Empro Cosmetics BonBrow, Touch Up After A Month

Last month I went for Empro Bonbrow and a month later, I went for a touch up session which I definitely need it because my brows look way too natural from what I have expected. From my purchase, I am entitled with a free touch up session.

The process goes the same as how I had described it in my previous post. I’m so glad to meet my artist again, May as she is very patient to hear what I want to archive for me brows. Since the outcome turned out so natural, I did share with her I want my brows look even thicker and flatter. Basically, like the current trending Korean brows. This would be able to shorten my oblong face shape.

Empro Bonbrow Touch Up

This is how it looks like after the touch up. It looks really thick like Shin Chan which I didn’t mind because I know I will go through the process of peeling and the brow shape would shrink.

Empro Bonbrow Touch Up After Peel

After a week, this is how it looks like. Definitely this looks so much better and from this photo, the shade may look uneven but it’s quite alright in real. I do notice where my left brow seem to be higher than the right and it’s some area are not quite filled at the top part of my brows. The front of the brows seems shorter, slightly more further from my nose bridge.

I did share my concern to May on what if I am still not happy with my brows. She mentioned where I could come back a month later to get them fixed without charges. I think I would need to look out for her again to fix my left brow.

Empro Bonbrow Touch Up - Traclyn & May Yong

This is May Yong, where I promised in my previous post that I would get a photo with her. She is the Senior Artist as well as Assistant Supervisor of Empro Mid Valley. She is highly recommended for her service, patience and experience. Feel free to look out for her if you would like to get your brows done.

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Maybelline Color Show Lip Color in Pink Please, A Must Grab for Budget Beauty

Maybelline Color Show collection reveals colors straight from the runway and I’m about to share with you on Maybelline Color Show Lip Color. A lipstick that goes on effortlessly on my lips that I never thought I would reach out for it often.
Maybelline Color Show Lip Color in Pink Please

‘A range of the hottest and fashionable lip colors that range from reds to pinks. With colors inspired straight from the fashion shows, Color Show Lip Color offers brilliance and boldness in just one swipe. Your lip color will be the talk of town! Plus, it’s fragrance – which is specially created for the Asian market – is a pampering indulgence each time you apply it on your lips.’Maybelline Color Show Lip Color in Pink Please Close Up

The color of the lipstick is bright and stunning. Just like many of lipsticks, the tip of the lipstick bullet is slanted with sharp tip.

Maybelline Color Show Lip Color in Pink Please Shade

The shade that I have here is in Pink Please. I would have imagine that it could be either sweet pink or bright pink shade.
Maybelline Color Show Lip Color in Pink Please Swatch

The shade turned out to be soft red shade with pink undertone. The scent is really delicious, it carries sweet berry scent and also somehow reminds me the Bubbleyum watermelon bubble gums.Maybelline Color Show Lip Color in Pink Please Ingredients

I’m really thankful where this lipstick does not contain alcohol or paraben, however it does contain silica.

Maybelline Color Show Lip Color in Pink Please Before & After

Here is how it turns out on my lips. It gives a wonderful coverage over my pigmented lips. It also gives quite a shine giving the plumper lips effect.

Maybelline Color Show Lip Color in Pink Please - Traclyn Yeoh

This is on my overall look, I quite like the lipstick and shade. It suits my skin tone very well.

Above all…

I would say if you need a quick and affordable lipstick, this is a must grab. It delivers a pigmented shade that provides a decent coverage, glides on easily and the sharp tip over the lipstick bullet allows precise application. Definitely a plus if you are a fan of berries because this lipstick smells like it! This lipstick however does transfer, intermittently it turns slightly frosty after a couple of drinks.

Price: MYR17.90

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

PROs:

  • Affordable
  • Pigmented shade
  • Good coverage
  • Glides on easily
  • Precise application
  • High shine for plumper lips effect

CONs:

  • Transferable
  • Becomes frosty after a few drinks

My Rating: 4/5

 

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This lipstick was provided for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

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.

 *Update on 12 February 2015

Empro’s International Marketing Manager contacted me via Facebook a day after this post was uploaded. He apologized for the incident happened where he will personally look into this matter. Also, this post has been shared to the owner and he offered a set of products to be sent to me.

I had rejected the set of products kindly because I’m not looking forward for free products to land in my hands. I just wanted to share my truthful experience and this will also help Empro to improve their services especially when they do take feedback seriously. I’m surprised that they contacted me the day after I uploaded this and I really appreciate their effort to reach out for me.

 

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