New Makeup!

I recently ran out of some important things in my makeup arsenal, so I headed out to Sephora to get some refills.

I don’t have a preferred makeup brand, so what I buy is usually based on recommendations from friends and colleagues; or even just because I like the packaging. Sorry, that seems a bit shallow huh! But I’m really weak when faced with cute packaging from brands like Anna Sui or Majolica Majorca. 🙁

Benefit High Beam So anyway, the first item in my basket was Benefit‘s High Beam, based on a recommendation by a colleague, who swears by it. This is a very popular item, and I can see why! It gives a lovely subtle shimmer to my complexion, and it makes me look fresher. For someone who has to get up at unearthly hours every day, this is indeed very beneficial. *badumtish*

Urban Decay Eyeliner in Rockstar

The next item was some eyeliner. Having heard about the staying power of Urban Decay‘s 24/7 Eyepencil, I was determined to try it out, and the testers did not disappoint! The pencil colour went on in a delightful creamy feel, and that line STAYED on my hand, even after rubbing hard. Even the counter makeup remover barely budged it on the first swipe, I had to wipe several times before it came off. I picked up the Rockstar colour, which is this deep purple brown that I absolutely love, but I think I’ll try a bunch of other colours soon.

Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray While I was there, I also picked up Urban Decay’s best-selling makeup setting spray All Nighter. I find that my colours (like eyeshadow and blush) don’t stay on my skin because of the ridiculous local weather which melts it all off, so having a makeup setting spray will probably be useful. I have yet to try it though, I’ll update this post after I’ve tried it. I’ve tried MAC’s setting spray before to good results, so I have similar high hopes for this one.

Sephora Makeup Remover I was also out of makeup remover, so I picked up the house brand cleansing water, which in my opinion was only average.

The real star however, is the Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover. Remember what I said about the UD Eyeliner? This remover cleaned that stuff off my eyes in one swipe! It was almost magic. I couldn’t believe it, so I tried it again. The most wonderful thing about it is that it doesn’t feel oily in the least and it smells rather refreshing. And it’s cheap! So so perfect.

I’m still missing some BB Cream, which I use in place of foundation. I’m not sure if I want to go back to my usual staple at Skin Food (which I have to travel for) or try something new. Any recommendations, if you guys use BB cream?

Tue, May 24 2011 »

3 comments on to “New Makeup!”

  1. Melissa Loh says:

    OK, now you’ve tempted me with the UD eyeliner and Sephora makeup remover. So tired of smudged eyeliner at the end of the day.

  2. I haven’t heard of setting spray before – it looks neat! The humid weather here (Taiwan) also melts my makeup off @_@

    For BB cream Maybelline has this foaming BB cream which is really light and airy with great coverage and doesn’t feel sticky. It comes in a can like mini-mousse, and is a bit more expensive, but one can honestly lasts as long as like 5 regular BB creams because you don’t need much at all! If a local store carries it you can try a tester 🙂 It feels really nice!

  3. I swear by the UD liner. Best pencils ever and I hate pencils normally, preferring liquid any day.

    For BB Creams, try skin79 or missha? I like Missha’s personally, out of all the BB Creams I try tho currently i’m using Mini Girls Triple Magic BB which is quite nice too.

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