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Flawless with Estée Lauder

Hi lovelies!

Have you ever wondered how to get a flawless complexion like international supermodel Liu Wen?

Wonder no more, because it’s no secret that Estée Lauder produces one of the best and longest lasting foundation!

“A woman’s beauty is not in her features, or the shade of her skin, but her confidence.” – Estée Lauder

Estée Lauder understands that women around the world are in search of a long-lasting foundation in their perfect shade to even skintone, conceal freckles, pores and imperfections and create a flawless look. An Estee Lauder research insight revealed that 94% of women are wearing the wrong shade of foundation.

Therefore, to meet this need,  Estee Lauder is releasing its extended breadth of shades in Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10/PA++ and Stay-in-Place Dual Effect Powder Makeup SPF 10/PA++ to match every woman’s beautiful skintone.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10/PA++ is the same formula that’s made it Estée Lauder’s number one foundation, with NEW non-drying, oil-controlling benefits that won’t clog pores.  Other benefits include:

–        15 Hour Wear
–        Buildable Coverage
–        Lightweight, Comfortable Texture
–        Heat and humidity resistant (tested in 88°F and at 88% humidity)
–        Transfer-resistant
–        Non-acnegenic
–        Fragrance-free

Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10/PA++ is available islandwide and retails for $58.

Stay-in-Place Dual Effect Powder Makeup SPF 10/PA++ has a unique applicator that lets you go from foundation to finishing powder instantly. Use the sponge side to create a smooth foundation finish. Use the velvety side to apply over liquid makeup as a semi-matte finishing powder.

This innovative powder promises comfortable, all-day wear and stay-true color coverage that won’t transfer, settle or streak. It also stays fresh and looks natural for up to 8 hours, even through nonstop activity. Other benefits include:

–        Adjustable medium-to-full coverage
–        Oil-free
–        Oil-absorbing
–        Non-drying
–        Fragrance-free
–        Dermatologist-tested

Stay-in-Place Dual Effect Powder Makeup SPF 10/PA++ is available islandwide and retails for $60.

To celebrate the launch of the extended shades of foundations and to help her customers achieve Flawless complexion, Estee Lauder is conducting a Flawless with Estee Lauder workshop.

Date: 24 Oct (Wed) to 28 Oct (Sun) ’12
Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm (Fri – Sun), 3.00pm – 5.00pm (Wed – Sun) & 7.00pm – 9.00pm (Wed – Sat)
Venue: Central Court A, VivoCity Atrium
Fee: $100 per participant (Fully redeemable for Estee Lauder products)

Early Bird Special: Register before 22 Oct ’12 (Mon) and receive a 4-pc Beauty Kit.

Citibank Exclusive: Sign up for the workshop using your Citibank credit card before 22 Oct ’12 (Mon) and receive an additional deluxe foundation brush.
**Please present your Citibank credit card upon attending the workshop.

Register here.

Want to try a week’s worth of  Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10/PA ?

Get your 1-week supply of Double Wear at Estee Lauder Singapore’s Facebook page here!

“Every woman can be beautiful.”- Estée Lauder

I’ll be attending Flawless Workshop on Wednesday, 24 October from 7-9pm! So let me know if you’re coming by and say hi! (;

I am pretty excited to try the new foundations, will update again after I’ve tested them!



Estée Lauder’s Pure Colour Vivid Shine Collection, Part II


In my last post, I blogged & vlogged about the “Everyday Mermaid” look I created with products from Estée Lauder’s Pure Colour Vivid Shine Collection and I said I’ll update with another look from the same collection and here it is!

This look is created with Fire Sapphire (what a beautiful name!) eyeshadow and Pink Riot lipstick! I don’t have a name for this look… let me know if you can think of one! (; Check out the details and write up for the eyeshadow and lipstick here. What I really like about the lipstick is how it was formulated with “diamond-like pearls” that creates the shimmer. Sounds as pretty as it looks! <3

Don’t think I’ve posted a picture of the set I received (although its on my Instagram), here is it!:

From left to right: Electric Mauve, Pink Riot, Purple Velvet, Ultra Marine and Fire Sapphire from Estée Lauder’s Pure Colour Vivid Shine Collection.

Here’s how the nail lacquer looks on my nails. Mad love! <3 Gonna wear it loads!


There are 3 Nail Lacquer colours for this collection, all in Limited Edition and retails at S$26 each.
They are:

Pure Color Vivid Shine Nail Lacquer in Purple Velvet (Featured)
Pure Color Vivid Shine Nail Lacquer in Dressed to Kill
Pure Color Vivid Shine Nail Lacquer in Black Turquoise

Check out beaut.ie’s blog here as to how the other two nail lacquer looks like, I’m glad I got Purple Velvet because amongst the three it’s my favourite!

The Pure Color Vivid Shine Collection will be available at all Estée Lauder counters except for limited edition shades which are only available at Tangs Orchard, Takashimaya and Isetan Scotts from August 2012. (So better head down to town to see the full range!)

Guess what, it’s 1st August tmr and this means Estée Lauder’s Pure Colour Vivid Shine Collection will be in-stores, no longer have to wait! (;


Ena Vlogs | Everyday Mermaid Look Featuring Estée Lauder’s Pure Colour Vivid Shine Collection

I filmed a very short vlog last night, about the make up look I had. It’s been a very long time since I last vlogged and it took me a long time, almost 2 hours to get it right, despite it being a 2.5 min long video. Vlogging makes me exceedingly self-conscious because I personally don’t think I look very good on screen, only at certain angles and filming really accentuates that fact. I really take my hat off to youtube stars (Michelle Phan, Xteener, Frmheadtotoe) who are so natural at what they do. They are not only attractive but exceedingly confident which adds to their appeal.  Maybe, hopefully I’ll get better/more comfortable, with more vlogs.

Everyday Mermaid Look featuring Estée Lauder Pure Color Vivid Shine Products
– Vivid Shine Finish (Limited Edition) Pure Color Gelée Powder EyeShadow in Ultra Marine
– Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick in Electric Mauve
– Pure Color High Gloss Ultra Brillance 07 Flashdance

Launching in August 2012

This Fall Estée Lauder and Tom Pecheux dare you to play in a world of bold, luminous and impactful color with new Pure Color Vivid Shine – the latest wave of shades that dazzle eyes, lips and nails with sparkling shine and chromatic color. This modern spectrum of color features new finishes and textures. Pure Color Vivid Shine is a collection of bold shades for women and makeup artists who want to indulge their love of color.

As a makeup artist, I need vivid color. Vivid Shine is inspired by the models and women I work with in Fashion.  I created this collection so every woman could play with color that is vibrant and alive.” -Tom Pecheux, Creative Makeup Director, Estée Lauder

PRISMATIC EYES                    

Accentuate eyes in a range of seductive, stylish shades that deliver maximum color impact and dimension with the newest Pure Color Gelee Powder Eyeshadows. Magnified, multi-faceted, magnificent, these future forward shadows define where innovation and high-style meet with a high-performance formula comprised of advanced technology and texture.

True Vision™ Technology — a crystalline (polymer) laminate that magnifies and amplifies color with a glowing metallic finish envelopes lids with high-intensity pigments in one velvety smooth application and a “tribrid” system of liquid, powder and gel all-in-one, creates exceptional, non-creasing, non-fading color and long-lasting wear that won’t fade. The formula also reaches new heights and dimensions with a bouncy malleable texture, for high-definition color impact that can go from matte to the highest chromatic shine. Accompanied by a specially designed sponge-mitt applicator, these versatile shadows can be worn dry for a sophisticated look, or wet for a bold, full color finish – making them every makeup artists’ dream!

Pure Color Gelee Powder Eyeshadows bring color to life in two weightless, incredibly smooth finishes:

Vivid Shine Finish: In this collection, there are 6 limited edition Vivid Shine shadows that feature a unique blend ofspecially treated glow and metallic pearl duo complex.  This luminous finish catches and reflects light, creating the purest levels of multi-dimensional color illumination for unforgettable eyes that glow!

Vivid Shine Finish (Limited Edition) Pure Color Gelée Powder EyeShadow in Ultra Marine is featured in the vlog above.

Cyber Metallic Finish:  These 10 shimmering Cyber Metallic shades transform eyes to a hyper-metallic, futuristic look.


Saturated with color, sparkling shine and dimension, lips are the center of attention with new Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick. A breakthrough in lip color never experienced before, these gorgeous lipsticks range is a seductive spectrum of shades from vivid to sublime and are infused with powerful technologies and benefits.

True Vision™ Technology envelopes lips with decadent color, and a sheer, lustrous shine, while Amplified Dimensional Pearl Technology is a unique diamond-like pearl cluster consisting of up to eight different shaped and colored pearls. These pearls fuse together to reflect a multi-hued, multi-faceted spectrum of color for an amplified, sparkling finish on lips.  Each shade contains silver and gold sparkle pearls which neutralize lips, making them look beautiful on all skin tones for a faceted, sequined shine that sparkles.

Lips are further enhanced with Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick through exceptional benefits that include:

–        A new moisturizing texture saturates lips with sheer, creamy emollients that smooth and condition lips for hours – increasing lip moisturization by 23% in 4 weeks!
–        A natural polymer complex creates a pliable, glossy film network, providing lips with a sophisticated, dimensional shine that lasts for hours.
–        A high performance wax complex forms a matrix that entraps emollients and pigments in place on lips for lasting coverage and stay-true color in each and every shade.

Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick in Electric Mauve is featured in the vlog above.

For images of the full lipstick range and swatches, check out Gouldy’s reviews here.

I will be reviewing another set of eyeshadow, lipstick and nail lacquer with swatches from the same collection in another post. So stay tuned!



My Estée Lauder Makeover Experience

Estée Lauder’s Makeover preview night was a blast! And I’m not saying that simply because I’m an advocate for them but because it was really well organized; upon registration, hors d’oeurve, to the makeover, hair styling, photo shoot, collection of the complimentary photo and till the product purchase and redemption counter. My friends and I were remarking about how unexpectedly enjoyable the makeover was. Experiencing the makeover for the first time with my friends added a lot of excitement and joy to it. ^^

Intro was really long huh, I’ll now let the pictures do the talking. (;

Hair Styling @ Vive Salon

The evening started with hair styling at Vive Salon. The other 2 advocates and I had our hair washed/rinsed before our styling. Btw, that’s Jac‘s back view with her red Kate Spade bag.(: I was attended to by Gina, so if you like how my hair was styled, you can look for her to recreate the look or get her expertise to design a look for you. Vive Salon is on the 5th level of Paragon.

Pre Estée Lauder Makeover

After our hair was styled, we proceeded to the makeover area which takes up most of Paragon’s level one atrium, just in front of Coach boutique. That’s my au natural face and my fringe pinned up! I really love the Estée Lauder’s make up box with all the skincare and cosmetic goodies… It’s like a girl’s dream to own one and being skilled to create the magic on herself and on others. Speaking of which, one of my upcoming goals is to attend a course on professional/semi-pro make up so that I can learn how to better apply make up as well as teach others! (:

Estée Lauder Romantic Look

This was the look I chose for the makeover! Romantic look, with a darker purple eyeshadow. The lady featured on pamphlet is also one of Estée Lauder’s social media advocate, Eunice Leong.

With Estée Lauder MUA Tanny

Picture taken with the make up artist Tanny who created my look. (: She looks unbelievably young for her age (40) because she has been using Estée Lauder’s acclaimed Advance Night Repair (ANR) for almost 20 years, since her late teens. I was very impressed that she started using it since she was so young and she said it was because it’s due to her aunty’s influence who recommended it to her. I asked her how long a 100ml bottle can last her, and she says 3 months. Which is not bad considering how some product lasts only a month long.

A picture with Joan from Estée Lauder with a bevy of models behind us.

There were quotes from Estée Lauder models printed on the walls and this quote by Joan Smalls was on the wall near where I had my makeover and it’s also very close to my personal definition of beauty.

As advocates, we had video interview conducted individually, to be posted on to the event website (which I will upload the link when it’s out, I am both excited and apprehensive about how it turns out and how i look on screen! :P) and one of the question asked was “What is your definition of beauty.” And my answer is:

“Beauty to me is having a positive outlook in life and having a confident personality.”  – Ena Teo Jia En

I thought of this even before I saw Joan Small’s quote okay! ^^ Anyway I’m inspired to design my own “wall/ picture quote”. I shall and then upload on Pinterest, lol.

My lovely friend Belle, Pre Makeover Look

Meet my lovely friend Christabelle, in her pre-makeover look. I love how we are comfortable in our own skin without makeup! Girls, always remember to strive to have good radiant skin so that make up is only an added bonus to enhance your features, add (trendy/for vanity’s sake) colour to your face!

Belle having her hair styled
Hair Styling done by Vive Salon

After the make up, there are two rows of counters dedicated to hair styling by Vive Salon personnel.

Photo attack on V rejected

V here refused to be photographed by me. ): She looks good without make up btw! But alas, I think she is shy.

YL all calm and composed

YL’s all calm and composed as she is enjoying her makeover by Tanny as well.

After we all had our makeovers and hair styled, we had a group photo-taking! I was telling Belle and YL after the makeover that I was very happy to have them down for the event. Because truly, when Joy is shared, it is doubled and moreover I had 3 friends with me so my Joy was tripled! I am so blessed. :’)

Speaking of blessed, I am glad I got to meet Wee Tsu, one of the winner of the giveaway and her invite, Rachel. We took a picture for memory but she requested not to post the photo. It was really nice getting to meet and know them. I hope I get to interact more in the future with my blog/FB followers in real life!

Group Shot with Belle, YL & V
Estée Lauder Makeover Group Shot 2
Behind the scene photo of my individual photo shoot. Haha!

The photographer was amazingly fast, he was like “thunder-lighting” fast, as Belle would say. The group and individual shoot time was all of about 5 minutes respectively!

My Estée Lauder Makeover Photo

There were about 7 looks taken and I chose to develop a more offbeat look for my take home photo because it’s different from what most chose. This is a “Hey-I’m-peering-over-my-vanity-table-oh-you-caught-me-oops” look. I totally won’t have dared to pose like that but it was the photographer’s idea. Told you he was good. (;

Estée Lauder Preview Night Door Gift

The Estée Lauder preview night door gift included a Sensuous Nude perfume, Tempting Melon nail lacquer and pure color 18 Bois de Rose lipstick.

Scene of CBD from Singapore Flyer

Right after the makeover, YL and I cabbed down to the flyer where her family was waiting for us. She redeemed tickets from her company and invited me along! It was a truly eventful night for us. I will blog about my first experience on the flyer in another post, so this is only a teaser/preview photo! (:

Do follow Estée Lauder Sg FB page here for updates as well as be ready for giveaways when they are happening! (;

To end off, I want to thank Estée Lauder’s generosity in hosting my friends and FB giveaway winners. Many thanks also to the lovely team at Estée Lauder who worked hard and is still working hard all of this week to allow us and many more women to have their “best” look!  Having experienced it and had so much fun with my friends, I would strongly recommend you to register for the event with your best friend(s). To register, click here. for more details, click below!

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Sponsored Review: Ginvera Green Tea Aqua Whitening Cream (with Oil Control) and Nude Cover BB Cream SPF30/PA++!

About 1 week ago, The Sample Store emailed me asking if I was interested to take up an invitation to feature Ginvera‘s products. I readily agreed and I received two beautiful products in my mail yesterday! 🙂
Ladies & Gentlemen, my cute teddy bear presents to you Ginvera’s Green Tea Aqua Whitening Cream (with Oil Control) & Green Tea Nude Cover BB Cream in their pretty packaging!

I am quite excited as it’s my first beauty product review on my blog. I am not an expert but here are the product information followed by my views! 🙂

Starting off with  Ginvera’s Green Tea Aqua Whitening Cream (with Oil Control):
Enriched with Green Tea Essence, Thanaka Extracts and Biogel, Ginvera Green Tea Aqua Whitening Cream provides the benefits of skin whitening, UV protection, oil control, lightening of spots and acne scars and prevents the formation of pimples. Its deep moisturizing and oil control effects help to effectively hydrate and clarify the skin for natural and radiant glow!

The Ginvera’s Green Tea Aqua Whitening Cream (with Oil Control)‘s cream may seem to be quite thick but it is light and definitely not sticky to the touch. When applied evenly on the skin, it leaves the skin moisturized and fairer than before.

The photo above shows my face with only Ginvera’s Green Tea Aqua Whitening Cream (with Oil Control) and nothing else. The cream works well in covering minor pimple and acne scars as it whitens and hydrates the skin to give a healthy glow. On days when you want to let your skin breath and skip the foundation powder, this is a cream you can apply and still look and feel confident in.

Up next, we have  Ginvera Green Tea Nude Cover BB Cream:
Enriched with premium Green Tea, Ginseng, Chinese Angelica and Hyaluronic Acid, Green Tea Nude Cover BB Cream provides the benefits of blemish free concealing, sun block effects, whitening, moisturizing and reduction of lines, providing a long lasting smooth and ultra light feel to nourish and perfect your skin. 

Ginvera Green Tea Nude Cover BB Cream is just the right mix, neither too thick which impedes the application process nor too thin that it does not conceal blemishes. However the colour of the cream is too dark for my skin and liking.

This photo shows the effect and coverage that both Ginvera Green Tea Aqua Whitening Cream (with Oil Control) and Nude Cover BB Cream provides. I only applied a thin layer of BB cream as I usually do and it marginally conceals my pimple scars and blemishes. With another coat it will show better coverage however I find that it will be too dark for my skin tone.

This photo includes a extra coat of my usual powder foundation, eye, cheeks and lips make-up. 😉

In conclusion, Ginvera Green Tea Aqua Whitening Cream (with Oil Control) is definitely worth a buy and try at only $16.90 for a 40g tube. After a full day’s use, I found that the cream did control my usually oily T-zone and my skin was still looking hydrated when it usually doesn’t. I am likely to replace my current moisturizing cream with this as it is more effective.

However I won’t say the same for the Ginvera Green Tea Nude Cover BB cream as I have tried and used other brands’ BB cream which provides equal coverage and at a more suitable colour. However with ingredients like premium Green Tea, Ginseng, Chinese Angelica and Hyaluronic Acid, the BB cream sounds a lot more natural and likely to maintain the original balance of the skin than the slew of man-made chemicals and ingredients found in the other brands. So if Ginvera were to introduce the same cream with a lighter tone I may reconsider to pick it up for long term usage. However if you have a skin tone that suits the Green Tea BB Cream just right, you can give it a shot!

How to know if the products will suit you?! Ginvera is giving free samples for both Ginvera Green Tea Aqua Whitening Cream (with Oil Control) and Nude Cover BB Cream so grab yours before 8th June, which is when the offer runs out!

Redeem your FREE Ginvera Aqua Whitening Cream (with Oil Control) &  GREEN TEA NUDE COVER BB CREAM SPF30/PA++ samples here: http://www.facebook.com/ginvera.sg?sk=app_213564948660624 or http://www.facebook.com/ginvera.sg!

Do spread the news too! 😉