What is your red?

Hey! How’s your week so far? Tomorrow is Friday and I can’t wait! So what lipstick color are you wearing for your Friday party night? For me, I would say RED!

The fashion is entering the fall and so is lipstick! We don’t experience autumn and winter in Singapore because we have the perfect summer almost all year round but we follow the latest fashion and beauty hype closely.

Well, why red lipstick for the fall? It has been spotted in the recent Louis Vuitton fall runway, with Kate Moss rocking the stage with berry red lips .

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Models in Marni’s fall runway were spotted with red matte stain, with really messed up hair. How sexy!

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My favorite actress Emma Stone was seen wearing the sexy red on her lips in this year Oscars too!

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That is why Red is this year fall’s lipstick color. But how to find the perfect shade for your skin tone?

Fair Skin

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If you have fair skin like Fan Bing Bing, you don’t have to go too red or too dark with your choice of red lipstick. Try red lipstick with pink or coral hues as they look best on fair skin. I will say keep it matte as it will gives you a natural looking red lips.

Beige Skin

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Beige skin tone is the best skin color to wear true reds, like what Megan Fox is seen in the picture above. Another great red color is those with berry shades. If you want less formal and fresh look, go for cherry shades!

Olive Skin

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Olive skin tone, to me is the perfect skin tone to rock red lipstick with brown hues. If you have fair and beige skin tone, wearing browner shades of red will make you look mature. If use on darker skin, the color will be lost. If you are wearing this color, add a layer of lip gloss to show more of the red if you find the color looks dull on your lips.

Caramel Skin

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Let me share with you, this is the best skin tone to wear almost any red because I have caramel skin tone! I love red with orange and brown hues. Rihanna is seen wearing her red lips with orange hues in this year Grammys’ Award and she totally rock it! For more glamourous look, true red and berries, wine red will be perfect, and not forgetting the gloss to add a pop to the whole look.

Almond Skin

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For almond skin tone, avoid using a red that is too dark or with brown hues. Gabrielle Union is wearing a dark cranberry shade of red and looking glamourous! Wine red and darker shade of true red will look great against darker skin tone like this.

I hope you will be able to find your favorite red lipstick! My favorite red lipstick right now is PIRATE from Chanel Rough Allure. Color is true red, with a cool tone.

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 (Apologize for my unsightly chipped nails)

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Just for this post, I applied some cheek color, filled up my brows a lil’ and coated my lashed with mascara to show you how red lipstick can easily bring out the glamourous me. With this simple makeup, I just need to put on a dress and I’m all ready for a dinner date or a party. I don’t need much effort for this look.

So ladies, it’s time to invest another red lipstick to your collection! Have a great weekend!

Much loves,

J Sue

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7 Natural Remedies to Lighten Dark Lips

Notice some dark spots or patches on your lips? I do, on mine. I drink iced-cappuccino almost every day. Take a closer look on this picture of me without lipstick.

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One of the main causes of dark lips is sun exposure. Others like allergies, smoking, caffeine intake (coffee, tea and Coke!) and hormonal imbalances can result in ugly, dark lips. So I am here to share how this 7 natural remedies can help you lighten your pout!

Honey
Honey has many beauty benefits! Do you know it can soften lips and give your lips a pink glow? Apply honey all over your lips and leave it overnight. I know it is really hard not to lick it off your lips, but you have to do it if you want beautiful lips!

Strawberry and Vaseline
Make your very own natural lip balm using strawberry and Vaseline! A passenger from Australia once shared this with me and I find it pretty effective. The one disadvantage is that you probably can use this mixture for a week. I recommend to make a portion enough for a week and remember to store the mixture in the refrigerator!

With life give you lemon, use it on your lips!
Lemon is one of my favorite fruit. Did you know you also can use it to naturally lighten dark lips? It is used commonly to treat darker patches and spots of skin, and it works the same for your lips! Cut the lemon into half, gently massage it on your lips. Leave the lemon juice on your lips overnight. Don’t waste the other half and the rest of the lemon. The next morning, mix some warm water with the lemon and drink it to for glowing skin.

Natural Oil
We are talking about oil like olive oil, tea tree oil, clove oil or even mustard oil! You can find it in all supermarket or even at home! Olive oil is the best among the others and I like its aroma. Apply one of these oils onto your lips before going to sleep and leave it overnight for best result!

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Another natural remedy, I learnt it from a India friend. Mix castor oil (vegetable oil extracted from the seeds of the castor plant) and almond oil together and massage your lips with the mixture. Do this before you sleep and leave it overnight. It will make your lips glow with a natural pink.

Ice, ice BABY!
Yes ice! I have been doing it since a young girl and I am sure you’ve done it too! Massage your lips with ice cubes, whenever, wherever. It will soothes the lips, keep it nourished, moisturized and fresh.

Drink lots of Water
We lose moisture from our lips, so we need to drink at least 8 glasses of water to replenish the moisture loss. It is to keep the level of moisture balanced. By doing it, we also rid off all the toxins in our body. How awesome is that! Start reminding yourself to have enough water intake daily for beautiful lips and healthy body!

I like to apologize for the delay of post. My partner, Shirlene and I are still working on some details on how can we bring you the latest news on beauty and lips! Do stay tune and hope you all have an awesome week ahead!

Love,

J Sue

CANMAKE Cream Cheek

Hello all! How’s your weekend so far? I had an awesome time with my friends on Friday Night (Pretty wasted from Sake and Champagne). Hence, this Saturday I am spending my time at home recuperating from hangover and also blog on a product I got for myself from Watson last week!

I have always been a fan of Japanese cosmetics, since I first started using makeup at 16 years old. CANMAKE offers a range of good quality cosmetics at an affordable price. I bought a cream-based blusher from CANMAKE called Cream Cheek. This product was introduced by a friend of mine, Shirlene. She mentioned this cream-based blusher stays throughout the whole day, leaving a dewy-fresh look.

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Look! Lena Fujii is the spokesperson for CANMAKE Cream Cheek, which is probably one of the reason I bought the product. She has been my idol since I was a teenager and I want to look like her so much!!! Anyway, it comes in 10 shades (although you only see 6 shades in the picture) so you definitely can find a shade for your skin tone.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANotice something missing on my face canvas in this photo? Yes, no blusher! I will show you what is the best way to use this cream cheek from CANMAKE.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt has a compact size and fits anywhere, from jeans pocket to pouches to small handbag.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI will be using this shade and CL04 is the code. All products from CANMAKE is made in Japan!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAUse your index finger and tap on cream cheek. Apply to your lower cheek bone by dabbing gentle upwards, or you can use the pressing a stamp onto a piece of paper method at the same spot.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOkay, you probably will look like you accidentally go over your cheek with a pink lipstick.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABlend it upwards to the highest point of your cheekbone. See the difference?

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANot forgetting lipstick in this post, I am wearing Freckletone from M.A.C. I love this nude tone so much I have 3 of them, afraid M.A.C will discontinue this product.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADo the same for the other cheek and blend it well to make sure both side look even.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd this is how I look after cream cheek! Alive me!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnother shot of me with some natural sunlight! It does give you a dewy refreshing look right?

I love the texture of this cream blush, and I find it by far the most pigmented cream blush I used. It is long-lasting and doesn’t leave my cheek greasy after a long day. I love the packaging too! You ladies should add this to your blush range, what do you think?

Here wishing you a fabulous weekend wherever you are! Xxx

Love, J Sue