(Review) Make Up Tutorial Ft. Althea Exclusives Makeup Box

Hello loves, it has been awhile and I am super sorry for being so inactive in my blog as well as my other social medias for the past one month. It was just really draining in my first trimester and less drained but still feeling sluggish in my second trimester. Anyways, lets hop right in the Makeup line of Althea that's making me bubbly and energetic!

Here's the two looks I have created!
Are they looking okay? :)

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Prep Skin:
To get started, here's my skin just awoke and prepped with my morning skincare routine of rinsing with water > toner > moisturizer > Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway

After prepping, my skin with Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway, it actually looks pretty okay form afar, as seen in image 4. However, there are still flaws like my acne marks, dark circles etc as seen in image 5 and 6.

YET, there are still flaws like my acne marks, dark circle, uneven skin tone and pigmentation. One tiny pea of Althea Skin Relief Spot Film Gel is sufficient in creating a thin film that works better than a bulky acne patches and amazing to work with under makeup!!! I actually concealed prior to this but its ok coz I did not conceal my lower chin/jaw line so that explains why I missed this bumpy acne. XD


Brand: Althea
Item: Skin Relief Spot Film Gel
Content: 15ml
Cost: RM19
Rating: 4.5/5.0

Important Ingredients:
Tea Tree Oil (antibacterial) quickly and effectively treat acne. Centella Asiatica Extract soothes redness and strengthens skin. Pine Leaf Extracts (antioxidants) repair and calm irritation.
Effectiveness:
It dispenses in a clear gel and dries down transparent, concealing and treating my bumpy acne when they visit me yet I still need to doll up and go to important events.I love that it smoothen the acne making make up application a breeze!
Recommended for:
Acne skin especially before makeup application.

Primer (optional):
Prepping with a primer would work best for easier spreading and blending of concealer in my opinion! But for my current tutorial I did not use any primer prior to application of concealers.

Concealer (as Highlight / Contour):
Packaging makes seeing the color you want easier. The doe foot applicator makes application easy.


The available shade range are decent for Asian skin and is great to be used as a highlight contour shade, love multi-use products like this!

Swatches:
Both image are not edited and are swatched on the same arms. I think the different background makes it look different. Hope it will help you see your preferred color choice easier.

I used #01 as a brightener/highlighter step while #03 as a contour color. Due to taking pics, the product has kinda dried up abit by the time I tried to blend it.

Image 1 is when I mapped my #01 Althea Flawless Creamy Concealer under my dark eye circles, nose, chin and mid of my forehead. Image 2 and 3 is when I mapped #03 on area where I usually contour. Image 4 is after a thorough blending. Image 5 is a generous puff of Althea Petal Velvet Powder. Image 6 shows a fully done base with my eyebrows on fleek and eye liner standing by! ^^

I then seal everything with Althea Petal Velvet Powder and it looks amazing (I did attempt several other makeup up on other days without the need to film/take pics and I love how easy it is to blend and the hydrating feel)! I love that its easily blendable, buildable and moisturizing. It does not really oxidize which is awesome! It can last about the whole day for me, maybe up to 6 hours or more (just an estimation as I did not do check-ins when wearing it).


Brand: Althea
Item: Flawless Creamy Concealer
Content: 6g
Cost: RM15
Available: 4 shades
#01 Vanilla (Pink Beige #21)
#02 Ginger (Warm Ivory #21)
#03 Honey (Warm Peach #23-#25)
#04 Mocha (Deeper Yellow #30)
Rating: 5/5

Important Ingredients:
Aquaxyl Extract (derived fromBirch Tree Sap) creates a moisture barrier on the skin and prevents dehydration.
Effectiveness:
A pigmented concealer with buildable coverage. I'd say it has a light to medium coverage as my dark circles are quite severe. XD Anyways, I do love using it alone without foundation as it feels moisturizing, light and does not cake up as fast as my other foundation/concealers. I noticed it cakes up on the 6th or 8th hour of my wear time which is awesome for its price and amount!
Recommended for:
Dry skin type needs to assure a well-moisturizeed base for a longer and more flawless wear time. Can opt to wear it alone or with your favorite foundation for more coverage.

Eye Palette - Sunrise Moonrise
After doing my eyeliner and eye brows, lets be creative in using the Althea X BCL Collaboration Eye Shadow Palette - Sunrise Moonrise

Aren't they so beautiful!!!! <3

Here is the labelling of shades  from #1 to #8.
Looking so versatile!

The two arm swatches above are taken at the same time, on the same arm. It only looks different because of the different background.
They may look light from the picture but its only 1 swatch with no added usage for setting spray.
They look so beautiful and the swatches on the eyes look so vivid!!! <3

Look #1: Bee's Everyday Go-To
This look is inspired by brown earthy tones with a touch of bling at center of lids.
A definite for everyday wear and for those who love simple makeup.

Firstly, dust #2 (a matte light brown) all over my eye lid as a base color.
For my outer half eyelid, I used #5 (a rich brown with golden shimmer) and concentrate it at my crease and dust remaining at outer lower eye to add depth.

Using my pinky finger, I brightened my inner corner using #1 (a shimmery nude with pink undertone) and bring to front half of my eyes. I also used it as a highlighter for my cheekbones, cupid's bow & lower arch of my brow.
Dab #3 (a metallic rose gold with pink undertones) at center of my lid and center of my lower eye to bring a luxurious romantic look!

Look #2: Glam / Festival-inspired Makeup
For this look I am inspired by a bolder, smoky, chic look.
Not really sure what to really do but here goes ^^
A look I will wear when going for a festival. Will you want to wear it? ^^

I dusted #2 (a matte light brown) all over my eye lid as a base color. 
For the outer half of my eyes, I dust #6 (a deep wine shade) and concentrate it at crease and dust remaining at outer lower eye. This gives a sultry, feminine touch.

Using #8 (a cool purple with a subtle shimmer) to deepen the outer corners while also giving it more definition.
Using my pinky finger, I had #7 (a pearly pink shadow with purple undertones) at the corner of my eyes and bring it out to front half of eyes to brighten the overall look.
I then dab #4 (a metallic gold) at center of my lid and center of my lower eye for the glam vibes.


Brand: Althea X Bunga Citra Lestari
Item: Eye Palette - Sunrise Moonrise
Content: 15.5g
Cost: RM140
Rating: 4.9/5.0

Effectiveness:
Firstly, the packaging is a WIN! The bonus part which makes it more classy is that it is of magnetic packaging.
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Color pigment-wise I love the finely milled pigments that gives pigmented swatches in just one application and is easily blendable & buildable! Definitely great for a noob like me coz I have no patience in blending and it works well especially for a quick pick me up. I usually go for one or two tones for a brightening effect and for easy everyday wear. The two looks created above definitely looks like a little more steps than my usual but I don't mind coz its easy to apply and do not require a lot of time to blend.
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I also love that the colors available in the palette is really versatile with browns, pink, red and purple and in different textures of glitters, shimmers and mattes for different occasions.
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The only down side is that there are slight fall outs but is easily countered by doing your eye makeup first before applying your base and foundation.
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Which look do you prefer? :)
Recommended for:
Anyone who loves a versatile and easy to blend & build palette.

Amp Up with Spotlight Eye Glitter
Initial swatch makes me think I will like the Pink Light more as it looks more natural.

Which color do you like more? The Pink Light looks more natural than the Gold Light!



Upon wearing it on my eyes I really like using the #01 Gold Light to accentuate my aegyo-sal* look which I am in love with!!! As for #02 Pink Light, I like using it more as an eyeshadow topper or a creative eye liner which I drew as my crease line.
*Aegyo-sal also known as "Korean Love Band Surgery" or "youthlites" are little fatty deposits under your lower eyelid, and naturally occurs in children, making one look more youthful and innocent. Do not confuse it with your eye bags that we get from aging.

Brand: Althea
Item: Spotlight Eye Glitter
Content: 4.5ml
Cost: RM24
Available: 2 shades
#01 Gold Light
#02 Pink Light
Rating: 5/5

Important Ingredients:
Squalene conditions and improves suppleness of skin.
Finely milled shimmer pigments for a reflective glow.
Effectiveness:
It can be easily used as an eyeliner or smudge into eye shadow. Love that it is long lasting too!
Recommended for:
Anyone who loves glitters!

Blush Up with Eye Palette - Sunrise Moonrise
I dusted #6 all over my cheeks and nose for that romantic flushed look.

Do use this lightly as they are really pigmented!
Slowly build it up to your favorite tone of flushed cheek!

MLBB with Althea Watercolor Cream Tint:
I like the vivid color. It give a shine but not overly glossy. Its staining power is strong but when needing to remove it, its easy! Love it!

There are 4 beautiful shades to choose from.

From L-R:
#01 Plum Cream, #02 Strawberry Cream, #03 Peach Cream, & #04 Marron Cream

The packaging and applicator is simple and chic.
Easy to quickly grab and go for quick touch ups!
Works best under well moisturized / polished lips! ^^



4 Looks with 4 Shades:

For Look #1: Bee's Everyday Go-To, I paired it with #04 Marron Cream. Its a brick red shade which is awesome as a daily to go color for those loving nudes/brown lips.
For Look #2: Glam / Festival-inspired Makeup, I paired it with #01 Plum Cream. It is the most red like a dark red rose color. It helps give a very sexy, sultry vibe for a date night out.

On my first day of CNY, I paired #03 Peach Cream with my red top. It compliments well and doesn't make me look overly harsh red. This is my preferred daily everyday wear color at it helps bring color to my whole face.

#02 Strawberry Cream is more of a coral-based red color which makes one look more youthful and a great option from my usual reds, pinks, and browns. I think it gives a very fall vibes.

*Some lips you see here may look extra dry coz of my pregnancy I have extra dry skin lips and everything. Other lips swatches looks juicy coz I had a lip balm applied underneath and it lasted very long. Love that it does not dry up my lips like other cream tint does. It is vivid and watery in one stroke and buildable. Love everything about it.*


Brand: Althea
Item: Watercolor Cream Tint
Content: 4.5ml
Cost: RM20
Available: 4 shades
#01 Plum Cream
#02 Strawberry Cream
#03 Peach Cream
#04 Marron Cream
Rating: 5/5

Important Ingredients:
Squalene conditions and improves suppleness of the lips.
Hyaluronic Acid (humectant) attracts moisture to skin.
Effectiveness:
It is definitely my top favorite when it comes to lip products as it is long-wearing, does leave a hydrating feel and doesn't dry up as fast as other tint in the market. One swatch shows vivid color while also leaving a glossy sheen. I love that my lips look so juicy!
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The only thing is that its a tad bit on the more watery side so a dot or two goes a longgg way. I love doing gradient lips with this and works amazing with a lip balm prepped lips. For a bolder look, you can always go for a full lips with a single or a mix of color. ^^
Recommended for:
Anyone who loves vivid, hydrating lip tints.


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That is all for my tutorial.
Do comment down below which look you love more? :)

Comment which look you prefer more, A or B?
Do share with me your looks too or stalk other Althea Angels for their amazing creations! ^^


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Cheers,
Bee

(Event) Makeover Malaysia Official Soft Launch

Hello lovelies! Exciting news for you beauty and lifestyle lovers! MAKEOVER app is officially available to be downloaded on Android Play Store and Apple App Store.


More than 200 successful entrepreneurs in Malaysia, 50 medias, and more than 100 KOLs are also present at the press conference and launch event, to witness the launching of MAKEOVER, an upcoming game changer in the beauty industry!


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About MAKEOVER:

"Beauty at your finger tips!"
MAKEOVER is an online beauty platform headquartered in Malaysia that aims to revolutionize the entire beauty industry by enhancing convenience and efficiency across the entire beauty ecosystem.

To all beauty professionals out there, stop stressing about getting a job, MAKEOVER is here to empower you to be an entrepreneur or your own boss! MAKEOVER provides an operation and marketing system for every registered artist to enable them to start their own beauty business at zero cost, and at the same time earning up to 90% of the sales. With their mobile app, not only can they offer beauty services but also earn commission through beauty products sales as well!

"Have you ever felt lazy to go out of your house for a beauty appointment? Do you know the capability of the beauty professionals that's treating your hair, face or body? Fret not coz users of MAKEOVER Mobile app can schedule for beauty services 24/7 whenever and wherever they want! How awesome does it feel to avoid traffic, & most importantly no queuing at salons! ^^ I am glad Kiro Tan (Co-founder of MAKEOVER and Founder of KOLS) and Leon Low (Co-founder of MAKEOVER and FOUNDER of C88 Premier Fine Jewellery) made this app with fully transparent pricing mechanism as well as allowing us to browse through all the artists' portfolios and choose the favorite styling and package easily!

The Dream Entrepreneurship Fund of RM1,000 is also implemented to selected four beauty academy graduate students, including A CUT ABOVE, SENSE & STYLE ACADEMY, Hairstory International and Jamie's Grooming Academy. It is only applicable for students who will be graduating in the year of 2018/19. Student that are interested may obtain a coy of the applicaiton form from appointed beauty academies.

MAKEOVER's co-founding team comprises of beauty industry leading professionals such as Datin Winnie Loo (Founder of A Cut Above), Ms. Yvonne Yap (Founder of Sense & Style Beauty Academy), Mr. Derrick Ooi (Co-founder and Managing Director of Hairstory International), and Ms. Jamie Sie (Founder of JGA Grooming Academy). Each and everyone of the co-founders have massive experience in their respective field of expertise.

Services available through MAKEOVER:
Spectruck - eye care services from eyesight tests to same day, ready-to-wear glasses.
Dental services - before you schedule for an appointment, you can always browse through all the ratings and reviews before deciding. No more unpleasant dental visit!
Pet grooming services - offers a luxury bath and trim service right at your doorstep, with the health, safety, & comfort of your pet as the utmost priority.
Gua Sha - enjoy manipulative therapy right at the comfort of your own home.
On-demand Chef - enjoy fresh from the oven food prepared directly at your home. Benefits the busy schedule of urbanites and also mothers during confinement period.
Upcoming beauty tutorials by celebrities and influencers too!

Recruitment Program:
This is especially for beauty service provider as well as selling 100% authentic products though the MAKEOVER platform. Zero upfront capital, free from stock burden, no hassle on deliveries and high commission!


Download MAKEOVER app NOW!
Stay tuned with this app as there will be exciting NEW YEAR'S Campaign Promotion 2019.
Firstly, download MAKEOVER mobile app and grab cash vouchers.
Next, top spenders will be chosen within the new year campaign and stand a chance to win* a limited edition Swarovski Jewelry worth RM500. *T&C apply
Also, users get to enjoy instant rebate of RM10 on your next beauty service.



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For more info, stalk:
Email : enquiry@makeover.asia or corporate@makeover.asia
Tel.: +603 2732 7758 or +603 2732 7759


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Cheers,
Bee

(Event) Neogence Pore Range Launches in Watsons Malaysia

Hello loves, sorry for the MIA.
If you have been following my instagram (@beeleec) closely you'd have known I am now entering my 4th month of my first ever, long-awaited pregnancy! ^^ So so drained, but blessed and thank you for still sticking by my blog. Anyways lets talk about this new skin care range specifically for you concerning large pores, acne skin, blackheads and whiteheads.

Living in a hot and humid country like Malaysia will most likely make one's skin to be more oily and dirty, thus the concern for big, blocked pores. Are you facing this issue too? Blocked pores have been my concern since puberty I guess but my solution is to always do some light squeezing, apply spot treatments, go for facial, always use toner and have a masking session at least twice a week. All this, especially going for facial really helped in unclog my pores thoroughly while also shrinking it. What do you do? :)



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During the launch of Neogence Pore Range in Watsons Malaysia (at Sunway Pyramid) last month, I got to meet Shu Sen in person. She shared with us a few tips on how she takes care of her skin and what she uses to improve oily skin issue & zero pore skin - just 3 steps with Neogence Pore range!

A mask (for weekly usage), a serum and moisturizer ( for daily usage) to get zero pores!

About Neogence:
Neogence (the renowned lab-dermatological brand) is composed of an R&D team of dermatologist, bio-medical doctor and professional pharmacist which have been deeply researching and analyzing the skin’s pore and head problems. Neogence has now launched a brand newPore Solution Series, with three steps of skincare: CLEANSES, PURIFIES AND SHINES. By controlling sebum excretion, solving the keratinization problem, and at the same time improving pore conditions which leads to heads and pores, the Pore Solution Series is dedicated to improve skin and remove oily sheen problem!

Tips in Caring for your skin by Shu Sen:
She has the habit to only rinse her face with tap water in the morning (I do that too since I have inner oily and exterior dry skin type). This would help keep her natural oil balanced and her skin refreshed in the mornings. Cleansing will be done at the end of the day to thoroughly remove dirt, debris and makeup. Drink plenty of water and have an early sleeping schedule! Also have a consistent skincare routine!

Neogence Pore Range / How-to-use:

#1 Deep Pore Cleansing Mask (once a week)
The natural clay and charcoal powder in the cleansing mask effectively absorbs sebum, removes dead skin cells, cleanses pores deeply, and weakens the solid roots of comedones. Once comedones are removed, pores will feel refreshed again!

Function: Weakens comedones roots.

#2: Extremely Off-Heads Serum (use daily)

Azeloglicina and AGluconolactone effectively and deeply dissolve heads and blocked pores completely. combined with Sebum Control Enzyme effectively improves the conditions of the cuticles, tighten pores and unclogs pores. This second generation cleansing formula is suitable for sensitive skin too!

Function: Dissolving heads thoroughly.

#3: Skin Refining Cream (use daily)
Do you face darkened skin, large pores, acne pits and rough skin issue? The Neogence Skin Refining Cream can improve all that! It helps rejuvenate your skin by healing it inside out, revealing smooth and flawless skin. The Hydrolyzed Royal Jelly Protein works with collagen in skin cell renewal and repair. High concentration of Salicylic Acid and Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate deliver gentle skin peeling and visibly improve dullness, acne scar and dark spots!

Function: Improve dullness, acne scar and dark spots!


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That's it! Check them out at your nearest Watsons Malaysia online and offline stores to improve skin dullness, acne scar and dark spots!





Thanks for the wonderful sharing session Shu Sen and you are such a cutie!!


Cheers,
Bee