6 Matte Palettes That Are Worth Your Money | Clozette

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Don’t get us wrong, we love drugstore makeup; especially when they are able to act as dupes for a pricier product. But when it comes to matte eyeshadow palettes, we’re head over heels for the luxury versions. Why? Because more often than not, these luxe palettes are buttery, pigmented, and easily blendable. Their drugstore counterparts, on the other hand, can never quite get their formulas to match them.

Since there are a ton of matte eyeshadow palettes in the market today, we decided to make it easier for you by letting you in on our favourites. Below we have a list of the palettes we would gladly spend the extra bucks on and know that you will love as well – whether you’re a beginner who wants to create natural looks, or you’re a beauty junkie that can’t wait to create a smokey eye for Girls’ Night Out!


Urban Decay Naked2 Basics

Compact? Check. Great variety of neutral shades? Check. Pigmentation? Check. Longevity? Check. The Naked2 Basics has it all, and believe it or not, you can create more than just simple eye looks with this one. Plus, if you’re the type who isn’t into extremely cool or warm shadows, then you’ll definitely love this one as each shade falls in the ‘neutral’ spectrum.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadows 4

As part of their Deep Contrast collection for Fall 2016, this MUFE matte palette is all about emphasising the light and dark sides of your personality. Offering 9 shadows that come in gorgeous neutrals and pops of colour, this palette will allow you to create any look you want and instantly transform your eyes.

Viseart Eyeshadow Palette 01 Neutral Matte

This Viseart palette may be pricey, but it is oh-so-worth it. Comprised of shades that range from warm to cool and light to dark, you won’t ever need another matte shadow as it has all the hues you will ever need to define, sculpt, and make your peepers pop!

BECCA Ombre Rouge Palette

Love to hoard warm eyeshadow colours? Then get ready to make room for the BECCA Ombre Rouge palette! Use it wet or dry on your eyes for varying degrees of intensity, or to bronze or contour your face, or to fill in your brows – what can’t you do with this palette?

Too Faced Natural Matte Eye Palette

Easily change up your eyes from subtle to sexy as all of the Too Faced Matte Eye shades beautifully blend and pair well together for a seamless finish. So if you love to smoke out your eyes, or just love to contour and shape them, this is the palette for you.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Infused with their signature Amazonian Clay, this Tarte palette features 12 never-before-seen shades to inspire women of all skin tones to be able to create their own signature looks. And if you have sensitive skin, you need not worry as this palette has been dermatologically tested to prevent allergic reactions (yay!).


What are your favourite matte eyeshadow palettes? Share your picks with us below!



Getting the right perfume to match our mood is like wearing the right pair of shoes or choosing the perfect outfit for the day. And with the multiple roles that we play as on-the-go modern women of today, what we've come to demand of our perfumes is for it to be more than just a scent. It's now about looking for a fragrance that adds that finishing touch to our look -- to complement the vision of our ideal self as we head out the door each day.

So for days when we want to add a spritz of elegance, charm, and a touch je ne sais quoi, we turn to the delicate, fruity scent of Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming. A concoction of fresh, floral, and musky scents, this fragrance is an alluring and playful combination that's simply irresistible without being intimidating. With Natalie Portman returning as Dior's muse and perfumer-creator François Demachy in the lead, the new Miss Dior unleashes the energy, passion, and irresistible charms in every woman. 

"Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming is an instant present for you. It is a beautiful gift that strikes you immediately." - François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator

Inspired by the magnificent sensual accords of a grasse rose, the honeyed and peppery scent of the rosa centifolia, and notes of rosa mascena and peonies, François Demachy has created this composition with a blooming bouquet in mind, balancing the natural floral fragrance with a delectable sassy and tangy sweetness.

Carefully combined with notes of red fruit, raspberry, pomegranate, and blackcurrant accord, the perfume is intensified by the spicy, teasing tingle of pink peppercorn -- appealing to the senses like a summer’s day in the blooming fields of Grasse where Christian Dior and his sister Catherine a.k.a. "Miss Dior" were born. 

So whether you're off to an elegant night out with your significant other or you're setting out to rediscover your adventurous and enigmatic spirit, spritz on Miss Dior's Absolutely Blooming to unleash the inner muse in you!


The Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming perfume will be available in all Dior counters in Fall 2016. 

Clozette has witnessed a lot of young women evolve from casual bloggers to emerging influencers. And as we watch their stories of personal success unfold, we can't help but wonder -- who are the wonderful people encouraging them from behind the scenes?

There's always that person in our lives, whose unwavering faith that we can achieve everything we set out mind to, help us get closer and closer to our goals. And they may not be the hero that other people may expect them to be, but we know deep in our hearts that we're nowhere near where we are right now if it weren't for them.

So in line with this year's National Heroes' Day, we decided to treat selected Clozette Ambassadors and their personal "heroes" to a hair makeover courtesy of our friends from Matrix Philippines. The My Hair, My Hero event aimed to give thanks to the people who are continuously supporting our Ambassadors with all their hearts, proving that heroism takes on a lot of forms in this day and age. 

The event featured the latest in Matrix's hair colouring range: the ​Wonderseries, a collection of browns, reds, and wearable hi­-lift shades; ​Light Master, a powerful hair lightener that lifts the hair 20% faster with light boosting technology and conditioning panth​enol; and So Color, a colour enhancer with Kera­protect technology for long­ lasting vibrance.

Keep scrolling to find out more about what our Clozette Ambassadors had to say about their personal heroes and some extra deets about their hair makeovers!
Before the makeover, we asked Clozette Ambassador Charlene Ajose why she chose her mom for the occasion and her answer was truly heartwarming. 

"My mama has been with me through most of the major changes in my life. I'm about to experience another one --[since this is] my first hair colouring ever-- and I want to share this experience with her. My Mama, My Hero." - Clozette Ambassador Charlene Ajose

Going for a natural look for her first ever hair revamp, Charlene chose a subtle brown tone for her new hair colour, similar to her mom. 

Clozette Ambassador Karen Fernandez, on the other hand, took her BFF Gayle to the event in the hopes of stepping up her bestie's confidence. 

"I chose my friend Gayle [as] my hero because despite of her busy schedule, she makes time to listen to my problems and drama in life. She's definitely a 'one call away' friend." - Clozette Ambassador Karen Fernandez

Opting for shades that show off their friendship's fun and youthful vibe, Karen went for a bright red shade and Gayle chose an ashy brown colour for their hair makeovers. 

Overall, the result of the makeover showed two of the many facets of heroism in our lives: Charlene and her mom getting matching, subtle shades reflected their strong and amazing connection; while Karen and Gayle's choice in colours showed the dynamism of their relationship as friends. 

"This experience had a tremendous impact not only on the way we looked on the outside but also how we felt on the inside. It made me realize that it's important to always try your best to bring your family to important life events. [The event] brought my Mama and I closer than ever!" - Clozette Ambassador Charlene Ajose

Clozette Ambassadors Charlene Ajose and Karen Fernandez with their heroes, along with the Clozette team and our friends from Matrix

"Our ultimate hair makeover experience was so fun! We learned new things about hair do's and don'ts and also got a chance to talk with hair experts. Because of the event, I felt like a totally new person with my new hair 'do and my friend Gayle also felt the same! Thanks to Clozette and Matrix for this experience!" - Clozette Ambassador Karen Fernandez


For an amazing hair colouring and treatment service experience for you and your hero, don't forget to ask for the brand MATRIX the next time you visit your favourite salons in the Philippines!