February 10, 2010

A 'Pinch' of Red Flushed Salmon Belly Cheeks

Remember last September when MAC released the Rose Romance collection? I think that was the best-ever collection for 2009. All their items were truly gorgeous and is well suited for fair asians (or anyone fair for that matter!). They had the popular MAC Way to Love lipstick, which I'm trying to use sparingly now. And they had the 2 blush items, the Just a Pinch Gel Blush and the Summer Rose Beauty Powder. Yes, it's not much point in me raving on and on about items that are no longer available. BUT, you could find a similar dupe in Benefit's Benetint and Thrrrob. 

So today I decided to try changing up my boring base makeup. First up I prepped my skin with YSL Teint Parfait which has plenty of tiny shimmers. Good for making the skin look more luminous, I guess. But I hate how heavily scented this product is (which explains why the tube is still full). I then used Legere White BB Cream which I got from a 20% John Little sale. Honestly, I'm not a big fan of BB creams because it makes my face look too matte... So I usually prefer fluid foundations. Then again, it's easy to apply and feels cooling on the skin on application.
Here's my face using the 2 base products... My usual dorky face o__0

Now for the MAC Just a Pinch Gel Blush...

One finger is enough to apply to one side of the cheek.

Yup, just like that!

Very subtle hey! I love that it's oh so au naturale.

Now for MAC Summer Rose Beauty Powder. You can use Benefit Thrrrob if you have this. You can build this up depending on how intense you want the colour to be. I love the whole rose motif. Yeah, am such a total sucker for packaging. 

Oh no! The sun has gone down :( 

Guess what! I went to the Guerlain counter at Tangs today and the lovely SA there told me I gained weight!! >__< Oh my god, I'm now going on a diet before CNY. So I kept on checking the mirror if I was developing a double chin cos my face is the first place to show signs of 'excessive eating'. True enough, I have. Well, it's because this month is so rough on me so I've been treating myself every 2nd day to Japanese sushi trains (my favourite!). So I better tone down my carbs and eat less from now on! Tonight's dinner will be home cooked tofu (no rice)! *sob*
*Sigh* Fatty salmon belly has gone to my cheeks. I better go running tonight. 

1 comment:

Jess said...

Oh, I love the natural flush on your cheeks a lot! Your complexion looks flawless as always! I'm not a big fan of YSL base makeup, exactly for the reason that they are so heavily scented.

Can't stand that at all!

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