The Lip Product Addict Tag

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Note: Photos were taken last year, my lip collection has expanded somewhat since. Heh.

Check out Carina’s video for this tag here!

As you can see, I am a huge fan of lip products, which is weird, because I rarely ever touch up my lips and for the longest time, preferred eyeshadows because I didn’t have to deal with them after I was done applying them. But changing your lip colours are just such an easy way to change up an entire look.

1. Favourite balm/treatment?
I rub Vaseline on the lips every night before bed, and prime my lips with a dab of the stuff before I apply my foundation. I wipe off the excess just before I apply any lipstick (unless I intentionally want a muted colour).

Second favourite would be Korres Lip Butter; I used to have Mango, and I still have Wild Rose. They smell and feel wonderful, and they add just the right amount of colour on the lips.

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A photograph of Korres Wild Rose Lip Butter, before I began using it. Just look at its pristine perfection. <3 It’s very well-loved now. 

2. Best eye-catching red?
I’ve raved about this product many many times, but I will do so again: Sephora Always Red Lip Cream. This beauty is an intense matte red that just lasts on the lips. Because of how perfectly matte it is, it also looks fantastic with a bit of OCC Triptych (metallic gold shimmer) patted on in the middle.

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Just feast your eyes on the perfection that is that red lip. Click here for the tutorial. Continue reading

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Sensual Reflections

DSCN2243 Today’s makeup was inspired by the upcoming Laura Mercier Sensual Reflections collection. Looking at the photo again, I realise I should have added a gloss on top of my lip to get the effect, maybe MAC Viva Glam I Lipglass. I don’t know why I kept thinking that the lip looked more like a stain than anything.

Anyways, I just saw the promotional photo for the collection last night and fell in love. It looks so pretty and polished! I thought it was just a smoky brown eye at first, then realised there was a little bit of green on the lid. Cool.

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Orange Crush (and updates)

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Yesterday was one of those days where nothing was working right; my hair was in a mess, my photographs wouldn’t turn out right and my acne was showing, and the photographs where I was smiling just made my smile look… off. Eck.

To deal with my acne, I’ve just purchased Tea Tree Oil from The Body Shop, and am also shipping in some skincare things from Orique, a brand that has helped my skin before, so I pray that my blemishes will be a thing of the past… soon.

I’m also resolved to use makeup less over the next month. Note that I say say less and not at all. D= Going for an informal job interview of sorts tomorrow because I need a part-time job, and I’ll definitely be doing minimal makeup. I’m probably just use my Jane Iredale Dream Tint as a sunscreen, tinted lip balm and maaaaaaaybe a little gloss but that’d be it.

But that also means that I’ll be posting a lot fewer FOTDs. I’ll be traveling a lot in the next month, so I’ll try to put up travel photos on my FB page instead!

This look was inspired by Chrissie from Temptalia, which I came across when looking for reviews for Clinique’s Heftiest Hibiscus. I think she looks absolutely gorgeous here. Orange just suits her so well. Unfortunately, whenever I try to rim my waterline with anything, it always ends up smudging all over the place. Also, I used OCC Psycho instead because that shows up as a true red orange on me, rather than a coral, which Heftiest Hibiscus tends to do. Continue reading

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In Search For an Orange Lip

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Doing makeup this morning was a huge pain. I woke up and found a new cluster of acne on my face (I am sorry to admit that all photos below have been touched up with the spot healing tool on Photoshop; my skin is that bad).

My photos also kept turning out bad, and it took me forever to get them out. I’d woken up with my hair in a mess, and I kinda liked the look. It didn’t capture well on the camera though.

I thought I’d do an orange lip, since orange lips are summery and all that. I then pulled out my Maybelline Electric Orange, and then layered Bobbi Brown Canary on top for gold shimmer. I didn’t like the way it looked though, then took it off, and layered Clinique Heftiest Hibiscus on top, but it just looked bad. So I took that off too, and then used MAC CB96 instead. It’s not quite an orange, but it’s a coral. My ridiculously pink lips always means that oranges never look orange on me. D=

I also finally pulled out my Urban Decay Naked 2 palette! It’s been a while, and it’s about time that I used it again.  Continue reading

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Cat Eye

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When I was doing this makeup I wanted something simple, but with still some kick to it. A cat eye and a subtle cut crease did the job.

I don’t usually use liquid liners. I almost always reach out for a pencil or kohl, and when I want something sleeker and more polished, I’d use a gel liner instead. So on the rare occasion that I do use a liquid, I’m almost always stunned at just how slick and dark the line is.

This look was created with the Painted Earth Complete Face Palette in Bronze. ’til today, this remains my only and only face palette, and it is also a completely awesome one.  Continue reading

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Princess

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I couldn’t come up with a better title for this one. My friend and I were talking about the kinds of hairstyle we want (I said I wanted thick choppy bangs with mermaid-length hair in loose waves, she wanted a crown of braids.) She said that I just wanted to be an anime princess, but that was okay, I was already one. XD I’m not sure about that, but I felt it was apt for this makeup look; clean, simple and elegant. An anime princess look would be something a lot more fantastical. (That’s something I’d definitely want to try for the future!)  Continue reading

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Summer Crush

DSCN2106Hi. So it’s been a while since I’ve done a FOTD post.

The weather in Singapore has been insanely warm over the last few weeks. I haven’t been going out much, because I had all four of my wisdom teeth taken out last week, and just. Didn’t want to. When I did go out yesterday, it was to the beach so I wore the tinniest amount of makeup (sunscreen, eyeliner, lipstick and gloss) so I didn’t think it actually merited a post (I do still update these things on my Facebook page though.)

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