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Review: Shu Uemura Laque Supreme

Shu Uemura recently launches their new range of lip product which is the Laque Supreme. The Laque Supreme is a liquid lip product with a glossy finish. I got 1 when I was picking up the Metallic Ink liner and got another 2 as I really like the product.

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I’ve gotten 3 shades, which is CR01, RD03 and WN02 respectively.

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Here are the swatches of the Laque Supreme in CR01,RD03,WN02 from top to bottom.

I realized that the consistency of the product kind of differs from the color. WN02 has got the best consistency in terms of color pigmentation. It covers the lip nicely with just one coat of color. As for CR01 and RD03, the consistency is slightly more watery and it requires two to three coats of color to get a nice even coat. Regardless, they all give a nice sheen of shine which is not too over the top. The shine does goes off after a few hours of wear and leaves a nice stain on the lips.

I also like how the finish is glossy but doesn’t leave a sticky feeling after it sets properly! Wears very comfortably on the lips.

Longevity wise, it’s really 5 out of 5! I wore it during CNY visits and they lasted me the whole day with loads of eating and drinking.

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Here’s a photo of the stains on the back of my hand after wiping excess product off. The stains are pretty stubborn which contributes to the longevity of the lip color I guess. As you can see, even WN02 leaves behind the most pigmented stains.

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The Laque Supreme is pretty similar but also pretty different from the Tint In Gelato range also by Shu Uemura. The Tint In Gelato was launched early last year and I picked up two at that point of time as I really like the creamy texture and the great pigmentation. I guess it will be good to do a mini comparison between this two products since I have them both.

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Here’s a swatch of the Tint In Gelato by the side of the Laque Supreme. AT01 and PK02 from left to right. You can see that it’s more pigmented and more creamy whereas the Laque Supreme is more watery. Also the Tint In Gelato is kind of a two in one product. It can also be used as a creme blush. The Tint In Gelato finish is more matte and when used on the cheeks , it feels almost powdery.

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Here’s how the Tint In Gelato looked liked when it is blended out. There’s kind of too much product here, but with the right amount used it will give a nice sheer color on the cheeks.I kind of really like this product as it’s very convenient for travels. However, the longevity of this on the lips is pretty average. It lasted longer on the cheeks as a blush.

Here’s a photo of me wearing the Tint In Gelato in PK02 on both my lips and cheeks.


This is me wearing the Laque Supreme in RD03.

Overall, I would say the Laque Supreme and Tint In Gelato is two different products. If you like long lasting lip colors with a glossy finish, the Laque Supreme is the choice to go. If you like some versatility in your products and prefer matte finish, the Tint In Gelato is a good choice. Personally, I would pick up the Laque Supreme for daily use as I am someone who is lazy to touch up. But I would pick the Tint In Gelato to be in my pouch when I’m going overseas as it’s really more convenient.

The Laque Supremes(0.18 Oz) areĀ retailing at $40 and the Tint In Gelatos(0.19Oz) are retailing at $38.

Hope this post is useful!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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FOTD Ft Evangelist Nobuto BB Cream

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Today’s FOTD is a very simple look which features bright pink lips. The easiest way to wear bold bright colors on the lips is to keep the rest of the face simple and clean. This is so we can have the focus on the lips. Defining brows is a must in all sort of looks but you can keep the eyes clean like what I did.

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I have received this Evangelist Nobuto BB Cream sample during the Tokey Luxey meet up last month. Have been trying it out for a couple of times and I like how it wears on the skin.

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Here’s a swatch of the bb cream. The texture is towards the runny type and not too thick which makes it easy to blend during application. You won’t have situations where it looks as if you applied too much just because the product is too thick. Which means you can also apply more if you find that the coverage is not enough for certain areas.

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Here’s a half face photo after applying the bb cream. You can see that it evens out the skin tone and it provides medium coverage to cover up redness and flaws. As I have mentioned, you can apply a little bit more product to up the coverage on required areas.

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The shade Ochre No1 suits me just nice. This BB cream can be used as a makeup base or as your foundation. What I usually do is that I’ll set it with either a loose powder or a two way cake if I wanted more coverage.

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A good base will brighten up your overall look and complements the colors you add on after. šŸ™‚

The Evangelist Nobuto BB Cream is a top 3 product on Cosme and I think it lives up to that ranking!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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FOTD: Simple Classic Look

Hi everyone! I’ve decided to start posting FOTDs regularly on the blog once more. Over the years, the style of how I do my makeup have changed and I think that by posting FOTDs is the best way to share the different style of makeup I spot.

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So here’s a simple classic look that I’ve been wearing most of the time when I go to work. For this look, I kept the eyes simple yet still defining it. I also use a highlighter onĀ someĀ of my features to brighten up the whole look.

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I lined my eyes with brown liner as I want a softer look as compared to using black, plus my current hair color is brown. I line only the upper lid as I don’t want it to be too dramatic.
I also matched my brows by filling it in using a brow mascara. And if you can notice, my mascara is also brown tone. I think it’s good to match colors when it comes to liner and lashes.
Eyeshadow wise, I just apply a nice shimmering highlight color to the lids and blend out any hard lines. This way, the eyes will still pop though there’s no color.

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The lips would be the main point of this look. I opted for a classic coral with red tones, blotted it off as I don’t want it to be too bright and topped with a coral orange lip gloss. You can also change it to a bolder lip color and it will still look good. I like to match my blush to my lip color so I opted for a peachy coral blush.

Products on my face for this look:

YSL CC Cream in Lavender
YSL BB Cream in Light
Chanel Mat Lumiere Powder
M.A.C Blush in Prim and Proper from Liberty of London Collection
The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer
K-Palette One Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyepencil in Brown
Dollywink Mascara in Brown (Limited Edition)
Etude House Color My Brows in 03
Etude House Secret Highlighter
YSLĀ Rouge Volupte Shine in 16
YSL Gloss Volupte in 204

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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July BellaBox: La Petite Parisienne

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For this month’s box, we can see brands hailing from Paris, hence the theme. We have L’Oreal which is well known by the masses. There’s also brands like Givenchy, Lierac, Collistar, Lollipops and GlamGlow! Very excited to try the GlamGlow treatment as I’ve read many good reviews on it!

Unlike how I usually just post photos of the contents, I decided to do a short video feature! Enjoy! Let me know if you want me to review any products in the box!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Flirty Feb BellaBox 2014

February is the month of love with Valentine’s day. This month’s BellaBox is preppy you for a flirty February!

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This month we get a total of 6+2 bonus items!

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-Darlie Expert Fresh
-L’Oreal Paris Everstrong Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner
-Apothederm Firming Serum
-Rachel K Lotus Stem Cell Hydrogel Mask
-Apivita 3 in 1 Cleansing Milk for Face & Eyes
-Collection Hotlights Lipgloss

Bonus: L’Oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil & Rachel K Purifying Cleanser Gel

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My favorite item this month would be the Hotlights Lipgloss from Collection that comes with built in light and mirror for easy touch ups even in the dark! This is retailing at $15.90.

Get your very own BellaBox or find out how you can subscribe for a monthly box over at http://BellaBox.sg now!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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