Sunday, March 1, 2015

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer in Ivory, Review, Swatch & FOTD

What an unproductive weekend I had. It went on mostly doing nothing. When it is like this I feel terrible but there is something nice about doing nothing too, doesn't it? At least cleaning is done, although *clears throat* not by me.

I have been testing the new foundation of Clinique for a few weeks now and I would like to share my thoughts about it. It is an interesting concept, which brings concealer and foundation together so that you don't need both. Here my review about Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer.

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer in Ivory

Chanel Les 4 Ombres #248 Tissé Rhapsodie, Illusion d'Ombre #102 Mysterio and Stylo Yeux #916 Perle de Luna, Review & Swatch for La Perle Collection

I hope you are all having a great weekend. I have just came home from our favorite restaurant, which has Japanese and our favorite dish is Ebu-Tempura-Maki. I hope I write it correct, it is an inside-out roll with warm prawns and a delicious sauce. I just can't get enough of it!

Each year around lunar new year, companies like Dior, Guerlain and Chanel release Asia Exclusive collections. These collections then make it partly to the States. What is left for rest of the world is to read blogs and get angry. I am hear to tell you, this year there is not too much to get upset about *wink*. Here are my thoughts about the eye department of the collection. I have also two of the cheek products which I will try to cover in a separate post. 

Chanel Les 4 Ombres #248 Tissé Rhapsodie, Illusion d'Ombre #102 Mysterio and Stylo Yeux #916 Perle de Luna

Friday, February 27, 2015

Giorgio Armani Runway Spring/Summer 2015 Palette, Review, Swatches & FOTD

Although I would like to show the new and extremely limited Giorgio Armani Runway Spring/Summer 2015 Palette to you already yesterday, I got too frustrated to write a product post and started writing a "rambling post" instead. When I stopped, it was over two pages of just text and nothing else of me talking about everything which is going on at the "back stage" of Color Me Loud. Afterwards I thought I would rather not push the publish button. I was really not sure how interesting it is for you to read my frustration of some of the companies valuing bloggers like make-up baggers or freebie hunters. I started as a make-up enthusiast to my journey with this blog. I have a full-time job which I like and I am in no ways thinking to make a business out of this. But once it gets really unfair or impolite like it did yesterday, it starts occupying my mind more than it should. I fear that I am loosing the spirit. Make-up gods save me!

Alright, back to the topic. I was at Stuttgart Breuninger and noticed a new tester of Giorgio Armani make-up lying around. I was waiting for these to launch but it was a really sneaky launch. Until I noticed it, it was already sold out! The representatives there know me since there has been times I left my whole wallet there *cough cough*. So they somehow managed to arrange one of the reserved pieces of nail polish and the palette for me. Today I would like to share my thoughts after using the palette yesterday.

Giorgio Armani Runway Spring/Summer 2015 Palette

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Jo Malone London Cologne Intense Incense & Cedrat, Review & Photos

“Her scent on the sheets slowly fading
like the last notes of your favourite song
drifting into silence;
a ghost of absence haunting the room”

― Kirk Diedrich

Modern and traditional meet in a minimalistic signature dark flacon, Jo Malone London Cologne Intense Series is getting a new fragrance. The frankincense from Oman is recreated using natural ingredients and combined with bright citrusy notes. Result? One of the best unisex fragrances I have came across for a long time. Today it is about Jo Malone London Cologne Intense Incense & Cedrat.

Jo Malone London Cologne Intense Incense & Cedrat

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

MAC Toledo Collection Take 2: Kindergarten Red, Oxblood, Violetwink and Chlorafill, Review, Swatch and FOTD

From upcoming MAC designer collections, Toledo stole my heart with beautiful packaging design and gorgeous ombre blushes. Although I didn't feel the red lipsticks all that much, the nude lipstick called Oxblood called my name. I also wanted to try the green liner and give the purple palette a go. Here is what my thoughts are for the second part of my picks from MAC. Check the first part of my Toledo Collection review here.

MAC Lipstick Oxblood, Intense Eyeliner Chlorafill, Eyeshadow Palette Violetwink and Ombre Blush Kindergarten Red

Monday, February 23, 2015

Guerlain Poudre De Soie Illuminating Powder Silk Shimmer, Review, Swatch & Comparison

A few months ago photos of a new highlighter from Guerlain hit social media. The word was that it would only be released in Japan and Dubai. There could also be some pieces sent to some retailers in Asia. While all the speculations going on about where and how it will appear, I asked dear Stacey , who lives in Dubai, to keep an eye on it. She told me she feels like a magical make-up finding fairy but it would be an understatement! She was more like a hawk who was landing on our prey the moment she saw it. Needless to say, she didn't give it any chance for it to escape.

So today it is about this beautiful highlighter and how I feel about it after I took it to bed with me (literally!)

Guerlain Poudre De Soie Illuminating Powder Silk Shimmer

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Beauty Influencer’s Sunday Column: Vol.2

Hi everyone, wish you all a lovely Sunday. After the introduction of BISC, Beauty Influencer's Sunday Column, in the beginning of February here we are back with a new episode. The question is, what make-up advice would each of us give to make-up newbies. I really like the question and think that not only beginners but many of us can benefit by reading advices of others who struggled with something to get it right. I am still considering myself a beginner to maximize what I can learn! Oh and we are now divided into two groups since it was rather a long post to read last time. Here are the answers of my group...