5 Beauty Products You Need For The Cold Weather | Clozette

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The cold weather is officially here on our side of the world. How do we know? Well, there’s all that drizzle in the air, accompanied by the dip in temperature. There’s also the unfortunate comeback of dry skin and chapped lips. Yikes!

Of course you don’t have to succumb to a holiday of dull, flaky skin because we’re sharing with you five cold-weather beauty picks to help you get through this season. Consider this our present to you, Clozetters! ☺ Plus, check out more top-to-toe beauty products that will let you look prepped, polished and pretty for the cold holidays in Clozette Shoppe’s Style Report: Winter Beauty Essentials.

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Argan Oil


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An Argan oil product is a multivitamin for your skin, hair and nails. It provides an extra layer of moisture, protects against cold elements, and improves skin’s overall luster. Our pick: Moroccan Natural Organic Argan Oil for its added anti-aging properties.

Tinted Moisturiser


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Applying makeup during cold weather can become tedious when you layer product after product in order to hydrate the skin and also achieve a flawless complexion. Consider a product that solves this problem and try a tinted moisturiser. Our pick: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser. It gives just the right amount of coverage in one swoop, and leaves skin feeling soft and silky!


Highlighter


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Get glowing and brighten dull winter skin with a swipe of a cream highlighter or illuminator. Our pick: Clarins Instant Light Brush-On Perfector that helps hide imperfections and gives a luminous glow no matter what the temperature is.


Creamy Nude Eyeshadow


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Sheen eyeshadow is practically a requirement for holiday parties, plus nude looks amazing on any skintone. In these chilly days, opt for a creamy formula that feels velvety and offers a nice colour payoff that doesn’t crease. Our pick: bareMinerals Eyecolor in Winter Whiten – it’s free of harsh preservatives and chemical irritants!


Hydrating Lipstick


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Lips get super-dry on cold months, so make sure to keep them hydrated and pretty, not chapped. Our pick: Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick, a colour and moisturizer hero for parched lips.

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What's your favourite winter beauty essential? Let us know in the comment section below!

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We’re all familiar with MAC, Benefit, NARS, and the like. All these are world-famous makeup brands that experts and newbies use — and they’re all Western brands. But what about Asian makeup brands?

With the explosion of Kpop and the Korean beauty industry, it’s only now that Asian beauty brands are gaining popularity from all over the world. So, with that in mind, we have compiled our five favourite Asian beauty brands that we think are just as amazing as their Western counterparts, and give them the recognition and love they more than deserve!

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Etude House


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Don’t be fooled by this Korean brand’s cute packaging, because their products pack a punch! From their foundations to their moisturisers, there’s something here for every one who loves makeup. All their long-lasting eyeliners and mascaras will give you that gorgeous doll-eyed effect, while their water-based skincare products will hydrate your skin to give it that plump, dewy glow that’s all the rage in Korea.

K-Palette


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If you’re someone who loves to play up your eyes every time, then K-Palette is the brand to go to for all your brow, liner, and mascara needs! Their eyebrow pencils, powders, and gels seriously set and don’t budge unless you swipe a high-powered makeup remover over them. And their mascaras and eyeliners beautifully curl and define the eyes for that chic, doe-eyed look!


Shu Uemura


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While the Shu Uemura eyelash curler has become a cult classic that numerous beauty lovers and experts swear by, their brow pencils, eyeshadows, and cleansing oils are on their way to 'cult status' as well! With the hard brow pencil's innovative formula and staying power allowing thick, bushy brows to be attained every time, their cleansing oils thoroughly removing makeup while gently cleaning the skin, and their eyeshadow's creaminess and strong pigmentation make this brand a must-have for any makeup kit!


Dolly Wink


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Another amazing brand for those who are all about the eyes, Dolly Wink is famous for their volumising and lengthening mascaras as well as their budgeproof, sweatproof, and waterproof liquid and pencil liners! We're suprised that their eyeshadows and false lashes don't get much love — the neutral and smoky shimmery shades will seriously make your eyes pop and shine, while staying on for hours on end; and the falsies' flutteriness will give you lashes that are a mile long without looking too fake!


The Face Shop


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Like Etude House, The Face Shop caters to all our makeup and skincare needs too. Their angled eyebrow pencils instantly give Cara Delevingne-esque eyebrows every time, while their famous sheet masks address all of our skincare concerns from dehydation to oil control! And if you ever want to jump on the cushion foundation bandwagon too, they have an excellent oil controlling water-based foundation that will be your new go-to product!

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What's your favourite Asian makeup brand? Share it with us in the comments below!

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For years, Maison Kitsuné has managed to combine the fashion aesthetics of Paris and Tokyo, an innovator of ‘East meets West’. Its fashion collections are known for reinventing classic pieces and mixing them with a bold range of colours, prints, and materials. And from fashion to beauty, it has begun to dip its toes into the beauty world by launching an exclusive collaboration with beauty giant Shu Uemura for this year’s holiday collection!

And with all the gorgeous, festive colours in the line, it’s definitely putting us in the holiday mood! So if you need a little holiday MOTD inspiration for Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve, or for any late night celebration you’re attending, keep reading below to find out how you can recreate this bold holiday makeup look, using items from the Maison Kitsuné for Shu Uemura collection!


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Brows



Known for their amazing brow pencils, start off the look by defining your eyebrows with the Hard Formula Seal Brown 02 brow pencil in light, hairlike strokes! This pencil is unlike any you will have ever used as it only releases its colour pigment when it gets in contact with the oils in your brow hairs! Its unique angled shape will guarantee you full, bushy brows every time!

Eyes



For the star of the show, take the light blue shade of the collection’s Indigo Eye and Cheek Palette and apply it all over the lids for a wash of colour. Next, take the royal blue shade and brush it on your eye’s crease, focusing on the outer ‘V’ of your eye. For extra definition, blend a little of the gray color on the outer edge for a more elongated look. Take the white shimmery shade and dust on the inner corners of your eyes for that wide awake look!

For a smokier, grungey look, take the Play & Remix Drawing Pencil in M Indigo and apply it all over you lower lashline. Finish off the eyes with coats and coats of the Petal Lash Mascara and you have a party-ready, gorgeous blue smokey eye!


Cheeks



Since the eye is so bold, we wouldn’t want the blush to overpower anything. So just take the peachy blush shade in the Indigo Eye and Cheek Palette and lightly dust it on the apples of your cheeks for a natural, glowy flush!


Lips



And for the lips, instead of going for a classic nude (which is a staple when it comes to smokey eyes), apply a very light wash of the Laque Sparkler in Fleur Shine for a beautiful tinted, glossy pink lip! Because it’s so light, it won’t look like it’s contradicting the eyeshadow. If you feel that your lip colour is still too opaque or pink, just blot your lips and pat them with your finger tips after to really let the colour sink in and let it mesh with your lips’ natural hue!

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Which makeup product do you love from the Maison Kitsuné for Shu Uemura collection? Let us know in the comments below!

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