Showing posts with label Mary Quant Cosmetics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mary Quant Cosmetics. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mary Quant Cosmetics Makeup Workshop

I remembered last September I first came across Mary Quant cosmetics in Muse Watsons in Sunway Pyramid and did an overview post for them here. However I didn't get a proper chance to play with the products so was glad finally get to attend their hands-on makeup workshop last week. 
Just a recap Mary Quant Cosmetics is a brand under a famous fashion designer Mary Quant in UK who was make famous for inventing miniskirt! Mary Quant Cosmetics was born back in 1966 and it's famous for it's brand signature : Black Daisy print on her brand.

Mary Quant's slogan “Be free, be yourself" which she said "I wanted to bring fashion to face". TOtal coordination, created by combining makeup and fashion to express a sense of oneself, is called a 'look'. According to her, Mary Quant is created to allow infinite possibilities in term of coordination. There are no rules that apply to coordination.

And I believe this is how the freedom palette comes about, where we are free to pick any colours we want and put into the magnetic palette. Talk about customisation, this is it!

This is my 2nd time meeting Ms Takaki from Japan. This time she guide us step by step in using Mary Quant's products. Lucky for us she speaks good english so it's so much easier to listen and communicate to her! 

I was very glad to see new puffs and sponge on the table - no gems yay! I am very particular of this when I come for beauty workshop. Thumbs up to Mary Quant for being so professional in conducting workshop.

The first step of makeup, the makeup base.

Put on Mary Quant Oil Zap (RM119 for 20g) on our T-zone or whole face if you skin is oily. And put on Mary Quant Moisture Zap (RM129 for 30g) on the rest of the face, it will help makeup to last longer while hydrating the skin. 

Oil Zap texture is gellish and glides through skin smooth. While Moisture Zapis creamy and need to be spread evenly on our face. After a long day outside, I did not feel my face is drying. It does the job as a hydrating makeup base.

Next to cover up my dark eye circle

I used Mary Quant Eye Gloss (RM79 for 8.5g) to cover my dark circles and dullness. It also helps to make the eyeshadow colours show up. This comes in one universal shade and just need to use a little bit as it's pretty creamy. 
Instead of Liquid foundation, we were told to try out Mary Quant Smoo Make Powder Foundation (RM108)  

Comes with 8 shades, this highly highly moisturizing powder foundation controls the light and creates the idea skin colour, texture and a three-dimensional appearance. The texture of this Powder Foundation is pretty fine and smooth, plus it gives medium coverage. 

Mary Quant Brow Line (RM59) comes in 3 shades ; Charcoal grey, Chestnut Brown and Camel Brown. This is also waterproof formula. I used the lightest shade Camel Brown to match my hair colour. Pretty easy to use this one, the down side is need to sharpen it which I am always very lazy to do ! 

Next part is my favourite part do to make up which is my eyes.. this time we are taught to create a special romantic look using Mary Quant Eye Opener Powder Eye Shadow (RM49 without casing). The texture is fine but not all colours are pigmented and picked as well as the others.

I used N-01 (white eyeshadow) all over my eyelid and use P-06 (purple eyeshadow) on the outer corner of my eyes to create the smoky look. Then used V-01 (violet eyeshadow) to blend from the middle to the inner corner of the eyes. Last but not least use R-02 (red marroon eyeshadow) to apply on the corner of my under eyes waterline. Then use Mary Quant Out Line (RM59) a black eyeliner to draw a line as close as to my eyelash. 

To complete the whole look, I used Mary Quant Action Lashings (RM109) which is a lengthening mascara that comes with 7 colours. Very attractive colours right ? 

Mary Quant Action Lashings in 05 Brighton Blue

This is MQ's original two-sided coil and chip brush, which features short raised bristles on one side, and the Oil Gel Formula that gives the mascara its elasticity together create sharp & spectacular long lashes.

I am lucky to born with long lashes and this Mary Quant Action Lashings add extra length to it. Although the colours are pretty vibrant it took a little bit effort to apply coat the colour on my lashes. That completes my eyes make up! 

Mary Quant Blush Baby (RM75 without casing) comes with 14 shades. The colour pick up quite nicely on the brush and must go light handed as it is quite pigmented. Here I used No 13 (Coral) on my cheek and 08 (Baby Pink) to highlight my nose and cheekbone. 

Finally on my lips, I had Mary Quant Moisture Rich Lipstick (RM108) which is a creamy lipstick  

Being a experimentalist, I mixed both colour to get a very nice berry colour! Hehe who says we need another lipstick colour? 

Love how it's not drying on my lips. Very creamy and smooth to apply on!

Finally, I decided to top up another layer of gloss to complete the whole romantic look!

Mary Quant ColourShine for Lips (RM99) comes with 8 beautiful shades. The shade I had here is 06 Cherry Shine. 

This is the favourite product of the day because the shimmer is so fine & pretty. And what I like best is that it's not sticky! 

That's my before and after face, the 2 hours workshop with Ms. Takaki using Mary Quant cosmetics. I had not put on very sweet romantic look for very long time ever since I cut my hair short.. I somehow think the makeup does not suits my hairstyle.... too sweet and innocent lah :P

Oh before I forgot this is the model after picture. She is cute looking and this makeup look really suits her!

The eye makeup that was done by Ms Takaki. Her eyelashes are so long!
A compulsory picture with Ms Takaki who is really nice and friendly! 

Thanks to Mary Quant Cosmetics Malaysia I had fun in the makeup workshop with fellow blogger friends.

Laugh so much that day because was sitting with my crazy friends Juli, Pauline and Alicia ... we are teasing with each other all the time!  Alicia used her monopod to take this pic.. not bad ah.... this angle all the face looked really slim... haha! 

Also... I saw this Mary Quant black daisy shape mirror at the pretty... how I wish I could have this on my vanity table!

My makeup under natural sunlight! Am loving my colourful eyelash and lips colour.. so pretty right!

For more information about Mary Quant, please visit

Monday, September 9, 2013

An overview of Mary Quant Cosmetics; now relaunched in Malaysia in Muse by Watsons

Has been a while I played with colours and last week I had the opportunity to play with them. And if you are a makeup addict that loves to play colour, you cannot afford to miss this out! Let me tell you more about this in a while.

Some of you who are the frequent shopper in Sunway Pyramid this few month, sure will not miss spotting MUSE by Watsons.

This not so new first premium beauty retail brand MUSE by Watsons which was opened back in June this year carries only premium skincare and cosmetics products. Recently Mary Quant acosmetic brand from United Kingdom make a comeback after being launched by Mandom (Malaysia) hence you can see Mary Quant was being highlighted at the window display. In fact I have friends who told me that this brand used to be in Msia long long time I guess they are making a come back! I read that this brand was established way back in 1970 ; wow that is way before I was born (ahem I am quite young also ^.^)

“The Black Daisy” is the brand symbol of Mary Quant. A black flower, unique in the world, impossible to produce through the power of science; it is the symbol of the freedom fashion designer Mary Quant gave to women, and of the Mary Quant brand which continues to defy convention to create new forms of beauty.

Mary believes that cosmetics are part of fashion, with unrestricted combinations to enhance female beauty, allow women to express their true selves and enjoy life. “Be free, be yourself”, this spirit is part of their brand, means to value your own way of life. They hope to continue to provide products that resonate with their customers who value their own way of life, regardless of age, helping to give them the freedom to be themselves.

Before I start introducing Mary Quant cosmetic line, let me briefly their simple skincare line. Special Recipes Skincare Series offers 5 products for a complete skincare regime; cleansing gel, washing milk, toning lotion, moisture milk & moisture cream. Their main ingredients are derived from chamomile, daisy, rosemary, wild thyme and honey. Their price ranges from RM119 to RM159.

Let's start get to know the makeup base first

1) Oil Zap is an oil control face makeup base that will gives a dry, matte finish as if you have applied powder. It prevents makeup from coming off by controlling shine due to the excess sebum. Its fine texture will helps in covering up the pores too. Priced at RM119 for 20g.

2) Moisture Zap is a moisture infusion makeup base that has high moisturizing properties like a beauty serum will helps makeup last longer while hydrating the skin. Priced at RM129 for 30g.

3.) Eye Gloss is a treatment eye foundation for delicate & dry prone  eyes area.  Not only it covers dark circles and dullness; it also helps to make the eyeshadow colours looked better. Priced at RM79 for 8.5g.

Next on foundation, Mary Quant Obedient Finish Oil Free Foundation comes in 6 shades; offers smooth & shine proof result with SPF 20PA++ protection. Personally I think it would suits people with oily skin would appreciate this oil-free formula. This is priced at RM135 for 30g

Mary Quant Loose Face Powder comes in 4 colours promise to make skin appear brighter and pores looks finer. The velvety corpuscular powder makes pores and fine line less noticeable while making giving a long lasting beautiful finishing. This is priced at RM109 .

Up next, on my favourite products of all is definitely the EYESHADOW! Well I love mixing colours to create different looks when I have time to do my makeup :D

Mary Quant Eye Opener offers a total of 57 eyeshadows colours! I tried some of the colours, some which are creamy in texture are more pigmented compare to those which are powdery in texture. Well each is selling at RM49 without casing. 

Can you guess which is my favourite colour? 

Ahem, my love at first sight is the Bright Blue , Pastel Orange, Wasabi Green, Lemon Gold, Bright Pink and Purplish Blue... quite a lot I know but there are 57 shades and its hard not to notice the bright & striking colours :P

Mary Quant Blush Baby is something worth checking out too. Available in 14 shades, Rose Pink is my favourite pick! Each priced at RM75 without casing.

The beauty of  Mary Quant is that you can customised your own beauty palette. You can handpicked your favourite eyeshadow or blusher colour and and put into the colour palette. Voila you can just bring your own customised palette for the holiday without lugging like 4-5 eyeshadow & blusher palette! 

The casing comes in 3 sizes and the cheapest RM45 (fits 2 blushers) and the above shown colour palette (either can fits 12 eyeshadows colour or 8 blusher colours) is priced at RM49.

Coming up next, Mary Quant Moisture Rich Lipstick. 

In Malaysia we have 20 shades while in overseas they offers around 36 shades. I tried one of the colours and the texture feel creamy and not drying too. Each priced at RM108.

The eyes makeup would not be complete without eyeliner. Mary Quant Out Line is a colour pencil that comes in 19 different shades. I was told that some colours can work as lip colour too! Also the formula is a waterproof one. Each is priced at RM59.

If you are not a fan of pencil eyeliner, there is liquid eyeliner.  Mary Quant The Talkative Eyes which is a liquid eyeliner with MQ's original brush. Comes in 3 colours; ebony black, barbwire grey and cocoa brown. It has a quick dry & waterproof formula; I tried them one and felt its tip is too fine to my liking. Each is priced at RM99.

Mary Quant Brow Line comes in 3 shades ; Charcoal grey, Chestnut Brown and Camel Brown. This is also waterproof formula. Each is selling at RM59

Can anyone guess what is this ?

Mary Quant Action Lashings is a lengthening mascara that comes with MQ's original two-sided coil and chip brush, which features short raised bristles on one side, and the Oil Gel Formula that gives the mascara its elasticity together create sharp & spectacular long lashes. This comes with Anti colour-fading effects and waterproofing effect to prevent smudging. Each is priced at RM109

Another product which a lot of people has been like drooling on is the pretty Mary Quant ColourShine for Lips. Available in 8 beautiful shades.

Because they really loked beautiful, they deserved another picture! I tried the Campagne Shine and really like the fine gold dust that gives lustre & volumious effect on my lips! Each is priced at RM99.

I think I almost features all the Mary Quant products except the concealer & powder foundation which I can't find the pictures in my camera.

At the event, we have privileged to see Ms. Takaki who flown in from Japan to show us makeup demostration using Mary Quant products.

This is the model before & after

Products used for the makeover

A close-up

The eyes makeup - I like the bright under eyeliner which brighten up the whole look.

Next is my turn to try Mary Quant products

My whole makeover which I did using Mary Quant products.

My colourful eyes makeup - inspired by Malaysian Independent Day ; as it falls on the same day I attended the workhop.

Overall, their eyeshadow has lots of colours to play with.... and their texture is creamy and easy to apply.. only a few colours are powdery & difficult to use. Their blusher, lipstick & lipgloss are really pretty with  lots of beautiful shade. Their liquid eyeliner and mascara colours are fun to use but need to master the skill to use it. 

A picture with Ms Takaki - happy that she praised my makeup skills  :D

Finally a group pic with the bloggers after having fun playing with Mary Quant cosmetics.

Don't forget to check out Mary Quant products in Muse by Watsons in Sunway Pyramid. 

For more information about Mary Quant, please visit

p/s: Which Mary Quant products that caught your attention to play with?

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