Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The “It” Beauty: Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong'o

This Mexican born beauty emerge into the beauty map since her “12 Years a Slave” movie released, and initially gave her an Academy Awards, Lupita has been stealing attention in every appearances because of her spot on fashion choices, and her glowing complexion. Now, she is one of the beauty icon who inspired tons of people of color to embrace their natural beauty

Lupita Nyong’o “It” Beauty Factors:

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The “It” Beauty: Gisele Bundchen

This Brazilian bombshell has created some serious name for herself inside and outside fashion industry, one of the model that recognizable even by a non-fashion community and in the fashion industry only Gisele and Kate Moss who can guaranteed the magazine will fly from the shelf when they are on the cover.

It will be a long time before any model can surpass ms.Bundchen $25 million dollars contract with Victoria’s Secret that put her in the supermodel Pantheon, and She ruled the #1 spot of world’s top earning models since 2007, so what makes her so special? Besides her business savy mind, this is the breakdown of her “it” factor from beauty point of view.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Product Review: NARS Translucent Crystal Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder

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One of the most talked about powder, it felt like a powdery cream, with stark white powder appearance on the pan, but translucent when applied to the skin, I felt like it smoothen my skin texture and kinda blur my pores, well.. the powder has subtle glowing quality to it.


  • Glowing sheen quality, makes your foundation looks more natural
  • Softens the appearance of the pores and skin texture
  • If used as setting powder, prolong your foundation coverage by couple hours (but in my opinion, this product act more like finishing powder)


  • A bit pricy, but this product will last a long time
  • Be sure to use dry sponge, powder puff, or brush to apply this powder, and let your foundation set before applying, because a damp applicator can harden the surface of the powder in the pan and makes it hard to pick up the powder

Product Review: Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation

This is one of my favorite drugstore foundation. easy to apply, last for a long time, satin fnished, so if you apply sparingly can look like skin, and a little product goes a long way.

I was matched with the shade “warm Golden”, and in Indonesia, this is the darkest shade I can found from this colorstay range, and kinda dissapointed with the color selection, because I am pretty fair and this foundation type does not cater to darker skinned customer.
For me, I like to apply this foundation with beauty blender or buffing brush for flawless coverage.


  • Good quality for drugstore price
  • Last for a long time, in my case without primer it can last for 8 to 10 hours, with primer 12 hours.
  • Medium coverage (buildable to full coverage)
  • Satin finish, look like skin
  • This foundation doesn’t break me out

  • Heavy glass container, and the jar is prone to bacterial exposure
  • Oxidizes 20–30 minutes after application, but barely noticeable and only ½ to 1 tone darker than the initial color
  • Good for photography, but for shooting outdoor in the sun, with hot and humid condition, primer is recommended, because without primer the foundation can become blotchy around oily zone. If you shooting Indoor, this foundation can last long without primer.
  • Limited color selection in Indonesia. Only from Ivory to Warm Golden