Hi Lovelies! <3
ION Orchard, the beautiful mall along Orchard is looking for ION Insider resident bloggers! When selected, the resident bloggers will receive exclusive opportunities to preview and review events and upcoming collections presented by the brands at ION Orchard. The reviews will be up on ION Orchard’s blog, which is still in the works. From my knowledge, there will be fashion, beauty, lifestyle & food bloggers. As to how many bloggers will be selected is still a mystery! 😉
Yes, the search is ON and underway!
And after submitting my details to them, I’m one of the selected bloggers for a date with three beauty brands that I love. Lucky us, I know! But lucky you too, because I’ll be sharing with you the tips learnt from the demonstrations. 😉
But hold your horses, ’cause some pictures of our Bécasse breakfast is expected to tantalize your sight before we start our beauty date proper. 😉
On my way for ION Insider beauty date! Can you feel my excitement?
Here at Bécasse ION, a popular french inspired bakery from Australia! (Yes you read that right, it’s like our homegrown Sakae Sushi expanding to China. 😉 ) Bécasse has its origins in high-end artisan patisserie and bakery and its setting is designed to make you feel like you’re dining in Paris!
A sumptuous spread of sweet and savoury treats!
Here’s what’s served:
High tea Sweet:
Raspberry and Chocolate feuilletine
Banana tart with salted peanuts
Scones served with jam + crème fraiche
Macarons: salted caramel & coconut-pineapple
Hazelnut cappuccino crème pot
High tea Savoury:
Crab rillettes on baby lettuce
Foie gras mousse toast
King crab brioche sandwich
I specially picked out this flat lay style shot from MakanMemory blog here, to show you the unadulterated beauty of the tea set! Remarkable isn’t it? 😉
Another flat lay style of their breakfast mains. You’ll be glad like I am to know that they serve breakfast sets ALL-DAY. Do I hear a hooray? 😀
Mixed berry French toast, served with poached pear & fresh ricotta.
Egg royal, served with smoked salmon, baked spinach & Hollandaise sauce.
Croque Madame, on brioche bread served with truffle oil baked eggs. Ohhh, yes.
I didn’t get to try all of their mains above but I did have a hearty serving of the Truffle Baked Free Range Eggs. It is as amazing as it sounds. All of you who love truffle fries? You say you love eggs like I do? Then you’re gonna have to try this. One word of advise from the bakery attendant tho, you have to eat it ideally upon serving cause otherwise the egg will be left to cooked and it won’t taste as nice when it’s overly cooked. 😉
My latte coffee, served to perfection, just the right amount of milk and the coffee has that kick that lasted me throughout the day! It’s what I call a power packed coffee. C’est Excellent!
Phone: 62386373 / 68845365
Hours Daily: 10:00 – 22:00
100% rating by 4 reviewers!
After a delightful breakfast & time with the ION marketing team & blogger ladies, we commenced on our beauty excursion at:
Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Beauty boutique ION Orchard #B2-34
First up we have YSL makeup artist Francis demonstrating the best of YSL make up on the model.
Applying the foundation.
Bloggers snapping away very seriously and listening very intently. 🙂 Francis recommends this YSL Top Secret UV shield, he says he brought this to his latest beach getaway abroad and was kept sunburnt free. That’s great! A close up for all you UV protection lovers. <3 The products used thus far: YSL Forever Light Creator Serum, YSL Top Secret UV Protection & Le Teint Touche Eclat UV Foundation Base.
And of course Francis does his magic on the model’s face with highlights like a pro using best seller YSL Touche Eclat.
Highlights on the nose bridge, above eye, above the cheekbones, around the nose and lips! Then blend it all in~ Adding on the finishing powder…
Now onto the eyes with eyeshadow for that sophisticated look.
Using this palette, in YSL Couture Palette in 4 Saharienne.
Next we have mascara on.
Look is almost complete.
Finishing touch w the lips!
Beaming model. 😉
In total we have: YSL Forever Light Creator Serum, YSL Top Secret UV Protection & Le Teint Touche Eclat UV Foundation Base, Finishing Powder, Touch Eclat, Mascara & BabyDoll Kiss & Blush in 4 Orange Fougueux.
YSL has a beautiful Summer Collection titled Bleus Lumiere featuring model Cara Delevingne.
All the colours for the Bleus Lumiere collection!
For our second beauty stop, we arrived at
Estée Lauder ION Orchard B2-42
If you’ve been following my blog from the beginning, you should know that Estée Lauder is a brand that I’m very familiar with, having represented them as their digital ambassador back in 2012. For a trip down memory lane, visit my posts for their makeup collection, skincare & workshop. 😉
We were each given a 3 Minute Beauty pamphlet with: Signature Service. Secret Techniques. Instant transformations. This is what I call a beauty maven’s equivalent of 武林秘籍, a martial artist’s secret handbook. 😉 With this, you’re gonna be turning heads when you walk down the streets.
We start off with the first technique, Instant Glow/ Instant Matt. Ideally every woman has the right glow on the cheeks and matt elsewhere. 😉 Blending concealer & foundation together. Applying it on the model’s face with a foundation brush. Dewy glow!
Now blending Estee Lauder’s Illuminating Primer with blush.
Apply it on the apples of the cheeks.
Check out the dewy blush.
Time to highlight & contour. This part’s fun!
Start off with Estee Lauder’s new Double Wear All Day Glow BB cream.
Highlight using Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Bright & Glow Stick (Highlighter).
It will look like a number 3 on the right profile.
Blend it in!
See the remarkable difference on the right & left profile!
Blend it in with a brush and this technique is called the Estee Lauder / EL lift. The highlights has the effect of lifting your features. 😉 The techniques enhances the model’s beautiful features. <3
Now on to Estee Lauder’s #1 requested technique, Fatigue Fighter. What I love about Estee Lauder is that they know their consumers so well and customize their products and techniques to address the problems of women.
Blend in Estee Lauder’s #1 Best Seller, Advance Night Repair & Eye Concealer.
Dab it on the dark circles.
To go one step further, highlight the inner corners of the eye.
And also under the brow bone, as demonstrated.
The highlighted strokes form a C and inverted C.
Next, we have Lip Shape Up.
Dust a neutral, skin coloured shimmer shadow on the cupid’s bow, the area above your upper lips to accentuate the lips.
Fill your lips in with a lip pencil. Use one that ideally matches your lipstick colour.
Then fill in with lip colour!
Last but not the least, for a finishing touch, dab ANR on to the areas where you want to have a nice glow!
YES it can be used on top of make up, that’s how amazing the ANR is.
Comparing again the right & left profile, the colours pop up with a natural and sweet look on the made up profile. 😉
All the products used for the demonstration. Special mention for the Estee Lauder Double Wear All Day Glow BB Cream, Bright & Glow Stick & ANR. If you ask me which are the top 3 products I’d recommend from the session! With these 3 you’re gonna create a flawless base that lasts all day.
The lovely Estee Lauder Nail Lacquers. <3
Introducing Estee Lauder’s lounge corner for the luxe and prestige Re-Nutriv, Ulimate Lift and Age-Correcting Collection. Classy packaging as always.
Testers on the counter.
A comfortable sofa lounge area to learn more and experience the collection!
Last but not the least, we proceed to
Dior Backstage Beauty ION Orchard B2-44/46
This beauty galore was opened in Nov 2013 and has been making its well deserved rounds and exposure on social media. Just check out #diorbackstagebeautysg on IG to see what I mean! 😉
We have Dior’s PR very excitedly sharing her knowledge with us.
It’s always heartening to attend a session with an engaging presenter. You’ll be able to view a video of her in action below.
Chic and modern beauty counters.
Watch clips of Dior runways and beauty looks on the silver screen while shopping!
Dior’s limited edition Backstage Box for Summer 2014.
And we have the Dior beauty turn table. Such a beauty!
Watch this beauty turning in action. Heh!
The only Dior Eyelash bar in town.
Such cute tools to test the lashes!
Dior palettes for testings, against a silver screen of exciting and ever changing colours.
Dior powders are the best I’ve used by far. It’s very fine and superb quality.
Dior’s fragrance bar and area for you to test which scents is your favourite.
Scents galore! The little glass funnels are what you use to smell the scents. Very precious experience.
Next up we have Dior Backstage Beauty expert Vivian (only 8 in town!) sharing her skincare and make up tips:
The model with the complete fair & flawless look.
After which, we were invited for a quick touchup/ makeover as well. Alene has her eye make up touched up.
Want to look as gorgeously made up as the models and lovely Alene above? Give Dior Backstage Studio a call and book your appointment with them! 😉 Fees are fully redeemable with products, which I believe I will be going down when I have next a special event to attend to. I remember for prom back in JC I went down with my friend Rebecca to their counter in town and I redeemed a Dior powder foundation, yes the best I’ve tried so far. 😉
Here with lovely ladies Alene & June! <3 It’s so much fun attending events with these ladies!
Ending off this post with beauty goodies from each of the featured brands.
YSL Forever Youth Liberator series in travel sizes. Items from L-R, not in order of usage: Lotion, Cleansing Foam, Serum, CC Creme & Creme For more info., visit their site here.
Estee Lauder’s gifts came wrapped. <3
Estee Lauder products in retail sizes, L-R: Double Wear All Day Glow BB, Pure Envy Lip Stick in 320 Surreal Sun (Colour in photo is true to life), Double Wear Bright & Glow Stick and Nail colour in Surreal Sun. These are my summer must haves and loves. <3
Dior products in mixed retail & travel sizes, L-R: Dior Addict Eau De Toilette Travel Size 50ml – $122, 100ml, – $178 Dior Addict Eau Fraiche Travel Size 50ml – $122, 100ml – $178 Dior Addict IT Lash (Eyeliner) $49 Dior Addict Flash (Mascara) $52 Dior Lip Glow, $31
I was contemplating if I should add in the photos from the press release for the the Dior Addict Eau de Toilette, Dior Addict IT-Lash Mascara and IT-Line and I decided I’ll dedicate another post for them ’cause the photos are seriously pretty & plus this post is running pretty long as it is! 😉
The best/newest YSL skincare, Estee Lauder & Dior Beauty products, what a treat! 🙂
Didn’t take me long to take these beauties out for my #MOTD.
My review as on Instagram, @ena_teo: #PCAskin ExLinea Peptide Smoothing Serum boasts to remove lines and wrinkles. Been using this on my forehead and hands and I love the zesty orange scent! #KoseSekkisei Sun Protect Essence Gel in SPF 50+ PA++++ #EsteeLauder Double Wear All Day Glow BB cream NEW EsteeLauder Double Wear Bright & Glow Stick (Highlighter) #Dior IT Lash, easy application and no clumping. Dior IT Line, thick, creamy & dries relatively fast. #TheBodyShop All In One Pressed Powder is my current go to powder for its smooth finish. EstéeLauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick in red coral, creamy, hydrating and totally on trend for this summer! Plus, magnetic cover is super nifty. Dior Addict Eau Fraiche is a light sweet floral scent EstéeLauder Blush #ZA Ever Brow Dior Lip Glow Lip Balm has a natural peach colour, great for a base to plump the lips first. #Chanel eyeshadow, used the white for highlights for my eyes. And here’s my #motd using the products above! 😉
Thank you ION Insider marketing team Coleen & Charmaine for your hospitality, Becasse for breakfast & beauty brands YSL Singapore, Estee Lauder Singapore & Dior Singapore for the demonstrations, tips & goodies & the respective PR for the kind information provided for this post.
Thank you for reading~ I hope to bring you good news and updates on the next leg of the search for ION Orchard’s resident bloggers and be able to continue to share with you exciting updates at the mall! 🙂 Wish me luck! 😉 <3