Let’s Bash Some PR Morons!

I may lose some valuable future PR packages/interactions/money but hey, I gotta do this! I WANT to do this!

I am a beauty blogger in Southeast Asia, Malaysia, a country where beauty influencers aren’t as saturated as it would be in a purchasing powerhouse like the USA. There are also people here that do not even understand the concept of a beauty blog; educated people!

To the best of my knowledge, I am the only male beauty blogger in Malaysia whose blog is predominantly makeup related. So, this small, almost inconspicuous corner on the Internet amounting to this minuscule little blog called FiercePaint, does, surprisingly, get more than its fair share of attention from company PR representatives.

You see, when companies are professional and contact me to offer free products, cash in exchange for a review or something to that likeness, they are zealously welcomed!!! It is when these PR personnel, go above and beyond to do their job that simply pisses me off! Oh the sneaky underhanded maneuvers these blood sucking demonic spawn representatives employ to share in on the little views I get- if only retribution was instant gratification!

(Granted, some people do not put in as much effort as some of us do but get, unduly, more views and followers. YES! I have deliberately digressed to roast “bloggers”. Quotation marked to allow your very own personalised interpretation of these words. Life isn’t fair; I have come to terms with that! That does not mean I have to shut up about it! *eyebrow raise* If you felt heat from this paragraph, well……………)

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Dubious methods some company PR personnel employ, don’t just annoy me, it flat out makes me angry!!! If a company condones such devious techniques then I am going to dissociate myself from them whether or not stakeholders are in the know of such asinine decisions.

 

It has happened before.

And I speak with evidence!

Please spare a few moments to read and examine attached text below.

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Outsource getting more followers? I don’t even get help to take pictures! Everything is self taught!

Even then, this is much less offensive compared to the next one only because this person, or company, or whatever else this particular account represents, has directed it to me.

On to Exhibit B.

Ladies, gentlemen, and every other gender option!

BEHOLD. IDIOCY EPITOMISED!

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You’re not even speaking to me anymore! You are speaking to my readers!!! What am I then? The sideshow freak that no one stops to look at because I’m not weird enough?

Let me also disclose the fact that this is a VERY well reputed company not just in Malaysia but several other countries in ASIA! YES! Safe to say that I HAVE NOT worked with them and WILL NEVER!

Now, I direct this to the person who sat down behind the computer and did this;

Dear homo sapien with the capacity of decision making lower than that of an amoeba,

If you are reading this,

YOU ARE IRREVOCABLY and IRREDEEMABLY DIM-WITTED if you had even the tiniest inkling of hope that this was going to be welcomed!!!

Anyway my rage has fueled but only a post because comments get moderated and there’s this wonderful option called delete and trash!

OR ELSE……………

*cue jaws music*

Maybelline The Nudes Palette Review

I wrote a first impression post on this palette (link here), now here’s the review!

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The palette.

The shadows!

The shadows!

Lighter shades on the left side of the palette.

Lighter shades on the left side of the palette.

Darker shades make the other half.

Darker shades make the other half.

The description is really cool...

The description is really cool…

Because there are suggestions as to how these shadows can be used as duos and where to apply them on the eyelids.

Because there are suggestions as to how these shadows can be used as duos and where to apply them on the eyelids.

And also as trios with a corresponding diagram.

Also as trios with a corresponding diagram.

And also as quads!

And also as quads!

Description: A neutral eyeshadow palette with 12 shades. Total 9.6 grams of product, each individual pan has 0.8g product. No mirror included. It does come with a dual ended sponge tip applicator (not included in pictures).

Where to buy: Drugstores, pharmacies, supermarkets, anywhere there’s a Maybelline display.

Price: MYR 69.90 (discounts can bring it down to less than MYR 50 so don’t buy at full price!! Seriously!!!).

Swatches

Top row.

Top row.

Bottom row.

Bottom row.

 

Pros:

All in one palette for a versatile neutral look.

Dark skin friendly because the dark colours actually show up on darker skin tones.

Slim and travel friendly.

Good combination of matte and shimmer shadows.

Shimmer shadows are nicely pigmented.

 

Cons:

Not all shades are pigmented.

Creases on the eyelids (all shades).

Matte shadows are not very blendable.

Eyeshadow primer is crucial because it has little lasting power.

I used this palette with some Elianto eyeshadows.

I used this palette on a friend with some Elianto eyeshadows. Ignore the eyebrows. πŸ˜›

This is an Instagram picture on my account of the palette with the shade names.

This is one of my Instagram pictures of the palette with shade names. This version (with shades names) came out only after I purchased mine.

Notes:

OK, these are a few points to note.

Although they are not very pigmented, I think beginners would get use out of it because there’s no way you can go overboard.

You definitely need to use an eyeshadow primer to avoid creasing and also since the colours are not very pigmented.

Although there are so many cons, I did, at one point, find myself packing it when traveling with my makeup for a performance because the palette is all encompassing for a basic neutral eyeshadow look that is versatile.

If you haven’t already noticed, Sandy, Siren, Greige, and After Hours have been dug into. Sandy and Siren are the best shades of the palette. After Hours is a matte black that is not pigmented so that it can be used to deepen the outer corner without the black going overboard. Greige is often used to deepen the crease colour.

Bareskin looks white on the pan but it swatches as a sparkly nude that can be used as an inner corner highlight.

 

Rating: 6/10

Although I do use it often, they really are not really well performing eyeshadows except for the two shimmery shades, hence the rating.

11 Things You Didn’t Know About Harivain

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I actually wanted do a Products Empties post but I have yet to snap and edit my pictures and this week is going to be a busy one. Besides, FiercePaint tends to be a little product heavy sometimes, so I decided to do this tag by blogger Aynal instead.Β  She does some very fun stuff over at her blog, everything from beauty to books to gadgets. She is also a YouTuber so you can check her out there too and perhaps subscribe as well. πŸ™‚

Aynal’s blog; http://letaknamaterlalumainstream.blogspot.my/

Aynal’s YouTube channel; https://www.youtube.com/user/Aynalnal

I was supposed to tag 10 bloggers but I tag anyone who reads this to do it. Do drop me comment so I can check out your answers!

 

Here were her questions for me;

1. What is your favorite song at the moment?

I am obsessed with a few songs at the moment and they are very random and always on a loop.

– Dhoom Machale from Dhoom 3 (Bollywood)

– You Think by Girls Generation (K-pop)

– How Deep is Your Love by Calvin Harris & Disciples

– Focus by Ariana Grande

– Aaaluma Dholuma from Vedhalam (Tamil song)

2. First thoughts when you knew me?

I knew you via Anys actually and I watched your swap video with her and subscribed. I thought you were really cool! And I absolutely love that you rock the NYX SMLC in Transylvania in your videos.

3. What is your favorite dessert to eat?

Chocolate, chocolate ice cream. Wait, wait, anything chocolate. Yes, anything chocolate! *drooling*

4. Favorite item of the month?

Since I am a beauty blogger, I am going to say my Urban Decay makeup setting spray. I only have a third of the bottle left. πŸ˜₯

5. So, now what inspired you to blog?

As a teenager I used to keep diaries so blogging just seemed very natural. I also always loved makeup (my About Me page is a gist of my makeup obsession story). I, being the numbnut I am, only now (2015) decided to combine the two.

6. What do you like to do when you’re bored?

Read, watch TV series reruns, take pictures for my blog, blog-hopping and YouTube of course. By the way, I don’t have time to be bored these days.

7. Favorite movie of the month?

Vedhalam (recent release), Tamil movie.

8. Describe yourself – Choose one: (FUNNY, HONEST, SERIOUS, LOVING, )

Funny. I think. Although I am honest I don’t think of honesty as the first thing about me. Serious, obviously not. Loving, doesn’t sound right… Yes, yes, funny, yes funny. Yes……. *cricket sounds*

9. Tell me something that I don’t know about you. I would love to know! πŸ™‚

I love water activities! I’m not the best swimmer, but I CAN swim. I love being in the pool. As a child that was my ideal family getaway, water parks!!!

10. Favorite color? And why?

Red. It’s just a feeling. I associate it with being Fierce!

11. Describe your sense of style.

Relaxed. Not so much comfortable because my idea of comfort is my home clothing. Relaxed is the word. I am a denim and T-shirt kinda guy. I only ever pull out a shirt for special occasions.

 

If you decide to do it, here are my 11 questions for you (I went a little crazy with these questions);

  1. Makeup; do you prefer to focus on your lips or focus on your eyes? Choose one. If you are not a beauty blogger or don’t wear makeup choose one in terms of your wardrobe; do you prefer to focus on your clothing item or your accessories (bags, shoes, watches).
  2. One foreign city you would like to visit and why?
  3. Would you rather be bald or have no eyebrows?
  4. One person, dead or alive, you would want to go on a long afternoon drive with and one question you would ask that person.
  5. Reading an e-book or reading a book? Why?
  6. One life regret.
  7. Write a sentence in a language besides English with an accompanying English translation.
  8. Share a life hack.
  9. Write a story with two 15-words-sentence.
  10. What fantasy creature would you like to be? (leave out aliens and sci-fi stuff)
  11. This is going to be a directive. Go watch Please Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 2 – Time (link here). If you are easily freaked out then don’t watch it and answer #11 with “null”. Once you are done watching write down what you felt about the video in no more than 30 words.

 

To all my new followers from Facebook that are coming from Syiok Sendiri, I welcome you! Thanks for following FiercePaint in spite of the shameless promotion! πŸ˜†

Thanks!!!

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PS: I have moved my Awards posts to the “Tags” tab on my Main Menu.