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Is The Rimmel Glam Eyes Waterproof Mascara Good?

My Holy Grail Anna Sui mascara was drying out and I was considering whether to buy a THIRD tube of that when I found myself walking into Watsons.

I used to get really excited when I see our local cosmetics counters. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE drugstore products. It’s just that… after knowing that a world exists beyond our local drugstores, my heart rarely skips a beat anymore when I see the regular Maybelline, Revlon, L’oreal, Silky Girl, ZA, Rimmel.

However that day I felt that I really needed to get a new mascara and out of the corner of my eye, on the Rimmel shelf, I saw a pink and black mascara that was too cute to ignore.

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Makeup Haul: Sigma F80 Brush, ELF Complexion Brush, NYX Eyebrow Pencil, OPI, Stila Marrakesh Quad

Yippeee!! It’s time for a Makeup Haul post! =D

I really went to Smoochiezz’s showroom to collect my Sigma Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki Brush F80. Been wanting a stippling brush for a long, long time. But I ended up buying the Stila Eye Shadow Quad in Marrakesh, elf Complexion Brush, NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil and OPI Nail Polishes.

It wasn’t intentional, really.

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The Best Eyelash Curler For Asian Eyes – Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler Review

I don’t know how I managed to survive the past 9 years without the Shu Uemura eyelash curler.

Actually I had it before, it was my very first eyelash curler and I bought it because everyone said it was good. It was extremely expensive to a poor student like me back then (it is still now!) but I thought there must be a reason why everyone swears by it, so I scrimped and saved for it. My eyelashes went from *hmm* to *WOW!* the first time I used the Shu Uemura eyelash curler. But we humans never appreciate the things in our lives and think that the grass is always greener on the other side.

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5 Common Mascara Mistakes & Tips

The other day I was giving my friend a fast makeover. It was her birthday and her boyfriend was going to pick her up for a night of surprise and romance. She already had foundation and some light eyeliner on (her every day look) but for this special occasion I wanted to pump up the oomph a little more.

While I was curling her lashes, she asked with wide-eyed wonder

“Shouldn’t we use mascara first then the curler?”

After recovering from shock I screamed at her “NO!! Never curl your lashes AFTER mascara has been applied!”

“But it’s easier to curl coz the lashes are wet”

“Noooooo………!!!”

I then told her the acts she should not subject a mascara to and the reason for each. It dawned on me that there still are people who do exactly the many NO-NOs of mascara application. So I thought I might as well share it on my blog. Give your mascara some TLC and it will love you and your eyelashes back! <3

Here are 5 common mascara mistakes and tips on how to care for your mascara:

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Makeup Haul: MAC Shroom, MAC Naked Lunch, MAC Satin Taupe, MAC Eyebrow Brunette, MAC Pink Swoon, Shiseido Mascara Base

I don’t know why I ended up with 3 MAC neutral/brown eyeshadows. I’m not even a fan of neutral eye makeup. I love my purples, blues, greens, yellows and reds. But I thought I should give ’em a try since so many people love Shroom for being a great brow bone highlight, Naked Lunch for its subtle pinkish charm and Satin Taupe for its purplish brown tone.

MAC blush – Pink Swoon, MAC eyeshadows in Satin Taupe, Naked Lunch, Shroom.

And then there’s my THIRD pan of MAC blush in Pink Swoon. You just can’t go wrong with that pure a pink on your cheeks! Pink Swoon is also Carrie Underwood’s favorite blush from MAC, which she wore on her wedding day.

Also got MAC eyebrow pencil in Brunette. It’s not really a pencil coz there is no need for sharpening due to its automatic sharpening mechanism. I hope to love this because my previous Rimmel eyebrow pencil was way too dark for my black eyebrows. =( Eyebrows drawn too thick, too thin, too dark or too soft can affect one’s makeup and throw it off balance.

Lastly, there’s Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base, which is a clear eyelash primer to be layered beneath mascara for longer lasting mascara wear. Gonna do a comparison of this with my current Smashbox Lash Primer! (Update: Comparison of Smash Lash Primer and Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base)

Clear Base!


Yay Hay to makeup hauls! =D

 

Concert Makeup: Purple & Gold

What better way to honor and show my love and support for my favorite idol than to put in effort for a great Eye of The Night?

I really wanted to put on falsies but I didn’t want them to make my eyes feel heavy or obstruct my view! LOL.

Mummy and I attended Lin Jun Jie’s concert on 5th March (only got around to uploading pictures now. OOPS!) and I wanted to dress up for him! YAY! After the awesome concert, I came home and decided I should take pictures of myeye makeup. I’m quite pleased with this look. =)

With flash

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