• Beauty,  Skincare

    The Reason You’ve Dark Circles Even When You’re Not Tired

    Raise your hands if you’ve ever had dark circles under your eyes?

    Well, if that sounds familiar, then you’ll know what we’re talking about. You’ve heard advice saying that you need 8 hours of sleep in order to feel well-rested. If you’re one who has followed that advice of getting enough sleep but yet, still wake up looking that you’re not rested and worse, sporting dark circles, you’ll understand this dilemma.

    What Causes Dark Circles?

    You may have your genes to thank for your under-eye dark circles because it’s often hereditary. It can happen to anyone, but those with darker skin tones seem to get it more often due to hyperpigmentation. This is because the areas of skin become darker due to an overabundance of melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color.

    Dark circles also often become more visible as you get older. This is because the skin under your eyes gets thinner over time. The skin under our eyes is the most delicate part of our skin. Besides the hyperpigmentation that also happens to our skin as we get older, there are also large dark circles, also referred to as hollowness, which are the result of losing volume under the eyes.

    Another culprit to dark circles can be your eating habits. Poor nutrition or crash dieting can contribute to dark circles since “rapid fluctuations of weight cause you to also lose volume in your face.

    Can They Be Prevented?

    According to some dermatologists, the best way to preventing dark circles is to focus on living a healthy lifestyle. You should definitely avoid things that accelerate aging, like unprotected sun exposure and smoking. Unfortunately, if the cause is genetics, there’s no way to prevent them but trying one of the treatment options below may help reduce their appearance over time.

    How Can Dark Circles Be Treated?

    It is important to keep the skin under the eye area moisturized. Start off by trying a moisturizer that’s specifically formulated for the eye area. Get a cream specifically that targets these problems, such as these creams we’ve tried and tested.  If you’ve younger skin, then La Mer’s Illuminating Eye Gel is ideal for your eye care regime.

    If you feel that you have more serious problems that cannot be treated with eye creams like sallowness and severe hyperpigmentation, then visit your dermatologist for advice. Your doctor will be able to recommend the best treatment for you.

  • Beauty,  Skincare

    Top 5 Amazing Benefits Of Coffee For Your Skin!

    It seems like most of our lives are fueled by various things to keep us going. Coffee is definitely a go-to choice when we’re in need of a pick me up.

    Sure, we love that cup of coffee first thing in the morning and frankly, a good cup of coffee can do wonders for the start of one’s day. For some of us, it’s a necessity to get us moving away from our sleepy haze. Coffee perks us up to last through the day, and with all the coffee joints and cafes popping up all over the place, it’s clear that we’re loving this bean more than ever before.

    Coffee just isn’t about keeping us awake although that is admittedly a great bonus, it’s also good for health in different ways. It has been scientifically proven that coffee aka the ‘wonder drink’, when consumed in moderation, promotes good health and contains properties that help you keep illnesses at bay. Besides that, coffee lovers can now rejoice as there are also numerous benefits for our skin!

    The caffeine in coffee has a number of benefits for your skin, from treating redness and inflammation to reducing the appearance of under-eye circles, to getting rid of cellulite. By incorporating caffeine into your skincare routine, you can reveal evenly toned, smooth skin all over your body.

    Here are the Top 5 Amazing Benefits Of Coffee For Your Skin:

    1. Reduces Inflammation

    The caffeine in coffee has a number of benefits for our skin and it actually has anti-inflammatory properties that make it ideal for reducing inflammation and redness in our skin. There have been studies from a few universities that found caffeine can reduce inflammation. Some skin care products that contain caffeine proof to be very effective in preventing inflammation and reducing redness, evening out your skin tone.

    2. Gets rid of under-eye circles

    With us being so busy, lack of sleep is unfortunately fairly common with many of us. And with the lack of sleep, comes those dreaded panda eyes, in other words, dark under-eye circles. Dark under-eye circles can be caused by a number of factors other than lack of sleep and those include dehydration, allergies or genetics.

    Caffeine cannot erase dark under-eye circles completely but when it is applied to the skin under your eyes, it can reduce the puffiness and inflammation that is so typical with dark under-eye circles. So, find an eye cream that contains caffeine, or alternatively, you can apply moist tea bags to your eyes for five minutes to reduce puffiness and give you a more alert appearance.

    3. Gets rid of cellulite

    When it comes to banishing cellulite, caffeine is really one of the effective ways to do so and caffeine has been proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite. In a 2008 study performed at the University of São Paulo, researchers found that an application of skin cream containing caffeine to cellulite reduced the size of cellulite fat cells by 17 percent. This is why quite a number of anti-cellulite creams have been developed to reduce the appearance of cellulite. If you’re a DIY fan, make our coffee scrub which takes advantage of the power of caffeine by adding it to scrub, helping you combat cellulite.

    4. Aids in tissue repair

    Caffeine, as you now know has multiple properties to benefit out the skin and because of its qualities that signal tissue repair, coffee plays a significant role in regulating cell re-growth, leading to retained hydration (increased collagen) and increased skin elasticity. So, those skincare creams with caffeine and that coffee scrub are going to do your skin a world of good!

    5. It enhances circulation

    When coffee promotes skin repair, it also improves blood circulation. Improvement in blood circulation leads to healthy and energized skin, which effectively reduces the swelling of tissues and de-puffing areas of the skin. Hence, the addition of caffeine in certain eye creams to fight those dark under-eye circles.

  • Beauty,  Makeup

    New At Bobbi Brown: Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40

    Bobbi Brown has always been about looking at our very best in our own skin.

    With the new Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF40, it continues Bobbi Brown‘s holistic approach to beauty. Bobbi Brown has been an advocate of a healthy lifestyle, caring for our skin in the best possible manner and to optimize our skin’s natural radiance. With this philosophy in mind, Bobbi Brown has created the ultimate luxe hybrid foundation.

    The Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40 is the perfect fusion of skincare and makeup because it beautifies skin from the inside out. Filled with super serum ingredients, such as Cordyceps Mushroom, which are one of the most powerful tonics in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It also contains Bobbi’s signature skin-tone correct pigments and radiance restoring Bamboo Grass and moisturizing Lychee extracts. Plus, it’s formulated with a high level of SPF 40 coverage for skin protection against UV rays.

    For years, practitioners of TCM have been relying on the energy and health-enhancing properties of this super mushroom, which is now available for the first time in a foundation outside of China. This light-weight foundation feels silky on the skin and with its powerful treatment benefits, it will not only give us good all-day coverage, but it’ll help treat and care for our skin.

    How does it work?

    Unique Technology/Ingredients

    Re-energizes: As skin ages, it loses energy and becomes less able to repair and protect itself. The powerful Cordyceps Mushroom Extract helps encourage this process of repair by replenishing skin cells with the energy they need to optimally function. When skin is re-energized, it’s stronger and better able to prevent the visible signs of aging. Over time, skin looks less tired, brighter and feels smoother and plumper.

    Restores Radiance: Bamboo Grass Extract targets dullness and uneven skin tone to enhance skin’s radiance, clarity, and luminosity, while algae extract reduces unwanted shine and tightens pores over time for healthier, more naturally glowing skin.

    Boosts Moisture: A complex of Lychee, Watermelon, and Apple Extracts hydrates skin and boosts its natural moisture levels instantly and over time, helping skin regain a radiant, healthy appearance and a soft, supple feel. Super moisturizers pull moisture to the skin, instantly plumping, smoothing and refreshing it, while a small amino acid helps lock-in moisture for all-day hydration.

    Firms, Lifts & Smoothes: Peptide Technology—Acetyl Hexapeptide-8—helps stimulate natural collagen production. As a result, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is smoothed away and the skin looks visibly firmer and more lifted.

    Barrier Repair: A natural deep-sea ferment from the ocean floor helps to replenish essential lipids and fill in gaps that occur in the skin’s barrier to help strengthen skin and prevent moisture from escaping.

    How to Use: After cleansing and moisturizing, apply a small amount of foundation around the nose and mouth, and anywhere you see redness or unevenness. Blend with a foundation brush, sponge or fingertips. For best results, shake the bottle well before use.

    Shades:  Porcelain, Warm Porcelain, Warm Ivory, Sand, Cool Sand, Warm Sand, Beige, Warm Beige, Natural, Warm Natural & Honey

    Makeup Lessons: If you’re keen on trying out the Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF40, make an appointment at a Bobbi Brown counter. In conjunction with the launch of Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40, the brand is offering the highly customized and complimentary ‘Secret to Perfect Skin’ Makeup Lesson, which will help women find their perfect combination of skincare and skin-tone correct foundation for flawless, healthy and glowing skin. Each Makeup Lesson concludes with the creation of a personalized Face Chart to help women recreate their new look at home. To book, simply visit the website to find a nearby store or counter and call to schedule an appointment.

    Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF40 retails for RM195 and launches in April 2015.

  • Beauty,  Hair,  Makeup,  Skincare

    Top 8 Benefits of Argan Oil – The Liquid Gold

    Argan oil, often known as ‘liquid gold’, it is one of nature’s best.

    The oil is extracted from the kernels of the argan tree, which hails from Morocco. Argan oil is extremely rich and has a lot of beneficial nutrients including fatty acids and vitamin E. Its wondrous properties make it particularly beneficial for the hair and skin.

    Argan oil is truly one of the best things one can use for their hair and skin.

    Here are 8 Benefits Of Argan Oil: 

    1. Skin Moisturiser

    Argan oil is widely used as a skin moisturizer to hydrate and soften skin. With its high vitamin E and fatty acid content, it is an ideal product to give skin a natural boost. It absorbs easily and is non-greasy and gentle on the skin, making it a great natural moisturizer.

    2. Anti-Aging

    Besides being a great moisturizer, argan oil also has fantastic anti-aging properties. It’s full of antioxidants and helps to restore skin elasticity, making skin plumper and softer.

    3. Treating Skin Conditions

    If you suffer from skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and even acne, give argan oil a try. The vitamin E and fatty acids that are found in argan oil are excellent for repairing damaged skin. The nutrients help prevent further skin dryness and irritation, whilst soothing the skin at the same time.

    As for acne, argan oil can soothe the skin and the oil promotes healing. With the high antioxidant content, it’s ideal to help damaged skin cells, reduce inflammation and even help balance your skin by providing natural moisture.

    4. Treating Stretch Marks

    Stretch marks are very often an issue for many pregnant women. There are many remedies to help to prevent stretch marks and one of the best ways to do so is to use argan oil. Argan oil increases the elasticity of skin due to its vitamin E content. So, it is perfect for pregnant women needing some TLC for their skin and to reduce those stretch marks.

    5. Foot, Hand and Nail Treatment

    Argan oil is not called liquid gold for anything. Its softening properties are ideal for brittle nails, dry hands and for moisturizing cracked skin on feet. It also softens skin, leaving hands and feet supple and soft. Its nourishing effects will help keep your nails strong and cuticles healthy.

    6. Lip Moisturiser

    Even though we don’t live in a country where we have the autumn and winter seasons, we still should take care of our lips. We spend a lot of our time in air-conditioned environments here and that doesn’t do our skin and lips any justice. The skin on our lips is quite delicate and thus, our lips can easily become sore, dry and cracked in colder or dry environments like being in an air-conditioned room. Rub argan oil on your lips as it can help ensure lips stay plump, soft and supple.

    7. Hair Conditioner

    With all the wonderful nutrients in argan oil, it really is heaven-sent for hair care. It is great on its own as a hair conditioner, and it can even help to treat dry hair and tame frizzy hair.

    Using argan oil to condition your hair is easy to use. If you’re not keen to use the oil directly on your hair, it just got easier to use argan oil in your haircare regime with the Smooth & Manageable range from Sunsilk.

    The Smooth & Manageable range from Sunsilk contains not only argan oil, but it also contains four other natural oils: coconut oil for nourishing hair, almond oil to give elasticity to enhance hair movement, jojoba oil to help keep hair in place and olive oil to help smoothen and soften unmanageable hair.

    It also has the Keratin Yogurt Nutri Complex, as well as lysine, which is an amino acid that is part of the building blocks for hair and panthenol to add more moisture and body to hair. If that isn’t enough, one of the good things about this range is the affordability and accessibility as it’s easily found in supermarkets and pharmacies all over Malaysia.

    8. Sleek and Shine Styling

    As argan oil is great for taming hair frizz and also known for its amazing ability to give hair shine, it is also commonly used as a styling agent.

    Argan oil makes hair more manageable and adds a healthy, attractive shine to any hairstyle. The Leave-On Conditioner from the Smooth & Manageable range from Sunsilk is just the thing for the job. All you have to do is to rub a little of the Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Leave On Conditioner in your hands evenly and smooth it over slightly damp or dry hair and style your hair accordingly.

    This is an ideal step to add to your daily routine especially when you’re blow-drying your hair as it’s a terrific styling tool. The Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Leave On Conditioner manages and protects your hair by coating the hair strands, shielding it from harsh environments.

  • Beauty,  Makeup

    [Beauty Buzz] Bobbi Brown: New Shades For Spring 2015

    When it comes to makeup, it can be daunting for some. Don’t let makeup intimidate you. It’s one of the fastest ways to update your look.

    Bobbi Brown believes that lipstick is an easy way to lift your mood and look. We couldn’t agree more. A great lipstick color will literally change your look and it really is one of the easiest ways to update your day to day look.

    Some of us may be stuck in what we call a lipstick color rut. This basically means that you tend to use the same range of colors of lipsticks and you’ve even perhaps been even using the same lipstick color for years. Ok, the same color can be boring and we can handle that but hopefully, it’s not the same lipstick you’ve been using for years!

    This Spring, Bobbi Brown has got a fantastic range of colors for you to choose from. Bobbi Brown introduces more shades in the much loved three categories: Creamy Lip Colour, Creamy Matte Lip Colour and Sheer Lip Colour. With these new shades, there are endless options for you. So, there is now no excuse not to update that lipstick color of yours!

    NEW Creamy Lip Colors (RM88)

    Creamy Lip Color is a luxurious, creamy formula that leaves lips with a soft shine.  Combining good skincare and gorgeous color, this formula provides immediate and long-term moisture and conditioning, smoothes fine lines and wrinkles and delivers medium, lasting coverage.  Lips look fresh and feel comfortable all day.

    Shades: Pale Beige, Pink Tulip, Neon Pink, Soft Tangerine, Hot Red, Raspberry Pink, Golden Bronze & Dark Chocolate.

    NEW Creamy Matte Lip Colors (RM88)

    Creamy Matte Lip Color combines the look of a classic matte lip with incredible wearability. Creamy and moisturizing, it glides on comfortably and feels light-as-air. Not to mention great staying power—it won’t budge for 8 hours.

    Shades: Pale Beach, Pink Nude, Watermelon, Mandarin, Heart, Scarlet, Berry Noir & Heather Mauve.

    NEW Sheer Lip Colors (RM88)

    Sheer Lip Color is a lightweight formula for lips that delivers a wash of color and nourishing shine. The best part? Luxurious butter and oils improve the overall condition of lips, instantly and over time, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Glides on smoothly and evenly for hours of feather-free wear.

    Shades: Summer Nude, Shell, Blushed Pink, Pink Buff, Spring Pink, Pink Taffy, Pink Flush, Pink Violet, Lilac Pink, Lilac, Magenta, Hollywood Red & Crystal Pink

    Bobbi Brown’s mantra when it comes to makeup is that it should be personal, simple and accessible. At all Bobbi Brown Cosmetics counters, expertly-trained artists are available to teach women how to instantly update their look using Creamy Lip Color, Creamy Matte Lip Color or Sheer Lip Color in a quick, complimentary “Lip & Cheek” Makeup Lesson.

    Artists will show customers how to find their perfect nude, bright and bold lip colors. 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 the link here to find a nearby store or counter and call to schedule an appointment.

    The new shades from Bobbi Brown’s Lip Colour collections will be on-counter March 2015.

  • Beauty,  Hair,  Home,  Living

    How To Disguise Bad Hair Days

    We women have a lot to contend with when it comes to beauty. If anyone of you has ever had a bad hair day, you’ll know what we’re talking about.

    There are days when your hair just won’t play ball. Tips for bad hair days can vary from hairstylist to a friend giving you tips. It can range from a variety of things – from covering your hair up entirely with a scarf (although, frankly, that isn’t all that realistic for many of us) to styling tips. Try as we might, sometimes, just sometimes, bad hair days are simply unavoidable.

    While they may make you want to tear your hair out, rest assured there are tips to rescue those bad hair days. These tips could perhaps help you next time you wake up and have a bad hair day:

    • Messy bun – The messy bun is a fashionable favorite, and perfect for your bad hair day woes. The best part of the messy bun is that it doesn’t have to look perfect. Just right for those in a hurry!
    • Pin it up – Turn to your go-to hair accessories to help rescue a bad hair day. Your fringe just doesn’t want to cooperate and if you need a quick fix, hairpins are your best friend.
    • Curl it – A lot of hairstylists will tell you that when faced with a bad hair day, it’s best to avoid over-styling it. However, if your hair is limp and looking “off”, one of the best things to do is inject some life in it. Best way to do it to lightly curl the lower ends of your hair. Works on both long and short locks and it’s a great way to disguise unwanted frizzy hair.
    • Dry shampoo it – We’re not sure about you lot but dry shampoo is a god-send. There are different kinds in the market from powder to spray form. If your hair feels oily or dirty but you’ve no time to wash your hair, dry shampoo is the answer! Spray it at your roots or if you’re using powder, rub it into your scalp to absorb the oil, comb it out and voila! You’ve fresher looking locks.
    • Braid it – It isn’t all that hard to do and for those with longer locks, this can be a lifesaver. Whether you opt for thick braids, tight braids or a loose and messy braid, they all help disguise a bad hair day. Plus, it’s quite a cute look. Just ensure you don’t go too schoolgirl with your look to save you looking like a wannabe Disney princess.

    And speaking of Disney princesses, if Disney princesses had realistic hair, they’ll actually look like this, as so wonderfully portrayed by Loryn Brantz, a staff illustrator at Buzz Feed. Take a look, you’ll feel much better about your hair 🙂

    If Disney Princesses Had Realistic Hair:

    Ariel with actual wet hair.

    Belle’s hair getting all up in her lip gloss.

    Cinderella waking up with an actual bed head.

    Snow White having a frizzy hair day.

    Mulan’s static problem.

    Elsa needing to touch up her roots.

    Jasmine with a more attainable hair volume.

    And Pocahontas’ hair in an actual wind spiral.

  • Beauty,  Makeup

    [Beauty Buzz] Shu Uemura Introduces New Lip Laque Supreme

    Shu Uemura – a name synonymous with beautiful, high performance and great quality makeup. Inspired by premium Japanese laquerware, Shu Uemura introduces the all-new range of lip colors.

    Under the guidance of the brand’s founder, Shu Uemura, the brand has pushed boundaries of innovation whilst at the same time fusing traditional Japanese esthetiques to makeup, creating elegant, timeless beauty.

    The new range of lip colors takes inspiration from Japan’s famed decorative urushi laquerware, with a unique formula designed to deliver incredible color and exquisite luster like only an artisan can deliver.

    Japanese urushi laquerware is renowned for its exquisite quality and technique. Quality and believes that Shu Uemura himself believes in. The special techniques to create the laquerware has been honed over thousands of years—the use of colored laquer as a decorative element dates back as early as14.500BC – 300BC. The term urushi is said to take its roots from uruwashii, which means beautiful, and uruosu, which means “moist and luxurious.”

    With the same mindset, this collaboration is set to be unbelievable. This special collaboration between shu uemura Atelier and Yamada Heiando, a famed lacquerware brand, and provider to the Imperial Household of Japan, beautifully recreates the look of premium laquer for lips. Together, they’ve developed an intense color AKA RED (RD01), inspired by the legendary red shade of Japanese laquerware for timeless beauty.

    Shu Uemura has created a beautiful range of lip colors in 15 wonderful shades, including two very special reds created especially for this collection – the Lacque Supreme. The water-based formula combined with the new innovative applicator creates a thin coat on the lips that bring just enough color with a light and fresh sensation.

    The Lacque Supreme is priced at RM90 each and is available at all Shu Uemura outlets.

  • Beauty,  Skincare

    [Beauty Review] La Mer: New Illuminating Eye Gel

    La Mer has always been top honchos when it comes to skincare, especially when their infamous face cream became one of the best sellers!

    And now, they’re taking eye care to the next level with this amazing new eye gel. We bring you La Mer‘s new Illuminating Eye Gel. This little bottle promises to brighten the eye on contact and works to strengthen and protect the delicate skin around the eye area.

    It contains the legendary healing energies of Miracle Broth which was first developed by Dr. Max Huber. He realized that to make the Miracle Broth a transformational source of renewal, it needed the power of light and sound energy. If it sounds a bit too scientific-sounding, that’s because it is. Dr. Max Huber succeeded in creating the Miracle Broth and the new Illuminating Eye Gel continues this tradition with innovative ferments and light-bending sea pearls. This instantly lights up the eye area for a more youthful radiant look.

    The eye gel also has anti-irritants that help to calm and soothe the skin. Dullness is also replaced with a look of vitality and once used, you’ll find the skin around your eye area more luminous and clear, giving you a fresher look. With that as well as it helps to fight against the early signs of aging, eyes look youthful, energized and awakened. Who can argue with that?!

    We were given one to try out and after using it for more than a month, we can say that our skin around the eye area does look brighter and the skin was well moisturized. As some of us don’t get enough sleep, dark circles are also a concern. This eye gel has helped with this as well because of its brightening properties. A definite bonus for us!

    For better, more effective use of the Illuminating Eye Gel, it is best to combine it with these massage techniques.

    If you’re looking for a new eye gel, get yourself one of these beauties. For us, it’s a keeper.

    La Mer The Illuminating Eye Gel retails for RM520 and is available on-counter February 2015.

  • Beauty,  Skincare

    Bobbi Brown: Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm

    Bobbi Brown’s Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm is a miracle in a bottle as it instantly makes skin look fresher and prettier.

    Bobbi Brown introduces the Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm, which is a skin-boosting balm that illuminates skin from the inside out and re-energizes with long-term treatment benefits. If you’re suffering from skin days where you find your skin lacks that oomph and is in dire need of some S.O.S. help, this little gem is the answer.

    In fact, the Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm is what Bobbi calls her new “Dream Cream”. Why? Because it’s perfect for those days when skin needs an extra pick-me-up. Skin looks instantly fresher and prettier in an instant as it has a burst of hydration and a unique combination of skin-illuminating pearls.

    Super-moisturizing ingredients revitalize skin’s appearance and diminish dullness, while ultra-fine pearls mimic the natural glow of healthy skin, immediately enhancing the complexion and boosting radiance over time.  A blend of Lychee Extract and Caffeine help renew the skin’s natural energy, while Muru Muru Seed and Shea Butters help repair the moisture barrier. The result is luminous skin that looks and feels rejuvenated—brighter, smoother and plumper.

    The Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm is specially designed for people who have normal to dry skin. This new balm is invisible but super effective, just the answer to your skin woes that make the big difference. It is also multi-purpose. You can apply as an illuminating moisturizer on bare skin or layer over skincare, or pat it over foundation for a subtle glow. It can also be used on neck, shoulders and décolleté.

     How does it work?

    Unique Technology/Ingredients

    Natural Radiance: Formulated with ultra-fine pearls in a perfectly balanced combination of red, green and gold that mimic the natural radiance and luminosity of healthy, energized skin.

    Skin Energy: A blend of Lychee Extract and Caffeine helps cells recharge the skin’s natural energy. Skin looks healthier, brighter, more revitalized.

    Barrier Repair: A blend of Shea and Muru Muru Seed Butters form a protective shield on the skin to help repair the barrier and maintain moisture balance, while Coffee Seed Extract helps strengthen skin to retain moisture.

    Moisturization:  Significantly boosts skin’s natural moisture levels instantly and overtime for a plump, healthy appearance and a soft, supple feel. Super moisturizers Glycerin and Sodium Hyaluronate pull moisture to the skin, while Evening Primrose Oil softens and conditions.

    Soothe:  Natural botanical Canadian Willowherb Extract helps protect skin from irritation, working to comfort, calm and improve skin’s overall appearance for an even, healthy-looking complexion.

    As usual, Bobbi Brown is all about keeping makeup accessible, easy-to-wear, personal and simple. With that ethos in mind, they are offering complimentary makeup lessons at all Bobbi Brown Cosmetics counters. The experts at the counter will assist you to achieve healthy, radiant skin using Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm.

    To book, simply visit www.bobbibrown.com.my to find a nearby store or counter and call to schedule an appointment.

    Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm retails for RM245 and launches in January 2015.

  • 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)


    Creamy Concealer

    Sheer Finish Pressed Powder

    Actual Skin Foundation Stick shade

    Warm Ivory

    Light Peach

    Warm Ivory

    Pale Yellow

    Warm Ivory


    Light Bisque


    Pale Yellow

    Sand, Cool Sand

    Warm Sand

    Light Peach


    Pale Yellow

    Warm Sand, Cool Beige


    Light Bisque


    Pale Yellow


    Warm Beige

    Light Peach

    Warm Beige

    Pale Yellow

    Warm Beige




    Pale Yellow

    Natural, Natural Tan

    Warm Natural

    Light to Med Peach


    Pale Yellow

    Warm Natural, Golden Natural


    Dark Bisque


    Pale Yellow

    Honey, Warm Honey


    Dark Peach


    Pale Yellow

    Golden, Golden Honey

    Warm Almond

    Dark Bisque


    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.