5 Items For A Makeup Kit Upgrade | Clozette

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Now that you're no longer a newbie in the beauty world, it's time to upgrade your makeup kit! We have 3 good reasons why you should do this: you have to throw out old makeup and replace them with new and quality items, you have to experiment with new looks for your future #FOTDs, and you need new tools to learn the tricks of the trade.

If you're itching to try these things, then check out our list of things you need to upgrade your makeup kit! 


Anything In Fun Colours

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If you always have your basics--black/brown eyeliner and mascara, and red and nude lippies--then it's time to add a dash of colour to your stash! On days you feel more adventurous with makeup, experiment with coloured eyeliners and mascara, and lippies in bright shades like neon or pastel for an upgraded and artsy #MOTD. 

Eyeshadow Palette

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Upgrading your makeup kit also means upgrading your makeup skills. The shades on your palette are combined for a reason--lighter shades are your base and highlight colours, medium shades are for your crease, dark shades are for the outer corners of your lids, and sparkly colours are for the middle of your lids. Learn more about how you can jazz your eye makeup by using the colours found in your eyeshadow palette and you'll be sporting that perfect smokey eye in no time! 

Makeup Brushes

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Makeup brushes are the prettiest tools a girl can have. You need these for your liquid foundations, blushes, bronzers, concealers, highlighters, and even eye makeup. Without a good and trusty set, you're stuck with always using your fingers and gunky sponges that are breeding grounds for bacteria. So it's time to invest in a wide collection of brushes for every application technique--from stippling brushes, to flat-top kabuki brushes, up to a wide selection of crease brushes in varying size and shapes. 

Base Products

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If you only have 2 products for your foundation routine, then it's about time for a foundation upgrade! Invest in a quality new foundation that is better suited for your skin and throw in a selection of primers, setting sprays, and looser powders to keep your foundation lasting through the day. With your new arsenal of products, you'll soon be able to achieve that flawless base makeup everyone's talking about.

Luxury Products

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Buying luxury products is not a total requirement but it is part of the upgrade process if you think you're ready for such an investment. These products may be pricey, but you do get what you pay for in terms of packaging and quality. If you're unsure which luxury item to invest in first, we suggest getting a foundation and contour and highlight palette for that flawless, signature finish. 



Naturals by Watsons unveils Africa’s beauty secrets with their latest Marula Oil body and hair care collection that includes certified organic Marula oil and Mafura butter from Africa. It is a collection packed with antioxidant and essential fatty acids for long-lasting hydration and protection against harmful free radicals.

To add to that, the collection also includes a second star ingredient, Mafura Butter, that is known for its anti-ageing properties. All of these are combined in the simplest and most natural way to help soften skin and improve hair elasticity.   

The Marula Oil range presents eight products with a multitude of skin and hair care functions to deliver effective moisture and suppleness for healthier skin and bouncier hair. However, our favourites would have to be the Hair Mask, Lotion, and Body Scrub. 

The Marula Oil Hair Mask melts into a luxurious hair softener that also helps to soften curly hair, so you can easily tame dry, hair curls into place, resulting in smoother, shinier hair.  The Marula Oil Body Lotion helps to deliver the nutrition to repair, protect and hydrate skin, while releasing a pleasant, nutty fragrance. The Marula Oil Body Scrub gently exfoliates skin while working to effectively protect against dryness, resulting in softer and smoother skin.  

Naturals by Watsons Marula Oil is available now at selected Watsons stores in Singapore.  


Do you ever wonder what your favourite fashion bloggers have to say about beauty? Well, we found out through our Featured Fashionista for this month, Vanessa, that they don't go over the top when it comes to their MOTDs. We also took home a few back-to-school beauty tips from the fashion blogger herself.

Let's get to know more about what she has to say on makeup, hair, and her favourite celebrities !


What is your favourite hair and makeup look for the season?

For this season I think a high pony tail or a cute wavy lob will work really well to complement our tropical weather. Makeup wise, I think bold lippies like corals will be nice for the season.

Do you have any back-to-school beauty tips to share?


For school you definitely don’t want to look over the top. I suggest doing a simple cat eyeliner, pink-flushed cheeks for that healthy summer glow, and a light pink or red colour. For me I prefer a red lippie so I usually dab on my favourite red lipstick then blend it out so its not too over powering when I go for classes.

What are your top 3 beauty products? 


I definitely cannot live without the following:


1. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in shade Honey, I just recently purchased it after a recommendation from a close friend and it’s my go-to concealer. It is slightly salmon coloured which helps to conceal the greenish tint from my dark eye circles. 


2. MAC Heirloom Collection lipstick in shade Sparks of Romance. This is my ultimate favourite red lippie out of all the red lipsticks that I have. It’s a limited edition shade, but I have already repurchased it twice from on-line. It wears really well on the lips because it’s a matte finish yet pretty moisturising. Plus the formula has glitter in it, so it’s like a party on my lips haha.


3. Sleek Blush by 3 in shade Californ.I.A. I have been using Sleek blushes since I started doing my own makeup and I really swear by them for their colour payoff. This particular one is my favourite because they are cream blushes so I don’t really need to layer a lot of product on my skin for that healthy cheeky glow.  

Who are the celebrities you look up to?


I am inspired by Taylor Swift, KimK, NikkieTutorials, and definitely all the Kpop Idols like Hyuna, and even the male idols like Shinee because they all have flawless skin!

What is your everyday #FOTD?

I can't live without my red lippie and cat eye liner basically. Eyebrows have recently become my obsession too, but I'm still trying to perfect them.