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FOTD: SUQQU Sumiredama & MAKE Jakarta

This was supposed to be a New Old Face post, but I realized that most of these products, I’ve used quite a bit already anyway, there was no “new” factor to it. Anyway, I wore this on our Taiwan trip. I didn’t remember to take many FOTDs, so here’s one I did remember taking, heh. After years of overpacking makeup when I travel, I finally realized that going with a neutral eye is the best way to go. You can pair it with so many things like a bold lip or pops of color, and so on. I didn’t have to powder my face, either. I quite like this base combo! Products Used: — Kosé Suncut Water in UV Protect Essence SPF 50+ PA+++ — Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint in Medium — Le Métier de Beauté Peau Vierge Corrector in Medium — K-Palette 24H Real Lasting 2Way Eyebrow in G101* — NARS Pro-Prime Smudgeproof Eye Base — SUQQU Eye Quad in Sumiredama — K-Palette 1Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner in R01* — 3CE Under Eye …

Makeup Inventory: Eyeshadow Quads

I’ve been racking my brain for an “eyeshadow special” post that I can do, much like my Lipstick Week, but I can’t think of anything at the moment, so I’m going to show you my collection of quads. 🙂 I LOVE eyeshadow palettes. Those are decidedly my weakness. I showed you my favorite palettes a while ago, and here are all of my quads, aka 4-shadow palettes. I have six in total, clockwise from the top left: Guerlain Les 4 Couleurs in Turandot, Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Northern Lights, Suqqu Eyeshadow in Sumiredama, Chanel Ombres Fleuries in Délicatesse, Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Silk Road, and bareMinerals READY 4.0 in The Happy Place. The only permanent quads are Turandot and The Happy Place, but a lot of these are still available online and in store. 🙂 Guerlain Les 4 Couleurs in Turandot: This was my first high-end eyeshadow purchase and it remains one of my favorites. (Review) It’s very warm with a satin gold and pink, a matte …

Quickie: Suqqu Quad in Ex-11 Sumiredama

I have only a handful left of my Japanese makeup loot to show you guys and it’s quite sad. Weirdly enough, I have these intense cravings for makeup but I don’t really go out (or go online) and buy any of that. Is this maturity? In any case, this is one of my favorite purchases, the Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow in Ex-11 Sumiredama, or “Violet Pearl.” I got the translation from Kate’s review. When I got home, I noticed that the name is similar to the heroine’s of my favorite Haruki Murakami novel, Sputnik Sweetheart. She is called Sumire. Obviously, this was a delightful surprise. It seems like a pretty basic color selection, but with a couple of complex shades thrown into the mix. There’s a pearly cream, a shimmery pale peach-pink, a pretty metallic taupe-y color that has turquoise shifts, and a blue-purple duochrome that I just love to bits. The texture of the shadows is exceptional, though the application on the eyes really is quite sheerer than I’d like. The compact is quite …

Back from Japan: Some Photos + My Beauty Loot

Hello everyone, I’m back from my trip! It was, truthfully, too short a trip and I wish I could have stayed longer because Japan is a beautiful country. 🙂 We visited two cities—Osaka and Kyoto—which are about thirty minutes and ¥430 (or about $5) away from each other. This is Doutonbori Street (the English spelling varies), which is filled with food and large recreations of food that hang outside shop windows. On the left part of this picture, you can kind of see a row of gyoza (dumplings), and a large puffer fish that looks like a blimp. This is especially fun to walk around in at night because it’s so busy and alive. Also, Japanese food is one of the tastiest cuisines in the world! Lorita, a Taiwanese tourist on a solo trip, in a kimono, setting up her tripod to take photos with the sakura or cherry blossom tree. This is a nice one, in Kyoto, because the branches were low, so you can be surrounded by beautiful little blossoms. 🙂 This is …