Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Laura Mercier Portofino Collection | chic. sophisticated. glamorous


Today, I will talk about make up. (OoooOoooo.....)

Well, sad to say I've only discovered make up recently. Can you imagine the number of times I could have looked good? I used to just wear liner and walk into a club. I used to go bare face into a shopping mall. I would have loved to know so much more about make up then, but nobody around me seem to share their tricks with me so I totally forgot about that until recently (when I say recently means last year) when I bought a couple of liners, and played around with fake eyelashes that I realized how one can transform under minimal (when I say minimal means very simple make up steps) cosmetic usage.

However, be warned girls (for those who hasn't realize the wonders of make up YET!) that once you've discovered this, and how great you look with smoky eyes or how sexy your lips looks poutifully gorgeous, THIS IS AN ADDICTION.

I've been hooked already. I can't go to an event with just an eye liner anymore. I can't even attend my own parent's birthday celebration without any make up on. I just refuse to be seen without anything on my face. The least I put on now is just foundation and blusher. Well except that I do my weekly groceries without lah, who puts make up when buying vege at Jusco right?!

Anyway, back to the point.

With great make up products, you will be sure that your skin is well taken care of. Make sure to double the make up remover when you try taking off your mascara. It's really important to strip your face naked off make up because if you don't clean properly, you'll suffer the consequences! (muahahahahaahaa) I am not joking. I've gotten stye twice already and that is because I didn't clean my eye make up properly.

So today, I want to talk about the basic make up essentials and for today's product, we shall introduce the new Laura Mercier's Portofino Collection!
Sheer Crème Glow

This ultra-sheer, blendable face colour highlighter, part of the Portofino Collection, was inspired by Laura's work with celebrity clients, who wanted a product to "wake up" their skin and give them an immediate healthy glow.

This can be used after your foundation. I find that liquid foundation is the best because it blends real easy compared to powdered foundation and it covers like 90% of any uneven spots on your face!
Eye Colour Palette

Laura Mercier Riviera Eye Colours is an eye shadow palette containing four 'of the moment' shades, with a custom design from the Portofino collection.

Black is always a MUST for eye shadows. ALWAYS! and you have to have grey, dark blue, dark brown, white for bottom and top glow and probably light colored ones like rose or light brown.
Tightline Cake Eye Liner

Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eye Liner is an easy-to-use, cake eye liner that delivers long-lasting colour payoff that doesn’t fade throughout the day for flawlessly defined eyes. Now available in 6 smudge and transfer-resistant, colour true shades, the formula glides on the lash line smoothly and stays all day long.

Eye liner, never get pencil liner for your eyes because they smudge like, in the mid of the day. They never last and the best is always liquid or cake because they are thick and they make drawing easy as well. Oh, make sure your liner is smudge proof too because not all liquid or cake liners are smudge proof, they tend to crack under heat or if you have oily skin.
Full Blown Volume Mascara2
Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara

Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara dramatically thickens, lengthens, curls and sculpts lashes with each stroke. The lightweight, nutrient-infused formula leaves lashes super-shiny, soft and clump-free all day long.

I used to think why do I need to wear mascara until one day when a girlfriend of mine got the shocking of her life (I can deeply tell by her face expression) when she discovered that I don't wear mascara. She said, "NO BABE! MASCARA IS LIKE A MUST!" and then when I looked at her and said, "but your lashes are so nice wat, you don't need mascara also (she gave me a =.=)...or did you put mascara?" and know that this was when we decided to go for yam cha at some cafe near our place and who puts make up right when you are with your close friend?

So after that, I invested in a mascara and I never looked back!
Eye Pencil

Laura Mercier Eye Pencil is a smoothly textured eye pencil that provides precise definition & easy, smooth application.

I usually use eye pencil for my bottom eye lid..wait..are they called lid as well because there's nothing to lid on right? What am I talking about? Ok nevermind, scrap that. Eye pencils are good for two things. Drawing the bottom part of your eye and also to fill up spaces between your lashes and your eye liner because sometimes, it is hard to draw between there and say, when you look down, all the person opposite you is going to see is a skin line between your lashes and the part where you lined black, so you wouldn't want that!
Crème Lip Colour

Laura Mercier Lip Colour - Crème now changes the way you feel about lipstick in one swipe in the newest, revolutionary lip colour formula. The wide range of shades and finishes enhances your lips appearance, protects them from the elements, provides hydration and cares for the lips like skincare.

Ok I mentioned just now that the least make up was foundation and blusher, I was wrong. I totally forgot bout the lips. THAT is the utmost MUST! To have a lipstick in your bag. A SIN if you don't have one in your bag. You need it to keep your lips from looking like a sick person's.

Now since you've actually taken the time to read through this whole post, I SHALL REWARD YOU WITH YOUR EFFORT! The whole purpose of this post is to share with you something AWESOME by Laura Mercier!



Join Laura Mercier's Portofino "Nauti-Gal" make-up Contest and stand a chance to Sail away with ....

1st Prize- Ipad 2 16GB + RM500 Laura Mercier Hamper
2nd Prize- RM500 Laura Mercier Hamper + RM100 Voucher
3rd Prize- RM300 Laura Mercier hamper + RM100 Voucher

To Enter :
Step 1- Purchase any of Portofino Collection.
Step 2- Enjoy an exclusively free make-over by our Professionally trained make-up artist.
Step 3- Snap your own picture.
Step 4- Upload to your picture to our Laura Mercier Malaysia Fan Page

- Go to Facebook and search Laura Mercier Malaysia or CLICK the link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Laura-Mercier-Malaysia/138011889560636
(caption: with your name and e-mail address)

REMEMBER GIRLS! When you're collecting your votes, don't forget to ask the people you know to LIKE your Photo.

The contestant with most LIKES, can stand a chance to win an IPAD2 & more exclusive prizes!

The Contest is valid from 1st of July until 31st July! Good Luck!

yours truly, dimplemaggot ;D

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