5 Beauty Trends That We Love To Look At But Won't Really Try | Clozette

There's something about 2016 that spurred a lot of outrageously fantastic trends that continuously please our aesthetics. From everything galaxy to rainbows galore, who would've thought that our childhood fantasies of playing princess and unicorns would unfold right before our eyes?

But as much as we want to embrace every single one of these trends that our 6-year-old self would probably try out with no hesitation, some of these trends are easier to look at than to try out.

So if you're one of us who's contented with letting the brave ones take on the beauty industry's amazingly bold trends, sit back and relax as we recap the beauty looks we love to feast our eyes on but may never try.


Unicorn hair

(photo from Instagram/@stevievincenthairartistry)

We absolutely love the creativity that comes with the idea of unicorn hair. But we have to admit that it can be a little high maintenance and some of us just don't have that kind of luxury. Bleaching and dyeing your hair with this amount of colour takes a lot bravery and effort that not all of us can keep up with. Still, we have to admit that every time we see someone who has the confidence and the patience to pull off this trend, our inner-unicorn princess loving self can't help but turn green with envy. 

Glitter roots

If we decide to opt out of the unicorn hair trend because it's high maintenance, this trend is supposed to be the "low maintenance" version of it. We all know how expensive hair dye touch ups can be and this glimmering alternative that aims to cover up your roots is undeniably pretty. But still, it can be a whole lot messy and a little too hard to wash off. So we're loving the glam, but we'll leave it to the glitterbugs. 


Gold lips

(photo from Instagram/@bs_fom_cosmetics)

Ever since Kylie Jenner made metal mattes a major beauty trend, it was everywhere! From brands coming up with their own metal matte line to DIY hacks that aims to achieve this specific lippie finish, we can't help but be in awe of the glamorous vibe it gives off. But gold is not exactly the most wearable colour. 

Plus, high-end or not, liquid lipsticks need constant looking after to avoid flaking after hours of wear. So a gold lip may be great for taking photos but we can't afford gold flecks all over our teeth as we party all night. We'll probably brush up on our liquid lippie skills first and maybe someday we'll try this out-- emphasis on the MAYBE.


Galaxy face
A Snapchat-filter that came to life, it's no wonder why this beauty trend became such a huge thing! With pastels and stars in mind, we can't help but scroll endlessly on the IG tag dedicated to this hipster-inspired trend. But as pretty as this look might be, not everyone has the time and effort to achieve this painting-like finish. So again, thanks, but we'll just keep on looking!


Rainbow brows
Some of us still can't get shaping and filling in right and now you're telling us that we have to blend in various colours in the mix too? It's one thing to get your brows on fleek, but it's a whole new business to have it in rainbow colours. Just like the other trends that made this list, this beauty look may be #goals, but it's not for everyone. So we'll keep on practicing with our brow pomades for now and we'll let the experts live on the rainbow dream. 


Did we miss your favourite "look-but-not-try" beauty trend? Share them with us in the comments below!


We've all had moments when mornings make it hard to put on makeup. And cramming everything into our purses just to get our MOTD essentials fit our on-the-go lifestyle is too much of a hassle. But what if there's an easier, fuss-free way to change the way you do makeup?

This month, Etude House has introduced their new Play 101 Blending Pencils that will make you say goodbye to overstocked and bulky makeup pouches forever. This highly pigmented, multi-purpose blending pencil can be used on both small and wide areas of the face as a base, eyeshadow, blusher, and lip colour! With 25 shades to choose from, get ready to mix, match, and blend different colours to play up your makeup look. 

Formulated with multi-porous powder that has excellent oil absorption power, the Play 101 Blending Pencil also keeps skin matte by absorbing sebum and softly melts onto the skin for a natural finish. It also comes in four types of textures -- creamy, velvet, jelly, and jewel -- all of which give a powder-shadow finish that's completely smudge-proof, long-lasting, and lightweight. Both creamy and jewel textures are also waterproof. 

So what are you waiting for? Change the way you do your makeup with Etude House's Play 101 Blending Pencils. 


The Etude House Play 101 Blending Pencils are available in all Etude House counters in Singapore for SGD $16.90 each.

(cover photo from TeawithMakeupMagic88)

Ah, the smoky eye. It’s hard to remember when people started wearing this vampy eye makeup look. Could it have been during the 1920’s, the age of the flapper? Or could it have been during the times of ancient Egyptians? After all, they practically invented the feline flick. But whatever the date people started to sport dark eyeshadows, one thing’s certain: the smoky eye look has always been sultry, sexy, and perfect for nights, or even days, out.

It has become a staple in the world of eye makeup and has even gone through several changes since it first gained popularity. For example, black eyeshadow isn’t the only colour your can use anymore. You can substitute it with brown, green, purple, or blue!

And with brands coming out with new palettes to suit every gal's eye makeup needs, ahead we have the 4 new smoky eye palettes, ranging from drugstore to high end, you should definitely pick up the next time you’re at the mall!


e.l.f. Cosmetics Everyday Smoky Eyeshadow Palette

While their Prism Eyeshadow and Mad For Matte palettes are amazing, it’s time to turn your attention to this just-as-fabulous drugstore smoky palette. Its mix of warm, neutral, and cool tones, and shimmery and matte finishes make this the perfect starter palette for those of you looking to amp up your smoky eye looks.

Lunasol Feathery Smoky Eyes

Inspired by the colours of the birds that migrate during the fall and winter seasons, these Lunasol palettes feature a gradation of shades to allow you to create numerous smoky looks with it, ranging from dark to light!

Smashbox Double Exposure Travel Palette

Call it the “smoky eye on the go,” because this Smashbox travel palette is thin enough to fit in purses of all shapes and sizes and its mixture of shades inspires self-expression and creativity. Comprised of neutral and bold hues, mix and match them to create a variety of statement-making eye looks!

L’Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadow Quad in Boudoir Charme

If you’re a lover of warm eyeshadows, then this new L’Oreal quad will be part of your HG pile. Coming in multiple finishes, this warm-hued palette blends easily and smoothly for a sophisticated finish that will last all day and night.


Know of any more smoky palettes that are coming out this season? Share them with us below!