about me

ABOUT 13908852_10209295247799143_3611204266995493773_o.jpgTHE AUTHOR

Hello there! I’m known as Stephanie/Yukaeshi (Pictured). I’m a person of varied interests; I’m a self-confessed beauty junkie, amongst being a blogger (Obviously); a Chinese metaphysics (Feng ShuiBa Zi, Mian Xiang/Face Reading) and Tarot consultant; a Psychology graduate; a bibliophile/book lover; a gadget enthusiast; a traveler; a hobbyist photographer; an animal lover; a martial arts (Karate/Taekwondo) practitioner with an interest in mixed martial arts/MMA and Krav Maga; an aspiring writer, designer and planner (Read: I love writing/designing/planning anything); and I grew up in and am now working in the oil and gas industry.

SKIN TYPE/CONDITION

Mainly sensitive and dry and/or dehydrated, with constant redness/flushing on cheeks. Reacts easily to “unsuitable” ingredients (It could be anything, depending on my skin- it breaks out in reddish pimple-like rashes) but does not like alcohol (The ones usually listed as alcohol denat. or just alcohol, especially in skincare) or mineral oil/paraffinum liquidum the most. Lately my skin does not react that badly to alcohol in skincare and/or makeup, but it does dry my skin up something fierce! Skin tone is usually hovering between fair to medium-fair with yellow undertones but for some reason looks really pink photographed and does not exactly match my neck even without foundation. I’m also in my late-20s, if you’re curious. It may not look it, but I had really bad skin during my late teens- acne and the works. I saw a doctor, who prescribed me hormonal medication (Because my acne was hormonal in source), and I also supplemented the treatment with bi-weekly facials at that time until it cleared up. I am, therefore, quite paranoid about getting break outs again since then and am very careful about it.

SKINCARE ROUTINE

My routine generally changes as I stumble upon products that work better for me (It’s the fickle-ness), but all in all it has stayed pretty much the same way for a while now and I have already discovered most of my HG products already :)

Day:

  • Yuli Skincare Halcyon Facial Cleanser
  • DECIEM The Ordinary Buffet Multi-Technology Peptide Serum
  • Antipodes Ananda Antioxidant-Rich Gentle Toner
  • The Honey Collection Beetox Bee Venom Face Cream
  • Melvita Avocado Oil
  • Marie Veronique Organics MVO Everyday Coverage SPF30 in Extra Light Tint
  • Clarins Enhancing Eye Lift Serum

Night:

  • Dermalogica Precleanse
  • Yuli Skincare Halcyon Facial Cleanser
  • DECIEM Hylamide SubQ Anti-Age Advanced Serum
  • Antipodes Ananda Antioxidant-Rich Gentle Toner
  • The Honey Collection Beetox Bee Venom Face Cream
  • Melvita Avocado Oil
  • Dr Alkaitis Organic Nourishing Treatment Oil + Dr Alkaitis Organic Night Cream
  • Clarins Enhancing Eye Lift Serum

Others:

  • Aromatherapy Associates Rose Exfoliating Cleanser
  • Eminence Organics Strawberry Rhubarb Masque
  • Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream
  • Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Refine & Polish Miracle Balm
  • Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Pack
  • Papa Recipe Bombee Honey Mask
  • Holika Holika Pig Collagen Jelly Gel Mask Sheet

MAKEUP

Just an idea of the makeup I love and are currently in use or in rotation, and obviously not all from one category at the same time! ;) My usual makeup look is foundation over skincare (Above), with eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara. On lazier days it will be just foundation and eyeliner. I hardly ever wear the “full” makeup look- foundation with powder afterwards and heavier eye makeup unless it’s a formal function, but then usually I try to have them done professionally instead.

Current Makeup: Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick in 02 Pale Dune or 03/04 Fawn or Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation in 112; CLIO Waterproof Pen Liner in Kill Black; Shu Uemura Brow:Sword in Acorn; eyeshadow, usually Urban Decay.

Foundation:

  • Liquid Foundation:
    • RMK Liquid Foundation – 101*
    • Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow! Brightening Makeup – I’m Plush And Precious Petal
    • Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Stay In Place Makeup – Intensity 1.5
    • Bobbi Brown BB Cream – Light
    • NARS Sheer Glow Foundation – Ceylan Light 6*
    • Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup – Shade 3.0
    • Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation – 51 Vanille Clair
    • Guerlain Parure De Lumiere Light-Diffusing Foundation – 31 Ambre Pale
    • Diorskin Nude By Dior Skin-Glowing Makeup – 011 Creme or 021 Linen
    • Lunasol Water Gel Foundation – YO02
    • Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation – 51 Vanille Clair
    • UNE Natural Beauty Skin-Glow Foundation – G03
    • Chanel CC Cream – 20 Beige
    • Shu Uemura Face Architect Sheer Refining Mousse Foundation – 7YR-ML Medium Light Beige
    • BECCA Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation – Buttercup*
    • Burberry Beauty Sheer Foundation – Trench No. 06
    • Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF15 – 2.5 Warm Sand
    • SkinFood Good Afternoon Honey Black Tea BB SPF 20 PA+ – #1
    • YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation – BD20/Beige Dore 20
    • Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation – 112*
    • Living Nature Foundation – Pure Sand
    • Nvey Eco Moisture Rich Fluid Foundation – 511 Custard
    • Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation – 115
    • Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick – 02 Pale Dune or 03/04 Fawn*
    • Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick – 2.5 Warm Sand
    • BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation – Light*
    • HERA UV Mist Cushion – C21 Vanilla Cover
    • Belif Moisture Bomb Cushion – Natural Beige Bullet*
    • Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Luminous Foundation – 115*
    • Laura Mercier Silk Creme Moisturising Photo Edition Foundation – Ivory
  • Compact Foundation:
    • Burberry Beauty Luminous Compact Foundation – Trench No. 01/Trench No. 04*
    • Chanel Mat Lumiere Perfection Long-Wear Flawless Compact Powder Makeup – 10 Beige*
    • Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation – Warm Sienna*
    • NARS Powder Foundation – Fiji
    • Lunasol Skin Modeling Powder Foundation – YO02
  • Loose/Pressed Powder:
    • T. LeClerc Pressed Powder/T. LeClerc Loose Powder – Banane
    • RMK Pressed Powder N – 03
    • Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder – 20 Clair
    • Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Powder – 2 Ivory
  • Concealer:
    • RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up – 11 or 22*
    • La Mer The Radiant Concealer Broad Spectrum SPF 25 – Light

Eyes:

  • Liquid Eyeliner:
    • Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner – Perversion
    • Kat Von D Tattoo Liner – Trooper
    • Givenchy Parad’Eyes Fluid Eye Liner – 01 Dream In Black
    • Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner – 13 Mat Black
    • Marc Jacobs Beauty Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Eyeliner – Blacquer
    • Urban Decay Ink For Eyes Waterproof Precision Eye Pen
    • Eyeko London Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner – Ebony
    • Bobbi Brown Ink Liner – Blackest Black
    • Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Liquid Liner – Basic Black
    • Chantecaille Le Stylo Ultra Slim Eyeliner – Black
    • NARS Eyeliner Stylo – Carpates
    • Estee Lauder Little Black Liner – 01 Onyx
    • Burberry Beauty Effortless Liquid Eyeliner – 01 Jet Black
    • CLIO Waterproof Pen Liner – Kill Black
  • Eyeshadows:
    • Chanel Illusion d’Ombre – 83 Illusoire, 90 Convoitise, 827 Initiation, 837 Fatal
    • Urban Decay Naked Palette
    • Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
    • Inglot Freedom Eyeshadow Palettes
    • Urban Decay Vice Palette
    • Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadow – 2 Lust Red
    • Rouge Bunny Rouge Nest Of Plenty Trio Eye Shadow Keeper – Abyssinian Catbird, Olive Violeteare, Solstice Halcyon, Fire-Tailed Sunbird, Rain Dove, Bohemian Waxwing, Eclipse Eagle
    • Guerlain Ecrin 4 Couleurs Long Lasting Eyeshadow Palette – 500 Les Ombres Turandot (Christmas 2012 Collection)
    • BareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 2.0 – The Vision, The 15 Minutes
    • Urban Decay Eyeshadow – Woodstock, Half-Baked, Snakebite, South, Mildew, Hijack, Maui Wowie, Sin
    • Estee Lauder Pure Colour Gelee Powder Eyeshadow – Cyber Green
    • Guerlain Ecrin 4 Couleurs Long Lasting Eyeshadow Palette – 502 Coup De Foudre (Spring 2013 Collection)
    • MAC Cosmetics Betty Eyeshadow X4 Palette – Caramel Sundae (Archie’s Girls Collection 2013)
    • BECCA Ultimate Eye Colour Quad Eyeshadow Palette – Astro Violet
    • Stila In The Garden Eye Shadow Palette
    • Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow Fresh Effect Eyeshadow – 27 Pink Lagoon, 37 Jade Shore, 07 Moon River
    • Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow – Diamond Dog, Zodiac, Space Cowboy
    • Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick – Forest, Golden Pink, Shadow, Violet Plum, Sunlight Gold, Bark, 24 Karat
    • Chanel Ombres Matelassees Eyeshadow Palette – Charming (Holiday 2013 Collection Nuit Infinie De Chanel Limited Edition)
    • NARS Shimmer Eyeshadow – Ondine, Cairo, Ashes To Ashes, Lhasa, Malacca
    • NARS Matte Eyeshadow – New York
    • NARS Cream Eyeshadow – Mykonos
    • Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Eye Palette (Holiday 2013 Limited Edition)
    • Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour – Rosegold, Amethyst, Sugar Frost, Pink Opal, Khaki, Sandglow, Grey Pearl
    • Bobbi Brown Smokey Warm Eye Palette (Holiday 2013)
    • Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
    • Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow – Birthday Suit
    • Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow – 6 Khaki Brocart
    • Smashbox Full Exposure Palette
    • Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 7 Plush Shadow – The Starlet
    • Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
    • Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Shimmer Palette – 09 Medusa
    • Rouge Bunny Rouge Raw Garden Eyeshadow Palette – Chronos
    • Stila Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palette – Mind
    • Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette
    • Chanel Les 5 Ombres De Chanel Eyeshadow Palette – Oiseaux de Nuit (Holiday 2014)
    • Urban Decay Shadow Box Eyeshadow Palette
    • Smashbox Double Exposure Palette
    • Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette
    • NARSissist Hardwired Eye Kit Eyeshadow Palette
    • Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette
    • Giorgio Armani Eye Tint – 4 Emerald, 10 Senso, 11 Rose Ashes
    • Urban Decay UD | Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette
    • Lancome Auda[City] In Paris Eyeshadow Palette
    • NudeStix Magnetic Eye Colour – Gilt, Night, Twilight, Angel, Immortal
    • Butter London Shadow Clutch – Pretty Proper Palette
    • Ciate London Olivia Palermo X Ciate London Smokey Suedes Eye Palette
    • Urban Decay Urban Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette
    • Urban Decay UD XX Vice Ltd Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette
  • Mascara:
    • Chanel Le Volume De Chanel Waterproof – 10 Noir
    • NARS Audacious Mascara
    • Christian Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara in 090 Over Black
  • Brows:
    • Shu Uemura Hard Formula No. 9 Brow Pencil – Seal Brown 02
    • Shu Uemura Brow:Sword – Acorn
    • Tweezerman Slant Tweezer – Black

Lips:

  • Lip Balm:
    • La Mer The Lip Balm
  • Lipsticks:
    • Dior Addict Lipstick – 566 Taffetas
    • Chanel Rouge Coco Shine – 62 Monte Carlo, 54 Boy
    • MAC Lustre Lipstick – Gem Of Roses
    • MAC Matte Lipstick – Russian Red
    • Guerlain Rouge Automatique – 169 Flirt D’Un Jour
    • Guerlain Rouge G – B63 Bella
    • Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick – Rose
    • Tom Ford Private Blend Lipstick – 14 Sable Smoke
    • Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait Lip Colour – Avarice M06
    • Laura Mercier Lip Lacquer – Laque Rouge
    • Dior Rouge Serum – 540 Mystery Pink Serum
    • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Matte – NSFW
    • Lancome Juicy Shaker – Cherry Symphony, Meli Melon
    • 3CE Matte Lip Crayon – Airy Red
    • NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Dragon Girl
  • Lip Gloss:
    • Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain – 7 Corail Aquatique, 12 Corail Fauve, 20 Rouge Vintage
    • Guerlain By Emilio Pucci Terracotta Gloss  – 12 Porto Azzurro
    • RMS Beauty Lip Shine – Moment
    • Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar – No. 1. No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, No. 5, No. 7, No. 8, No. 9
  • Lip Liner:
    • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil – Gash
    • Boots No7 Perfect Lips Pencil – 20 Nude

Eye Makeup Remover: Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution

Miscelleanous: Caudalie Grape Water, M.A.C Brush Cleanser

Hair:

  • Shampoo And Conditioner:
    • John Masters Organics Evening Primrose Shampoo For Dry Hair
    • Kerastase Specifique Bain Anti-Pelliculaire
    • ShiKai Borage Therapy Moisturising Conditioner or ShiKai Colour Reflect Daily Moisture Conditioner
  • Style:
    • A’kin Lavender & Anthyliss Leave-In Conditioner
  • Tools:
    • Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
    • GHD Curve Classic Wave Wand

Body: Philosophy Amazing Grace Firming Body Emulsion

Scent: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Lumiere Noir Pour Femme Eau De Parfum

Last Updated: 03 June 2017