5 Cult Beauty Products We're Thankful For | Clozette

What would we do without our favourite beauty products? That one blush that effortlessly gives that radiant colour to our cheeks? Or that mascara that makes our lashes look like falsies? We all have our preferences. But every now and then, a brand comes out with one product that becomes so universally loved that it receives a cult following, and becomes a go-to for many.

So in the spirit of giving thanks this season, here are the top five cult beauty products we, and the entire beauty community, are thankful for!


NARS Blush in Orgasm

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If there was an award for a blush that has been raved about and worn so much, it would go to the NARS Blush in Orgasm. This legendary cheek product, described as a peachy pink with golden shimmer, adapts to each person’s skin tone to form their own customised flush!

MAC Lipsticks

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Every one has their favourite MAC lipstick, and why wouldn’t they? This line comes in every shade you can possibly think of, as well as different finishes such as cream sheen and retro matte! Standouts like Whirl, Ruby Woo, Velvet Teddy, and Russian Red are just some of the lip colours MAC has become known for, making them a staple for every beauty addict and makeup artist.

The Original Beautyblender

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We can’t possibly imagine a world where the Beautyblender didn’t exist because that would just mean that people have been wearing cakey makeup this entire time! This pink sponge is no ordinary sponge as it makes every foundation and concealer seamlessly melt into your skin, giving your face that fresh, natural-looking finish!

Urban Decay NAKED Palette

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Ah, the original NAKED palette. There may be a 2, 3, and a Smoky palette, but nothing will every beat this brown, cardboard box housing 12 shimmery and matte eyeshadows. While the NAKED 2 and 3 have their own colour themes, the original one mixes cool and warm tones, which makes it such a great product to have and travel with! You can do a ton of eye looks with just this palette from natural to glam — it’s no wonder why this is everyone’s favourite!

Make Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation

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When the original Make Up Forever HD Foundation came out, everyone and their mother went nuts for it, especially when the brand came out with their unretouched ads. And now that it’s been reformulated to the Ultra HD, we are still not over this product. What’s not to love? It has a wide range of colours, it still looks like skin, and when we’re wearing this foundation, we feel confident enough not to edit and retouch our photos!


What cult beauty product are you thankful for? Let us know in the comments below! 



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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!


Fold and roll

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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.

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.

Pick your best shoes for the trip

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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!

Maximise your phone (and its apps)

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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!

Mix and match your outfits

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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!


What are your tips for packing light? Tell us in the comment section below!



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In the beauty world, what was once a high demand for whitening products, has now turned into an unyielding obsession with anti-aging products. Which isn’t surprising since according to a study by AMOREPACIFIC, women begin looking out for anti-aging skincare products at the average age of 23 – a two-year difference from the previous study of 25. Nowadays, it doesn’t matter if you’re 23, or 33, or even 43, there is no better time to begin your anti-aging routine than now.

Some people might say that you can do only so much to look young, but that’s just because those people haven’t seen and tried Laneige’s new Perfect Renew Regenerator. Unveiled with the newly reformulated Perfect Renew line, the grand launch brought together the brand’s longstanding ambassador, Korean actress Song Hye Kyo and various media around the region — coming together for a memorable and extravagant gala night at The South Beach, Singapore.
Working on the basis that skin is made up of triangle shapes — the younger you are, the more dense and well-formed each ‘baby triangle’ is — innovative technology Skin RebirthTM was used, with AMOREPACIFIC R&D Center collaborating with Singapore’s A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) to develop it.

Designed to combat PYCR1, a type of gene that can speed up skin cell’s aging process, the new Skin RebirthTM Technology works by targeting deep within the skin’s surface to restore its youthfulness.

Together with Advanced Ceramide Water, the Perfect Renew Regenerator works to re-energise dull, rough skin by tightening its structure at the epidermis layer. The result? Restored baby triangles for hydrated, younger-looking skin that radiantly glows! We knew there was a reason Song Hye Kyo looks like she hasn’t aged a day!

If you hate the rich, greasy texture that usually comes with anti-aging products, great news! The Perfect Renew Regenerator serum is incredibly lightweight and easily absorbent thanks to the atomisation of oil through intense air pressure. Now you can get your skin in baby triangle shape – exactly the way you like it!


Mark your calendars: the Perfect Renew line – now redesigned in elegant shades of royal blue and gold – is set to launch at all boutiques and counters come January 2016.