Sunday, August 26

ZALORA: The Fashion Empire Official Launch @ Zouk

Zalora recently had an official by-invite only launch party at Zouk, and Andy&Weave was one of the official hair for the entire event, supported by Design Pulse by Matrix, one of the leading haircare and hairstyling product brands in the USA.

Take a look at some behind the scenes shots of the event and the prep process! :)
Official Hair Sponsor-
ZALORA: The Fashion Empire Official Launch @ Zouk
Andy&Weave is the official hair sponsor for Zalora: The Fashion Empire
Backstage: Work in Progress 
 One of the male models for the Fashion Show: Tousled Hair
One of the female models for the Fashion Show: Editorial Teased Out Curls
Finale for the Fashion Show!
Hey Goodlooking Pageant Result Announcements!
Mr and Mrs Hey Goodlooking!
Special thanks to Matrix for providing some lovely hair products for the event! :)
To view more photos from the event, please visit the Andy&Weave Facebook Album HERE.
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Saturday, August 25

Hair & Make-Up - Cinematic by Tawan Conchonnet

Recently, I did make-up and hair for a photographed by the lovely Tawan Conchonnet. The concept was very natural and cinematic, so I gave model McKenzie barely there make-up with slightly smokey eyes, and tousled out of bed hair. Take a look!

Hair & Make-Up -Cinematic by Tawan Conchonnet
Photography: Tawan Conchonnet
Hair & Make-Up: Andy Razali using Make Up For Ever
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Friday, August 24

Andy&Weave Make-Up Tutorial - Pink & Blue Smokey Eyes

Sometime back, I decided to take my new Make-Up Forever Aqua Creams in Blue and Pink and Aqua Rouge out for a test drive, and did a little make-up tutorial! Take a look!


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Tuesday, August 21

Product Reviews - LA Girl Pro HD Concealer

About a month ago, I ran out of my favourite liquid concealer from Stage Cosmetics, and was in search of a new brand to try. I usually am very particular when it comes to concealers and foundations, as I love high coverage stuff which doesnt cake or look too white on me! I asked around, and my friend Sarah recommended me to try LA Girl's Pro HD Concealer!

Crease-resistant, opaque coverage in a creamy yet lightweight texture. The long-wearing formula camouflages darkness under the eyes, redness and skin imperfections. Provides complete, natural-looking coverage, evens skin tone, covers dark circles and minimizes fine lines around the eyes. Chamomile extract & vitamin C & E. Includes brush-tip applicator for easy application.

Its been a month since I've been using this as my daily concealer to cover up the imperfections on my face, and I have to say, I am in LOVE with it. As the product promises, it doesn't crease and cake on you throughout the day unlike some other concealers on the market, and it covers up SO WELL!

With my previous concealer from Stage Cosmetics, I would notice that my undereyes would have a slight shadow by the evening, but with LA Girl PRO HD Concealer, the coverage lasted me from when I put it on to when I removed it using an oil-based make-up remover at night, more than 15 hours! What more, I even tried hopping into the shower with it on and it didn't budge, making it waterproof as well!

I absolutely adore the fact that this brand offers many different shades, and respects that there are many different skin shades and undertones out there for many different people. Since I'm a light tan, I use MEDIUM BISQUE as my color. It blends in perfectly with my natural skintone, and once oxidized, looks like it isn't even there!

Here's a before after-pic I took of me using LA Girl PRO HD Concealer before I went out for my festive house-to-house visits for Raya last weekend!

It even managed to cover up that huge pimple I had on top of my lip. Amazing stuff!

This product is a MUST-HAVE in my personal and professional make-up kit from now on! Affordable and totally effective! :)

LA Girl PRO HD Concealers are available at retail outlets like METRO, BHG, and SASA, retailing at S$9.00. If you are more of an online shopper, you can also find it here at Cherry Culture at only USD $2.50!

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Thursday, August 16

Published Make-Up Works - Men's Folio Dec 2011 Issue (Timepiece Editorial)

Sometime last year, I did make-up for Men's Folio magazine, for an editorial spread featuring watches and classic timepieces. The entire concept focused on sensuality, so I gave the model luscious deep red lips using colours from MAC Cosmetics to complement the entire look. Take a look!

Published Make-Up Works - Men's Folio Dec 2011 Issue (Timepiece Editorial)

Photography: Alwin Oh
Styling:Wei Lun
Make-Up: Andy Razali using M.A.C Cosmetics
Hair: Ark Lin using L'Oreal Professionnel

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Wednesday, August 15

Product Reviews - L'Oreal Professionnel Hair Spa (For Dry & Damaged Hair)

Recently, I was rummaging through my stash of haircare products, and I found a big tub of L'Oreal Professionnel Hair Spa Nourishing Creambath Treatment, specially formulated for dry & damaged hair!

Sensory System 2: Continue your personal Hair Spa experience wit this sensory massage service after the shampoo. The nourishing formula is based on purified water, a cationic agent and conditioning silicone. The hair gains manageability and softness for healthy looking hair with beautiful shine. For dual action on hair and scalp: blend this creambath with the appropriate scalp concentrate.

I was having a dry spell with my hair recently, possibly due to the extremely hot and humid weather condition which left my hair so big and frizzy everytime I went out of the door! One fine evening, I decided to whip out this fabulous tub of product and slather it all over my hair after my usual shampoo regime:

The consistency of this product, as the name "creambath" suggests, was thick and creamy, the way a good potent treatment should be, and the lovely smell of coconut that came with the product made me feel like I was really having a hair spa when I had it on! I put a generous amount of the product through my hair, from root to tip, and massaged some of it into my scalp to nourish my slightly dry scalp as well. The product, though creamy, felt light, and didn't harden my hair after a while unlike other hair treatments. I left it on for 20 minutes to set in, and washed it off. Here's the end result!

My hair felt so soft after I blow-dried it, and the amazing thing was, the treatment, though being so thick and creamy, did not weigh down my hair at all. It left my hair feeling soft, smooth, whilst still retaining the volume in my hair, which I love! The next morning, after rolling around in my sleep, I woke up, looked in the mirror, and my hair was still tame! This does not happen very often as I usually get up with a lion's mane. An absolute plus point! :D

L'Oreal Professionnel products can be found in official hair salons which carry the brand, and its really easy to locate one which is near you! Just proceed to this website,, and click away to find a salon near you!
You can also locate this product at any local VENUS Beauty Wholesale stores in Singapore, located at Compass Point, Hougang Mall, Ang Mo Kio Central, Tampines Interchange, Clementi, and Toa Payoh, retailing at about S$30.00 per tub!

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Monday, August 6

Product Reviews – Make-Up Forever Fall 2012 Black Tango Collection, Aqua Rouge & Aqua Cream Matte Black

Recently, the lovely people from Make-Up Forever launched their latest line of cosmetics for Fall, 2012, the Black Tango Collection, and the new waterproof lipstick range, Aqua Rouge, as well as a new introduction to the Aqua Creams range, Aqua Cream Matte Black.

A Make-Up Trial I did using the Black Tango Aqua Shadow Palette and Aqua Rouge in #8!
MAKE UP FOR EVER presents its new 2012 FALL BLACK TANGO collection, showcasing confidence and sophisticated femininity. Artistic elegance, colors that draw their tones from black lace and the Latin spirit of seduction are in the spotlight. The result is four new AQUA CREAM offered in a limited edition palette, three matching nail polishes and a lipstick with an incredible, glamorous shine. For creating a precise and passionate Tango look.
MUFE Black Tango Campaign using MUFE Black Tango Palette and Aqua Rouge in #11C

From the event launch held a few weeks back, MUFE gave me a bag of goodies from the Black Tango Collection to try out!

In my Black Tango Goodie bag, I received the Black Tango Palette, 3 sticks of Aqua Rouge, and the latest color from the MUFE Aqua Creams Collection, a fabulous Aqua Cream Matte Black!
Here are my reviews on the products which I've tried and tested!
MUFE Black Tango Palette

Black Tango Aqua Cream Palette; $75.00

Swatches of the MUFE Black Tango Palette; such intense color payoffs!

The Black Tango Aqua Cream Palette comes with 4 shades of Aqua Creams, a lovely deep matte brown-maroon shade, a rich matte navy blue shade, a matte dark green shade, and a shimmery white shade. 
In the palette, you are also able to find a brush which makes application of the Aqua Creams a breeze. Being an avid user of professional make-up brushes, I was pretty sceptical about the two-sided eyeshadow brush which came along with the palette at first, but after trying it out whilst doing a Make-Up Trial, I found that it was really good!

The color payoff from the Aqua Creams were also lovely and pigmented, my most favourite being the deep matte brown-maroon shade which I used in my Make-Up Trial. Waterproof and Smudgeproof, the shadows were easy to blend out, and once dried, they didn’t budge at all.

As seen from the swatch, one swipe of the product is enough to attain the full color intensity, and that was without application of any eyeshadow primer! The packaging is also easy and convenient to carry around, comes with a handy mirror and the little caps that come along with each container of Aqua Cream within the palette prevent the product from staining other surfaces! Ever since I received the palette, I’ve been using it on shoots whenever I need a quick and easy smokey eye look!

MUFE Aqua Rouge Waterproof Lipsticks

Aqua Rouge ; $39.00
MAKE UP FOR EVER launches its latest addition to its AQUA range, the AQUA ROUGE lipstick, a very long-lasting waterproof lipstick with a dazzling color result. Highly glossy, concentrated lipstick with an innovative element that combines two applications in one. I received 3 different colors to try out, #8 – a lovely hot red shade, #15 - a soft pale pink shade, and #10 - a burgundy shade.

MUFE Aqua Rouge in (top to bottom), #15, #10, #8

At first when I saw the packaging of the Aqua Rouge lipstick, I had the impression that it was just a regular lip gloss. Little did I know that it was actually a lip-STICK, and that the colour payoff was so intense! It comes in a two-sided stick form, one side with the lip color, which gives the color and dries to a matte finish, and the reverse side is a transparent gloss which gives a vinyl finish and protects the color by acting as a sealant to make the lipstick waterproof. The product comes with an easy applicator too which you can just easily glide onto your lips with minimal smudges!
Here are some swatches and photos of the shades I got:

MUFE Aqua Rouge in #15, #10 , and #8.

MUFE Aqua Rouge in #8 - a hot red shade!

MUFE Aqua Rouge in #15 - a lovely soft pink shade; my ultimate favourite!

MUFE Aqua Rouge in #10 - a burgundy shade!

I was pretty skeptical at first about how a GLOSSY lipstick could possibly be waterproof, but MUFE Aqua Rouge has proved me that it was possible. After applying the #8 shade on my lips with the gloss on top, I went to the bathroom and showered my lips under some running water. 3 minutes later, I looked in the mirror and the lipstick did NOT budge at all! It still shone as glossy as ever too! I was completely blown away at this new revolutionary lipstick. This would mean that you could even go swimming with red lips, and still come out of the pool looking just as glamorous! Definitely a plus point from me!
MUFE Aqua Cream  - NEW! Shade #27 Matte Black

Aqua Cream Matte Black; $39.00

The new Aqua Cream shade Matte Black presents the same formula as the current Aqua Cream range. It is the first shade in the Aqua Cream range that offers a unique difference with a matte result. Aqua Cream is a waterproof cream color that provides an outstanding impeccable hold. Makeup stays put, it does not run, crease or transfer to the upper lid. With this new addition to the existing Aqua Cream range, Aqua Cream range has a total of 26 shades.

I absolutely love this new shade of Aqua Cream which MUFE is launching along with the Black Tango Collection! It delivers such an intense rich MATTE black color, perfect for the darkest smokey eye you can ever create! I also love the fact that I can double it up as a waterproof and smudgeproof gel eyeliner, making the product multi-purpose and fully functional! As seen in the swatch, all I needed to achieve the high color intensity of the line was just a hint of product; a little Aqua Cream goes a long way!

Here’s a photo of the make-up (and hair) I did on a model for a fashion shoot recently using MUFE new products!

I used MUFE Aqua Cream in #27 on her eyes, and MUFE Aqua Rouge Lipstick in shade #8!
Make Up For Ever Fall 2012 Black Tango Collection, Aqua Rouge, and Aqua Cream Matte Black are launching islandwide from the 2 August 2012, available in the following beauty retailers:
Sephora ION Orchard
Sephora Ngee Ann City
Sephora Marina Bay Sands
Sephora Great World City
Sephora VivoCity
Sephora Bugis+
Make Up For Ever Pro Loft & Academy (OUB Centre #04-16)

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