Actually by the time you guys see this i’m already in the car checked out and going back down. Lol. There was no internet in the room and only the library area had free wifi soooo i had a lil time after breakfast today and hence im uploading it cuz it’s gonna be a busssyy busssyyy day for me!
Uhh yeahh.. so my random fascination at things i see around the place. hahaha. this was at silkinas hse. we had a cooking baking session and i made the most ohsum cake everrr!! erm… hopefully i’ll get to upload it soon. or maybe silky will do it on her food blog HERE which i highly recommend u visit cuz its awesome like that.
and indeed.. hahaha… one toothpick did fly out halfway cuz i pulled the thing up too hard =X
(ps. i was wondering. do you think i should remove the notepad lines in the bg? it’s always not in line with my text anyway “=_=)
Actually right, I’m damn lazy wan. And in the process of me being so lazy, i really cannot be bothered to primp up and look all pretty unnecessarily. So I’m not a particularly big fan of make up especially foundations and compact powders because I used to do a lot of jobs or shoots that required it and my skin would get all irritated with the layers of make up and start to get all bumpy and stuff. Actually, i also hate that artificial make up look lar. HAHA. Not that i hate hate it, i just don’t like it on me. WTF
So for people that don’t already know. I’m seen with a completely bare face 95% of the time.
A few weeks ago I somehow got my hands on this very random item that i do not own, a compact powder foundation from Lancome in their new Maqui Miracle range all thanks to Nuffnang! To date, i only have 1 concealer stick, 2 liquid eyeliners, 2 mascaras and a lot of lip gloss and some eyeshadows. HAHA. And that’s about it. Oh! And 1 BB Cream. And they are all so old i don’t know what to say so this compact is something very new to me =D
So this is what i got! The foundation powder, the compact case and the exclusive dual sided sponge!
Just so you know, the compact case and the foundation powder is sold separately yah and if you’re wondering about what i mean when i say dual sided sponge, it will be explained later in the post =3 mwehehhehe
BTW, this particular news might interest you guys especially to those who are always bugging me about why i am so fair.
NO, i do not use sunblock because i really hate the feeling of that sticky liquid but this compact is like magic okay! It’s a powder foundation and yet it has SPF35 sun protection! THAT IS CRAZY HIGH LOR for something like this!! But of course, this is good news to all of you out there la especially if you like to maintain fair skin.
Random picture just because i like to do that.
The case plus the powder and the sponge equals my new makeup toy! TADAH! Actually i just really love the giant mirror. HEHE
And did you notice that there’s a big hole in place of where the foundation is suppose to go? It’s damn cool wan i tell you, i always look at my mum and my friends drop their compact case and then the powder just flies out of it and shatters all over the floor but this case helps to avoid that problem!
And this is how they do it! The foundation is actually placed in this little tray thing that has a clip. The clip fits exactly inside as shown in the picture and then stays there! To remove it, you just need to push the trigger and it pops back out! It’s damn smart i tell you. I seriously wonder why nobody did this way earlier to avoid such tragedies.
NAH! CAN SEE OR NOT! SPF35 AH! I never bluff you okay, it’s even on the made in japan sticker!
And to top it off, it actually last 12 hours. PERFECT FLAWLESS SKIN FOR half a day! Of course after that 12 hours you need to reapply la, then you get your full 24 hours but who really needs that anyway? And it’s only logical that you reapply your foundation powder as needed after sweating and stuff. But no need some makeup noob like me to tell you that right, that one you also know already.
And here’s a picture of the sponge for your benefit! The velvet side is slightly rougher but its still very nice and soft la. Anyway, the velvet side is used to pick up the foundation and applyit on your face as it’s easier to adhere to that side of the sponge and to be released onto your face.
The silky side as you can see, looks a lot smoother and I kid you not when I say it’s called silky for a reason. It does actually feel like real silk. I couldn’t stop touching it. But it’s one of those you have to feel it to believe it kind of experiences. Anyway, the silky side of the sponge is used to blend and polish the foundation to make it look extremely natural and smooth.
You know how you always see people with thick make up and you can tell straight away that they’ve used a chunk load of powder on their face. Honestly, this one when you first apply it looks a little bit obvious as well but only a little compared to many others i’ve seen. This is probably due to the fact that their powder is ultra fine in comparison with many other brands. But after you polish it it’s so natural that you will even forget you’re wearing a foundation powder. That is until you wash your face and uncover your skin la. HAHA. Then only you notice what a big difference it really made =X
Anyway here is a before and after picture. TEEHEE! =X
I know it looks like there isn’t any difference but if you click on the picture and enlarge it, you will notice that the powder really evened out my skin tone and made it a lot brighter. And technically, that is the point and why i love this foundation. IT IS SO NATURAL, LIGHT and AIRY that people think it’s really my skin that’s so nice and flawless. MAUHAHHAHAH,A
If you’re wondering why it makes the skin look so much more radiant, it’s because Maqui Miracle has somehow managed to artificially recreate an aura or glow that we normally have when we’re feeling beautiful and happy. The foundation causes light to be absorbed and reflected in all the right places and angles thus giving our skin a poreless smooth finish that is shine free yet translucent and brightening! HOHOHOHO. ITS DAMN POWER RIGHT? U NO HAZ BELIEVE ME?!
I JUST HAD TO CAMWHORE LA!! I tell you, after i went downstairs my bf was busy watching TV he actually complimented me and asked why is my skin so smooth suddenly! Normally he likes to kutuk me and say that i don’t take care of myself all wan. The light reflection and aura created actually made my face look smaller than usual and gave me my cheek bones back! The face area doesnt look as saggy anymore and makes me look like I’m actually awake when in truth I’m partially asleep. WTF
And dont say its my eyeliner okay because if your skin is bad you put what eyeliner mascara all also you will still look like crap.
TRUE STORY. Go dig through my facebook and find if you don’t believe me. I don’t untag my ugly pics wan.
OH BTW, i actually wanted to make a little make up tutorial thingie wan but I’ve been so busy i just haven’t found the time to actually edit it properly because its in seperate bits and pieces and all over the place =/
BUT I’m gonna post one part of it just to proof to you that i really did make an effort to video it T__T
HAHHAA. The final product. SEE MY SKIN LOOK SO NICE RIGHT!! and yah lah, my hair doesnt look as nice as my camwhore pic la. Actually after finish video-ing, I blow dried it a little back into proper place =X AND my chicken hairband cute or not? WTF