Sharing is indeed caring. Here at BLP Beauty, we swear by this act of caring so this year we started another way of sharing with you, #BLPGirls. Let us excitedly introduce #BLPBeauty Class – an opportunity to learn, explore and experiment with BLP products while getting firsthand knowledge from the experts in the industry.
It is only fitting to have our founder Lizzie Parra as the mentor in this first occasion. She picked the theme “glass skin” look to share with #BLPGirls. In several easy steps, involving both BLP and a handful of quality products from other local beauty brands, a glowing look can be achieved!
For those missing the class, fret not. Here are the key steps in creating “glass skin”:
1. Clean your face thoroughly. Yes, even when you have no makeup on, dirt from the air can be stuck in your pores. Use Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water on For Skin’s Sake Premium Round Cotton Pads to make sure your face is clean and ready for makeup.
2. Mix foundation to suit your skin tone. Oftentimes it is best to add a bit of light foundation even when your skin tends to be on the medium/dark side to avoid patchiness. Rosé All Day The Realest Lightweight Foundation is our go-to complexion product. Apply it using Rosé All Day The Little Bean sprayed with Studio Tropik’s Flawless Priming Water.
3. Then, it is time for the eyes! Use Eyeshadow Pen BLP that is creamy and blendable to create any look you wish. Add a standout flick using Matte Liner BLP and finalize the look with Lashes BLP.
4. No makeup is complete without well-defined brows. Use Brow Definer in either Brown or Dark Brown, before filling the brows in with Brow Powder.
5. For cheeks and lips, you can always trust Lip Coat BLP. The pigmented color can effortlessly create contour (give Maple Waffle or Ginger Bread a try), as well as adding blush to the cheeks (Peach Soda or Lavender Cream is your partner in this area). Mix those shades for your lips, or just opt for either one.
6. Finally, we brought out the highlighter to achieve illuminating effects on the cheeks. What products we use for this, you may wonder. Find out the answer by the end of November!
The #BLPGirls were also treated to a goodie bag filled with BLP shopping voucher worth IDR 500,000, Studio Tropik Flawless Priming Water, Rosé All Day The Realest Lightweight Foundation and their new Little Bean Sponge, Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water and For Skin’s Sake Premium Round Cotton Pads.
The class was closed with announcement for Best Makeup that went to Paratisa Kharismadita, while Stefany Yvonne was our top spender of the day. Both of them brought home Dandelion voucher and more treats from BLP Beauty.
We’d like to thank our partners for making this class happen and for your enthusiasm. Keep your eyes peeled on our social media platforms for future announcement of the next #BLPBeauty Class!
It feels just like yesterday we opened the first Beauty Space BLP in Lotte Shopping Avenue, Jakarta. Then, another exciting opportunity has arrived in another city. After a lot of requests from you, we are delighted to announce that now we can meet #BLPGirls in Bandung everyday! Yes, Beauty Space BLP has officially opened in Bonheur, Paskal 23 Bandung from August 3 until this October.
Still exuding warm, comfortable and welcoming ambience, Beauty Space BLP Bandung offers a different concept than the one in Jakarta. If previously we adopted the idea of a living room, in Bandung we transformed the space into our own version of a powder room.
Thus, you will be able to find a lot of mirrors, with ample space to try all range of BLP products. Think of it as a space where you can freshen up yourself before heading out!
On the day of the launch, we were keen to meet the faces of #BLPGirls in Bandung. It was truly a weekend to remember, as we got overwhelmingly positive responses from everyone who came. Plus, we have also prepared free gifts for the shoppers throughout the weekend.
Yay! Our very own Lizzie Parra was also there to meet and greet with all of you, in a special talk show organized by Bonheur.
Another heartwarming agenda was tea time with #BLPGirls on Sunday. Five #BLPGirls – @meeniq, @terecha, @ruthagnel, @saranuralisya and @rahmadhitamaulida – got to meet Lizzie Parra and Christa with the rest of #BLPTeam in Bandung. We could chat, exchange stories and dreams, being closer with one of our biggest support systems: YOU!
We feel utterly grateful to be able to come to Bandung. Now, which city you’d like to find us in? More surprises are coming this year!
Cia Wardhana is the kind of girls you would want to hang out with, crack one or two jokes with and travel with. Her bubbly personality instantly uplifted our mood when we had her for a shoot. Her endless energy made us equally energetic. Starting a career as radio announcer, Cia is well on her way to roam the world and share her experiences through her blog and TV shows.
What keeps you busy these days?
I am a radio announcer and TV host. At the same time, I frequently travel for my blog and TV shows, while doing occasional off-air hosting. Hopefully I can also publish my book on traveling soon!
How did you start your career in radio and TV?
When I was still in high school in Bandung, I listened to the radio and heard my senior hosting a show. I requested a song, and instead she asked me whether I was interested in becoming an announcer. Of course I said yes! The training was not easy, but here I am.
(Prior to being a TV host), I have already occasionally travelled. Thanks to my background in radio, a producer offered me to host a traveling show. Yes, I am lucky! I did not have to go through casting process to start this new path on TV.
Where are the most exciting destinations you’ve ever been to?
In Indonesia, Tangkahan in North Sumatra is one of my favorites. It is located just outside Medan. Visitors can play with the elephants there!
Outside Indonesia, I am thankful to finally go to Iceland. It has been one of my childhood dreams to go to Iceland, and I made it happen! I cannot wait to go back there.
What are your beauty must-haves while traveling?
Sunscreen, to tackle the heat! I also like wearing eyeliner to make me look good in photos.
How do you #BeAdored?
The key is to be happy. If you do what you love – because not everyone can do what they are passionate about – and be happy, you will be able to adore yourself.
What Cia Wardhana wears:
#OnTheLips: Lip Coat in Butter Fudge, Red Velvet and Bloody Mary
#FaceIt: Face Powder in Medium Beige
#InYourEyes: Eyeshadow Pen in Harvest Gold and Crème Gold
You probably recognize Nadin Amizah from her muted, moody Instagram feed with username “cake caine.” You could also have heard her feel-good song with Dipha Barus titled “All Good” playing in the radio. Before all that, the rising star has a long story of finding her own way and building confidence. To #BLPTeam she shares her humble beginning, inspiration in music and how she sees her future in art.
What keeps you busy these days?
I am currently waiting for college to begin! In the mean time, I am having some singing gigs.
What do you want to study?
Performing arts or English literature. I have a huge interest in both fields and want to apply my skills in a different way than I do now.
How did you start singing?
I took singing lessons when I was in elementary school, but it lasted only for few months. And then, there was Instagram. I uploaded some singing videos there, without showing my face. I was not confident! I would sit down and face the wall, or just show my back, or the sky – anything but my face!
However, slowly I found my confidence. Dipha Barus discovered my talent and asked me to sing in his track. He contacted me way before “No One Can Stop Us” so I didn’t really know who he is. I took the risk, and the result was beyond my expectation. It has never crossed my mind that I can listen to my song in the radio and make a living as a singer.
Who inspires you in music?
Unlike my project with Dipha Barus, I am actually more into folk music. Justin Vernon, Damien Rice and Lianne La Havas – who is more of an alternative musician – are my inspirations.
What does music mean for you and your future?
In French, there is a saying that translates to “reason to be.” Music is exactly my reason to be, because I am attached to music. Beyond that, I also cannot live without art. My dream is to be an artist in any form. Even when I can no longer be in the spotlight, I want to find ways to practice art such as becoming a director.
Speaking of art, you also express yourself through words. What inspires you? My mom has a background in literature. She is very articulate when talking to me, even when she is upset! Her love for language is planted into me. I like reading small phrases, and since I always have “full feelings”, I need to express them in either songs or words.
How do you usually do your makeup?
Mostly I use foundation to cover some acne scars. I have just gone through teenage phase! If I go to an event, I usually have full, but still lightweight, coverage on. For shows, I apply more cake-y foundation. On daily basis I always wear lipstick, blush on and mascara. I also like to create ombré lips, using BLP Beauty’s Butter Fudge, Burnt Cinnamon and Red Velvet.
What are three things you cannot live without?
Art, music, my mom.
What is your take on #BeAdored?
#BeAdored is a journey for me, because I am still learning how to do “self love.” I was not confident at all, yet recently I have improved. There are certainly some things that we have to let go, like accepting the fact that our features are different. Beauty is not only about sharp nose or white skin, every one is beautiful in their own way.
Outspoken, warm and confident – these impressions stuck with us upon the first minutes of meeting Sivia Azizah, and those qualities have not changed since. The multitalented #BLPGirl has her start in music when she was still young, and as she is getting more mature, her interests expand exponentially, to acting, hosting, radio DJ-ing and fashion. With #BLPTeam she shared about how she becomes who she is today and her love for bold lipsticks.
What keeps you busy these days?
I am now a radio DJ at Mustang while preparing my new single after going solo, hopefully it will be released this year!
How do you build your career in music, radio DJ and fashion?
I have actually tried a lot of jobs. Initially I started in music, by joining singing class and competition since I was a kid! After that I tried being a commercial talent, then trying my dip in TV shows. After around 5 years of acting, I went back to singing and now I got a chance to try radio DJ-ing. Working in radio definitely still is related to music.
Having studied fashion in college, I saw an opportunity in the field other than being a designer. Through reading magazines and referencing some influencers in Indonesia and beyond, I can shape my own style and character.
Who inspires you in fashion?
Social media is my source of inspiration. Right now I am inspired by a female photographer named Christina Paik, who frequently shoots street-inspired images. Since wearing hijab, I also try to find style inspirations on Instagram. An account that I currently like is called @nemahsis.
How do you usually do your makeup?
My essentials are BB cushion, blush on, powder and lipstick. I love to wear bold lipsticks (Pumpkin Sorbet, Burnt Cinnamon and Red Velvet are my favorites!) because I believe lips can make you look “put together.” With my casual and boyish style, I prefer natural look – other than the lips – as I want to be as simple, as comfortable as I can. My skin is also sensitive, so I cannot try too many different products.
What do you think about #BeAdored and what do you do to #BeAdored?
It is about respecting myself and accepting anything my own skin. Let’s be thankful for what we have, appreciate what our body has done for us. Acnes or pigmentation on the skin will eventually go away. So I try to accept them. Anything on my body is beautiful as it is!
Who doesn’t love a good celebration, especially when it lasts a month long? For our birthday this year, we threw a celebration throughout the entire month of June, starting from the launch of our smaller version of #LipCoatBLP: Mini and Petite, to the huge SALEbration that has successfully made #BLPTeam sleepless and restless.
Our first year was filled with struggles, tears of joy, late nights, tons of emails, meeting new faces, and building from the ground up. Our second year was about innovating as we released a handful of new products, #LipStainBLP, #MatteLinerBLP, #LashesBLP and #FacePowderBLP. And here is where #BLPGirls matter to us more than ever.
Only with your full support we can continue to grow and create. Therefore, we invited 8 #BLPGirls to our birthday dinner, those who have shown their love for us throughout the year. They were Christina (@christcelltha), Carol (@carollcarrot), Rara (@rararazan), Joselyn (@joselynelesmana), Andrea (@andreasabrinaryo), Vanya (@vanyavictorious), Metrina (@metrinaa), Andin (@andinidian) and Putri (@elytalyta).
At Blue Jasmine Jakarta, we hosted a birthday dinner started by our #BLPGirls writing their wishes for us, continued with delicious dinner and heart-to-heart with the entire #BLPTeam, including our very own Lizzie Parra. Thanks to Saqua Decoration, the room felt warm, festive, and more importantly, Insta-worthy!
Not just that, the #BLPGirls were also treated to a box full of surprises. Filled with lovely accessories from Loiree (@loiree.id) and Charista (@charistabali), a cute scarf from Carens (@carens.id), a functional pouch from Poketto (@poketto.inc), handcrafted soap from (@mandiyuk.id) and thoughtful candles from Amadeus Aromatic (@amadeus.aromatic), plus various #InYourEyes and #OnTheLips selection from us, hopefully it is one package that will be useful and bring good memories.
And for the rest of you, #BLPGirls, we are preparing another surprise coming in July. Yes, this love letter will be continued…
Almost two years have passed at BLP Beauty, and a lot have happened in between. From the launch of #OnTheLips to the launch of #InYourEyes, you have become such an important part of our journey. Enter the next chapter of #FaceIt – yes, because your face deserves all the good things to face anything happens in your life.
This series of face products was started with the color beige. Think of the shade as something warm, pure and light – all the qualities that are eventually made into #FacePowderBLP. We formulated two different shades of beige: light beige is meant for light to medium skin tone, while medium beige will cater medium to dark skin tone better.
Through series of trials and errors, tryouts on different skin tones and skin types that involve our closest circles and even some from #BLPTeam, #FacePowderBLP finally takes shape. Lightweight particles in the powder simply work miraculously on any skin types, helping to set makeup smoothly and absorb shine even hours after they are put on.
Not just the formula, the packaging of #FacePowderBLP is also carefully designed. It is packaged in compact shape, completed with puff for application and net that ensures the powder stays intact during your travels. You can also use your own fluffy brush to apply it all over the face as the final step of your makeup ritual.
#FacePowderBLP is for you to show off your skin, because beauty is about being comfortable in your skin. Hopefully you can embrace your unique face features and just show them off. Face the world with confidence.
“Eyes are the windows to the soul” is not only an idea we subscribe to, it is also one of the reasons why #InYourEyes continues to expand. Beyond the outer appearance, we wish for #InYourEyes to represent the story of your life. What do you want to tell, even before the lips say anything?
Be brave, spark your passion, see beyond the ordinary – let “look alive” be your motto this time around. Do that by adding our latest addition #LashesBLP, supported by Artisan Pro, to add depth to your eyes. Even when your makeup is kept subtle, the eyes can still be standout.
We create #LashesBLP specially to replicate actual lashes, as they get thinner at the edge to achieve naturally bold effect. There are Refined for natural look, Dainty for elegant feel and Poised for statement appearance.
From left to right: Refined, Dainty, Poised
We are thrilled to see how #LashesBLP transform the models’ no-makeup makeup faces during the photo shoot, proving that false eyelashes are not only reserved for special occasions as they can be applied on daily basis.
To take the idea of “look alive” further, we present you another new #InYourEyes element: #MatteLinerBLP. This eyeliner has been one of our goals since Eye Definer was first launched.
It finally arrives in Pitch Black shade, with pointy tip to ease any kind of application.
With #MatteLinerBLP, feel free to embrace any bold look coming your way because it is time to let your eyes talk. Go graphic, do any flicks, experiment with different liner shapes, and have fun with it.
Makeup is about being comfortable in your skin, anyway, so make the best of what you have. Combine #LashesBLP and #MatteLinerBLP with the rest of the #InYourEyes products to #BeAdored to the fullest!
2018 has just begun and we already feel eternally grateful to be able to tick one from our list of goals this year. Finally, after almost two years of building BLP Beauty from behind the screen, we have our own space this year! Aptly named Beauty Space BLP, located in Lotte Shopping Avenue, it is a space created for #BLPGirls to experience, enjoy and explore BLP Beauty in real life.
The design starts from an idea of creating Lizzie Parra’s living room, where you can feel right at home. Just look around and find sofas, campaign photos and various knick-knacks that make some photogenic and comfortable corners. With a complete range of BLP products to try on, you can spend as much time as you want exploring the space.
On the day of the launch, we couldn’t hardly wait to meet #BLPGirls and get to know you. It was truly a blast to see you come early on a Saturday morning – we even had to start earlier thanks to your excitement! After a brief ribbon-cutting ritual to “christen” the space, all #BLPGirls can shop the latest products and get a goodie bag of Eyeshadow Pen, shopping vouchers and stickers. Yay!
The launch was continued to an intimate makeup demo presented by none other than Lizzie Parra. She shared tips and tricks of wearing a variety of BLP products, including the latest #LipStainBLP. “Wait for the stain to be absorbed by the lips first, before you continue building the layer and creating ombre effect,” she explained. She also showcased how you can use #LipCoatBLP as blush, as well as how to subtly use #CharcoalBlack all across the lids.
We couldn’t thank you enough for your continuous support for us. Stay tuned to see what we have in store for you at #BeautySpaceBLP!
If you ask us what our 2018 ultimate goal is, it simply goes that we want to be more of ourselves. We want to live, look and feel at our best at all times, so we start the year by launching #LipStainBLP to help you achieve your best look, too.
Fronting the #LipStainBLP campaign in collaboration with Tokopedia is none other than Eva Celia. Known for her natural, nonchalant look, she is ultimately the right #BLPGirls who stands for self love and embraces one’s true self. Even with natural makeup, there is no denying her beautiful features that were easily captured by the camera.
Although Eva appeared self reserved at first, her personality shone throughout the shoot. She flaunted notes of #LipStainBLP Grenadine Red, Heather Peach and Wild Berries flawlessly, while dressed up in Duma Official’s clothes. Full or ombre lips – Eva looked equally stunning in both.
Thanks to Tokopedia’s creative crew, the two-day shoot wrapped up successfully. Both indoor and outdoor, the campaign captures the dynamic of Eva Celia, living her best times, as you can, too, while wearing #LipStainBLP. See the video on our feed, and savor the behind-the- scene images here!