WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH THESE?

Love & appreciate yourself this upcoming Valentine.

By looking good, smell nice with these ‘love’ beauty items.

1.    Smashbox ‘Love Me’ Eyeshadow Palette

2.    Lancome ‘Blush in Love’

3.    Lipstick Queen ‘Look of Love’

4.    Ciate ‘Love Me’ Cuticle Oil

5.    Yves Saint Laurent La Collection ‘In Love Again’ Swarovski Edition

6.    Vera Wang ‘Lovestruck’

7.    Creed ‘Love in White’

8.    Love & Toast ‘Addicted to Love’ Lip Glaze

 

OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW

It’s a perfect time to renew everything.

Including my makeup bag. I’ve been having the green makeup bag from Muji like forever, if it can talk, it’ll say ‘enough’. So, for 2013, I’ll go for metallic makeup bag from MAC (from Magic, Mirth & Mischief Collection).

Used to carry a lot inside my makeup bag, it was bulging and not to mention, heavy. So I cut down a few pieces and replaced them with double duty beauty products.

What’s inside my makeup bag for the upcoming year?

–       Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat : I carry concealer every day, to retouch under eyes makeup and side noses. It won’t crack over foundation & powder.

–       Kate Spade ‘Pop’ Lipstick Crayon : Always carry two lipsticks, one for night and one for day. I use this convenient lipstick crayon for night look (sometimes for day too, depends on the mood).

–       Soap & Glory ‘Naked Beige’ Lipstick : Now, this is my serious day lipstick when I want to be under the fabulous radar. LOL.

–       The Body Shop Lily Cole ‘Pink’ Lip & Cheek Dome : Double duty, and I don’t have to carry my blush brush anymore. Just dab and pat. Love it.

–       RMK Pressed Powder : It’s actually a setting powder to provide flawless finish, but I found it great to keep the skin matte without looking dull.

–       Kiehl’s Aromatic Blends Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit Fragrance : Perfect size for traveling in a chic minimalist 30 ml bottle. So me.

–       L’Occitane Smooth Hands : Because I wash my hands a lot and dry hands are big NO NO.

HYPNOTIC BEAUTY LOOK

Lloyd Simmonds, Creative Director Makeup Yves Saint Laurent Beauté was inspired by precious stones when creating Spring Look 2013.

In the press release, he said, “Pink quartz, amethyst, pyrite, malachite, azurite, jade, each possesses a hypnotic beauty. When you hold them in your hands, these precious stones diffuse energy and light, like galaxies.“ 

Fascinated by the mysterious power of gems like Lloyd? Then, this collection will attract you like magnet. A wonderful palette of mineral and crystalline like colors, produced gorgeous clash of colors, calmly. Get ready, ladies, as pastel is back for a chic Parisian look in 2013.

Note : This collection will be available in Indonesia on February 2013.

BECAUSE VIOLETS ARE BLUE

Always intrigued by how Parisian women looks, this upcoming holiday 2012 collection is just perfect.

Doing your own makeup is a part of your own confidence. It also allow you to please yourself the way you want it. Play with your makeup and show them up, especially when the holiday season is right on the corner. 

I try to offer a maximum of make-up possibilities to celebrate the holidays as they wish, and above all to enable women to please themselves. The YSL woman is audacious and ultra-chic. Like a Parisian, she can choose to emphasize her eyes, her smile, or both, be modest and use a single color, or bold and combine two or more to create spectacular contrasts,” said Lloyd Simmonds, Creative Director Make-up Yves Saint Laurent Beaute. Sparkling and daring, are the main looks for Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Holiday 2012 collection, named The Aurora Borealis/Northern Lights.

Highlighter in a compact form, top coat for nail color, glosses, and (my star product) the eyeshadow palette, will create a festive and magical look for the right event. I love the whole look, which look classic yet minimalist with one stroke of vivid plum color, creating a smoky eyes that look so couture. And check out the silver-sequined pouch that cover the palette, which reminds me of YSL’s vintage dresses.