Everyday Makeup without Liquid Foundation

Beauty, Makeup

work makeup routine

Hey girls!

I’ve been wanting to film this no liquid foundation, no liquid wing liner and no falsies everyday makeup look for some time now. So I finally decided to just switch the camera on whilst I was getting ready for work a couple of days ago!

Hope you guys enjoy the video!

Lots of love!

 

 

 

NEW Makeup Forever Pro Sculpting Palette

Beauty, Makeup

Hey guys!

I have been using these 2 beauty items non stop for the past 3 weeks, since it got launched really. MUFE never compromises on the quality of their products so it wasn’t a huge surprise to me that I love the palette and lipstick so much!

I have been so busy with work so I couldn’t do a video on these sooner, but I’m so glad I got the day off from work so I could finally film a review and demonstration of how I use these babies.

The MUFE pro sculpting palette is so good, you dont even need a powder to set it if you have dry skin. I love the glow it gives (thanks to its brilliant highlighting cream) The only word of caution I have to give you is that if you use the same brush to apply the creams, make sure that you clean your brush off after each colour so that your contour does not end up looking muddy. I definitely recommend using the MUFE straight brush because it actually makes a hell of a difference when you use a brush.

As for the MUFE sculpting lip, I don’t quite get the whole concept of it because you could really just use a basic eyeshadow on your lip to create the same gradient effect… but what I love this lipstick for is its quality which is BOMB.

Thanks for reading and I hope you guys enjoy the demo video!

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*NEW* YSL Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation

Beauty, Makeup

YSL fushion ink cushion foundation review

Hi my lovelies!

YSL caught up with the #cushionfever and its new product was actually launched in Singapore! Such a rare moment for Singaporean beauty lovers really. We always are one of the last people on earth to get our hands on popular beauty products (e.g. Sephora in Singapore does not carry Kat Von D, we haven’t had the new Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon palette… heck, we haven’t even gotten the Too Faced Hangover Primer which launched in US a year ago)

Grumblings aside, I was so excited about getting my hands on this beauty that I just had to make a video on it.

THIS PACKAGING IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEAUTY PRODUCT PACKAGING I’VE SEEN IN MY WHOLE LIFE. Whilst the product itself didn’t blow me away, honestly I love the packaging so much that I want to carry it in my bag forever and always.

I’ll do a quick write-up on how the product fared, but if you want to see how it looks like and a deeper insight on the product, then just click ‘play’on the video and support me!

PROS

  • super pigmented – so it easily covers up blemishes
  • a little product goes a loooong way
  • dewy and fresh finish that looks great for up to 6 hours
  • CRAZILY BEAUTIFUL PACKAGING
  • easy to touch up since it’s so portable

CONS

  • only 6 shades in total
  • products makes your face super oily after 6 hours
  • it *may* have caused my face to break out a tiny bit

 

xx

Tatum

 

Styling For Love and Lemons Bralette

Beauty, Lookbook

Hi lovelies!

I’ve been lusting after the For Love and Lemons bralettes (aka ‘skivvies’ – hip term for undergarments) since I first saw them on the Gram more than a year ago. Sadly, they were (and still are) rather overpriced so I decided to wait for a special occasion to purchase a small piece of the lace haven.

Slight sidetrack before I get into how I actually styled my piece…I was so obssessed with the lace design of bralettes that I started designing and creating my own lace pieces from scratch in 2014… it was a tiny business which surprising went so well that it was sold out before my tailor quit out of the sheer complications of putting such delicate pieces of lace together. I wasn’t out to get rich from this little venture more than I was merely exercising my creative juices – so I let go of the concept once the second batch of my lace bralettes were sold out. In case you were wondering, I labelled these designs ‘Loungextatum’ / ‘Lounge by Tatum’. I shall insert a picture of what one of the designs looked like below –

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Pretty cute right?! Realizing that I could actually make something to wear from scratch was definitely one of the proudest moments of my life.

Back to FLAL – I finally placed an order for a royal blue piece in October last year thinking that it would reach me in time for my birthday in November – but as life would have it, it reached me just a few weeks ago (Jan 2016). Yep, it took 3 months to get to me. I guess good things are worth waiting for.

I was worried as hell about the fitting of the bralette because I hardly have any frontal lady lumps. (ahem) So you can imagine how pleasantly surprised I was when the bralette fit me like a dream! It’s completely pad-less and has little to no support (it does have an underwire but it really serves an aesthetic purpose more than anything else).

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new infrared filter was too cool to skip

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I would totes wear this out on date night because YOTSO (you’re only twenty something once)

The moment I realized that it fitted like a glove (irony – gloves NEVER fit me because of my small hands), I knew that it simply could not restrict it as an undergarment. So, I set my mind to come up with different looks for which (daring) girls could get away with wearing these bralettes out. I mean, there’s no way I’m spending 100 bucks on an “undergarment” that is doomed to have only 1 moment of glory in an Instagram picture taken on my bed, at home, behind closed doors.

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Brunch outfit maybe

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super cool metallic flash tattoo which I got for Christmas

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Singapore’s beautiful skyline and my big butt

 Okay so I’m not gonna lie – this really wasn’t supposed to be a blog post with pictures because we had first intended to film a video for my recently set up Youtube channel. But the weather was not cooperating… it was sooo windy that I just couldnt keep still without my hair flying all over the place. Soooo instead of a super cool lookbook video that would have featured 3 different outfits, I decided to make do with this blog post. Hope you enjoyed reading!

 

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Don’t need to be a Yogi to wear Pretty Yoga Outfits

Beauty, Lookbook

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Happy New Year, my loves!

I haven’t done yoga in more than a year since my yoga membership expired but that has certainly not stopped me from hauling super pretty and comfy yoga outfits. I mean WHY should hot outfits be reserved only for bendable bodies? I recall feeling entirely stupid when I couldn’t keep up with my yoga instructor at basic level. But hey, at least I was the most fashionable one in class.

I’ve been thinking of resuming yoga class so I picked up two precious yoga pieces from Vivre Activewear. I then realized that it didn’t look absolutely crazy when I paired them with casual clothes… so I decided to do a mini lookbook to show you guys how yoga wear can easily be translated to everyday wear if you style them well. The last thing you want people to think is that you’re headed for yoga class so it’s important to balance the sporty aspect with girly / chic elements so that the outfit looks put together.

To balance the crossed back yoga crop top, I paired it with a denim jacket to avoid earning myself dirty stares from conservative aunties on the train. I also decided to put on denim shorts because it would look oh-so-cute with the denim jacket. I seriously foresee myself wearing this outfit on a regular basis. For the tights, its super body hugging so to balance that off, I opted for a loose fit basic tee from Topshop. I love how this outfit turned out looking casually chic and I’ve already worn it out twice! I’m so into this sporty/chic style that I think I’m gonna have to purchase another pair of sports shoes to infuse this kinda sports element to more of my outfits. Not to mention, these kinda outfits are the most comfortable for Singapore weather.

Oh, you might have noticed that my hair is shorter now! I got it cut and I can’t tell you how much lighter my head feels now. Best hair decision I made in a long time.

If you haven’t checked out my YouTube channel which I created 2 days ago, please do! It took a lot of courage to get started and I’m sure glad I did… it’s such a good feeling to know that I’m now part of the YouTube beauty family – even though I know its going to be a really long journey to get to where I want to be. So happy to hear comments from family and close friends and I can’t wait to use the constructive criticism to make a better video next week! Whoop whoop. Check out my channel here.

As always, thanks for reading and I hope you have a blessed year ahead and a splendid weekend!

 

P.S. I’m wearing the tights the wrong way in the pictures. But it still looks good so don’t laugh at me.

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Less is More

Beauty, Lookbook, Makeup

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This week’s post is another lookbook one but I’ll be throwing in a review on the Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate. Initially, I was just going to do a simple makeup review post but there was an unanticipated opportunity to get some pretty pictures taken when I met my bestie for lunch this afternoon. To cut a long story short, we dined at Stateland and were taken to the second floor because the first floor was full… and we basically had the entire second floor to ourselves for more than a full hour sooooo yeah this happened.

Don’t think I’m gonna talk about what I’m wearing because the outfit is pretty simple but I’ll state where I got the outfit from below if you’re interested to know anyway. What I do want to talk about is the new foundation that I had on for a grand total of TEN hours today. This foundation did. not. budge. I purchased it primarily because of the Sephora’s 20% sale in the weekend and had high expectations for it thanks to the countless dazzling blog reviews on it… but you know what – I didn’t love it. It did its job but somehow it just failed to wow me in terms of resulting appearance. It didn’t impress me like how a pricey luxury brand’s foundation really should.

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What I liked about Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate (shade – Honey Deep)

♥ Lasted ten hours on my face without necessity for a touch up (this came as a huge shocker – I personally have never encountered such longevity with other foundation brands)

♥ Very minimal oiliness / patchiness even after ten hours

♥ No skin reaction / allergy observed

♥ Extremely weightless – felt like I had no foundation on.

What I didn’t like so much

✘ Way too matte for my liking – I prefer a luminous effect that just looks healthier

✘ Precisely because its too matte, it basically looked like my skin. It was just weird and I felt like I could have completely done without it.

✘It does not photograph well – it oxidized to a shade darker than my skin colour (after merely an hour) that in turn caused the close-up pictures to appear dull and pretty much lifeless

✘Packaging wise, the bottle dispenses the foundation using a dropper – there is no pump. This can be messy and unhygienic to some but it doesn’t really matter that much to me.

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Left: Foundation freshly applied at 12pm; Right: Makeup with no touch up done throughout the day at 10.30pm. (no edits on both pictures)

Verdict: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation remains to be my HG foundation. I would recommend Re(Marc)able to people who put on foundation on a very regular basis because it is really lightweight and lasts all day… but I do think having a nice luminous effect is much more attractive especially since I personally put on foundation once or twice a week at max.

Alrighty – before I wrap this post up I feel obliged to explain why the title of this post is ‘Less is More’. I put on false eyelashes without the assistance of a MUA today and it was my first time doing so. In the process of applying the falsies I stupidly stabbed myself in the eye with the prickly lashes a few times. On top of that, I realized that I looked like crap with the falsies – it made my eyelids appear to be really droopy and I was constantly tearing and ruining the rest of my eye makeup. I mean okay let’s put it this way – if you already have enough lashes like me, don’t be greedy and slap on fake ones. It just looks really over the top and goodness its just too uncomfortable to be even legal. Maybe I’m wearing it wrong but either ways – I peeled them off and threw them away even though they are supposed to be reusable.

Tie Up Top / Topshop

Velvet Shorts / Topshop (old)

Sandals / Charles and Keith (old)

P.S. My scalp condition is gradually improving – no more visible rashes on my forehead/hairline but most of it remains hidden on my scalp itself. Fingers and toes crossed!

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Swinging With It

Beauty, Lookbook

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Hellooooo readers!

Before I begin my fashion ramble on the very many exciting things (no, not really) I have to say about my outfit of choice today, I have to tell you girls that I won’t be able to post many in-depth makeup reviews currently or in the near future. Reason being, I have somehow developed a horrible rash on my scalp which is growing out to visible areas on my hairline. I know. Horrible. Please don’t even start trying to imagine how it looks like underneath my handy little bandana. Just know that it’s not cute.

After sleepless nights of intense Googling, I have diagnosed myself with a mild case of Plague Psoriasis of the Scalp (totally should have got myself enrolled in medical school). (Warning: Do not Google this condition. Do not click on Google Images.) Such a rash is commonly induced by stress – not surprising, since I have done a heck lot of overthinking in recent months. Another reason why I’m not terribly astonished by this is because I have super sensitive skin so such skin problems occur from time to time. That being said, this is the first time I’m experiencing problems with my scalp. I mean my mane has always been my crowning glory – take for instance that fact that the most Googled search engine input with relation to me is “tatum angela beins hair” and “tatum angela beins hair real

Excuse me while I sob in hopeless despair.

The next booking of appointment with the National Skin Centre requires an approximate waiting period of 1.5 months. This means that I am looking at 1.5 months window of probability that this rash could quite possibly spread to my facial area which is going to kill what’s left of my sanity but HEY I GUESS I COULD WEAR LIKE A MASK IN CELEBRATION OF HALLOWEEN. EVERYDAY.

Now that I’m done with ranting on about my (superficial) issue, I will proceed to blog like a typical fashion/ beauty blogger who portrays herself as a picture of perfection without any knowledge or experience of barbarian-like problems such as having a skin rash.

Firstly, I would like to thank the 2100 readers who flocked to my page when I posted my interview with Singaporean MUA Roxanne last week. That was actually the first interview I have conducted for this blog… I most definitely did not anticipate such an overwhelming response. So yes, thank you for dropping by. I was even approached by 2 beauty website editors wanted me to contribute articles for their sites. Apparently they  found my article shared on Twitter (note: I do not have Twitter). This definitely has given me added motivation to keep posting whenever I can.

Oooook, I have nothing much to say about today’s outfit other than the fact that despite wearing so little, I still found myself perspiring like crazy. The white tasselled top was really fun to be photographed in though – I had to swing my torso roughly 7937 times to get that shot. No wonder I was perspiring. Oh oh oh and this pair of shorts – probably the most comfortable denim pair I currently own. It really isn’t easy to find comfortable denim shorts because it tends to ride up the crotch area when we sit or bend down. Ok wait I think I may be lying about it being super comfy because I do find myself having to adjust this pair when I’m seated for a long time. Still, it is reasonably comfortable.

Pardon my overly casual writing style today, I really needed an outlet to publically announce my scalp condition. I’m just so classy like that.

Till next week’s post!

Tassled Top / Topshop

Denim Shorts / Topshop

Crossed Bandana / H&M

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Earth Tones & a Convertible Dress

Beauty, Lookbook

Hola amigas!

Today I’m doing a lookbook post at a new location because I kinda got tired of the brickwall backdrop. I will definitely still be using it for future lookbook posts though! I’m featuring a lovely convertible resort dress in an earth tone grey shade so I picked a backdrop with lush greenery to match the theme.

This dress is specially imported from South Africa by my dear South African friend, Amorie, who is currently selling these pieces in Singapore. I have a huge thing for convertible dresses because it’s really up to your creativity to decide what kind of look you’re going for – super versatile. You basically could choose to play it down for a day at the beach, or glam it up for a polished evening look. The downside is that it really is just a piece of cloth so you’re gonna need to work hard to accessorize the outfit such that you don’t look like you’re wearing a blanket. What I like best about this dress (besides it being a convertible) is that the material is luxuriously soft to the touch and light-weight which makes it perfect for humid weather.

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As I was saying, I really wanted to bring some life to this dress so I unabashedly paired it with my gladiator sandals, a brown belt, a flash tattoo and chunky earrings. Truth be told, I really should avoid gladiator sandals  because they tend to make my chunky calves (grotesque result of my younger years spent on mindless netball training and running) appear really, well, chunky looking…ew. But, heck. These sandals are too pretty for me to skip on.

So the pictures turned out looking very Jungle Jane-ish… but hey its my first non-brickwall lookbook post so I guess it isn’t so bad for a change! Hahaha. As always, thanks for dropping by! Don’t forget to check out my friend’s little boutique ‘Mooi’ – you can click the link directly below.

Convertible Resort Dress / Mooi

Gladiator Sandals / Danity Roses

Chunky Earrings / Lovisa

Note: Photos edited with VSCO cam

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Wildest Dreams

Beauty, Lookbook

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Hola chicas!

Quick post on a lovely cape romper today. Rompers are ubiquitous in street style especially in a country that enjoys (or not) a full year of summer. This romper takes simplicity to a whole new level of elegance by integrating a cape in it – probably the most unthinkable combination that worked out oh-so-beautifully. Without the belt, I must admit it can come across as if there’s something missing – so accessorizing is a must with this outfit.

When I think of accessorizing, the first  brand that comes to mind is Lovisa. Lovia just never lets down with quality pieces that are largely affordable. As the cape can make the outfit appear harsh, I played it down with metallic sandals.

On another note, I’m off to an amazing adventure tonight. It’s slightly scary because it’s the first time I’m traveling alone. But I guess there’s a first time for everything!

Again on a separate note, I just wanna say that truly the people whom you think love you the most, will most definitely hurt you the most with their words and actions. It is amazing how people can take you to granted to such an extent. This is why, girls – never, ever, ever, think that you can rely on one person for anything at all. Not even if that person portays it in such a way to you. Depend on yourself – you are your bestest best friend.

Cape romper / Love, Bontio

Headband / Lovisa

Sandals / Charles and Keith

P.S. My hand is sweeping my hair back in all the pictures thanks to the wind! Embarrassing. Hahaha.

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Making a Statement

Beauty, Lookbook

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Hola!

I’m back today with a fun lookbook post! Hurray! Those of you who have been to Singapore may be familiar with Singlish – a slightly modified version of English which Singaporeans use colloquially. I’ve always had a soft spot for Singlish despite being quite the Grammar Nazi. I find that Singlish is extremely unique and has been somewhat embedded in me. It makes me proud to be able to be distinguished on a foreign land by another fellow Singaporean merely from the way in which I speak.

Statement SG is a local t-shirt design company which incorporates Singlish in almost all of its t-shirt designs. The designs are mainly monochrome so as to draw attention to the statement itself. Today I wore “No lah, where got” on my tee which basically translates to “Oh, not really” (with a hint of embarrassment in tone) in proper English. So if, for example, someone tells you “Oh you look so pretty today”, you could reply “No lah, where got”.

Wearing this t-shirt today on the streets drew a fair amount of attention and many people flashed me cheeky smiles as signs of approval to my Singlish pride – if that makes any sense. The point is, I enjoyed wearing this statement tee very much!

Just to bring some life to the basic design of the t-shirt, I decided to pair it up with a structured striped skirt which instantly added a blast of cuteness. As if that wasn’t enough, I threw on some frilly pineapple socks because I thought my white wedges were just too boring and well, let’s just say ‘boring‘ was the last thing I wanted to be associated with today.

On a personal note, I have been finding myself strangely inclined to cats (kittens, mostly) of late. I have always been more of a dog person but recently, out of nowhere, I have developed a soft spot for cats. Hence, the random picture of my friendly neighbourhood cat. I’m pretty pleased with my cat picture and how I managed to blur the fencing to focus on the cat. DSLR ftw.

Statement Tee / StatementSG

Structured Skirt / Love, Bonito

Frilly Pineapple Socks / Cotton On

White Wedges / Charles and Keith

Striped Tumbler / Kate Spade New York

As always, thanks for thinking of me and dropping by!

P.S. I have decided to leave all of my lookbook pictures completely unedited so that there’s some kind of consistency to the picture quality and appearance.

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