. REVLON new complexion One-Step Compact Makeup – 03 sand beige
  3. COULEUR INC Eyebrow Pencil – Light Brown 02
  4. MAKE UP STORE Care & Cover – Medium
  5. THE BODY SHOP Cheek Blush Blush Creme
  6. ESTEE LAUDER Pure Color Crystal Lipstick – 305 Crystal Blush
  7. PAUL & JOE Glistening Eye Colour – 004
  8. CLINIQUE Almost Lipstick – 06 Black Honey
  9. MAYBELLINE Intense XXL Volume + Length – Brownish Black
  10. BENEFIT Bad Gal Liner (Waterproof) – Extra Black
  11. L’OREAL HiP mini eyeshadow brush
  12. Eyeshadow from Korea, don’t know what brand – Marbled gold and brown flecks

With this, I can amp it up for parties right after work, or do a minor touch-up in the day or even get by spending a night out and waking up in random overnight situations…