This hip local beauty brand just launched their latest shade today.

ROLLOVER REACTION already had 8 permanent shades and 1 limited edition shade in their line. And this February (16 February to be exact), they will launch their latest shade in collaboration with Hellua (known as @thelipstickmafiaaa on instagram) and Pola Artistry who designed the product identity for the packaging. Just like their previous shades’ names which taken from the Beatles’ songs, this gleaming shade was named PENNY (taken from Penny Lanes). 

It took more than 6 months for them to create Penny, from picking the right shade until the perfect visual for the packaging. As the previous shades, this is not just a lipstick, people! They’re all named SUEDED! Lip & Cheek Cream. So yeah, they can be use for lips, cheeks and eyes if you wish. 

What differ Penny from the others in their existing line? If the others have velvet matte texture, Penny has a slightly different formula but the same scent. A new take on matte, indeed. It’s still matte, but with a touch of pearlescent glow. A bit metallic, I might say. Its’ rosy bronze shade really looks good on Hellua which has warm undertone (most Indonesians have this skin tone). 

I’m a bit on the lighter side of skin tone (read: pale), so this is how Penny looks like on the back of my hand and on my lips. 

Check out me and Hellua rocked Penny on the event today. I used Penny as the lip topper, and Hellua applied on top of SADDIE (one of the permanent shade from Rollover Reaction), and she also used Penny on her eyes & cheeks. She’s glowing, right? 

Instead of the differences on how Penny will look like on different skin tone like most of the lipsticks out there, I believe this shade will look good on everyone. Unlike other metallic shades (most of them are International brands), Penny pops to the most subtle possible. It’s a very fresh version of metallic lipstick trend, perfect for those who want to highlight your pouts. Not just that (unless you’ve been living under a rock), metallic lids will be big this year. So yeah, play up your makeup game and wait for Penny to launch on Rollover Reaction’s website, here on February 16, 2017. Remember, Penny is a limited edition shade. If it’s gone, it’s gone!

Lucky me. Not just bringing home Penny with a special box, surprise…surprise I won the door prize from their sponsors today. Double score, indeed. LOL. Thanks Rollover Reaction for having me at your Penny Soiree today.



Controversial, Edgy, Dare to be different?

If you do, then you’ll love Yves Saint Laurent Beaute. Originally launched in 1978, the makeup line known for being extravagance through their palette of textures and colors has been marketed in Indonesia for five years under L’Oréal Indonesia. According to Novi, Brand Manager YSL Beaute Indonesia, the brand voted as Indonesia’s highest growth beauty brand last year. No surprised, considering they have their best selling products like Touche Eclat (reportedly sold one every 10 seconds in the world) and very strong demand in lipstick category.

Last Tuesday, I was invited to the Media Gathering where Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Indonesia announced their collaboration with Gusnaldi, one of the top makeup artist in Indonesia. He’s the most sought after makeup artist among our local celebrities and his works can be seen on many of our top local prints as well. Back in the print days, I used to worked with him a lot, and I can see why he fits to the YSL’s criteria. He’s definitely the one that can be in line with YSL’s signature makeup, edgy, couture and sexy.

Gusnaldi reinterpreted three looks which was originally created by Lloyd Simmonds, Creative Director Makeup YSL Beaute. As makeup are reflected perfectly by lights, then these looks are all about experiencing the magic light, created by YSL’s best selling products. Named Studio Lumiere, the light belongs to Yves Saint Laurent, check out the steps to the beauty ritual above. And…as expected, Gusnaldi worked his magic hands by giving summer colors a bold boost, through his “Parisian” look, artsy and very fashionable for his “Couture” look and set smoky eyes with different strokes for his “Tuxedo” look.

The exact steps of the exclusive global ritual were followed by Gusnaldi on his two models at the event. Prepped the skin with Forever Youth Liberator and according to Gusnaldi “will make pores look smaller”,  diffusing the light with the Le Teint Touche Eclat “foundation inspired by Touche Eclat”, sculpt the light “it’s highlighting not concealing” and set the light with additional tools like powder, lipstick, eyeshadow, eyeliner and blush. Gusnaldi loves to pile on lips, he used lip gloss first to moist and add lipstick on top, then another lip gloss to make lips look healthy and keep the lipstick last longer. Hmmm…good trick. 


Invasion of Dior at the uber famous Knightsbridge’s original, Harrods.

From March 15till April 14, 2013, there’ll be mini exhibitions, wonderful window displays which reconstruct Dior’s façade in 30 Avenue Montaigne, Paris, 50 seats café which will serve Dior-doodled cupcakes and last but not least exclusive Dior products.

Here are some of the exclusive products that really catch my eyes, from teddy bear, snow ball, and a super fabulous Lady Dior bag with tartan covered handles. 


Let me present two collections with the most wanted day in mind.

You’re not alone if you wish every day is Saturday. The joy of no alarm clock, no morning rush, suddenly all things wonderful. And yet those relaxing feeling should be interpreted in the correct fashionable way…means no sloppy attires on the weekend please.

Thankfully, Marni (collaborated with a Dutch artist, Rop van Mierlo) created their new capsule collection for Spring 2013 called “Saturday Morning” and Kate Spade, launched her hip little sister named “Saturday”. Just perfect for a lovely Saturday.

Bright, colorful, fun clothes and accessories, with more affordable price than their original line are another reason why we should love Saturday even more. 


Because 1+1 = 2?

Tight budget? This is the fashionable way out without THE price.


And she looks like this.

March 2013, Sephora will launch the next batch of their princess collection after Cinderella, “The Disney Jasmine Collection”. Yes, Jasmine stands for Princess Jasmine from Aladdin.  Exotic and warm colors, heavy eye makeup, very ‘One thousand and one night’.

Yes, this beauty collaboration of Disney and Sephora addressed for those of you grown-up princesses or just simply in for the packaging. Which one are you?


Rihanna for River Island.

Scheduled to premiere on February 16 during London Fashion Week this year, the collection will be casual, chic and flirty (that’s what she said in her behind the scene video above). 

If you wonder who sit next to her, is Adam Selman, who designed Riri’s looks for her Loud & 777 tours. He and Riri collaborated on this collection, which will hit stores in the UK on March 5, 2013. 


A new updated version of cat-eyes sunglasses.

IMHO, they really never go out of style. From the 1950’s, superstars like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly have been spotted with one. Up till now, this feline-inspired frames are still favorite among the fab and gorgeous, like Nicole Richie and Dita von Teese.

Well, nowadays, they evolved to a more contemporary style. Check out these super fab cat-eyes sunglasses from one of my favorite brand, Linda Farrow. This London based luxury eyewear brand collaborated with Alexander Wang, Agent Provocateur and Charlotte Olympia (to name a few), to bring us many choices of modern version cat-eyes sunglasses. To see more of their awesome choices, click here.


Lancome by Alber Elbaz!!!! 

My goodness, my heart is racing. I can’t wait to see the real thing, the packaging, the colors. But good things do come for those who wait. Holding my horses until they launch later this June. 

It will definitely be the most wanted limited edition collection of the year. For now, just enjoy the teaser video which Alber Elbaz illustrated himself. 


Me? I’m waiting for another fashion collaboration.

It’s Prabal Gurung + Target. Below US$200, complete with accessories like bags, minaudieres, shoes, cuffs and necklaces, I am more than excited. Another wallet friendly fashion collaboration is always interesting, and I bet these fun and flirty collection will sold out in a day, when they launched (in Target of course) on February 10, 2013.

What can you expect from the 80+ collection? His signature digital floral prints, for sure. While I  personally love the pointy printed flats and the minaudiere, check out my other favorite looks from the collection.