Photos by Becca. In collaboration with Bellezza Beauty.
Why hello there! I'm back on the game after an unintended hiatus – I was on the road through New Zealand, if you don't already know! It's been a while I'm on this blog and some of you lovely people quite often ask about my beauty-related favourites and routines. So, I am super excited to share my first beauty post with you! I was completely flattered to work with Bellezza Beauty – a local online store that stocks and pre-orders all that fancy cult beauty brands you can probably never get you hands on without a bulk of international shipping fee so hooray! We are talking Colorpop, Dose of Colors and the highly sought after Kylie lip-kits that's literally sold out within minutes every release, now things are a little exciting ain't it? The babes over at Bellezza Beauty were kind enough to send me products from Colorpop, Dose and Lorac Pro to try and I've to admit that they are 1) travel proof 2) (intense) hike proof and 3) of ridiculously amazing quality.
As you have probably already figured out through my snapchat that I'm barefaced half the time when I'm on the road due to my sloth-like nature, packing a bag full of beauty-related products doesn't fit my bill. But of course, I've to look fairly decent on days when I'm headed to shoot so these babies were meticulously selected as my travel must-haves.
FOUNDATION TOO FACED BORN THIS WAY (US$39)
Too Faced's Born This Way foundation is lightweight on the skin, blends smoothly even without a brush and gives a radiant yet softly matte finish to the skin. The texture of the foundation is creamy but nothing short of lovely and gives a medium to build-able coverage. Blurs away all that fine lines and pores, it even doubles as a concealer to hide redness and dark spots. You're saving a step with concealer with this gem. Perfect foundation for that effortless, i-woke-up-like-this look!
PERFUME JO MALONE PEONY & BLUSH SUEDE (US$23)
For someone who's favourite scent of all time is Chloe Rose, this Jo Malone fragrance is a total dream. A beautiful blend subtle of fruity notes and soft floral with musky underpinnings. The peony is honeyed and a touch muted dusk, not the vibrant-flower that some other peony fragrances have tried to evoke. It has a slightly powdery musk that merges with the rose and peony to deepen and extend the fragrance.
*LIPS COLORPOP ULTRA MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICKS (US$6)
And hell yes, these babies lived up to every bit of rave and hype in the beauty realm. I was frankly surprised at how incredible the formula is. It has a creamy texture that dries completely matte and it stays on all day. By that I mean, all day even after eating or you know, kissing. Perfect for dates, aye? I would personally recommend putting on lip balm at the start of your beauty routine so it gives a buffer time for your lips to be completely dry and bare prior to application of these liquid lipsticks - it makes them last longer this way. Formula aside, the range of color is insane. I had a hard time picking out Solow and StingRAYE out of everything but boy, they were amazing. Both shade would suit most skin tones, I believe. Solow's the perfect nude pink for everyday wear and StingRAYE's a cool toned mauve brown with hints of pink when worn. Definitely a massive favourite of mine for those i-am-ready-to-kick-some-asses day.
*LIPS DOSE OF COLORS MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK (US$18)
Basically, I'm in love. Dose of Colors' packaging slays and 10 points to them for being a vegan and cruelty-free brand. The formula and applicator makes it effortless to apply. They glide on smoothly and dries matte with a velvety finish. I must say, they feel incredibly comfortable on. A little more comfortable and less drying than Colorpop, in my opinion. If you've really dry cracked lips, this might be a better option. (Oh! A great way to exfoliate your lips and keep them soft is to mix sugar and honey together and buff them on your lips with a warm towel. Feels good, taste good too, in fact!)
LIPS NARS AUDACIOUS LIPSTICK (US$31)
Oh NARS, what more can I say? The minimal aesthetics gets me all the time and it's not surprising that I have packed along this bold red one with me while traveling. The audacious line of lipsticks is characterized by rich color payoff paired with a creamy, satiny finish that gives lips a smoother, fuller look. This makes you go from zero to hero, which is frankly the only other thing you need on barefaced days.
*EYES LORAC PRO PALETTE (US$44)
I know I'm way too late on this but hello, lorac pro palette! Let's jump onto the packaging first. The matte black aesthetics along with the organised arrangement of the shadows makes it hard to deny. This palette has 16 impeccable shades both in matte and shimmer/satin with the matte ones on the top row and the latter on the bottom. The plethora of matte shades and that giant mirror sets this straight up my alley for travels. I've seen several make up artist I've worked with using this palette too, so that's a good sign. These shadows are pigmented and really easy to work with. (Considering the fact that I'm a total make-up newbie, I did a pretty good job with them. They blend effortlessly, trust me) The micro-glitters in the shimmery shades also does not cause a lot of fallout, so kudos to that! This is honestly one of my favourite palette for an all-matte neutral look and I've been particularly loving Champagne, Gold, Taupe, Sable and Espresso.
Thank you so much Bellezza Beauty for sending me these amazing *products to try! Now, it's your turn to get these babies hassle-free with them in Singapore. You can shop for them, here!