FOTD – Sept. 3, 2012

Products Used: VMV Hypoallergenics Skintangible SPF30, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Medium Dark, Laura Mercier Eyeshadow in “American Coffee” for my brows, Shu Uemura eyeshadow on lids, Avon Supershock Mascara, Physician’s Formula Happy Booster Blush in “Rose,” MAC Chatterbox lipstick, and NYX Pink Gold Megashine Lipgloss

I rarely ever smile without showing my teeth, which is why I couldn’t just put up the photo on the left on its own–sometimes I look at it and I like it, and other times I just don’t. Hehe! Anyway, this is a look I did yesterday, using MAC Chatterbox for the very first time. I kept everything else on my face really simple and clean since I was just off to school for the day, but I can imagine Chatterbox pairing nicely with a soft gray smokey eye for an evening look. I have a NYX lipgloss layered over Chatterbox here, again to soften it up a little bit, as the finish is slightly matte when its on its own. I love how Chatterbox made me feel super girly and fresh! :) Definitely a lipstick I see myself wearing often! ♥

New in This Week!

[L-R clockwise]: Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum in #56, Caudalie Beauty Elixir, MAC Chatterbox (Amplified Creme), MAC Dare You ( Cremesheen), Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencil in “Clinic,” and Urban Decay Original Primer Potion. 

1. Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum– I already have the Healthy Mix foundation, which I unexpectedly found at a Watsons in HK a while back, and I liked the formula but picked the wrong shade. I heard that the serum version of Healthy Mix was even better (more of a gel formulation) so I ordered this off ASOS and waited a month for it to arrive plus I had to pay customs fees… oh the crazy things I do to get my hands on makeup. The good news is that I love this so far and the shade I picked might be a tinge too dark for me but the formula is forgiving so it’s not a problem.

2. Caudalie Beauty Elixir – This is another product that so many people swear by. I asked my boyfriend to pick it up for me while he was in Singapore last week, and when he read my list he couldn’t get over it being a “beauty elixir” which I have to admit is kind of funny. It definitely doesn’t make you instantly beautiful or anything crazy like that, but it is incredibly invigorating for a face spray. If you’ve been wearing makeup for a few hours, this spray can help make you look fresh again!

3 & 4. MAC “Chatterbox” and “Dare You” – I have wanted these lippies for a while now. Chatterbox is really creamy pink that kind of leans towards the cooler side, but can sometimes look neutral. So as a morena, this is a bit difficult to pull off, but it’s do-able! Dare You is a red that all warm-skinned girls should look into. It’s very wearable because it’s not a solid red– as a cremesheen it has more of a glossy finish (but not too much so). I imagine this as the perfect Christmas red!

5. Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencil in “Clinic” – I love green eyeshadows. This color is an emerald green with silver glitters in it. It’s easy to apply and stays put really well even without a powder over top, but even better so with a powder shadow. I’m pretty sure I’ll do a review/comparison post on this eyeshadow/liner, so I won’t say much right now.

6. Urban Decay Original Primer Potion – Just replacing my old tube, but this is the first time I got the primer in the new packaging! It’s a huge improvement over the old one, which had a useless doe foot applicator. There are other primers out there and I even have one which is arguably better than the UDPP, but this is just so convenient and easy to apply. Repurchase forever.

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