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LOTD: PINK LIPS AND GLOWY CHEEKS (FEATURING CHANEL ROUGE ALLURE in SUPER and I NUOVI ILLUMINA in DIVINE) @ THE MAGNUM PARTY!


Jun02

Hello!

 

Ok, sorry but this is a bit of a long post, where there's an LOTD, a mini product-review and snapshots of the M Party at the Fullerton Waterboat House - they're all interconnected so I wanted to put them all together :)

 

Here is the LOTD I wore to the M Party, where the new Magnum Gold (with sea-salt caramel) Ice-Cream was launched. I used one of my favourite and tried-and-tested eyelooks since I was really running late for the event but I really wanted to use Chanel Rouge Allure in SUPER, a limited edition Barbie-pink lipstick from the current Les Pop-Up de Chanel Summer 2010 Collection

 


 


 

 

EYES: MAC Pigment in TEAL, MAC Pigment in VIOLET; I NUOVI TRU COLOUR Eyeshadow in RICH GOLD

 

MASCARA: YSL SINGULIER Mascara in BLACK

 

EYELINER (Lower Lashline): MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in BLACK RUSSIAN, set with MAC Mineralised Eyeshadow in CINDERFELLA

 

CHEEKS: I NUOVI ILLUMINA Skin Illuminating Pre-Makeup Base in DIVINE; MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush in DOLLYMIX

 

LIPS: MAC Lip Pencil in MAGENTA (lined only); CHANEL Rouge Allure Lipstick in SUPER (Love this!)

 

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Just a little morsel on the I NUOVI Illumina in DIVINE.  I was given Divine to try out by the generous folks at I Nuovi.  I did try it initially as a pre-makeup base (as it says on the bottle) - i.e BEFORE I apply my foundation but once I got all my foundation and powder on, I couldn't quite see it.  Maybe it lent the whole face a soft glowy look that probably would be subtly noticeable in photos perhaps? I will try that method again but I decided to use it as a sort of base for my blush for this look - I squeezed a little on the back of my hand and used a baby kabuki brush to apply and buff it onto my cheeks quickly and then applied my Dollymix blush over it, for a golden-pink cheek.  I think you can see the golden sheen more clearly in the snapshots of me at the M Party (featured towards the end of the post).

 


 

As shown above, Illumina is packaged in a palm-sized (30ml), screw-top opaque bottle - the product is dispensed via a slim nozzle (I like slim nozzles which allows less product to come out = less wastage!).  It spreads really easily - that's the star point of this product - no patches, bald spots or a case of more shimmer on one area! It pretty much melds into your skin and I didn't find that it was sticky or patchy or worse, yet, 'floating' on my cheeks. And once you've sheered it out and set it with a powder (in my case, my powder blush) - its pretty much budge-proof.  Ask Iris of Rougedeluxe or Mag of Makeup Stash who were at the M Party with me - I was perspiring like a chicken in the rotisserie but I checked my blush and it pretty much remained intact until I got home and washed up.  According to I Nuovi, Illumina contains hyaluronic acid and botanical extracts to hydrate the skin and I neither got overly greasy (not anymore than usual) nor did my skin feel dry or patchy.

 

I really do like how Divine looks on my skintone - it sheers out to a soft (but not dull) bronzed-gold sheen and there are no holographic or shiny glitter chunks here.  Illumina is available in a total of 3 shades: Divine, Aura and Heaven but the multi-reflective pearls (micro-shimmer) will likely look different on various skintones so if you're interested in this glow-in-a-bottle, you might want to head down to an I Nuovi store to check it out for yourself.  Although its SGD$48 per bottle, I think it might be something that will last you for a long time, given that you don't really need to use thaaaaat much - and the folks at I Nuovi like to push all of us into a tizzy with their seasonal sales anyway *wink wink* so you might want to check this out the next time you head to I Nuovi or when there's a storewide sale.   Here are the swatches of all 3 shades on my skintone:

 



 L - R: HEAVEN, AURA and DIVINE

 

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And here are some snaps of the M Party - I was so glad to have had good company at this event cos it was a "mingle-around" type of event.  Many thanks to the folks at SINKID for extending the invites to us for this event!

 

 

Sara and me at the photo-taking wall - the backdrop was reminiscent of a mug-shot background

  

Iris and me grinning at our ice-cream.  How nice if that "gold bar" was real, 24kt gold? I'll be RRRRRRICH! LOL!

 

Swwweeeetttt and smooth (really smooth) caramelly vanilla ice cream covered with golden-dipped chocolate ... sinfully sweet! I think my favourite Magnums are the original and the almond-covered ones.  But it was such a hot and humid night that the smooth ice-cream started melting pretty fast and we slurped away ... yeah, slurping away at a chi-chi event. Groan ...

 

 


The Event Invite

 

 

Party Favours. Magnum Pleasure Authority? Hmmm .. are they kidding or is there some fan club? Or am I being silly?

 

As you can see, the invite and the party favours, a gold, ice-cream shaped luggage tag and a notebook fashioned as a passport, was travel-themed.  Perhaps this was in line with the promotional ads where the 2 ice-cream "theives" swipe a whole load of Magnum Golds and "getaway"? Or the fact that sea-salt caramel (a French flavour?) and Madagascan vanilla are exotic flavours so you're "transported" to a different place? Or maybe I'm reading too much into it and its just a fun theme? LOL! At any rate, the flashy gold luggage tag will sit pretty on the handle of my hot pink squarish suitcase that's been adorned with my MAC FAFI Collection stickers.  I need to go on a holiday now - both the luggage tag and the suitcase are new and begging to be used. Hee hee hee ...

 

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DISCLAIMER: All products featured, with the exception of I Nuovi products, were purchased with my own money.  I am neither affiliated to, nor is this a paid/sponsored advertisement by, I Nuovi.  All opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced by anyone. 

 

 

 


posted by
6/02/10

Seeing your photos made me hungry again... and it's 5am! I have the I Nuovi highlighter too, must dig it out to try again :-)


posted by
6/02/10

Arrr... I have to get my entry up soon! It was a fun night (But with all the standing.. it kills my feet when I'm wearing heels!)


posted by
6/02/10

I NUOVI Illumina reminds me of mac lustre drops (:


6/02/10

:)
the highlighters look preety!!


posted by
6/02/10

i NEED to check out the YSL mascara that u are using... you're lashes are KAPOW!!!


posted by
6/02/10

Wish I have lower lashes like yours.


posted by
6/02/10

wow your skin is flawless! love all the bright colors :)


posted by
6/02/10

That illuminator looks lovely! Gahh, I agree with Iris, seeing those photos make me want to eat the ice cream again. haha.


posted by
6/02/10

Iris and Sara: LOL! Then get yourselves some ice-cream love! I like the Magnum mini packs - made in Germany I think and you get a couple of sticks for abt SGD$8? can't remember

Michelle: Yeah, now that you mention it. But I don't have any of the Lustre Drops so I can't make the comparison - are the lustre drops runny?

Soph, Iris and Sara: Yes, I think the Illumina's are really nice - the 2 lighter shades, Aura and Heaven, reminded me a little of the Benefit ones (Moonbeam and Highbeam)? Not dupes but the same idea. I think the squeezy bottle is a good touch cos you can control how much you dispense plus you don't contaminate the rest of the product by sticking a qtip or fingers in :)

Liana: Aww, thank you so much - I do have my occasional spots (especially if I go for threading) .. sigh .. and horrid eye circles but thank you - you made my day! hehehehe!


posted by
6/02/10

Redberried: thank you! I think a good dark mascara that lengthens helps how it looks :)

Hazel: Get it! I really do like it - the spiral-comb like brush really helps get the product in between lashes. and it has such a lovely scent! The only downside is that its pricey and now only available at DFS locally. I was lucky enough to get mine at the YSL exit sale at Isetan at half-price! wheeeee!


posted by
6/02/10

I used to love illuminator so much cz i really loved Song Hye Kyo glowing makeup :D
but as for now, i use cheapo Alobon blush which is super shimmery with soft pink sheen to highlight :D heehehhe... I love it. your post just remind me of my body shop highlighter which is neglected... XD


posted by
6/03/10

I hope they come out with Mini versions for Magnum gold! I love it but eating the entire thing can get a bit sweet. I almost feel like I need to match it with a glass of water. haha.


posted by
6/05/10

Purples, greens and blues go well together, haha (you look like you have a bit of blue in the crease, due to the mixing of the two colours?) I want to try magnum gold too!!


posted by
6/07/10

Noppi: yaaaayyyy!

Ladeekim: Yeap, the colours mixed and produced a little baby shade of their own! Thank you!


posted by Anonymous
6/08/10

recently lovin to read yr blog..verythe colourful.. btw is chanel lipstick lasting? in ur POV, whats d best lasting lipstick since u seem to have tried many brands.. pls recommend.. love ur makeup btw.


posted by Anonymous
6/08/10

been lovin to read yr blog lately.. in ur POV,which lipstick is lasting.. since u tried a few brands.. is chanel lipstick lasting? is it really pigmented? do recommend a lastin lipstic.. luv ur makeup anw. ur blog v colourful


posted by
6/08/10

Anonymous: thanks so much for your compliments :) hmm, ok, for me, I really do like the Chanel Rouge Allures - the 2 that I have is very lasting in that it stains my lips. For me, the other lipsticks that last on me well are the MAC lipsticks in the AMPLIFIED, MATTE and FROST finishes - I use MAC lipsticks the most. Another lipstick I find quite lasting is the new range of L'Oreal Color Riche (I featured Red Passion in an earlier entry). In general, if you get lipsticks that are very glossy, they won't quite last for long. Just a note - I usually apply a good lipbalm on my lips immediately after my shower, when I start doing my makeup to let the lip balm sink in. Then when I finally apply my lipstick (last step in my makeup routine), I will blot the balm off, line my lips with lipliner and apply 1 layer of lipstick - then I gently blot off this first layer of lipstick with a tissue and re-apply a 2nd layer. For me, I find this extra step makes my lipstick last a longer time. Hope this helps :)


posted by
6/08/10

@cocomotion : Sorry for the late rely, the lustre drop is quite runny (:


posted by
6/08/10

Michelle: Haiz, no apologies pls! I took the Lustre Drops in my hand during the MAC sale and then put it back. Hope its not a non-purchase I don't regret .. don't make me regret .. say no more! LOL!


posted by
6/08/10

divine looks so gorgeous! petty it doesn't show up under foundation, but i love how it looks under your blush! :)


posted by
6/08/10

Kim Rainny: ok, I refer to you as Kim Rainny to avoid confusion with Ladeekim Kim? :D I couldnt quite see it under my foundie but maybe it COULD be seen and I just missed it? hehe! But yes, I love how it looks under my blush! you shd check out the other shades too!


posted by Anonymous
6/09/10

And.. im so loving your LOTD in this entry.. esp the lip colour and blush colour.. really suits u.. i always tot pinkish lipsticks wont suit our skintone.. you proved me wrong and im sooooo gonna try it .. thanks babe


posted by
6/09/10

Anonymous: Girl, cannot "think", just "TRY"! Hehe! Sometimes the lipstick looks awful in the tube or the blush looks clown-scary in the pan - never mind, just swatch on your inner arm or ask the MA to help test the colour on you .. you'll be surprised what you'll discover! Just try - if it still doesnt look good, then ok, look for something else :D and YAAAAAYYYY to you deciding to check them out!



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