I first came across the Marc Jacobs Beauty line when the online community was buzzing about it some time last year. The first images that came out, I admit, didn’t grab me. There was a buzz of reviews when the line was new and then it sort of all quietened down, with preference falling back to the established, tried and true brands.

Knowing that most exciting new brands take forever and a day to reach our shores, I wasn’t paying a lot of attention until the local buzz started that Marc Jacobs Beauty was landing on our shores at Sephora stores. Now, how on earth?! We’re actually WITH IT! icon biggrin New! Marc Jacobs Beauty leaves its mark at Sephora Malaysia stores   A quick overview

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Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No. 3 RM137

As of last week, Marc Jacobs Beauty is now available at all Sephora stores nationwide. Marc Jacobs, if you didn’t already know is mostly known for his fashion and at one time was the designer over at Louis Vuitton. He was responsible for some of the more interesting and edgy designs to have come out of the luxury design house.

I used to be keen on the Marc Jacobs brand bag (being the bagaholic that I am) but they were all so heavy! He uses a lot of hardware in his designs and that spells weight. The Marc by Marc Jacobs line is more wearable and less weighty. So being quite familiar with his more flamboyant fashion designs, I was a little surprised at how sleek the MJ Beauty line was.

Here are some pictures of some of the products available, and some preliminary thoughts of a couple I’ve quickly tested in store.

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Hello hello everyone! Ok, did you see the Save the Date mentions on Facebook recently? I told you to keep a lookout for an exciting event coming up on 11 May 2014 and I’m pleased (and terribly excited!) to finally be able to tell you what it is!

In keeping with my ambition this year to try to let you lovely readers experience some of the fun I experience as a blogger going for events, I’m working on different angles and tangents this year and here’s something fun we’ve worked out with NARS Malaysia. Yes, you saw it right – NARS! icon biggrin My Women Stuff Presents: The NARS Experience!

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Just for MWS readers, NARS Malaysia would like to invite 8 very lucky readers to attend a very exclusive event, to learn more about their new Radiant Creamy Foundation Compact and have a full one-on-one makeover by NARS Makeup Artists. This is your chance to find out all you want to know about NARS, how to use their products and have a good ol’ play in the sole NARS store in town, for now icon smile My Women Stuff Presents: The NARS Experience! Would you like that? icon biggrin My Women Stuff Presents: The NARS Experience!

Due to logistics, we only have space for 8 of you icon sad My Women Stuff Presents: The NARS Experience! So if the date, time and topic suits you, take part in the quick contest below and we’ll pick 8 of you lucky ladies to join us on the day icon smile My Women Stuff Presents: The NARS Experience!

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It’s funny how ever since I told you that By Terry is back here in Malaysia, I hadn’t really gone and had a good old play with their products. I have a bunch of them that I look at now and again without feeling too much of a flutter in my breast.

But you know, it’s when I actually like something a lot that I think of writing a post. Or if I hate it icon biggrin By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace is like a whisper of luxurious Rose Melba on your skin

by terry cellularose blush glace By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace is like a whisper of luxurious Rose Melba on your skin

So which category would the By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace fall into then? icon biggrin By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace is like a whisper of luxurious Rose Melba on your skin

The Cellularose Blush Glace was a new product in the By Terry line launched with their Spring 2014 collection and was so fascinating, I had to try it despite the hefty price tag. Our local counter didn’t know when they were getting it in yet when I first enquired, so I purchased it online but then I found out it was available a few days later icon razz By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace is like a whisper of luxurious Rose Melba on your skin

What fascinated me was the texture of this blush which lies partway between liquid, gel and mousse. It’s almost like whipped cream in its consistency. By Terry says that this is a “quenching blush” which delicately flushes your cheeks with transparent colour, and I was fascinated.

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One of the most hyped eye palettes to be released in the first quarter of 2014 has to be this one from NARS – the Narsissist Eye Palette. It’s gotten bouquets and brickbats and has such a wide, diverse range of views on it that I naturally had to check it out for myself icon biggrin Love it or hate it, the Narsissist Eye Palette will make you feel that bit more narcissistic

For those who are anticipating its arrival, we can expect it in store end-April, early-May (just a week or 2 to go!) but I managed to purchase a palette early during its preview, so you have the benefit of my thoughts, before you decide if this palette is for you icon smile Love it or hate it, the Narsissist Eye Palette will make you feel that bit more narcissistic

narsissist eye palette used Love it or hate it, the Narsissist Eye Palette will make you feel that bit more narcissistic

I picked mine up about 2 months ago and since then, I’ve been using it quite a lot. If you head over to my earlier preview post, that was the palette in its pristine glory. The picture above shows it used, after about 2 months. It’s interesting that other than some smudging, it doesn’t look too grubby right? The rubber cover is another matter though. This has always been the downside of NARS signature rubber packaging.

The rubber is a dust and product magnet and I can’t imagine why the people at NARS thought it was a great idea, especially if it’s to be used by makeup artists, who will be working a lot with their fingers.

Bitching about the packaging aside (people have been bitching about the packaging for years but it looks like it’s here to stay) what you really want to know is how well (or not) this eye palette performs. And to this I have to tell you to manage your expectations.

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