Empro Cosmetics Bonbrow, New Brows To Usher The New Year

My brows is always a dilemma, they are sparse, unruly and not in a proper shape. I have been thinking of doing brow embroidery for the past few months and finally decided to get it just recently at Empro Cosmetics in Mid Valley.

Empro Bonbrow Before

This is a show of my naked brows, they do not have strong shape to frame my eyes and you could see my left brow, it looked all so wonky. I came to a conclusion to do brow embroidery because of how my brow looks and chose Empro because I was their customer ages ago and I trust their work art. Brow embroidery unlike tattoos, they look more natural and could last up to 2-3 years depending on individuals. Also, I chose Mid Valley outlet because it is highly recommended by many customers.

Empro Bonbrow Before 2

This is how I draw my brows, thick in height and horizontally flat to shorten my oblong face feature. My sister in law went together on 25 January 2015 with appointment at 5pm. I have been consulted where I should be doing Bonbrow which means they would embroidery the tint of color with result like drawn brows which is known as eBrow and lines that look like hair strands known as Ero. You could read further from their website, here.

Empro Bonbrow After

My brows was done by May, Senior Face Artist who I highly recommend and I will share with you the reason for it later in this post. I love the outcome right after, it looks so natural as though I drew it myself. When I got back to work on Monday, no one notices until I tell them about it.

The process…

Consultants will first share which type of service is more suitable and select the right category of artist who comes with different years of experience in doing such work art. After selecting, the artist will be drawing the brow shape desired until the customer fully satisfied and trim the brows accordingly. Once everything has been confirmed, the artist will bring to a special area of adjustable seats are at to proceed the embroidery. I did try to snap a photo when I have my embroidery done but May told me nicely I was not allowed to, therefore I stopped.

The feeling…

If you have not known, embroidery uses special blade to embed the dye onto the skin. Each blade used is new from sterilized pack and not to be shared with anyone. The dye comes with different shade and mine is Natural Brown.

The first question you would ask, “Wait…there’s blade? Does it bleed a lot?”. Yes it will bleed depending on your skin type as sensitive skin type are more prone to bleed. This needs to be shared with the artist for them to understand and to put their skills in the right manner.

“It’s a blade then how do they embroidery it onto the skin?” Different work art requires different technique to embed the dye in. As for me, I did Bonbrows, a combination of eBrow and Ero. For eBrow, the feeling is like having the blade to hook into the skin and for Ero, I could feel the blade cuts in short strokes. Definitely this technique is not to severely to injure anyone.

“The bleeding must have hurt so bad!”. This will depend on your pain endurance and if you know that you are not able to bare pain, you could share it with the artist. They will help you to apply a layer of cream which I believe maybe numbing cream. I did not go with the cream at all.

Empro Bonbrow Peeling

They do provide a recovery cream for me to apply every night for my skin to properly recover. This is how my brow looked like on the 4th day where my skin naturally peels and it is normal to undergo this stage as our skin renews. At this moment, it is not advisable to peel the scabs by yourself and do allow them to fall off on their own. After another 2 days, the peeling is all done for me.

Empro Bonbrow After Peeling

This is after a week from the embroidery where it is not as thick or dark as how it looks like from the start. Frankly speaking, this is too natural for my liking and I would prefer to have brows just like how it looks after the embroidery. I would also prefer to have much more straighter brows.

Empro Bonbrow Before & After

Here is a comparison of before and after, definitely it shows a beautiful difference. I do require more and this is not a complete brows yet as I am entitled with a complimentary one time touch up after a month. I will be visiting them again this month. I will definitely update, how it turns out for the touch up. With this ‘new’ brows I save tons of time for my makeup and I’m less worried on my brows disappearing act.

An incident…

We arrived five minutes before our appointment at 5pm and was consulted by the Face Artist. My sister in law proceeded with eBrow by May, Senior Face Artist. As for me, I was consulted half way by the Face Artist and she went to another customer who wanted to do Bonbrow. I seek for help from another consultant and she suggested me to do Bonbrow. Consultants are unable to provide embroidery service yet. Due to budget constraint, I wanted to go with Face Artist to do Bonbrow for me and she is occupied with a customer, therefore I waited. She is the only Face Artist in the outlet.

While waiting, there isn’t enough waiting seats, nobody asked if I would need any help or advice how long I should be waiting nor offering any drinks. I waited until 7pm in the outlet with several times of changing seats and glances with Empro staff and other customers until the Face Artist as well as my sister in law done with their embroidery. The Face Artist noticed my presence the whole duration I was there and never ask a word to follow up from me. May, the Senior Face Artist was surprised that I have not proceed any service yet and told the Face Artist that I am taking her service. They were speaking in Mandarin where my sister in law overheard, the Face Artist replied to May by saying “It’s already 7pm.” I believe it’s time for her to end her shift.

May offered her service, however, I shared my concern on my budget and her fees exceeds it. At the point of time, all services has 15% discount off. She made a quiet move by offering me 30% discount whereby her service of Bonbrow is MYR 880 and after discount would be MYR616, the best price she could offer to me.  This price is approximately MYR50 more expensive from the Face Artist discounted fee. I hesitated at first but after a few thoughts, I accepted to take up her service since I have already waited for 2 hours with unwillingness of the Face Artist to help me and I believe May was very sincere to help me. Therefore, I highly recommend May as she is friendly, patient and helpful. I do not have her photo for now, maybe I’ll grab a photo with her during my next visit for touch up.

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop Lip Balm in Oh! Orange, Giving That Soft Orange Lips

There are times I opt for colored lip balms to get my look quickly done without much hassle plus it doesn’t stain cups as much as lipstick does.  Here I had the opportunity to try Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop Lip Balm.

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm in Oh Orange

‘Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm incorporates a botanical extract made from Centella Asiatica. A small herbaceous plant native to India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Indonesia, Iran and other parts of Asia, Centella Asiatica has been used as a medicinal herb for centuries. A formula that combines shea butter and vitamin E enables Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm to live up to it’s promises.

In just one application, Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm instantly moisturizes lips and continues to provide hydration for eight hours. These incredible results stem from a unique blend of powerfully moisturizing ingredients, including Vitamin E and a high concentration of shea butter.

The combination of vitamins in these hydrators, along with the Centella Asiatice plant, boost the look and feel of lips, keeping them smooth and supple for eight hours.’

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm in Oh Orange Tube

They come in three shades of Pink Shock, Berry Bomb and Oh! Orange. The one that I have here is Oh! Orange. The lip balm comes in a basic twist up lip balm packaging with hand written-like over the clear cover.

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm in Oh Orange Ingredients

The lip balm also contains petrolatum, fragrance, alcohol and silica. If you are sensitive to these ingredients, I recommend to avoid this lip balm.

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm in Oh Orange Swatch

The lip balm gives a light tint of orange and the balm-effect shine. Moisturizing and waxy.

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm in Oh Orange Application

Using this lip balm is just like other lip balms, just apply it whenever you need it. It does felt like other lip balms but this comes with a fruity citrus scent like an orange as describe by it’s name. It glides on easily once it ‘melts’ from the application.

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm in Oh Orange Before & After

Above all…

 I often reach out for this lip balm recently to relief my dry lips without overdoing the color. Even so, the shade is not as shocking neon as it claims and it gives a delicate tint of orange shade. It does keep my lips moisturize but wears off bits by bits every time I drink from my cup and I just reapply whenever needed. The shade does transfer to my cup but doesnt’t stain it. It does moisturize my lips immediately right after application, however there isn’t much of a moisture lock since reapplying is needed after it wears off. This is a good deal of a basic colored lip balm for it’s price and function.

Price: MYR14.90

Availability: Nationwide leading pharmacies, selective departmental stores, super/hypermarket.

PROs:

  • Glides on easily
  • Keeps lips moisturize immediately
  • Doesn’t stain cups
  • Very affordable

CONs:

  • Lightly colored lip balm, no neon shocking shade
  • Poor moisture lock
  • Wears off after a few drinks of beverage

My Rating: 4/5

 

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This lip balm was provided by Maybelline Malaysia for review purpose, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Maybelline Color Show Liner in Noble Purple, An Edgy Shade Yet Sophisticated

Maybelline New York Color Show is a collection of the hottest fashion colors in convenient and advanced formulas in hot colors to brilliant must have pieces. The one I will be trying would be Maybelline Color Show Liner in Noble Purple.Maybelline Color Show Liner in Noble Purple

‘Always wanted quirky and edgy colored lined eyes? You can have it at your fingertips with Color Show Liner’s stunning range of smudge-free colors. Available in bold runway shades like turquoise, tangerine and metalic gray. Color Show Liner goes on in one smooth sweep to create a fashionable effect that is hot on the runways.’

Maybelline Color Show Liner in Noble Purple Tip

It is a retractable liner which definitely became as my plus point because I could put out the effort of sharpening it. Twisting it was smooth and just by looking at it, this eye liner seems convincing.

Maybelline Color Show Liner in Noble Purple Swatch
Noble Purple is a metalic deep purple with extremely fine glitters. To notice the glitters probably need a few seconds and to hit the right for it to reflect.

Maybelline Color Show Liner in Noble Purple Application

This is how I apply it and yes, I did tug my skin a little in order to get a smooth application. Do bare in mind where tugging is fine when the pressure is gentle and not too much of a gap. The eye liner does goes on smoothly easily and effortlessly.

Maybelline Color Show Liner in Noble Purple Before & After
I love how prominent the eye liner is and Noble Purple shade is not only an edgy shade yet it is very sophisticated. The application goes on easily and gives a very smooth line.

Above all…

I love everything about the eye liner for being retractable, glides on smoothly during application and color opacity. It is a very affordable eye liner with great color selections. However, I noticed by the end of the day (approximately 9 hours after application), the eye liner actually loses about 10% of it’s opacity. In other words, the eye liner faded but it did not smudge onto anywhere around my face at all. Everything came off with my makeup remover. Since it is so affordable, I don’t mind to purchase other shades.

Price: MYR17.90

Availability: Nationwide leading pharmacies, super/hyper market, selective departmental stores.

PROS:

  • Retractable
  • Glides smoothly during application
  • Great color opacity
  • Easy to remove with makeup remover
  • Very affordable
  • Doesn’t smudge

CONs:

  • Faded it’s opacity

My Rating: 4.9/5

 

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This eyeliner was provided by Maybelline Malaysia for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

2015 innisfree Festa Malaysia Featuring It’s Global Brand Ambassador, Lee Min Ho

innisfree has launched it’s first store in Malaysia stands in Sunway Pyramid last month, December 2014. I came about to know innisfree when I was still writing for Korea Cosmetics a few years back and Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask was the first ever product that I have tried and love it.  innisfree continues to celebrate the joy with innisfree Festa 2015 happened last weekend featuring it’s Global Brand Ambassador who came all the way from Korea, Lee Min Ho.

2015 innisfree Festa Malaysia - Julie Woon

The media event was hosted by our most recognized personalities in Malaysia media, Julie Woon. Started with details of innisfree origin at Jeju Island, product purity, innisfree has strengthen the brand name across the nation to different countries such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and finally has arrived to Malaysia shores.

2015 innisfree Festa Malaysia - Koo  Ae-Ran

Ms. Koo Ae-Ran, Marketing Director of innisfree headquarters shares, ‘With increasing green consciousness and lifestyles in harmony with nature booming, it was a timely decision for us to bring the natural goodness of Keku to Malaysia to fuel the demand for natural beauty products. As we make our mark in Malaysia, we are grateful and indeed thankful that innisfree is well-received in the local market. As we celebrate the success with our loyal customers today, I can assure you that the store at Sunway Pyramid Shopping mall is just the first of many stores planned for Malaysia in the near future”.

“Committed to take our green goals to the next level, this closed-door innisfree Festa is our way of bringing the essence of Jeju Island alive. We believe the thoughtfully crafted experiential walkthrough will take ou one steop closer to understanding the green ideology and methodology behind this brand. Plus it’s also our way to introduce our Global Brand Ambassador, Lee Min Ho to his fans and local media.”

Over in innisfree Jeju House, guest are able to reflect the sensorial experiences of the brand through sound, sight, touch, tast and small. The house has various activities that gratify one’s senses in the nature of Jeju such as cosmetics made up of pure Jeju ingredients, organic soap making experience and organic cafe with fresh Jeju ingredients. Graced by gallery are not only Lee Min Ho’s images but also Yoona, innisfree’s Global Female Brand Ambassador taken over the breathtaking sceneries of Jeju Island.

2015 innisfree Festa Malaysia - Ms Park

Ms. Park, Brand Manager of innisfree headquarters shares of where innisfree is the first to use squeezed fresh green tea essence. As this technique able to retain the purity of green tea’s properties and it could provide more moisture and amino acid which is beneficial for every skin type.

Organic green tea leaves were grown and harvested in pure Jeju Island. Within an hour after harvesting, the fresh green tea leaves were steamed for 30 seconds to retain their natural nutrients. Steamed green tea leaves that are rich in moisture are squeezed to extract 100% fresh green tea essence. Finally, fresh green tea essence is stabilized to prevent it from blighting and extracted using purified water for better skin absorbency.

2015 innisfree Festa Malaysia - Lee Min Ho & Julie Woon

Stood tall over the event is Lee Min Ho who brought much more excitement to the event shares his must-haves is  innisfree Forest for Men All-in-One Essence. Personal care is important, not only for women hence men too needs to take care of it. He swear by innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask and Green Tea Seed Serum to keep his skin clear, hydrated and fresh over his busy  schedule of filming and travelling. He also shared that he has finished filming of a movie, Gangnam 1970 and looking forward for more movies in future.

2015 innisfree Festa Malaysia - Margaret, Lee Min Ho, Ko Ae-Ran

Along with Lee Min Ho, Ms. Koo Ae-Ran and Ms. Margaret Chin, General Manager of AMOREPACIFIC Malaysia officiated  innisfree launch into Malaysia as well as to honour innisfree Festa 2015 by watering a green tea plant as a symbolic gesture.

2015 innisfree Festa Malaysia - Margaret, Lee Min Ho, Ko Ae-Ran 2

From left to right, Ms. Margaret Chin, Lee Min Ho and Ms. Koo Ae-Ran.

2015 innisfree Festa Malaysia - Lee Min Ho

Lastly, Min Ho thank everyone for coming and to innisfree for the successful launch. Also, thanking for all the effort and support he received especially for his upcoming movie.

Share your support and keep yourself updated for more innisfree Malaysia happenings by liking their Facebook below!

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh