If not for The Muse, I’d never have given Baviphat a second look when I walked past the counter a couple of days ago. I kept seeing her Tweets about Baviphat (not knowing what -or who – on earth it was!) so when I saw an actual counter at Parkson Pavilion KL, I just had to stop by and satisfy my curiosity.
What really caught my eye was the absolutely freaking cute containers. Look at those fruity pots of lip tints and the paprika shaped bottles of skincare! So cute! Put a few on your dresser and you can pretend to be a grocer 😛 Use up a few of them and if you have kids, they’d steal it off your dresser to play “masak-masak” 😛
So anyway, I learnt that Baviphat is a brand of inexpensive Korean cosmetics – skincare and makeup. Don’t be fooled by where the counter is located (next to Smashbox at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur) the prices are really affordable, ranging from RM10.90 to RM110 or so, the SA told me (and believe me, I asked her a LOT of questions as a proper sleuth should 😉 )
When I heard the prices, I asked her “What on earth are you doing in Parkson! People will think you are expensive when you aren’t!” So if you are in Parkson Pavilion and you want to buy something there, no better place to start than Baviphat 😀
So anyway, I know nothing else about the brand except that they collaborated with Beyonce (so you see a HUGE picture of her) and there’s a line of cosmetics with Beyonce including sheet masks. Being Korean, there are BB creams galore too. I wasn’t crazy impressed with the eyeshadow (duos and trios) – super shimmery and sheer even for me. There was a highlighter that looked like the pressed Guerlain Meteorites but when swiped, it was discoball alert!
I asked the SA which was their bestseller and she told me that it was the liquid eyeliner pen (RM39.90 I think) but they were out of stock so I couldn’t pick it up. Anyway, I picked up a couple of things to try since the prices are so affordable. Hop along to see my Baviphat haul 😀
So here we are – 3 items I bought from Baviphat.
- Two Times BB Deep Cleansing Oil – RM39.90
- Tomato Juicy Mask Sheet – RM10.90
- Apple Lip Scrub – RM19.90
To my surprise, the SA proceeded to throw in loads of samples into my bag without me even asking!
I was very surprised because I just didn’t expect that level of generosity – I guess I’m just used to having to ask for it and then have the SA grudgingly hand over a little tiny sachet.
So, if you plan to stop by Baviphat and pick up stuff, look for Phoebe – she speaks well, seems familiar enough with the products, isn’t pushy and is lovely and friendly. I’d drop more money at counters if I got this level of service anywhere else – samples not withstanding 😛
I took a quick look at the Baviphat website and I realized that prices are quite highly marked up here so if you can imagine, they are crazy cheap if purchased in Korea. Still, I’m not complaining because its not that expensive anyway everything considered.
So, I’m going to be trialing the products I bought – any one in particular you’d like to see first? 🙂
Oh and apparently, Baviphat is also endorsed by some Korean boyband FT Island – 5 pretty boys I’ve never heard of but there you go! 😛 I’m always very intrigued by how Korean brands use male celebrities to endorse their products.
So, Baviphat – have you heard of it before this? 😀
Read about it on www.baviphat.com if you can read Korean. The Malaysian site isn’t up yet. Baviphat counters are at
Parkson Pavilion KL and Parkson Sg. Wang Plaza at time of writing Sephora