For those who remember their geography – the closer you are to the equator, the hotter the temperature. Singapore is so damn near to the equator that the distance can be measured in kilometres – we’re 137km north of it.
What’s more, cos we’re such a hawt hawt country, we don’t have any seasons. However, it’s a long-standing joke among locals. We do have seasons:
- July – Sept: The hazy season caused by Indonesian farmers start burning their lands to prepare for their crops. Somehow, we’re always downwind from their smoke.
- Oct – Dec: Rain, rain, and more rain.
- The rest of the year: Hot, hot, and humid. Occasional chances of flash floods.
As you can tell, we’ll prolly never have a white Christmas in Singapore, so I’ve decided to create my own gold Christmas with this.
First of all, don’t use your fingertips to apply this – 10% of it will go onto your lids, while the remaining 90% will adhere to you and turn you into Goldfinger.
- When applied dry, it’s more of a shimmer / glitter powder than an eyeshadow since it’s not very opaque.
- When applied wet, it blends a lot more easily and doesn’t flake all over.
- In fact, it’s quite pigmented and leaves a nice film of champagne gold over your eyelids.
- Sadly, once it dries out, you’ll find that it flakes slightly.
- It does have a lovely shimmery and illuminating finish if you pile it on top of another colour though – check out this blogger’s review and pictures (she reminds me of Michelle Yeoh).
- If you do a simple google, you’ll find several beauty bloggers regurgitating the press release about its “soft bouncy texture” – hell no. This does not bounce in any way – it’s just another normal eyeshadow powder pot. My fats bounce more than this powder does.
- It retails for $24 on Sephora (in US ds I assume) – kinda pricey considering it’s just one colour.
If I had US$24, I personally wouldn’t spend it on this item, since I prolly could get a palette instead. Yes, I’m stingy that way. Someone buy me a nice palette nao nao nao.