FOTD - Warm Brown

Feb 25, 2015

Warm reddish brown is my archenemy color that usually makes me look drunk and unattractive. But those irrisitably gorgeous makeup looks on Pinterest often tempt me to try the unfriendly colors.
Soft tonal nude and brown are in for this spring as well as pastels, and there are always more than a few items that are begging for a stash shopping. Trying this look on a low key work day didn't seem a bad idea, either.

FOTD - Warm Brown
(My camera acts like a completely different animal with window light. It softens everything. Yet it accentuates every single flaw on my face under softbox lighting. Isn't it usually the opposite?! At least the colors are quite accurate in this picture.)

Burberry Lip Glow No. 23 Oxblood

Feb 21, 2015

This is a very good quality lip gloss. There is nothing really wrong with it.
I was hoping to discover the Burberry makeup range in a positive way although my discovery was quite late in the game anyway. Unfortunately, Burberry Lip Glow Oxblood has left the same impression as this posh brand itself has on me. I am just not very enthused.
Is it nice? Yes. Do you like it? Yes. Do you want more of it? No.

Burberry Lip Glow Oxblood
Burberry Lip Glow No. 23 Oxblood

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Gobi

Feb 15, 2015

I was a bit worried that this new NARS foundation might not be a great fit for me considering the mixed reviews out there. Unswatched online foundation purchase is always a scary thing, too.
Thank God, I love this foundation! I have been wearing it almost everyday for a week or so, and the result is quite consistent.

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Gobi
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Gobi

Haul - Paul & Joe, NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

Feb 6, 2015

Happy Friday!

Today I wanted to do a light post about my recent haul.

I have to say it does feel good to have placed a few online orders for makeup and pretty things. Granted I am a materialistic person who maybe likes makeup too much, but it also means my work schedule is finally letting me breathe and think like a beauty blogger (yay!).
I've realized I don't shop or even think about shopping much when I am really busy, which is interesting because I know retail therapy can be quite soothing for many people under stress. For me, shopping based on "want" (vs "need") is some form of creativity, which I do not think I could afford lately.

Paul & Joe haul

NARS Blush Mata Hari

Feb 1, 2015

Lately I have been reaching for NARS Mata Hari almost every day.
This classic offering from NARS gives me the perfect winter flush without looking ruddy on me. It is an easy one to work with as well, although I generally lack of skills and fancy brushes.
Being out there forever, Mata Hari isn't buzz worthy. But do check out this matte plum pink blush especially if you have neutral fair/light complexions. It is a unique beauty for sure.

NARS Blush Mata Hari
NARS Blush Mata Hari

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