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LPB June 2010 Favourites

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Items I can’t stop loving & using this month :

For warm summer months, I tend to ” holy go lightly ” on face creams. Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief never fails to deliver a bath of hydrating freshness & relief to my skin, whether it’s burned or not ( hopefully not with the religious use of sun block ).

On nights when I need extra pampering, I will treat myself with Clarins Multi Active Nuit; Enveloping myself in a soothing & nurturing environment.

I never neglects my eyes & lips, even when the temperature rises. Instead, I tend to slather on eye balm & lip balm. I am currently using Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Repair Cream, as a treatment and an indispensable gloss. Chanel Hydramax+ Active Nutrition Lip Care keeps my lips soft & supple, which is important as I like strong, vivid lips when the sun is out.

My make up rules for summer are  – Be safe, Be bold and Be selective.

I always ensure I have enough sun protection before heading out. Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Powder Foundation has an SPF of 20; simply needs to be buffed on for a refined finish that offers sheer to medium coverage.

Estee Lauder Aeromatte Pressed Powder is light & easy, again, I use this for a perfectly bare but impeccably buffed style.

Chanel Rouge Allure Genial is a great pick me up coral when I want to play up my lips. NARS Burn It Blue rises to the occasion when my eyes want to be in the lime light.

MAC blushers in bright pink ( like fashion frenzy ) are my favourites when it’s time for a dramatic cheek. Otherwise, a sweep of Bobbi Brown Antigua Bronzer will keep me looking healthy & radiant.

I also use Yves Saint Laurent Golden Gloss in Petal quite a lot this month. Its shimmery finish is mesmerising.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Zero Smudge mascara is a must have when temperature & humidity are soaring.

Of course, my fragrance becomes lighter & fresher; Jo Malone Pine & Eucalyptus Living Cologne is my current pick.

I am more diligent about deep cleansing & exfoliating in the summer months. Clinique Anti Blemish Solution Oil Control Cleansing Mask , Clinique Turnaround Radiance Peel are the products I turned to when I want detoxification & desquamation. ( Of course, I don’t use them together – over peeling  & the resultant irritation is not fun )


Purple ( 2 )

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Just to prove that purple / plum /mauve / lilac / violet are the IT shades of this Fall, again. ( I am pretty sure we could all get our Fall 2009 collection out again with pride; fashion may comes around in 20 years cycle, apparently make up turnarounds annually ! )

Dior’s 2010 Fall collection, featuring misty mauve eye palette.

Don’t get me wrong, I love dreamy purple eyes and drastic plumy nails. But …..

Some creativity please !

Bobbi Brown Denim Rose

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I am usually an avid collector of Bobbi Brown Palettes as they are great in shades selection, texture & finish.

Until now, Denim Rose Palette. Really ? What’s on your mind Bobbi ? Dolly Parton ?

I am sorry but the shades are appalling, if not repulsive, especially when combined in a denim palette.

Damage ( 3 )

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My recent purchases includes :

1) Shu Uemura Gem Glam eyeshadow g gold

2) Shu Uemura Gem Glam Flawless Glow powder

3) Shu Uemura Gem Glam Vinyl Unlimited soft pink lacquer gloss

4) Nubo Instant Lip Perfection SPF 15

5) Peter Thomas Ruth Unwrinkle concealer & brightener ( eyes )

6) Peter Thomas Ruth Acne spot & area treatment

7) Teosyal Advanced Filler

High maintenance ? Moi ?

Chanel Fall 2010 Collection

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Repeat after me –  purple, plum or perish !

Chanel Fall 2010 collection, you could see that purple hues are in abundance.

Enigma eyeshadow palette & Paradoxal nail polish are too fabulous to be missed.

Shiseido Luminizing Satin Color

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I am lured by Shiseido’s luminizing satin collection by Dick Page.

Lingerie ( ivory beige ) on your eyes, anyone ? How about some alchemy ( light plum beige ) over the window of your soul ?

A collection of wearable, silky-smooth shades. I am loving luminizing satin eye in Fondant ( light turquoise ) and luminizing satin face in starfish ( soft golden apricot ) – the summer 2010 collection.

A beautiful cheek color with true, all-day color and a silky-smooth finish. I also like carnation ( petal pink ) & petal ( pinky peach ).

Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup SPF 10

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Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup SPF 10 blends 100% natural mineral pigments with Dior’s exclusive, active mineralized water to deliver flawless, glowing skin that actually improves over time.

Containing nearly 40% water, this fluid foundation offers an instant sensation of well-being. Skin appears fresher, silky and feels more comfortable.

Thanks to micro-droplets of water, this foundation’s coverage is lighter than a more “classic” fluid formula, even as it evens out the complexion and makes it appear more radiant and transparent.

Clinically proven to improve skin quality +27% after 4 weeks. * Clinical study carried out by a dermatologist on 30 women: assessment before application and on bare skin after 4 weeks of daily use.

023 is a good match for my skin tone. This sheer finish liquid foundation feels refreshingly hydrating upon application. It requires swift blending and it dries  rather quickly.

Diorskin nude gives a sheer, natural, semi-matte finish, yet provides adequate coverage for my pores, blemishes & dark circles. I don’t need to set it with powder. Without powder, It lasts up to 4 hours before any oily breakthrough is noticeable; It doesn’t oxidises but tend to streak on my skin ( only on the bridge of nose where my spectacles slides, not into creases or laugh lines ).

A basic, light, sheer, hydrating foundation that’s easy to wear. My weekend base where I prefer a weightless, barely noticeable, “my skin but better” finish.