Of late, Muse by Watsons has been bringing in more and more exciting brands. This time, we got a bit of a hit with makeup for us junkies! And courtesy of The Butterfly Project, I got to experience it all firsthand.
Presenting: Bollywood Professional Cosmetics!
As with all events at Muse, what we had was an exclusive, hands-on look at the products, with live demonstrations of their functionality. We even got to meet the brains behind the branding.
[Elana's Makeover in Progress]
The array of products covers all bases in an explosion of colour that will pique the interest of anyone who loves playing with makeup.
[Butterflies in Exploration Mode]
[Lipsticks: A Definitive Must!]
[Bold, Bright, Gorgeous Liquid Lipsticks]
[Liquid Foundation and Primer]
[There's Even Perfume!]
As mentioned above, the owner of Bollywood Professional, Rani Birring, came down for the launch of the brand to induct us into the swish of colour herself.
[Rani Birring of Bollywood Professional]
She gave us a bit of an introduction to the brand. It started off because there was a need for long-wearing makeup that actually helped to heal skin and keep it in better shape than the products that were on the market at the time. Unfortunately, the trend was to choose one over the other, i.e. you had to choose whether you wanted good skin or long-wearing makeup. So, as the brand perfected its art, the target market was the leading Indian film industry: Bollywood.
With a need for bright, bold colours, and a more extensive range of tones, the range covered all bases and slowly built-up a following with the stars and starlets in Bollywood. All the products are made in New York, and are quality controlled to ensure you get starlet quality goodies right in your home.
[Samia Getting a Lip Makeover]
If you know me, you know I have a bit of a penchant for bright, bold colours, and I was a bit like a kid in a candy store with all the swatching!
[Not Just Makeup, Tools Too!]
We even got a rare treat with our very own Mamasan making an appearance and looking all glam and gorgeous!
The presentation of the brand was kept short and sweet because they wanted us to experience the products for ourselves. Truly, the pigmentation on everything was rather purchase-inducing, and you need to swatch it all personally.
[Rani Birring of Bollywood Professional Making Her Rounds]
[Kelly: As Gorgeous As Always!]
Of course, there are some pre-makeover shots I can't help including!
[Rani Birring and Myself]
[Samia & Me!]
After all the rage about their Liquid Lipsticks, I couldn't help trying one for myself!
[Liquid Lippie Me!]
[Liquid Lipstick in Electric Taffy - Putting it to the test of how well it lasts by eating (I'm sticking with the story)]
The Liquid Lipsticks were lovely in terms of pigmentation, but as they are long-wearing, they are a tad drying. I would also wear a lip liner with them to enhance longevity, and prevent bleeding, since they do tend to wear off throughout the day, although they leave a gorgeous stain behind.
[Shivani & Me Sporting Liquid Lippies!]
We were sent home with a little bag of goodies, too!
[Bollywood Professional Scent]
It's a wonderful deep, sexy scent that definitely catches the senses. Give it a whiff when you're in store!
We were also given something I was REALLY excited about because I didn't get a chance to play with it too much in-store.
[SuperWear Creme Shadow]
This is essentially a cream eyeshadow that's long-wearing.
[SuperWear Creme Shadow in Naturale]
As the name suggests, it's more on the natural side in all its shimmery pink glory. It's absolutely gorgeous, and pairs well with almost any shadow on top of it. It doesn't show up too much on its own, but it helps shadows stick and intensifies their colour. It didn't prevent creasing of shadows through regular wear throughout the day, but it worked well with a primer under it.
All in all, it was a lovely showcase of a brand I hadn't heard of prior to the event. It's worth the exploration, and they have an amazing array of colours to choose from!
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