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If there’s anything I’m crazy about when it comes to make-up – it has to be foundation. Foundation is an uber important makeup step because it sets the base and well “foundation” for your make-up. Except for the fact that you may have absolutely flawless skin, the other parts like your lips and eyes won’t look half as good if you have a foundation that doesn’t work for you. I’ve been trying out the Lancôme Teint Visionnaire lately, the newest edition to the Lancome makeup family, and I am solidly impressed.

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First of all the packaging is fantastic and not to mention pretty innovative. I haven’t yet seen a foundation that looks like this. When I first got it, I thought it just had a gigantic cap but on closer inspection, it was actually the lid to another concealer! That’s why this is called the Skin Perfecting Makeup Duo. It contains both a precision corrector and your perfecting foundation. I’ve read a few magazines that have featured this baby and all say that you should start with the concealer first and then your foundation to achieve an even more naturally flawless complexion. This is contrary to what I’ve been doing – since I always put my foundation first and then my concealer so I don’t end up rubbing off the concealer when I buff and blend my foundation.

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I can’t wait to tell you my latest find – The Face Shop Aura CC Cream. Boy, is this stuff good. I’ve been trying to get on the CC Cream bandwagon lately just because it’s all the rage now. I remember reviewing the Rachel K CC cream a long time back, loved it and and now it seems like it’s everywhere now. Incredible how fast things can grow! Of course with the bb cream craze, I was a little skeptical. Most CC Creams now boast color correcting properties and a majority of Asian brand CC Creams try to differentiate themselves by having color changing technology – cream that comes out white and changes to suit your skintone. Basically what is happening here is that there are little sacs of color that you break when you blend the product out so the product appears to change color. Personally, it’s a gimic that is so last century and something that a few foundations already had before the CC Cream craze hit. This does not have the color changing technology but it’s sister, The Face Shop Smart Capsule CC Cream does of which I also bought and will review later.

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Giorgio Armani cosmetics only recently landed back on Singapore shores this year. They were previously available at the airport but now you can get their lux products in Singapore at the DFS on Scotts. I’ve noticed the somewhat large variety of international make-up brands making an entrance into Singapore this year including Tom Ford and Laura Mercier. Eventhough we associate Armani to be more like a fashion house than a cosmetics brand, it’s quickly following the footsteps of Chanel, YSL and Dior.

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Many would agree that the star of their show is the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation that have been pawed by the press and even online. I’ve wanted to try it for a long time coming and today, I’m finally dishing out my review! It’s supposed to give you make-up that looks like skin, be as light as silk and provide decent coverage. The oil-free formula has a Micro-fil technology that allows the foundation to glide on the skin with a silky texture. But, it’s not cheap spend though, retailing for about $73 in Singapore. Today, I thought I might put it to the test and see what the hype is finally all about!

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Happy Thursday. I haven’t raved about a good bb cream in months. There were none. All were a little too gray, made me way too shiny and just didn’t provide the coverage I needed. Well, until I came across this one. It was really a spontaneous purchase at the Holika Holika counter at Isetan at Wisma and I finally don’t regret it.  I bought it for about $32 which is a really good price actually. I first laid eyes on the Aqua Petit Jelly BB in Sunnydahye’s video – she does crazy good asian make-up and kpop tutorials  and I’ve been wanting to jump on the asian make-up bandwagon since forever. And fine, I was a sucker for this cute little packaging. The name was too cute to resist either – i mean..aqua..petit…jelly? Why Yes, I do want to put that on my face. Someone save me before I start rolling around in it and tossing it in the air. Okay.

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I love NARS cosmetics – their blushes are amazing and so are their eye-shadows and multiple sticks. It’s no surprise that I gravitated towards their foundations too but retailing for almost a hundred dollars each (although now priced at $68 because of the recent price drop) when I was back in Melbourne, it moved to my “i want, but can’t have yet” list. Well, that stood until I got to get it only $35 bucks at the Shiseido private sale! Yeah, I was pretty eggscited. Countless of forums discuss the difference between the sheer matte and sheer glow foundations and I picked the sheer matte simply because I’ve been needing the coverage lately from late nights. Also forgive me if I look a little different today. For some reason, sometimes I wake up with single eyelids or double eyelids and today just happened to be a single eyelid day, lol.

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It’s that time of the month again! Well, no..not that time of the month but it’s certainly time to get a facial! Facials are an important to any skincare routine and is recommended by skin experts to be done once a month (or whenever you need a little pampering).  I was invited by Asian Skin Solutions to come down to try out their facial services and intrigued by the way they’ve dived into specialising in asian skin, I couldn’t wait to try them out to see whether it actually makes a difference.  Asian Skin Solutions have discovered that Caucasian and Asian skin is structured differently and that they both have different skin problems that can’t be solved by just one solution. In fact, it’s one of the few salons that specialise in Asian skin here in Singapore.

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