The Christopher Kane for NARS Collection

Third NARS store in Malaysia has opened in Mid Valley since May 2015 and just recently they have launched The Christopher Kane for NARS Collection.

Christopher Kane x NARS collection

The Christopher Kane for NARS Collection consist of limited edition collection of unexpected shades and formula inspired by the nature of neon and the nude shades to compliment. This collection showcases Christopher Kane’s unexpected and edgy design aesthetic with NARS’ iconic and bold beauty philosophy, is the first fashion collaboration to feature a full line of Eyeshadows, Blushes, Illuminating Multiples, and Lip Glosses. Eyes are enhanced with iridescent rose gold, pink lilac, and violet. Cheeks are flushed with soft beige or hot pink. And lips are saturated in high-shine shades of neon pink and coral that subtly stain after the gloss is gone.

Christopher Kane

Image Courtesy of NARS Malaysia

Who is Christopher Kane?

A global renowned fashion talent who started his own label since 2006 then capitalising on the success of the award winning MA collection that attracted so much media attention. He debuted with Spring/Summer 2007 collection later that year in London attracted even more attention as well as immediate sales.

Kane’s design reflects a woman’s attitude as opposed to age. It is no surprise where Christopher Kane has earned the attention of Kering (formerly PPR), the French luxury goods group that includes Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Saint Laurent and Balenciaga. The group then invested in the share in Kane’s share and now expanding to the retail level in 2014. His first store is located Mount Street, Mayfair, London.

Christopher Kane x NARS collection Lip Gloss

Lip glosses from left to right, Mezmer Nebulous, Nucleus, Glow Pink. Retails at MYR95.00.

Christopher Kane x NARS collection Lip Gloss Swatches

Lip glosses swatches from left to right, Mezmer Nebulous, Nucleus, Glow Pink. Sheer texture with a hint of color.

Christopher Kane x NARS collection Illuminating Multiple

Violet Atom Illuminating Multiple. Retails at MYR154.

Christopher Kane x NARS collection Illuminating Multiple Swatch

Violet Atom Illuminating Multiple swatch. Finishes off velvety smooth, non-oily or tacky.

Christopher Kane x NARS collection Blusher

Blushers from left to right, Starscape, Silent Nude.

Christopher Kane x NARS collection Blusher Swatches

Blushers swatch from left to right, Starscape and Silent Nude. Finishes off matte and soft, shades are buildable.

Christopher Kane x NARS collection Parallel Universe

Parallel Universe Duo Eyeshadow, retails at MYR 128.00.

Christopher Kane x NARS collection Parallel Universe Swatches

Parallel Universe Duo Eyeshadow swatch, shimmery finish and goes on easily.

Christopher Kane x NARS collection Outer Limits

Outer Limits Single Eyeshadow, retails at MYR 98.00.

Christopher Kane x NARS collection Outer Limits SwatchOuter Limits Single Eyeshadow swatch, warm undertone with shimmery finish.

This collection can be found in NARS Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur and Gurney Plaza, Penang.


Traclyn Yeoh

Urban Decay Summer 2015 Collection & Swatches

Summer! Where all the high bright colors are up everywhere you go. Urban Decay brings summer 2015 line up that has us dreaming of bold and edgy colors to wear it like late-night pool parties and rooftop sunsets. From new lipgloss and blush formulas to exciting innovation in some of their bestselling products, this season will blow you away.

Urban Decay Summer 2015 Collection Mid Valley

I had the chance to preview the upcoming Urban Decay Summer Collection that was held on last Saturday in front of Sephora Mid Valley. This collection will be available in Sephora stores in July 2015.

Urban Decay Summer 2015 Collection 2

The summer collection includes 9 shades of individual blushers from bright to pastel tones.

Urban Decay Summer 2015 Collection 1

A line up of 14 shades of lip glosses, eight eye shadows and an interesting stick primer. Let’s get into details!

Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil

‘Inspired by our bestselling, slim-barreled Ozone 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil, Ultimate Ozone is an indispensable primer in pencil form. This clear, THICK-barreled undercover wonder does it all. Hold lip color in place. Prevent feathering. Correct mistakes. Even fill in fine lines! No matter how you use Ultimate Ozone, our creamy, long-lasting formula glides on clear to prevent your most embarrassing beauty nightmares.’

Retail Price: MYR62

Revolution High-Color Lip Gloss

‘This high-coverage, ultra-pigmented formula lays down all the color you crave in one coat. Choose from 14 lust-worthy shades in both cream and sparkle textures. With gorgeous nudes, bold brights and deep, dark shades, our lineup contains something for everyone. From longstanding UD favorites (like 69, Big Bang, Punch Drunk and Apocalypse) to never-before-seen shades destined for cult status, Revolution Lipgloss has all your high-impact gloss needs covered.’

Retail price: MYR85.00

Urban Decay Summer 2015 Collection High Gloss Lip Gloss

Swatches for 14 shades of the Revolution High-Color Lip Gloss and two of shades (Quiver and Kinky) will not be carried in Malaysia.

Urban Decay Summer 2015 Collection Eye Shadows

Eight New Eye Shadows

‘Urban Decay introduces EIGHT brand-spanking-NEW Eyeshadow singles. There’s a little something for everyone—from color junkies to fans of neutral mattes. (See, we DO read all your pleas on Facebook.) The lineup: six gorgeous, shifty duotones—in shades like blue, gold, peach, burgundy and even red!—and two versatile matte neutrals. With the addition of these new shades, our already huge Eyeshadow lineup now includes a whopping 12 duotones and an everexpanding range of matte shades.’

Retail price: MYR73.14

Urban Decay Summer 2015 Collection Eye Shadow Swatches

Swatches for the new eight shades, they come in matte and metallic duotones.

Urban Decay Summer 2015 Collection Blushers

Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush

‘Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush—the foolproof way to create that effortless, radiant look. Just a few quick swipes of Afterglow gives you the kind of easy, sexy, lit-from-within glow that makes people wonder if you spent the whole weekend in a secret love den. The best part? Much like the lingering effects of a romantic rendezvous, Afterglow won’t quit. Our extremely blendable, finely milled formula goes on sheer and provides eight long hours of wearable, buildable color. And wait until you feel it! Lightweight yet luxurious, Afterglow has a soft, creamy texture that always applies beautifully. The lineup: nine scintillating shades…some with a matte finish, and others with a hint of shimmer.’

Retail Price: MYR89.00

Urban Decay Summer 2015 Collection Blushers Swatches

Swatches for the blushers and personally, I quite like Bittersweet although it is purple but it gives a light hint of pink over the cheeks without looking purple at all.

Urban Decay Summer 2015 collection will be hitting Sephora stores in July 2015. Time to save some now and shop next month!


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!


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.


Traclyn Yeoh