10 New Lipsticks To Swatch Right Now | Clozette

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We all know the power of wearing lipstick — it can give us a boost of confidence, tie our whole makeup look together, and so much more! And it’s not bad too that brands come out with different formulas and shades every now and then.

Swatching them and trying them out may be fun, but our lips can get destroyed from the constant tugging and pulling. If you want to swatch numerous lip colours, then use the NIVEA Gentle Cleansing Wipes to easily and softly remove lipstick, while keeping your lips hydrated!

So are you excited to start playing with lipsticks now that your lips don’t have to be dry as a desert right after? Then keep scrolling down for the 10 new lipsticks you should be swatching right now!


MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour "Recollection"

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Liquid lipsticks are having a moment right now with every brand, from drugstore to high end, coming out with their own versions. So it’s no surprise that MAC decided to release their own line of liquid lippies! And the shade that stood out the most is Recollection, with its cool-toned lilac hue that will surely be a must-have for all seasons! 

We know liquid lippies can be extremely drying on the lips, so it's a bit scary to try them all out, right? But now you don't have to worry because when you use NIVEA Facial Wipes as a lipstick remover, you'll be hydrating your lips at the same time! So go and swatch some more! 

Rimmel London Kate Nudes Lipstick “45 Rose Nude”

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Moving on to this beautiful drugstore lippie, those who want to rock some Kylie Jenner lips can now get it with Rimmel’s nude lipstick in the shade 45 Rose Nude! Just swipe on this cool toned mauvey nude to give yourself fuller and rosy lips!

bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipsticks

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Make a statement in whatever shade you rock from bareMinerals’ Marvelous Moxie lipstick collection! They’re creamy, ultra saturated, and will give you a fuller look with its satin, buttery finish! And you can forget all about dry, cracked lips with this lipstick because they’re infused with vitamins that will hydrate your pout for a supple, baby-soft look!

NARS Satin Lip Pencil “Descanso”

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Worried that your lipstick swatches aren't being true to colour? Don't worry because by using NIVEA Facial Wipes, it can get all of the lipstick residue and leave your lips completely bare for the next lippie! So If you’re looking for a good MLBB lipstick now, NARS’ Descanso will answer all of your wishes! Described as a tea rose, this warm peachy-pink hue has the power to look rosy in certain lights, while look beautifully pink in others. This creamy and long-lasting lippie will even give you that healthy shine we’re all looking for and won't transfer or smudge!

Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color

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Whether you’re into matte or shimmery lipsticks, you’ll find your favourite in Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Lip Color range. These soft, creamy, and conditioning lipsticks will give your lips a natural shine that won’t disappear during the day! With its balm-like texture and strong pigmentation, this lippie won’t leave your lips cracked and dehydrated no matter how long you wear them. 

Butter London Plush Rush Lip Gloss “Siren”

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Butter London’s Siren Lip Gloss will give you voluptuous, plump lips in just one swipe! With it’s ultra-shiny finish and luxurious texture, you won’t feel a thing while wearing this beautiful orange-red gloss. And even more amazing? Its formula provides an anti-aging effect on your lips so you’ll have full, soft lips every time!

Models Own Festival Lipstick “Daisy Chain”

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Get inspired by the Mod era with Models Own Festival Lipstick in Daisy Chain! This highly pigmented and long-lasting pale pink lipstick will last throughout anything, making it a perfect staple for music festivals, nights out, and any other occasion you want to go to! 

If you're switching lipsticks and want a clean slate to apply your next lippie on for a true pale pink colour payoff, softly wipe down your lips with some NIVEA Facial Wipes to hydrate your pout and it will get all of that lipstick right off!

L’Oreal Infallible Mega Lip Gloss “I Got The Power”

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Don’t you just hate it when lip glosses are sticky and your hair suddenly gets caught in it? Well you won’t experience that with L’Oreal’s Infallible Mega Lip Gloss! Go bold and daring in this cool berry pink with its cream finish (yup, this lip gloss comes in matte and cream formulas, too) for a hydrated, pigmented look!

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick “Terre De Feu”

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Red lipstick fans, say hello to your new favourite — NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Terre De Feu! This pinky red shade is extremely pigmented so you only need to dab it if you want, and it won’t dry out your lips like other matte formulas because of its moisturising properties. Ultra-rich, soothing, and dramatic, this lipstick will surely be your new go-to!

A little tip for when swatching different matte lipsticks, because the formula can be drying on the lips, you can now avoid that by using the NIVEA Gentle Cleansing Wipes! It's alcohol free so it won't dry your lips further, and will leave it more hydrated and smooth, giving you a softer canvas to put lipstick on!

Smashbox ‘Be Legendary’ Matte Lipstick “Safeword Matte”

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Tried of having to reapply lipstick throughout the day? You won’t have to with this gorgeous Smashbox Be Legendary Matte lipstick! This tan rose shade will suit a variety of skin tones, making it an excellent MLBB for some and a nude for others! So just swipe on this lippie and enjoy the rest of your day!


Which lipstick are you most excited to try out? Let us know in the comment section below!



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The stress of packing is never-ending — it’s a long list of which products to bring and which to cut. And the same goes for packing for your makeup bag! Unless you have limitless space in your suitcase, some products are going to have to stay at home.

With Chinese New Year festivities upon us, we’re sure many of you are jetting off to different hotspots to celebrate. And to lessen your stress on packing, we’re here to help you with the list of beauty products you will need, whether you’re going away for the weekend or the week! So keep reading below for the products that will keep you glam all throughout the Lunar New Year!


Tinted Moisturiser

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Leave your heavy bottles of foundation and bring a tube of tinted moisturiser instead! This product will still even out your skin tone while providing a radiant glow and hydrating your skin, so you won’t have to worry about dryness at all during your trip!

Lip and Cheek Tint

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You might not realise it yet, but bringing a separate lipstick and blush can take up a lot of room in your bag. Invest in a good quality lip and cheek tint and it will be your new best friend during your vacation — perfect for on-the-go touch-ups, this tiny compact (or bottle) will give you fresh, rosy cheeks wherever you go, anytime of the day!

Tinted Brow Gel

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Bare brows on vacation? No way! Save time and space in your makeup bag by taking a tinted brow gel to brush up, thicken, and set your gorgeous face-framers!


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A mascara is one of those products that is a must for all makeup looks, especially when traveling. Even if you wear it on its own, it can instantly change your whole look and demeanor! And if you fear getting the dreaded “raccoon eyes,” bring a smudge proof of waterproof version!

Eyeshadow Sticks

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What did travelers do before eyeshadow sticks? These slim and sleek products are a day and night look in one stick because it’s easy to put on, blend, and it lasts forever! So for the day, you can just apply a soft wash of this all over your lids. And to amp it up for the night, just apply and blend on your lower lash line for a quick smokey eye!

Makeup Wipes

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Instead of bringing a bulky bottle of micellar water or makeup remover, plus a pack of cotton pads, take a pack of makeup remover wipes instead! They’re easy to use, store, and they remove makeup just as well. If you’re worried about them drying out your face, then choose ones that will hydrate your skin or for sensitive skin!

Versatile Makeup Brush

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Whether it’s too buff on your moisturiser or blush or powder, a versatile makeup brush is a space-saver. Even if you bring a lot of makeup products with you, if you have just one brush, it can still make all the difference in your luggage!

Makeup Setting Spray

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Avoid having a cakey makeup look in your pictures with setting spray! They will prolong the wear of your makeup, set it, and give you that dewy glow that everyone wants! Just buy your choice of setting spray in its travel-sized version and you will be good to go!


What are your travel makeup bag essentials? Let us know in the comment section below!



We all want to have flawless MOTDs no matter the occasion. But in reality, getting a makeup look to be on point is easier said than done — various factors come into play such as products and techniques.

Luckily, we were able to interview Shu Uemura’s internationally accredited makeup artist Patrick Alcober last week at a makeup session with Shu Uemura Philippines! So, want to learn how to get flawless MOTDs every single time? Then just keep reading below for Patrick’s tips and tricks!

Shu Uemura makeup artist, Patrick Alcober


Can you tell us a little bit about your background as a makeup artist?

Well, I’m Patrick Alcober and I’m one of the Shu Uemura internationally accredited makeup artists here in the Philippines. And as an Internationally Accredited Makeup Artist, my roles are to do workshops, be a brand ambassador, do photoshoots for luxury magazines, and more.

I’ve been doing makeup for 12 years now, so I started out in 2003 with no makeup background at all. I was hesitant to sell skincare and makeup products at first, but since I needed the job, I agreed to take it. Only to find out later on that I liked it!

How would you define a unique Shu [Uemura] look?

A unique Shu look is about expressing individuality. It will give you a very natural look that will define your personality.

What are the 3 [Shu Uemura] products every girl needs in her makeup kit?

For Shu, we highly recommend the cleansing oil — every 7 seconds there’s a [Shu Uemura] cleansing oil sold worldwide! Next would be an eyelash curler. And the last would be are our eyeshadows because with smokey eyes and bold colours, it’s the only way for you to [really] express your individuality. Colours are very important.

What are your tips for girls who are looking to play around more with makeup?

You should really be more experimental with colours because it’s a way for you to express and unleash your inner self. You should sit down and really try different shades because it’s when you get yourself involved that you actually see that some of the bold hues actually look good on you!

When you work with clients, what are some of the common mistakes you see with their brows?

It’s different for every personality. When you do eyebrows, it has to have a gradient effect — so from light to dark — because there are others who can fill in their brows and create a nice shape, but it’s flat. There’s no dimension at all, so when you go to a low-lighted area, you can see how dark your eyebrows actually are.

Second [mistake] of course would be the shape. Sometimes, when you overdo your eyebrows in a square or standard shape, you can look intimidating, snobbish, and not approachable. That’s why, when I recently went to Japan, we were trained to create brows that gave a ‘sweeter’ impression. And to do that would be to make it a little rounder to soften the face! However, it doesn’t always necessarily have to be round, as long as it complements the person’s features.


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