M|U loves: Beauty Swatch

Welcome to this week’s edition of M|U loves. This week I’m introducing you to the lovely Yishan from Beauty Swatch. I’ve been reading her blog for years, and was lucky enough to spend some time getting to know her better at the recent ProBlogger Event. I’m so pleased to be able to call her a friend, and truly delighted to introduce her to you.


Yishan - High Res Final

Tell me a bit about your blog?

Beauty Swatch is a beauty blog dedicated to helping women find their way through the lipstick jungle. Since launching in 2009, Beauty Swatch has been awarded Star Beauty Blog 2012 by beautydirectory.com.au, featured in In Style Magazine (USA) and Yishan has published a beauty book “Pout Perfect”, a guide to building your lipstick wardrobe.

Beauty Swatch's Beauty Favourites

What is your favourite budget makeup brand? What is your favourite product from that brand?

Lanolips. Lanolips 101 Ointment and Lanolips Golden Ointment.

What is your favourite luxe makeup brand? What is your favourite product from that brand?

Tom Ford. I love their lipsticks, eyeshadows and fragrance.

What’s your makeup crack? Are you a lipstick lover, a blush junkie, a mascara maven, or is it another product that floats your boat?

Lipstick lover, of course!

So, be honest, how many lipsticks and lip glosses do you own?

Easily hundreds. But my go-to stash is probably around 30.

Tell me your best makeup secret, tip or trick.

My signature long lasting eyeliner look is to define the eye line with a dark shadow, followed by tightlining with a waterproof pencil and finish off with a deep black liquid liner.

Everyone has a dirty beauty confession – what’s yours?

I have a habit of peeling off my nail polish the moment I see it lifting, be it regular polish or Shellac.


If you’re a Makeup Utopia reader, I’m guessing you love makeup, and if you love makeup, you NEED to read Beauty Swatch. It’s my go-to resource for all things lips, and a goldmine of lipstick swatches. I have also purchased and can highly recommend her book, Pout Perfect (available digitally and in print).

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