Sunday, 22 September 2013

Review : theBalm Instain Long Wearing Staining Powder Blush

Woohoo! theBalm Instain has arrived at Sasa near you. Just in about 2 weeks ago. Sasa carries 4 colours out of the 6 produced by the company. But hey, I am not complaining. It retails at RM72, however, in conjunction with Sasa's International Beauty Fair, these babies are going at RM65.

The 4 colours made available are:
Argyle            : Soft Petal Pink
Swiss Dot        : Pure Peach. Can come across as orangy.
Toile                  : Peachy Pink
Houndstooth   : Mauvy Pink

For my medium skin colour I chose Toile. It is a gorgeous perfect peachy pink colour and personally I think is most versatile for most skin colour for us South East Asian babes.

For those who are not familiar with this product, Instain is a long wearing staining powder blush. It is not like your traditional powder blush as it has a noticable staining quality. The product does cling and stain your skin. So a little goes a long way. They have so much saturated pigment therefore the colour turn out depends on how you apply the product to your cheeks. Apply with a light hand and you will get a beautiful natural flush on the cheeks. Apply with a heavy hand then you will get a strong pop of colour.  Be warned : The colour is so concentrated so you can't go overboard with this less you will end up looking like a clown or an actress in chinese opera.

The blush comes in a lovely cardboard packaging like the cover of a magazine. They also have a magnatic closure and a good size mirror.

What I like about Instain?
The colour payoff and staying power. A little goes a long way. Like I said earlier apply with a light hand. I also like the cute packaging *wink

Colour selection?
I think Sasa has brought in colours that are suitable for Malaysian or most South East Asian girls who has warm yellowish skintone. Argyle and Swiss Dot are suitable for the fair skined. Toile, which is my favourite, is a versatile colour. I love how it shows up on my cheeks! And last but not least, Houndstooth is more suitable for our darker skined sisters.

Would you recommend this to your friends?
Yes! If you can only buy one blush, I would strongly recommend for you buy this. It will last you a long time.

Now for pictures!

Lovely cardboard magazine-like packaging with magnatic closure.

See how beautiful that is. It may look scary in the pan but trust me it doesn't go on your cheeks that intense if you apply with a light hand.
Err... ignore the pores :p

See how natural it looks? And this is after a day long. I am loving it! Lipstick worn is In The Nude by IN2IT

Hope this review is helpful :). Stay beautiful and healthy ladies!

Saturday, 14 September 2013

NARS Cosmetics is coming to Kuala Lumpur!

Logo taken from NARS official website

I can't believe I missed the buzz! Yes you read it right NARS is coming to Kuala Lumpur. They will launch their first stand alone store at Pavillion this November. Oh this is so going to be my self given birthday present come November. 

This, I would say, is the biggest news to hit the local beauty scene since Sephora launched its first store at Starhill Kuala Lumpur. I can almost imagine Malaysian babes lining up on its official opening day to get their hands on their most wanted products from this brand.

Personally, I am electrified with the thought of finally owning some of their coveted products ; foundation/concealer and blushes.

I first came to know about this brand when watching a beauty documentary four or five years ago. The documentary spoke of how their foundations and concealers being Hollywood celebrity makeup artists Holy Grail; being suitable for coloured women etc. Here is an official video of its Creamy Concealer on youtube:

Then much later on I heard the buzz about their blush called Orgasm. It was the most talked about blush on youtube. Dug further I noticed that the brand is known to have provocative names for their product Deep Throat (blush) , Sex Machine (lip pencil) , Adult Content (face palette) and Striptease (lip gloss). : p

Speaking of product names, it is good to know that NARS Malaysia (multiple bronzer) and Kuala Lumpur (eye shadow duo) is finally home to where they belong :). 

Photo taken from

All in all, I am most excited to check out their foundations and concealers. Other than that I must say I am curious to finally get to try on the Orgasm blush to see if it is what people have been raving about.. get what I mean?

Finally, I was told that the prices are going to be higher than MAC but lower than those luxurious brands like Chanel and Guerlain. Boohoo :' ( I have expected that but can't help but feel sad all the same. Well at least now we can go and try the products for ourselves and not have to gamble and order products through a friend or personal shopper .. right? Right : ) That way we won't end up with pricey product only to find out that it is not to your liking.

What is your most anticipated product from NARS? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Stay beautiful!

Friday, 13 September 2013

Review : Too Faced Boudoir Eye Shadow Collection Palette

Hey y'all

Ok this is seriously a very long overdue review of this palette. Sorry ladies. The good news is the palette is available in all Sephora stores in Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

When Too Faced launched this eye shadow collection I was hoping againts hope that Sephora Malaysia will carry this in store. And they do! Yeay! I don't really remember how much this one cost me but I am very sure that is it below MYR150.

The palette comes in this adorable tin casing that is so classic (love that) and small enough to carry around with you in your hangbag. I hope they won't discontinue this collection because it is just awesome.

I can't possibly tell you how much I love this palette. The colours put together in this collection are all user-friendly shades and you can't go wrong with any combination, honestly. They are the kind of colour combos that can bring you from day to night makeup - not too flashy so they are suitable for you to wear for work, yet can be smokey and sultry for evening makeup.

I just love the variety of finishes in this palette which has a good combination of Satin, Matte and Shimmer. The shadows are of great quality and the texture is so smooth. They also give excellent colour payoff - Too Faced are known for that ; ).

The palette has nine eye colours as you can see and is sectioned into three combinations ( from the top row) ie. Day, Classic and Fashion. My personal favourite is the Top row - love that sultry purple colour  Voulez-vous the most. The Bottom row is a close second.

I think every girl should have this palette. You will not regret buying this, that I can guarantee you. It also comes with their signature how-to Glamour Guide with three looks using the three colour sections. :D

Four of the colours are from their permanent line and the other five are new shades created just for this collection:
Permanent colour line : In The Buff, Satin Sheets, Birthday Suits and Lap Dance
New Shades : Fuzzy Handcuffs, Voulez-vous, Sugar Walls, Garter Belt and French Tickler
Click here for a closer look at the shadow colour on Too Faced website.

The only (possible) downside of this palette is that it doesn't come with a mirror. Personally I am ok with that but some girls just love their palettes with mirrors so just know that this one doesn't come with one ya.

I am not swatching this palette in this post, however, I am posting a video review by dkycutie78 of this so you can watch it live.

Ok ladies till my next post, stay beautiful and healthy!

Monday, 9 September 2013

Review: IN2IT Waterproof Gel Eyeliners

Hi lovelies

Hunting for that great budge proof liners can be a long process of trial and error. I have my fair share believe me. From high end to low end, you name it I have them. 

Until recently I stumble into IN2IT waterproof gel eyeliner, a German based product sold in most pharmacy. I have tried their liquid felt tip pen before and was so disappointed with the product. BUT this gel liner is a whole new game altogether. 

I was so amazed of the quality of the gel liner. The product goes on smoothly on the eye that there is no need to tug at the skin for it to define your eyes beautifully. 

I bought the pencil type as they have ran out of the retractable one in Very Black. It is one of the blackest liner I have in my collection. This can be a dupe for Urban Decay's Perversion. 

The best part is it didn't smudge on me even in high humidity climate! Swatched it at the back of my hand, gave it a few second, and tried rubbing it off. Did it budge? No sir! I LOVE IT! 

Price : RM24.90
Payoff : 10/10
Texture : 10/10 very smooth it glides effortlessly! 
Staying power : 10/10 
Will I buy it again : YES!
Will I recommend this to my friends : Double YES!
Dupe : Urban Decay Perversion

That's all for now girls. It's time for pictures! Muah