I got all excited when I saw Fiona of Street-Love.net shared CLEO Malaysia Facebook update. I was busy for these few days at work and only had time to just glance through Facebook. Call me lucky and this is one update that got me all thrilled. Finally, we have out very own local magazine that comes with full size makeup. It’s the CLEO Exclusive June 2014!
CLEO Exclusive June 2014 comes with The Body Shop full size eye shadow palette. The eye shadow palette is worth MYR 99.00 and the price of the magazine is MYR 6.00. This exclusive issue is priced at MYR 30.00, it’s definitely worth the purchase. This was not available in any bookstore or newstand. If you look at their update, it is only available at selected stores.
The closest to me is Times Bookstore Pavilion and I went there on 27th May during my work lunch break to hunt it down but it wasn’t available because the stock hasn’t arrived yet. On the same day, I had the opportunity to visit KLCC and went to Kinokuniya bookstore with high hopes that I was able to get it. To my utter disappointment and could only broke down in silence, Kinokuniya was closed for stock check purposes and will only be open again the next day.
On the 28th May, I was very busy with work and didn’t have time to spot this magazine. As much as I wanted this issue, I ringed Times Bookstore Pavilion the next day. My patience is virtue, this issue was available and they allowed me to reserve them as it was very limited. When I made my collection, I saw there is one was under reservation too. Finally I get my hands on it!
The exclusive issue comes in a sturdy clear plastic box which makes it more neat and clean. I like it that way especially it remains the exclusivity and doesn’t mess up the palette. The top of the magazine is where the eye shadow palette was placed.
The reason for me to hunt down this magazine is The Body Shop eye shadow palette which worth every penny of the purchase.
This is The Body Shop 4-Step Smoky Eyes palette in Smoky Plum and I believe there is only one shade available. There isn’t any choice to pick shades and this is only the box of the palette. I’m good with plum shades. In fact, they are not only to just create smokey eye makeup.
In the box, there is the palette, mini eye shadow brush and mini angled brush. The case of the palette is well reserved as it was stuck with a protective plastic to prevent scratches.
On the back of the palette is where you could peel their description of hidden information on their ingredients listing.
Here is a swatch of the four shades, let’s begin from left to right.
- Pale lilac shimmer shade
- Light dull brown plum shade
- Dull brown plum shade with red undertone
- Matte plum shade
This is how many stocks was left at Times Bookstore Pavilion and after I took this photo, one man took two copies of it. I reckon when I left the store, they are left with under 10 copies. If you are still hunting for them, I recommend calling the bookstore to check on CLEO Exclusive June 2014 availability. Trust me, it’s going to save tons of your time. Otherwise, you’ll end up just like me going around without the magazine. Lesson learned.