Monday, October 8, 2012

What's in my travel makeup bag - Bali edition

I went for a 5 days trip to Bali last weekend and I'd like to share with you guys what makeup I brought with me. I was gonna take the pics while I was there, but I ended up being so busy I didn't have time. 

So here are the makeup bag that i brought with me 

I like to separate my liquid and powder stuff. I checked in the liquid bag and carry the powder ones in my hand bag. I don't want to risk shattering any of my pressed powder compact and liquid stuff is just too heavy to carry in my purse. 

Here are everything in the pressed powder bag.

1. MAC quad

Manilla Paper, Soft Brown, Corck, and Carbon
here's the swatch

Manilla Paper, Soft Brown, Corck, and Carbon

2. MAC mineralize skinfinish natural 

The only powder I brought to set my foundation

3. Urban Decay Brow Box in Beige Betty

4. Benefit Powder Flage 

An awesome product to set under eye concealer. (I heard benefit is discontinuing this product T.T)

5. Shu Uemura eyelash curler (gold edition)

6. Ardel Accent Lash in 318

These are my favorite fake lashes. They are wispies accent lashes. Looks very natural on the eyes and I always gets compliments whenever I use these.

7. Single Eyeshadows

L-R: MAC Blac Type, MAC Jaunty, Stilla Kitten, Urban Decay Secret Service 
L-R: MAC Blanc Type, MAC Jaunty, Stilla Kitten, Urban Decay Secret Service
8. Bare Minerals Ready quad in The Truth 


9. Blushes 

NARS Deep Throat and MAC Stunner 
NARS Deep Throat and MAC Stunner
NARS deep throat is hands down my favorite all time blusher. It's a warm peachy pink. 

MAC stunner is part of a limited edition MAC me up collection. It's such a pretty pink blush with a gorgeous sheen. it's definitely cooler tone compared to NARS deep throat. 

10. Bronzer and Highlighter

NARS Laguna Bronzer and Dior Amber Diamond 
NARS Laguna Bronzer and Dior Amber Diamond
And now, what's in my liquid makeup bag:

11. Shiseido Sun Protection Foundation 

I brought this foundation with me because of the SPF and because it doesn't budge once it's set on the skin. Perfect for the hot and humid Bali weather. 

12. Make Up Store Cover All Mix

This is a new addition to my foundation routine. I love the texture and coverage of this concealer wheel. 

13. Minis

I like to travel with mini products. So, I poured in some of my chanel vitalumiere aqua foundation in the MAC sample jar. I also brought with me benefit minis that I got from the rare beauty kit. High beam is the perfect liquid highlighter and I mostly use benetint on my lips. It creates the most beautiful pinkish healthy look on my lips. 

14. Tools 

As for tools I only brought with me my mini tweezerman tweezer and sephora sharpener. 

15. Duo Eyelash Adhesive in Dark-Tone

16. More Concealers 

Urban Decay 24/7 concealer, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer, and Garnier eye roll on
17. Revlon Brow Fantasy and Revlon colorstay Eyebrow Liner

Mainly I just use the brow gel on the brow fantasy and use the pencil from the colorstay eyebrow liner. 

18. Maybelline Long Extreme Stiletto Waterproof mascara

This is my current favorite mascara. It has some fiber that will lengthen the lashes. I got tons of compliment wearing this mascara. A lot of people thought I wear false lashes when I use this. It made my non-existent lashes very noticeable. The funny thing is, every time I told people It's just a drugstore mascara, no one believes me. It's really amazing. 

 19. Clinique Bottom Lashes Mascara 

20. Lipsticks and Lip glosses

Loreal Glam Shine Miss Raspberry, Lancome Rouge in Love 230M, Etude House Roll Roll Gloss in no 05 
Loreal Glam Shine Miss Raspberry, Lancome Rouge in Love 230M, Etude House Roll Roll Gloss in no 05

21. Eyeliners

top to bottom: Urban Decay Perversion, Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy, Urban Decay Corrupt, MAC Fascinating Eye Khol, Dolly Wink Liquid Liner
L-R: UD perversion, UD Midnight Cowboy, UD Corrupt, MAC Fascinating, Dolly Wink Liquid Liner

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Current Obsession : Hot Pink Lipstick

I've been loving hot pink lipstick lately. Especially on days that i don't feel like putting on too much makeup. The bold colour helps attract people's attention to my lips rather than the absence of eyeshadow etc. 

Here's my top 2 pick of hot pink lipstick 

1. Dior Addict Extreme in the colour Plaza (476)

This is a rather sheer hot pink, but still give a statement. It doesn't have any shimmer and last quite well on the lips. 

And the swatch: 

2. Revlon Lip Butter in Lollipop 

This is one of the lip butters that is very pigmented. It has a slight glitter and definitely much more brighter than the dior one. The staying power is not that great. Considering that this product is supposed to moisturize your lips, it can slide easily. I would recommend carrying a mirror at all times when wearing this. Aside form that, It's a really nice lipstick. Very bold and striking. 

here is the swatch 

I hope this inspire you guys to pull out your more daring lip colours and use them more often. 


Couture MACqueen

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Inglot Palette - Eyeshadow Palette

If You guys have seen my previous post, you know that I went to Inglot a little while ago. In my previous post I showed you guys my blush palette, now I'm gonna show the eyeshadow palette

Yes, I got one missing eyeshadow. The SA forgot to give me one of the colour that i've picked and I didn't realize that until I'm home. 8 out of 9 of the eyeshadow that i picked are matte because it is hard to find good quality matte eyeshadows. They are really amazing for what they cost. I feel like the matte eyeshadows are definitely better than the wet n wild palettes but still not as good as Urban Decay. 

These are the colours that I have

Matte 335

Matte 328

AMC shine 25

Matte 357

Matte 341

Matte 344

Matte 358

Matte 339

Matte 391

I think they all looks almost the same in pictures, but I promise you, they are different. Here is the swatch:

The texture of the matte eyeshadows are not as powdery as the wet n wild palettes. They are definitely better quality and super smooth. If you compared them with Urban Decay, I think Urban Decay eyeshadows are better packed and less crumbly (Urban Decay use minimal binder to press their eyeshadows). But, for the price, I have to say that Inglot wins by far. each eyeshadow cost me about 15 SGD, where as UD costs about 30 SGD, aside form that, Inglot eyeshadows contain more products at 2.3 gr per pan where as UD's 1.5 gr per pan. 

All and all I think this is a really great product. I highly recommend Inglot eyeshadows, especially for those of you guys that are looking for good quality eyeshadows on a budget. 

Have a great day everyone. 


Couture MACqueen

Monday, October 1, 2012

Inglot Palette - Blush Palette

A little while ago, I got a chance to visit Johor Bahru. If you guys didn't know already, Inglot is a Polish makeup brand that is easily available in Malaysia. So I want there and bought a blush palette and an eyeshadow palette. 

If you are not familiar with Inglot, they are basically famous for their freedom system palette and their nail polishes. I didn't even bother to buy any nail polishes because they are quite expensive (I'd much rather get OPI or essie nail polishes). The freedom system allows you to customize your own palette. They have a ton of different palette combinations. Go check out their website if you are interested. 

These are the blushes:

And the swatches:

The blushes are very pigmented. I need to apply each blush with very light hand and a stippling brush. They are blend-able and very smooth. 

My favorite would be blush 34, It's a very subtle colour that i can use during day time. It has a slight sparkle, but doesn't really transfer to the skin. 

Blush 20 is a matte cool tone pink that is very flattering on the face. Slightly powdery but other than that, it's a really great product. 

Blush 29 and AMC 68 are also very nice and smooth. They have a slight coral tone and very wearable. 

If you have an Inglot store near you, I really recommend these blushes. They are reasonably priced (compared to MAC, UD, etc) and good quality. 

Have a great week ahead.. 


Couture MACqueen