• Beauty,  Makeup

    [Beauty Buzz] Bobbi Brown Launches New Face Touch Up Palette

    For those who are Bobbi Brown fans, this will definitely excite you as Bobbi Brown is launching the new Face Touch Up Palette very soon!

    Bobbi Brown’s new Face Touch Up Palette is the answer to those who always on-the-go. And what’s more, this little beauty of the palette is excellent in more ways than one because it helps you to quickly and easily achieve a flawless complexion while you’re out and about. Very important for us women who live in this hot humid country of ours.

    The Face Touch Up Palette is basically a portable skin perfector. It was designed and built to be extremely portable, with convenience in mind. This palm-sized mirrored palette features Bobbi Brown’s best-selling Corrector, Creamy Concealer, Skin Foundation Stick and Sheer Finish Pressed Powder in skin-tone correct shades.

    These four products are formulated to layer seamlessly on your skin and its aim is to deliver an incredibly natural skin finish. Offered in a range of 15 shades, the team at Bobbi Brown has carefully selected the most popular combinations for on-the-go touch-ups.

    As some of us may know, finding the right color of foundation can be a bit of mind field, as well as frustrating and even depressing if one can’t seem to find the right color combination for their skin tone. However, finding the perfect Touch Up Palette is easy—just chose the palette based on Skin Foundation Stick from Bobbi Brown. To find the right shade, swipe foundation from cheek to the jawline, and gently blend it into the skin. Also, test a shade lighter and a shade darker for comparison. The correct shade should disappear. If you’re in doubt, use the Face Touch Up Palette Color Guide below to help find the appropriate shade.

    Face Touch Up Palette Color Guide

    Face Touch Up Palette Shade (based on Skin Foundation Stick)

    Corrector

    Creamy Concealer

    Sheer Finish Pressed Powder

    Actual Skin Foundation Stick shade

    Warm Ivory

    Light Peach

    Warm Ivory

    Pale Yellow

    Warm Ivory

    Sand

    Light Bisque

    Sand

    Pale Yellow

    Sand, Cool Sand

    Warm Sand

    Light Peach

    Sand

    Pale Yellow

    Warm Sand, Cool Beige

    Beige

    Light Bisque

    Beige

    Pale Yellow

    Beige

    Warm Beige

    Light Peach

    Warm Beige

    Pale Yellow

    Warm Beige

    Natural

    Bisque

    Natural

    Pale Yellow

    Natural, Natural Tan

    Warm Natural

    Light to Med Peach

    Natural

    Pale Yellow

    Warm Natural, Golden Natural

    Honey

    Dark Bisque

    Honey

    Pale Yellow

    Honey, Warm Honey

    Golden

    Dark Peach

    Golden

    Pale Yellow

    Golden, Golden Honey

    Warm Almond

    Dark Bisque

    Almond

    Soft Honey

    Warm Almond,

    How To Use: To correct dark circles or for added coverage, start with Corrector to brighten and neutralize discoloration, using fingers or Concealer Brush for precise application. Layer Creamy Concealer directly over Corrector gently blends with fingers.  Even out skin tone and touch-up during the day with Skin Foundation Stick using a Foundation Brush, sponge or fingers. For crease-free, long-wear, apply Sheer Pressed Powder, a finely milled formula, over your concealer using the Eye Blender Brush.

    Available shades: Warm Ivory, Sand, Warm Sand, Beige, Warm Beige, Natural, Warm Natural, Honey, Golden & Warm Almond

    In order to help you achieve the perfect natural skin finish, Bobbi Brown believes in education and empowering women to look their very best, whilst making makeup to be simple and accessible. Visit all Bobbi Brown Cosmetics counters, to find out more about how you can achieve flawless skin using Face Touch Up Palette with Bobbi’s highly customizable and complimentary ‘Secret to Perfect Skin’ Makeup Lesson. 

    Every Makeup Lesson concludes with the creation of a personalized face chart to help women recreate their new look at home. To book, simply visit www.bobbibrown.com.my to find a nearby store or counter and call to schedule an appointment

    The Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Palette retails for RM170 and launches in January 2015.

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    [Beauty Buzz] Bobbi Brown: Illuminating Nudes Collection

    Bobbi Brown ushers in the new year by going back to basics with aplomb.

    As usual, Bobbie Brown’s style of keeping things light and easy is the highlight here. They bring you what they are known for, which are clean, easy-to-use and wearable products designed to deliver a fresh and lifted look. And with that mantra, Bobbi Brown unveils the Illuminating Nudes Collection.

    Its focus is on flawless, healthy skin, with the look being paired with defined brows, a glossy nude lip and a touch of sheer bright sparkle to open up the eyes. Start the new year afresh by taking it on by having your best, fresh-faced look!

    NEW EXTRA ILLUMINATING MOISTURE BALM (RM245)

    A moisturizer that gives skin a lit-from-within look and re-energized feel. Super-hydrating ingredients revitalize the skin’s appearance and diminish dullness, while ultra-fine pearls mimic the natural radiance of healthy skin and instantly enhance the complexion. A blend of Lychee Extract and Caffeine also helps to replenish the skin and reduce signs of aging.  The result is skin that looks and feels instantly rejuvenated—brighter, smoother and plumper.

    Designed for normal to dry skin, this new balm can be used in the morning, throughout the day as needed, or at night, in place of your normal moisturizer. Or, layer over moisturizer for a subtle highlight and added moisture.

    CC CREAM SPF35 (RM160)

    The ultimate beauty balm for healthy-looking skin—this color corrector and treatment hybrid evens out skin in three ways: it color-corrects, blurs the look of imperfections and illuminates. Brightening botanicals help even out skin over time while UVA/UVB sunscreen helps prevent future signs of dark spots. Now available in two new shades, expanding our shade range to accommodate all skin tones.

    Shades: Pale Nude, NEW Light Nude, Warm Nude, Golden Nude & NEW Cinnamon Nude

    NATURAL BROW SHAPER & HAIR TOUCH UP (RM78)

    Summer makeup should be quick and easy – and Sheer Lip Color is exactly that. Now available in four new breezy shades that are sheer enough for summer but still deliver a pretty and polished look.

    Shades: NEW Slate, NEW Saddle, Auburn, Blonde, Mahogany & Rich Brown

    LIP GLOSS (RM88)

    This high-shine formula gives lips a sultry sheen for a fuller look. A swipe of Lip Gloss is the simplest way to instantly look pulled together.

    Shades: NEW Almost Nude, NEW Almost Pink, NEW Almost Peach & White

    Sparkle Eye Shadow (RM110)

    A featherweight eye shadow formula that instantly lights up eyes with a combination of shimmering pearls and fine sparkle. This once-limited edition fan-favorite is now a permanent part of Bobbi’s line thanks to its crease-free, long-lasting wear, and creamy-soft powder feel.

    And to help you put your best fresh face forward, Bobbi Brown is offering free makeup lessons to show you how to create that new look using the Uplifting Nudes Collection with Bobbi’s highly customizable and complimentary ‘Face Lift’ Makeup Lesson. Every Makeup Lesson concludes with the creation of a personalized face chart to help women recreate their new look at home.

    To book, simply visit www.bobbibrown.com.my to find a nearby store or counter and call to schedule an appointment. Bobbi Brown Illuminating Nudes collection launches in January 2015.

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    [Beauty Buzz] SEPHORA Holiday Collection Debuts On ZALORA

    ZALORA brings us something new and fun this Christmas.

    Beauty and makeup fans, you’ll be glad to know that ZALORA has teamed up with the global beauty chain owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy  Louis Vuitton Sephora to launch the Holiday Collection online exclusively at ZALORA.com.my.

    Starting  27th  November,  you’ll be able to get  your hands  on  the  limited  edition holiday  gift  sets  featuring  bath  and  makeup  sets  as well  as  beauty accessories. And as it’s all available online, you can enjoy the convenience of shopping for your favourite products avoiding the hustle and bustle of the festive season.

    Shoppers can look forward to some of the all-time favourite beauty brands such as Sephora Collection, MAKE UP FOR  EVER, Too Faced, Soap & Glory, Tarte and more. With over 700 cult beauty products available exclusively online at ZALORA, customers can shop for them whenever they want at their convenience and get their purchases delivered to their doorsteps within one to three working days. What’s there not to love?

    On top of that, to celebrate of the partnership, ZALORA is bringing online shopping to the heart of the city, giving  commuters  a chance  to  get  beauty  gifts  in between LRT rides. KLCC LRT Station will be the stop for ZALORA’s makeup police, hosted by Megan Tan on the 6th of December 2014.

    Commuters at KLCC LRT Station will receive exclusive Sephora beauty gifts and stand a chance to win up to RM2,500.00 when they shop at ZALORA by scanning the QR code displayed on the train platform using the ZALORA App or any QR code reader.

    This is how it works:

    ** Shop Sephora on ZALORA and receive an exclusive beauty gift with a minimum spend of RM120.00

    ** Win up to RM2,500 ZALORA Gift Card when commuters scan and spend on ZALORA (all QR codes except Mystery Gifts).

    The ZALORA x Sephora LRT takeover campaign will run from 27th November to 26th December 2014.

  • Beauty,  Makeup,  Skincare

    [Beauty Buzz] La Mer: The New Cleansers

    The first step to having beautiful skin is ensuring that our skin is clean and that we have a cleansing ritual that leaves our skin feeling clean, refreshed and ready to take on the next skincare steps and treatments that follow.

    La Mer has reinvented the sleek new packaging for their cleaners. La Mer cleansers are known to be gentle yet effective enough to clean the skin whilst still protecting its moisture barrier.

    With precious ingredients from the sea, La Mer cleansers are truly a step above the rest. They soothe sensitive skin and restore radiance, which is something all of us women strive for. The cleansers utilize magnetized tourmaline, a natural gemstone that energizes skin, improving cleansing efficacy.

    The cleansing products are The Cleansing Lotion (200ml priced at RM310), The Cleansing Gel(200ml priced at RM310) and The Cleansing Oil(200ml priced at RM310).  There is also another product called The Mist (100ml priced at RM250.00), which the main purpose is to refresh, hydrate and rebalance your skin.

    La Mer is avaiable at Metrojaya Midvalley Megamall, Isetan Suria KLCC, Parkson Pavilion and Isetan Bandar Utama.

  • Beauty,  Makeup

    (Beauty Buzz) Bobbi Brown: Introducing The Long-Wear Gel Sparkle

    Inspired by Bobbi Brown’s iconic Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner and the looks backstage at Fashion Week, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics introduces Long-Wear Gel Sparkle (RM110).

    This nifty little pot is a two-in-one liner + shadow take not only gives you high impact makeup but takes your look to new heights with these dramatic colors. It is easy to apply and with the kaleidoscope of colors and buildable sparkle, it really will open up your eyes and make your eye stand out.

    Smudge, smoke, line or use it to define your eyes using the Dual-Ended Smudge/Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush – the choice is yours. Play with your looks. Eyes can be metallic and glittery or subtle and sexy. Perfect for that glamourous look or more importantly, for long-wearing easy to wear everyday chic. The epitome of what Bobbi Brown Cosmetics stands for.

  • Beauty,  Makeup

    Bobbi Brown: Smokey Nudes Collection

    Be subtly sexy with the new Smokey Nudes Collection from Bobbi Brown this Fall.

    We finally get a collection that can take us from day to night and that collection is none other than the new Smokey Nudes Collection. This Fall, Bobbi Brown takes a different approach to the sultry, dark smokey eye look – a soft smokey nude. It is a mix of both the soft and stand-out look. As usual, Bobbi Brown makes this look achievable and effortless.

    Simply layer on the shades of nude and smokey brown on eyes till you develop the intensity that you want and pair it with their almost-nude lip color which gives you that special subtle sexy look.

    New & Limited Smokey Nudes Eye Palette (RM245)

    Housed in a smoked-out tortoiseshell case, this double-decker stack of eight eye shadows contains everything you need to create your own nude smokey eye. With formulas ranging from creamy mattes to rich metallics, and shades of warm nudes to brilliant browns – there’s a combination for everyone.

    Shades: Cream, Naked, Woodrose, Silver Brown, Watercolor Pink, Nude Beach, Smokey Brown & Smoked

    Smokey Eye Kajal Liner (RM90)

    Inspired by classic kohl, this highly pigmented liner features a uniquely soft texture and built-in smudger for drama in seconds.

    Shades: Noir, Black Amethyst, Storm & Black Coffee

    Smokey Eye Mascara (RM105)

    The finishing touch to any smokey eye look, this mascara creates thicker, fuller, bolder lashes in a single super-saturated stroke.

    Shade: Black

    Limited-Edition Shimmer Brick (RM175)

    Complement the smoldering look of the smokey eye with a soft, shimmery cheek. Bobbi’s best-selling Shimmer Brick formula, in a smokey tortoise compact, comes in a new shade- Sandstone- designed to give your cheeks a wash of warm, sandy pink color.

    Shades: Sandstone

     Limited-Edition Creamy Matte Lip Color (RM88)

    A modern smokey eye looks best paired with a rich, matte nude lip. Bobbi’s award-winning formula combines the look of a classic matte with incredibly moisturizing wearability. Try one of the four new shades ranging from nude rose to nude brown, for the finishing touch on this modern look.

    Shades: Pink Nude, Warm Nude, Soft Nude & Nude

    Achieving subtle sexy beauty is not as easy as we would like, as some of us would know if we’ve tried to create that look. It’s an art but here at Bobbi Brown, they make it easy wearable art.

    With their complimentary “Smokey Eye” Makeup Lessons., it really allows us to learn the tricks of the trade to achieve this Smokey Eye Look from the specially trained makeup artists at Bobbi Brown and you can then recreate that look at home.

    Every Makeup Lesson concludes with the creation of a personalized face chart to help women recreate their new look at home. To book, simply visit www.bobbibrown.com.my to find a nearby store counter and call to schedule an appointment.

    The Smokey Nude Collection will be available at all Bobbi Brown counters from the 10th of October 2014 onwards.

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    [Tried & Tested] All About The Eyes With Eyeko

    With the philosophy of ‘making eyes’, Eyeko has long been a cult favorite among beauty addicts. We take a look at some of its famous eye products to see what’s the fuss about.

    Eyeko is best known for its range of eyeliners and mascaras. This is the go-to brand when you’re looking for the blackest of eyeliners as well as mascaras.

    The eyes, as they say, are the windows to our soul, so getting the ‘deco’ right with great eye products is a smart thing to do. Since being made available in Sephora Malaysia a few months back, we took the opportunity to try out some of Eyeko’s products. Tried and tested reviews ahead.

    Eyeko ‘eye do’ Liquid Eyeliner, Line & Enhance

    As the name suggests, ‘we do’… like this liner for its smooth application and intense blackness.

    You can draw on a line with ease but if you were going for a thinner line, you’d need to test your skills a little as the tip bleeds ink fast and dries up on lids pretty quickly. Did we mention it’s waterproof too?

    Eyeko ‘Visual Eyes’ Liquid Eyeliner, Line & Emphasise

    A run from the usual black, this eyeliner comes in Marine. Don’t fret, it is dark enough to pass off as black if you’re worried about appearing like a wild child.

    This is great for thin lines and to fill the gap between the lashes. The eyeliner is easy to control and perfect to define your style whether for cat eyes or kitten flicks. The brush tip is ultra-fine and glides on smoothly.

    Eyeko ‘Making Eyes’ Automatic Gel Eyeliner, Line & Intensify

    Probably one of the best ones we’ve tried so far! The eyeliner has the effect of a kohl-like liner but while the latter smudges easily, this one stays in place for long.

    This Eyeko gel eyeliner can also be used as an eyeshadow. The color is not too intense and the end result is sort of like a matte black.

    Eyeko ‘Me & My Shadow’ Waterproof Shadow Liner

    This crayon eyeliner can also double up as eyeshadow in a subtle shade of shimmery taupe. So, it’s good for earthy tone makeup.

    The pen comes with a soft, flat brush to help you with a précised blending of color. A word of advice – the tip is rather wide and rounded, so be careful with application to avoid going too thick on the lids.

    Eyeko ‘Black Magic’ Mascara, Drama & Curl

    The best part about this mascara is that it comes in a soft tube, so you can squeeze it out till the last drop. On top of that, you have the guitar pick that you can use to protect your lids from unintentional smudges while applying.

    The Eyeko Black Magic Mascara volumizes the lashes just fine but if you want a much dramatic effect, curl the lashes first. Good design of the brush with a curved angle and soft bristle helps cover both long and short eyelashes while being kind to the eyes.

    Eyeko Brow Gel, Shape & Define

    Eyeko has won many awards for this brow gel. It is a rather peculiar product that is formulated to come on wet but dries off with a tinge of color when applied.

    Available in one universal shade (somewhere between light brown and taupe), the gel brow is more suited for thicker brows for even coverage. Though, it is good for sparse eyebrows too as it’s a serum-infused product to help growth.

    Eyeko’s range of eyeliners, mascara and brow gel are currently available at Sephora Malaysia. 

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    Being Mrs. Mia Wallace With Urban Decay Pulp Fiction

    Are you an avid Urban Decay lover? Have a penchant for all things Quentin Tarantino and Pulp Fiction? 

    If you answered yes to all of the above, have we got news for you — the Urban Decay Pulp Fiction is launching in Sephora Malaysia!

    Inspired by the famous 1994 movie of the same name directed by Quentin Tarantino, Urban Decay has came up with this collection so that movie fans could achieve the same bada** look Mrs. Mia Wallace had throughout the movie. From the packaging to the products, we dare say that the collection is a true gem to movie and makeup enthusiasts all around the world.

    All set to give you a blockbuster look, this collection consists of beauty goods such as:

    Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Palette

    With three new colours and two from previous collections, this gorgeous kit comes in these shades:

    • Righteous (cream)
    • Tyranny (brown)
    • Vengeance (shimmery dark brown)
    • Furious (shimmery white)
    • Anger (shimmery black)

    The packaging is adoring enough, with reference from the 1994 movie. What we love most about this palette is that the pigmentation of the eyeshadow is just right, and it all blends very well when applied on eyelid. However, the best part is this — it comes with a two-way mini eyeshadow brush; a tool that will help you recreate Mrs. Wallace signature clean and bright makeup look.

    Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner

    We don’t see much of these (pure glitter eyeliner) in stores, which is why we applaud Urban Decay for their bold move. As you can see, it really is pure glitter and sticky liquid to hold the glitters on your eyelid. It is suggested to apply this above your existing eyeliner to give it an extra kick. It compliments well with just any eyeliners, and may even be applied alone if you fancy sporting a blinged up look.

    While the good news is that this eyeliner didn’t cause as much glittery mess during application as expected, the glitters tend to move up onto our eyeshadows and upper eyelids after blinking. Nonetheless, it stays on long and firm enough to let others notice your very sparkly eye look!

    To achieve Mrs. Mia Wallace’s signature red hot lips, Urban Decay releases two products to help achieve a perfect bold, red lipstick look — the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil and Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick – both in the shades of Mrs. Mia Wallace!

    The lip liner is extremely easy to glide on lips and surprisingly, it stays on for an impressive period of time. Use this to draw on your lip line to help define them. As for the lipstick, it is really creamy and in a luscious blood-red shade that effortlessly delivers an insane colour payoff!

    Complimenting each other really well, both the lipstick and lip pencil stays on long. Plus, we love how the bold, red shade makes the jaw and chin look sharper. If you don’t believe us, just take a look at our completed Mrs. Mia Wallace look using the products:

    With extra help from mascara and a black eyeliner, we think that this look is the best look when you want to go about a dark and edgy style.

    The Urban Decay Pulp Fiction will be available in Sephora store nationwide from September 2014 onwards. Prices range from RM47 up to RM107.

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    Bare it All Under The Heat With Naked by Urban Decay

    Don’t let the hot weather hamper your makeup mojo.

    Admit it or not, the weather in Malaysia is not exactly makeup-friendly. On certain days it would be just nice and beautifully cloudy, but on others, it’s a constant concern of whether your makeup will melt under the sweltering heat.

    While the easy way out of this dilemma is to opt away applying makeup, the truth is that such drastic measures are not needed. Instead, just believe in this million-dollar trick – skip the heavy makeup look and focus on your complexion and features instead.

    For a casual day out in this unpredictable weather, the safest bet is to just make your skin glow and flaunt your best features. That said, you do also need a few good makeup tools that are not afraid of some heat; just like these babies from the Urban Decay Naked series.

    The Naked Flushed palette comes with a bronzer, highlighter, and blush. You could use them individually or blend them all together. The point of contouring and highlighting is that you will be able to flaunt your cheekbones, jawline and give yourself a good nose bridge look. You will be surprised how little you need to do to achieve a perfectly defined face.

    The Naked Skin Beauty Balm (in Naked Light) may act as a sunscreen or a makeup primer. The main function is to protect your face with SPF 20 and inhibits DNA damage. It acts as a makeup primer as the product also vows to even out face skin tone, hence creating a smoother canvas to apply makeup on.

    The Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder is a silky, weightless formula that blurs flaws, sets makeup and cuts shine away from the skin.

    The Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss aims to provide a nude look. Its creamy texture and high gloss finish make the product and your lips stand out.

    To further help you utilize these hot weather makeup heroes, here are some easy steps to works your ways through a beautiful natural makeup look.

    First off, apply the beauty balm onto your face after your daily skincare routine. Next, apply foundation if you want to, if not you could start with the contouring and highlighting. The features you would want to flaunt would be your nose, cheekbones, and your jawline. Unfortunately, the loose powder was skipped for this review as the shade was too dark for our skin.

    To further complete your look, just put some nude lipgloss over your lips to provide a light, refreshing look. Here we are using Urban Decay Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss in Nooner. Not too pale, just enough for a natural-looking face, and voila — simple steps for an everyday makeup look that’ll work in any sort of weather.

    The Naked by Urban Decay collection is now available at Sephora stores nationwide. 

  • Beauty,  Makeup

    What Your Fave Nail Polish Colour Say About You & Colour Therapy

    Are you a sexy red or hot fuschia? Perhaps, mysterious black?

    According to experts, our nail polish color can reveal a lot about our personality.

    Your favorite shade can be telling of your hidden personality traits, for example, blue may be synonymous with calmness but when painted on nails, it screams youthfulness and a person who is experimental and fun.

    This chart from Polished shows what your nail color may say about you.

    As with these nail lacquers, you can use the pretty tones to your advantage. Colour therapy can help you make an impression for an interview, presentation, etc.

    Check out this chart below found on Pinterest that will give you an idea of nail polish and color therapy.