Look Feature: Urban Decay TEN 24/7 Glide-On Liners Part 3 – The Colors!

Alrightey, Part 3, now let the fun begin!

This instalment is all about the coloured liners within the Urban Decay TEN 24/7 Glide-On Liner set and when I say color, these are indeed pow to the wow.

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Though of course, that’s my sentiment about it because as I had shared during my overview entry, somehow the consensus on how pigmented and intense these liners are aren’t exactly the same across the board. Some felt that the coloured shades could use more pow-wow though I think for usability (yet with enough of a color kick) these are just right.

Of the 3 parts, this features the most shades, 4 in fact – Gonzo, Voodoo, Vacancy and Stargazer – so let’s get started shall we?

We’ve got quite a bit of ground to cover!

p.s. there isn’t a sole feature for Perversion (also found within the set) because it’s a rich black that has been used one way or another in the looks of the other liners so you can take reference there.

Gonzo –

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Starting off this coloured series with the one that I think is the trickiest to wear of the lot.

 

The trickiness stems from the fact that the shade itself is incredibly striking. Pair that with a creamy and smooth satin finish that I would consider rather intense and you get a shade that’s not something you’d choose to pop on every single day. Unless a vibrant streak of teal is totally you then you go girl (or guy!).

If you’re not one to shy away from bright colors then there’s nothing not to love about Gonzo – it’s smooth, opaque, creamy, intense and a beautiful color. Even the neutral loving me thinks it’s just one of those pop of colors that’s good to have around because you never know when you’re feeling a little spunky!

Even if brights aren’t your usual option you’ll likely warm up to this one just fine!

Products Used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion, Shupette Has It All Palette 
(Icy pale blue & Icy mid blue), Primal (Naked 2 Basics), 
Undone (Naked 2 Basics), Cover (Naked 2 Basics), 
Skimp (Naked 2 Basics), Gonzo 24/7 Glide-on Liner, 
Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Liner, Perversion 24/7 Glide-on Liner

 

Stargazer –

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When it comes to colored liners you can never forget the gold.

Gold liner is quite classic and it works in many ways for people be it as a subtle highlight or a prominent feature. As a personal preference, I like my gold liner considerably subtle (definitely not the way I wore it here, ha).

In fact, I don’t actually reach for gold liners often because I feel the pairing of it with a crisp black liquid liner very… been there done that. That doesn’t take away from the fact that its a tried and tested combo but, it’s just not too exciting and still very cleopatra-esque to me no matter how many times I’ve tried it.

Though this time around to make it more exciting for myself I decided to really go out there with it and frame the eye in a pretty elaborate winged liner with some black as well, of course. It’s the sort of look I would probably do for my dance stages back in school but… somehow it didn’t feel too daunting to wear this to work either. Really, no kidding.

Sure it’s dramatic but maybe because Stargazer doesn’t have the liquid-gold sort of density and shine (it’s got a little hint of silver, somehow), it makes it a lot more wearable especially for those averse to wearing gold cause it’s usually ‘too much’.

Products Used: 
Urban Decay Primer Potion, Undone (Vice 3), Downfall (Vice 3), 
Reign (Vice 3) Truth (Vice 3), Stargazer 24/7 Glide-on Liner, 
Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Liner, Perversion 24/7 Glide-on Liner

 

Vacancy –

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Vacancy is absolutely stunning. If you’re conservative about your coloured liners then greens and purples like this would be your very best friend because while they’re a nice pop of color, they’re really not too difficult to pair and too striking to wear.

Vacancy immediately brings to mind my favorite Solone eyeliner, unimaginatively named Emerald, except Emerald seems to have a more yellow-green tinge to it while Vacancy leans towards the blue-er side of things.

It’s a beautiful beautiful blue-green shade, really, and while I wouldn’t wear it every day I can imagine some people would!

Products Used:
Lancôme Aquatique Eye Base in 01, Lancôme Hypnose Star 
Eyes Palette in Au Natural Brun, Vacancy 24/7 Glide-on Liner, 
Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Liner, Perversion 24/7 Glide-on Liner (lower lid)

 

Voodoo –

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Voodoo is a lovely purple (I feel like I use lovely for every color…) that’s got enough sparkle to it, that it glams up a look, while having a little depth to the shade as well – it’s not a stark magenta thats going to look like it’s hovering above your lids.

I think as far as prominent colored liners go, purple is always the easiest to wear, and easily the prettiest too, so I don’t have much to comment about Voodoo except that it’s gorgeous and it works.

You could even choose to wear it alone if you’re adventurous enough, or have voluminous lashes to frame your eyes but I always like that outline of black around my peepers because I need that definition.

I tried to wear this a little differently from Vacancy (which is how I always do my coloured liners) and did a little ‘bracket’ towards the outer flick of the liner as well but… that’s just me and having tried colored liners for too many days in a row, looking for something different to do.

Products Used:
Dior Backstage Eye Primer, Shupette Has It All Palette – champagne gold, 
pink and maroon-brown, Voodoo 24/7 Glide-on Liner, 
Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Liner, Perversion 24/7 Glide-on Liner

 

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Wow and there you have it, all 10 liners featured in my 3 parter about the Urban Decay TEN Liner set (and of course that overview entry) which you can revisit here if you happened to have missed any of them!

The Urban Decay TEN 24/7 Liner Round Up (Thus Far):

If you have noticed I haven’t done a sole look for Perversion because it plays a supporting role in many of the looks I have featured and it’s such a beautiful rich black that lasts well on the lids that I’m hooked on using it every day now! I think it’s been awhile since I’ve touched my HG MAC Powerpoint Liner in Engraved… Oops.

That said, I do think this Urban Decay TEN Liner set is a nice one to indulge in be it if you already are a huge fan of the 24/7s or if you’re new to these and want to get a set to check out a couple of shades at a go.

There’s a nice mix of textures, as I had mentioned, and colors within that you’ll definitely be able to put together a look be it if you’re thinking to go neutral, natural, glammed up or just want to be all experimental!

I, for one, am loving this set and while I’ve had it with me for about a month now (thank you for the super advance press piece, Urban Decay!), I still see myself reaching for some shades pretty often. To the point I’m a little worried about their life span but I’ve only sharpened the most used one 2-3 times so I think I’m still good!

That all said and done, I’m wrapping up my Urban Decay TEN Liner series and am glad I managed to push this out during this period where things are winding up and getting rather hectic.

I don’t want to make any promises yet but I do have a slew of posts I’m looking and hoping to put up, fingers crossed on that!

 

Thanks for reading!

Urban Decay’s TEN 24/7 Glide-On Liner Set will retail for S$80 and will launch 1st March 2015.

The set is Limited Edition and Perversion aside, the other 9 colors are exclusive to this.

Sponsorship disclosure

Look Feature: Urban Decay TEN 24/7 Glide-On Liners Part 2 – The Sparkles

So, here’s Part 2 of my Urban Decay TEN 24/7 Glide-On Liners look feature and in this part I’ll be showcasing the ‘sparkle’ shades or the glimmer / glitter shades, whatever you’d like to call them really.

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Compared to the other parts, Browns and Colors, this is probably the most brief considering it’s a showcase of only 2 shades – Glitter Rock and Moonspoon – though that said they shouldn’t be overlooked either because while the browns are practical and the colors are a nice kicker to a look, the Sparkles are the ones that truly shine.

Well, no pun intended but they’re so pretty (and easy, might I add for sparkles) to wear and don’t drag on the skin unlike other sparkly liners would. There’s still a nice glide to it though notably grittier than the mattes but no reason to deduct performance points of, that’s for sure.

That all said and done, let’s get to the looks! If you haven’t checked out my overview entry yet, you really should read that one first! :)

p.s. there isn’t a sole feature for Perversion (also found within the set) because it’s a rich black that has been used one way or another in the looks of the other liners so you can take reference there.

Glitter Rock –

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This!

I didn’t expect to end up liking this so much but I really do. It’s the perfect liner thats got enough shine and glitz to make your lids sparkle with the light but not so much that you look incredibly dressed up. Read: It can be work appropriate too, not just evening / night appropriate!

For a liner with some glitz and shine, it’s considerably creamy and doesn’t tug on the skin with wear. Since Glitter Rock is a rather light shade, I do recommend pairing it with your usual crisp and sharp cat eye with this atop for that added oomph to your look.

At least that’s how I’ve been pairing it every time I wear it. Crisp liner with a cool neutral eye and Glitter Rock as an accent on the lid, perfecto!

Products Used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion, Frisk (Naked 2 Basics), 
Primal (Naked 2 Basics), Undone (Naked 2 Basics), 
Skimp (Naked 2 Basics), Glitter Rock 24/7 Glide-on Liner, 
Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Liner, Zero 24/7 Glide-on Liner (lower lid)

Moonspoon –

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Well, let’s not question the queer name and what it’s supposed to mean so let’s move on to the color.

The way I had worn Moonspoon here is actually over my black liquid liner so it serves more as this overlay of smokey grey and shimmer. On its own, Moonspoon (which apple autocorrect is so adamant to change to Monsoon) is definitely a darker shade than Glitter Rock but due to its glitter formula, the grey base is of a sheerer nature so it doesn’t quite lend the definition that I prefer.

Though of course you can wear this like how I had worn Glitter Rock – with Moonspoon on the edge of your black liner instead of overlayed, makes sense? – so it gives that mildly smoked out liner look and a hint of shimmer as well.

I think either ways Moonspoon is a lovely shimmery liner to own to either play up your usual crisp liner or to wear on its own for soft yet sparkly definition. The sparkles are absolutely beautiful too, might I add.

Products Used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion, Beauty Cottage Palette (Aphrodite, 
Helen, Medea, Calypso), Moonspoon 24/7 Glide-on Liner, 
Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Liner, Perversion 24/7 Glide-on Liner

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And voila!

I told you it was going to be brief, right?

Well, I know that I could keep these Look Features a whole lot more brief, because I did promise a one paragraph blurb but hurhur they all end up like a mini-entry, though I guess I just have so much to share and so much to ramble on about.

Either ways I hope that the pictures and my thoughts about it is useful be it in giving you ideas on how you can choose to wear all 10 shades should you be on the fence about the set and thinking – why would I need 10 new liners, right?

Well, I think the question should be why not!

That said, here’s a recap of the series thus far and stick around for the last instalment before this set’s 1st March launch date!

The Urban Decay TEN 24/7 Liner Round Up (Thus Far):

Thanks for reading!

Urban Decay’s TEN 24/7 Glide-On Liner Set will retail for S$80 and will launch 1st March 2015.

The set is Limited Edition and Perversion aside, the other 9 colors are exclusive to this.

Sponsorship disclosure

Look Feature: Urban Decay TEN 24/7 Glide-On Liners Part 1 – The Browns

Hello you guys!

Show of hands, how many of you all (those who celebrate Chinese New Year, or maybe not!) are on leave from work today, or perhaps for the whole of the week even!

Well, lucky you! I may be wrapping up at work, which usually sounds like easy and quick business, but it’s turning out to be quite tricky with a good amount to sort so I do want to apologize for some backlog build up and all.

You know the drill, so much to say but so little time to put it all up!

Eitherways!

If you’re back to work during this festive period or chilling at home on work leave and have a little time to kill then I hope my mini series of Look Features featuring the Urban Decay TEN 24/7 Glide-on Liner Set will be informative and also a good read for you!

I aim to keep this as brief as I can (let’s see how that pans out) and let the pictures do most of the talking.

I do have some thoughts for each shade but I’ll keep it as short and sweet as I can! I hope you have fun seeing my take on the colors within the Urban Decay TEN 24/7 Glide-On Liner Set and if you’re looking for more information about it, don’t forget to check out this overview entry!

p.s. there isn’t a sole feature for Perversion (also found within the set) because it’s a rich black that has been used one way or another in the looks of the other liners so you can take reference there.

So first up, the browns!

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While the TEN Liner set has a good amount of colors and glitter liners going on, there’s also a nice mix of wearable and usable browns within and this entry will spotlight on those.

The TEN 24/7 Liners featured in this entry are Faint, Smokeout and Mugshot.

 

Faint –

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This look is actually attempt number 2 with Faint because the first look I tried, Faint ended up too, well… faint.

As with Mugshot (which you’ll see in a bit), Faint is a beautiful and classic staple sort of a shade to have – a creamy smooth matte mid-tone brown that would be great to use all over the lids or to blend, if an eyeshadow. Though once you change it up to an eyeliner then the dynamics do shift a little.

As a liner, it’s most ideal for those who like their eyes done soft, in the case of a soft whisper and glide of color which isn’t my way of wearing liner but for the sake of showcasing the liner as a liner (because I always feel inclined to use this as a cream shadow base), I paired it with a pared down look of almost nothing on the lids except a sweep of skintone beige to even the lids out and provide a smooth canvas for the the liner.

Faint is kind of in the middle ground where my liner preferences are concerned – too light to offer definition and not flashy enough to be an accent liner – but I still saved a spot for it in my stash knowing that one day I’ll come to appreciate its subtlety!

You never know when you need a creamy matte cool mid-town brown, right?

Products Used:
I had forgotten to list it down for this particular look but it's simple enough it shouldn't matter, heh!

 

Mugshot –

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Mugshot is a really beautiful brown actually. It’s nice and warm and with the right amount of depth and shine, I can see why this would be an incredibly popular and classic eyeshadow favorite amongst Urban Decay fans. As with Faint (pictured earlier) it is a color that works as an eyeshadow – easy to throw on everyday and also easy to smoke up for the night – but as a liner I feel it falls a little short.

Though I did like the way I wore it here because given how neutral and soft a color it is (as a liner) I felt like I could play it up a little more with some inner corner flicks and all.

Though color-wise, if you like that slight definition to the eyes but nothing harsh and in the case of Mugshot with a nice kick of sheen then I think it’s not too bad a color. The way I typically use Mugshot (when not doing a liner representation as I am here) is as a cream colored base which defeats the purpose of it being an eyeshadow-turned-liner but eitherways, it sticks and stays and works that way. It’s a pretty color no less and being exposed to it as a liner is making me curious of the shadow!

Products Used:
Dior Backstage Eye Prime, 5050 (Naked On the Run), 
Fix (Naked on the Run), Stun (Naked On the Run), 
Mugshot 24/7 Glide-On Liner, Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Liner, 
Perversion 24/7 Glide-On Liner

 

Smokeout –

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There’s nothing not to love about this smokey deep brown unless of course, you don’t like the look of smokey deep browns.

Much as my heart lies with the crisp and perfectly flicked deep black winged liner, every once in awhile I like to indulge myself with a smokey (but haute) mess of brown blends on the lids. There’s just something so casual, effortless and yet still sexy about a deep smokey eye and if that’s your go-to look than you’ll be more than happy with Smokeout in your inventory.

I paired this with a different sort of eyeshadow placement from my usual, one that would accentuate the smokiness of Smokeout – a look that starts deep and dark at the lash line and slowly feathers out towards the browbone, without any crease definition.

I think that’s my favorite way to wear Smokeout and I’ve revisited this look a couple of times already.

Products Used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion, DTF (Vice 3), 
Factory (Naked 3), Limit (Naked 3), Strange (Naked 3), 
Smokeout 24/7 Glide-on Liner

 

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Okay, I know we’re off to a very simple start here with the Urban Decay TEN Liners set because neutrals / browns ultimately are as such… neutral and brown so there’s nothing overly exciting about them but you have to admit that while they aren’t pow wow in visuals and not the most eye catching, they are the most reliable so I decided to kick start this series by showing you what are the looks you definitely will be able to get from this set and the looks that will be able to take you through your everyday.

Now that that’s sorted, we’ll get started on the Sparkles and the Colors coming right up, alright?

Am I doing good with keeping this short and (relatively) brief thus far?

The Urban Decay TEN 24/7 Liner Round Up (Thus Far):

 

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for looks of the rest of the liners!

Urban Decay’s TEN 24/7 Glide-On Liner Set will retail for S$80 and will launch 1st March 2015.

The set is Limited Edition and Perversion aside, the other 9 colors are exclusive to this.

Sponsorship disclosure

Look Feature: Naked On the Run – Texture Mish-mash!

So this is it, the day!

The day that Urban Decay’s Naked On the Run goes up and running (oh joy, I can’t stop with the punny references) so if you’re looking to get your hands on it, do hurry down to ION Sephora!

I doubt it’ll be possible to be in amongst the first few right now because those who really want the Naked Vault are probably already in queue (right? I’m guessing…) but you could still make it to be one of the First 100 and walk away with a deluxe sample of Urban Decay’s Anti-Aging Primer Potion!

Eitherways, good luck to all heading down. Remember, it’s ION Sephora and it’ll launch 6pm today (5th Dec).

Now on to the look, here’s my attempt at fusing a matte and shimmery color together for a fusion of textures.

I will say that in pictures the look didn’t quite come out as distinctive as I would have liked, partially due to the fact that I’m also perfecting the idea of mixing textures since I’m more accustomed to wearing pearly, frosted or sheened eyeshadows alone. But I think this is an okay start and you’ll like see more texture mishmash from me!

Though in the meanwhile, here’s my rough stab at it with the deeper end of the palette spectrum.

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Somehow it photographed a little more intense and darker a mix of browns as compared to how it looks in person but no matter, just an observation.

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Given the pairings available, I could go light (with Fix and Resist – the ashy beige matte and cool taupe metallic) or darker and smokier as I did here.

I had the matte shade (Dare) in the inner corner and all over the lid actually with Stun (the gold shimmer strewn brown on the outer corner.

The effect of the look was a little different from what I had in mind, probably due to the texture of the shadows and that Stun has a refined touch of gold shimmer instead of the piece-y gritty sort but I think it ended up being quite alright. Though I’ll definitely explore this texture mix again with grittier, sparklier shadows!

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Here’s a blurry shot to capture the shimmer. I don’t even know how many times I’ve said ‘shimmer’ in this post…

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For the rest of the face, the cheeks are largely the same as what I had used in previous Naked On the Run looks – with the bronzer as contour and blush as blush – but this time around I loaded up on 5050 on both the cheeks and also high points of the face for a more glowy and radiant finish to the skin.

Continuing the texture mix, instead of glossy and shiny lips from the Naked Gloss within, I cheated here and went for a satin finish on the lips instead.

My inital intention was matte but as it turns out, Laqa & Co’s Fat Lip Pencils weren’t as matte as I had remembered them to be.

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I must say, when you consider mixing and matching textures and not just colors alone, it makes the whole look rather interesting to put together.

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I apologize for the fact that my eyes always looking so bloodshot in the mornings. I’m not quite sure why but they look better as the day progresses. It must be the fact that I’m totally not a morning person, ha!

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BROWS
Shu Uemura Hard 9 Pencil in Walnut Brown
Shu Uemura Brow Manicure in Honey Glazed

FACE
Vichy Normaderm Anit-Imperfection Hydrating Care
Lanôme Absolue Liquid Foundation
MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer
Tarte Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Incandescent

EYES 
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Dare – all over lid (NOTR)
Urban Decay Stun – outer half of the lid (NOTR)
Urban Decay 5050 – brow highlight (NOTR)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Liner in Stag


CHEEKS 
Urban Decay Naked on the Run Blush
Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (contour)

LIPS 
Laqa & Co Fat Lip Pencil in Ring of Fire

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The Lighter Texture Mix Variation!

Now, hijacking this post a little, I was about to end it with just showcasing that one variation of the matte and shimmer mix but both curiosity and the need to document it got the better of me so I explored the lighter texture mix options I had mentioned at the start of the post.

I didn’t bother to create a brand new entry for this because it’s quite a simple look and aesthetically it isn’t very much but for those considering all aspects of this palette before acquiring it (why even consider, just get it!) here’s a look you can explore.

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Naked Look 3 lighter

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I can envision this being a look I’d throw on quite often when I’m not sure if I feel up for shimmer or matte – why not both right?

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With that, I’m going to round up this dedicated mention to the Naked On the Run Palette and as always I hope that amidst my spam of looks that sometimes may not differ too much from each other, you found this helpful and informative!

Don’t forget to run down if you want to get your hands on this!

Urban Decay’s Naked On the Run Palette will be launching 5th December (6pm) at ION Sephora. This is Limited Edition.

 

Cutting that long ramble down, I’m signing out of my blog for a bit though I do have some posts scheduled and planned so this space wouldn’t end up dead but I guess for me it’ll be a bit of a break – a fun and tiring one so… not so much of a break-break but whatever, I’m rambling again.

Okay, see you guys shortly and stick around for more posts I have planned!

Thank you again for reading!

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LOTD: Warm Hue-d Browns with Shupette (Has It All Palette & Blush)

I’m really excited about this look but I feel I could be the only one with this sentiment.

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To a large part of you guys, you’re probably groaning and going “not another brown look” but I truly feel that not all brown looks are made equal.

Really!

Okay hear me out here.

There’s the everyday-brown-look that is subtle, soft, nicely shimmery in the way that gives your eyes a glow but nothing over the top.

Then there is that evening-dinner-brown-look – a look that has a little something extra to it. Yes it is brown, it is mildly shimmery and shiny in all the right places but it also plays up your eyes so beautifully they sparkle in a way that your everyday-brown-look just doesn’t quite achieve.

So far so good?

If you, like me, feel that there are varying degrees to a neutral look then you’ll be in for a treat because while the Shupette Has It All Palette is largely pretty in pastel, I think the brown shadows in here are absolutely stellar.

Primarily the deep warm brown within (the darkest of the browns) and you’ll see it work its magic in this look.

Though to be very fair, I could possibly recreate this with one of my many (many) brown eyeshadows within the stash but that would involve me having to find them, dig them up and perhaps lay out a clutter of different palettes when I could just settle for this very one, right?

For justification purposes, I will say that buying this solely for the browns is a bit crazy but hey, if you’re already at the edge of the cliff let me push you over with this eye look.

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As usual, when approaching a new palette, my modus operandi is – safe, simple, me option first.

So this was the first look that sprung to mind as I stared at the palette trying to piece a look together.

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I primarily used 3 eyeshadow shades, the soft champagne gold, the mid-tone coppery-gold shade and the deliciously warm creamy brown.

I think I’ve got a huge crush on that brown, really. It’s so perfectly warm and deep but blends out to be a light enough wash if need be… so beautiful~

Enough of my ramble, here’s more of the look and less of my words.

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The lip product that I used is a bright-enough pink that still contains enough coral and peach that it is considered fairly wearable for the day (‘ticked’ above).

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I was inclined to choosing a red lip but somehow at crunch time my hands veered towards this color though I’m not complaining because it is a pretty lip shade nonetheless.

What’s more it matches the Silk Cushion Cheek Color in Pink perfectly :)

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BROWS
Shu Uemura Hard 9 Pencil in Walnut Brown
Shu Uemura Brow Manicure in Honey Glazed

FACE
Vichy Normaderm Anit-Imperfection Hydrating Care
Dior Diorskin Nude Liquid Foundation
MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer
Tarte Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder

EYES 
Lancôme Aquatique Eye Base in 01
Shu Uemura Shupette Has-It-All Palette
- top right golden mid-brown
- burnt auburn brown
- bottom right pale champagne
Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics in Cover (crease)
Starlash Lightning Waterproof Liquid Liner in Black
MAC Powerpoint Liner in Engraved

CHEEKS 
Shu Uemura Shupette Silk Cushion Cheek Color in Pink

LIPS 
She Uemura Shupette Has-it-All Lip Bon Bon (3rd from right)

 

So this wraps up my first and rather unimaginative take on the Shupette Has It All Palette but wouldn’t you agree that sometimes, neutral and classic is something that just works – no explanations needed, no bold colors necessary.

Simple, clean, poised.

Or is it just me?

But if you’re craving for a little color I’ve got a look with some semblance of a color (as much as this palette would lend me) coming up tomorrow so stay tuned!

 

Thanks for reading!

Read more about the Shupette Has It All Palette here and the Silk Cushion Cheek Color here!

Sponsorship disclosure

Shupette’s Silk Cushion Cheek Color (Pictures & Swatches)

Here’s more kitty lovin’ coming your way!

I know back in the day when I went on my non-stop Lancôme rampage (because we would be kindly given a whole slew of items that were released) I felt a little apologetic about talking about one single item without a ‘break’ in between though these days I seem to feel it’s more therapeutic this way.

Do I make sense?

Because, in case of this, if I were going to talk Shupette, why not just lay it all down consecutively for a whole week even so those who wish to know are able to check it out all at one shot without (much) disturbances, yeah?

It makes filing and the whole flow so much easier too. Tell me it’s not just my OCD-self….

 

I mean I doubt you all would want to be jumping around from kitty cat to a bath product, to maybe some hair stuff, makeup and back to little ole kitty cat, yeah?

I guess it loses that momentum somehow… so anyway, my point is, this is kitty cat week so cat ladies, sit tight and hang tight!

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This next kitty cat product (okay, am I annoying you by saying kitty cat?) is one that I’m actually a little undecided about. It’s really just me sorting my own feelings because those who have tried this product end up really liking it and so do I, actually, it’s just that it comes with a couple of catches and tiny hoops to squeeze through but I guess I don’t mind.

So anyway, this product here is a cheek product, a rarity within Shupette’s very extensive collection. You would think there would be a couple more cheek options within this cutesy collection given that’s the easiest to market to a youthful audience but no, there’s only 1 cheek product in 2 color variations.

What’s up with that, Shu?

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Though to appease us a little, I would say that the formula of said cheek product that was included within this collection is quite glorious.

It’s one of those formulas you can’t quite explain because it’s so interesting and cool yet it works incredibly well at the same time. Though as a personal conflict, the only beef I have against it is that it’s part-cream.

You know me, cream products and I don’t always get along.

I seem to have conflict with many many things in this beauty realm – cream cheek products, lip pans… I’m bothersome, I know.

But anyway, as I was saying while this is a little bit of a cream-like product, it’s not actually cream either so this is where I started to open myself up to the product and accepted it a little.

It’s a bit of a dense cushy mousse-like product that swatches creamy but blends on to a smooth powder-like finish on the skin. It’s not tacky on and in no way shiny or greasy either.

If I had to compare it to something, I would say it vaguely reminds me of those Maybelline bouncy blush things that were all the rage a little while ago.

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Housed within a really simple and functional packaging with a clear top (I like this aspect) so you can easily see the product, simply twist off the cap and voila.

For all the incredibly state-of-the-art packaging we’re seeing these days, something about a plastic and simple case like this feels mildly nostalgic. Or I could just be over-thinking, as I always do.

As I had mentioned, this comes in a miserable selection of 2 shades – Orange and Pink – and the shocker is that I chose Pink.

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So cute those kitty cat paw prints!

I’m the sort who would rather opt for coral / peach / orange first before I settle for pink but given how cutesy (and pastel-hued) the Shupette Palette is, I figured the Pink shade would be more of help to pair up some looks.

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Here’s a closer look at the intriguing texture of the product.

Again, it’s like a smooth dense mousse but slightly creamy and rather smooth once swatched. The formula isn’t slippery or greasy at all, which makes it quite nice but given how I like to use this (over my whole getup – yes, even powder), it proves to be a bit of work to properly blend it all in.

A little more dabbing, blending and even more blending to even the color out is required but it’s possible to wear this color over your already-done base without disturbing the foundation, powder or concealer.

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That said, I think that would be the little hiccup I have with this guy – that it takes a tiny bit more refining and time than if I were to simply swirl and dust a powder blush on with a brush but the result is truly well worth it because the flush this lends seems to look so natural (and so adorable too) that I can’t help but reach for this more often than I would like.

I’ve tried using a stippling brush and a couple other options with this but I figured the best way around it is still using my fingers.

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There’s just something so special about this (and cream products, mainly) that hugs the skin so closely that it seems to replicate a cheek flush most naturally and perfectly.

Much as I love powder blushes for their ease I will agree that creams do have that advantage over that natural factor and somehow it’s just different when you’re using a cream product as opposed to a powder, but the hassle that it comes with often turns me away.

It’s nice, though, that this one lessens a lot of those hassles (and thicky creamy greasiness, though no less elbow grease, heh!) and has actually opened me up to using it and preferring it more than even my powder options most times.

It works great for workdays with a full out look and weekends for a natural look, I’m really enjoying it if you can’t already tell!

Have I already mentioned that this blush just lasts and lasts through the day? I don’t bother setting it with a powder (or another blush) on top; I simply dab this on, blend, and voila! Unless you are very oily and would have to dust some powder on for a peace of mind, I think this trooper can last you through your everyday too.

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Lip color is one of the lip pans from Shupette Has It All Palette

It’s a pity this is Limited Edition, really, and from what I have seen of it (on BritishBeautyBlogger, here) apparently there isn’t a whole lot of product in it either but I’m sure it’ll be nice while it lasts.

I hope to see more of these Silk Cushion appearances in Shu Uemura collections to come and, of course, in more colors please!

 

Thanks for reading!

Shupette’s Silk Cushion Cheek Color retails for S$45 each and are available at all Shu Uemura counters island-wide.

This is Limited Edition

Sponsorship disclosure

LOTD: Vice 3 – Smokes and Classics

Well, wrapping up my back to back feature on Vice 3, here’s a look that I wasn’t initially in the plan but happened as I was staring at the palette mindlessly.

It was like a eureka moment when my gaze trailed to the last column of the Vice 3 palette and I assessed the smokey greys and taupes that were just calling out for a look.

So here you go, something classic, something simple and something smokey!

How smokey the look can go depends on your preference but over here I kept it fairly controlled and just about right for daytime wear. Though some can argue that you don’t need a ‘right time’ to wear a smokey look, I think I would still like to keep some semblance of an image at work, especially after parading around with this much red on my eye the last time…

I doubt much needs to be said about this look, it’s such a classic look that it speaks for itself though it does display the versatility of the Vice 3 palette. With this you can be sure you’re covered from superbly simple neutrals, to crazy whacked out colors and even signature smokey looks as such.

While it’s not my style to bring a palette as huge as this when I travel, I can imagine that it would be helpful for those who travel a lot for formal appearances and fun alike.

Business meeting look, check. Girls night out at the clubs, check. Evening function in a sleek black dress, check!

Keeping it really textbook, I paired it with a matte red lip. Can’t get anymore classic than that!

BROWS
Shu Uemura Hard 9 Pencil in Walnut Brown
Shu Uemura Brow Manicure in Honey Glazed

FACE
Vichy Normaderm Anit-Imperfection Hydrating Care
ZA Perfect Fit Liquid Foundation
MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer
Tarte Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder
Guerlain Perles D'Azur Meteorites

EYES 
Lancôme Aquatique Eye Base in 01
Urban Decay Vice Palette 
- Angel (all over the lids)
- Defy (outer corner of lids)
- Revolver (outer-v)
- Sonic (softly in the crease)
- Last Sin (brow bone)
Starlash Waterproof Lightning Liquid Liner
MAC Powerpoint Liner in Engraved

CHEEKS 
MAC Mineralized Blush in Ring of Saturn

LIPS 
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Mat in 203

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Since this will be the last of my spam of Vice 3 for a bit, I thought to include a bit of a summary or closure statement here.

I’ll likely still mention this palette from time and time and it’ll probably do cameo appearances in looks to come but this is the end of my dedicated Vice 3 run so I can continue to share about other brands and other exciting launches that are zooming your way – so much stuff, so little time!

I had a lot of fun putting these looks together and even though this is really only the tip of the ice berg when it comes to eye looks that the Vice 3 is capable of, I hope it was fun seeing how I would use it in my own way.

I’m curious to see how others would wear Vice 3 so if you do pick it up and post about it on instagram (or your blog) do tag me or comment below! It’s always fun to see how different people with different eye shapes and styles would interpret the same product!

I know my looks are far from professional and, if anything, could use with added pizzazz – like mascara, or falsies, or further amped up with colored contacts etc – but I was doing this with what limited time I had in the mornings and they are looks I go out of the house with, which I felt makes it more credible in a sense: Showing you looks I do wear out instead of looks I do for the sake of doing them and posting about it here.

I don’t wear mascara and falsies on a daily basis due to my frames so… I guess I’m just keeping it real, ha! Though the looks would have been more complete with those elements, no doubt :)

So anyway, I’m rambling and I should sum this up with information about where to get this and whatnot so, for recaps sake, here are the looks if you’ve missed it!

 

Once again, thank you for reading and I hope you have fun with your Vice 3 Palette should you choose to pick it up (or have already picked it up)!

Urban Decay’s Vice 3 Palette retails for S$88 and is available at Sephora now!

Urban Decay’s Vice 3 is a Limited Edition product.

Sponsorship disclosure

LOTD: Vice 3 – Halloween Red-dy Eyes… Geddit?

Okay, granted this look wasn’t created with Halloween in mind, nor was it created for Halloween but… it’s Halloween today and so appropriate to post this rather over-the-top red-hued eye look, no?

To my own defense, I did wear this out and about my normal day at work and while yes some colleagues commented on my eyeshadow (“oh hey you’re wearing eyeshadow today!” – when I do wear eyeshadow everyday…) no one said it looked too much.

So perhaps sometimes frames (if you’re new, I wear glasses because contacts aren’t my friends right now) does help tone the madness down.

But anyway, yes this look is really an exploration of the beautiful pink-ish and cranberry tones within this palette.

Rightfully they should be paired one at a time (either Alchemy or Sonic) and rarely worn all together but… if you’re going all out, might as well.

All the red hued eyeshadows within Vice 3 are gorgeous in color and pigmentation while being smooth and creamy in texture.

They have a mild frost or sheen to them that gives it a little depth but not so much that it makes these already bold shades even harder to wear.

If you ask me, of the lot I would personally give Sonic and Bondage a little more wear purely because Alchemy is a touch pink for my taste but Alien paired with it would be beautiful for those who love a flash of pink to their eye look!

Rightfully, with an eye look as strong as this one it’s always safer to go neutral and plain with the rest of the face, keeping the focus on the eyes.

But I think we’ve established from the start of this post that soft is not the way I am going.

I managed to shop my stash and dug up a Dior Addict lippie (Mayday) that I have completely forgotten about.

Why? I’m not sure because it is another gorgeous (I’m over-using this word here) red that I’ll be sure to reach for a lot more.

Products Used:

BROWS
Shu Uemura Hard 9 Pencil in Walnut Brown
Shu Uemura Brow Manicure in Honey Glazed

FACE
Vichy Normaderm Anit-Imperfection Hydrating Care
ZA Perfect Fit Liquid Foundation
The Body Shop InstaBlur Eye
Urban Decay NAKED Loose Powder (to set)
Guerlain Perles D'Azur Meteorites

EYES 
Lancôme Aquatique Eye Base in 01
Urban Decay Vice Palette 
- Truth (all over lids)
- Alien (over lids, just below the crease)
- Alchemy (middle portion of the lids)
- Sonic (outer-corner)
- Bondage (outer-v definition)
- Downfall (blending in the crease)
- Bobby Dazzle (browbone)
Starlash Waterproof Lightning Liquid Liner
MAC Powerpoint Liner in Engraved

CHEEKS 
Shu Uemura Glow On (Powder Blush) in P Soft Coral 332

LIPS 
Dior Dior Addict Lipstick in Mayday

 

Voila, thy dramatic look~

Does it look like what some of you are wearing out for Halloween today?

Pity I’m at work this Halloween (not at work the whole night but rather working late) so I’ve got nothing planned but I’m thinking to throw a pillowcase over my baby boo once I’m home and have her play a ghoul, just because.

Only when you’re babies / toddlers can you get away with simplicity like that, heh!

 

Thanks for reading!

Urban Decay’s Vice 3 Palette will retail for S$88 and is already available at Sephora!

Vice 3 is a Limited Edition Palette.

Sponsorship disclosure

LOTD: Vice 3 – Breaking Down the Dragon

Okay, enough neutral play, let’s bring on the big guns and by this I mean summoning thy Dragon

Okay, fine…

As far as dragons go, this little fella is on the tamer and milder side but don’t look down on him (it’ll hurt his little green heart) because he still packs quite a punch, especially if you decide to pile this Dragon on over a darker (or complimenting) base!

For this look, I used it as-is and the only thing I wore it underneath is a sweep of Last Sin, which I’ve been quite taken to using as a quick sweep beneath any bolder colored looks (that require more blending) that I’m doing.

I’m not sure why but… it’s just a thing.

To tame the green-eyed Dragon look down, because even though this green isn’t a pow-wow intense green it does glow with vigor and catches the light even in dim sitations (like a dragon squatting and watching from a darkened cave… okay too much imagination now), I introduced a little bit of Brokedown to the outer-corner.

I’m not sure why I didn’t think up this look earlier, it’s so stunning and as far as colors go, this is easy to wear and pull off.

Everytime I wear greens on the eyes, it’s a default reaction to plop on some corals on my cheeks and lips so, that’s what’s going on on the rest of my face!

Products Used: 

BROWS
Shu Uemura Hard 9 Pencil in Walnut Brown
Shu Uemura Brow Manicure in Honey Glazed

FACE
Vichy Normaderm Anit-Imperfection Hydrating Care
Giorgio Armani Silk Luminous Liquid Foundation
MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer
Tarte Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder
Guerlain Perles D'Azur Meteorites

EYES 
Lancôme Aquatique Eye Base in 01
Urban Decay Vice Palette 
- Last Sin (as a wash all over lids, not seen)
- Dragon (on the inner corner
- Brokedown (on the outer corner)
- Revolver (lightly on the outer-v)
- Reign (crease, lightly)
- Truth (brow bone)
Starlash Waterproof Lightning Liquid Liner
MAC Powerpoint Liner in Engraved

CHEEKS 
YSL Heart of Light Blush in Light 01

LIPS 
Lancôme Rouge in Love in 132M

 

It was a really nice refresh to wear a fun pop of color on the lids again and while I will still scurry to neutrals when I need a reliable and quick look, I’ve been willing myself to wear more color these days and I’m enjoying it.

Something about donning stronger shades on the lid feels so liberating, fresh and ‘alive’ once more.

I sound a little cuckoo about now so I’m gonna stop…

 

Thanks for reading!

Urban Decay’s Vice 3 Palette will retail for S$88 at Sephora, launching TODAY (30th October)!

Vice 3 is a Limited Edition Palette.

Sponsorship disclosure

LOTD: Vice 3 – Blues the Natural Way (Sins, Heroines and Bondage…)

So… I tried to think up ways to make use of the very blue-sy row of colors but I will admit that my days of donning blue eyeshadows are well over.

I still like them and I recall my smokey blue wearing days fondly but for some reason, maybe because I am so tired all the time now, I feel a full out smokey blue eye look would just emphasize the fatigue on my face.

Though it is a color I still like to revisit, in small doses and paired with the right amount of neutrals to keep it from looking too ‘druggy’ on me. If you’re a blue loving and donning fiend then yes, please go ahead and scoff at my wimpy way of wearing it but for ladies who are seeking out ways to wear color (but not wear color, hurhur geddit?) with the Vice 3 palette, then maybe this look might resonate with you!

As they say, a leopard never changes its spots right?

Once a neutral lover, always a neutral lover… Though okay, I’ll admit colors are fun to don and I’ll feature more of that in the upcoming Vice 3 looks.

Vice 3 aside, I also want to give a shoutout to the eyeliner that I have on.

You see that blue sparkle amidst a darkened base? As well as the deep dark and creamy black I have on my lower lashline? Yes those are the works of the Urban Decay 24/7 Dual Ended Glide-on Pencil (from their Black Magic pencil set) in LSD (the blue) and Perversion (the black).

So… I heard that LSD is a name of a drug and I get Urban Decay’s ‘edginess’ to go with something like that but it makes me wary to say something like “I really love LSD”.

Which in this case I do… but I’ll have to clarify that it is the pencil liner I love.

I’ll talk about Urban Decay’s Black Magic 24/7 Pencil liner set again, but if you’re curious it launches tomorrow (along with Vice 3).

One more last shoutout, the lips.

I have on a recent favorite, the Shu Uemura Vision of Beauty Vol 01 lipstick in Orange.

I don’t have a true creamy and straight out orange lip color in my stash, the closest of which is a coral / reddish-orange which ultimately looks red so this little fella is such love.

Though pity that with it being such a stand-out color, in a way different to a bold red, it is not something you can pop on everyday because it can be a little tricky to match.

But it is a beautiful shade and if you’re adventurous with your lip shades, it’s always good to have an orange in the stash!

Products Used:

BROWS
Shu Uemura Hard 9 Pencil in Walnut Brown
Shu Uemura Brow Manicure in Honey Glazed

FACE
Vichy Normaderm Anit-Imperfection Hydrating Care
Dior Star Liquid Foundation
MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer
Urban Decay NAKED Loose Powder (to set)
Guerlain Perles D'Azur Meteorites

EYES 
Lancôme Aquatique Eye Base in 01
Urban Decay Vice Palette 
- Last Sin (all over the lids, below crease)
- Freeze (on the outer corner)
- Heroine (on the outer corner, outer-v)
- Bondage (dabbed lightly, blended in the crease)
- Truth (brow bone)
Urban Decay 24/7 Double Ended Eye Pencil in LSD & Perversion

CHEEKS 
MAC Mineralised Blush in Warmth of Coral

LIPS 
She Uemura Vision of Beauty Vol 01 Lipstick in Orange

 

Thanks for reading!

Tomorrow I promise you, we’ll be stepping out of neutrals!

Urban Decay’s Vice 3 Palette will retail for S$88 at Sephora starting 30th October 2014.

Vice 3 is a Limited Edition Palette.

Sponsorship disclosure