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

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!


Traclyn Yeoh

Do It Right, Keep It Tight With Vibrance

This year’s International Women’s Day helps to builds more knowledge in me as I spent my last Saturday morning at mYoga, The Gardens for a special intimate session on how to enhance women’s vibrance that we might not be aware of.

mYoga The Gardens

What could it be at a yoga center? I will slowly dive into women’s issue later in this post where I would like to think men should also take note too.

mYoga 2

The session began with a short session of yoga great for women to garner inner strength and muscles. Could you spot any familiar face?

mYoga Insructor Iris

Iris, one of the mYoga Instructor strongly believes in discipline. We were advice to keep our hands off from the mobile and to stay back, relax and calm our minds just for an hour. In yoga, we bring ourselves closer to the nature hence that is the reason not wear any footwear even socks.


In this yoga session, Iris guided us how to stretch our muscles correctly including what’s best for women’s health.  I used to practice yoga few years ago and my stretches are all rusty now. It takes time and constant practice to stretch the muscles to gain flexibility and Iris showed us how straps and wood block would help us to go further without injuring our muscles. Practicing yoga also helps to strengthen our bones and will have to be balanced with the right lifestyle. After this sweaty yoga session, we had an interesting presentation to share.

Vibrance Kegel Device Jayne

Jayne from Vibrance shared with us in-depth of the importance of caring our pelvic floor muscle (PFM) and Kegel exercise. Also, introduced to us how the Vibrance Kegel Device could help women to strengthen our PFM and why we should use it.

Vibrance Kegel Device

This is how the Vibrance Kegel Device look like in it’s packaging. They come in different sizes, lubricant and two packs of battery.

If you are still unclear of what I’m trying to address, here is a video to share about PFM and how Vibrance Kegel Device will be able to help to strengthen it and improve our lifestyle.

Vibrance Kegel Device - A Women's Hidden Secret Pelvic Floor Muscle

PFM plays an important role to hold different organs at women’s lower mid-body section. It is located at the base of the abdomen where it controls the bladder, vaginal and rectal opening. Once it’s weaken, it will loses it’s strength to hold the organs and that’s where women will face Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.

Vibrance Kegel Device - Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction relates to the organs that PFM holds and with this, it affects women’s life resulting of wearing adult diapers for poor bladder control, decreased in sexual satisfaction, pelvic organ prolapse and lower back ache.

Vibrance Kegel Device - Benefits of Kegel Exercise

To avoid Pelvic Floor Dysfunction from happening, Kegel exercise is recommended to strengthen PFM. There are seven different benefits from the exercise to restore and prevent the unwanted lifestyle from occurring.

Vibrance Kegel Device - Doing It Wrong is Easy

You think you might have been doing it right but you maybe possibly contracting other muscles. There are more muscles around the area, hence there are chances of contracting on other muscles. Locating PFM can be challenging, where are they?

Vibrance Kegel Device 2

With Vibrance Kegel Device, you’ll be able to practice Kegel exercise correctly. It is comfortable and safe as its sheaths are made of Medical Grade Silicon Rubber of the highest specification. It is hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, waterproof and easy to clean. The device helps to detect the right muscle training where it vibrates lightly and gently when contracting the PFM.  If you wonder how to use this, ensure that it is clean and just insert to your va-jay-jay gently (do use lubricant if you need to).

Vibrance Kegel Device - Restore

By using 5 minutes a day, it helps to strengthen your PFM in many ways. This device is recommended for those have given birth, menopause, genetic disorder, heavy weight lifting and vigorous physical activity. For women who is interested in maintaining PFM could also use this device as how people always say prevention is better than cure.

How Vibrance Kegel Device Helps

Vibrance Kegel Device is pre-programmed  with audio guided training. Please don’t be mistaken that the device could speak. It simply beeps when users need to contract the PFM and when the beeping ceases, it is to relax. Above is the schedule of the reps of the exercise for approximately 5 minutes. However, it is not recommended to use while you are menstruating for hygienic purposes.

KD Ismalasari

After the informative presentation by Vibrance, we were delighted by another speaker, KD Ismalasari who is a Brand Image Strategist and an English language expert.

BLING by KD Ismalasari

She shared how everyone has their own BLING factor and with that we build our own personal branding.

Personal Branding by KD Ismalasari

We create values in our personal branding as each of us is unique in every way. From how we dress, how we put things together and the colors we chose is our choice of branding.

Vibrance Kegel Device Audrey Ooi

Also, a special guest arrived to speak of her experience as a women and she is no strange in the blogsphere, Audrey Ooi. It ain’t easy to be a women, she believed that we faced many different stages in life where we reached puberty, child birth and menopause. Being a women holds many different character as a daughter, girlfriend, wife, mother, daughter-in-law, sister-in -law and so on. She came to a milestone when she has given birth to Jude Maximus Tiah , you could read her post here.

Himalaya Skin Analysis

The day ended with yummy lunch and as part of the sponsor, Himalaya Herbals team was there with us to provide free skin analysis .

To find out further updates of Vibrance Malaysia, remember to like their Facebook below. Vibrance Kegel Device can be found in selected SHINS outlet, beauty centres and pharmacies. They are also available for online purchases


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This is a sponsored post and event by Nuffnang.

Traclyn Yeoh

Beautify Skin To Hair at Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kosé Sekkisei Pre-CNY Beauty Clinic

Just last Saturday, I managed to squeeze into a spot to Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kosé Sekkisei workshop. This workshop is to prepare everyone who attend to get ready for the coming Chinese New Year celebration to look radiant and luminous not only on the skin but also to achieve that healthy flowing hair.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei

The workshop was held at Fresca Mexican Bar & Kitchen, located in The Gardens City Mall and there’s two session to choose which one is held in the morning and another in the evening. Upon registration, I was given a red packet filled with a number for lucky draw and a sample sachet of Kosé Seikisho Exfoliating Massage Gel. I find my way to the corner of the restaurant where the workshop was held. On the table for every seat placed a mirror, hair clip, bip, pencil, paper and Kosé Sekkisei booklet. Also sitting on the table is the Kosé Sekkisei basic range.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Joe Beauty Trainer

This is Jo, one of the beauty trainer from Kosé. She was the speaker to explain how we could take care of our skin further not only just on the outside but deep within. It includes the pattern of our daily lifestyle, diet and skin regime. It takes a lot of effort to be pretty too!

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Slide Presentation

  1. For a healthy and beautiful skin, it should be bright, translucent, sheer, moisturized, supple and firm with great elasticity. Under a skin scope or analyzer, a healthy and beautiful skin texture should be in plumped triangular shape.
  2. There are many factors contributing to our skin deterioration such as unbalanced diet, polluted environment, lack of sleep, age factor, stress and poor skin care regimen. As a result, our skin becomes dehydrated, rough, dull, yellow with dark spots.
  3. The journey to beautiful skin with Kosé is simplly by using this pyramid.  Begin with daily physical activities, one should consume sufficient water, fruits and vegetables, exercise, protect from harmful UV rays and catch enough sleep. Keep up with the daily basic skin care where we should always cleanse, moisturize and protect. Also if you have special skin problem to treat, use the daily special care. Lastly on the weekend, treat yourself with mask to boost the healthiness of your skin.
  4. Featuring their star product and best seller, Kosé Sekkisei Lotion (even my BFF swears by it) that is suitable for all skin types. It helps to brighten, provide translucency, balances moisture and oil secretion, calms skin from sun exposure, tighten pores and even out skin tone. The lotion can be use as mask which helps to boost 10 times more moisture to your skin.
  5. There are 9 skin benefits by using Kosé Sekkisei Lotion as mask which is translucency, better penetration, moisturizing, tighten pores, relaxing, firmness, elasticity , evenness and whitening.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei 2

It’s not just about listening to Jo on the benefits of Kosé Sekkisei, every participant get to experience it by using the skin care itself. Yup, all of us were cleansing and treating our skin in the public using their basic skin care that we should at least practice to maintain skin youthfulness. Let me share with you each step with the product that we have used with the guide and help of Kosé beauty trainers who stood nearby us.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Cleansing Cream

Kosé Sekkisei Cleansing Cream

‘Gentle-to-skin amino acid-based mild acid cleanser. Quickly removes only impurity while leaving moisture on the skin. Formulated with whitening and moisturizing oriental herbal extracts. (Coix seed, Angelica, Melothria). It relaxes the skin that has been hardened, rough-surface and dulled by the UV-rays and dehydration. Recommended for night use only.’

First step prior to our skin regime is cleansing. If you have any makeup on, it is highly recommended to remove them first. This cleansing cream may seem thick but it glides and spreads easily on the skin. As for me, it does feel awkward to use cream-based cleanser and to worry if it could be too rich for my combination skin.  Once applied the cream on the face, gently massage the cream in circular motion. The massage will help the cream to penetrate moisture into the skin and soften it

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Sekkisei Lotion

Kosé Sekkisei Lotion

‘Its light and refreshing after-feel allows for lavish usage. Moisturizes dry skin as well as locks in moisture giving dull skin a more translucent feature. Application of this lotion with lotion Mask (sold separately) enhances moisture diffusion rate, moisturizing deep within and brightening the complexion. Recommended to use day and night.’

Their lotion is THE star product or their best seller. Though it is known as lotion, it acts like a toner and provides higher  moisture level. There is no need to use toner before using this lotion as it works all in one. The lotion can be also used as daily mask which is to soak the tablet mask with the lotion. Leave the mask on the face for 20 minutes and continue with the rest of the skin care regime. An instantaneous result achieved of softer, smoother and plumper skin, at least I think it does!

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Emulsion Excellent

Kosé Sekkisei Emulsion

‘Contains a moisture balance polymer that keeps the moisture balance at its optimum with accordance to climatic seasons and skin type. Continous hydration allows for a comfortable feel. Inhibits melanin production while preventing UV-related skin pigmentations such as blotches and freckles as weel as dry skin. Recommended to use day and night.’

The emulsion acts almost like a moisturizer, nevertheless the texture is much lighter. It helps to lock-in and retain the moisture that we earlier pump into our skin to keep it supple and firm at all times. Kosé do recommend using facial pads instead of fingers for hygienic purposes, just pump onto the facial pad and gently wipe it all over the skin.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - BB Cream 02

Kosé Sekkisei White BB Cream

‘Cares for the skin while covering blemishes and dullness. A whitening BB cream with oriental plant extracts.

  • Hides blemishes to give even & natural coverage
  • Brightens skin to look lit from within
  • Lightweight texture spreads easily & smoothly
  • Cares for skin with oriental plant extracts & UV-A and UV-B protection
  • Time-saving, long-lasting, non-cakey, hydrating
  • Mineral-oil free’

This BB cream is yet to be available over Kosé counters but they will be on April 2014. It comes in two shades of 01 and 02. The shade that I have here is 02 which gives a natural shade whilst 01 is for skin that is very fair. It can be use right after the emulsion as it comes with SPF40, great for day use to protect your skin from UVA and UVB. I’m not  fond of BB creams but I do think that this BB cream texture is light and the coverage is buildable from sheer to medium.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Loose Powder

Kosé Sekkisei Supreme Loose Powder

‘Loose powder that boosts translucency with moisture-rich effect with pure white powder akin to powder snow. 

  • The Inner Luminance Powder creates shine that comes from within the skin and brings moisture-rich translucency
  • The Hexagonal Powder spreads smoothly like silk and creates an even, supple finish. In addition, it adheres well to skin without leaving the skin powdery.
  • Powder with Pore Soft Focus effect allows unevenness to be less visible and creates brightly-toned skin
  • High sebum absorption maintains a beautiful finish
  • Blocks UV-rays during the day and ends the day with a matt and well-blended finish by balancing and combining various UV-ray-preventing powders
  • Blocks UV-rays and prevents freckles and dark spots caused by the sun with SPF12/PA++
  • Refreshing Oriental herb fragrance’

The loose powder comes into action to set the BB cream in place. The texture is light and fine which felt as though I have not applied anything on my face. I do notice that the loose powder has slight shimmer in it which may not be favorable for those who have combination to oily skin types. Although the powder is white, its translucent and self-adjust to the skin tone.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Chinese New Year Makeup

In the midst of us applying BB Cream, Kosé shared with us what makeup we could go for this Chinese New Year as the celebration is coming soon. For this CNY, its great to go with pink with gold sparkles and a light touch of red for the eye makeup. As for the face makeup, it is recommended to use highlight to achieve that further skin glow. Any soft pink lip color will compliment the entire look.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Faizal Chew Manager for PCI

Mr Faizal Chew, Manager of Sharp PCI (Plasmacluster Technology) Segment Malaysia introduced 3 types of hairdryer that can never make our hair crispy dry. With the Plasmacluster Technology, the hair dryer will help to retain moisture and reduce statics on our hair. Ever heard of hair dryers that helps to dry your hair without drying your hair?

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Hair Dryer

  • IB-HD73 – Comes in black and pink where the dimension measures at 21.3cm x 8.9cm x 22.3cm. The power consumption for this is 2000w which provide the strongest performance of all three. Diffuser comes as one of the accessory to accommodate for those with curly hair. This is priced at MYR499.00.
  • IFPB1S – Currently this comes in pink only measuring at 21.8cm x 8.9cm x 22.2cm. The power consumption for this is 1600w and provided with concentrator nozzle for precise direct air flow. This is great for home use and with the foldable function makes it easier to keep it. Priced at MYR359.00.
  • IB-HD52 – Running on the power consumption of 1600W, this comes in pink and grey. It is much smaller as to compare the two of the above, measuring at 19.8cm x 8.9cm x 15.8cm and this size is travel savvy. In addition to that, it is foldable that helps to save space. This also comes with a concentrator nozzle, priced at MYR399.00.

A question that Mr Faizal Chew that has enlighten us is ‘When do we use hot and cold air of the hair dryer?’. It never come across to me that when it should be used because I usually dry my hair with the maximum heat and cold to cool my hair when it gets too hot. Overheating our hair will lead to damage and dry hair, that’s what most people would say not to use hair dryer on a daily basis (and I do). Hot air is great to dry, cold air is great to set and shape the hair. For these hairdryers, it comes in additional setting which is ‘set’ where the right temperature of 45°C.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Hair Dryer 2

Here is partial of their brochure for more information of what this hairdryer does and the comparison of a typical hairdryer and Sharp Plasmacluster Conditioning Hair Dryer. Basically with the plasmacluster technology, it protects and cares better for the hair.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Hair Dryer Test

Some of the participants of the workshop gets to try the hair dryer and find that their hair is much smoother, less frizzy and shinier than before. Only on the left side of the participants were blown with Sharp Plasmacluster Conditioning Hair Dryer and you can be the judge to compare from the photo above.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Lucky Draw

Remember that I mentioned earlier that everyone was given a red packet during registration? Time to use the number at the end of the workshop where Jo was drew numbers of 2 lucky participants to bring home Kosé Sekkisei skin care and another wins Sharp Plasmacluster Conditioning Hair Dryer. Luck didn’t side on me which is fine and congratulations to the winners!

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - One Day Promo

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Traclyn Yeoh