LIFE IS FULL OF CHOICES

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Indeed! Check out the largest range of eyeshadows from MAKE UP FOR EVER, ARTIST SHADOW.

Too much of eyeshadows? Never. As a fellow beauty junkie, you’d agree with me. In Indonesia, they carry 175 shades out of the original 210 that Dany Sanz created to sort of celebrate Make Up For Ever 30th anniversary. Originally created by Dany in 1984, the first Artist Shadow range consists of 100 shades. Went up to 125 in 2013 and this year, 210. Keep in mind that Indonesia only carry 175 shades. 

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With 5 finishes: matte, satiny, iridescent, metallic and diamond, I am spoilt by choices. Oh dear, picking up shades and textures are just too hard for a girl! Then, another choice to be made, the palette. They have three choices, single palette, duo palette and trio palette at the same price (Rp 70.000 each). So, my suggestion, go for the trio ones. Oh by the way, the Artist Shadow costs Rp 220.000 each. 

After going back and forth to the display at their flagship store in Plaza Indonesia, Jakarta, I decided to fill my trio palette. 

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As you can see my numbers of choices are: M518 (Nude), S814 (Light Rosewood) and M626 (Neutral Brown). Yup, I decided to go for their matte and satiny textures out of 5 textures available and went neutral. No doubt about the intensity of their colour pigments and their textures are just heavenly smooth like velvet when applied. 

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Swatched on the back of my hand without primer and with one, can you spot the difference? 

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Not much of a difference in the intensity of the shades, right? The first swatch photo is the one without primer, and the last swatch photo is with primer. Usually my eyeshadows shades will pop out more if I use eye primer, but Artist Shadow doesn’t need primer (well, if you want to make it stay longer, I still recommend to apply eye primer). 

It was fun to create this trio palette of Artist Shadow, although I admit it was darn hard to pick just three out of 175. I’m proud of my choices, very me and so wearable for everyday staples. I was thinking to use the middle shades on my palette (the rosewood ones) as a blush too. Check out the look harmonized on my face for a lazy Saturday. I love how matte they looked, and I did wear the rosewood shade as a blush. 

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PHOTOS: SHINTA ROSVITA

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CHIC SLIP-ONS

It’s going to be a colourful summer, indeed!

These slip ons from RIVIERAS, definitely fit in to my style motto. Never sacrifice style for comfort and vice versa. Guess what? Even Vogue Italy already proclaimed that Slip-Ons are THE Shoes for Spring Summer 2015. 

Originated in France, now RIVIERAS has one flagship store in Plaza Indonesia Level 4, Jakarta, Indonesia. I love their store that built like you were on a yacht. I can see that the owner loves Grace Kelly that much (her black and white photos were all over the wall). And no wonder, considering these shoes did add the touch of chic 1950s to our style. 

And you can’t miss those lovely colourful shoes boxes, displayed neatly to create their own art wall. 

They do carry range of series, including the latest Spring Summer 2015 Collection. Renowned as a summer moccasins, this season they do play with lots of colours, from pastels to bolder ones.

Went to the store for the launch of SS 2015 Collection, I completely overwhelmed and spoilt by so many choices (duh, who wouldn’t?). But a girl gotta choose, so I went for SULTAN 30degrees style. 

As you can see, SULTAN style came in 4 lovely colours. And I went for the Bordeaux ones. Personally, I believe that they will rise to any occasions whatever I’m wearing. 

Even though RIVIERAS remind me of the royalty who hangs around at the European beaches, they’re not just for the holiday, people! Guys will look great with a pair of these and casual bermudas, gals will look chic with a pair of these and capri pants! Not to mention, I love the fact that they’re lightweight and super comfy, too. As they are named leisure shoes, please don’t think too much of mix and matching them with the colour of your outfit. Just put them on and let them speak by themselves. 

PHOTOS: SHINTA ROSVITA

MY NEW ADDICTION

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I called this a lighter version of my HG foundation, MAC StudioFix.

With MAC’s exclusive Marine-Bright Formula and Super-Duo Charge Water, the foundation is not the only one on the range.

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Yes, they’re all skin care with the latest in brightening technology in hand. The difference between the previous Lightful series and these is the potent addition of vitamin C. As you might already know, Vitamin C will boost that brightened effects on skin, resulting flawless look. Originally developed for Asian market, now they’re available globally with different packaging (previous one was dotty version, now they come in gradated silver holographic pattern). 

What’s missing in the counter is the Eye Cream, which was delayed (thanks to BPOM as always). But MAC Indonesia’s reassured it will come soon. But you can try others first, like their moisture cream, essence, softening lotion and cleanser. 

Being a huge fan of MAC StudioFix, I got my hands on their Foundation. What differs them? First, the packaging. It’s refillable. Yup, if you buy the foundation, it comes with the empty compact to house the foundation. Even though it’s more expensive: the compact costs Rp 160.000 and the foundation costs Rp 540.000 (compare to StudioFix which costs Rp 500.000 altogether), it’s all worth it! 

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Originally, I used NC 30 for my StudioFix, but they ran out of that shade (yes, already) for this Lightful C Foundation, so I try my luck with NC 25. Same like StudioFix, it’s very long wearing with medium to full coverage. It has different sponge though, thicker & double sided (so you can use this as a foundation or finishing powder, depends on which side of sponge you chose). 

Well, apparently I’ve found a new addiction. I feel this Lightful C Foundation works better on my oily skin. It stays matte longer than StudioFix, blends better, and feels lighter too. With crazy summer ahead, this will be my foundation arsenal for sure. 

PHOTOS: SHINTA ROSVITA