Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette – To Hide Dark Eye Circles And Blemishes

Let’s together now say BUH-BYE! to dark eye circles that would put a vampire to shame and glaring red areas on the face that make us look like we’ve been slapped with a rubber band!

In a pretty, white, and fuss-free slim compact, the Sonia Kashuk is extremely portable with a magnetic lid that snaps tight shut. Through the transparent lid you can see a quad of concealer colors – salmon, light beige, (dirty) green, and a powder.

How to use the Sonia Kashuk concealer palette?

To prevent the concealer from caking up under the eye and on specific areas on the face, use an eye cream before applying any eye makeup and allow it to be fully absorbed. I use the KOSE Sekkisei Eye Cream, which does a great job at moisturizing yet feels light on the skin.


L’Oreal HiP Chrome Eyeliners Review – Violet Volt and Silver Lightning

More and more drugstore brands are coming up with eyeliners that possess quality that can challenge those of high-end brands, but at a fraction of the price. Avon, Prestige, Total Intensity, and now L’Oreal! These brands have had their eyeliners compared to the likes of MUFE Aqua Eyes and Urban Decay 25/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils.

The L’Oreal HiP Chrome Eyeliners are compared most to the UD 24/7 Liners as they look similar in packaging – sleek and professional exterior – and  quality – creamy and pigmented.

Here’s a review on two of the four L’Oreal HiP Chrome Eyeliners – Violet Volt & Silver Lightning which I got together with the L’Oreal HiP Eyeshadow Duos.

Glide On Like Butter

The L’Oreal HiP Chrome Eyeliners glide on like butter. There is no need to pull your eyelid to ensure the lashline and waterline are well-covered with eyeliner – zero tugging! Which means reducing the rate of fine lines formation! One less pull a day keeps the fine lines away! However, it being so creamy and soft, the likelihood of breaking is high. I was just gonna swatch Silver Lightning when it…


It just broke! And there wasn’t any *snap* sound, just silent. Like biting into cheese.


L’Oreal HiP Eyeshadow Duos Review – Showy and Platinum

What makes an eyeshadow awesome? INTENSE PIGMENTATION – so that you don’t have to keep going over and over the product with a brush or your finger to get some decent payoff.

The L’Oreal HIP Eyeshadow Duos are named so because in every High Intensity Pigments eyeshadow duo, there is one extremely pigmented color. Really, just one. More about that in a while.

The L’Oreal HIP range of eyeshadows and eyeliners came to Singapore in 2010 for a very short while and I really didn’t think much of them. It was only much later, and after reading how people absolutely worshipped the HIP range that I was brought to attention how good they really are. But by then, L’Oreal had pulled the entire range out of our shores. Booohoooo…….!!!


Kat Von D Beethoven Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

The dusty night is engulfed in loud, crazy music. The crowd cheers, chants, and head-bangs with wild abandon. On stage a rocker chick jams with her electric guitar, her right foot stamping and head banging the air to the heavy metal music. She screams and the crowd screams with her.

Yea, that’s my idea of who would totally rock (pun intended) the Kat Von D Beethoven palette.


The reason why I got this palette was that it was rated as the second best selling eyeshadow palette – just right after Urban Decay Ammo Palette. I absolutely ADORE my Ammo Palette so anything that is rated just right after that must be almost as good right? WRONG!

I wonder why this palette was named ‘Beethoven’ when the colors clearly ooze heavy metal rock and at their best, sombreness. Every time I put the colors on, I feel like I’ve sunk into a deep and cold gothic-like mood. Not uplifting at all, which is not what makeup should make a person feel.

Pigmentation & Fallout

The first 4 colors from the left are the epitome of heavy metal rock.


Stage Cosmetics Photo Pro Foundation Review | Foundation For Glowing Skin

The Stage Cosmetics Picture Perfect Foundation had “Cleo Award Winner” stickers on them, while the Photo Pro Foundation had none. I asked the very unapproachable SA for help but she kept going back to playing Angry Birds on her iPhone behind the cashier counter every time after I asked her a question. I have higher tolerance for sales assistants at crazy sales, like the Stage Cosmetics Moving Out Sale.

The difference between the 2 liquid foundations is actually the amount of coverage. The Picture Perfect Foundation gives less coverage while the Photo Pro Foundation provides more. I’m not one who goes for anything less than medium coverage – I don’t get the point of tinted moisturizers – so the option was clear.

They were selling at 2 for S$19. Gotta grab some! But I didn’t understand their weird numbering system.

02 Take 1

03 Take 2

… and so on.


Revlon Colorstay Foundation Shades For NC20-25

There is nothing more exasperating than going to a store, knowing that it carries the brand of product you want, and then getting hit hard in the face when you see that it carries LIMITED SHADES of the foundation. Not even those counters at Metro or BHG carry the full range of Revlon Colorstay Foundation shades.

Okie, drama queen, there is more to life than frowning over foundation shades.

But mannnnn!!! Why do they do this to us?

There are 20 shades for the Revlon ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex liquid foundation. Guess how many people in Singapore are entitled to?

A grand total of 5.


In the picture are Sand Beige (left; available in all drugstores) and Buff (right; not available in any drugstore). They are just one shade apart, but make a whole lot of difference.