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Beauty | Makeup

PRETTY SUCI, Pretty Halal Produk Kecantikan.
By Adani Bakhtiar Prettysuci.com, destinasi kecantikan dan penjagaan kulit terbaru khusus untuk produk-produk Halal telah dilancarkan beberapa bulan yang lalu. Idea di sebalik penubuhan perniagaan ini lahir daripada dua usahawan wanita yang gemar akan produk kecantikan yang Halal, dan menawarkan pelbagai produk bukan sahaja dari Malaysia, bahkan dari serata dunia seperti Australia, USA, Taiwan, Korea […]
Omorose Cosmetics: Local Brand Featured At Cannes Film Festival 2017
Malaysia’s been upping their beauty game with homegrown brands putting out innovative products every so often. Malaysian brand Omorose Cosmetics has proven their worth in the international arena, as they made a debut during this year’s Cannes Film Festival in France. Omorose Cosmetics caught the eye of Dubois Pelin & Associates’ (DPA) Gifting Lounge organizing […]
REVIEW: KinderSoaps – Botanical Ingredients For Sensitive Skin
By Hannah Azlan Disclaimer: Products were received for review, but that does not influence my review in any way. KinderSoaps has a tagline: kindness comes naturally. Their products definitely showcase that philosophy through and through. Read on for a quick review! I received three soaps for review, but I’ll be focusing on the Goat Milk […]
Omorose AINGEAL: Colour Neutraliser & Highlighter Launches in Malaysia
By Hannah Azlan We’re tired, we’re busy and make up is a girl’s best friend. That being said, even the best skin has imperfections: uneven complexions, under-eye circles and redness. Ultimately, we’re looking to conceal these imperfections and that’s how the art of colour correction comes in. Inspired by the need to to achieve a […]
The Aesthetic: I Want It All
By Hannah Azlan Bringing you the latest in all that sparkles, glitters and essentially fun stuff to slap on your face – I’m saying goodbye to my paycheck (No, not really. Girl has to eat) and enabling you guys. Anything here catch your eye? Colourpop Cosmetics We have a date!? ?? NEW #Collection ?? By […]
About A Look: Glowing Skin
Whether you’re looking for dewy skin or a healthy glow, there’s no doubt that healthy skin is in. The Koreans have a term for this: chok chok. It’s an onomatopoeia that means ‘moist’, and to them – ideal, healthy skin is glowing and bouncy. I mean, it’s great. For Spring/Summer 2017, get that youthful, lit-from-within […]
The Aesthetic: Lions, Bears, and Unicorns! Oh My!
By Hannah Azlan End of the month, and of course – I’m waiting for my paycheck. I need money. I need fun money to spend on fun things and right now, I’m not in a fun place because I need money to eat. In the meantime, I’m just going to stare longingly at these things […]
#JapanBeautyWeek: The Japanese Blueprint for Beauty
By Hannah Azlan The beauty and cosmetics industry has proven to be one of the only industries not adversely affected by the winds of economic and solo-political changes – earning a “recession-proof” status. In Asia in particular, sales are estimated to exceed US$ 150 billion by 2017. Japan leads the way with the highest per […]
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Fashion

Yuna Covers Vogue Arabia: عدسة (Lens!) Section.
By Adani Bakhtiar We couldn’t be more proud of her. Our Malaysian sweetheart singer-songwriter, Yuna, has just been featured prominently in the July/August edition of Vogue Arabia. Although, this excitement might be misleading to a few because, she’s not the magazine’s cover girl – Yuna explains on Instagram that she’s the cover girl on عدسة […]
Vans Brings Back A Major Throwback With Their Iconic Checkerboard Design
#TBT styling is always in, given that we’re the generation with misplaced nostalgia. Get in on that 90s and early ‘00s look with this major classic from the Vans archives! Vans is bringing back two of their Checkerboard patterns from the archives as an update to last season’s Anaheim Factory Pack. Taking elements from the […]
ECCO Launches INTRINSIC TR & KINHIN Collections
By Hannah Azlan Minimalism and athleisure show no sign of slowing down, so it’s only fitting that ECCO launched their INTRINSIC TR and KINHIN collections recently. The Danish brand combines style and comfort effortlessly, and they’re looking to tap into the Malaysian market’s potential. “ECCO has always been about combining style and comfort and we […]
MAX Fashion launches its first store in Malaysia!
By Adani Bakhtiar Max Fashion – One of the largest value fashion labels in Middle East and India, MAX Fashion, has launched its first ever store at IOI City Mall in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The launching of the event was celebrated with the presence of Max’s CEO, Ramanathan Hariharan, celebrity guest, Scha Alyahya followed by other […]
5 Local Raya Style Must-Haves
By Adani Bakhtiar The festive season is just around the corner, and we know there’s always something else you need to do to get ready for the visiting – and the feasting. Here are some local Raya products and designs that you’ll definitely want to consider spending some money on! After a month of Ramadan, […]
MUST HAVES by local designers for your RAYA open houses
By Adani Bakhtiar Still deciding on what to wear and what not to wear this festive season? We’re going to help you narrow down what to wear for Raya this year to try to beat the heat – and the trouble that we might (WILL) go through during Raya open houses by avoiding these: AVOID […]
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Dating

Beyond Tinderella: How Do You Date?
By Hannah Azlan Question: how do you date? It’s always been a bit of a conundrum, dating. How do you meet people in today’s fast-paced digital world. Between apps like Tinder, dating sites galore and the ‘old-fashioned’ way of meeting people via mutual friends – my question is how do you do it? Some of […]
The Level Eats: 7 Best Brunch Spots
By Adani Bakhtiar General millennial thing: we love ‘brunch’ culture. The perfect meal: that in between time for breakfast and lunch, it’s the best way to spend your weekend. Here’s a list of ideal places to check off your list or maybe revisit to satisfy your cravings: Breakfast Thieves, Bangsar It's the weekend!!! Best way […]
How To Use Tinder To Travel
NECESSARY DISCLAIMER: the point of this guide is help you travel, not get laid. If you’re looking for a ‘how to’ for that, the internet is full of them. Getting is laid is easy. Look good? Someone’s going to want to sleep with you. We are here to help you find out what Tinder can […]
Wait, Don’t Do That!: Backups Are For Phones, Not People
By Hannah Azlan ‘Wait, Don’t Do That!’ is the relationship column you didn’t wish for. Ever did something and instantly regretted it? Went through a harrowing experience and wondered ‘wait, what the hell’? Wanted someone to call you out on your bullshit? This is for you.   After explaining the term ‘cushioning’ to The Level’s […]
6 Reasons Why Dating as a Millennial Rocks
By Violet Lim of Lunch Actually The Level recently published two articles entitled “5 Reasons Millennial Dating Sucks”, and “3 More Reasons Dating as a Millennial is Messed Up”. While both articles had good points, millennials shouldn’t think that it’s all gloom and doom for their own love lives! I agree that it can be […]
#thirstday: 3 More Reasons Dating As A Millennial Is Messed Up
To use a typically edgelord quote, hell is other people. Dating people involves putting yourself in proximity to other people, because you like their face. However, dating in the time of Tinder has led to some disastrous outcomes and behaviour that should be trained out of us. If you missed my first one, it’s here. […]
Lunch Actually?
By Muhammad Nabil The year is 2017, and the last time I had any significant contact with my ex-girlfriend was three years ago. Sensing the dryness in this arid husk of a body, the office sent me to scout out Lunch Actually and maybe potentially learn a thing or two about how to get back […]
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Women's Interests

#MillennialMaternity: 5 Things I’ve Learned After Having A Baby
By Hannah Azlan Recently, my articles for The Level have been sporadic – and there’s a good reason for that. I’m now a mother to a two month old baby boy. Maternity is my newest adventure, and my coworkers have unanimously agreed that my take on maternity is a) hilarious and b) deserving of its […]
Mrs. Malaysia Asia 2017 – A Transformative Journey
By Hannah Azlan 15 women remain in the running to be crowned Mrs. Malaysia Asia International 2017 after a stringent 2-stage audition process. The pageant is in its 7th year, looking to find the next “Mrs.” to represent Malaysia on the world stage. The next Mrs. Asia International 2017 Beauty Pageant is being held in […]
What They Never Told You About Being A Millennial Mom
By Michelle Lau Being pregnant almost looks glamorous. If you’re a celebrity, that is. With the advancement of the Internet, we have so many resources at our fingertips but we don’t often have open, honest conversations about sex, pregnancy and all the things that come with it. Look at the recent case in Penang: the […]
Libresse Launches ‘Let’s Get Real’ Campaign, Challenges Period Myths
This week, Libresse launched their ‘Let’s Get Real’ campaign to raise awareness and encourage women to rethink the reality depicted in sanitary pad ads, as well as their period experiences. Think about it: all the women skipping around in joy, laughing and dancing while wearing all-white outfits? How realistic can that even be? This campaign […]
The Aesthetic: Millennial Pink
By Hannah Azlan Our generation is defined by a color, and that color is Millennial Pink. Named for its capacity to define a generation, this strangely androgynous balance of profound and petty is selling things like hotcakes and doesn’t seem to be going away. Of course, contrary to the stereotypically masculine aversion to pink – […]
#thirstday: Why Do Malaysian Women Prefer Western Men?
Considering Malaysia’s inherent ability to fetishize the Westerner as a more cultured, refined type of person in comparison to the Asian plebeian – it comes as no surprise that a number of Malaysian women enter relationships with Western men. Malaysians being the vitriolic, angst-ridden people that we are, have a tendency to alternate between demonizing […]
#TheHARDQuestions: The Definition Of Virginity
By Prasad Shankar vir·gin·i·ty /vərˈjinədē/ noun the state of never having had sexual intercourse. “he lost his virginity in college” The older we get, the more insulting the term ‘virgin´ becomes when used in any context. Throughout our young lives however, the term ‘virgin’ has been used out of context many times. Example: “Oh, he lost his […]

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