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Review of my ZOEVA Haul at Sephora


We were thrilled when Sephora Singapore approached Womenlovebeauty to blog about the awesome makeup products available on their online store.

We knew we had to say yes because we have been wanting to try out this highly raved German makeup brand called ZOEVA for the longest time. ZOEVA do not have any retail counter yet, so the only place to get is at Sephora!

Being a beauty junkie, I was like an excited little girl entering a candy store when I browsed through the wide variety of products (makeup/skincare/makeup accessories etc) from an extensive list of brands. LOL! The products are systemically sorted based on brands/categories/prices etc and the filter function proves to be a very useful tool for their consumers to search for a specific product from a specific brand. Make online shopping a breeze!

The package came when I was away holidaying in Seoul and I had to re-schedule my delivery by Ninja Van. It proved to be an easy task as well, and soon the package arrived the next morning after I got back home.

Yay! My Sephora haul has safely arrived at my doorstep! And in perfect condition!

Say hello to my eyeshadow palette, eyeshadow primer, blush palette, and 3 makeup brushes from ZOEVA. Oh yes, not forgetting to mention a pair of falsies but not from ZOEVA though.

Check out the TRIPLE bubble-wrapping! Love how meticulous they are when it comes to making sure breakage-prone makeup items are well wrapped and protected before sending the package out.

The mandatory flatlay shot of my Sephora haul :D Notice there is an additional item which I did not mention earlier? It’s the IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream which I picked as my free gift during check out. Gonna try out that product too! Continue reading →



This Apr 16th, MAKE UP FOR EVER is launching a new generation gloss – ARTIST PLEXI-GLOSS – that allows your lips to achieve voluptuous shine with extreme color and stay-on power.

Available in an abundance of 35 luscious, high shine shades, ARTIST PLEXI-GLOSS smoothens the lip surface when applied and creates high shine that lasts for as long as 5 hours.

The 35 show-stopping shades comprise of :

  • 5 harmonies of colors – 6 nude/beige shades, 10 pink shades, 7 coral shades, 7 red shades, 4 artistic shades and 1 transparent shade
  • 2 textures – Pearly (lip gloss effect) and Pure Color (lip tint effect)

I got to receive 3 of the 35 glossy shades recently, many thanks to MAKE UP FOR EVER Singapore.

Tested by make-up artists from the fashion and entertainment industries, ARTIST PLEXI-GLOSS pushes back the limits of shine as well as color, which is purer than ever and presented in a translucent base, says Dany Sanz, Creator and Artistic Director of MAKE UP FOR EVER.

ARTIST PLEXI-GLOSS is formulated with Plexiglas®, a material that was very popular in the 1980s. Dany Sanz has always been drawn to Plexiglas® and it is actually a Plexiglas® vanity case she was using at the time that inspired her to create ARTIST PLEXI-GLOSS.

make up for ever artist plexi-gloss

ARTIST PLEXI-GLOSS comes with a new exclusive Superflex applicator. Its exclusive shape is split down one side, so it fills with gloss through a soft and supple foam material. The flat side of the applicator can therefore roll the color across the lips, using the rounded tip to fill the Cupid’s bow and the flat side to draw the lip contour with precision. The vinyl effect is ensure with no risk of bleeding.

make up for ever artist plexi-gloss

make up for ever artist plexi-gloss

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Buy Sephora Collection At Zalora SG


ZALORA has recently announced their partnership with beauty chain, Sephora, and it is now available at ZALORA online store.

In addition to the house brand Sephora, you can find exclusive brands such as Make Up For Ever, Tarte, Peter Thomas Roth, Stila, Percy and Reed, Too Faced and Living Proof. Products range from cosmetics, skincare, hair care, nail polishes and many more.

By the way, ZALORA SG has also recently launched their first physical pop-up store at Ion Orchard #B2-04/05.

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Sephora Foundation Rehab Workshop


Sephora Foundation Rehab Workshop

Sephora Foundation Rehab Workshop

Recently, I’ve attended an exclusive Sephora Foundation Rehab Workshop, held at Bugis+ Atrium, to catch celebrity makeup artist Larry Yeo in action and get to witness Sephora’s largest Foundation Dramming Bar in Singapore! Larry took us through the hands-on workshop by addressing key complexion problems, demonstrating application techniques, including achieving the perfect V-shape face, and sharing foundation tips.

Sephora Foundation Rehab Workshop

Sephora Foundation Rehab Workshop

Sephora Foundation Rehab Workshop

Sephora Foundation Rehab Workshop

Sephora Foundation Rehab Workshop

The participating brands include Sephora Private Label, Make Up For Ever, Lancome, Stila, Laura Mercier, Urban Decay and Benefit.

We were able to collect foundation samples during the workshop.

sephora foundation

During the event, Larry demonstrated the techniques to achieve a perfect flawless skin, hide the skin imperfection and achieve a V-shape face with 6 basic products including primer, foundation, highlighter, concealer, powder and contouring product.

Product 1. Smoothing out skin texture with a PRIMER, such as the above Urban Decay Pore Perfecting Primer Potion (centre). Applying primer before foundation may ease the application of foundation, even out skin redness, allow the foundation to stay longer under humid weather, prevent skin from absorbing talc and pigment from the foundation and prevent talc from drawing oil from the skin.

urban decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup

benefit hello flawless oxygen wow liquid and compact foundation

lancome uv expert

stila CC cream

sephora foundation mineral liquid concealer

Product 2. FOUNDATION application and coverage. Foundation comes in varies forms such as Tinted Moisturizer with SPF, Liquid Foundation, Cream Foundation, Compact Powder Foundation, Loose Powder Foundation and even BB or CC Cream. And all provide different coverage, skin benefits and finishing.

lancome mat miracle 24h long wear & comfort satin light creator

Looking for a matte finishing foundation? Check out the Lancome Mat Miracle 24H Long Wear & Comfort Sating Light Creator Liquid Foundation.

laura mercier tinted moisturizer spf 20 lightweight flawless coverage

laura mercier tinted moisturizer spf 20 lightweight flawless coverage

laura mercier tinted moisturizer spf 20 lightweight flawless coverage

Laura Mercier offers different types of tinted moisturizers such as the normal, oil-free or illuminating.

stila stay all day foundation & concealer

A 2-in-1 foundation – Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Finish Powder Foundation

This newly launched MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Finish Powder Foundation is probably one of the best compact powder foundations I’ve ever tested! I’ve recently reviewed it, click here to read more!

Visit Sephora Facebook Page to find out more about their latest updates and promotions.



Sephora Holiday 2013 Gift Sets


sephora holiday press event 2013

A few weeks ago, I was delighted to attend the Sephora Holiday Press Event 2013, held at Scape Warehouse, to preview a wide variety of Holiday Collections from some of the exclusive brands such as Two Faced, Fresh, Bare Minerals, Tarte, Percy & Reed, Bliss, Alterna, Ciate and many more. Beauty products ranging from makeup, body care, skincare, hair products and nail colors.

Christmas is coming and have you started your Christmas shopping? If you are running out of ideas for gift giving this holiday season, let me share with you a plentiful of exciting gift ideas available exclusive at Sephora stores.

fresh happy holiday collection

fresh happy holiday collection sugar stars

Showcasing some of the FRESH Holiday 2013 Collection. Fresh Sugar Stars Mini Lip Collection, priced at S$99.

fresh happy holiday collection sugar shine

From left : Fresh Sugar Shine (S$29), Fresh Sugar Treasures Mini Lip Collection (S$78) and Fresh Sugar Cherry (S$29).

fresh holiday 2013 collection

From left: Fresh Soy Face Cleanser 150ml (S$58), Fresh Sugar Keepsakes (S$38) and Fresh candle.

bare minerals holiday collection

Showcasing some of the Bare Minerals Holiday 2013 Collection sets. Show Me The Shimmer Marvelous Moxie Mini Lipgloss Collection, priced at S$50.

bare mineral Crystallized Full Face Collection

Bare Minerals Crystallized Full Face Collection, priced at S$105, comprises of 8 pieces that include Steam Eyecolor, READY Eyeshadow 2.0 in The Magic Word featuring Presto + Abracadabra, Mesmerized Liner Shadow, Lash Domination™ Volumizing Mascara in Intense Black, Golden Gate Radiance All-Over Face Color, Marvelous Moxie™ Lipstick in Break Away, Marvelous Moxie™ Lipgloss in Hypnotist and Double-Ended Shade & Line Brush.

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Urban Decay’s New Limited Edition Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette


urban decay vice 2 limited edition eyeshadow palette

urban decay vice 2 limited edition eyeshadow palette

About three weeks ago, I was glad to attend the Urban Decay event to preview their latest long-awaited eyeshadow palette at Sephora Bugis+.

urban decay vice 2 eyeshadow palette

Due to the great demand from Facebook fans requesting to bring back the best-selling Vice Eyeshadow Palette, which was launched last year, Urban Decay has decided to launch a follow up and introducing you the Vice 2 Limited Edition Palette! Definitely a great news for die-hard Urban Decay fans!

urban decay vice 2 eyeshadow palette

The latest sophisticated Limited Edition Vice 2 Palette, priced at S$88, is loaded with a great combination of 20 ALL-NEW eyeshadow shades that include a couple of metallic colors (most with indescent micro-sparkle or -glitter finish) such as blue, emerald, brown, copper pink, olive green and silver. It also includes a few sexy bold smokey and neutral shades.

Each Eyeshadow features Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.

When I first saw the Vice 2 Palette at the Urban Decay preview event, I was like OMG! all the colors are gorgeous!!! It was absolutely love at first sight!

urban decay vice 2 limited edition eyeshadow palette

The limited edition Vice 2 Palette is packed in a edgy, abstract orchid design that is applied with a special process, which means no 2 palettes are exactly alike. And they topped the whole palette with a gunmetal jeweled UD icon. With the touch of a button, the case opens slowly, seductively, to unveil all that gorgeous eye candy, along with an oversized mirror and a full-size brush.

urban decay vice 2 limited edition eyeshadow palette

urban decay vice 2 limited edition eyeshadow palette

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Laura Mercier Cosmetics Now At Sephora Singapore


This April 2012, I was delighted to attend 2 exciting launch event to preview 2 amazing make up brands – LAURA MERCIER and BECCA – which were launched in early April and end April respectively.

The LAURA MERCIER event was held at Sephora outlet @ Ion Orchard where all the well-known cosmetics brands can be found.

LAURA MERCIER is exclusively available at all Sephora Singapore stores from early April 2012.

LAURA MERCIER Cosmetics, Skincare, Body & Bath and Fragrance was founded by Laura Mercier (a world-renowned makeup artist) in 1996 and it is now available in almost 1,122 stores in 27 countries at stores including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Sephora and many others.

“Before applying any colour, I always prepare the skin first. I create a fresh canvas with a flawless finish.” – Laura Mercier

Laura’s current clients include Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker and Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Isabella Rosellini, Brooke Shields, Ellen Barkin, Celine Dion, Meg Ryan, Ashley Judd, Meryl Streep and Julia Ormond.

LAURA MERCIER philosophy revolves around The Flawless Face – the concept that making skin look perfect is the first and foremost important thing a woman can do to achieve a great look. Laura believes that a flawless look begins with a fresh canvas, and each product has been specially developed to allow every woman to achieve an incredibly even, smooth, natural-looking complexion.

During the event, LAURA MERCIER‘s brand ambassador Tayaba Jafri (Director of International Artistry & Promotions) took us step by step through a full make up application using a range of LAURA MERCIER products.

She shared with us LAURA MERCIER’s 4 simple steps to the flawless face.

Step 1 : Prime The Skin

LAURA MERCIER is proud to be the first to introduce primer. Foundation Primer, creates the perfect canvas for makeup application. Primer is important as it ease the application of foundation and helps create a barrier between foundation and skin. It even out skin tone, help your makeup stay on longer and absorb oil.

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Make Up For Ever White Definition Instant Brightening Powder Foundation SPF 30 PA++


Lately in the span of 2 weeks, I’m pleasantly surprised to receive 3 newly launched powder foundations from 3 different leading brands. Interestingly, each of them has rather different USP (unique selling point) although all are designed to give an even, brighter and flawless looking skin.

The first was from Clarins which I have reviewed last week and the second powder foundation I’m going to review now is the Make Up For Ever WHITE DEFINITION Instant Brightening Powder Foundation SPF 30 PA++.


Make Up For Ever WHITE DEFINITION Instant Brightening Powder Foundation SPF 30 PA++ – S$79

This Make Up For Ever WHITE DEFINITION Instant Brightening Powder Foundation SPF 30 PA++ is specially designed for women who like to play with contrasts and want to create an image that is at once understated and sophisticated, said Dany Sanz (the founder of Make Up For Ever).

WHITE DEFINITION was launched at all Sephora Singapore stores and MAKE UP FOR EVER boutique @ OUB Centre #04-16 from 1 March 2012, retailing at S$79.

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Philosophy Skincare Is Finally Coming To Singapore!


Calling out all fans of Philosophy skincare?

Yes, your long-awaiting brand will be arriving in Singapore soon! Thanks to Luxasia Singapore for bringing this fabulous brand here. And it is definitely a great news for those die-hard fans of Philosophy Skincare.

Philosophy Skincare will be officially launched at all Sephora outlets from 27th April 2012.

Singapore is the first to launch Philosophy Skincare brand in Asia market.

In February 2012, I was delighted to be invited to the Philosophy brand launch at The Art House. I was privileged to preview and patch test some of the much-acclaimed Philosophy best products such as the Microdelivery Peel and Turbo Booster C Powder.

The event began with a brand introduction speech presented by Marie-Laure Pons, Senior Vice President of Coty Prestige & Coty Beauty.

Followed by Robin White, Director of International Education & Global Press, introducing the range of Philosophy skincare products with local Dermatologist Dr Wong Soon Tee supporting dermatology questions.

Philosophy was founded in 1996 by Christina Carlino, an entrepreneur with 30 years of hand-on experience in wellness and beauty industry. Philosophy is the 4th biggest selling skincare brand in US and it was recently been bought over by Coty, a cosmetics brand primarily known for their fragrances. Philosophy is the latest addition to Coty Prestige division.

Philosophy‘s lifestyle branding statement “Believe in miracle” and its strong spiritual and belief approach that builds an emotional connection with the consumers, successfully capture consumers attention and leave a lasting impression. The brand positively brings beauty to the body and the mind.

Alike Benefit, Philosophy has also named almost all of their skincare products in an unique and interesting way such as Hope In A Jar, Here Comes The Sun, Keep The Peace, Purity Made Simple and When Hope Is Not Enough.

In fact, Oprah Winfrey has named Philosophy‘s star moisturizer, Hope In A Jar, as one of her favorite products. It was featured 6 times on her ’10 Best Things’ list and Philosophy subsequently featured Oprah’s image on a special edition jar which instantly became one of the brand’s biggest selling products.

Hope In A Jar, formulated with potent antioxidants and amino acids, comes in 3 different formulation to suit individual skin type for a optimal hydration and smoother complexion.

Hope In A Jar Oil-free Gel is a lightweight, oil-free gel moisturizer that is suitable for normal to oily skin. Hope In A Jar, the high-performance moisturizer, is an award-winning daily moisturizer for all skin types that helps reduce the appearance of dull skin, rough texture and dehydration. And Hope In A Jar For Dry Skin, an extra-rich moisturizer especially created for normal to dry skin, is a therapeutic moisturizer that helps relieve dryness and soothe irritated or sensitive skin.

Purity Made Simple 3-in-1 Cleanser For Face And Eyes is an award winning product that removes makeup, cleanses, tones and lightly hydrates the skin, all in one simple step. It has won 4 times the Allure reader’s choice award in the US. Formulated with 12 essential oils to help calm and soothe skin. It is claimed to be gently enough to be used around eye areas and on sensitive skin.

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