Sunday, 16 November 2008

Beauty Blogger Event with Stage – and a GIVEAWAY!

Warning: Picture heavy post!

Last Saturday, a small group of us got a chance to attend a makeup overloaded event at Pavilion organised by the nice people at Stage Cosmetics to introduce us to the brand. And before you ask, yes, Stage is one of our very own home-grown brands, brought to us by none other than Alliance Cosmetics – the same beauty house that handles brands like Revlon, Avene, Elancyl and Silky. There is a giveaway at the bottom of the post, so do continue reading!

The following pictures are either taken by yours truly or Stage’s official photographer for the event – Adam. I finally had the chance to meet Syen and Kahani from So Loverly, as well as meet up with familiar bloggies Paris and Kimberlycun.


Just check out the amount of makeup!!

The session was run by John Boudville (dressed in red) who *cough* attempted to guide us step by step through the various types of makeup Stage had available. Sadly he wasn’t too successful – don’t get me wrong though, he was an excellent guide…just that we were overexcited over the whole mass of makeup in front of us, and gee, I guess all of us were pretty headstrong too! *oops*


See what I mean? I think John was shaking his head in disbelief here…heh…

However, whatever I DID pick up from him was really good. I’d never really applied foundation with a brush before – I usually use my fingers or a sponge, although with the brush the foundation did go on pretty smoothly. Stage’s Opening Act Complexion Enhancer (RM65) provided a great base for their Picture Perfect Foundation (RM90). I have combination skin ranging from dry to oily, but the foundation held up pretty well especially after a dusting of loose powder (RM68).


Some of us that were a little faster ended up taking pictures of those still at work!

I found the Prime Time Eye Perfecting Base (RM75) to be a bit unusual in terms of toning though – one was pink-toned, while the other was yellow-toned! Most fair to medium-skinned Asians would do fine with the yellow-toned one though.

Drawing my eyebrows was a totally different story. While the rest of the ladies were relative pros at filling in all the gaps, or already had nice thick brows (I’m looking at you Syen and Kim!!), I was the one bumbling my way along with the Brow Defining Pencil (RM42). I usually leave my eyebrow shaping to my facialist or just swipe some brow mascara on to tide me through, so actually DRAWING my eyebrows turned out to be a bit of a disaster.


So paiseh – John had to step in to help (although the end result is something I’m definitely going to try!)

Everything you see on the table is what I used for my look – three shades of eyeshadow, the eyelash curler, mascara and the kohl pencil. I really really want to go back and get the Kohl Pencil (RM45) as it simply glided on to my lash line. I normally don’t draw any pencil under my eyes for fear of looking like Morticia Addams, but for this occasion (and after getting egged on by the others) I settled for a half-smudged line underneath. And whaddya know – it looked quite nice in the photos! :D

As far as their mono eyeshadows (RM45) went though, there was a bit of inconsistency as some of the shadows were very pigmented, while others had to be layered on to see any colour. By contrast though, the Cheek Colour blushes (RM58) performed perfectly (although the bunch of us squealing “ooo…Orgasm dupe!” was probably not a wise thing to say out loud with the brand people standing behind us!)

The Wonderlust Moisturising Lipstick (RM48) in #02-Judy as well as Wondergloss High Shine Lipgloss (RM55) in #04-Dido were just amazing. Oh, and did I mention I love the range of colours they have?

There are three types of mascara available – Angel Lash, Drama Lash or Standing Ovation (RM50 each). I tried Angel Lash, which is really good. The testament to that was Syen – you would not believe how amazing her lashes looked after just a light application of mascara.

After the makeup session, we had a chance to go around taking pictures of the store as well as with each other. The makeup displays at Stage are just so pretty and luxurious, no?


Eyeshadows in a kaleidoscope of colours


There’s a full range of brushes and brush cleansers available too

Stage claims to have a really extensive range of products from bases, colour cosmetics, brushes and even cases to suit all skintypes and colour preferences, and after looking at the displays, I’d have to agree! The photos are all about fun from here on out! :)


With the man himself – John Boudville


With the lovely ladies from So Loverly


With Kimberly


Group shot – everyone looks gorgeous!!

The one product that really REALLY stands out for me at Stage is their Pro Lash Curler (RM35). After trying out this curler, I’m so tempted to chuck the rest of my eyelash curlers into the bin! This particular curler is slightly more angled than the others, which avoids pinching at the lash line. I loved it so much that I picked one up immediately after the session – and I wasn’t the only one…Syen, Kahani and Paris picked up one each too! LOL!

For more details on the full range available at Stage, you can surf on over to their website – Stage Cosmetics. You can also read Kahani's account of the blogger workshop HERE.


Now, on to the GIVEAWAY

Want to try out Stage Cosmetics for yourself? Thanks to the nice people at Stage, I’ve got two cosmetic sets worth approximately RM100 each to give away to two lucky readers! :)

1. SET ONE – Stage Wonderluxe Lipstick in #17-Apricot Angel, Stage Nail Colour in #20-Dazzling and a RM10 VIP Beauty Pass discount voucher

2. SET TWO – Stage Prime Time Eye Perfecting Base in #01-Vanilla and Eye Shadow Mono in #21-Ballerina

How to get it? Simple…just drop me a comment telling me which set you’d like and why, together with your email address. The closing date for entries is by 12 midnight on Friday, 21 November 2008. Good luck!


Terms & Conditions:
  • This giveaway is open to residents of Malaysia only.
  • One entry per set per person – please play fair and let everyone have an equal chance.
  • Entries submitted via email will not be eligible.
  • I will be contacting the lucky winner via email, so please use a valid email address. If I do not get a response from you within 2 (two) days, I will pick another winner.


That’s about it from me…hope y’all are enjoying the lovely weekend!

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47 Comments:

At 5:44 pm, November 16, 2008 , Blogger Jessie said...

*squeal* Jealous-nya :)

Have not received/bought any new makeup for the past 2 weeks, so yes, would like a chance to win Set 2. Why? *sniff* cause I prefer playing up my eyes than my lips cause they look horrible -_-

 
At 6:12 pm, November 16, 2008 , Blogger Kimberlycun said...

thanks for roping me in bee! had so much fun!!

 
At 7:00 pm, November 16, 2008 , Blogger 心。葵 @ plue said...

2. SET TWO – Stage Prime Time Eye Perfecting Base in #01-Vanilla and Eye Shadow Mono in #21-Ballerina

me like this! am always on the hunt for good eyebase :P

and yeah, i love e/s more than lippies! LOL

 
At 8:09 pm, November 16, 2008 , Blogger Stephanie / Yukaeshi said...

I'd love Set One! Mainly because I'm always emphasising my eyes, and I have never tried my lips and/or nails, so Set One would be perfect for me to try! :)

 
At 8:48 pm, November 16, 2008 , Blogger beetrice said...

thanks for your entries! please do leave me your email addresses to contact you k? :)

 
At 8:56 pm, November 16, 2008 , Blogger 心。葵 @ plue said...

oh dear~ totally forgot...

babyplue at gmail dot com. :D

 
At 9:42 pm, November 16, 2008 , Blogger kahani said...

morticia my foot. You looked totally lovely. =)

It was great meeting you too! Thanks so much for making this happen.

 
At 10:05 pm, November 16, 2008 , Blogger Stephanie / Yukaeshi said...

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At 10:07 pm, November 16, 2008 , Blogger Stephanie / Yukaeshi said...

stephanie[dot]choong[at]drachedja[dot]net here :)

I'd love to go and try their makeup base :D

 
At 11:24 pm, November 16, 2008 , Blogger Askmewhats said...

everyone looks so pretty! and BEE, you've got nice looking dimples girl!!!! Great for stage to give a giveaway for your readers! :) Goodluck to the people who join !!

I am intrigued with the eyelash curler!!!

 
At 11:58 pm, November 16, 2008 , Blogger Gan Debunoona said...

I think i like set two better. Because i never really had the chance to try out eye base b4. This looks really interesting!! Besides that, i always has this problem of eyeshadow creasing up like mad no matter what i do. sighs. So my choice is set 2!!

p/s: the event looks funnn!!

email: dianagan@gmail.com

 
At 2:25 am, November 17, 2008 , Blogger Connie said...

Wahhh... looks like so much fun!!! Woo... nice giveaway! I don't dare enter. :( Murphy's Law HATES me. I sure eager to win and then.... I don't win then I sad *sobs*

 
At 6:50 am, November 17, 2008 , Blogger Cynthia Loh said...

I like Set 2!
Why? Because the Eye Shadow Mono in Ballerina attracts my eyes so much!! Which I guess I'll never fail to attract others once I put it on my eyes. ^_^

PS: The shop look so grand like MAC.

email:cynthialqy@gmail.com

 
At 8:46 am, November 17, 2008 , Anonymous ParisB said...

Can I take part?! ;) Hehe... It was fun and I don't know if John was more frustrated with us for not listening or if we were more frustrated for not being allowed to mess up the counter! Heh...

 
At 11:58 am, November 17, 2008 , Anonymous Tine said...

I'm so green with envy now, it's not even funny. How come I didn't get to go?? :(((((((

*sniff sniff*

 
At 12:21 pm, November 17, 2008 , Blogger beetrice said...

kimberly: you're most welcome babe - that reminds me, I've GOT to send you those photos of you with the "what do I do next??" face.. :D

kahani: aww thanks babe! we all did look rather glam hor? :p

askmewhats: hehe, it's only one dimple ma dear, and man-made at that (fell down and hit a chair when I was about 3!)...and yes! the eyelash curler is fab!!

connie: are you kidding me?? good grief girl...go on then! :D

parisb: farnee la you - you already have a stash!! :p as for john, i dunno lor..then again, he was the only guy amongst ALL the girls there - a bit outnumbered, no?

tine: sweetie, green's not your colour lah...and you were 2000 miles away!! you get your butt back here (even temporarily) and we'll haul you along too!

 
At 12:23 pm, November 17, 2008 , Blogger beetrice said...

jessie, plue, stephanie/yukaeshi, gan debunoona, cynthia loh: thanks for your entries so far ladies! :) good luck!

 
At 1:13 pm, November 17, 2008 , Blogger Crystal said...

I'd love set 2. Cause I have been searching for an eyeshadow base for a really long time! Also, I've been wanting to try out this brand since I saw it in Mid Valley a while ago. Please please please! Haha. And I love collecting eyeshadows from various brands. So it'd be cool to try out theirs.

Oh and after reading your entry, I've decided to get one eyelash curler from STAGE as well! I've been looking for one for the longest time! Thank you! =)

chiak_17@hotmail.com

 
At 1:33 pm, November 17, 2008 , Anonymous akiki said...

set one of course!
simply because i like nail art!!and i wanna try the nail colours of different brands~~

aki_choo@hotmail.com

 
At 1:50 pm, November 17, 2008 , Blogger Syen said...

Hey Bee!

Great post! Thanks so much for making happen. It was a whole lotta fun, and it was so good to finally meet you girls. =D

And I agree with Kahani, "Morticia my foot!" =P

*tee hee hee*

 
At 2:36 pm, November 17, 2008 , Anonymous rinnah said...

Aiya... so many of the girls are trying out for Set 2... but I prefer that one too! Hehehehe.

And I'm so interested in the Angel Lash (just luv how it sounds) and the eyelash curler... need to check it out!

p.s. You have my email, yea? *grin*

 
At 4:15 pm, November 17, 2008 , Blogger Hwee Mei said...

Hi Beetrice,

I would love to get my hands on Set 2 as I'm on the lookout for a good eye base and am into eyeshadows at the moment. Been following your blog and really enjoy reading your reviews.

my e-mail is hweemei@gmail.com

 
At 6:04 pm, November 17, 2008 , Anonymous nikki said...

Set 2 caught my eye. As I'm just starting to learn about makeup, a pretty, light shade is where I should start. And based on the lovely pics above, it looks just about right. Thanks for the giveaway!

abysinnian15@yahoo.com

 
At 8:59 pm, November 17, 2008 , Anonymous sassypeach said...

I would love to win set 2 because I love eye makeup! It's all about the eyes! Thanks!

sassypeach at gmail . com

 
At 10:10 pm, November 17, 2008 , Anonymous YZ said...

I have my eye on Set 2 as it contains an eyeshadow base (need this so my eyeshadows won't slide off in hot, humid weather) & what appears to be a wearable, neutral eyeshadow shade for brightening up the eyes :)

E-mail add: yiingz@yahoo.com

 
At 10:23 am, November 18, 2008 , Anonymous prettybeautiful said...

set #1!

Did I smell a yellow nail polish and lippe!

strawroot@yahoo.com

/irrelevant: bee u look gorgeous! love your eyes, looking all brightened up

 
At 2:29 pm, November 18, 2008 , Anonymous Effa said...

Hello Miss Bee!

I'd definitely love to own that Set 2 because those colors would look sooooooooo much better on my eye lids! =p

simplistic67@yahoo.com

Ps: I love your blog!

 
At 3:19 pm, November 18, 2008 , Blogger nette said...

Set #2,
I would like to give the eye shadow colour another try as previously, applied similar colour but the effect turned out to be swollen eye... Hopefully with the base, it should be able to minimise the effect as I always like this balerina colour but can't use it

Email:andiecsp@hotmail.com

 
At 3:29 pm, November 18, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aiks, I can't stop set one from calling out my name ! hee hee.

I'm a lipstick freak. Have 40 lipsticks and counting ( not including glosses ). My god. i gotta wake up from this madness. Wait no,not yet, not until i win set one ! hee hee !

the voucher would come in handy. let's see... i win set one, one lipstick down. and use the voucher to buy another ( ! ). okay, someone please hit me with the biggest makeup brush you can find...


jia
magnect@hotmail.com

 
At 4:57 pm, November 18, 2008 , Blogger beetrice said...

syen: it was lovely meeting you too! (although I'm still green with envy over your lashes!!).. :D

crystal, akiki, rinnah, hwee mei, nikki, sassypeach, yz, prettybeautiful, effa, nette, jia: love the comments girls...good luck!

PS: telling me how much you love my blog isn't quite related to the giveaway...but it sure is very much appreciated!! :) thanks!

 
At 6:01 pm, November 18, 2008 , Blogger Sena said...

The event looked fun!! :) I would love to win #2 for my sister - she loves eye makeup!! Thank you for the chance!!!!
sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

 
At 11:29 pm, November 18, 2008 , Blogger pinkyping said...

I've never join a contest for a loooong time. Would love to win set 2 because I would love given a feel to be a ballerina.(albeit an imaginary one!) I'm always curious how they can be so graceful!

email - pinkyping@gmail.com

 
At 11:36 pm, November 18, 2008 , Anonymous entwined said...

hello :D

i'd love to win set 2 please! because not even bobbi brown's foundation + loose powder dusted on my eyelids is good enough to keep the eyeshadow from sliding off my beyond oily lids :( i would love to try out the eyebase and pretty purple eyeshadow especially since my graduation ceremony is coming soon on Dec 1st! :D

thanks for considering my entry :D

email: entwinement at gmail dot com :)

 
At 1:01 am, November 19, 2008 , Blogger elvira said...

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At 1:05 am, November 19, 2008 , Blogger Chian Li said...

It's kinda hard to decide between those 2 sets. I'm having a lipstick fetish lately, but I'm also looking for an eye primer to make the shadows more vibrant and long lasting (and maybe also to cover my dark circles!). After some thought, I've decided to go for SET #2!

The eye primer looks a little like Red Earth's IMO. But RE's is not exactly working for me, some of my eyeshadow still smudge!!!

Ballerina looks like a sheer colour to me. And I LOVE it! That's because I'm more into Japanese way of make up, hence I prefer to use lighter colours to enhance my single eyelids. Plus, I'm quite fair, colours like Ballerina will be more suitable for my daytime makeup :)

Since Stage is a home-grown brand, I guess, as an 'anak Malaysia', we ought to at least try out their products! Support Malaysian brands, and perhaps, help a little with the economy? :P

p/s: I'm also interested with their eyeliner and curler!

 
At 4:07 pm, November 19, 2008 , Blogger Engmin said...

I would love to try Set 2. Ever since I came back to Malaysia, my eye makeup has been smearing and smudging all over and I look like a panda. Stage Prime Time Eye Perfecting Base would help me tremendously in this aspect and Ballerina would be a good colour on me. Cheers! Oh yeah, my email is 'engmin.tan@gmail.com'.

 
At 4:33 pm, November 19, 2008 , Blogger beetrice said...

sena, pinkyping, entwined, elvira, engmin: i used to think i was the only one that had trouble with smudging makeup - good to know i'm not alone. :) thanks for your entries, and good luck!

chian li: please include your email to qualify for the giveaway.

 
At 5:53 pm, November 19, 2008 , Blogger WeeN said...

Thanks for sharing with us about stage! =D First saw it in Cleo and then found the store in the East Coast Mall in Kuantan, but I didn't get a chance to go into the store.

I'm choosing SET TWO!

Reason: I have this obsession with eyeshadows although I always have problems keeping them on my eyelids. Most of the time the colour of my eyeshadows would just run off and at times, they don't appear although after numerous layers! =( And the area around my eyes is really dark even after religiously applying eye serums. *so sad* Therefore I would like to see how the Stage Prime Time Eye Perfecting Base can help me counter my problems. =D

Oh, and thanks for organising the contest too!

E-mail: weenangeline@gmail.com

 
At 10:59 am, November 20, 2008 , Blogger rachel said...

I’d *heart* Set One because:-
Although true beauty comes from within, I could definitely use a boost on the outside to bring out my inner hidden beauty.
Like magical incense ‘rounding the senses,
Tantalizes and teases,
Making me opulent and precious,
Captivating and mysterious.

Now I’d *heart* if you’d let me win! 

rachel.desiree@gmail.com

 
At 1:00 pm, November 20, 2008 , Blogger Kawaii said...

Hi, thanks for the information on STAGE. I'm choosing set 2 because I'm looking for a good eye make up base to make my eyes make up look better. :)

 
At 12:45 am, November 21, 2008 , Blogger Chian Li said...

opps!!

my email is christintcl@hotmail.com

thanks for reminding!! :D

 
At 10:50 am, November 21, 2008 , Blogger Jas Min said...

I would love to have set 1 because it's been ages since I've bought any form of makeup/lipstick/nail polish because I'm always worried that I would be wasting money on a sub-standard product or a product which doesn't suit my skin tone/personality or plain just doesn't work on me. By giving me set 1, you will be helping me to get back into the world of makeup and discover a brand which could very well possibly work for me this time! Pretty please?

ijmnlee@gmail.com

 
At 1:15 pm, November 21, 2008 , Blogger beetrice said...

WeeN, Rachel, Jas Min: thanks for your entries girls! check back soon for the results k? :)

kawaii: please include your email to qualify for the giveaway. cheers!

 
At 11:33 pm, November 21, 2008 , Blogger Eunice said...

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At 11:37 pm, November 21, 2008 , Blogger Eunice said...

Hi Beetrice,
I would like to have Set Two (Stage Prime Time Eye Perfecting Base in #01-Vanilla and Eye Shadow Mono in #21-Ballerina).

The prime eye based can make eye shodow last longer, & simply apply eye shadow mono.It is enough to make my eyes will look powderful and bigger.

Thanks,
Eunice
eunicehoo@gmail.com

 
At 3:03 pm, November 22, 2008 , Blogger beetrice said...

hi girls, entries for the giveaway are now closed - thanks for all your entries!! :) the winners will be posted up soon!

 
At 11:38 am, November 23, 2008 , Blogger MadAboutSprees said...

bea, any idea how much does their brushes cost? they look pretty good!

 

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