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LPB May 2010 Favourites

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My May 2010 favourite items :

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer for as a beautifying base for lazy day where I couldn’t be bothered using any foundation & sunscreen as it’s armed with SPF 15 already. It does prime & perfect my skin virtually in 60 seconds.

Yves Saint Laurent Teint Resist on T zones & cheek, Teint Radiance around  my eyes for a long lasting, immaculate, polished & brilliant look. Yes, I do use different foundations over different area of my face, at times different shades  for highlighting & contouring purpose.

I am loving M.A.C powder blush in Garb, a sheer wash of peachiness to revitalise my much abused skin / life style.

Nothing beats Yves Saint Laurent Singulier mascara for a dramatic, voluptuous lashes in a single stroke.

Chanel Rouge Coco Perle or Sycomore is my choice for understated yet composed lips this month.

Warmer months demand fresher fragrance, I am spritzing Chloe Eau De Fleurs Capucine or Neroli all over myself for invigoration.

I enjoy take all my make up off with Bobbi Brown Cleansing Oil, it makes grime busting seems effortless & actually a pleasant task.

Dior One Essential serum is currently my nocturnal regime for repair & detoxification.

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Chanel Orient Extreme

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I want Le Vernis Black Velvet, Illusion D’or and the Jet Gold ombre duo.

Black Velvet – deep, intense, velvety black. ( neither matte nor glossy )

Illusion D’Or – white lacquer with gold, purple and blue glitter.

The last time Chanel had similar eyeshadow palette was in 2001? I love the combination of shimmering gold & jet black.

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

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Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief. It is described as an updated formula that elevates performance to extend and prolong moisture for a full 12 hours, while taking into account changes in temperature and humidity.

Skin is said to experience a new level of hydration from the very first application, with moisture continuing throughout the day or night.

The lightweight gel dramatically improves skin’s natural moisture retention ability, according to Clinique, addresses the cause and effects of skin dehydration, and penetrates deeper into the stratum corneum with a quick and faster release of prolonged moisturisation.

Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief is suitable for all skin types, and can be used as often as needed all over the face.

It can be used as a facial moisturiser twice a day; as a moisture enhancer applied over regular moisturiser; as a midday moisturiser applied over make-up; or as a five-minute facial mask.

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief’s main active ingredients are Trehalose and Sorbitol, sugar-derived substances that penetrate the skin and help retain moisture. They adapt well to differing levels of humidity and dryness, which is a major feature of Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief itself. Hydrolyzed Extensin also acts as a buffer between environmental and heat/moisture changes and the effects they have on the skin, and works to keep the skin hydrated at an optimal level.

Hyaluronic acid is also included in Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief, and this acts as a wrinkle-filler while working to create a barrier to retain the skin’s moisture. Betula Alba and Lady’s Thistle Fruit extracts increases the skin’s strength, and aloe leaf water increases the skin’s affinity for water, encouraging it to retain more. Lastly, Dimethicone acts as a “skin cushion”, and acts as a lubricant.

This refreshingly hydrating gel has been my favourite since it was launched in the 90’s ( its predecessor ). I like the versatility of it – a moisturiser, a booster, a mask & an eye gel. This very basic, fragrance free, irritant free gel is a great moisture magnet; It really sorts out seriously dehydrated skin in minutes, bathing the upper layer of my skin with ample hydration.

The new version of moisture surge does exactly what it predecessor did – quenching skin thirst and acting as a moisture reservoir for continuous skin hydration & comfort; The new version, Moisture Surge ETR also turns into a semi – matte, powdery finish thanks to the silicones technology, provides a primed surface for smooth make up application. ( The older version tends to leave a sticky residue behind )

I regard Moisture Surge ETR as a rescue remedy for dehydrated skin, it’s a staple in my emergency tool kit.

Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Birch Bark Extract, Ladys Thistle Extract, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Sucrose, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Trehalose, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Sorbitol, Oleth-10, Tromethamine, Caffeine, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Hydrolyzed Extensin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Palmitoyl Olgiopeptide, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Peg-8, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Magnesuim Ascorbyl Phosphate, Carbomer, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Red 4 (Ci 14700), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140).

Chanel Ombres Contraste Duo

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New eyeshadow duo from Chanel – for an understated yet defined chic style. No drama, no fuss; Just simple, classic shades for inherent elegance.

I loves taupe delicat ( brown + peach ), gris subtil ( black + grey ) & misty soft ( chocolate + taupe )

Please visit Joey’s blog for more description of these lovely eyshadows – http://joeychong.wordpress.com/2010/06/06/the-new-eye-signature-ombres-contraste-duo/


Blue Is The New Black

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Inspired by Jade’s dress ( jadepaloma.wordpress.com ), I am in my blue phase at the moment; loving ultramarines, turquoise, navy, teal……

A subtle way to wear blue on your face is to use blue mascara , teal kohl pencil.

For the show stoppers, you should venture into the blue eyeshadows zone ( caution ; not for civilians, ie beginners ). Use a graduation of blue hues on your lids; dress your lashes in violet, finish your look with beige or coral for a neo 60’s  retro chic.

I loves Lunasol’s blue eye palette. Don’t forget your nails, paint them in this season IT  shade – Tiffany blue / Robin egg blue.

Guerlain, Kanebo, Kate & M.A.C. have palettes of lovely blue eyeshadow to suit every budget.

LPB officially declares blue is the new black this summer.

Couple these ultra cool shades with a stunning deep tan for a marvellous style ( again, check out Jade’s photo and you will appreciate what I am talking about )

What’s your favourite blue eyeshadows / nail varnish ?


Tag : Recent Beauty Adventures

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Last Mascara you bought : YSL Singulier 04 ( purple )

Last Lipstick you wore : Chanel Rouge Coco Camellia

Last Look you wore that you loved ! : peachy cheeks ( MAC Garb + Prim & Proper ) with shimmery pink lips ( YSL Golden Gloss 19 )

Last Eyeshadow you fell in love with : MAC Shimmermoss

Last Blush you wore : MAC Garb

Last time you washed your brushes : last week

Last nail polish you removed : MAC Brown Bag

Dior Crush Glow Eye Palette

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Although I am not a fan of Christian Dior 5 shadows eye palette ( too shimmery for my liking ) , I am very impressed by the look Joey modelled on her blog, using Dior’s Crush Palette.

Charlize Theron was wearing CD Crush Glow in the picture above, it looks rather earthy & plain with her tanned cheeks & beige lips. Safe for the office but too dull & lifeless for summer.

Joey, on the other hand, decided to give this palette a twist with an injection of “mojo”

She looks so fresh & radiant ! Those of you that love a natural finish with a flush of vibrant colour should check out her blog. She has mastered the art of contrasting & complimenting muted, understated eyes with bright cheeks & lips.

Check out her blog on http://joeychong.wordpress.com. Her colour combinations will make you look at least 5 years younger.