SHuiYuki Best Of 2014 - Makeup (FACE)

(ɔ◔‿◔)ɔ ♥ I'M FEELING THE L.O.V.E. !!! I truly never expect the BEST OF 2014 - SKINCARE would garner so much love & attention from my fellow readers and friends!

Thank you so much for spending your time reading my lil blog post and finding some (items) useful & effective for you! Am truly honoured!! *Bows*

(>‿◠)✌With your words of encouragement and support, I will definitely try my very best to blog as much as possible (nope, not those advertorial posts but my own personalized blog posts ^^) for you all!


With that, this is my utmost pleasure to share with you on my
BEST OF 2014 - MAKEUP (FACE)

It was once joked by my GFs that my current makeup collection is "more than enough to last through several generations".

#noFearForNoMakeupForSHuiYukiFutureFemaleDescendants

 LAUGHING.OUT.LOUD!

*Ahem* I don't deny. But hey, that's my passion & hobby to explore the unlimited world of makeup and sharing with you guys too. And I'm thankful for the makeup companies who believed in my passion and trusting my opinions (be it good or bad) to heard across the social platforms.

"Thank You very much for believing in me."

I will be splitting Best of 2014 into several categories so that you guys will not be scrolling so much. HAHA!

Without further ado, LET'S DIG IN!!!! ❤

➪ BEST OF 2014 - SKINCARE: CLICK HERE

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Some disclaimer FIRST:

☑ I only review sponsored products/services which I have tried on myself personally to see if the products are effective on me before I recommend to my readers.

Which is probably why some companies totally loath me for not posting my entry on time. Please, if I have not tried the products and do the entry for the sake of blogging just to submit before deadline, there is no creditability at all and it will also affect the Company's reputation right?

☑ All my reviews are 100% based on my HONEST opinions and not from the press release from the Company. I'm pretty sure my readers are internet savy to find out the ingredients etc.

☑ I'm having a combination & sensitive skin + yellow undertone. If your skin condition are similar to mine, chances are my opinions are suitable for your consideration in purchasing the product.

Agreed to the aforementioned? (>‿♥) Then Let's GO ON!!!   
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FACE PRIMER

THE FACE SHOP ESSENCE BB BASE
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(ɔ◔‿◔)ɔ ♥ 100% #dieDieMustHave for my everyday makeup routine. Perks up my complexion thanks to the purple (neutralizes with my yellow skin undertone) and pink (promote radiance) makeup base colour & their anti-oxidant essence to make my entire makeup looking fresh (not oxidised/ greyish/ dull) throughout the day! Strongly recommended for ALL!

Moreover, it smell SO GOOD too! Which makes a joy to apply. TEEHEE! #alwaysInLoveWithNiceScentedStuff

Downside: It has been discontinued in SG (???!!!) and you will be surprise, I stock up this product when I was in Japan and it cost me only SGD$14 MAX. -_____-" #whyOhWhySGImportedGoodsForeverSoEx #makeMeMissShoppingInJapanEvenMore
  • Been Using For: 2 Years
  • Available: The Face Shop Outlet
  • Price: Ard SGD$36.90 (+/-)
  • Not sponsored
RMK CREAMY POLISHED BASE N (01)
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I must admit, I'm getting lazier & lazier with my makeup application (#blameItOnAge LOL) and either I will just slap on this makeup base OR The Face Shop Essence BB Base whenever I'm off-duty.

Simply squeeze out a teeny weeny size (1 small dot) and it works like a Magic - Allow the product to set onto the skin for around 1 minute and it will perks up the skin thanks to the "soft focusing light optimizing properties will diffuse any imperfections, filtering to create a flawless translucent touch to the skin." -extracted from RMK website 

Downside: Pricing. I stock up this makeup base when I was pax-ing back to SIN at NRT DFS (i.e. not an operating crew. But returning home as a passenger). And it was HALF of SG selling price. #thankGodIHaveStockUp #reallyMissShoppingInJapan
  • Been Using For: 6 Years
  • Available: RMK Beauty Counter
  • Price: Ard SGD$52 
  • Not sponsored

BB / CC CREAM:

ZA BB CREAM UV WHITE (LIGHT)
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If you are looking for a pink-base BB cream, you may wish to consider this product. Aside whitening (yes, BUT you will have to use it everyday for *2 weeks to see visible results), this BB cream will helps to radiate your skin with the pink element & light reflecting elements in this product.  Definitely a product to consider, especially the dewy skin is in HOT demand all thanks to the latest Korean beauty trends. Haha!

Downside: This is not a full coverage BB cream thus the coverage is light-medium.
  • Been Using For: 2 Years
  • Available: Major WATSONS/ John Little outlet
  • Price: SGD$18.90 
  • Not sponsored
  • *Individual results varies
ETUDE HOUSE CC CREAM (NO 2 GLOW)

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To be honest, I was in a CC cream craze mode several months back thus I was buying all sorts of CC cream in the market (blindly). >,<" Yah, from US-Paris-Asia-SEA beauty markets... #beenThereDoneThat #thatsEnough

This CC cream wasn't a Love at First Sight product. In fact, I was questioning myself for buying a CC cream that has 0 coverage (for what right?!). BUT, I decided to be 'get innovative' (wanna make my money worth actually HAHA!) therefore I was mixing/ customizing a BB cream product that caters my skin needs:
  1. Light-Med coverage
  2. Diminishes any visible pores
  3. Create a healthy glow dewy complexion
And I have been using this combination ever since! 

*SHuiYuki New Formulated BB Cream*:

Etude House CC Cream #2 Glow
Freshel Mineral BB Cream Pore Cover

=^^= Are you having too many BB creams around and you don't wish to waste your money by throwing them away? Try this 'Mix & Match' method and who knows, you may also find your very own 'customized BB cream' that solves all your makeup foundation problems!! Have Fun!  


Downside: NO coverage at all. As mentioned, this CC cream helps to create a healthy dewy glow on the skin, thus not meant for any coverage purpose. You may wish to consider their #1 Silky range if you are looking for BB cream + medium coverage
  • Been Using For: 1.5 Years
  • Available: Etude House Outlet
  • Price: Ard SGD$32.90 
  • Not sponsored
FRESHEL MINERAL BB CREAM PORE COVER


Bought this when I was shopping with my JAL senior Cheris at Aeon supermarket 2yrs back. A makeup junkie herself, she introduced to me this product and I was sold. 

This mineral BB cream really does its magic by covering up any visible pores and its light-med coverage evens out my skin complexion. Most importantly, it DOES NOT OXIDIZE (and turn grey-ish like some BB cream) and I have been receiving compliments that I look fresh despite completing a 14-hr flt. *2 Thumbs Up*

Downside: Not available in SG -____-" Zzz
  • Been Using For: 2 Years
  • Available: Aeon Supermarket/ Matsumoto Yaku/ Japan Beauty Store
  • Price: Ard 800++yen after Discount
  • Not sponsored
LANEIGE BB CUSHION WHITENING (13 TRUE BEIGE)

This product wasn't appealing to me when it first launch and I even took my 'own sweet time' asking my Scootie darlings to get for me in Korea. Teehee!

It is super moisturizing and it helps to keep my face well hydrated during long-haul flights and winter seasons. My face simply loves Laneige products on time like this. Haha!

Downside: Laneige has always been too moisturizing for me to use in Singapore but fitted nicely whenever I do long-haul flights (New York/ Paris). Thus I won't recommend anyone who share the same skin condition as me as this will definitely cause some breakouts should you use in Singapore. 
  • Been Using For: 2 Years
  • Available: Laneige Beauty Counters
  • Price: Ard SGD$38++
  • Not sponsored

LIQUID FOUNDATION:

LANCOME TEINT MIRACLE (PO1)

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Many people are asking "Why will we need a liquid foundation where there are SOOOOOO man BB/ CC creams in the market today? And they have much better qualities than liquid foundations?!"

I beg to differ. BB / CC Creams do have certain qualities that liquid foundations don't, but however their longevity can't be compared to tradition good-O-foundation. 

And if you notice, people always opt for liquid foundation (rather than BB/ CC Creams) when attending to important events like Wedding/ Bridals/ Photoshoot/ Red Carpet. You don't see celebrities using BB / CC creams right?
;) *Winks* #iCaughtYaThinkingRight *Haha*

Liquid foundation offers better coverage and longevity that hold the entire makeup whole day long. Imagine it as a good quality cement that molds + hold the building structure firmly to the ground. The logic is the same. Nothing stays well and long without a good foundation. #punIntented

Therefore, Lancome Teint Miracle has always been my #1 choice should I be attending important events/ photo shoots. It creates a flawless canvas and have a mild light reflecting elements that creates a porcelain skin complexion whole day long. Apply using Real Technique Buffering Brush to create an effortlessly flawless complexion!

Downside: Pricey. >.<"   
  • Been Using For: 4 Years
  • Available: Lancome Beauty Counter
  • Price: Ard SGD$72 
  • Not sponsored
CATRICE NUDE ILLUSION (020 ROSE VANILLA)

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Though my #1 fave is creating dewy complexion, but there are times when I need to create a matte surface for any shimmering/ glittery eye makeup. Imagine glowy skin + glittery eye makeup. No we aint a disco ball. #shakesFinger

This nude illusion foundation helps to do oil control and mattifies the skin too! Great consideration for those who have oily / combination skin complexion. For combination skin types: simply apply a tiny amount (a few dots) onto your T-zone area and blend. 

Downside: Catrice is an European brand thus the colour is catered more towards pink undertone. Do try out their tester first to see the shade works for you before buying
  • Been Using For: 6 months
  • Available: Major GUARDIAN outlet
  • Price: Ard SGD$10.90 (+/-) 
  • Sponsored
COMPACT POWDER / LOOSE POWDER:

CATRICE PRIME AND FINE MATTIFYING POWDER WATERPROOF (010 TRANSLUCENT)


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My absolute #2 MUST-HAVE (aside my trusty Garnier BB Eye roll) for my eye makeup! Aside from keeping my eye makeup smudge-proof the entire day, this powder also helps does oil control + it is WATERPROOF. How so right? I did a test though :P

I wore this + full eye makeup for my ditching test recently and to ALL of our surprise - my eye makeup stay INTACT after jumping into a 3m deep pool. No budging/ smearing etc! 

Best of all, this is only less than S$12 and the pan is so big that can last for MONTHSSSSSSSS!

Downside: Always Out of Stock. ;) Do hurry and grab when you see one alright? Hehe!
  • Been Using For: 1.5 Years
  • Available: Major GUARDIAN outlet
  • Price: Ard SGD$10.90 
  • Sponsored
GIVENCHY TEINT COUTURE LONG WEARING COMPACT 
(3 ELEGANT SAND)

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Yours Truly :)

Honestly speaking, I never apply any loose powder / compact powder after I'm done with my makeup. :X #thatsMyPreference #dontHaveToFollowSuit 

Unless there is an absolute necessity, I will whip my this trusty compact powder to even out my skin colour + a tint of pink for my cheeks. It's like a 2-in-1 powder for me.

Moreover, the powder is ultra silky smooth and fine that it won't "cake up" the face and produce facial lines. 

Downside: Pricing. #noDoubt
  • Been Using For: 2 Years
  • Available: Givenchy Beauty Counter
  • Price: Ard SGD$92 
  • Sponsored
CONCEALER:

GARNIER BB EYE ROLL-ON (LIGHT)
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Been repurchasing for 5 years already and its light-medium coverage do help to conceal my dark eye rings somehow. Haha! The reason I love this product is because it is hydrating + does not clog up and create oil seeds area my eyes. I wasn't too concern with the coverage though as I will be using my eye primer/ MAC paint pot to conceal any colour disorientation. =)

Downside: This is not a full coverage eye concealer. 

  • Been Using For: 5 Years
  • Available: Major WATSONS/ GUARDIAN/ Supermarkets
  • Price: Ard SGD$24.90 
  • Not sponsored
URBAN DECAY 24/7 CONCEALER PENCIL (DEA)

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Full-coverage pencil concealer. Creamy but not dry. Easy to apply on my blemishes and blends out evenly too. I will recommend to all who wanna conceal their imperfections (except eye area. That I will recommend liquid concealer instead) with ease.

Downside: Pricing. It's really an irony when my concealer is more expensive than my BB/ CC Cream. Haha *nervous laughter*
  • Been Using For: 5 Years
  • Available: Sephora UD Counter
  • Price: Ard SGD$24.90 
  • Not sponsored
MAYBELLINE MINERAL POWER LIQUID CONCEALER #1

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My favourite budget friendly concealer that helps to do cover any imperfections without fail! A good alternative for Urban Decay Concealer Pencil.

Downside: Only 2 shades of colours which can be fustrating for some who are in between the 2 shades. >.<"
  • Been Using For: 3 Years
  • Available: Major WATSONS/ GUARDIAN/ GIANT outlet
  • Price: Ard SGD$12.90 
  • Not sponsored
THE FACE SHOP FACE IT RADIANCE DUAL VEIL (#21) 

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This is like my go-to + 2-in-1 concealer anytime anywhere! The cream texture for my blemishes or when I'm doing gradient lip colour while the liquid concealer for my eyes. Mid-full coverage.

Downside: Limited shades (colours). Do try out the testers before buying them.
  • Been Using For: 1 Year
  • Available: The Face Shop outlet
  • Price: Ard SGD$22.90 
  • Not sponsored
FINISHING / SETTING POWDER:

MAKEUP FOREVER HD FINISHING POWDER
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Like I'd mentioned, I'm not a compact / loose powder person and I will only apply when this is absolute necessary (e.g photoshoot)

I still remembered my MUA did my Skin79 makeup uses this and my face look damn flawless (almost perfect) for hours even after the photoshoot! Best of all, it blends and make the overall makeup look SO NATURAL (thanks to its translucent powder).

My #swearBy makeup product to be used for any professional photoshoots/ events. ^^v
  • Been Using For: 4 Years
  • Available: Sephora MUFE Counters, MUFE Store
  • Price: Ard SGD$60++ 
  • Not sponsored
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