3 Ways to Earn Money Online

Hello everyone!

Welcome to my new blog layout! I figured the previous one was a little too pink and juvenile so I decided to change to a neater and more neutral-themed one. I absolutely love how my pictures appear larger in my posts and how the font is more readable now. I know my header (copied from my previous layout) now screams for a lot of attention *embarrassed* so I’m gonna change it soon. Just bear with me in the meantime and scroll down immediately to my first post once you’re on the page next time haha. Oh and you’re not required to click “Continue reading” to view the whole post already. Yay or nay? :\

The purpose of this entry is to share with you guys a few ways to earn some quick bucks on the net or on the go. You can read this entry wholly with confidence because this is NOT an advertorial thus everything here is completely objective. I have personally visited these sites and downloaded these Apps and most of them did pay me some cash hehe. Being the generous person I am, I want to share the good stuff with everyone! However you need to possess these qualities for the plan to work: contentment, perseverance and a whole lot of patience. You’ll understand why as you read.

No, you don’t have to be popular to make money if getting endorsements is what you’re thinking about. These platforms are accessible by anyone of all ages (preferably at least 13 years old) and are totally free. In other words, you don’t have to fork out a single cent for registration or anything at all. Instead, they pay you for your work. How awesome is that? Of course, the process can be a little tedious but rather than spending time on Facebook and whatnot, why not use the time to do something more productive that could possibly get you some side cash, right?  🙂

Most payments are made through Paypal online by the way, so do ensure that you have a Paypal account before you claim your money.

1. Take online surveys

I know, I know. Singaporeans shun pollsters on the streets so why would anyone do surveys online? Simple, you get to earn points for every survey you complete and these points accumulate to get you the cash. There are plenty of Singapore-based survey sites and my advice is to register for as many of them as possible (first evaluate whether they are legit). This is because you may not qualify demographically for certain surveys you are invited to participate in. Registering for more sites widens your chances of getting more surveys. The more you do, the more points you earn and the faster you can cash out your money. Other than taking surveys, some of such sites may also give you points (and it’s usually a lot) when you invite friends to join the portal. They will be given a unique URL linked to your account and the points are immediately credited to you upon their registration. But please, seek consent from your friends before doing so. Don’t be a spammer.

Here are some survey sites I highly recommend:
(some are linked to my referral URL if you’re interested to participate)

i. iPanelOnline


What I like about this site is that its full surveys are usually tagged with a lot of points ranging from 100 to as high as 900 depending on the their length. However those with incredibly high points hit their quotas very quickly and are usually meant for working professionals (you can work your way around that *wink*) so I hardly ever get to take them. There are also quick surveys available for you to earn some points (5 points each) when no full ones are available.


My current points

My earnings

The minimum amount of points to cash out is 500 for S$5 (click here for prize redemption list) and trust me, it’s achievable though it’d take you at least a month. So far I have already earned S$20 from iPanel (excluding the S$9 in my account currently) and I offset one of my online shopping bills with it  😀  You would receive at least an invitation each day but you gotta be fast before the slots are snagged up. I don’t advise clicking on the survey link in the email because every time I do, the points don’t get credited to me so perhaps going directly to the portal is a better and safer way. However, as suggested earlier, most companies look for a specific demographics in their surveys thus if you do not fit into their parameters, you will be kicked out midway through the survey (usually during the screening stage).  iPanelonline would still reward you some points (1~5) for your effort.

ii. Ann and Kate

ann-kate-logoLike iPanel, Ann and Kate has many surveys for you to take each day albeit tagged with lower points at 5 on average (small-scale surveys). The ones with higher points (>100 points) are usually experiential surveys which require you to post pictures or give detailed responses about your day-to-day activities but that don’t come very often. Besides, with just 5 points tagged to most surveys, it takes a relatively longer time to be able to cash out your points because the minimum amount you must have to do so is 500 for S$5 (click here for prize redemption list). I was pretty active there for about 2 months and I only managed to earn 197 points. Then, I kinda gave up HAHA. So unless you have a lot of extra time to spare, I suggest to devote more time to iPanelonline instead.

iii. MySurvey

MysurveyI earned my points from MySurvey through referrals (shamelessly invited my boyfriend and mother – that’s how I got my first S$10) because firstly, they don’t have much surveys to begin with (or they probably do, just that I’m not informed through email  -_- ) and secondly, they actually reward more through their referral programme. On top of that, if you’re really desperate for money you can suggest a mini poll question. If your suggestion is selected, you get 250 points! But that depends on your luck.



iv. Toluna

tolunaI like Toluna’s interface – it’s neat and user-friendly! Most importantly, it rewards newly-registered users 500 points immediately. You will also be prompted to take 5 surveys about yourself and very easily, an additional 255 points is yours! Have more time to spare? Take profile surveys and earn 100 points for every one you complete! There are A LOT of them so hitting 2000 points on your first day of registration is possible 🙂 However to cash out the minimum sum of S$10, you need at least 20000 points. No points will be given if you refer a friend so I guess points are purely earned through surveys.

I’m still pretty new to this site so I’m not sure about the frequency of the surveys but I haven’t gotten any invitations so far since my registration 3 days ago. That could also be due to my incomplete profile which possibly failed to warrant me any survey.

v. AIP

aip-logoThis is another site which I was recently introduced to and I’ve already received quite a number of invites! Unfortunately I’ve been really busy lately to do a lot so I’m still stuck with 2 “EPoints” earned from completing my first 2 surveys. As far as I know, AIP rewards only ONE point for each survey and you can only redeem these points for vouchers (NTUC and more – great for housewives). Yes, it’s really meagre, but you only need 150 points to redeem. That’s 150 surveys; it’s not that difficult to achieve as compared to some sites mentioned above if you ask me!

In general, you’d need to spend a much longer time on surveys before you could see cash in your bank. BUT if you’re determined enough, it WILL happen! So don’t give up, yeah?

2. Participate in consumer research

This includes “tryvertisements” and focus groups and these platforms are, no doubt, a faster way to earn quick cash. Incentives range from cash ($80 and above) to vouchers but such opportunities don’t come by often. You have to wait ’til you are chosen by the research company and this usually takes weeks. Meanwhile, why not occupy yourselves with some surveys from sites mentioned above? 😛

I’m sure many people would associate “tryvertising” platforms with samplestore.com but I personally don’t like it because it’s not entirely free. I have an account with SampleStore but I haven’t really utilised it so far because meh, you still have to pay a handling charge (unless it’s sponsored). Like surveys, I strongly believe that one shouldn’t be paying to voice her opinion (and indirectly promoting the brand on her blog) so if I have to pay for something that is supposedly free, I’m out!

But I have better platforms for you girls and guys alike if you love trying new products!

i. SYRES Singapore

logo_syresSYRES is a French research company founded in 1995 that carries out consumer tests on behalf of leading skincare and cosmetic corporations across the globe. They had conducted several beauty tests for products such as mascara, loose powder, eyeliner and lip gloss. To join, you’d need to fill out an enrolment form that asks about your skin type so you can trust that the products given to you are suitable for your skin. My skin is rather sensitive but so far, no breakouts at all.

I can be considered one of the lucky few to have been selected thrice for mascara and a lip product altogether since my enrolment in February and honestly, these samples (full-sized by the way) are REALLY GOOD. Even after the test had concluded, I still continued using the mascara because it has such thin wand for precise application and it really volumises my lashes. Even though the brands are not known to you, you can be sure that they’re from reputable brands. If you really like the product, you can ask for the brand name a few months after the test.

If you’re chosen for the test, they’d give you a call. Collection of product is done at SYRES’ Ngee Ann City office, usually either on Monday or Tuesday between 12pm to 8pm. The test usually lasts for a month (I was given a one-week test period for my liquid lipstick though) and you have to complete at least 1 set of questionnaire during use.

The best part? You get paid for your participation. Not in cash, but with two $10 Takashimaya vouchers, also from their office about 1-2 weeks after the test. I have already received 6 pieces so far! I’m sure you can buy something with $60 from Takashimaya. Otherwise, you can always sell them away since Takashimaya vouchers never expire.

And nope, this isn’t just for the ladies. GUYS, especially the metrosexuals, who are interested to try beauty products (for men of course) can also enroll here. For more information, you can visit SYRES’ Facebook page 🙂

ii. InFocus Group

infocus-logoInFocus pays respondents to share their opinions and thoughts about products, services and a wide coverage of topics through focus groups and they usually work with market research firms.

I haven’t personally worked with InFocus because their session timings always clash with my schedule and most of the time I don’t fit their criteria (as their projects are usually for older people) so I am not entirely sure how trustworthy they are. They release new projects once every few months and they seem legit though. I guess as long as you don’t have to pay a single cent, you should be fine. Their Facebook page has over 1800 likes to date.

In case you’re not familiar with the term “focus group”, here’s a definition from Google:

focus group

a group of people assembled to participate in a discussion about a product before it is launched, or to provide feedback on a political campaign, television series, etc.

Incentives for participation are a lot higher than taking surveys. You can get paid between S$40 to S$100 per hour just by sharing your opinion! Boyfriend joined a focus group once for KFC (not through InFocus though) and all he needed to do was to eat 3 pieces of fried chicken, and then share his feedback. For that, he was paid S$80! How cool is that?!

3. Download Apps that pay

Apps that pay you for using them aren’t new in the market. The first paid App I know is probably PhewTick, one that lets users earn money by scanning generated QR codes, but it has closed in 2013 along with the points I earned -_- Ever since then, this tactic has become pretty common nowadays, especially in the U.S., to entice people to join them. Some Apps got their money from advertisers while others are probably funded through investments. Regardless of the source, I think it’s a brilliant way to keep the App going and encourage users to actively contribute to it.

There are quite a number of sites that provide a list of Apps that pay users, but most of them are usually catered to Canadian or American users. So here is my very own (short) list 🙂

i. Flitto

Download: [iOS] [Android]

flitto-logoFlitto is a Korean startup that uses crowdsourcing to get fast and accurate translation in 17 different languages. For every correct translation you make, you earn a certain number of points. Once you have accumulated at least 50,000P/points, you can cash out US$25 via Paypal. Of course, unless you’re extremely multilingual, you gotta wait a long time before you can even see three zeros LOL. There’s a report on an Indonesian girl who earned US$300 a month just by translating from Bahasa Indonesia to English and vice versa. I’m like her, only fluent in English and Mandarin (traditional and simplified) but I get requests like, once in a blue moon 😦 Perhaps because most Chinese are fluent in English as well. I currently have 370P in my account since my join date on 23 July 2014.

Also, you have to be VERY quick in your translation because once the best gets pick, no more translation will be submitted to the system. The points (usually 50P) will be awarded to the one who did the chosen translation. If no translation is picked, I think some points will still be awarded to you within 48 hours (I’m not entirely sure about that).

You can also use your points to request for a translation. This can be done by typing, recording an audio or snapping a picture (of a sign in a foreign country, for example). A very helpful tool if you’re travelling to a foreign land and you don’t understand their language. Google Translate isn’t as accurate as human-generated translations too.

ii. Sqkii

Download: [Closed Beta] not launched yet

sqkii-logoFounded by an NTU Business student, it is an App that rewards mobile users cold hard cash for looking at sales promotional advertisements (a.k.a. squibs) that they find useful. Users are awarded random amount ranging from $0.0001 to $10 worth of credit points each time they look at a squib for 10 seconds or more. These credit points can be cashed out via Paypal once a user accumulates $10 worth of points. [Yahoo]

The App is not launched yet but I had an early access to their closed beta test. It’s pretty simple – all you need to do is to swipe through pages of ads and you’re automatically rewarded points. You can do it when you’re on the train or bus.. or even when you’re answering nature’s call. Hehe. I stopped using it after awhile though since it’s only a beta version, but I definitely see myself using it more often once it’s launched! Meanwhile, you may like their Facebook page for more updates 🙂

iii. Carousell

Download: [iOS] [Android]

carousell-logoAs an active user and reviewer of Carousell, I believe this feature comes as no surprise to many of you. Nevertheless, it deserves a spot in this post because you can still technically earn money by selling your unwanted stuff (which may be gifted to you thus you make no loss in the end). It eases the inconvenience of having to set up a booth at a flea to sell your items but of course, transactions are closed slower when not dealt face-to-face. With just a push of a button, and perhaps a short description and a filter for your picture, your item is put up on sale. For a more detailed review of Carousell, do check out my post here.

Carousell is where you can see many budding entrepreneurs. Many people actually ship over products not found in Singapore and sell them at a price higher than what they originally paid. Children as young as 12 years old are also using the platform to sell trendy stuff and earn a side income.

iv. FreeMyApps

Download: [iOS] [Android]

392705_209164442494452_1159549504_nFreeMyApps is a platform for you to earn gift cards effortlessly. All you need to do is download the Apps (most of them are games) recommended on FreeMyApps, open them and keep them running for 30 seconds. Even if the App requires your registration, just leave it. You really don’t have to do anything else to earn the credits. Once you’re done with the App, you can just uninstall it and install the next (if you’ve space constraints). You only need to accumulate at least 3000 points (not difficult at all as each App typically carries over 100 points, some with 350 points or more) to redeem a $10 iTunes or Google Play gift card. Of course, there are more rewards than just a $10 gift card. Check out their website for more information.

By the way, some of the surveys I mentioned above also have their own Apps! 🙂

And that’s all I have for this section! I feel that it’s due to the small market here that we don’t have as many Apps like that as compared to the U.S. They even have Apps like Gigwalk that pays for completing specific tasks (like walking into a store and recording down something), AppTrailers which rewards for watching movie previews of Apps and GymPact which pays users for working out (but penalises every time you miss a session)! OMG, not fair! Why don’t we have such stuff here?!

Singapore App developers, why you no create Apps that pay users to run and eat healthy!? I swear I will be fit and slim in no time as I will run diligently every single day, rain or shine. So will many people in this country. Haha. Maybe can get HPB to endorse/sponsor also hor. Not a bad idea right?

If you know of any sites or Apps that offer money, please feel free to share them with me (askme@fionaseah.com) or leave your comments below! Nobody will say “no” to more money-making opportunities, right? 😀

Thanks for reading anyway, and talk to you guys next time! ❤

2D1N Stay at Batam (deal.com.sg)

Hello everyone!

School is reopening in less than a month’s time. Unlike previous years, I didn’t go to anywhere far for vacation but I actually went overseas twice. Like, literally crossing international waters twice. Both weren’t as enjoyable as my other trips but what set them apart from my other travels was the presence of my family. Believe it or not, this is actually our first proper overseas trip (not counting the cruise vacation) together in more than a decade! And I really treasure the time we spend together as a family 🙂

Anyway, those with eidetic memory will recall how much I hated travelling to Batam in my first Batam post. The aversion never left me but my Mom was dying to escape to another nearby country (except Malaysia) thus she dismissed my refusal to go -_- Dad used to work in Batam for a few years and he said he could bring us around. Feeling super excited, my Mom started searching for cheap Batam package deals and eventually bought this from deal.com.sg.

Each coupon cost $40 with a one-hour massage and $30 without (not inclusive of S$20 fuel surchage and Batam terminal fee of Rp65,000 per person). Both came with a tour package. Boyfriend tagged along this time (finally got his passport renewed) so we utilised five coupons in total.

I’m totally against buying travel packages through deal sites but I didn’t want to go through the hassle of booking the hotel and looking for cheap massage parlour myself. Furthermore we only decided on our trip TWO days before our departure so I didn’t have the time to plan the itinerary (indecisiveness is in our blood apparently). I succumbed to my laziness in the end and got the merchant (Royal Prince Travel) to do everything for us. Apart from the small hiccup with the hotel booking (agency got our names wrong – but that was settled in a jiffy), the redemption process went really smooth. So kudos to Royal Prince Travel for their flexibility and efficiency!

Both our arrival and departure venues in Batam was at Sekupang Ferry Terminal. Our ferries (Pacific Ferry) were very clean and equipped with a reasonably large plasma TV with zero screen disruption. Everything looked sparkling new so I guess it must be a new company haha.

We were picked up by someone at the arrival hall but were told to stay put because he was still waiting for the next 2 ferries to arrive -_- So we spent our time idling in the cafe at the ferry terminal until a 7-seater van came for us.

Day 1

Our accommodation was at the newly built Hotel 01 which claims to be the only themed hotel in Batam.


Building exterior. Quite impressive to be honest.


Hotel entrance


KTV lounge and where we would be having our breakfast


The stage

However looks can be really deceiving – Hotel 01 did give that Egyptian vibes on the outside but it was nowhere near the theme when we stepped into our room.


Twin bed. The curtain hides the window


Closer view


Opposite the bed. A very small TV mounted on the wall.




Smoking allowed in the room..


The room doors are not locked with a keycard..


But with this.

Boyfriend and I requested for a room change twice. The first was because we were given a queen-sized bed (*cough*parents’ paranoia*cough*) and the second was due to an unbearable sewage stench from the room’s toilet. We eventually took back our original room because there were no other rooms available. We then did a swap with my parents who were occupying a twin room with an extra bed for my sister. It was also a huge mistake, as there was zilch Wi-Fi reception in that room (in fact all rooms with number 30X along that row have no WiFi reception. Only rooms 313, 314 and those near them have the strongest Wi-Fi connection) and we even encountered a cockroach on our first and only night there! Holy crap, that’s a first for me.

One of the bath towels and comforters were also stained with shoe prints. Oh gosh, please let me pull through this one agonising night, please.

But I must say, the lady at the hotel reception was really nice and obliging. I was half-expecting her to be annoyed at our demands but she never did.

I also had to call the concierge to loan a hairdryer because it was not provided in the room. Other toilet essentials like toothbrush, toothpaste (no shaver and comb) and soap were provided though. TV reception was sucky.. No channel (not sure about their own broadcast stations coz we only watched movie channels) gave a clear image.

The first day was free-and-easy for us so we did a little shopping at Nagoya Hills Shopping Mall. Got our A&W craving satisfied and bought 6 big packets of sanitary pads HAHAHA Seriously, the sanitary pads (suitable for extremely heavy flow – 35cm in length – lol I’m so specific) were SO CHEEEEEAAAP like what, S$1.30 for a packet of 16?! If I could clear the shelf, I totally would!

We had dinner at Golden Prawn 933. Dad was probably in a severe state of seafood deprivation that he ordered mini prawns, Mantis Prawns and FOUR crabs (cooked in both black pepper and chilli). I only wanted my Gong Gongs.


What a spread!!


My lovely Gong Gongs


5 scary-looking Mantis Prawns. The meat is VERY different from the usual prawns. This is definitely more chewy and thick. To eat, remove the top shell. If it’s fresh, you should be able to peel it off quite smoothly.

Total bill came up to Rp1,472,000 (approximately S$160) WHAAATTT okay I kinda expected that anyway. For the amount of seafood we ordered, S$35 per person is actually quite cheap. If we were in Singapore, our bill could easily amount up to S$200 odd. BUT my heart still ached for that amount of money… 😥

Day 2

Breakfast, although with very limited selection, was pretty pleasant. Apart from bread, they served noodles and rice along with 2 other side dishes. I actually ate a second helping of the noodles. Thus if you’re like me, who eats better with lesser variety, this hotel breakfast should work fine for you.


Noodles and fried chicken (it was really tough)


Sausage and potato slices in ketchup, and fried rice


Hot tea and a toaster for your bread. There’s also orange juice on the extreme left side of the table


Bread and some keropok

Our tour guide was scheduled to arrive between 9am to 10am Batam Time so we checked out of our rooms at around 9.30am. However his arrival was delayed (due to some problems with the Burmese tourists’ passports) so our tour started a tad later as well. The tour guide was sincerely apologetic.

Our first stop was at a chocolate factory. Don’t expect too much of it as it’s just another outlet to fleece tourists lol. What they have there, we have it here at our supermarkets as well at a much cheaper price.


Only took a picture with their Chocolate mascot.

We also went to a local product shop which sold equally expensive snacks, a Batik outlet, a temple which only my father went while the rest of us stayed in the bus, and one of their very popular Polo Ralph Lauren outlets. Polo Ralph Lauren had a sale section and I almost bought a female slim fit top for S$35 but I kept telling myself that those were all replicas (how true is this, I’m not sure) and resisted my temptation to splurge!


Saw some dogs living in poor conditions opposite the Ralph Lauren store. One dog was let out and we were busy playing with it before entering the store.

Visting a Kueh Lapis factory (Best Layers Kueh Lapis – it has small makeshift stalls at certain Batam shopping malls) was also part of the itinerary. My parents bought a truckload of cakes impossible to finish in a week and boyfriend got himself a honey cake and 10 pieces of Tau Sar Piah for me! Yay ❤

Then we were brought to a place to watch a culture show and to shoot glass bottles with pellet guns.


Culture show: man eating burning stuff


Culture show: man leaping through a ring of fire


Shooting activity: blanks (2 sets for S$12 I think)


Shooting activity: me in action. Managed to hit one glass bottle at my first attempt


Shooting activity: all the glass bottles!

We had our Indo buffet lunch at Restaurant Sari Bumbu. Due to the fasting season for Muslims, everywhere on the streets was quiet. We were the only patrons of the restaurant but actually the food was not bad! I love their soup especially!


Restaurant entrance


The soup I’m talking about! Must try if you ever go there!


Some pasta for you


I think this is beef?




Uhmmmm, can’t remember what this is. Most likely fried chicken.

Before we headed for our massage, we visited First Factory Outlet. I believe most of the stuff there are imitations because the prices are too good to be true. But sigh, I still couldn’t resist a bargain. Got myself a Barcelona FC jersey for S$25.


Ignore the cap as it’s there to hide my ugly hanger hook

Full-body massage at First Choice was mediocre as I didn’t get a satisfactory amount of “bone cracking”. Boyfriend’s experience was worse as he didn’t get any cracks and he left feeling uncomfortable all over. My Mom on the other hand was silently enduring all the pain – not the masseuse’s fault though because my shy Mom chose to keep mum -_- Having said that, my Dad enjoyed his massage so there you go, mixed responses about the massage parlour. I guess if you don’t go for massage sessions regularly, you’ll have lower expectations and this place should be okay for you.

We ended our Batam getaway with another shopping trip to Batam City Square Mall. Boyfriend and I didn’t shop much and we tried to spend our last few Rupiahs at the arcade because according to my tour guide, the Rupiah notes expire every few years (But Wikipedia and other credible sites tell me something else, that only the 1998-1999 notes are no longer legal tender, so it’s up to your discretion). To play we had to buy some game credits at Rp100,000 (approx. S$11) and on average each game station requires Rp2800 (approx. S$0.30). We spent most of our credits on their claw vending machines (as always) and bagged 2 plush toys home. Hehe!


BCS (that’s my friendly tour guide in white standing in the middle smiling and posing for the camera)

All in all, this Batam trip was not that bad despite the unpleasant experience in our hotel room, probably because it was a shorter stay this time. My Mom doesn’t mind a second trip to Batam (oh snap) so yeah…. I can’t promise that I won’t be back there again.


Caught a glimpse of the beautiful sunset before boarding our return ferry

Thanks for reading anyways. Have a great week everyone! 😉

Read also
Short Batam Trip (2013)

FAVOURITES: 10 Dark Lipsticks

Hey everyone!


I just received my MAC parcel all the way from USA today and instead of reviewing my haul one-by-one (most of them have already been reviewed by other beauty gurus a million times anyway), I thought I should just talk about them as a whole! I have a lot of lipsticks as you can see from the picture above (*guilty*) so I’ll pick some and classify them into different groups like favourite dark lipsticks, my lips but better lipsticks, red lipsticks, so on and so forth.

Check out what made it to my MLBB and Red lipsticks lists!

This post, as you can see from the title, is all about my favourite dark lipsticks! There are several types of dark lipsticks but in my books, they are usually in dark plum or dark rusty brown shades. Call me weird but I really love, love my dark lipsticks the most! Most people don’t as they tend to make them look gothic but for me, I’m seriously not into cosplaying. Dark makeup just enhances every facial feature of mine which other shades don’t. I do get a lot of stares in public when I wear dark makeup but meh, that’s just coz they don’t see it all the time! (大惊小怪)

Most of my favourite lipsticks are from MAC and Urban Decay

Most of my favourite lipsticks are from MAC and Urban Decay

Everyone is born with different lip colour, so here's mine without lipstick to give you an idea on how the lipstick colour will turn out on my pale pink lips.

Everyone is born with different lip colour, so here’s mine without lipstick to give you an idea of how the lipstick colour will turn out on my pale pink lips.

Love my eye makeup here so here's one to flaunt it HAHA.

Love my eye makeup here so here’s one to flaunt it HAHA.


Overview of my top 10 in no particular order! I love them all just as much!

Lighting is really terrible in my room when night falls, so please bear in mind that the lipstick bullets are a lot darker in real life!

First 4: (from left) Venom, Shame, Diva, Rebel

First 4: (from left) Venom, Shame, Diva, Rebel

1. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in VENOM 

Love UD's Revolution lipstick line - very moisturising yet long-lasting. Venom is a deep fuchsia shimmer with blue undertone.

Love UD’s Revolution lipstick line – very moisturising yet long-lasting. Venom is a deep fuchsia shimmer with blue undertone.


SWATCH (ha ha pardon my hairy hand – haven’t waxed them yet)

2. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in SHAME


Out of the 10 lipsticks featured here, this undoubtedly is in my top 3 (possibly the top 1). I love how RICH the colour looks. It’s like what, deep burgundy with brown and ruby??! Major LOVE!


One more shot for my greatest love!

3. MAC in DIVA

Diva is comparable to Urban Decay's Shame, I feel. It's also in a deep burgundy shade :D

Diva is comparable to Urban Decay’s Shame, I feel. It’s also in a deep burgundy shade 😀


I’m obsessed with the matte finishes in MAC’s lipstick line because they are all so beautifully pigmented. Don’t be surprised to see a lot of them in my upcoming features!



Singaporeans! Find out how to buy from maccosmetics.com here!


Deep, fuchsia berry!

Deep, fuchsia berry!

mac-rebel1 mac-rebel2

The next 4: (from left) Paramount, Dark Side, Dubonnet and Film Noir

The next 4: (from left) Paramount, Dark Side, Dubonnet and Film Noir


Deep, reddish brown! It's really very gorgeous in real life.

Deep, reddish brown! It’s really very gorgeous in real life and makes me look fairer 😛

Took this a few days back with direct sunlight. It's more true to this colour :)

Took this a few days back with direct sunlight. It’s more true to this colour 🙂



Another deep burgundy shade with red undertone lipstick! I don't think this shade is available in Singapore because I couldn't find this in local stores. I got this off maccosmetics.com!

Another deep burgundy shade with red undertone lipstick! I don’t think this shade is available in Singapore because I couldn’t find this in local stores. I got this off maccosmetics.com!


It may look quite similar to Diva here but it is definitely not! This is more towards the red side. No hints of purple at all.


Dubonnet is a deep red with brown undertone.

Dubonnet is a deep red with brown undertone.

I was contemplating on whether to put this shade in the "10 Favourite Red Lipsticks" category but this is a tad too dark to be in there!

I was contemplating on whether to put this shade in the “10 Favourite Red Lipsticks” category but this is a tad too dark to be in there!



Received this today! Tried it almost immediately after opening my parcel and fell in love with it INSTANTLY! It's a very gorgeous shade of deep, reddish brown (like rust). Something that Morticia Addams would use haha!

Received this today! Tried it almost immediately after opening my parcel and fell in love with it INSTANTLY! It’s a very gorgeous shade of deep, reddish brown (like rust). Something that Morticia Addams would use haha! Like Dark Side, this is not available in Singapore.

I am hoping for my skin to be fairer! It looks AWESOME with fair skin.

I am hoping for my skin to be fairer! It looks AWESOME with fair skin.


Following behind Dubonnet and Film Noir are Cyber and Sin

Following behind Dubonnet and Film Noir are Cyber and Sin (last 2 on the right)


This is a WAY darker version of Pure Heroine. It's a much deeper purple with red undertone.

This is a WAY darker version of Pure Heroine. It’s a much deeper purple with red undertone.


10. MAC in SIN

Last but not least, a very intense blackened red lipstick. It's a little darker than Paramount but lighter than Film Noir. This also just flew in from the states!

Last but not least, a very intense blackened red lipstick. It’s a little darker than Paramount but lighter than Film Noir. This also just flew in from the states!


What do you guys think? Which colour suits me best? I need unbiased opinion because once I fancy something, I’d just use it regardless of how I look in it. I can’t ask my boyfriend because he objects every single item featured here. Hahaha.

That’s all for this entry! Hope you like that I bombarded more pictures and wrote less in this entry which is so unlike me. If you have any recommendation for any dark lipstick (it has to be most importantly long-lasting), do leave a comment below! 🙂

Be sure to stay tuned for more posts like this!

Thanks for reading ❤

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