A review of 3 Concept Eyes aka 3CE in Malaysia
|3CE products with the freebie mini brush set (brushes touted to be worth RM120)|
After the longest time (because we were herded in by batches to get to the makeup counter; the one and only counter for the launch), we find out that they ran out of the limited edition lipstick – one with a square pink casing with black polka dots, compared with the usual plain black ones. It had a beautiful plummy red that looked perfect for autumn and also for the usual berry Christmas looks. But out of stock. Which beggars the question: If we were supposedly the "first" to "view" the collection, how the heck can it already be out of stock? Unless they brought in like...3 pieces...for the whole of Malaysia. So it can be "Limited Edition".
Anyway, all the jostling and waiting, led to more jostling and waiting in order to actually try to swatch the makeup items. Couldn't test most of it as they set up only the actual counter (with no additional temp standalone island just for the launch), so the stampede to test the out the makeup meant it was simply too crowded for people to get to it. Got fed up really and it was just grab and go for a bit.
Which was probably makeup mistake number 1. Because I grabbed a lippie color that looked good swatched on the back of my hand. But was magically unattractively chalky and streaky on my lips, once I tested it back home. UWAAAAA...The color was called (made me guffaw),,,Daily Lady. Naah, no Lady will be going about with chalky, streaky pale lips Daily.
|(Top to bottom) Swatches of the 3CE cream highlighter, lipstick and cream stick eyeshadow|
|3CE lipstick in the shade Daily Lady|
Next is the 3CE Shimmer Stick in the shade Peach.
|3CE Shimmer Stick in Peach with colour watch|
Another (thank gawd) wearable item I picked up was the 3CE Longwear Eye Crayon in the shade Syrup.
|3CE Longwear Eye Crayon in the shade Syrup with colour swatch|
|3CE Mini Trio brushes|
The rest of the stuff that I got pretty much range between RM60 till RM70. Not too bad.
Anyway, these are not so bad overall. I only have these three 3CE items to really test out. But after swatching most of their items (during another separate trip to Sephora KLCC), I don't really see any standout item. In fact I dont really see any compelling reason to go out of my way to grab any more of their stuff. 'Nuff said on this till the next one!