Doing My Own Makeup For…

Hello! Am now in Labuan and will most probably be here until the end of February :) It’s going to be quite a busy year for me- with courses and flying back and forth, but in the meantime I’ll still try to update as much as I can!

As most of you might know, I am here not only for work, but also for the solemnisation, or the registration of my marriage to my dear other half, which was held on the 19th January 2013 :) It was a short, legal ceremony at the National Registration Department with the ring exchange and signing of the marriage certificate, followed by a beach pre-wedding photoshoot, and finally a simple buffet dinner reception later that night at the Palm Beach Resort & Spa beach pavilion for our employees, friends, clients and suppliers here.

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And… I actually did my own makeup for the whole day! :P It’s quite a feat considering how I don’t exactly have confidence in my own makeup skills, and for such an important event as well :s I also did my own hair! It’s not that I wanted to skimp on a hairdresser or a makeup artist, but there were no reliable ones here so I had no choice really :(

I have to say- this is the most makeup I’ve ever brought along to Labuan, as I usually go with the bare minimum and  ones that are easier to travel with, but since this is a special occasion I guess allowances has to be made :P I’m also trying to go for a more natural, polished look, as it’s by the beach and not so formal so no need for anything special.

So what were the makeup I used for my big day?

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Lemming List – January 2013

To start off the new year, here’s my Lemming List, the January 2013 edition!

Hopefully the Lemming List will be a more frequent thing on beaute fabuleuse– maybe not monthly, but more of a 3- to 6-months-once thing? I was looking through and pinning stuff on one of my Pinterest boards- Beauty Stuff I Want– when I thought, “Hey, why not?” :P I am also partly inspired by one of Joyce of Bronzer Bunny‘s post- Brands I Want More Of In 2013 :) However, not every single thing I want is on this list, though, just things I am really crushing on as I’m writing this post right now!

Lemming List January 2013

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Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup

Here’s a little fact: I’ve had a huge crush on the brand Urban Decay ever since I’ve started seriously looking into makeup, about 4 years ago, and that hasn’t changed until now. It’s still one of the brands I’d definitely still look at and like, and I do currently own a few of their products- the 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero, 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion, Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara, 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Gash,  and most recently the Naked2 palette, all of which I really, really like. The brand never fails to intrigue me with their packaging, for one, and I’ve been so far satisfied with all the stuff I’ve tried from them :P

So when I was trawling the Urban Decay website one day sometime in July, I came upon the announcement and then subsequently the launch of the new Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup (Quite a mouthful isn’t it? Let’s just refer it to the Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation), and it intrigued me. A lot. So much so that I really wanted to try it, being the foundation junkie and/or hoarder that I am, and since I’m getting into liquid foundations. And so I bought it from the U.S.A. Sephora website as soon as it was available :D

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup

Coverage without compromise. Our weightless formula blurs imperfections for a flawless finish that feels invisible, but looks professionally retouched.

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Saturday Meme- 5 Favourite Brands

Hurrah for getting the Saturday Meme on its proper day this week! ;) Hopefully it shall continue becoming a tradition as I am quite enjoying it, though sometimes brainstorming the contents can be a pain! :P

In this week’s installment of the Saturday MemeSukie of A Little Bit Of Everything and I shall talk about our 5 favourite brands! Although admittedly I think we do favour more than 5 brands but for the sake of brevity we shall narrow it down to 5 or else it shall be a never-ending post :x

Without further adieu, here are my 5 favourite brands, again listed in no particular order:

1. RMK

I own and use the RMK Liquid Foundation (Reviewed here), RMK Pressed Powder N in 03 and the RMK Cheek Brush S, and I love them all! I have to say this is one makeup brand that has worked for me (More like my fussy, sensitive skin) so far and with good results, and I am mightily pleased with it so it earns a spot in this list! I would actually love to try more of their products- maybe their RMK Super Basic Liquid Concealer or RMK Super Basic Concealer Pact or eye make-up or lip products even (I’m not so sure yet myself!), but the downside for me is that the nearest available RMK counter to me isn’t exactly near so I don’t really have the luxury of being able to try out their products at my convenience… but I think it’s kind of a good thing in a way since that would mean my pocket is much happier :P

2. Timbuk2

This is my first “gadgety” functional bag love, introduced to me by non other than my dearest functional-bag-loving boyfriend Louis. I love their concept and I love their designs. I own a customised D-Lux Bondage Messenger in XS (Just the right size for me, as their sizes run big!), which I got during my last trip to Singapore as they had a standalone store there, and it cost me SGD 179 so it wasn’t exactly cheap, but is worth every cent! I look forward to owning more Timbuk2 bags though- maybe a Cargo Tote or the Harriet Shoulder Bag or another Messenger since they’re so functional, comfortable, tough and sturdy, but maybe not for a while yet since I have another functional bag in the post for me from my sister from another mister ;)

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RMK Liquid Foundation

This is the liquid foundation that started it all for me. I’ve always had the misconception that liquid foundation was thicker and thus heavier than compact or powder foundations, and have always shied away from them. Also, the fact that most liquid foundations I saw had alcohol in them, and an unfortunate, one-time, long-time-ago experiment with Bobbi Brown Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation SPF15 that contained a load of alcohol (I could smell it as I dispensed and applied it) and broke me out further put me off.

I forgot how I ended up with sample satchets of the liquid foundation and primer from the RMK counter in Isetan at The Gardens MidValley, and it was sitting in my bathroom cabinet for quite a while until one day, I just decided to give the liquid foundation a go. And I never regretted that decision or looked back since!

RMK Liquid Foundation

The essential RMK Liquid Foundation to create the brand’s signature natural-looking skin. Its fresh and light fluid texture spreads easily over the skin, creating a seamless balance of coverage and translucency to emulate the look of bare skin. The waterproof formulation protects against perspiration and water for long-lasting perfection.

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