PRIVATE BEAUTY BAZAAR

Hi everyone,

I’m doing a private beauty sale this coming Saturday and I thought I’ll just open it to MAKEUP PAPARAZZI readers 🙂

Beauty brands going on sale include: Armani, Cilabo, Diesel, Lancome, Ralph Lauren, Sephora, SK II, Swedish Skincare, etc.

Special Highlights:
• Diesel Fashion Bags going at 50% discount!
• Assorted Nail Art Stickers – 3 for $5
• Star Lash False Lashes – 3 for $15

To RSVP for the event, please visit the event page on Facebook.

Alternatively, you can email me to indicate you’re coming 😉

Love,
SAB
MAKEUP PAPARAZZI

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URBAN DECAY NAKED PALETTE

ALOHA~

A joy to share with YOU! I just bought another member to my makeup collection!!

TA~Da~ ~The highlight of March for me would be T.H.I.S!!

NAKED palette from Urban Decay has always been a “wipe-out” each time the stocks are replenished on the shelves in Sephora. From an insider’s source, roughly only 10 palettes are brought once in a blue moon. If you miss it, you might have to wait for quite some time. No reservation is allowed too. So I am happy that FINALLY, I got it! 🙂

The colours in this palette are suitable for all shades of skin tones. From a neutral day to glamorous night look, this  palette is all you will ever need! The texture and richness is just irresistibly eye-catching.

I will be doing a look with this palette soon. Stay tuned!

For more info, click here!

Love,

JERA
THE MAKEUP PAPARAZZI

MY FEB’11 BEAUTY BUYS

Eyebrow pencil + Concealer from Soap & Glory: CNY treats for myself~!

A whole lot of Victoria’s Secret makeup, fragrance & body care from my US trip: Pampering myself after a long, tiring week~!

Not forgetting to support AVEDA whose makeup range is not available in Singapore: New Lipgloss + more Makeup Brushes!!

A SEPHORA makeup case to house my makeup babies: In preparation for my cousin’s wedding~!

And to end off the month on a beautiful note, I indulged myself in cuties from TONY MOLY: Lip Scrub, Peeling Cream & WTP Eyeliner~!

It has been a fantastic month for me, as you can see 😀

Love,
SAB
THE MAKEUP PAPARAZZI

THE CHOCOLATY ADDICT

Are you a chocolate lover like me? My favourite are the dark chocolates 😀 Which is why I can’t resist doing a CHOCOLATY look!

So how do you achieve a ‘healthy’ chocolaty look without looking like you got sun burnt? 😛

7 steps to The Chocolaty Addict look

1. Makeup Base

To bring out the intensity of chocolate in this look, you can use bronzer all over your face & neck, just like what I did.

Try! “Bronzing Powder” or “Brilliance Powder” from Body Shop, “Bronze Goddess Soft Shimmer” or “Soft Duo Bronzer (Matte)” from Estee Lauder, “Mat Bronze” from Make Up For Ever or “Shimmering Powder” from Laneige.

2. Eyeshadow

Find the right shade of dark brown eyeshadow that suits you. Test the shade on the back of your hands to check and  the swatches & avoid getting browns with red hues in it, because those tend to make your eyes look like you cried the whole night 😦

Try! Eyeshadow N98 or N139 from Make Up For Ever, #32 Chocolate from The Body Shop, or  “Twiced Baked” Eyeshadow from Urban Decay

Can you spot the colour gradients of the eyeshadows? From dark chocolate to light chocolate brown… watch the colour fade into the highlights! Such blending is termed as smoky eyes as the colour is ‘smoked out’ 🙂

3. Eyeliner

Any black eyeliner will do the job for this look! Just make sure you smudge the dark brown eyeshadow on top of the eyeliner drawn to soften the effect.

Try! “24/7 eyeliner in Zero” from Urban Decay

4. Fake Lashes or/and Mascara

Every girl has their own preferred taste of fake lashes. And my personal take is the fake lashes that gives the best results are those soft, straight strands (made from animal hair, I believe) because they usually give a sophisticated effect. Just in case you are unaware, mascara can actually be applied over such lashes more smoothly, as compared to the hard synthetic fake lashes.

For lash glue, I prefer them to be from Lash Grip. It hardly fails me even when I am tearing due to irritation. You can purchase this from SASA or Guardian.

One coat of mascara is NEVER enough! Apply 2 coats on the top lashes (yours & the fake lashes) to ‘join’ them together. If you have long lower lashes, you can also apply 2 coats of mascara  on them to create more intense-looking eyes.

Try! “Blackout” in WTP from Christian Dior or “Aqua Smoky Lash” from Make Up For Ever.

5. Eyebrows

As you can tell, I prefer my brows to have a thick & natural feel. To tame my brows, I always use a brown natural mascara over my brows to keep the disobedient strays in place.

6. Blusher

Opt for brown-based blusher or bronzer; peachy-orange blusher will look great with this look too!

Try! “Brush On Bronze” from The Body Shop, “Afterglow Blush” in Score from Urban Decay“Blush Rush in Bare” from Smashbox or “Sculpting Blush” in N10 from Make Up For Ever.

7. Lips

Keep them NUDE to compliment this look!

Try! “Tinted Lipglass” in Lust or “Cremesheen Glass” in Just Superb from M.A.C  🙂

And, presenting the final results after all that hard work…

Extra Bits & Pieces

Wanna smell like bars of chocolates? Then I’m sure you will love:

  • “Fantasy” perfume by Britney Spears, which contains the scent of white chocolate
  • “Covet” perfume by Sarah Jessica Parker, which emphasizes lavender and chocolate
  • “Sephora Spray” & “Wash and Scrub” in chocolate
  • Urban Decay Flavored Powder in Cocoa

Now, I’m really craving for dark chocolates! I think I’m going to make a trip to Vivo City for a box of Awfully Chocolate ice-cream soon 😉 Who wants to join me?

Love,
JERA
THE MAKEUP PAPARAZZI

SEPHORA SALE: UP TO 70%!

Not everyone is aware of this great opportunity! But because you are reading our blog,  you have earned it!

The European Beauty Giant Chain, is holding a sale of up to 70% off on selected brands.

Brands include Bliss, Too Faced, Pop Beauty, Bare Minerals, not forgetting in-house Sephora brand and many more.

So head down to Suntec Convention Centre. Level 2, Room 208,

17th – 20th March 2010