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Get The Look: Vixen



Vampy makeup looks may seem complicated, but trust us, it can easily be done! All you need are the right colours and tools, and you can instantly bring out your tough side and dance the night away wearing this chic MOTD.


As inspired by Clinique and Zara Larsson's Play With Pop music video, learn how to do this goth-like look by scrolling below!

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Who it’s for: Those who want to bring out their inner vixen


(photo from emilyquak)

Whether or not you’re a shy girl or an outgoing one, anyone can rock this dark, smoky look! If you’re looking to change up your nighttime look every now and then, this is a great one to do – it gives off a fiery vibe with its strong eyes and lips, while adding a subtle hint of softness with the glowy skin.

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How to rock this look: Smoke it out



Going for a makeup look that’s both eye and lip heavy, a flawless base is a must to make the eyes and lips stand out. Start off with a full-coverage foundation and buff it into the skin, then highlight the high points of your face such as your cheekbones, your brow bones, the tip of your nose, and your cupid’s bow.


Fill in your brows using a pencil, and set them with a brow gel to give them that thick, bushy look. Continuing with the eyes, use Clinique’s Lid Pop in Cocoa Pop all over your lids and extend it all the way up to the crease. Smudge a bit of it on your lower lash line too, and apply Clinique’s Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara on your upper and lower lashes for a voluminous and fluttery look!


Lastly, a vampy makeup look is never complete without vampy lips! Swipe on Clinique’s Lip Pop in Berry Pop lipstick, blot and layer over it again, and you’re good to go!

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Perfect for: Nights out


(photo from charleneajose)

Once you sport this MOTD, your nights out with your friends will never be the same again! The vampy and fiery vibe will complement the pulsing music and lights of clubs and parties.

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Get The Look: Sweet



To be honest, during most mornings, we have a difficult time doing our beauty routines because our beds are still calling us. So this is why a quick, brightening makeup look that’ll make us look fresh and awake is a must.


Inspired by the ‘Sweet’ look in Clinique and Zara Larsson's Play With Pop music video, keep reading below for ways on how to do this brightening makeup look!

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Who is it for: Everyone


(photo from AnastasiaLove)

This makeup look is perfect for anyone who wants to give their complexion a quick pick-me-up. And it’s even great for gals who can’t be bothered to do lengthy beauty routines because it features a pop of colour, which instantly adds a soft, pinky glow to the whole look!

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How to rock this look: Be pretty in pink



To wake up your complexion, start off with a hydrating base like a tinted moisturiser to add hydration and plumpness to your skin. Next, groom your brows with some brow gel, and apply Clinique’s Lid Pop in Petal all over your lids and on the inner corners of your eyes to brighten them up. Next, apply a generous amount of mascara on your top lashes to define them.


Swirl Clinique’s Cheek Pop in Berry Pop on the apples of your cheeks to give your complexion a soft, rosy flush. And for the main focus of the look, swipe on Clinique’s Lip Pop Sheer in Bubblegum Pop for a fun and flirty pout!

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Perfect for: The office and lunches


(photo from cassansaurusanaesi)

Since this MOTD is very easy to do, it’s suitable for lunches, last minute get-togethers, your office, and so much more! Whenever you’re in a rush and need a makeup look that will give your complexion a quick pick-me-up, this makeup look will never fail you!

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Get The Look: Bold



Who really has the time to completely change up their makeup look in the middle of the day? Changing up your outfit is easy, but freshening and updating your MOTD can take a little bit of time and extra effort.


Inspired by Clinique and Zara Larsson's Play With Pop music video, changing up our makeup looks is now easier than ever!


So if you want to learn how to easily take your MOTD from day-to-night, keep scrolling below for our tips and tricks!

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Who is it for: Bold, edgy women


(photo from CrystalPhuong)

Want to make a statement with your MOTD? Then you’re just the right person to rock a loud and bright makeup look. If you’re a fearless, confident, and passionate person, then a bold lip and eye will suit you – it will encapsulate your personality, and proudly show it off!

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How to rock the look: Wing and swipe it



If you’re wearing a ‘no makeup’ makeup look, then that’s perfect because you already have the right base to work with!


Start off this edgy and classic look by wiping off your current lippie with a makeup wipe, and applying a light lip balm to hydrate your lips. To prevent the lip colour from bleeding, take a red lip liner, like Clinique’s Quickliner For Lips Intense in Intense Passion and trace your lips, making sure to emphasise that cupid’s bow! Next, swipe on Clinique’s Lip Pop in Cherry Pop for that bold and bright pop of red – make sure to blot so that it sets and doesn’t go anywhere.


To complete your nighttime look, draw some fierce wings on your eyes and make them pop by layering on Clinique’s Lash Power Lengthening Mascara for that jet-black finish!

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Perfect for: Cocktails, dinners, and dates


(photo from Vanessaxlim)

An MOTD that consists of a red lip and bold lashes is just the right look for cocktail gatherings, family dinners, and dates. But, because it’s a classic look and makeup has no rules, you can rock this in the daytime too and have all eyes on you!

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Be Your Own Pop Star With Clinique’s Play With Pop Campaign


Clinique – together with Swedish pop artist, Zara Larsson – combines colours and catchy tunes for the best makeup soundtrack of the summer.


We’re already feeling the heat of one hot, sizzling summer. Whether you’re hitting the beach or simply lounging poolside, matching the ultra-colourful mood of the season with an equally hip summer soundtrack is a given. To help us get into the mood and the look, Clinique is rolling with its catchy beats too – this time through its Play With Pop campaign.


Get ready for the first interactive music video in the beauty industry. Clinique partnered with Swedish pop artist Zara Larsson to craft an infectious, highly entertaining video that launched last month.


Clinique Play With Pop video campaign screenshot

This video showcases four genre versions of Zara’s single “Lush Life” – Acoustic, Pop, Dance and Country – along with four various makeup looks from Clinique’s Pop Artistry Trend that instantly transform as you click on the coloured bars. Because that’s how quickly we change lipstick shades, anyway. Right, ladies? Through this music and beauty mash-up, we learn how us, women, get to express our moods and personalities with the colour of our makeup.

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Clinique Pop GlazeTM Sheer Lip Colour + Primer, SGD33

Want to get the looks? Then prep your pouts for the new Clinique Pop GlazeTM Sheer Lip Colour + Primer, a priming lipstick that delivers a luxuriously lightweight shade that stays on for as long as eight hours.

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Clinique Lid PopTM, SGD29

As for the eyes? Available in five shades, the buildable and blendable Clinique Lid PopTM is your latest must-have. For contact lens wearers and the ladies with sensitive eyes, great news: its velvety-smooth pigment is suitable for you.


The interactive video is your very own music and makeup fantasy world. Feeling bold? Fierce? Feminine? Let the Clinique Play With Pop interactive video (and makeup looks) capture how you feel.

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Get The Look Bare



A nude makeup look, more popularly known as the ‘no makeup’ makeup look, is both the easiest and hardest to master. You have to have the right products that will complement your specific skin tone; otherwise, it could make you look sickly (yikes!).


Lucky for us makeup addicts, Clinique partnered with pop artist Zara Larsson to create the industry’s first interactive music video, Play With Pop – allowing Clinique to showcase how women express a different emotion or side of themselves when changing their lipstick!


So to learn how to perfect the ‘Bare’ look in Zara’s music video, keep scrolling below!

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Who is it for: Everyone


(photo from Aggylow)

That is what’s great about the ‘Bare’ look; it’s so versatile that anyone can adapt it. All you girls who want to tap into your feminine, more natural side, simply wear this easy look and you’ll instantly notice a difference!

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How to rock the look: Add a flush of colour



To rock a nude look, opt for rose and beige tones! Apply Clinique’s Lid Pop in Vanilla all over your eyelids and on the inner corners to really brighten up your peepers.


Next, groom your brows so that they gorgeously frame your face, and layer on coats of mascara to define them! And to complete the look, apply Clinique's Cheek Pop in Ginger Pop on the apples of your cheeks for a soft flush and swipe Clinique's Lip Colour + Primer in Nude Pop on your lips to give it that chic nude colour!

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Perfect for: Anytime, anywhere


(photo from FabooshLane)

Another great thing about nude makeup, you can wear them whenever, wherever! Because they’re all about enhancing your beautiful features, this MOTD can go with any outfit and every occasion!

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3 Smart Commitments To Make This 2016


From fashion to skincare, plan ahead and make these three commitments now for a fresher 2016 and beyond. Plus: find out how you can win a Clinique 3-Step Hamper and a customised skincare consultation worth SGD135!



Time flies! We’re stepping into the second week of 2016. If you’re still contemplating on how you can make a better difference to your regular routine, take heed and check off these three resolves on our to-do list. Ahead, we zoom into the three F’s – finance, fashion and face – for a smarter and fresher 2016 and beyond.

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Finance: invest in a long-term savings plan.


Once you start earning money, it’s easy to get lost in the allure of retail therapy. Learn to be a savvy millennial and make little investments such as a long-term savings plan to enjoy bigger returns later.

Investing in a long-term savings plan will give you more time and freedom to pursue your personal goals (©david_franklin/Dollar Photo Club)

Starting on a long-term savings plan allows you to harness the power of compound interest, which will give you more time and freedom to pursue your personal goals (and possibly, your dream lifestyle) 20 to 30 years from now.

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Fashion: Own key statement pieces.


When it comes to your wardrobe, it makes sense to indulge in statement pieces that are versatile and timeless enough to never go out of style. Learn not to blindly follow trends and pick items that will make your money’s worth in the long run.


Zara Tube Dress with Raglan Sleeves, SGD109 (zara.com); Peter Som Paimpoint Silk Dress, USD198/~SGD282.43 (anthropologie.com); Mango Leather Dress, SGD129 (mango.com)

A little black dress, for instance, will take you from the office (paired with a smart jacket) to a chic cocktail event. Remember, classic is not necessarily boring. Jazz things up and play up your look with different cuts and materials. The key is quality. Don’t be afraid to splurge on good quality pieces. Premium fabrics and well-tailored styles will take you a long way.

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Face: Follow a skincare regimen religiously.


As age catches up, maintaining youthful-looking skin becomes even more challenging. But like your savings plan, faithfully observing good skincare habits can help you prevent premature aging, like wrinkles, age spots and other blemishes. Save yourself from expensive derma treatments and stock up on good skincare products.


Clinique’s 3-Step Skin Care System consists of the Liquid Facial Soup, Clarifying Lotion and Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+™/Gel Pump

A year older is a year wiser, so make taking care of yourself a priority this 2016 and invest in a quick and effective skincare regimen. We’re starting with Clinique’s 3-Step Skin Care System, which consists of three basic essentials that make up the fundamentals of good skin health – cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize.


Ready to embrace a cleaner, fresher complexion over time? Here’s a special Clinique promo for you: Get two sample-size Steps for free with any purchase of a full-size 3-Step item. (From SGD28 onwards) The best part: you get to choose your own 3-Step Skin Care set best suited for your skin type. Who knows? Never mind a whole year – 10 days might just be what you need to achieve great skin.


10 days to great skin: We have three sets of Clinique 3-Step Hamper and customised skincare consultation worth SGD135 to give away! Click here to learn more.


The Clinique Liquid Facial Soap is available at SGD35 for 200ml. The Clinique Clarifying Lotion, I, II, III, IV is available at SGD39 for 200ml each. The Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+™ and Gel Pump are available at SGD28 for 50ml each.

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Don't pick at your spots


(photo from chloewl)

Anytime you have a spot, or any other skin problem, the best way not to aggravate it is to not pick at it. It may seem hard to do because the only thing you want is for it to disappear, but trust us, they might multiply or even darken more when constantly touched and picked! And you don't want that!

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Stay out of the Sun


(photo from JustineGalang)

Another way for dark spots to stop darkening is for you to stay away from the Sun because its harsh rays can actually lead to more skin pigmentation. But if you can’t do that, at least layer on some good SPF all over your face to protect it! And wear sunglasses or hats too for extra prevention!

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Use a dark spot corrector



Now there’s only so much you can do for your dark spots, so you’re going to need some extra help! A dark spot correcting serum such as the CLINIQUE Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer will help visibly lighten dark spots, soothe irritations that cause them, and help skin against future darkening! This refreshingly lightweight serum can be applied generously all over the face and neck to maximise and evenly distribute the serum and reveal a more luminous complexion!

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Take your vitamins


(photo from myBeautyCravings)

Combat your dark spots from within by regularly taking your vitamins! Consistently taking specific supplements which help the skin will not only remove dark spots, but can also give you a more radiant and healthy complexion! So if you’ve been neglecting to take your vitamins, don’t forget them now! And in addition, start eating more fruits and vegetables filled with anti-oxidants to help banish any toxins in your body that contribute to dark spots and other skin problems!

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Keep your skin healthy with a good skincare routine


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We all need skincare routines to prevent and treat, right? But if you’re constantly trying out new products, it can aggravate your skin even more, leading to irritation and dark spots. So to prevent that, stick to a regimen made of products you completely trust and know works for you! The consistency of the routine will soothe your skin and help in fighting pesky problems such as dark spots, and will give you a healthy glow!

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CHIA SEEDS


On its own, Chia Seed oil is an on-the go fix for plumping the lips (©joanna wnuk/Dollar Photo Club)

A staple of the ancient Aztec diet, these tiny seeds are nothing short of a miracle. Extracted using the cold-pressed method, Chia Seeds’ oil is commonly found in facial cleansers, creams and even in masks, which are said to help soothe inflammations.


On its own, Chia Seed oil is an on-the go fix for plumping the lips, and also helps your makeup stay on and fresh throughout the day.

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AVOCADO


Avocados act as a natural sunscreen known to block harmful UV rays when eaten (©MSPhotographic/Dollar Photo Club)

Avocados are a type of tropical food that is often used in “eat clean” recipes and tasteful smoothies. But did you know that as a remarkable emollient, it is also a top ingredient in your moisturising lotions and hair conditioners?


On top of that, it actually acts as a natural sunscreen known to block harmful UV rays when eaten – definitely a much healthier alternative to your chemical sunscreen.

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COCONUT


Coconuts boast antibacterial and restorative properties (©George Dolgikh/Dollar Photo Club)

Coming from the ‘Tree of Life’, the Coconut’s famous derivative, the Virgin Coconut Oil in its purest form, is one of the most essential beauty staples in the market. When directly applied to hair and on skin, its antibacterial and restorative properties can contribute to dandruff-free hair and smoother skin.

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HONEY


Honey is known for its moisture-retaining capabilities (©Tomasz Zajda/Dollar Photo Club)

Honey is nature’s sweetest beauty treatment. An age-old remedy to wrinkles and fine lines, Honey has been used as a beauty product from the days of Cleopatra up until today.


A natural humectant, Honey is known for its moisture-retaining capabilities, which makes it the perfect candidate for a wide range of beauty products from lip balms to body lotions. In addition, because of its high enzyme activity, it purifies and rejuvenates skin while staying potent in inhibiting unpleasant-looking scars.

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GYOKURO GREEN TEA


Gyokuro Green Tea contains rich antioxidants prized for their ability to calm skin and fight hyperpigmentation

Exclusively grown in Japan, Gyokuro Green Tea is one of the most expensive teas sold because of the intricate manner of acquiring its leaves – the leaves are covered from the sun for at least two weeks before harvesting.


We already know that Green Tea in general makes a good antioxidant product. But because of the specific, intricate process to produce the Gyokuro Green Tea, it optimises the production of Caffeine and Theanine levels in the leaves. In the beauty department, these incredibly rich antioxidants are prized for their ability to calm skin and fight hyperpigmentation.

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Ten Days To Great Skin



Try this — take a clear tape on the back of your hand, peel it off, fold it a few times over, and look. Do you see little pieces of skin flakes? That means your skin is dehydrated and needs balance. Let’s be honest, most of us don’t have perfect skin. But having a good skincare routine is definitely a step in the right direction.


Think of skincare as an investment for yourself. It’s something that requires commitment, dedication, and patience! So if you're looking to revive your skin for 2016, why not kick-off the year with a 10-day skincare challenge with the Clinique 3-step system?


Think 10 days isn't enough to truly see results? Well, scroll down to find out what will happen to your skin in those 10 quick days!

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Days 1-3: Your Skin Adjusts to the Products



In the first few days, if you feel like you aren't seeing much changes happening to your skin, don’t worry because it’s still adjusting to the new products. Integrating new products into a skincare routine takes time. But soon, your skin will respond in a positive way, especially if the products you are using are tailored to your specific skin type!

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Days 4-6: Your Skin Feels Softer and Hydrated



This is when your skin will start to feel more hydrated. It has finally started to adjust to the products and is reaping the benefits! This is also when you'll usually see the most difference between your "old" skin and your "new" skin.

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Days 7-8: There's a Light Bounce to Your Skin



If your face has a soft, pillowy texture, that means it’s becoming more balanced! You're on the road to a brighter, clearer complexion as your skin produces less oil and balances out the appearance of large pores and uneven texture. Your skin will look more radiant and smooth as the products go deep within the skin’s surface to restore and rejuvenate the cells.

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Days 9-10: You're On Your Way to Brighter, Glowing Skin



Congratulations! You now have hydrated and pillowy-soft skin! But it gets better because this is the time when your skin starts preparing for a cell turnover which will make your complexion even more brighter, clearer, and radiant! If it only takes 10 days to see amazing results, imagine what it would look like with continued use.


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What's your type? Take the 10 Days to Great Skin challenge. Try two steps FREE with any purchase of a full-size 3-step item. Choose your own 3-Step Skincare set, starting from $28*

Visit your nearest Clinique Counter in Singapore now!

*starting at $28 for the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+™ / Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel (50ml); $35 for the Liquid Facial Soap (200ml); and $39 for the Clarifying Lotion (200ml).

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10 Skincare Myths - Debunked!

Think you know all about skincare? We debunk 10 myths that will help you build your best skincare routine around healthy, beautiful skin.

Ask any beauty insider the secret to healthy, beautiful skin and they will tell you that it’s all about having a good skincare regimen in place. The belief is that following a daily skincare regimen in the morning and at night is the best defence against radicals, keeping your skin clean, fresh, healthier and younger in the long run.

But is that all, or is there more? We bust 10 skincare myths you need to know that might help you boost your daily beauty routine.

Myth #1: Your skin is not a sponge.

Your skin may not be a sponge, but it certainly acts like it when it comes to absorbency. Just like a sponge, your skin does not absorb as much moisture when dry as compared to when it is wet - surprising but true.

For a unique ‘wet sponge’ effect, we look to Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturiser range, which works to keep your skin softer and suppler to enhance the benefits of your next skincare steps.

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Myth #2: Your skin doesn’t get sick.

Sure, your skin can’t sneeze, but it can catch an allergy (think itching, rashes and blemishes) from your skincare products as quickly as you can say “ah-choo!”.

To avoid that, look to products formulated without known allergens. Clinique’s product formulations are tested 12 times on 600 people to ensure that their products are free from known allergens - perfect for every skin type, even for problem-prone skin.

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Myth #3: All soap formulations are drying.

If you think that soap-based formulations are drying for the skin, you haven’t tried Clinique Liquid Facial Soap. This dermatologist-developed liquid facial soap keeps your skin comfortably clean and refreshed, and never leaves your skin feeling taut and dry.

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Myth #4: Gentle means it’s not effective.

Our skin becomes more fragile as we age, and massaging our face with our hands may not be as delicate and effective as it should be.

Pair up your skincare regime with an electronic cleansing device. We’re using the Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush - this gentle giant tackles all our cleansing needs in a mere 30 seconds.

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Myth #5: Achieving glowy skin takes time.

Not with the Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush. A quick and effortless 60-second helps you polish out your skin’s natural radiance. This is DIY facial at its optimum.

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Myth #6: Great skin comes with a lengthy daily skincare regime.

Cue the Clinique 3-Step Skincare System - an easy, fuss-free routine that covers all bases to healthy, gorgeous skin. With its targeted treatment for even the most uneven, dull or dry skin, all it really takes is three steps, three minutes, two times a day and your skin will thank you for it.

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Myth #7: Your skin accommodates to your skincare products.

Don’t ever let this get into your head - your skincare products should always accommodate to your skin type and needs.

Because skincare is never one-size-fits-all, the entire Clinique 3-Step Skincare System routine, from its cleanser and exfoliator to its moisturiser, can be specifically tailored to suit your skin type through various strengths and bases. Your skincare routine should always be yours - and yours alone.

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Myth #8: More is better.

The general misconception is that having more ingredients in a product is more beneficial to the skin. Wrong. An arsenal of ingredients can, in fact, increase your chance of an allergic reaction.

Always choose products, like Clinique’s concentrated skin remedies, that are powered by as little ingredients as possible. After all, you only need these many potent ingredients to keep your skin in check.

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Myth #9: Cleansing my face is enough.

Cleansing your face helps you get rid of excess oil and dirt on your skin, but surprise surprise: it’s not always 100 percent. That’s where exfoliation and the Twice A Day Clinique Clarifying Lotion comes in.

Use the clarifying lotion with a cotton pad and witness its power - it delicately scrubs away your grub to make way for visible luminosity.

Myth #10: Simple is too basic.

It’s a simple 3-step skincare routine, but if the Clinique 3-Step Skincare System is dermatologist-developed, remarkably customisable to your skin requirements and absolutely suitable for Asian skins.

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5 New Workouts To Look Fit & Fabulous

Keeping your body moving with a regular fitness routine is one of the best ways to give your skin that bright, flawless complexion. As your body sweats and your heart rate goes up, your skin reacts by purging your body of toxins as blood rushes through your body for a natural oxygen and nutrient boost. But when it comes to putting together a fitness routine, what are the exercises you should be doing?


While 'Yoga' and 'Pilates' typically come to mind--with both exercises being hyped for years as women everywhere celebrate the positive results from a good Yoga or Pilates session--sometimes, it's great to break out and try something new. Not only will it give your body a jolt of energy from the change of pace, but it'll also prevent you from getting burned-out and bored by your workout regimen.


So if you're looking to try something new to add to your fitness routine, here are 5 new fitness trends to try!

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Barre Workout

If you've always envied the toned and trim bodies of dancers, then Barre Workout is something you definitely need to try next. It's a fusion of ballet with yoga and pilates poses. It aims to lengthen, trim, and tone your body while increasing flexibility. For added strength training, handheld weights may also be incorporated into the routine.

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Boxing

For a really high-intensity exercise that puts your whole body to work, give Boxing a try! It sculpts and strengthens your arms, core, and legs for a trim and lean physique. Best thing about it: all that sweating and cardio work is great for the skin as well as your body cleanses itself of toxins and pumps vital nutrients to keep you energized throughout the workout.

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HIIT Workouts

Only have 30 minutes or less each day for a workout? No problem! Just get in on the HIIT trend! HIIT Workouts alternate between short-but-intense bursts of activity and low-intensity movements. It aims to burn fat quickly without sacrificing muscle; and it's also regarded as one of the most effective fat-burning workout around, making you sweat more for a leaner, trimmer silhouette. Best thing about it? It makes exercising a lot easier, so you have no excuse not to work out. And we all know that a daily workout routine does wonders for the skin, making skin look, clear and glowing from the inside.


For a quick HIIT workout you can do at home, try this simple routine: 20 seconds of intense exercise like jogging in place, sit-ups, or push-ups. Then, follow it up quickly with 40 seconds of rest. Repeat until you've hit your 30 minutes mark.

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Meditation

Staying fit is not only a physical game but also a mental one. Nothing keeps you feeling and looking young and fresh than a revitalized, well-rested mind that's free of stress and worries. So add a few minutes of meditation in your day to keep your mind sharp, alert, and happy. You'll soon see positive changes reflected on your body--such as a fresher skin complexion and brighter eyes.

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Facial Exercises

While there are a number of fitness routines to keep your body trim, it's a little harder to spot target your face. With the latest beauty trend of a youthfully contoured face, a variety of facial exercises and face massage techniques are now sought after by beauty and fitness enthusiasts as it relieves tension and increases circulation on the face.


So for a facial exercise routine that you can easily incorporate in your beauty regimen, we're loving Clinique's Sculptwear™ system. Touted as a 1-minute facial fitness program, it's a kit that comes with a Lift and Contour Serum and a Contouring Massage Cream Mask. Both are best applied with the Clinique Sonic Massaging Treatment applicator as it gently massages the lightweight serum and cream into the skin, allowing the products to better absorb for maximum effects. With continued use, skin feels more toned and vibrant with a healthy glow.

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HERE’S HOW YOUR FACE CAN GET IN SHAPE

WHETHER YOU’RE 25 OR 45, HERE’S HOW YOU CAN GET YOUR FACE IN SHAPE WITH THE NEW CLINIQUE SCULPTWEAR FACIAL CONTOURING COLLECTION.


(©andersphoto/Dollar Photo Club)

Droopy cheeks, saggy jawlines and neck creases – they’re no longer just a matured woman’s beauty issues. Today’s millennials, with our heads tilted down and eyes locked on our mobile devices, are now faced with a challenging global phenomenon: the ‘tech-neck’.


Pre-mature lines or creases can develop from constant bending of the neck.

Developed from constant bending of the neck, pre-matured lines or creases are making their appearances on the necks of the young 20-somethings to the inevitable 40-somethings and beyond. What’s more with external radicals bombarding the skin at every angle? Anti-aging is a matured woman’s game no more. It doesn’t matter how old you are, it’s about how well you can work your face to its ideal shape – plumped, toned and beautifully ageless.

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Clinique Sculptwear Facial Contouring Collection

With the new Clinique Sculptwear facial contouring collection, it seems like it wouldn’t be taking you much work to get your face in fit and fab shape.


Featuring the Sculptwear Lift & Contour Serum for Face and Neck and Sculptwear Contouring Massage Cream Mask, each product contains a powerful blend of patented complex and anti-aging ingredients aimed at improving skin’s natural elastin and collagen. At GlamAsia, we’re all for anti-aging solutions, especially so when these gravity-defying formulations pertain to these three areas of the face — our cheeks, jawline and neck. In this case, we’re doubly on board.

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Clinique Sonic System Massage Treatment Applicator


Mind you, it’s not all work and no play. To help you indulge in your anti-aging experience (and elevate its effectiveness in the process), Clinique introduced the Sonic System Massage Treatment Applicator as a complement to the luxurious cream mask. This metal applicator works to cool, refresh and promote micro-circulation while giving you the oh-so-soothing massage that you deserve. For the time-pressed urbanites, good news: one minute is all you need.


To help you achieve the best results, apply the cream mask generously to your face, neck and chest, then whip out your massage applicator on your jawline, cheeks, temples and brow area.


As for that ‘tech-neck’? With its targeted treatment, it’s nothing that Clinique’s newest range can’t handle. A sensory test by the beauty brand revealed that 80% of users felt that their cheeks and jawlines appeared more defined and contoured, while 79% felt that their necks looked smoother over a period of four weeks with continued usage.

We’re calling it: the new Clinique Sculptwear collection is the cardio workout for your skin.


The Sculptwear Lift & Contour Serum for Face and Neck is available in 30ml and 50ml at SGD85 and SGD105 respectively. The Sculptwear Contouring Massage Cream Mask is available in 50ml at SGD79. The Sonic Massage Device Head and Sonic Purifying Cleansing Brush are available at SGD45 and SGD149 respectively. The Clinique Sculptwear facial contouring collection is available from October 2015.

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TAKE A HOLIDAY – AND BEAUTY – BREAK BY STREAMLINING YOUR TRAVEL SKINCARE ROUTINE WITHOUT COMPROMISING ON QUALITY.

Getting ready for your year-end vacation but stressing over packing in your massive load of skincare products? Don’t. Whether you’re going on a short retreat or planning for a month-long getaway, you’ll want to make sure that travelling is made easier with a beauty regime that is as low-maintenance as possible. We share five tips to help you simplify and maximize your travel skincare routine so you’re ready for takeoff anytime, anywhere.


No matter what you do, don’t skip your key essentials (Image source: Instagram user Faye, wisteriaful)

CONSIDER THE DURATION AND AGENDA OF YOUR TRIP.

Jetting off somewhere for less than a week? Then there’s no need for your weekly exfoliator or a mask pack. Considering the duration of your trip will essentially help you determine the actual amount of products you really need.


THINK ABOUT WHERE YOU ARE GOING AND WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING.

Travelling to Europe and to Australia this time of the year can mean two sets of products for your skin because of the different seasonal climates. If you are spending time by a tropical beach, consider toting a toner with exfoliating benefits to keep dull skin at bay. If snow skiing is on your agenda, make sure you pack in a cream-based moisturiser rather than gel-based one. This helps you simplify and optimise your routine.


NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO, DON’T SKIP YOUR KEY ESSENTIALS.

Taking care of your skin does not necessarily require an arsenal of products. Wherever you go, never miss out on the big three: cleanser, toner and moisturiser. As long as you get these basic essentials right, you know you’re covered for the rest of your trip.

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THEN, LOOK OUT FOR MULTI-TASKERS OR ENHANCERS.

Multi-taskers are your best bet when it comes to travelling light, so choose products that offer multiple functions – like a foundation with moisturising and SPF properties for added protection. This way, you can pare down on the number of products you bring.


Clinique Sonic Purifying Cleansing Brush Set
 in Pink-Orange for Dry Combination Skin, SGD149; Clinique Sonic Purifying Cleansing Brush Set
 in Teal-Green for Combination Oily Skin, SGD149
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FINALLY, GET YOUR PRODUCTS IN MINI OR TRAVEL-FRIENDLY SIZES.

Many beauty brands offer mini or travel sizes for their products. They not only save up space, they also help you breeze through airport security. But here’s what’s even better: a pro skin-enhancer in a travel-friendly pack. Here just in time for the travel holiday season, the famed Clinique Sonic Purifying Cleansing Brush now comes combined with Clinique’s 3-Step System – the three essentials we’ll ever need – in two beautifully coloured travel sets.


Clinique For Men Cleansing Brush Set, SGD149

These sets don’t just make the perfect travel companions for on-the-go skin perfection, they are also ideal holiday gifts for your fun-loving gal pals. The Clinique For Men Cleansing Brush Set features the Aloe Shave Gel, along with the Clinique For Men Cleansing Brush
, Face Wash and Anti Age Moisturiser, to cater to his daily grooming demands – a fitting gift for every fuss-free gentleman.


The Clinique Sonic Purifying Cleansing Brush Set
 in Pink-Orange contains a Sonic Purifying Cleansing Brush, Foaming Facial Soap at 30ml, Clarifying Lotion 2 at 30ml, Dramatically Different 
Moisturizing Lotion+ at 15ml 
and a Sonic Travel Case.

The Clinique Sonic Purifying Cleansing Brush Set
 in Teal-Green contains a Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush, Foaming Sonic Facial Soap at 30ml, Clarifying Lotion 3 at 30ml, Dramatically Different 
Moisturizing Gel at 15ml and a Sonic Travel Case.

The Clinique For Men Cleansing Brush Set contains a Clinique For Men Cleansing Brush
, Clinique For Men Face Wash at 30ml
, Clinique For Men Aloe Shave Gel at 40ml, Clinique For Men Anti Age Moisturizer at 30ml, and a Sonic Travel Case. Retailing at SGD149 each.

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Pack Light For Any Trip With These 5 Tips

(cover photo from cassansaurusanaesi)

Going on a vacation is a lot of fun; packing for one? Not so much, especially when there’s a specific rule to “pack light”. We’re all women here, so let’s just address the elephant in the room - we suck at packing light. We always have to be, and want to be, prepared for the worst case scenario. And there’s nothing wrong with that!


But since we can’t dictate the rules and how much our suitcases and bags can fit, we have come up with ways for you to pack light for any and every trip you'll be taking this upcoming holiday season!

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Fold and roll

(photo from jamaicafelichi)

The denser you pack your clothes, the better because the less space it will take up in your suitcase! Always tightly roll your dresses, shirts, jeans, and anything that can be worn, pack them tightly together, and you will see just how much of a difference this makes.

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Take only the necessary beauty products

Skincare Body Greats Set (SGD $79)

Yes, makeup and skincare are the hardest to pack because we think we need all 10 face oils to make our skin glow, or those five blushes that will give us different levels of flushes. Which is why the Clinique Holiday Travel Sets are a god send - there are different kinds for skincare and makeup, and you can just mix and match to cater to your needs! All the travel kits contain travel-friendly sized products that are small and light and will barely take up any space in your toiletries bag!


We personally love the Best Of Clinique Set (SGD $85) that features 6 of the most loved Clinique products; and the Clinique Sonic Purifying Cleansing Brush Set (SGD $149) that makes it easy to have clean, purified skin while on the go.

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Pick your best shoes for the trip

(photo from AnicoHannaMG)

When packing, you don’t need different pairs of shoes for every outfit (always repeat that to yourself). Depending on where you’re going, the general rule for shoes is to take one pair of flip flops, flats, and sneakers/slip ons. Those three are all comfortable on the feet and can be paired with any outfit you’re going to wear!

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Maximise your phone (and its apps)

(photo from AnastasiaLove)

A laptop, a tablet, and a phone - we have all of them, but we can actually live with just one. Unless you’re going on a business trip (which isn’t exactly a vacation), you only need your phone. That’s your camera, your book, your tablet, and your laptop all rolled into a compact device. This way, you’ll only be bringing a charger and power bank for one!


And if you ever need extra help from your apps, your phone has them too!

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Mix and match your outfits

(photo from Klaopin)

Neutral coloured clothes are great space savers when it comes to your luggage because everything goes and matches perfectly with each other. One nude jacket of yours could be worn with your white dress, or your black trousers! But if bright and boldly coloured outfits are your style, by all means put them in your suitcase! Just make sure they’ll match with the other bright and bold pieces too. This way, you won't have to pack a lot of clothes!

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8 Tips For Shopping During Holiday Sales


One of the many things that is great about the holidays are the sales that come after. All brands are trying to get rid of old products to make room for the new year and for new stuff. It’s all fun and amazing, until it’s not — you spend too much money or you can’t find the items you’re looking for, someone pushes you to get something, and more.


Shopping holiday sales can be stressful too. So to avoid that and take shopping back to what it truly is (therapeutic and awesome), here are some tips we have come up with to make your shopping trips feel like a breeze!


Get digitally connected

(photo from AnicoHannaMG)

First thing’s first: make sure you have the inside scoop on your favourite brands, because many give sneak peeks of discounts and limited edition items via e-mail blasts and social postings. How can you plan if you don’t know the deals? Like how CLINIQUE is having incredible deals and discounts, and events this season TANGS!

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Take time, make a list (for them)

(photo from ideastolife)

There’s a difference between knowing you should make a list and actually doing it. Take 30 minutes to map out exactly what you want to buy for holiday gifts. With it, you’ll navigate sales like a laser beam—and be less likely to get sucked in by the thrill of the deal.

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Take time, make a list (for you)

(photo from charleneajose)

This time of year, temperatures start to dip—suddenly, you’ll need the lush moisturiser that you couldn’t imagine buying last month. Make a checklist of all the things you wish to buy and focus on those. Being able to focus on something you want will actually drive you to find it, instead of roaming endlessly through racks and piles of items you don’t know if you should or shouldn’t get.

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Go with a team

(photo from Joannelummz)

If you're heading to the mall, you'll need all hands on deck. Examine everyone’s lists before you shop, pinpoint any overlap, then divide and conquer. Even if you only do this for checkout—one person waits in line while the other grabs the last few items—you could easily save yourselves an hour.

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Do online purchase, in-store pick-up.


Check whether your destination retailer is honoring this system during the sales. If so, you’ll deal with a separate section of the store and a lot less people. Plus, you get to combine the comfort of browsing online with the instant gratification of on-site shopping. Hello, efficiency!


One thing to always purchase during holiday sales? Holiday kits, aka limited edition kits, because these contain products that cost so much more when sold separately. Like with the CLINIQUE Holiday Travel Sets, you literally get a lot of bang for your buck with their vast collections of skincare and makeup packages!


If you love your eye makeup, a good holiday kit to purchase would be the CLINIQUE Power Up The Drama Set (SGD $38) as this contains an eye cream, mascara, and eyeliner for incredibly full, lush lashes and hydrated smokey eyes for all your parties! Or if you’re more into skincare, the CLINIQUE Moisture Favorites (SGD $75) is the one for you to keep you well hydrated and plump for the entire winter!

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Wear a hands-free outfit

(photo from StilettoesDiva)

Sales are not the place to wear sky-high heels or tight dresses. You want to be able to move freely and comfortably wherever you go. An old-fashion T-shirt and jeans look with some flats are perfect. And the more pockets you have, the better—you won’t need to carry a handbag. Or worry about that handbag while you’re shopping!

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Shop the “doorbusters”—maybe

(photo from christyfrisbee)

The extra-super-bonus discounts that retailers offer at the crazy hours (late night, early morning) might only be worth it if you’re buying multiple items at one location. So do the math before you wake up your household at 4 AM.

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Park far away

(photo from HLRYYS)

There's no doubt that you'll have to battle the masses and wait in long lines when you're inside a shopping center. But the exit lane from the parking garage is one you can skip! Simply park far from the doors or elevator bank and closer to the parking lot exit. The walk to the store while you’re still fresh will also give you a sweet endorphin rush for happy shopping.

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BEST GIFTS FOR 9 TYPES OF FRIENDS: FROM THE TRUSTY OL’ NEIGHBOUR TO THE UNEXPECTED ALLY


FOR THE LIFETIME FRIENDS WHOM YOU CAN COUNT ON – FROM THE TRUSTY OL’ NEIGHBOR TO THE UNEXPECTED ALLY – SHOW THEM THAT THEY ARE YOUR LIFE’S BEST PRESENTS THROUGH THESE NINE CLINIQUE GIFT SETS.


Being surrounded by friends whom you can count on can be life’s most precious gifts. With Christmas coming in only a few weeks’ time, now is the perfect opportunity to let them know that you cherish their friendship with these nine Clinique gift sets – no matter who they are.


THE INSTAGRAMMER

Clinique The Best Clinique Set, SGD85 (tangs.com)

For the charismatic, social butterfly friend whose influence and success gained her connections beyond her inner circle, she needs the best to help her look the best under the spotlight. The Best Clinique Set features the best of Clinique’s skincare, including cult-favourite Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion+ and award-winning All About Eyes.

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THE TRUSTY OL’ NEIGHBOUR

Clinique A Little Happiness Set, SGD69 (tangs.com)

For the one who comes by for tea during your downtime and helps you water your plants while you’re away, give back the gratitude and joy you share together with Clinique’s A Little Happiness Set. Featuring five travel-friendly sprays that smell of distinct happiness, this ready-to-give set delivers the warmth to your neighbourhood acquaintance.

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THE CREATIVE INTELLECT

Clinique Days Of The Week Lipstick Set, SGD75 (tangs.com)

Always on top of every situation, she is the one who cranks out winning creative copies with quick wit and charm. From subtle nudes to bright pinks, inspire her creativity and give her more reasons to smile every single day with this seven-piece longwearing lipstick set.

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THE CHEERLEADER

Clinique Moisture Favourites Set, SGD75 (tangs.com)

Chances are, you have a friend who always cheers you on via virtual space, tapping on the ‘like’ button to every of your social media posts. Unbeknownst to her, her enthusiasm may have come to mean a lot to you. Thank her for being “there” by surprising her with the Clinique Moisture Favourites Set. This essential hydrating set gives her skin the nourishments it needs to stay perky and protected against external radicals.

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THE HOBBYIST BOYFRIEND

Clinique For Men Cleansing Brush Set, SGD149 (tangs.com)

For the boyfriend whose favourite pastime is to hop on his motorbike to exotic lands with his like-minded friends, there is Clinique For Men Cleansing Brush Set. Show him your thoughtfulness and help him weather the elements with travel-friendly essentials – from the Clinique For Men Face Wash to the Clinique For Men Aloe Shave Gel – that will carry him smoothly through his adventures.

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THE INSPIRATION

Clinique Power Up The Drama Set, SGD38 (tangs.com)

For the drama queen friend who has unpredictably inspired you in ways more than one – a touch of pampering indulgence is a reward to her like no other. Brighten up her eyes with Clinique’s All About Eyes, and put her penchant for the dramatics on a high note with the Lash Power Mascara in Black Onyx and Cream Shaper for Eyes in Black Diamond.

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THE PHILOSOPHICAL ADVENTURER

Clinique Sonic Purifying Cleansing Brush Set
 in Pink-Orange for Dry Combination Skin, SGD149 (tangs.com); Clinique Sonic Purifying Cleansing Brush Set
 in Teal-Green for Combination Oily Skin, SGD149

She is adventurous and constantly on the run; carefree and always speaking her mind. Fuel her addiction for traveling light and easy with the Clinique Sonic Purifying Cleansing Brush Set. Powered by the Purifying Cleansing Brush, this set is equipped with the three key skincare essentials – cleanser, toner and moisturiser – for a thorough, enriching routine.

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THE LOYAL CONFIDANT

Clinique Skincare Greats Set, SGD79 (tangs.com)

For the loyal confidant who has proven her unwavering support through all your personal and professional endeavours – give back and show her your care with the Clinique Skincare Greats set. A comprehensive treat for body and face, this exquisite set – packed in a striking pouch bag – offers the deepest, finest comfort for every skin.

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THE UNEXPECTED ALLY

Clinique Whole Lotta Chubby Set, SGD56 (tangs.com)

Your differences are so striking that it is a wonder how your personalities have never clashed. Instead, your camaraderie has been tested through the test of time. As a symbol of your unexpected friendship, gift her with the Clinique Whole Lotta Chubby Set, which boasts five bright and subdued colours for lips and eyes – perfect for any kinds of occasion.