14 Award-Winning Makeup Items To Stock Up On | Clozette

When it comes to beauty shopping, makeup items are probably the top in every girl's list. From foundations, to blushes, to eyeshadow palettes...there's a product out there that we all lust after--those holy-grail items that have proven themselves time and time again to be great buys.

So if you're looking to stock-up on new makeup for the coming holiday season--whether for yourself or as gifts--you definitely can't go wrong with any of these makeup products that we've deemed a total must-have for 2015. Best thing about it? These products recently topped our Clozette Beauty Awards 2015, with our Community in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, and Indonesia giving these products the Clozette stamp-of-approval.

Scroll down to view our full list of the top 14 makeup items to add to your shopping list.


Primer: Benefit POREfessional

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Quickly minimise the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin by applying this lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. Its translucent, oil-free formula also complements all skintones and helps makeup stay put through the day.

Foundation: Make Up Forever HD

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A bestselling HD foundation developed specifically for the film and TV industry's most advanced technology, the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid Foundation creates a naturally flawless complexion. This foundation features uniquely-coated pigments that provide medium-to-buildable coverage with a lightweight, second-skin texture that looks great on or off camera.

Concealer: YSL Touche Eclat

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Like a touch of magic, the YSL Touche Eclat adds a beautiful radiance to any skintone. Use it to add a touch of light or banish shadows and signs of fatigue from the eye area, the hollow of the chin, the contour of the lips, and the sides of the nose.

Cushion: Laneige BB Cushion

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All the rage for K-Beauty fans, the Laneige BB Cushion provides remarkable skincare benefits while keeping the complexion looking smooth, flawless, and dewy through the day. Over time, your skin is better protected from the sun with its whitening, moisturising, and suncreen properties. 

Mascara: Maybelline The Falsies

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One of the best-selling mascaras, the Maybelline The Falsies mascara gives lashes that 'falsie' look effect without having too apply actual falsies. It's also waterproof and ultra-black to give your eyes a wide-eyed look that lasts through the day.

Eyeliner: Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner

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A great drugstore purchase, this gel liner features an oil-free formula that is highly pigmented and smudegproof--the perfect liner to finish off any eye look. Best thing about? It's also waterproof and safe for sensitive eyes.

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked 2

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This eyeshadow palette is filled with luminous eyeshadow shades ranging from shimmer to sparkle to the smoothest mattes, with a pigmented and buttery texture that Urban Decay shadows have been known for. The 12 never-boring taupe-hued neutrals are great for creating sultry neutral looks to dramatic smoky eyes.

Blush: Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette

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This is a silky bronzer, highlighter, and blush in a sleek, travel-ready compact. Use these pressed powders individually or blend them together to create just the right effect. The colour is also intensely pigmented and blends beautifully for subtle illumination. 

Highlighter: Benefit High Beam

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This pink, shimmery formula is ideal for spot highlighting and creating a natural glow along the cheekbones. Add definition and a light glimmer to your makeup look with its subtle satin finish that suits a variety of skintones. 

Bronzer: NARS Laguna Bronzer

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The NARS bronzer in Laguna is great if you're looking for a bronzing product the gives a warm, sunkissed glow to your skin. It's a true brown-based bronzer with a gold shimmer fusion that's excellent for enhancing the look of healthy, glowing, tanned skin.

Lipsticks: M.A.C

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With a variety of finishes and colours to choose from, you definitely can't go wrong with MAC's range of lipsticks. From bold, vampy colours, to bright reds, to sweet and wearable neutrals...there's a colour to match every look and personality.

Lip Gloss: Dior Addict Gloss

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A go-to gloss frequently used for the runway, the Dior Addict Gloss features a featherweight formula with a spotlight-shine effect. Hyaluronic spheres keep lips smooth and moisturised while mirror-like micro-pearls reflect light in all directions for a dazzling finish. 

Brows: Etude House Color My Brows

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An easy-to-use brow mascara to keep your brow hairs looking neat and on fleek. It provides a natural finish and keeps your brows in place and tinted through the day.

Makeup Remover: Bioderma

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A holy-grail product raved throughout the beauty community, Bioderma gently cleanses and removes make-up from face and eyes easily without any irritation. The micelles contained in its formula ensure all impurities are removed while respecting the balance of the skin. 


What are your favourite makeup products? Share it with us in the comments below!



Eight years ago, Sabrina Tan sought to find a solution that could solve her eczema-prone skin issue and founded Singapore-based beauty brand, Skin Inc. Eight years later, Skin Inc has grown into an internationally known skincare authority with standalone boutiques in Singapore, Brunei, and Spain – as well as a global presence in Sephora stores in Malaysia, Thailand, Spain and the United States.

To celebrate the brand’s eighth anniversary, Skin Inc presented the #SkinIncBeautyHackathon, uniting some of the world’s best beauty YouTubers, editors and key opinion leaders in Singapore to share about their skincare wish lists for upcoming Skin Inc products.

Later in the evening, guests gathered at the swanky Flow 18 bar on the rooftop of The South Beach hotel, where they got up close and personal with CEO and founder Sabrina, as well as brushed shoulders with their favourite YouTubers, including Angel from beautifymeeh, Aurelia from Auraure; Jen from frmheadtotoe, Karissa Pukas and more.

Amidst the festivities stood the Skin Inc vending machine, where each guest brought home a pack of customised serum blend tailored to their skin identity. Powered by nine different types of serums with various active ingredients developed in Japan, Skin Inc honours skin’s uniqueness by recommending the best concoction for every individual’s needs. “From one size fits all to one size fits one” – that’s what Skin Inc stands by.

Longtime user, fashion entrepreneur Velda Tan also took to the stage to talk about her skincare journey with the brand – from tackling acne-prone skin issues to embracing skin clarity today and everyday. As a round up to the momentous evening, guests raised their mocktail-filled Skin Inc bottles in tandem to eight years of the distinguished beauty powerhouse.


If bold, edgy-cool cuts and colours are your go-to style, get ready to feast your eyes on Toni&Guy’s Socialized Collection 2015/2016. Featuring 14 looks – 12 for women and two for men – this dynamic collection demonstrates top-class hairdressing techniques and exudes the electrifying high fashion air that Toni&Guy personifies.

Toni&Guy Socialized Collection 2015/2016 showcase in Singapore

From ultra-short graphic shapes juxtaposed against eye skimming fringes, to long distressed textures intensified by captivating colour palettes, it takes guts – resolute, ironclad guts – to own these looks. But when you do, you know you’ve got a statement style right there.

With each look inspired by an iconic moment in fashion and pop culture, we picked out six of our favourite styles for short, medium and long hair lengths from the Toni&Guy Socialized Collection 2015/2016.


Short Length: The Soraya

The shortest cut in the collection and definitely not one for the faint-hearted, The Soraya is named after London-based female model, Soraya, who is known for walking the menswear shows. It features a rounded off crown and a heavy blunt fringe cut with a monochromatic tone to reflect a strong, masculine outlook.

Short Length: The Ikon

The Ikon, on the other hand, is a fiery retro red based off Prada’s annual ‘Iconoclast’ exhibition, where a red-hair model once fronted the campaign. The quirky double fringe adds to the enigmatic look.

Medium Length: The Bronte

Drawing inspiration from three eras – seventies’ rock and roll, eighties’ mullet and nineties’ undercut – The Bronte is a modern interpretation of “Bronte”, a Greek goddess associated with thunder.

Medium Length: The Instalux

Taking references from Tom Ford’s distressed texture, Marc Jacob’s fringes and Onitsuka Tiger’s grown out fringe seen on the runways, the Instaluxe is a nineties rock chick style that is fierce and incredibly sexy. Its combination of electric violet and sunset purple is derived from traditional Japanese dye.

Long Length: The Modette

A remake of the sixties silhouette, The Modette models after 1960s girl group, The Ronettes. Creating shapes and textures using hair accessories, this look is not only extremely wearable, it is also a great alternative to our everyday warm-weather hairstyles.

Long Length: The Teddy Girl

For major street cred, go for The Teddy Girl. An ode to Britain’s first female youth culture, The Teddy Girl emanates attitude and toughness by the truckload. Small and big braids give the overall look a textured, rough structure to put you right on the vibrant street scene.


Which is your favourite look? Share it with us in the comments below!