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i try to rotate my makeup look at a weekly basis because it’s just so painful if i need to decide on both clothes AND makeup everyday! :p

because of this, i decided to start posting FOTWs as well, usually my FOTW will be a more subtle and wearable look because it is something that should be work appropriate 🙂 oh and since i usually put on my makeup in the office, it has to be something easy to do!

here’s my first FOTW:

photo taken with iphone :p
oh btw, i got a new haircut! 😀 i HIGHLY recommend oliver of vivere salon in SM Megamall 🙂

Products used:

Makeup Forever Mat Velvet + (my NEW favorite liquid foundation – reviews to follow… but i can say, this is holy grail product!!!)

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural to set the foundation

MAC brow pencil in Brunette

Nars Ondine Eyeshadow (all over eyelids)

Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Caviar Ink

Makeup Forever Lift Concealer

NARS Mata Hari blush (it wasn’t THAT intense in real life!)

Laura Mercier lipstick in Duchess Rose

this is a very easy look to wear. 🙂 hope you guys like it! 😀

happy weekend everyone!

mwahs,

mrskendz

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sorry if i’ve been gone for a while, went on a short vacation and got too busy at work to post. you can read about our trip here.

when i posted my NARS collection post, a few fellow bloggers and beauty enthusiasts asked me for recommendations on what NARS blush will work best for their skintone. to help them out, i decided to take pictures of individual blushes + swatches. i’ll also include color recommendations for each type of skintones (fair, medium, morena).

(in alphabetical order, descriptions are as per narscosmetics.com)

amour: peachy pink

great for all skin-tones but fairer skin should apply with very light hand. i found it hard to take a picture of amour, it looks almost the same as some of the other blushes! but this is my current favorite Nars blush 🙂

angelika: cotton candy pink with gold and silver sparkle (right side of the picture)

angelika is VERY similar to mata hari. mata hari is matte while angelika has glitters. i think this blush will work for most skin tones 🙂

deep throat: peach with shimmer

they say deep throat is like a shy sister of orgasm. i don’t have orgasm in my current collection but i had it previously and i didn’t like it. it didnt show in my skin tone (i was darker before). plus orgasm has chunkier glitters than deep throat. *edit – got orgasm with the makeup your mind set*

will work best for fair and medium skin tones

desire: cotton candy pink

this is the brightest pink blush that i have! but don’t let the color intimidate you, it’s not as bright when you apply on your skin.  this will definitely work well with fairer and medium skin tone. for more darker skin, this might look a bit chalky.

dolce vita: dusty rose

one of my oldest blush. i would recommend this for medium to dark skin stone. the brown undertone might not work too well for fair skin.

gina: tangerine

the only orange blush that i have. still on the fence if i like it or not (im more of a pink / red blush type of girl). this will definitely suit fair and medium toned skin. im not too sure about darker skinned tones.

luster: sheer golden apricot

luster and madly look awfully similar in the pictures but luster has more peachy undertones while madly has more brown and pink. luster is actually a beautiful color which will almost all skin tones! darker skin tones can use it as a highlighter.

madly: seashell pink

madly will work best for lighter skin tone. im NC35 (medium) and it doesnt show on me sometimes.

mata hari: rose petal pink

another favorite of mine. it’s almost the same as desire but less brighter. best for light and medium but can also work for dark skin tones.

orgasm: peachy pink with gold shimmer (left side of the pic below)

the most coveted nars blush! they say that this is the perfect blush for everyone. will have to find out if that’s true. i haven’t tried yet. :p

 

sin: berry with gold shimmer

when i see sin, i think more grape than berry hahaha. this is a great blush for medium to darker skin tones. for fairer skin tones, this might look a bit “muddy” depending on the application.

super orgasm: peachy pink with gold shimmer

one of my oldest blush. i hate the chunky glitters so i rarely use this one. good for fair and medium toned skin.

taos: desert rose with shimmer

beautiful color but highly pigmented so make sure you apply with a light hand 🙂 the color reminds me of dolce vita somehow, but i prefer taos. this will suit medium to darker skin tone, fairer skin should be careful when applying.

torrid: coral with shimmer

this looks similar to amour in the picture but amour has more pink to it while taos is more coral. this will work best for medium to darker skin tone. i think this is too dark for fair skin.

swatches:


left to right: amour, deep throat, desire, dolce vita, gina, luster

from right to left: madly, mata hari, sin, super orgasm, torrid

side by side comparison of swatches

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from left to right: taos, orgasm, angelika

there you have it! hope you guys find this post useful!  it took me a long time to finish this post because i wanted the pictures to be as close to the real thing as possible. i even asked my hubby to quality check the photos for me! hehe.

have a great weekend everyone!

coming up: my new all-natural skin care, reviews on my tony moly haul and nars carthage 🙂

mwahs,

kendz


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