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It was worth the wait to meet dear Jacq after months of absence, though we still incited makeup lust in each other via Whatsapp and what not. A typical play date for toddlers would mean mommies bringing along the latest toy cars and barbie dolls, but for the both of us who uh, share an affinity for the finer things in life, here’s what we had between us:

That is one expensive table. But before I delve into detailed examination… Jacq and I met up to check out the Montaigne palette for her sake, and it was a great time again at the Chanel Ion Makeup Studio with Qiuling’s attentive care. I shall leave the whole session for Jacq to narrate, please visit her blog here.

While Qiuling worked away at Jacq with Montaigne, I on the other hand, was happily swatching away at the goodies that Jacq brought with her. See the Laura Mercier Rose Rendezvous Face Illuminator? I despaired of any hope to find it for myself. Imagine how happy I was when I saw swatches of the MAC Superb (which I ordered 2 of *cough*).

Here’s what I wore.

I was a little blush-happy and didn’t notice I should have whacked more on my right cheek…

I was excited for our play date, which naturally would involve ALOT of swatching. Hence I used all three Le Métier de Beauté products which I ordered and received last week from Zuneta.com when the brand was first launched.

And really, I am a die-hard convert now. Can’t wait for the rest of my goodies to come in!

Face: Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base, Burberry Sheer Luminous Fluid Foundation in Trench #4, Giorgio Armani High Precision Retouch #2 Ivory (great concealer recommendation from Jacq!), Guerlain Météorites Poudre De Perles #02 Rose Frais as finishing powder, Guerlain Météorites Cruel Gardenia as highlight.

Blush/Contour: Le Métier de Beauté Blushing Bronzed Duet in Traviata. If you are sick of the sticky gross packaging of Nars and are looking for an even better product, look no further than Traviata. Le Métier de Beauté does their powders so softly milled, it’s ridiculous. The minute I patted on the Sun Kissed (the bronzer) with my MAC 116 brush, I was hooked. Echo (blush) is just a beautiful peach-pink flush, it beats Orgasm anytime. Review to come.

Eyebrows: Giorgio Armani

Eyes: Le Métier de Beauté True Colour Eyeshadow in Jojo as base, Corinthian in the outer corners of my eyes. Dollywink Liquid Liner, finished with Dollywink Volume Mascara. Both Dollywink items are my staples, though as soon as I’m finished with the mascara, I’ll purchase the Sublime de Chanel.

Lips: Clinque Chubby Sticks in #2 Whole Lotta Honey. Gorgeous MLBB colour for me.

Qiuling did a touchup of my brows as they were penciled in a little too thick, I love how she does such an effortless arch and brow tail.

To tell the truth, I was a little ‘meh’ when I first did my eyelook (Jojo + Corinthian), but after looking into the mirror, I realized the two colours complement each other beautifully. I was apprehensive that the look would be too warm for me, but having received compliments on it, I will probably wear this combination for the next consecutive days. I’m truly impressed with Le Métier de Beauté.

Here’s dear Jacq and I at the Chanel Ion Makeup Studio. Woman you look gorgeous with Montaigne!

Our play date officially took place at NYDC Wheelock, please enjoy the following photos.

Anything Chanel is good.

One lousy-ass iPhone photo of us.

And now, for the moment of truth. I feel incredible just looking at the photos myself.

And if I could have an item from Jacq’s collection, it would be this:

SUQQU Blend Colour Eyeshadow in #11 Himesango 

It was an enjoyable afternoon for me and I hope to have more play dates in the near future. It’s really nice to chat with a fellow like-minded makeup addict friend, who can tell you with confidence that ‘I prefer Burberry’s formula over Chanel’s’ because we just have that many products to compare against. At least Jacq understands why one can never have enough highlighters.

Off to remove my makeup, I really love how the look with Le Métier de Beauté products turned out. Can’t bear to remove my perfectly-drawn brows and go back to reality, but we must.

Have a great week ahead everyone, good night. Please visit Jacqueline’s blog here, I guarantee a great read.