Sunday, 5 August 2012

K-Palette Makeup Workshop & Ray Girl Search

I love makeup. Nuff said. And oh what joy it is to be invited by the Don Chan to another event that revolves around the very thing I love. 

And what is the next best thing to makeup? 

I cannot stress enough on how fantastic Japanese makeup products are. They are affordable and of very good quality (even better than most expensive departmental store favorites). And to bring out the best results from these makeup from the land of the rising sun, you need to acquire the proper makeup techniques. Especially from a professional makeup artist to the stars from Japan, who is also the lead makeup artist for K-Palette's Product Development, Noriko Imura-san.

Somehow there is only 12 out of 20 here. The rest were busy browsing the Sasa products. Temptation IS hard to resist!

On the 27th July 2012, 20 exclusive female bloggers were chosen by Don Chan to attend an exclusive K-Palette makeup workshop conducted by Noriko Imura-san at the Sasa BSC. K-Palette is famous for their '1 Day Tattoo' eyeliner that promises 'no more panda eyes!'. Their product line up consists of incredible eyeliners, eyebrow products and fantastic concealers.

Check out the photos taken from the event and see what you missed out on! (with my humble iPhone, ahem. Don't judge.)

Everyone anticipating & eager to learn from Noriko-san.

The learning process during the makeup workshop was made easier with the help of a Malaysian Japanese language translator.

Noriko-san prepping blogger Yukiko Seta's face with moisturizer, primer & base.

Noriko-san briefing about K-Palette's Zero Kuma Concealer. Each concealer is formulated with different ingredients to care for sensitive eye areas while concealing imperfections such as dark circles, dryness, dullness and poor blood circulation. This is especially recommended for those who have tired skin due to stressful lives, for those who have uneven skin tone and for those who always stay in the office. Noriko-san swears by this miracle product and uses it daily. Could you tell that she is 42 years old?! I couldn't believe her when she revealed her age!

Noriko-san made a diagram of how we can achieve a perfect brow.

The aforementioned eyebrow diagram in a clearer view.

The 3 most popular eyebrow shapes in Japan currently. The one on the top left apparently is for the 'kawaii' look and the one on the top right is for 'dating/clubbing'.

Noriko-san's assistant (whom I didn't manage to get her name but I was totally crushing on her) 

Noriko-san making sure everybody has a good look at the eyebrow pencil and have a go at it.

K-Palette's Star Products : The 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner and Lasting 2Way Eyebrow.

The K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner 24h WP. It is Japan's Top Selling Liquid Eyeliner for 3 years straight! It has an easy-to-draw ultra thin brush, smudge proof, with enhanced blackness and can be removed by lukewarm water. It lasts for 24 hours and is available in Super Black and Deep Brown. RM59.90.

Go for the Super Black to create powerful, impressive eyes. Deep Brown makes your eyes look softer and more natural, and can create a dolly look too.

She sprayed Evian spring water to show us that it is indeed waterproof.

K-Palette's Real Lasting Eyebrow Mascara are available in Camel Brown and Natural Brown. It is an innovative brush that gives your brows a natural look and delivers vivid, intense color in one stroke! It contains eyebrow protecting ingredients such as HYDROLYZED KERATIN, HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN, PANTHENOL & HYDROLYZED SILK. It's strong resistance to water, perspiration and sebum makes it a long lasting product, but it can be removed with lukewarm water. RM42.90.

These are my favorite products from K-Palette. And I was stoked to find them in the goodie bag!

THIS IS MY FAVOURITE. You can create a beautiful eyebrow with this twin headed eyebrow applicator. The color is deep enough to conceal areas of your eyebrows and it's gold pearl allows easy creation of soft looking fluffy eyebrows.    RM59.90.

The glittering powder tightly coats your eyebrow and creates a natural look. If the applicator no longer leaves sufficient powder on the eyebrows, put the cap on, twist the container two to three times and reapply.

Use the liquid pen to draw a beautiful line along to the edge of the eyebrow. This waterproof eyebrow liner is made of just the right amount of translucence in such a way that the color is deep enough to conceal the more sparse areas of your eyebrows. 

K-Palette Real Lasting Eyebrow Pencil 24h.  It is available in Camel Brown, Natural Brown and Grayish Brown. This is especially great for girls with lighter hair color because it lightens the color of your eyebrows to suit the shade of their hair. It is water, perspiration and sebum resistant. After application, just wait for a minute or two without rubbing. This way it clings tightly to the skin and lasts for a really long time.

Check out how thin the brush is for the Real Lasting Eyeliner 24h WP! It helps draw incredibly delicate lines and effectively ensures long hold. It easily draws an ultra thin line along the edge of the eye and also upturned line at the outer corner of the eye.

K-Palette Zero Kuma Concealer in Natural Beige, Yellow Beige and Orange Beige.  It is formulated with moisturizing beauty essence ingredients such as HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID, SOLUBLE COLLAGEN, ROSE WATER, ASCORBYL TETRAISOPALMITATE, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA FLOWER EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED PRUNUS DOMESTICA, SWERTIA JAPONICA EXTRACT, BETULA ALBA BARK EXTRACT & GLYCINE. This product will be available in our shores very soon, price to be confirmed.

From top to bottom : Natural Beige is recommended for those who have tired skin due to stressful lives as it provides coverage & moisturizing effect all in one. It instantly covers dark circles and maintain skin moisture around the eyes. Yellow Beige is recommended for those who have uneven skin tone. It is easy to blend, brightens up your under eye area and does not leave a cakey look around the eyes. Orange Beige is recommended for those who always stay in the office as it conceals dark circles due to poor circulation. It hides swollen capillaries underneath the eyes. If you cannot decide which concealer is the one for you, always go for the Natural Beige one as it suits everyone.

The goodie bag that I got from the event!

Posing with the rest of the bloggers outside Sasa BSC with Noriko Imura-san at the end of the workshop.

This was me on the 4th August 2012, with my number badge, R15 for the Ray Girl Search tryouts at the Cine Bookstore near Jalan Radin Annum. I had no idea that I would be shortlisted when I submitted my entry online.

Posing outside the Ray Girl Search bunting.

Another fellow contestant who was really friendly with me on the Rapid KL train. I couldn't resist to take a photo together with her. She is a whole lot younger than me.

My whole look was created with the K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner 24h WP in Super Black, the Lasting 2Way Eyebrow in Chocolate Brown and the Zero Kuma Concealer in Natural Beige. All contestants were to go in for the casting with natural makeup and I had this makeup on from morning until night, and nothing smudged or caked. What do you think? Don't you think this look is oh-so-natural and fresh as daisy? K-Palette is fantastic and everyone should try it!