Bobbi Brown Holiday Collection

This holiday season is all about unexpected glamour” – Bobbi Brown

I know what I want for christmas, I want personal make up artist and hair stylist ala Jamie Cuaca ….but as a mere mortal with not a pair of Manolos, that dream isn’t coming true any time soon so….the next best thing this holiday season is Bobbi Brown! All the glitz and glamour, *cue cristal champagne and flutes*.


Now the muse this season is none other than Katie Holmes, in her luscious big waves and siren lips.

Here comes to preview of:

Bobbi Brown Holiday Gift Giving Collection Holiday 2013

While at the event, we were introduced to Bobbi brown’s chief make up trainer.

Thank you Cheryl for bringing me along as your Plus 1 :) And Bobbi Brown for being so generous with us beauty bloggers :) Here’s me, Cheryl and Roxanne with our #happyparcels haha

 

Ok so without further ado,  here’s everything to bring envy to those around you

Twilight Pink Lip & Eye Palette – New & Limited Edition – $110

This double-decker compact includes everything you need to play up your eyes and lips all party season long. This palette offers 10 gorgeous eye shadows in a variety of textures – from metallic to sparkle to shimmer – and four pretty lip shades, plus a mini lip and mini eye shadow brush.

Shades:

  • Ivory Eye Shadow
  • Dusk Sparkle Shadow
  • Canary Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow
  • Cool Ivory Eye Shadow
  • Nude Eye Shadow
  • Slate Eye Shadow
  • Opal Sparkle Eye Shadow
  • Truffle Eye Shadow
  • Twilight Pink
  • Metallic Eye Shadow
  • Espresso Eye Shadow
  • Twilight Pink Creamy Lip Color
  • Nude Pink Creamy Lip Color
  • Pale Mauve Creamy Lip Color
  • Bronze Pink Creamy Lip Color

Eye Shadow Palettes – New & Limited Edition – $108

In a variety of nude to rich shades in cool and warm tones, these sleek compacts feature dazzling shades to add instant drama to your holiday look. Includes a Dual-Ended Eye Shadow and Eye Liner Brush.

Smokey Cool Eye Palette

Shades:

  • Ivory Eye Shadow
  • Graphite Sparkle Eye Shadow
  • Smokey Grey Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow
  • Truffle Eye Shadow
  • Platinum Sparkle Eye Shadow
  • Caviar Eye Shadow

Smokey Warm Eye Palette

Shades:

  • Ivory Eye Shadow
  • Antique Gold Metallic Eye Shadow
  • Blonde Eye Shadow
  • Golden Chocolate Metallic Eye Shadow
  • Chiffon Sparkle Eye Shadow
  • Espresso Eye Shadow

Lip & Eye Palettes – New & Limited Edition – $59.00

These palm-sized palettes house two Eye Shadows and two Lip Colors plus a mini Lip Gloss, making them perfect for stocking stuffing and party
hopping.

Everyday Pretty Lip & Eye Palette

Shades:

  • Pink Beige Lip Color
  • Mauve Lip Color
  • Bare Sparkle High Shimmer Lip Gloss
  • Ivory Eye Shadow
  • Chino Eye Shadow
  • Espresso Eye Shadow

Date Night Lip & Eye Palette

Shades:

  • Sandwash Pink Lip Color
  • Berry Punch Lip Color
  • Diamond Pink High Shimmer Lip Gloss
  • Ivory Eye Shadow
  • Storm Cloud Eye Shadow
  • Caviar Eye Shadow

Lip Gloss Trio – New & Limited Edition – $77.00

Back by popular demand – the Lip Gloss Trio is available in an assortment of flattering shades that are quintessentially Bobbi.

Shades:

  • Pink Sugar Shimmer Lip Gloss
  • Bronzed Heather High Shimmer Lip Gloss
  • Dusty Rose Lip Gloss

Sequin Shimmer Brick Eye Palette – New & Limited Edition – $99

Featuring 10 eye shadows in a range of cool, shimmery shades in silver, dusty rose and golden tones, this is the ultimate accessory for eyes. Use the Eye Shadow Brush to apply an individual shade across the lower lids for a glistening look. Or, sweep the Eye Shadow Brush across all the shades in the palette to achieve a radiant sheen.

 

Old Hollywood Travel Brush Set – New & Limited Edition – $230

This essential brush set has all the tools you need to achieve a flawless look. A gorgeous light gold case with a black satin interior makes it a must-have for every fashionista. Includes eight of Bobbi’s must-have brushes:

  • Foundation Brush
  • Dual-Ended Concealer & Blending Brush
  • Retouching Brush
  • Touch Up Brush
  • Eye Shadow Brush
  • Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush
  • Smokey Eye Liner Bush

Old Hollywood Mini Brush Set – New & Limited Edition – $160.00

This compact Mini Brush Set is perfect to pop into your handbag for mid-day or mid-party touch-ups.

Includes four mini brushes:

  • Mini Face Blender Brush
  • Mini Eye Sweep Brush
  • Dual-Ended Mini Smokey Eye Liner & Angle Eye Shadow Brush
  • Mini Eye Brow Brush

And if that’s not enough. Onto the Old Hollywood Collection

*cue big curls, big hair, red lippies, black and gold.

Old Hollywood Eye Palette Limited Edition  – $99.00

Get paparazzi ready with this limited edition Old Hollywood Eye Palette, a compact featuring nine stand-out eye shadows. Ranging from soft silver sparkle and subtle gold metallic to rich chocolate and charcoal shimmer, this palette plays the perfect supporting role to any look. Complete with a mirror and mini dual- ended Eye Shadow and Eye Liner Brush for scene-stealing eye looks wherever you go.

Includes 9 shades: Ivory Eye Shadow, Beige Eye Shadow, Gold Sparkle Eye Shadow, Opal Sparkle Eye Shadow, Fog Eye Shadow, Golden Pink Metallic Eye Shadow, Chocolate Bronze Sparkle Eye Shadow, Candlelight Gold Metallic Eye Shadow, Eclipse Eye Shadow

Ink Liner –  $40

With an improved formula and felt tip, this easy to use pen-style liner delivers the blackest black, perfect-everytime, line. Inspired by the crisp cat-eye looks of the silver screen, this eyeliner is destined to be your go-to trick for standout eyes every time.

Shade: Blackest Black

Lip Gloss Limited Edition – $36

A makeup aficionado’s dream, this sleek gold case with interior mirror and numerous compartments makes for efficient organization and showstopping display of your Bobbi Brown makeup, skincare and brushes.

Limited Edition

NAIL POLISH, $29

The perfect complement to a dramatic

OLD HOLLYWOOD LIP COLOR, $50

Want a leading lady worthy lip? Housed in an elegant gold case, this retro red lip color is timeless. Swipe on straight from the tube for full coverage, or for extra precision, use a Lip Brush and follow with lip liner.

Shade: Old Hollywood

Hollywood red lip or a sultry smokey eye, Bobbi’s nail lacquers polish off your look, making you glam from head to toe.
Available in 2 shades: Siren Red and Tuxedo Black

Bobbi Brown Studios • ION Orchard, 6509 6576 • Tampines Mall, 6260 3090 • Isetan Scotts, 6734 3130 • Isetan Katong, 6344 9800 • Takashimaya, 6733 2486 • Robinsons The Centrepoint, 6235 9711 • Robinsons Raffles City, 6336 2596 • Robinsons JEM, 6694 0365 • TANGS VivoCity, 6273 6477 • TANGS Orchard 6235 4794

 

At unveiling of the six new treatment and styling out-of-bath products by Ma Cherie + Chapter 38 titled ‘Fantastic Fantasy’ by Majolica Majorca

 

Taken at the unveiling of the six new treatment and styling out-of-bath products by Ma Cherie; together with the launch of Chapter 38 titled ‘Fantastic Fantasy’ by Majolica Majorca. Set in Holland Village, Ma Cherie ‘s launch was filled with excitement and surprises that could only be orchestrated by Majolica Majorca and their lovely creative agency. It got a little too crowded however but I was really glad to see Louis and Siew Chee, who are shiseidos’ in house make up artist there at the event. <3

We got to try our our hands at customized tarot cards and a ‘Mystery Magic Machine’, as well as an exciting giant crossword puzzle and a mystical black box where we had to guess the number of MJ items in the box. Nothing like having a Majolica Majorca make-up artist and Ma Cherie hair professional to style our hair as well; what a fantastic afternoon.
Filled with excitement and surprises that could only be orchestrated by Majolica Majorca and their lovely creative agency. The ladies from hervelvetvase popped by with goodie bags for us as well.

 

This card takes the cake for being personalized and probably one of the most creative invites I’ve gotten :)  I’ve a video to show you the cute little “mystery machine”.

 

 

To think I won the Quick Count challenge despite having very poor eye sight. Thanks MJ. I love the hummingbook III and the new mascara :) not to mention how thoughtful to include a panasonic eyelash curler for me *beams*.

 

LOL – Ma Cherie had a pop up bath tub at the event. I gladly “jumped” on it.

Korean Fashion Spotting

Get the Look!

1. Chloé Paraty Medium Leather Shoulder Bag
2. OBSEDIA LEATHER SHOULDER BAG
3. Small diamond print romper
4. Maison Martin Margiela Double Finger Rings
5. ‘Sleeping Kitty’ flat
6. Cody d’Orsay Flats with Ankle Strap
7. Patent-leather and suede flats

Get the Look!

1. ERIKA CAVALLINI SEMI COUTURE flared trouser
2. Lauren by Ralph Lauren Wide Leg Trousers, Aegean Blue
3. Tula lace-print wide-leg trousers
4. Smocked Off-Shoulder Top
5. CALF AND CORK PLATFORM WEDGES
6. Steve Madden Women’s Shoes, Luvely Fisherman Platform Wedge Sandals
7. Louis Vuitton Clutch

Fashion Spotting in Garosugil, Seoul, Korea

Fashion Spotting in Garosugil, Seoul, Korea

don’t you just love her tattoos?

Now – onto the make up

The Korean makeup is indeed a trend nowadays not only in Asia but surprisingly, in western countries as well, since our asian sisters are pretty much in every country and we envy their fair gorgeous skin, and perhaps since the infiltration of Psy and the wondergirls.  So who doesn’t want a fresh, flawless face, not to mention a youthful glow even after a day of nerve-racking work? I do
Let us that a look at what are the basics are in a Korean makeup routine :)


FACE
First, a clean,clear face is an essential step to achieve that fresh look. Not only Koreans but most of the people from East Asia (like China and Japan) have this fair to white complexion with really fine pores that some even calls it the porcelain skin. Of course climate is a huge factor but I do think East Asian girls, Koreans in particular are so into their looks nowadays that they are able to practice various skin care routines that are effective in maintaining and enhancing their skin.  Sadly in Singapore, the humidity makes it really tough? ahem.
Second, a staple in Korean makeup, BB cream. I know most of us are fully aware of the history and whatnots of this infamous product but yes, the magic of Korean makeup happens when this liquid foundation-slash-moisturizer-slash-sunscreen  is applied to the face and with the right amount and choice of shade for your complexion— voila! You’ll have that glowing, dewy skin we usually see on Korean actresses and Kpop artists on TV.
 
EYES
Another is their use of black eyeliners, may it be liquid, gel or in pencil form to enhance and enlarge their eyes.  For a fresh and subtle day look, Koreans are known for tightlining their eyes. Tightlining is a method of lining the existing spaces between the lashes or lining as close as possible to the lash line. This will give you bigger, brighter, and more youthful eyes. This method actually creates an “invisible” eye makeup look that makes us wonder how come Korean actresses have these defined looking eyes but it’s as if they re not wearing any.
Also, you wound’t see a lot of them wear dark or even bold color eyeshadows (Okay I know what you’re thinking, and yes girls from 2NE1 is not an exception.
EYEBROWS
Koreans have a different way of grooming and styling their brows which is also getting popular these days hence the name, Korean eyebrows. The typical Korean eyebrows are tousled, bushy, and straight, yes and some of it can be DEAD-ON straight. I personally am fascinated on how they could actually pull off this look without looking like a constipated clown. This eyebrow style gives you that innocent, youthful look, perfect for giving definition to the eyes.
 
CHEEKS
Since most of them have fair complexion, they use blushes with shades of pink, peach and coral to finish the look just enough to bring out a healthy glow. Cheek tints are also popular for that natural flushed look. Also, I observe that they are fond of putting highlighters or illuminators on the high points of their faces. It gives them that fresher, dewy-er, porcelain skin finish.

LIPS
Most Korean lips if not thin, are small yet plump (I hope I’m not the only one who notices that. I guess it has something to do with their speech,idk) Also,most of them have  light colored lips. Lip tints are popular and you can usually see them wear that ‘just bitten’ look using berry lip tints, giving them a natural and for lack of a better term, cute pout. For lippies, they would always go for matte in shades of pink and peach.
TIPS AND INSIGHTS
I know most of us have been ogling about this trend since god knows when but I would honestly say that for some who actually want to transform and morph their faces to look like Koreans but still looking au naturel, well I won’t say it’s impossible but it is kind of hard to pull this look off. It really depends on the texture of the skin, complexion—basically the overall features.  But if you’re someone who is only looking for a fresh, youthful look without trying too hard to look like someone who is pulled out of a Korean drama, you can do a little switch-up on this Korean makeup routine.
Like BB creams for example. Not all BB creams have good coverage and some couldn’t just compliment your skin color. Why struggle in buying and wasting your time and money in BB’s that aren’t for you if you have a liquid foundation just around the corner with better coverage and one that will really compliment your skin color. Lightly sweep a highlighter to the high points of the face or you can use an illuminator as well to achieve that fresh, dewy look BB creams provide.
If you have naturally dark or red lips, use a lip concealer like Etude House’s Color Me Nude Lip Concealer (put lip balm before applying the lip concealer to avoid drying or flaking of the lips)  to neutralize the color of the lips before applying any lip color of choice especially if you want to put a lighter one on your lips. Remember that you want to achieve that fresh , natural look not that pale, anemic look so go for the lip color that will compliment your skin.
Remember , we live in a climate that is meant for any skin to break out and Koreans, well they live in such a  lovely climate …….

My Fat Pocket – friday freebies. Win Too Cool For School’s Mascara now

Featuring “Too Cool For School”, a korean make up brand with kitsch and cute make up that will brighten your day.

Korean makeup brand, Too Cool For School, is known for their unique and creatively packaged product that revolves around a school-inspired theme. This ingenious concept together with the quality of its products has continuously placed Too Cool For School at the forefront of not only the Korean beauty industry but on the global platform as well. Watch Chanel’s review on Too Cool for School Escalator Mascara & Art Class Pencil Eraser.

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The Dinoplatz Escalator Mascara from one of Korea’s leading makeup brand, Too Cool For School, is another item in the long line of the brand’s creatively packaged and effective range of products. The brand’s extensive range has been the choice of many women across the demographics and these demands continue to fuel the rise of Too Cool For School’s popularity.

The Dinoplatz Escalator Mascara has a unique function. The length can be adjusted with a simple twist of the handle to fit the need of the user. When lengthened, the mascara creates a clean long lash and when shortened, bold volume is created. This welcomed and ingenious function certainly provides users options.

Its multi-proof technology ensures no smudging or flaking. The Dinoplatz Escalator Mascara is also easily cleansed off with warm water and together with its long-lasting capability renders it an essential addition to any makeup needs.

The Dinoplatz Mascara is also suitable for all skin type and besides its primary function as a beautifying product, its ingredients, collagen and allantoin, gives elasticity and sooth tired lashes.

 

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Introducing the NEW Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick, effortlessly blending alluring femininity with the beauty of science.

With a new advanced formula, the Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick targets the key qualities that give lips their contour and dimension – fullness, plumpness and firmness.

Thoroughly infused with cutting-edge skin care ingredients, the new and improved lipstick carefully smoothes out fine lines for fuller, kissable lips. Lips are completely moisturised in an instant with the inclusion of sunflower seed oil, jojoba and mango butter for fool-proof, all-day comfort. Be spoilt for choice with a range featuring eight eye-catching shades that delivers bright, dynamic colour from every angle.

KEY INGREDIENTS:

  •   Age-Defying Complex (Portuluca Pilosa Plant Extract and Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38) – Helps boosts the production of collagen*, hyaluronic acid* and aquaporin 3 *Based on in vitro testing of key ingredients
  •   Vitamin E – a powerful antioxidant to help protect lips from free radicals and environmental damage
  •   Sunflower Seed Oil, Jojoba, Mango Butter – a nourishing blend of ingredients provided by nature which areknown for their moisturizing benefits.

    THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE PRODUCT

 Like a fountain of youth for lips. Contains a complex with two age-defying ingredients — an extract from the portulaca pilosa plant, also known as the “kiss me quick” plant, and palmitoyl tripeptide-38. This complex helps to boosts the production of collagen*, a protein that plays a vital role in supporting the skin’s structure to help give it firmness and volume. It also helps to boosts the production of hyaluronic acid* and aquaporin 3* (AQP3). Hyaluronic acid is important for retaining moisture in skin. AQP3 are proteins that create “channels” to help water travel to where it’s needed most, helping with skin hydration. Retaining moisture in the skin promotes a plumping effect for fuller-looking lips. *Based on in vitro testing of key ingredients

AVAILABILITY:

NEW Mary Kay True DimensionsTM Lipstick is available exclusively through your Independent Mary Kay Beauty Consultant starting 16 August 2013 at $30. To locate a consultant, visit www.marykay.com.sg

I tested the Wild About Pink shade and loved it instantly. It was surprising long lasting! I’m not quite a lipstick person but this one definitely made the cut and will be my choice :)

Apart from the usual chanel glosses and balms that I use.

 

The Fire cracker red shade looks sizzling indeed :)

Protect skin’s youthful future with visible volume and firmness.

Vital hydration is replenished and skin stays moisturized for 12 hours with TimeWise Plus+ Regena-FirmTM Day Treatment SPF 30/PA+++

Now you can restore what was lost and lift away the years with the new and improved formula for the TimeWise Plus+TM Regena-Firm range. This advanced series helps strengthen skin’s natural defenses as it protects against factors that can dramatically age skin if left unchallenged.

Scientists say, “Now there’s a way to help address the environmental damage that can lead to sagging skin, deep wrinkles and a noticeable loss of elasticity.” Containing the exclusive Regena-FirmTM Complex, the blend of ingredients help provide the essence of youthful-looking skin through visible volume, lift and firmness.

Mary Kay TimeWise Plus+ Regena-FirmTM Night Treatment

Essential Benefits of TimeWise Plus+ Regena-FirmTM Night Treatment:

 reveal the youthfulness of skin with visible volume, lift and firmness.
 contains age-fighting encapsulated retinol, a highly effective active form of Vitamin A.  immediately increases skin moisture and keeps skin hydrated for 12 hours.

During an independent consumer study, a majority of women agreed that age spots were less noticeable, that skin texture was dramatically improved, and that the neck area looked visibly smoother with lines and wrinkles visibly softened. Here’s what else they said:

  •   Restores youthful cushion to skin: 81%
  •   Softens the appearance of wrinkles: 83%
  •   Skin feels renewed: 84%
  •   Skin is more radiant: 85%
  •   Skin regains firmness: 71%
  •   Feels ultra-hydrating: 86%
  •   Jawline appears more defined: 67%
  •   Enhances skin’s overall appearance: 90%+Results reflect the percentage of women who agreed with the statements during a 4-week independent consumer study.

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MAC ARCHIES GIRLS – SPOILED RICH EYESHADOW QUAD


My first eyeshadow palette from M.A.C . Nothing I do not love about it. Growing up I had flipped through loads and loads of Archie comics, all of which belonged to my cousin Joyce. Noticed I said flip through and not ‘reading’ per se. haha.

I haven’t quite done up the swatches but this should be pretty accurate – photo taken from the blog Allura

Couldn’t resist posting these lipgloss aka lipglass too

SaSa 35th Anniversary Colour Me Beautiful – using Cyber Colours Denim All in One Palette

Here’s my make up done with all the Cyber Color range of make up sent to me by MFP and Sasa.

Did you know last years’ top sellers in Malaysia were:

1. Zero Pore Primer
2. Brightense SPF 25 PA++ Duo White Essence BB Cream
3. Gemstone Compact SPF 40 PA+++ (shown here)
4. Gemstone Aqua-base Pudding Foundation SPF 20 PA++ (shown here)
5. Ex Volume Waterproof Mascara (shown here)
6. 24Hr Eyeliner Duo (shown here)
7. 24Hr Eyebrow Duo (shown here)
8. Brow Shaping Kit
9. Purifying Cleansing Oil Grapefruit
10. Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

Get to look with SaSa Cybercolors using Cyber Colours Denim All in One Palette  and many other products of theirs.

Sharing a Tutorial here on how I achieved the make up look above : Amidst the mayhem I’ve created with my lovely haul.

Step 1: Spritz Cyber Colors BOTANICAL Smoothing Hydro-Base before applying any make it. Shake first to mix the 2 solutions. One of which is Moringa oil . It smells divine by the way. And there’s lots of good reviews on this here:

Step 2: Apply an even layer ofGemstone Aqua-base Pudding Foundation SPF 20 PA++

Step 3: Follow with Gemstone Compact SPF 40 PA+++

Sharing: The Swatches of the eyebrow pencil, eyeliner and the lipstick here :)

But before these. finish up your foundation and concealer

Step 4: I’ve applied my own K palette eye concealer :)

Step 4: Line the eyes with 24Hr Eyeliner Duo (This is surprisingly hard-wearing considering I have oily skin) I usually line my eyes starting from the bottom. I like 3/5 of my lower eye lids and follow with the entire upper lid to meet at the end.

Step 5: Use the 24Hr Eyebrow Duo in Dark Brown to fill in your brows. and then use the brush on other side smooth and smudge it out to make it look natural


Step 6: Apply Sasa Cybercolor Denim Collection Lipstick and Gemstone Blusher (which happens to have a highlighter as well)

Step 7: I mixed the blusher with my own chanel blusher :)

Steo 8: And highlighted my nose bridge by sweeping the white highlighting powder over.

Step 10: I used the Cybercolors denim all in one palette eyeshadow starting first with the beige base, on 2/3 on my lids,  I also applied the white eyeshadow below my brow bone to define and create depth. then followed with the grey eyeshadow as the main color, and darker grey or you can call it black on the sides on my eyes.

Step 11: Curl lashes and then apply mascara

Step 12: Apply your falsies :)

I use beautytools – eye lash adhesive and Sasa Cybercolors’ Falsies

So here’s what I’ll like to rave about isThe Cyber Colours Denim All in One Palette

it’s really your 1 palette to have in your bag as it contains eyeshadow in very versatile shades, a mirror of course, as well as blushers in pink and coral and even a highlighter. How awesome is that? One product to rule them all.

It is a great time saver too :)

That’s all hope you enjoyed the run through as well as a tutorial/preview on how the products work.

There’s even a guide on how to use it (great for eye make up newbies like me) hehehe :)

What’s more? You’re in for a treat.

Vote for me on www.facebook.com/SGSaSa (Contest opens within the next week)

10 winners who vote with the best comments will receive a $100 SaSa Hamper. More details on this soon :) stay tuned.