Lancome L'absolu Rouge

Lipsticks are a must-have in my bag, and I usually have 3-4 different lip colours with me each time I’m out because I like changing my lip shades according to my mood. If I’m feeling a little tired, a brighter lip colour will always perk me right up and if I’m rocking stronger eye makeup, I’ll tone down the lips to balance the look out. That’s the thing that I love about makeup, you can create a look to suit your everyday mood.


Today I’ll like to share with you - Lancome’s L’Absolu Rouge lipstick range because I can always rely on these lipsticks to fit any look I’m going for.

First, can we talk about the beautiful packaging of this lipstick? The black and gold combination is so classy and with a click-release (just push down the golden rose) it makes opening and closing the lipstick much quicker.


There are 39 colours in the L’absolu Rouge range and they come in 3 different finishes,
- Sheer
- Cream
- Matte


Here’s a swatch of the colors on my arm.
317 - Pourqoi Pas? (Sheer finish)
368 –Rose (Cream finish)
290 – Poeme (Matte finish)

I have to say, I’m really impressed with these lipsticks because all I needed was 1 swipe of the lipstick to get these colors & they apply true to color.

3 different shades of pink in 3 different finishes let me show you how I create the following looks based on these.


The color over here is 317 - Pourqoi Pas? in Sheer finish.


I paired the Sheer finish lipstick with a sweet & feminine floral dress.

The Sheer finish lip colour feels really light on my lips and I don’t even need a mirror to reapply or touch up the lipstick. It is a lipstick that I will grab when I’m in a rush and have no time to apply my lipstick to precision. Because of the sheer finish, it is more forgiving if you don’t apply within the lip line and it gives you a little more than a hint of colour to your lips. 


Next up is the 368 – Rose Lancome, in Cream finish.


This cream finish lip colour is really bold and vibrant, just look at that pigmentation and shine on my lips. I swear I did not apply any lipgloss over it. I decided to glam up my outfit for this cream finish and it was the right choice because it really goes very well with the look I had in mind. I feel confident and I think I just found my perfect bright pink lipstick.


& lastly, is 290 – Poeme, in Matte finish. 


For the final look, I paired the Matte finish with a more edgy look where the focus was on my smokey eyes and I needed a muted lip to balance out the look. & this lip color did just that, it gave a dusty rose color to my lips and best of all, I got a matte lip without having to deal with the dryness of what a matte liquid lipstick would have. Even though it is in a matte formula, the lipstick application was easy and glided on my lips smoothly, there was no tugging at my lips as compared to other brands of matte lipstick that I’ve tried.


So, which of these finishes do you like best?

For me, I would pick Sheer for a causal day out, Cream for an evening date and Matte when I want to have more pigmentation on the lips but not too loud.

The Lancome L’absolu Rouge range lipsticks are infused with moisture-boosting Pro-Xlyane that keeps lips moist, soft and comfortable for 8 hours. So there’s no need to worry about patchiness on your lips or even flakiness throughout the day, it is seriously hydrating. There’s also Vitamin E that is rich in antioxidant that helps to keep your lips healthier against environmental aggressors. & I love the variety of lip colors in the range as there are endless possibilities with the 39 different shades.

You need to try one for yourself, and you’ll fall in love with them as much as I do.


Highlight + Ninja Bowl + Tsuta Ramen

This is really the year of highlights.

I got addicted to them from like, mid last year? And I had a humble amount of highlighters at that time..
This pic was posted June 2016, so I guess I started collecting them maybe at the start of 2016? No idea.

My very first favorite highlight will forever and always be - Laura Mercier's Matte Radiance Baked Powder Highlight. It suits almost all skin tones and its the kinda highlight that you can't go wrong with or put too much of. Beginners, this one is for youπŸ˜‰ 

It was my 1st high end highlight and till now, I'm still using the same one even though I have another back up in my makeup drawer.
& this above pic was posted in October 2016, just 4 months after the 1st picture, & look at how it double. No, tripled πŸ˜‚

I think within that 4 months I must have been on a highlight shopping craze & started carting out highlights nonstop.

🀷🏻‍♀️

I'm intending to do an updated highlight collection but, I seem to always be waiting for the next best highlight to be added in to my collection before I post it. So, I've been delaying it for awhile. 

Here's the next highlights that I have my eyes on..
Needles to say, the Too Faced highlights 😍

I'll probably be only getting 1 shade, the lightest one. Cause it's my kinda color.

It's said to launch in April so I'm patiently waiting...

#dayrebeauty #dayremakeup
Anastasia Beverly Hill's Aurora Palette. Which I'm still sitting on the fence about cause..

I already own their Moonchid palette and I'll be receiving the Nicole G. palette soon too.

So, do I really need this?

And, I think the next one is a perfect dupe for it..
BH Cosmetics Backlight Highlight palette which is so adorable! And when I say it's a dupe, I'm not saying they copied ABH aurora palette cause, BH Cosmetics launched theirs first! 

See how similar some of the shades are? So I'll definitely rather be spending my $ on this instead.

Yep, so far these are the highlights I'm intending to get.. 

Omg, these brands needs to stop releasing so many new highlights. I cannot resists....

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Moving on to food...
Finally tried Ninja Bowl with my girls last week! 

I ordered the.. Sakura something. Which was the grilled salmon bowl.

& sadly, it fared lower than my expectations. Maybe it was the lack of avocados πŸ˜‚ I love having my grilled salmon (which was a tad too dry) with avocados and this just felt very sour and dry? The sourness was from the salad sauce which I have no idea what it is and the pickled cucumbers. Even though I was excited about the onsen egg, it didn't go well with the whole bowl.
We ordered these for starters and I like them better than the bowls πŸ˜‚

Cauli Pops which is fried cauliflowers served with a side of Siracha mayo dip. Omg I love the dip. Damn good.

And shoestring Truffle fries!

Maybe I ordered the wrong bowl at Ninja bowl. 

Will I return again? 

I don't mind!

But the next time round I'll order the Salmon Poke bowl instead of grilled salmon. 

My friend who tried their steak said it was very good! So if you love beef.. you should try it out!
What I wore that day.

Top - Zara 
Skirt - GU at Japan
Shoes - Adidas
Bag - Zara 
Pom Pom earring - Bangkok
With Juan & Adels!

Megan was in the restroom, πŸ˜‚

#dayrefoodie #dayrefatties
My favorite healthy bowl is definitely Pimp My Salad from Suntec's Pasarbella! I used to eat it all the time for lunch as my office was located just opposite Suntec. But now that I've shifted office, I can't eat it so often anymore 😭

Love love love the guacamole & the salmon & the roasted pumpkin there.

I've yet to try similar food like Grain Traders! But both places are a little out of the way for me, not far but.. out of the way. Haha. So maybe next time.

I also wanna to try Aloha Poke!😍
My dinner for 1 last night cause SX had work so I settled dinner before going home. Love this from Makisan too! I created my own salad which consisted of...

- 2 servings of salmon sashimi 
- tofu 
- edamame
- avocado
- cucumber 
- cherry tomato 
- tuna 
& for sauce, I picked Ponzu which I really like!

I'm not on a diet anymore but I still find myself picking healthier food choices when I'm dining alone. When I'm out with friends or SX, I just eat whatever everyone wants so that balances it out
Was invited to try out Tsuta Ramen at the new Taiseng outlet. 

Thanks @jaynetham πŸ˜˜

& as you can see, they serve 2 types of ramen there.

The Shoyu with truffle oil soup base and the Miso soup base.

If you have a heavier taste bud, you should try the Miso base and if you're like me, prefer a lighter broth, pick the Shoyu with Truffle oil!
Both SX and I ordered the Shoyu + Truffle oil ramen!
We got the ramen with all toppings!

I love the broth so much that I almost drank it all. The Truffle oil makes it so fragrant! Not too strong, just a hint of truffle with each mouthful. 😍

I miss it already!
Shiok!

The noodle texture also very different from the usual ramen!
All the happy tummies after 😍
Craving for Poke bowl, so I'm having this for dinner right now!

Teppei syokudo that I bought from Ion basement and brought to Salon Vim to eat while I'm doing my hair.

So goooooddddd😍😍😍

Wedding + Skin inc X Beauty & the Beast

can sleep a lot and I need a lot of sleep. If I don't have to get up for work, I'll probably sleep till 12pm daily. Hahaha.. 

I always fail to sleep early πŸ™„ so I'll be regretting it the next morning when I have to drag my sorry ass out of bed after 5-6 hours of sleep. 

Met up with my ex-colleagues last night and they told me that they have at least 8 hours of sleep each night.
So envious sia.

Hahah, but I can never go to bed at like 11pm. I shall try to do so today. So I can wake up feeling fresh and energized like normal adults do.πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸΌ

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Am shifting office this week so my office is in a mess right now. Thankfully we ain't moving far away, just 1 bus stop from where I'm currently working at but I won't be able to walk to Bugis or Suntec during lunch anymore. 😭 I'll have to take at least 1 bus but I doubt I'm so hardworking to do so. 

Okay la, this way I can save $.
And not buy random nonsense during lunch time. πŸ˜‚ But I'll miss my "pimp my salad" at Pasarbella and shopping at Sephora. 

So near yet so far lah.
Is this all you #dayrebeauty #dayremakeup girls?
I finally got my hands on getting one of the Juvius Place eyeshadow palettes! And the one that I got is the Mini Masquerade. 

I've been deciding between their Nubian Palette which has all the beautiful browns and gold shades but... I think I have other eyeshadows palettes that gives me those colors already.

So I decided to be adventurous and get this bold and colorful one!
8 bold colors and 8 neutrals in this palette makes a good balance!
I only swatched some of the bolder colors and the pigmentation is strong with this palette.

Most of the colors swatches amazing while the pink one has a little more kick back but nothing intolerable. Better than the NYX love contours all palette πŸ™„

Obviously I won't be wearing all these shades together but I think it will look really pretty when you want to throw in a pop of blue or green to your eye look when you're bored with the usual browns.

Can't wait to play with it this weekend 😍
And I decided to get the mini palette, which isn't by any means tiny at all. It's larger than my Kylie burgundy palette and larger than my Zoeva palettes. And it already takes up quite a bit of space in my drawer.πŸ˜‚

So, I can't imagine how big the normal palette is. 

I use to own several large palettes from Too Faced and because of its size, I keep it in another drawer and I seldom reach for it. 

Speaking of which, I need to get my large Alex drawer from ikea soon!!
My vanity is full and my tiny side drawer is also filled to the brim with new makeup products.

Just last week alone, I received like.... 68 new lipsticks from Laneige, Benefit, L'Oréal, MAC. 2 of my lipstick organizer + all the holders are full and I have no more space to store my new lipsticks. Not all 68 new ones lah, I can't keep them all. But I'm maybe keeping like 30? So.. where to find storage space for 30 new lipsticks right?! I just hid them in a drawer now and it's so messy 😭
Throwback to when I attended SX's friend's wedding 2 weeks back. 

Finally found a chance to wear my pretty peach silk dress and omg I love it!

It hugs me at the right places and is so soft and light. Almost feels like I'm not wearing anything at all.

Only thing I gotta watch out for is the thigh slit that can open a little too much for my liking when I'm walking.

But I gotta strut in style and act like it doesn't bother me. Hahaha
The back is a low bareback and omg I really want a tattoo down my spine. It'll be so chio when I wear bareback pieces 😭😭 but the husband doesn't allow.

My makeup look for the evening.

Decided to go for a brown tones.

And those are my Real lashes guys. Too Faced better than sex mascara πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ
And I'm using the Laneige Two tone Eyebrow Cushion for the first time here, and I love how I can get such strong looking brows effortlessly!

The focus of the entire look was on my brows & eyes. So I sent nude on the lips!
• laura mercier Secret Concealer (2)
• lancome Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation (01)
• laura mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder (1)
• MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish (Double Gleam) 
• Kat von d Shade & Light Contour (Subconcious)
• laneige Eyebrow Cushion-cara (Two Tone Grey 1)
• Benefit Galifornia blush
• Urban Decay Naked 1 + Naked 2 eyeshadow
• Moteliner (brown)
• Toofaced Better Than Sex mascara (top lash) + laneige mascara (bottom lash)
• Kylie Candy K lipstick
With my man.
My date for life. πŸ’•
With the bride & groom! 

Her gown reminds me of what Belle wore in the ballroom dancing scene in Beauty & the Beast.

And speaking of the Beauty & the Beast movie, I was invited by Skin Inc for their collaboration with Disney on this movie and they treated us to Gold Class screening of the show!! 😍😍

So last Saturday myself & SX along with @jaynetham and Vernon + @vaingloriousyou and John caught the movie together and had dinner/drinks after.
Us after the movie!

I would say that I didn't expect the show to add in a couple of scenes that was not the original fairytale and I like that. Cause I rewatched the cartoon a month ago and they did follow the cartoon almost 80% and added 20% of a little something new.

I enjoyed the movie but the boys didn't so. Hahah they were ok with it but found the musical scenes a little too much. Every time the character breaks into a song, SX starts to sigh πŸ˜‚

And can you believe that I actually teared?
It was the ballroom dancing scene that make me have goosebumps all over and I felt my eyes tearing up and I was like "oh shit oh shit, why am I so weak, crying to Beauty and the beast. Wtf"

Hahah, then I turned to my left when the movie ended and saw Tricia dabbing at her eyes too πŸ˜‚ hopeless romantics
And after the event we got asked to say a little something about the movie and whole experience with Skin Inc's facial in a flash.

& this was what Jayne and I did to Tricia halfway during the interview. 

Hahahahaha, I swear it's damn funny, you have to watch it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Obviously this video didn't get posted on Skin Inc's page and we had to retake another but it was so funny we told Karen (the PR lady) to save it and send it to us.
Wore this maxi dress by Soon Lee.
Datz right~
LOL, I like that attitude, pink lady.

Zoeva Strobe Gel Highlight

Omg girls!!

I found this new highlight that is super dope!

Okay, maybe it isn't new.. but I didn't see it at Sephora until today!

All highlight addicts like me, you need this!😍😍😍

#dayrebeauty #dayremakeup
New to the stands of Zoeva Cosmetics.

Retails at $25 only!!!

Comes in 3 colors, Halo being the lightest, then Corona and Aureole the darkest
Look 

At

This
Omg I cannot.

I knew I had to buy it.

And I did😍
Hop over to my Instagram Stories to see me do live swatches of the products and how i compared it to Cover FX's enhancer drops which are double the price.

Now, I need to get the color Corona too!!😍

I love this Strobe Gel highlight so much!!!
I just posted it on my IG Stories 30 mins ago..

Go see it before it gets deleted in 24 hours!!

Instagram handle is: @lianmeiting
My outfit today for brunch with @jaynetham Vernon & John.

Both SX and Tricia are property agents so their weekends are always busy working :(

So you'll see John & I, two lost children hanging out cause we're bored.

& thanks to @jaynetham who wanted to go to Sephora to check out some stuff, I discovered the Zoeva Strobe Gel Highlight!!

Why isn't there any hype over this?
I don't understand.

This got my heart more excited than the Too Faced highlight.

Cause a GEL Highlight is a first for me.

😍
Twinning with @jaynetham, she finally got the flowers sneakers!!
These Givenchy blushers caught my eye too! 

So pretty!!

But I guess it's gonna be pretty expensive ☹️

My heart still yearns for the Marc Jacob Beauty blush.. but $68, you kiddin' me?? Can't bear to splurge on that.
So.. I went LIVE on Instagram yesterday showing how I achieved this makeup look. I think I was live for like a whole 50-60 mins. Haha. 

Pretty fun to interact with the ladies over makeup but was a little hard to concentrate at the same time. I plan to do this weekly!!

Provides that I have the luxury of time before I head out. πŸ˜…

I'm using the Laneige Eyebrow Cushion for my brows above and I find myself really loving it a lot! 😍

My lip color is very pretty too, ❤️
I tried out the Strobe Gel highlight today for work!

I used my fingers to pick up some of the product and dab/tap it around my cheek bones to get this glow. I went pretty light handed as im going to work. 

It can definitely be build on for a stronger glow. 😍

And for those who asked the best way to apply the gel highlight to me is by my fingers. I read that Zoeva recommended users to use a synthetic brush and I will try that out soon to see if I prefer a synthetic brush or my fingers.