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

Art of Makeup With Jose Luis & Guerlain Un Soir A L’Opera, Christmas 2014 Collection

Remember in my previous post where I have shared the tips and techniques of using Guerlain Abeille Royale? In this post, I will be sharing in creating Guerlain’s Christmas 2014 Look guided by Jose Luis Yuve using Un Soir A L’Opera which is Guerlain Christmas 2014 Makeup Collection. I have remained my eye makeup when I attended the workshop, pardon my brows, eyeliners and mascara.

Guerlain Un Soir A L'Opera Makeup Christmas 2014

Image Courtesy of Guerlain

‘A night at the Opera is a night of celebration. Guerlain’s 2014 holiday collection rejoices in the radiance and beauty of this magical experience while paying homage to its classic Coque d’Or perfume. First launched in 1937, Jacques Guerlain created Coque d’Or as a tribute to the opera as well as to his friend Diaghilev, the founder of the Russian Ballet.

Coque d’Or’s sensual breathtaking bottle was comprised of dark blue Baccarat crystal and finished with a thin golden layer. It drew its shape from the bow, worn by men on gala evenings and in the ballerinas’ hair. According to the legend, this ribbon offers the secret of grace and eternal seduction to those who possess it.’

Guerlain Un Soir A L'Opera Makeup Christmas 2014 Super Aqua -Serum BB Hydra

Guerlain Super Aqua-Serum BB Hydra++

‘At the heart of Guerlain’s Super Aqua-Serum, a bestseller for the last 25 years, lies Aquacomplex, which purifies cellular water* to improve its circulation, restore a youthful appearance and provide skin with powerful age-defying hydration.
The first BB Cream infused with Super Aqua-Serum, this true Beauty Balm delivers, in a single step, instant and long-lasting hydration (12 hours)**, smoothes out wrinkles and fine lines, and evens out the complexion. This subtly-tinted, feather-light texture protects the skin from both UV rays and dehydration while perfecting the complexion for a naturally radiant glow. Comes in two shades: “”Light”” for pale to medium complexions and “”medium”” for medium to dark complexions.

*In-vitro tests ** Instrumental test – results 12 hours after application.’

After all the nourishing skincare, it’s time for some coverage to create flawless canvas. Jose reminded our foundation acts as our second skin, therefore it should not be thick but adequately to brighten up that complexion. Start with the Guerlain Super Aqua-Serum BB Hydra++, squeeze an adequate amount, warm up between the fingers to melt the product, dab all over the face and blend evenly. I definitely love this BB cream for it’s light texture and with just a small amount, it gives a very good coverage and blends easily.

Guerlain Un Soir A L'Opera Makeup Christmas 2014 Lingerie De Peau Foundation Compact

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Compact Foundation

‘Guerlain invents the most perfect second skin with an all-in-one product. Lingerie de Peau Compact combines the powdery melt-away feel of foundation with the creaminess of a concealer to create a perfect complexion with a spectacular natural finish. Its secret: hyaluronic acid, encapsulated in the Bio-Fusion micro-mesh, continuously captures and maintains water on the skin’s surface.
The “little nothing” becomes everything… The face regains its luminous freshness and full plumpness. Hold and comfort are irreproachable all day long.
The six shades of the range leave a glowing, long-wearing tone that leaves the skin looking natural. The concealer, in a tone lighter than the shade, fuses perfectly with the skin’s natural tone. SPF 20 – PA+++’

Dust lightly over the skin with this foundation to set it for a longer lasting flawless canvas. Again, the foundation shouldn’t be thick and the powder should be applied lightly over the BB cream.

Guerlain Un Soir A L'Opera Makeup Christmas 2014 Brows

Brows defines our eyes and without brows, it will definitely make us look pale. Jose shared the basic techniques to identify selective points to identify the brow shape. Use something thin and straight such as pencil or brush handle as your pointer.

First point would be the start of the brows. Use your pointer, lean at the sides of your nose, across your tear-duct and over the brows, that would be the start of the brows. Second point would be the arch of the brows. Use your pointer again, lean at the sides of the nose, across the outer of your iris and brows, that would be your arch. Lastly, the end of the brows. Use your pointer again, lean at the sides of the nose, across the outer corner of your eyes and brows, that is the end of your brows.

Draw accordingly following your pointers light-handed as you want to create soft natural brows. Ensure to blend the brows with a brush to soften those drawings.

Guerlain Un Soir A L'Opera Makeup Christmas 2014 Petrouchka Palette Eye

Guerlain Petrouchka Palette

“The refinement of an exceptional palette to slip into your evening bag.
The case is adorned with a precious red fabric bow which can easily be transformed into a delightful bracelet or a hair tie.
The must-haves for a sophisticated beauty look: five finely iridescent eyeshadow shades and four matte or pearlescent blushes.”

On the first glance of the palette, it looks like an ordinary palette and later did I know, the palette is actually magnetically secured with another blusher quads underneath of it where I will have a photo of it for blush application.

Guerlain Un Soir A L'Opera Makeup Christmas 2014 Tutorial

Let’s get into the eye makeup and I do have my eye brows, eyeliner and mascara done before I come to this workshop. The name of the eye shadows are following as labelled in the previous photo.

  1. Apply on the crease with Deep Gold with circular motion bringing forward to the inner eye lid and ends with circular motion. Repeat the steps until you get the your desired saturation.
  2. Apply Gold on the middle of your eye lid and gently blend in with Deep Gold that was applied on the crease.
  3. To create that deep set eyes, use Black Gold to apply at the outer corner of the eye lid. Blend in circular motion and bring forward to the middle of the eyelid.
  4. Select Light/Yellow Gold, highlight at underneath the brows and inner corner of the eyes.

Guerlain Un Soir A L'Opera Makeup Christmas 2014 The Eye Pencil

Guerlain The Eye Pencil

“A demanding expert, Madame wants it all! An all-in-one pencil capable of transforming her eyes’ expression in an instant, bending to her every whim at any time… The perfect eye contour pencil thanks to its clever combination of silky smooth waxes, luminous polymers and intense pigments, the Eye Pencil pairs high-impact colour with a vinyl shine.

Like a kohl pencil with the softness of a gel, it frames the inner eye with an intense, stay-true line. Long-lasting, no-transfer and water-resistant, it unfailingly withstands heat and tears of emotion.

Carefully considered down to the smallest detail, it is even retractable to deliver its fine pencil as needed, until it is finished.”

Redefine eyes with lining on the upper lash line, finish off with high wing out to create that cat eye look. This eye liner is creamy with dark pigmentation, not as easy to glide on as I would imagine plus with the pencil sharpness, it was challenging to create that cat eyes liner.

Guerlain Un Soir A L'Opera Makeup Christmas 2014 Cils D'enfer Maxi Lash

Guerlain Cils D’enfer Maxi Lash Mascara

‘A charming trump card and an irresistible weapon of seduction… Maxi Lash dresses up, intensifies and enhances the eyes.
Its extraordinary formula ensures breathtaking volume, curl and hold. Its secret? The combined action of three polymers: the first is coating, the second is softening and the third is setting. From the very first stroke, they act together for a simultaneous result in order to plump up and curl the fringe of lashes in a lasting and even way.’

Pump up those lashes with more volume and curl to finish off the eye makeup. I applied this mascara over my lashes (which already applied with my lashes) in zigzag motion with no worries in clumping them. No matter how many times I have layered it over my lashes, it does not clump at all. It darkens my lashes and bring them even higher whereby you could how high my lashes are lifted as though I’m wearing falsies.

Guerlain Un Soir A L'Opera Makeup Christmas 2014 Perles D'etoile Light Revealing Pearls of Powder

Guerlain Perles D’etoile Light Revealing Pearls of Powder

‘Crafted entirely in golden metal, it features the famous bow inspired by Coque d’Or sculpted on the lid.
The legendary pearls are available in blend of six light and radiant tones has been specially designed to enhance the complexion after nightfall under the lights of evening.’

Bring the glow and radiance of the skin with Guerlain Perles D’etoile Light Revealing Pearls of Powder. This powder will not give you a disco ball shine but sufficient to bring more light to your skin.

Guerlain Un Soir A L'Opera Makeup Christmas 2014 Perles D'etoile Light Revealing Pearls of Powder Technique

The Guerlain way of applying Guerlain Perles D’etoile Light Revealing Pearls of Powder. This technique is simply easy where you start at the forehead towards the temples, over the cheekbones, to the bridge of the nose, bringing down towards the nose crossing the cupids bow, lips and lastly end on the chin. Repeat the same on the other half of the face mirroring the same shape. Notice that the shape its actually a ‘G’? It is the Guerlain’s signature G where Jose is using.

Guerlain Un Soir A L'Opera Makeup Christmas 2014 Petrouchka Palette Blush

This are the quads of blusher in Guerlain Petrouchka Palette where is consist of 2 shimmery and 2 matte blushers. Their shades are light pink, rosy and plum shades. Using the same technique as Jose, swirl the brush over all of the blushers and gentle apply over the cheeks.

Guerlain Un Soir A L'Opera Makeup Christmas 2014 Rouge Parade

Guerlain Rouge Parade

‘Ready to go out, the exceptional lip colour is adorned in red lacquer, set off with a golden charm and mechanism. As precious as a jewel, the aptly named 820 Rouge Parade delivers a luminous red bullet. It is the shade worn by Natalia Vodianova in the campaign visual, attracting every eye from her balcony.’

Red lipsticks is a must for the Parisian nights. Jose also shared a little tips which shades of lipsticks to wear according to the color of your clothing.

  • Dark colored clothes – Red lipsticks
  • Light colored clothes – Orange tone lipsticks
  • Low profile clothes – light lipstick

Lipstick plays an important role to match the overall makeup. If wrong shade is selected, you may end up overly done or pale.

Guerlain Un Soir A L'Opera Makeup Christmas 2014 Rouge Parade Technique

Jose also shared how lip shapes would determine the character. Rounder shapes would give a sexy look and sharper edge gives an elegant look.

Guerlain Un Soir A L'Opera Makeup Christmas 2014 Coque D'or Perfumed Shimmer Powder Body & Hair

Guerlain Coque D’or Perfumed Shimmer Powder Body & Hair

“For the first time since its creation, Guerlain has reproduced Coque d’Or’s original bottle and reinterpreted it in gold-lacquered glass.
With a mere press of the bulb, the twirling, airy powder enfolds the hair and “décolleté” in a delicate sparkling veil. subtly scented with Coque d’Or’s legendary chypre notes, recomposed in an exclusive variation. “

Finish off with Guerlain Coque D’or Perfumed Shimmer Powder Body & Hair to add more outstanding glimmer. This can be applied over the face as well as over the body and hair. I love this as it is easy to use by pressing over the bulb where the powder sprays evenly over the surface and at the same time, giving that beautiful scent.

Guerlain Un Soir A L'Opera Makeup Christmas 2014 Look

This is the final look for this Christmas 2014 and you could also use this for New Years. This look is beautifully elegant. As long as you ensure that you blend the colors well, your makeup will look as though it was professionally done.

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Guerlain Abeille Royale, Art of Skin Deep for Nourishing and Radiant Glow

I spent my weekend with Guerlain to find more surprises from them and it was a get together for a few of their consumers. From this get together, I learned about Guerlain Abeille Royale skin care range as well as Guerlain Christmas 2014 Makeup Collection, Un Soir A L’Opera.

Guerlain Jose Luis and Adrian

For this occasion, Guerlain had flew in their International Makeup Artist, Jose Luis Yuve who it’s his first time in Malaysia and our Malaysia Guerlain Trainer, Adrian Sin. Jose Luis Yuve was borned in Uruguay, who studied sculpture and his shifted his passion over to makeup in his earlier years. The session begun by Adrian Sin whereby to showcase Guerlain Abeille Royale skincare range.

Before I go into the skincare, let’s have a brief idea about Guerlain Abeille Royale skincare from the video above. During this session, we are encourage to experience the difference and benefit of the skincare. I was skeptical as I have just recovered from laser treatment that was done a week before.

Guerlain Abeille Royale

Image Courtesy of Beauty Almanac

‘Bee products are some of the world’s most effective natural healing substances. Guerlain Research has extracted their active power to create Abeille Royale: a skincare programme with Pure Royal Concentrate that stimulates the key mechanisms in the healing process within the skin* to continuously help to repair wrinkles and loss of tissue firmness (*In vitro test).’

Guerlain Abeille Royale Preparing Toner

Guerlain Abeille Royale Preparing Toner

‘Derived from the exceptional repairing power of bee products, this toner prepares the skin to optimise the wrinkle-correcting and firming action of Abeille Royale skincare. The skin seems stimulated from within: reshaped and smoothed, it glows with youthfulness. Its fresh and creamy texture delivers plumping softness to the skin.

According to Instrumental tests: wrinkles and fine lines smoothed from the very first month.
Women are convinced*:
- For 94% of them, the toner leaves the skin softer
- For 91% of them, the toner leaves the skin suppler

*Satisfaction test, 32 women, results after 1 month’s twice-daily use’

A very light and refreshing toner that helps to balance skin moisture. Of course, there is a hint of honey scent to it and this is to apply over cleansed skin with facial cotton. For an extra boost, this toner can be applied on it’s own by warming it in between palms and pat it over the skin.

*tips – always warm the product for it to melt for better absorbency and effectiveness.

Guerlain Abeille Royale Eye Care

Guerlain Abeille Royale Up-Lifting Eye Care

‘Derived from the exceptional repairing power of bee products, this eye care helps to repair visible signs of ageing and fatigue in the eye area. It smoothes wrinkles and fine lines, and lifts and firms the eye contour. Combatting puffiness and dark circles, it illuminates areas of shadow. The eyes appear visibly younger, as if lifted.

Lifting effect: 91%*
- On the upper eyelid: anti-slackening action: 88%*
- On the eye contour: firmed contour: 84%, smoothed contour: 88%*
- On the lower eyelid: dark circles fade away: 75%, decongesting effect: 84%, more rested eyes: 88%*

*Satisfaction test, 32 women, 1 month after twice-daily application’

This eye cream can also be applied over the makeup for quick fatigue relief. Even with eye cream, we do need to warm up the product in between fingers before applying them. To use this eye cream, Adrian recommend to gently pat the product in from outer corner of the eyes towards inside then over the eye lid. Repeat the steps until the eye cream is fully absorbed into your skin.

Guerlain Abeille Royale Face Treatment Oil

Guerlain Abeille Royale Face Treatment Oil

‘Born from the exceptional repairing power of bee products, the cooling treatment oil, a concentrated elixir of specific honeys, instantly promotes firmness when massaged into the skin. The skin is invigorated, toned and perfectly sculpted.’

There is a misconception over oil based products. Though I have oily skin, there are times I love face oil treatment like this as they are nourishing and provide so much more nutrition for the skin to glow and increases skin radiance. This oil has a sweet scent of honey and the texture is light and runny. To apply this, Adrian shared a specific application to enjoy the benefit of this oil.

Guerlain Abeille Royale Face Treatment Oil Massage

  1. With both palms, warm the product and place your palm over the face. Gently cover your skin with the oil.
  2. Place your fist over your cheek and move it upwards with firm circular motion. This motion helps to stimulate the muscles to improve skin firmness.
  3. Using the bottom of the palm, start from the chin and work your way towards the ear. Then at the sides of the nose towards the ear. This motion helps to tighten skin.

Guerlain Abeille Royale Repairing Honey Gel Mask

Guerlain Abeille Royale Repairing Honey Gel Mask

‘Bees produce some of the world’s most effective natural healing substances. Guerlain has extracted the exceptional repairing* power of bee products to create this gel-textured honey mask which leaves the skin plumped up and exceptionally smooth right from the first application. Skin recovers its density and appears more nourished after each application.
*In vitro tests on ingredients

Instantly bluffing results:

The skin is moisturized*: 6h, +24%
The skin is smooth**: -15% of wrinkles
* Measure of the instantly moisturizing
** Measure of the instantly smooth effect

Women note extraordinary results on their skin’s quality just after the first use and after 1 month ***:’

We were told to apply a thick layer of this mask, my skin would be more than just happy as they are in recovery stage and thirst for more moisture. I applied this mask twice and my skin absorbed them so quickly as though I did not apply anything over my skin. It doesn’t feel sticky or oily at all. Some may experience tingling sensation as the product is working it’s way deep into your skin. I like this mask very much especially when it has been kind to my sensitive skin and no oily residue.

Isn’t this something new to learn from just Guerlain skin care? I will continue on Guerlain Christmas 2014 Makeup Collection, Un Soir A L’Opera in my next post as there is much more to learn from Jose Luis. He is informative, charming, funny and approachable. Remember to check over my next post!

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

New Beauty Trend by CLIO Salon De Cara, Korea First Salon Brush Mascara Launched in Malaysia

One of Korea’s most innovative and top cosmetic brand, CLIO has officially introduced their new mascara invention incorporated with salon technology and formula, Salon de Cara – Korea’s first Salon Brush Mascara. This mascara has been launched in Korea, China, Vietnam, US and now in Malaysia just last week.

CLIO Salon De Cara Launch

The launch took place at Watsons Store in Pavilion, started with three models coming through from the above escalator parading Salon de Cara.

CLIO Salon De Cara Launch Models

In Korea, CLIO received overwhelming response and was endorsed by Sandara Park from 2NE1. Salon de Cara comes in three different types hence three models showcasing them.

CLIO Salon De Cara Launch Ribbon Cutting

The launch was poised by Ms Jace Tan, Director of Asian Beauty Corner Sdn Bhd, Mr Kulvinder Birring, Managing Director of Watson’s Personal Care Store, Ms Caryn Loh, General Manager Trading Watson’s Personal Care Stores and Mr Andy Ho, Director of Andy Ho Haute Coiffure.

CLIO Salon De Cara Launch Hair Demo

A demo was performed  by Ken, Senior Hair Stylist from Andy Ho Haute Coiffure in conjunction to the ‘salon’ concept from Salon de Cara during the launch.

CLIO Salon De Cara Launch 2NE1 Sandara Park
Salon de Cara will be providing an ease for our makeup junkies with volumising, ultra-curl and long lash effect to set natural looking eye lashes. Salon de Cara uniqueness includes,

  • First salon style brush mascara in Korea adopting salon technology
  • Salon oriented formula volume effect
  • Waterproof coating that will easily wash off without irritation
  • Salon ingredients using ceramide and Argan Oil, which provides strong moisturizing treatment to prevent eye lashes from being damaged.

CLIO Salon De Cara Launch Mascaras

Salon de Cara comes with three different types and you can simply identify them from it’s neon tube colors.

Roll Brush Cara (Curling x Volume)

With ultra-fine roll and network of resilient curl of imposed from hair perm setting. Roll Brush Cara gives you the gorgeous volume of “C” curl, perfect long lasting effect and smudge-free.

Hair Roll Cara (Volume x Volume)

With a 15mm cylindrical roller brush, just like hair rollers. Hair Roll Cara gives you the complete volumise eyelashes and oriented light volume formula from Ballon Hallow Powder.

Finger Brush Cara (Long Lash x Volume)

Feel of the professional artist finger of 228 finger brushes, sticky wax in the 5mm cellulose fiber helps maximize your lash volume. Finger Brush Cara gives you the neat, dramatic long and stunning eyelashes effect.

Salon de Cara is now available in Watsons Store nationwide retailing at MYR65.90 each. For the latest fuzz buzz over CLIO, give them a like over their Facebook below.


 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh