1. Today’s #motd:
    ➊ My usual base of @makeupforeversg #HD #Powder (best #loosepowder ever for oil control) mixed with #Ponds #MagicPowder. M
    ➋ #Eyeshadows: used @ultabeauty #Eyeshadow in Naked as an all-over base, then blended out @bobbibrown Rock Shimmerwash from lid to crease
    ➌ #Eyeliner: @etudehousesingapore #Play101 #pencil in 50, which is a deep neutral brown (review coming soon!)
    ➍ #Blush: @maccosmetics Blushbaby
    ➎ #Highlighter: my trying-to-use-it-more-because-I-hit-pan @smashboxcosmetics Softlights Quad in Aglow for both all over #highlight and spot work

    Realized I forgot to include my lipstick! But today’s one was a @benefitcosmeticssg one that’s a neutral rose! :) #clozette

     
  2. I actually hit #pan for the first time ever on a #blush! This is none other than @stilacosmetics old classic #blusher in the shade Bud, a really nice neutral and pretty light #pink. OMG! :) #clozette

     
  3. Tagged by @paradeoflove to show you one soft spot in my #makeup #stash! I’m sure some of you already know this, but it’s none other than #blush! These are almost all of my #blushers except for a couple of stragglers that COULDN’T FIT (no, seriously), so it took me awhile to get this photo! So, meet my blush family:
    ① @etudehousesingapore: I have their Minnie #blusher and it is so pretty!
    ② @wetnwildbeauty - love their #powderblushes!
    ③ #RockandRepublic: now DC, RIP R&R. I have another one that couldn’t fit into the picture.
    ④ @stilacosmetics classic #blushes, I wish they still made these!
    ⑤ @sleekmakeup #powderblush: I have 5 of these!
    ⑥ @dior: Another DC’ed one!
    ⑦ @beccacosmetics: I only have their #creamblushes, want to try their powder ones!
    ⑧ #FlirtCosmetics Urge #blusher: supposedly a dupe for NARS Sin!
    ⑨ @lancomesg Blush Subtil
    ⑩ #Chanel Joues Contrast: I have only 2 because they’re $$$, but these have lovely formulas!
    ⑪ @benefitcosmeticssg: I have 4 of these, and each is pretty in its own way!
    ⑫ @maccosmetics: I have 3 of these including one MSF blush
    ⑬ @illamasqua: Super pigmented, needs a skunk brush to apply! I have 2 of these.
    ⑭ @bobbibrown: I have 4 Pot Rouge #creamblush and 1 powder blush.
    ⑮ @cargocosmetics: I have 4 #powderblushers, 2 of which are DC’ed shades.
    ⑯ @lauramerciersg: I have 2 powder blushes, these are great quality..
    ⑰ @NYXcosmetics: cheap and good! Yay!
    ⑱ @bourjoisparis: I have 3 of their iconic their little round blush
    ⑲ @quocosmetics: this is a Canadian (I think?) brand, that I got in a swap.
    And that’s it! Whew! #clozette

     
  4. On Wednesdays we wear #pink! So here are some of the pink #blushes I have in my #stash of #makeup and #beauty #products. As a #makeuphoarder, some of these are discontinued (horrors), but all of them are lovely! In this #photo:

    ① #Chanel Joues Contraste in 54 Rose Dust
    ② @bobbibrown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks in Summer Pink (DC’ed)
    ③ @dior DiorBlush in Vintage Pink (DC’ed)
    ④ @lauramerciersg Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Highlight 02
    ⑤ @stilacosmetics Cheek Color in Bud (DC’ed)
    ⑥ @makeupforeversg Second Skin #CreamBlush in 220
    ⑦ @beccacosmetics Cream #Blush in Amaryllis
    ⑧ @illamasqua #PowderBlusher in Beg
    ⑨ @wetnwildbeauty Blush in Heather Silk
    ⑩ @smashboxcosmetics Soft Lights in Dolce Vita (LE some years back)
    ⑪ #RockandRepublic #PowderBlush in Spank (RIP R&R makeup)
    ⑫ @sleekmakeup Pixie Pink Blush
    ⑬ @CargoCosmetics Blush in Tonga
    ⑭ #Bobbibrown Pot Rouge in Powder Pink
    ⑮ #Cargocosmetics Blush in Mendocino
    ⑯ #Stila Blush in Hint (DC’ed)
    ⑰ @lauramercier Tender Mauve Second Skin #CheekColor
    #clozette

     
  5. My favourite #colour tag by @paradeoflove! Like her, #purple is my favourite colour. Turns out I have more purple #beauty #products than I thought! A quick rundown by categories (no lip products because I forgot to include them, gah!):

    Eye #makeup:
    ➊ @benefitcosmeticssg Eyeshadow in Raincheck?, Pause for Applause, Gimme Some Plum, Gossip, and the World Famous Neutrals Sexiest Nudes Ever
    ➋ @maccosmetics 6 Gem Eyes Palette (includes Seedy Pearl, Crystal, Shale, Trax, Beauty Marked and Parfait Armour), and Flirty Number
    ➌ @ultabeauty Elegance
    ➍ @narsissist Tokyo
    ➎ @bobbibrown After Hours
    ➏ @makeupforeversg #eyeliner in 11L
    ➐ @urbandecaycosmetics Rockstar eyeliner
    ➑ @stilacosmetics Cool #Eyeshadow trio, Rain and Grace
    ➒ @Lorealparissg HIP Duo in Electrified
    ➓ @Mememecosmetics Eyeshadow in Cafe

    #Blush/#highlighter:
    ➊ @illamasqua Kiss
    ➋ @beccacosmetics Wild Orchid Creme Blush and Gypsy Loose Shimmer Powder
    ➌ @etudehousesg Minnie Touch #Blusher
    ➍ @benefitcosmetics Hervana
    ➎ @Smashboxcosmetics Softlights #highlighters in Tokidoki and Aglow
    ➏ #flirtcosmetics Urge

    #Nailpolish:
    ➊ @Chinaglazeofficial LOL
    ➋ #Illamasqua Baptiste, Jo’mina, and Poke
    ➌ @cirquecolors Vaudeville
    ➍ @Sallyhansensg Purple Pizzazz and Mystic Lilac
    ➎ @modelsownofficial Boogie Nights
    ➏ @bynubar Treasure and Prevail
    ➐ @zoyanailpolish Adina and Yasmeen
    ➑ @pscosmetics Atomic Brain
    ➒ @essiepolish Nice is Nice
    ➓ #Nfuoh polish no. 68 

    And that’s it for #myfavouritecolour! Whew! #clozette

     
  6. The joys of @chanelofficial! They’re $$$$$ but I do like #chanel’s #eyeshadows and especially the #blushes. In this #photo are the Les 4 Ombres #Eyeshadow #Quad in Prelude and #JouesContraste #Blush in Rose Dust (the closed #compact is the Orchid Rose Joues Contraste #Blusher). #clozette

     
  7. Today’s #tbt doesn’t feature #throwback #makeup from my own stash, but from ex-blogger Jojoba. Jojoba ran a beauty blog, and her blog started a couple of years before mine. I felt an affinity for her blog because she was also Asian and from the region and she also wrote long detailed posts with lots of swatches. Also we hung out on makeupalley forums back then (before reddit and Instagram). Though I didn’t know her personally, I visited her blog quite regularly. One day I typed her blog address a d got an error page. She had shut down her blog and I didn’t even know until I tried to visit. This was all a couple of years back, her blog address was taken over by others and now just contains spam. It makes me sad that none of her original posts remain. This is an image from one of her pairs, where she notes that the @bourjoisparis #bakedblush in Brun Cuivre is a #dupe for @chanelofficial’s #JouesContraste #blush in Orchid Rose (only the shimmer level differs), which I loved. I guess the blogosphere is a pretty transient place as blogs come and go, and I hope she’s doing well in her non-blog-life! #ihaveadupeforthat #clozette

     
  8. I was tagged by the lovely @treveiler to show you my #bronzers and #contour #products, but since I’m a typical Asian girl who isn’t really into #bronzing, I have very few of such products! Two, to be precise! (Now blushes and highlighters on the other hand…) Here they are:
    ➀ @makeupforeversg #sculpting kit: this is colour 02, and has a #contouring and #highlighter #powder, both matte.
    ➁ #jellypongpong’s Brazilian Sun Brazilian Puff Bronzer - this came with a cute puff but I’ve long since lost it! This has a really huge pan of product inside it (as you can see from the #photo) and it is meant for use all over your body and face, but I use it for a more natural nude-looking #blush :) #clozette

     
  9. My @lauramerciersg #haul from earlier this week:
    1. #Matte Radiance Baked #Powder in #Highlight 02 - very pretty pink #highlighter without any obvious glitter bits! OMG this is so #pretty!
    2. Matte #EyeColor in Buttercream - a vanilla nude #beige #eyeshadow shade for under the brows
    3. #Luster Eye Color in Topaz - Topaz is one of the more famous @lauramercier #eyeshadows, and it’s a gorgeous neutral #taupe!
    4. Caviar Stick #Eyecolour in Grey Pearl - a #creameyeshadow in convenient pencil form. These go on really smoothly and seriously stay all day!
    5. Second Skin #Cheek #Colour in Tender Mauve - I’ve always like. #lauramercier’s #blush shades, very wearable and good quality too! #clozette

     
  10. Peek and impromptu of items in my #cosmetics #stash: some of my favourite @beccacosmetics #makeup and #beauty #products, the #creme #blush! #Beccacosmetics has great #cremeblush, very nice wearable colours and soft textures. These are a lot softer than the Bobbi Brown or Stila type of #creamblush, but more moist than Chanel’s or MUFE’s. So I’d say similar in moistness to the more traditional Bobbi Brown/Stila type, but has the softness of the Chanel and MUFE ones. I love mine, the only downside is that because the texture is so soft, after a few uses it starts looking gross because every nick, dent, an dip gets imprinted on the #blush quite deeply (as you can see from this photo - although to be fair mine are well used). But these are really great quality #blushes! Maybe my only gripe is the packaging - I’m not a fan of the NARS-style rubberized compacts and the heavy lids (I like the mirrors though!). The colours I have are Wild Orchid, Amaryllis, and Frangipani. #clozette