Celevenus Aesthetic and Wellness Clinic

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Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder and while I do consider myself rather lucky for being married to a man who firmly believes he snagged a beautiful wife, I think he needs to get his eyes checked. Hahaha jokes aside, I was never confident about my appearance. Even though I had lost some weight after my pregnancy, I still look plump because of my perpetually round face. This photo was taken during our Phuket trip in January 2015. This was my face at its roundest! :O

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Photo taken during our Hong Kong trip in March 2015.

Apart from my round face, I really dislike how flat my nose was. My nose bridge is totally non-existent! The hubs used to tease me endlessly about my ‘cute’ nose and about how funny my side profile looked because I don’t have a nose bridge.

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Many a time I found myself contemplating going under the knife to enhance my nose but I just didn’t have the guts to do so. I sounded my parents and misterchewy out by casually lamenting about my flat nose and how a nose job would solve my problem, only to have poor Michael Jackson dragged into the picture. Lol.

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Photo taken during our Bangkok trip in July 2015.

Hahaha ok this is not the most glamorous photo of us but can you see my nose bridge! Yes I finally have one! 😀

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Like WHOA. Suddenly my nose is as sharp as misterchewy’s! No teasing from him anymore! I didn’t go for any plastic surgery but chose to undergo an aesthetic procedure that is extremely safe and non-invasive!

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I visited Celevenus Wellness & Aesthetic Clinic sometime around end May last year. Celevenus is Singapore’s premier aesthetic clinic which offers an extensive range of the latest cosmetic technologies and professional treatments, targeting various parts of the body such as face, neck, eye, hair and scalp.

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During my first visit, I had a thorough consultation with Dr Dylan Chau, one of the leaders in his field and also a Sculptra trainer for doctors. Needless to say, the first thing Dr Chau pointed out was my nose. He then went on to discuss about working on my other imperfections like round lower face contour, square jaw, and hollow tear troughs. Sounds like a plan!

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My first session took place about two weeks after my consultation with Dr Chau and I was nervous as I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, yet excited about the prospect of finally having a nose bridge. Dr Chau shared with me that PDO (polydioxanone) Thread Lifting is an effective facial augmenting and skin tightening procedure that has been very popular in Korea due to its safe, fast and effective results. When the PDO threads are inserted into the skin, they act as a structure in supporting, shaping and lifting the face. At the same time, the threads will also stimulate skin tissue to create new tissue fibroblasts and collagen, which produces a tightening effect from inside out. As these threads are biodegradable, they are gradually absorbed by the body, leaving nothing behind but only the integrated tissue structure under the skin due to collagen synthesis, and it will continue to hold for up to 24 months.

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PDO Thread Lift can be applied to anywhere on the body, including the face, eye corners, cheeks, double chin, neck, forehead, laugh lines, forearm and abdomen. The PDO threads are so versatile that they can also be used to heighten the nose bridge, giving it a natural elevated look. The latest PDO threads can even used to enhance the nose tip! This is something that cannot be done with dermal filler injection. It can potentially last 2 years as compared to fillers which only last for 6 to 12 months. What I feel is most important is that the result is a more natural-looking, structured nose!

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The husband was with me throughout the procedure and immediately after the PDO threads were inserted through my nose, he expressed his bewilderment with the instant results right before his very eyes. Looking at this photo, I’m amazed too!

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Like I mentioned earlier, PDO threads are very versatile and they were also used to sharpen my lower face contour for that highly sought after ‘V-shaped’ face. Apart from my nose and lower face contour, Dr Chau injected Sculptra into my hollow tear troughs to create volume to those sunken areas. Hollow tear troughs worsen the appearance of my dark eye circles, making me look tired and older than I really am. Sculptra was also injected into my cheeks to give them more volume. Fuller cheeks make one look so much younger! Sculptra is a kind of liquid face lift which boosts the skin’s own collagen production for facial volume at desired areas, creating a more natural look as the results are gradual and improve with time.

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I think I was quite garang to have so many procedures done all at once to my face because my face swelled up like a chipmunk’s that night! However, I didn’t regret my decision because I wanted to see the vast effects clearly. This selfie was taken about two weeks after my face had completely recovered and when there was no more swelling.

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A few weeks later, I went back to Dr Chau for my square jaw reduction procedure. Even though PDO threads had been inserted to create a sharper lower face contour, Dr Chau suggested enhancing it by injecting Dysport (Botulinum toxin) to relax the jaw muscles, making them exercise less. To top it all off, Dr Chau even went a step further to inject dermal filler to my chin to make it more prominent, resulting in an even sharper V shaped face!

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I didn’t know how different I look until I compared my Before and After photos. Many friends actually came up to me and complimented that I look really good now but so far, I haven’t been asked if I did anything to my face. I only shared about the above non-invasive aesthetic procedures with a group of friends when one of them asked which photo editing app do I use to enhance my features! This blog post is for all the ladies (and gentlemen) who would love to enhance their facial features and achieving that natural, soft look! If you are keen to know more, head over to http://www.celevenus.com.sg/ or schedule a consultation with Dr Chau soon!

Mucota Dyna C-Curl by Headlines Hairdressing

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Hello! Haha I don’t mean to be rude by showing you the back of my head at the start of this blog post but I just wanted to share that my tresses were in pretty bad shape after more than half a year of not managing it well. My hair felt dry and limp, the ends were damaged and black roots were showing. Yikes! And with Chinese New Year just around the corner, I knew I had to visit my trusted hairstylist (who is a hair lifesaver btw), Charles of Headlines Hairdressing Salon!

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Charles looked on disapprovingly at my pathetic hair while ideas started to run through his head. First things first, to touch up those roots!

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I definitely swear by the Mucota Dyna Argan Oil hair treatment which I had raved about in my earlier blog posts. You may read about it here and here.

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It helps to reduce frizzy hair and injects new life into dull, damaged hair. The effects are quite lasting, which is also the reason why I can tahan not having to visit the salon for more than half a year before things get really out of hand. LOL.

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Treatment done! Time for a hair cut! I didn’t realize my hair was that long until one of my colleagues remarked, “Wah your hair very long liao hor! Going to touch your hips already!” OMG. So instead of the standard one or two inches that I would normally ask for my hair to be trimmed, I 敢敢 told Charles I wanted medium length hair this time for a refreshing change!

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Final touching up after my hair was blown dry and I also requested Charles to trim my fringe for me.

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Ok la I know I got b*tcy resting face. Even the husband says so.

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Yayyyy! So happy that my hair is smooth and bouncy again! And I love how naturally the ends curl in :)

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A big THANK YOU to Charles and the rest of the amazing team at Headlines Hairdressing! Look for Charles and quote ‘Charlene Missuschewy’ to enjoy special discounts off all regular-priced hair services and treatment at Headlines Hairdressing! Happy CNY to all! 😀

Headlines Hairdressing
18 Cross Street
#01-15
China Square Central
Telephone: +65 6221 6866

Opening Hours:
Mon to Fri
10.30am – 8.30pm
Sat
10.30am – 7pm
Sun & PH
11am – 5pm

How To Match Your Prom Dress with Your Hairstyle

DRESS AND HAIRSTYLES THAT GO WELL TOGETHER

With prom season upon us, or always in the back of our mind, it’s never too early to finalize your entire look for the special occasion. Aside from finding the perfect dress and a handsome date whether he’s your best friend or boyfriend, your hairstyle is another one of the very important elements to consider.

Considering just how many photographs are going to be taken and posted on all sorts of social media, the look you decide on for prom night is bound to be immortalized. That’s why it’s so important to take the necessary steps to choose the best hairstyle you can.

To try and make things a little easier, we’ve put together 10 great tips on how to match the style of your gorgeous prom dress to the perfect hairstyle. Beauty trends aside, it’s essential that you feel beautiful as well as comfortable on your prom night. We hope this guide will help you pull the look together effortlessly.

1. A Lace Dress and a Romantic, Loose Up-Do
With trendy La Femme prom dresses in lace, keeping your hairdo passionate and romantic brings it from “just a dress” to an incredible ensemble.

2. A Deep V-Neck Calls for a Fake Wavy Bob
If you’re wearing a dress with a stylish shoulder design, balance it out by styling your tresses into a kind of fake long bob and loads of weaves parted to one side.

3. Halter Dresses and Fishtail Braids
Don’t be afraid to wear hair extensions for prom. If your tresses aren’t long enough to get it into a beautiful braided ponytail, go ahead and pair your stunning halter dress with a faux ponytail to achieve this look. Check out Peaches Boutique collection of gorgeous halter dresses so you have an idea how to style your hair with this kind of dress.

4. Mermaid Dresses and Side-Swept Waves
Try pairing a figure-fitted mermaid prom dress with a soft side-swept waves hairdo.

5. Thin, Strappy Dresses and Chignon Hairstyle

It’s hard to find a more feminine dress than a chiffon number complete with slim straps. It’s the ultimate romantic look, so complete it with a low, elegant chignon.

6. Backless Dresses and Bombshell Waves
If you’re opting for this kind of dress, keep your hairdo simple but sultry. Go for voluminous waves to make a subtle statement.

7. One-Shouldered Gowns and Giant Ballerina Buns
If you’ve gone for a gown where emphasis is on one shoulder, make sure your hair is away from your neck to keep attention on the dress. Go for a high and rather large ballerina bun.

8. Turtleneck Gowns Call For Sleek Ponytails
If you’ve chosen a turtleneck dress, tie your hair up into a simple but sleek ponytail to draw attention to your sexy neck.

9. Strapless Dresses Equals Volumized Low Buns
Strapless dresses call for statement necklaces, dangly earrings, and a volumized low bun that balances the entire look out.

10. A Sweetheart Neckline and Tousled Up Ponytail
Whether you have a sweetheart neckline on a sleek floor length dress or a gorgeous ball gown, a tousled up ponytail will turn the ensemble it elegant-rocker-chic all in one.

These 10 tips should guide you towards the perfect hairstyle for your perfect prom dress.

The BOSS WOMAN Runway Edition 2015

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BOSS is a German luxury brand that is renowned for its fashion, as well as its fragrances. In the BOSS Woman Runway Edition 2015, both fashion and fragrances are beautifully brought together in a trilogy of glamorous scents that feature three statements, three looks and three fragrances. Each perfume is accompanied by a fashion sketch – the day dress, the tuxedo, and the evening gown, inspired by BOSS Womenswear Artistic Director Jason Wu’s debut collection.

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BOSS JOUR Pour Femme, is a fragrance featuring a feminine bouquet of vibrant citrus and white flowers, celebrating the brightness and buoyancy of morning. Represented by an elegant, ivory silk dress, BOSS JOUR Pour Femme is a light-hearted scent that will take you through the day.

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BOSS MA VIE POU Femme unleashes the daring side of the BOSS woman. It is a perfect complement to this tailored tuxedo featuring Jason Wu’s takeon a bespoke smoking jacket, as the bold and charismatic perfume blends the freshness of cactus blossom with refine blooms.

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BOSS NUIT Pour Femme is a sophiscated scent which adds the finishing touch to an embroidered, black evening gown. The sensual perfume in which sparkling top notes fuse with tender violet and jasmine, strikes a balance between the seductive and the sophisticated.

These bottles are modern collectors’ items and the BOSS woman can either choose a fashion classic or an entire fragrance wardrobe.

The BOSS Woman Runway Edition 2015 50ml will cost 67USD and 75ml will cost 80USD.

This post has been sponsored by Hugo Boss. All opinions are my own.

All New Bio-essence Extra Strength Face Lifting Cream for that V Face!

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I have been a long standing and loyal consumer of Bio-essence’s Face Lifting Cream for a few years now and I’m really psyched to be able to share in greater detail about some of Bio-essence’s latest products which had been launched since July this year.

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Since young, I always receive comments from friends that my face is very round, which I totally hate. When it comes to taking photos, I will be trying to stand behind everyone else so that my face doesn’t look too big. I have also tried to contour my face to make it look slimmer but to no avail! Speaking of makeup, I feel that the makeup that I apply doesn’t stand out and last throughout the day because of my dull skin. I’m glad that I gave Bio-essence’s Deep Exfoliating Gel and Extra Strength Face Lifting Cream a try because these two products helped to address those issues!

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Have you ever wondered how exfoliation is an essential step of every skincare regime? It is very important that we exfoliate our faces regularly as the act of exfoliating helps to clear pores of deep layers of dead skin and dirt. Only then will the skin be able to better absorb skincare products that are subsequently being applied, with the active ingredients of the products being able to freely nourish cells. Regular exfoliation of our faces also leads to clearer and brighter skin!

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In order to cater to consumers of different skin types, Bio-essence has introduced two new extensions to its well-received Deep Exfoliating Gel. The Bio-essence Deep Exfoliating Gel (Oil Control) contains ingredients such as Royal Jelly, ATP, natural Tea Tree Leaf and Tea Tree Essential Oil to control excess sebum, thus resulting in a naturally matte and shine-free complexion.

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Tea Tree also contains anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which help clear the complexion of blemishes and prevent breakouts.. I squeeze a small amount of the Deep Exfoliating Gel onto dry fingers and massage it in a circular pattern all over my face. Bits of dirt and dead skin are gotten rid of in no time! I really like the smell of Tea Tree and after one wash, my face felt incredibly smooth! My skin also looks noticeably clearer and as a heavy user of makeup, I’m happy that my makeup glides on easily on my face and it also stays on longer too! I used to shun using exfoliating facial products because my skin is pretty sensitive and the harsh and rough beads often cause my face to look red. Bio-essence’s Exfoliating Gel is mild and gentle to the skin as it does not contain harsh exfoliating beads so I highly recommend it!

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Bio-essence Deep Exfoliating Gel (Sensitive Skin) contains German Chamomile which works in harmony with Royal Jelly and ATP to strengthen the skin’s natural barrier against environmental stressors and soothes the skin during the cleansing process. This product is especially suitable for people with sensitive skin as it gently and thoroughly removes impurities and also lighten pimple marks and scars!

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Believe it or not, my mum bought me my very first jar of Bio-essence Face Lifting Cream (with ATP) a few years ago and I have not looked back ever since. I remember marvelling at how the cream was able to reduce my double chin and make my face look noticeably smaller. We ladies know how difficult it can be to find our most flattering angle for a selfie. Not surprisingly, the Face Lifting Cream is Bio-essence’s best selling product. Bio-essence’s Face Lifting Cream to the rescue! The new Extra Strength Face Lifting Cream with Royal Jelly and ATP which is an anti-aging range, comes with the new ingredient Bio Face-Lift, helping to lift and firm skin while at the same time, helps people to achieve a V-shaped contour, thus appealing to people young and old!

Here’s taking a look at some of the benefits of using Bio-essence’s Extra Strength Face Lifting Cream:

– Lifts facial contours
– Reduces double chin
– Deeply nourishes and moisturizes skin
– Creates a youthful V-shaped face

Bio-essence’s Extra Strength Face Lifting cream is able to burn excess facial fats for a more defined V-shape through its special formula which invigorates the senses and enhances blood circulation of the skin cells. There isn’t a need to undergo invasive clinical procedures to achieve the same result!

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I have been using the Extra Strength Face Lifting Cream every day and night after cleansing for two weeks now. In order to achieve best results, make sure that you apply in an upward lifting motion. What I do is that I use my fingertip to dip a small amount of cream and gently massage it onto my face with light upward strokes using both hands until all the cream is absorbed, which should take at least 1 minute to see obvious results. There will also be a slight tingling sensation but please do not be alarmed, as it means that your excess facial fats are being burned! Whoohoo!

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I’m excited about Bio-essence’s new Extra Strength Face Lifting Cream because the results appear almost instantly before your very eyes. The products comes with a ruler in the packaging, so you can measure your before and after effects. My skin feels firmer and I can finally bid goodbye to my annoying double chin! The Extra Strength Face Lifting Cream is clinically proven to reduce visible wrinkles up to 40% and also a 13% improvement in skin elasticity in 10 minutes! How amazing is that!

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You can find out more about Bio-essence’s latest range of products by clicking on this link http://www.bioessence.com.sg/products/royal-jelly-with-atp

Extra Strength Face Lifting Cream with Royal Jelly + ATP (40g, $55.90. Current promo: $10 off. Available in Watsons, Guardian, NTUC, selected cosmetic houses and departmental stores.)

Bio-essence Deep Exfoliating Gel (Sensitive Skin) with Royal Jelly + ATP (60g. $36.90. Current promo: $8 off. Available in Watsons, Guardian, NTUC, selected cosmetic houses and departmental stores.)

Bio-essence Deep Exfoliating Gel (Oil Control) with Royal Jelly + ATP (60g. $32.90. Current promo: $8 off. Only available at Watsons.)

Headlines Hairdressing: Mucota Dyna Treatment Perm Review

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I did something to my hair recently! Readers who have been following my blog would know that I have had long straight hair for years. Truth be told, I’m getting quite sick of my hair already. After our wedding photoshoot in late 2012, the hubs asked me a few times to perm my hair because he liked the “big waves” look on me. LOL. However, I was afraid that I would end up with small tight curls and look like lao auntie so I procrastinated for quite long. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to take a leap of faith because I wanted to look different (in a better way) as I turn a year older this week! Made an appointment with Charles of Headlines Hairdressing who previously did the Mucota Dyna Argan Oil Treatment for me. Look at my hair! Still amazingly smooth and silky! :) Charles helped to trim my hair first before working his magic!

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This time, Charles recommended me the Mucota Dyna Perm Treatment. After getting my hair washed, Charles applied the Dyna treatment cream on my hair. If you have not read my previous post, Mucota is one of the top prestigious hair care products in Japan. Dyna is one of their many products which is the latest anti-frizz treatment technology and is 100% NO FORMALDEHYDE. It is suitable for all types of hair, and contains Argan oil which is the key ingredient in giving hair volume, making it smooth and silky. In other words, I was getting a nice hair treatment while my hair was been permed at the same time! Oh ya, my black roots were also touched up. How sweet! 😀

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Twirling my hair before putting the curlers up!

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Charles explained that as my face shape is round (SOB SOB), he only gave me curls that are below my chin level to avoid making my face look even rounder than it already is.

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HEHEHE.

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Another type of chemical was dripped over my hair to help the curls stay in shape.

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This was how my hair looked like after the hair wash. The first thing I told misterchewy was, “Oh no! How come look like maggi mee?!” HAHAHA.

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But heng ah! After blow drying my hair, it turned out wonderful! Loving my big bouncy curls! Price ranges from $280 to $350 depending on hair length. Quote “Charlene Missuschewy” and get at least 10% off all services and treatment! Thank you Charles and the Headlines Hairdressing team! To see how well my new hair is holding up, stay tuned to my posts on Facebook www.facebook.com/missuschewy and on Instagram @missuschewy as I might be posting some photos during our Bangkok trip! :)

Headlines Hairdressing
18 Cross Street
#01-15
China Square Central
Telephone: +65 6221 6866

Opening Hours:
Mon to Fri
10.30am – 8.30pm
Sat
10.30am – 7pm
Sun & PH
10.30am – 5pm

Beauty Products Used to Achieve My Wedding Dinner Makeup Look

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Hola ladies! We attended our cousin’s wedding at W Singapore late April and I managed to download the instant prints taken by the photographer. Today I’m gonna share a short post which is something a little different from my usual posts, and it’s about my wedding dinner makeup routine! Yayyyyy. Of course I’m no makeup guru but since I put in extra effort to doll myself up for a big occasion, it doesn’t hurt to share photos and the products I used right? 😛

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Normally, my mum and I would head off to a salon that we have been visiting near our place for the lady boss to do our makeup and hair. The cost is actually quite reasonable. However, this time I decided to take matters into my own hands. Hahaha sounds so serious. But yeah, I have been reading up about various products and trying them out.

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Like I said, I’m not a professional so I have yet to master making my non-existent nose bridge appear out of nowhere but I’m trying very hard. LOL. But I did learn a bit about contouring and stuff. Not easy!

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Hahaha pardon the sleepy look. I lost count of the number of glasses of red wine I had that night. *Hic*

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These were the products I used. In all honesty, I only use foundation, blusher, and eyeliner on normal days. Haha!

Face:
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in Fiji
LA Girl Pro Concealors in Classic Ivory, Warm Sand and Cool Tan
Heroine Make Mineral Smooth Cover Powder in Light Biege
The Body Shop Nomadic Goddess Baked-to-Last Powder Bronzer in Warm Glow
The Body Shop All-in-One Cheek Color in Ginger
Ben Nye Luxury Visage Powder in Banana
The Body Shop Sparkler in Boudoir Pink

Eyes:
Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette
Heroine Make Eyeliner in Black

Eyebrows:
Lioele Artist Auto Eyebrow Pencil in Light Brown
Maybelline Fashion Brow Coloring Mascara in Dark Brown

Lips:
The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain in Raspberry

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