5 Things Your Concealer Can Do | Clozette

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We owe so much to the genius who invented the concealer because it's the most versatile makeup product--ever! Aside from concealing, it also functions as a substitute for other products and define certain areas of your face. And just like the foundation, it comes in various forms we can play around with.


So maximise your concealer's potential with these 5 hacks!


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Define Your Face Shape



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You usually buy a concealer one shade lighter and one shade darker, right? How about adding another shade to your list, like 3-4 shades darker so it functions are your contour base? No need to look for an expensive cream contour shades and palettes. You just have to find the right shade that will complement your skin and use it as your contour product, defining your cheek bones, nose bridge, and jawline. Just remember to blend it well to prevent any streaks or harsh lines on your face.

Act As Eyelid Primer



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If you're not into buying an extra primer for your eyelids, your concealer is there to save the day!  Prevent your eyeshadow from fading through the day by blend the concealer on your whole eyelid up to where your brows starts. It'll ensure that your eyeshadow colour shows up better and stays on the whole day. 



Highlight Your Features



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Another famous trick makeup artists use is to conceal the under eye area with a lighter shade so it also acts as a highlighter. Draw an inverted triangle under your eye, with the point toward your cheek. It's a great makeup trick to give your face the illusion of lift and brightness.  



Make Your Lips Look Plumper



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If your lips need a bit more plumpness to it, dab concealer on the middle section of both your lower and upper lips. It creates the illusion of bigger lips as it highlights that area, making it stand-out and look plump. Blend it well and finish of with a nude lip gloss.



Clean Up Your Mess



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Messed up your makeup? No problem! Your instant saviour is none other than your concealer. You can use it to fix the mistakes of your winged eyeliner, overlined brows, and messy lipstick application. It saves you from the hassle of removing it altogether and starting over. Plus, it also sharpens the edges while erasing the mistakes. Genius!



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The new Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion is the latest in lip innovation by Estée Lauder, which features a lightweight formula that has the benefits, colour intensity and plush comfort of a lipstick, lip gloss and lip balm all rolled into one!




I really adore this product – it gives my thin lips a more voluminous and curvaceous look and most importantly features long-wearing and rich colour-maintaining properties for as long as up to 8 hours! Thanks to Estée Lauder’s Advanced True Vision Technology, the Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion contains ‘Concentrated Liquid’ structural pigments that create rich color, definition and volume on every application. 



With it’s new, slanted and curved tip applicator, application has never been easier and more precised! It’s sleek elongated and seductive packaging with the brand’s signature navy and gold-tone is completed with a rectangular window that frames each shade’s colour for simplified shade selection.




I like that each respective tube of Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion is also equipped with Time Release Encapsulated Moisture Complex with Hyaluronic Acid to help boost our lips’ ability to attract, capture and seal-in continuous hydration!



Transform your looks for the different styles with the different shades of Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion!


With a wide variety of shades flattering all skin tones – from nudes to browns, corals to reds, pinks to berries and mauves to plums; I can assure you there is bound to be not one nor two, but at least a few shades that you would love to have to express yourself through multiple styles!


I would love to pick all shades of Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion to incorporate into my lifestyle  - every single shade is simply too alluring and I can literally find an outfit or mood to match the respective shades with!


Experimenting with the shades that would suit my overall lifestyle better, I picked these 3 shades :



Naked Ambition (Nude shade) #01

Cold Fire (Pinkish-Coral shade) #05 

Quiet Riot (Bright red shade) #10



I am a Piano Teacher so I have to portray a more serious side of myself towards my students and their parents – I have to look professional as first impression counts a lot as a teacher and a role model!




I would normally dress myself in a plain-coloured long maxi dress, wear very minimal and light makeup with my to-go shade for lips in nude colour.




Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion in NAKED AMBITION #01 would fit this bill perfectly – not to mention it’s super hydrating and lasting properties that can last me very well throughout the entire busy day!



When I’m off work, you will spot me getting busy maintaining my social networks account.


Yes I am a part-time blogger too! Having a keen interest to share about my fashion insights and lifestyle wonders – I love (and NEED) to travel.




I don’t particularly love the idea of wearing makeup while taking my flights to and fro countries, but for the sake of good-looking selfies and portraiture shots I have to – all girls have to!


To overcome this irony, I would choose to just wear BB cream and a more vivid coloured lippie to help brighten up my entire face to look camera-ready throughout my flights and trips! 




For this, the shade COLD FIRE #05 from Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Lip Potion range would be my top pick for an overall effortless look!



Weekends are for dressing up! You are most likely to spot me in town when it’s everyone’s favourite days of the week. 




All spruced up and date-ready, my MOTD would be more sassy and I will be very plausibly wearing a bright red lippie looking like I’m ready to conquer the world/any OOTD shots (oops!).




My favourite? No doubt it would be the Estée Lauder Pure Envy Lip Potion QUIET RIOT#10 shade to help complete my date-night look!



All spruced up and ready to go! The New Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion will be available at Estée Lauder counters including ION Orchard Boutique from August 2015!




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Ever wondered why your skin isn't as clear as you wish for it to be? Or no matter how consistent you are with your skincare routine it just doesn't seem enough? Fact is, your skin could possibly be affected by your working/living environment and the type of lifestyle you lead (E.g. Drinking too much alcohol, sleeping late, irregular diet, etc).


The first step to achieving radiant-looking skin would be to understand your own skin type and to incorporate a daily skincare routine most suitable for you.




I start my day by cleansing my face – I personally prefer oil-based cleanser, as it’s much more suitable for my combination-type skin and doesn’t cause my skin to become all taut; you might get the idea that having tight-feeling skin after each wash means that it’s good or that your skin is being thoroughly cleansed. However, that’s just a misconception. You’re actually doing more harm to your skin, as that tightness in your skin probably means that your skin has gotten so dry that it’s lost all its moisture, and you don’t want that. Especially if your skin-type is dry, you might want to consider chucking out all that cleanser that doesn’t provide protection for your skin nor moisturizes it at the end of each wash. 


Post-cleansing, I move on to Toner – for balanced pH level and clear skin > Moisturizer > Sunblock (loads and loads of it). I’m crazily obsessed with skin protection, much so after being told that I’ve got tiny little freckles appearing on one side of my cheek. By the way, don’t forget to apply all of your skin care and make up onto your neck as well if you don’t want to have uneven skin tone!

Due to the nature of my job as a Pilates instructor, I try to put on as little make up as possible, as it gets quite uncomfortable and a little gross when I perspire. After applying a layer of sunblock, I proceed to putting on the foundation (which I find blends really well together with the sunblock), concealer to cover up my dark rings, followed by some loose powder before drawing on my eyebrows and brightening up my peepers with some mascara, and lastly some blusher to give my face a little bit of color. Viola! It’s not much, but I feel that the lesser make up you have on your face, the better it is for your skin as it allows your skin to rest and “breathe”. Furthermore, I strongly believe in recovery over concealing (of blemishes, etc). Which is also another reason why I follow my daily skincare routine so religiously.




You might think that “Oh, I only had on some loose powder on my face. I don’t think I have to remove my make up.” No, no, no. Make-up removal at the end of the day is a MUST. No matter how tired you are, or how little make up you have on, do take the effort to do so! Imagine all the dirt accumulated on your skin… Results of not removing make-up would be clogged pores, dull and dehydrated skin. 


Right before I head to bed after shower, I repeat the same routine as in the morning, minus the sunblock. Double cleanse, to ensure that my skin is thoroughly cleansed of make up before I begin my Estée Lauder Vitality8™ regimen.



The first step of it would be to generously apply Estée Lauder Vitality8™ Radiant Dual-Phase Emulsion over my face and neck – the emulsion being the first as it quickly gets absorbs into the skin, and strengthen our skin’s internal moisture barrier instead of purely just getting onto the surface area.  




Followed after, would be Estée Lauder Vitality8™ Radiant Overnight Detox Concentrate (formulated with clay to help absorb impurities and detox skin) which also helps to minimize the looks of pores and purify accumulated damages to the skin from pollutants and other aggressors; providing intense hydration for my skin while I sleep and waking up with fresh and supple skin the next morning!





Personally loving the new Estée Lauder Vitality8™ collection as it’s perfect for Asian skin! 




You may feel that these routines are a little tedious, but once you get into the habit, you will find that you’re not able to do without it; missing one day of my routine really does make a huge difference to my skin. Also, don’t forget to hydrate through the day, and voila! Simple tips to achieve radiant looking skin through the day, every single day! 



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