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

Monday – Random

This is just a random post since I took some pictures today. The past week, we decided to turn the balcony in the bedroom into a mini office so we can work from home. Right now, we are still building the block for our really small trading company. We named it Luxuria Mercor which means Luxury Trade in Latin. It is still new and I am inexperience. Every day is all about learning something new right? And here goes, the pictures…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Boyfriend trying to refill his gas lighter and looking all irritated.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHere is a picture of me, yawning so we decided to drive over to Toby’s Estate at Robertson Quay for my daily dosage of iced-cappuccino.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI am craving for some eggs badly, at almost 2 in the afternoon.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADespite of not having foundation because I am working from home. I did my brows, draw my eyeliner and not forgetting my lipstick before I head out.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd also my CANMAKE cream cheek! I applied it on my bare face so I won’t look so pale.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAClose-up of my lips. I am using Bangkok from NARS, which I bought from the NARS counter in the airport while I was holidaying in Bangkok earlier this year. Its matte, light rose pink color is good for everyday girly look, but a few application is required to achieve the desired color from this lipstick. I usually do not apply a layer of gloss because I prefer a matte look.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs usual, my casual style. It’s great when you work for yourself cos’ NO DRESS CODE!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABoyfriend’s monthly read, MONOCLE. You should grab a copy at your nearby bookstore or magazine stand. I too enjoy their contents especially their perspectives on fashion, travel and cuisines.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMy Eggs Benedict with prosciutto ham and iced-cappuccino! Good portion, just nice for me.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd finally, ending this post with a picture of boyfriend and I. Have a good week ahead people!

Signing off,

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?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA close-up shot. It looks pretty natural I thought.

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

Going Coral with GOSH Lipstick

Hello there! I might be the only one reading this post at the moment, but I know it will be all worth while in months to come. I haven’t been blogging for years, so I will start by sharing with you my life as a…can’t find a word to put here at the moment. But I will be talking about things I like and also, doing some product reviews especially on lips!  I am mad about lipsticks, totally!

Hence, the second post here, I like to talk about lipstick! Coral will be the color! There are many lovely coral shades of lipsticks but in this post, I picked Shocking Coral from GOSH Cosmetics.

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GOSH Cosmetics have arrived in Singapore and available in all SASA Outlets. This brand is based from Denmark. In Asia, we have been seeing many Korean cosmetics in the local market so when I spotted GOSH Cosmetics with a friend in SASA, I pop in the shop and bought a lipstick.

Camera 360I chose Coral because it is one color I never own. I have a natural tanned skin, which I thought I can carry almost all the bright colored lipstick. Yes, always be bold with colors! Your face is a canvas for beauty!

Camera 360Apologized for the flaw on the lipstick. When I bought it, the content was flawless but I realized I forgot to take a picture of it before I used it. That explain for the uneven texture seen on the tip.

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This is not how I usually pout my lips to apply lipstick, just to show I applied GOSH Velvet Touch Lipstick on my lips.

Camera 360This lipstick has a creamy texture, but it feels just nice for the climate in Singapore. My lips feels moist and the color still stays after several hours. I didn’t use any lipliner before application, and it didn’t smudge at all after blabbering non-stop and drink a few sip of water from the mug. For the price I paid, the quality is good!

Camera 360Remember, whenever you use bright colored lipstick, always try to go with a light eye makeup. Do not over do it!

Alright, signing off here!

Coral kisses,

J Sue