In England, makeup and beauty shops are far and few between so when I’m on my travels and Sephora pops up, I’m not one to feel guilty about being a bit spendy. I was in Singapore for a couple of days last week after finishing up my trip to Bali and may or may not have visited every Sephora Singapore had to offer! Oops. It’s haul time…
Kat Von D // Tattoo Liner – Trooper
I’m almost 100% positive that this is my absolute favourite liquid liner eyeliner. As far as cat eyes go, they’re not the easiest thing to apply, and whilst this eyeliner doesn’t make it any easier (nib is way to bendy for shakey, nervous hands) it’s by far the best I’ve tried when you consider the results. It’s great because it’s got the bold colour, stay power and smudge-less properties of a gel liner but in liquid form! And the nib is slimmer and pointier than other pens I’ve tried, making it much more precise!
I wrote about my ‘All time Favourites‘ beauty products last month and it didn’t quite make the list purely because it’s so heard to get hold of when I’m on English soil.
Kat Von D // Everlasting Liquid Lipsick – Lolita
In all honesty, I didn’t actually pick this up in the Singapore Sephora. Georges sister picked it up for me somewhere in Europe but still, at a Sephora none-the-less. I’ve wanted to try these “everlasting” liquid lipsticks for so long! They’re pretty much a cult product the amout they’re talked about in the Blogosphere. In fact, I’m actually a little surprised it took me this long to pick one up. Mind you, I’m always late to the party so I guess it’s not much of a surprise at all.
Anyway, the colour is beaitiful, it’s sort of like a Mauve with purple undertones when you swatch but on the lips it looks more like a dark nude. In regards the the ‘everlasting’ tag, I can’t say I can comment on that yet, but I’m sure I’ll get back to you on that in the future…
BECCA // Shimmering Skin Perfector – Opal
When I first discovered Sephora in Singapore my first thought was that I could finally replace my broken Becca Highlighter. It was the only thing I was sure I had to pick up. And I did, once in the powder and once in the liquid. I didn’t mean to pick up both, it was a mistake but we won’t get into that!
Being the same shade, they’re actually quite different. The liquid version swatches much pinkier than the golden hues I’m used to in the powder version. It’s a little more subtle and would be so, so pretty in Spring when paired with Daniel Sandler ‘Watercolour Blush’. It’s soft enough to give you a slight dewy look with a subtle golden, metallic shimmer.
I kind of wish I’d gone in a little more prepared. Sephora is always so overwhelming, there’s so much to look at and so much to decipher through. Don’t get me wrong though, I’m over the moon with what I did come away with, so excited to experiement with the Kat Von D ‘Liquid Lipstick’ and see if it’s worth the hype. I’ll keep you updated on that one!