It all started with a pretty invitation.
There are many reasons why I love my BFF, Sue Sien. One of the more major reasons is because she gets me invited to events like this (ahahhaha I kid). I also love her because she has an amazing camera which is where most of the pictures from this post came from. (Fail friend award goes to me).
We are best friends, really.
The Benefit Private party was held at the Benefit boutique in Sephora, Starhill Gallery. There was already a handful of people there by the time that Sue and I arrived.
Look at all the pretty Benefit Cosmetic products!
The private party was meant for friends and family of Benefit Cosmetics Malaysia.
When they said it was a private party I thought ' Say only private party' but looking at how close knit the party was, I have to say that I was really thankful to be part of the guest list that day.
Food and Champagne! YEEEESSSSS.
In addition to getting to know the people behind the brand, we also got to experience Benefit Cosmetics' products and services firsthand. While Sue got her make up done, I decided to opt for their eye brow waxing services.
I realise that I put out my tongue a bit too much in pictures.
The make up kiosks set up for all the guest to get glam-ed up.
Look at how cute this packaging it! It's actually a makeup kit.
This was my first time waxing anything out. And there is a reason why I have been waiting this long - I have an extremely low tolerance to pain. And the idea of yanking a handful of tiny hair from my body at one go is terrifying!
If not obvious enough, I started to get really excited.
"Beautification in process".
I mean, how cute is this bib?!?
All these while, my hair extracting methods has been narrowed down to shaving. I don't even pluck my own eyebrows. That's how much of a chicken I am.
And then it dawned upon me that this could be a really painful experience.
I was put in the very tender hands of Kay Kay, an eyebrow expert who works for Benefit. If you're ever going to Benefit to clean up your eyebrows, you should definitely ask for her at the Starhill outlet. Looking at how nervous I was, she was super nice, explaining to me each step that I was going to go through.
The "I'm actually really scared right now but I don't want to show it" face.
The first thing Kay Kay did was to try the hot wax on my hands to show me that it really wasn't as painful as I imagined it to be.
(Actually it was quiet painful lor)
She then drew on my eyebrows to show me what they would look like after she waxed them.
The entire time this was going on, Sue thought that it was hilarious that I was being so scared.
Kay Kay then put the hot wax on.
At first it was really hot. Maybe because I wasn't expecting it. But as she kept on putting it on, it didn't seem that hot anymore.
And then the time came! She put the wax strips on me and well, yeah, pulled it off along with a lump full of hair. Kay Kay moved really quickly. She said the faster she moved, the less painful it would be.
I'm not gonna lie and say that it was painless. I think it was fairly painful. The were some parts that didn't hurt at all (like the unibrow area). But at parts where the skin is thinner and more sensitive (like near the eye lids), it really hurt!
Lucky there was a lot of people at the boutique so I shy to scream. If I was alone I think I would have berdrama already.
Kay Kay was so patient with me. She kept on going "Okay, finishing already. Finishing...".
Here she is waiting for me to take pictures.
Okay, quiet disgusting I know, but this is the by-product.
Kay Kay then cleaned up my brows and filled them in with Benefit products.
*Not pictured is Kay Kay tweezing out the stubborn hairs. Wah pain like shit that one. But Kay Kay has super fast hands.
When I saw the after product of my eyebrows, I have to say, this was the cleanest by brows has ever been. Even after shaving, my brows has never looked this neat.
And according to Kay Kay, they last for an entire month, which is way longer than shaving. Usually my eyebrows will start getting messy just a week after waxing.
You too can get your eyebrows waxed for RM53 at Benefit Boutiques.
Thanks for having us Benefit Cosmetics Malaysia.
I'm so glad share this first time experience with you!
By the way, like my hair style for the event?
You can get it too and Number 76 hair salon in Publika.
Mine was done by the stylist, Hikky but I believe that everyone there is qualified to do braiding like this.
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