7 Back-To-School Makeup Must-Haves | Clozette

When the going gets tough, the tough gets her makeup essentials going. Back-to-school is not the easiest for beauty girls because that means you need to wake up extra early to get ready before you have to leave for school. On top of that, you have to ensure that your makeup adheres to the school set-up--nothing too fancy or distracting. So a simple yet striking everyday makeup look is what you need. 


Here's a rundown on the 7 makeup products you need to master that everyday school makeup look!


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Cream Concealer



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Since you're going to be wearing makeup almost everyday in school, it's best to skip applying layers of base makeup as it may cause breakouts. After applying moisturiser (with SPF 20+ or more) as your base and then go straight to dabbing concealer under your eyes and on your blemish areas. Remember to blend it properly and to use cream concealers so they last longer. Also, if you're having a good skin day, use a concealer one or two shades lighter than your skin tone so it can also act as your highlight shade for a semi-contoured face. 

Face Powder



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This is the perfect time for you to use all those face powders you have lying around the house. Face powder gives you that youthful glow and natural finish without making your face look too cakey and overdone. Although they won't last that long (especially during gym class), it will be easier to reapply throughout the day. For those with oily skin, you can opt to use mattifying powders or anti-sebum translucent powders to get rid of that unwanted shine on your T-zone. 



Neutral Eyeshadow Palette



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If you're the type that can't go out without eye makeup, bring your neutral shade palette with you or bring one shade that you can place all over your lid for an easy, one-swipe eyeshadow look. You can also just opt for an eyelid primer and eyeliner combination for a quick-yet-sophisticated look. Experiment with different combinations and you'll realize that a few neutral shades can go a long way!



Coral Blusher



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Since contouring takes so much of your time, add dimension and a pop of flush on your face with a touch of blush. Opt for a peach or coral shade for a natural flush on the apples of cheeks. On special days, apply a hint of bronzer or wake up extra early so you can do a little contouring. 


Mascara



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Make your eyes look alive and your lashes more luscious with a curling or volumizing mascara. Also make sure to wear a waterproof mascara for extra hot days so it won't melt and drag down your eyes throughout your school day.  



Eyebrow Pencil



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Look more put together by shaping your brows using a your natural brown shade. Follow your brows' natural shape and gently filling in any gaps with light strokes. Remember not to overdo your brows to keep your look simple and wearable through a school-day.



Moisturising Lipstick or Tinted Lip Balm



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Since you're going to be applying lip balm anyway, why not opt for a tinted one instead? This will give you natural layer of tint that's close to your lip's natural shade while still giving you plump, moisturised lips for the whole day. However, if you really need and want that extra coverage, use a hydrating or moisturising lipstick in natural shades of peach, pink, or beige. 



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As a brand that encourages a life filled with health and happiness, Swisse, Australia’s #1 Multivitamin brand is supporting Singapore’s mission for a happier, healthier nation.


So Swisse has joined in on the Singapore National Day festivities by gathering both its local and world-renowned brand ambassadors – including Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman, and MasterChef Australia judge, Chef George Calombaris – in a celebratory video delivering each of their personal well-wishes and congratulations to the people of Singapore.




Radek Sali, the CEO of Swisse, also shares a few words for SG50: 


“Happy 50th Birthday, Singapore! Our mission at Swisse is to provide people across the globe a healthy life full of happiness, and it’s a joy that we have been able to do so in this fine country since launching here in March this year. We wish to continue to grow together with Singapore, to even greater heights and success, enabling as many Singaporeans as possible to celebrate life every day! I would like to personally wish all the best and a lifetime of health and happiness to everyone in Singapore!” – Radek Sali


Happy 50th Birthday, Singapore! 

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There are very few things that come close to the joy of finding a great product that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. And beauty insiders know that you’re quite likely to find many such products at your local drugstore. We’ve sussed out the hidden gems in the drugstore beauty aisles to bring you great products that don’t come with a hefty price tag. 


Here are 9 beauty products that won't break the bank.


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Maybelline New York City Collection 




The brand’s mascaras are a firm favourite at the Clozette HQ, and we’re pretty certain we’ll be adding the Mega Plush Mascara to the list as well. It’s Maybelline’s first gel-mousse, waterproof mascara with waxes that are easier on your lashes so they are less ‘crunchy’. The patented Flexor Brush is extra soft and easily coats each hair for va-va-voom lashes. Other favourites from this collection include the Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer that contains Goji Berries and Haloxyl to tackle dark circles and puffiness, and the Nudes Palette that allows you to create a number of looks with 12 shadows that include bold beiges, sultry sands, brazen bronzes, and over the top taupes.

OPI ColorPaint Blendable Nail Lacquer 




Nail art is a great way to show off your unique personality and OPI’s newest collection allows you to do just that. The ColorPaint Blendable Nail Lacquers are semi-translucent, buildable nail lacquers that can be easily layered to create inimitable designs. Start with the silver base that illuminates the subsequent layers, and swoosh, swirl or dot on vibrant colours to create a truly one-of-a-kind design.  



La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-light Invisible Mist SPF 50+ 




Suncreen should always be a priority and we love this spray version from La Roche-Posay that helps us protect even the hard to reach places. The fine mist is feather-light and sets to a matte, non-greasy, non-sticky finish. Bonus: You can spray it over your makeup when you need to reapply your sunscreen. 



Dr Morita Four Heavenly Kings 




Sit back and relax while these heavenly masks from Dr Morita do all the work. Pick from the Hyaluronic Acid Essence Mask (moisturising), the Whitening Mask, Repair Essence Ultra Slim Facial Mask, SYN-AKE Essence Facial Mask (firming), depending on your skin’s needs. With key ingredients like raw hyaluronic acid, tranexamic acid to inhibit melanin production, snail extract and venom peptides respectively they promise to keep your skin soft, supple and firm. 



Rimmel 60 Seconds Super Shine Nail Polish 




Get glossy nails in a jiffy with Rimmel’s latest offering that combines a base coat, colour and a glossy top coat in a single swipe. The ultra-precise brush makes it easy to achieve a professional finish that promises to not to chip or fade for at least 10 days. And with 30 shades – 11 of which were designed in collaboration with none other than Rita Ora – the only problem is choosing just one. 



Bio-essence Extra Strength Face Lifting Cream with Royal Jelly & ATP




Ideal for those looking to firm and nourish mature skin, the lightweight moisturiser features key ingredients like Royal Jelly that encourages natural skin cell renewal, Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), which provides energy to the cells, and Bio Face Lift that includes Bio Rice Fermentation Essence to help boost firmness and lift the skin. 



L’Oréal Paris Extraordinary Oil Hair Care 




Specially formulated for Asian hair this shampoo, conditioner and mask trio helps nourish and smooth hair to make it strong, soft, shiny and manageable. A blend of six flower oils - Lotus, Tiare, Rose, Flax, Chamomile and Sunflower oils – the shampoo helps clean the scalp without striping it of its natural oils, while the conditioner and mask penetrate the hair to nurture and strengthen locks.  



Toni&Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe Dry Shampoo Series  



While the Cleanse Dry Shampoo remains an all-time favourite, Toni&Guy have added four new varieties to their range of dry shampoos. The Classic Perfect Tease Dry Shampoo will help you create mega volume for an ultra-glam ’do; the Casual Matt Texture Dry Shampoo refreshes your hair so you’re party ready in a matter of seconds; the Glamour Sky High Volume Dry Shampoo creates body by lifting roots – great when you need to back-comb for some drama and the Creative Express Reboost Dry Shampoo revives day-old hairstyles.



Dr LeWinn’s Eternal Youth Day & Night Cream 




Formulated with diamond and black pearl extract this luxurious anti-ageing cream doesn’t come with a hefty price tag. It also features Juvefoxo that rewinds the ageing process, Vitamin A to encourage cell renewal and PatcH20 to provide intense moisturisation so you can maintain (or regain) your youthful complexion. 


You can shop all these beautiful beauty products at your local Watsons stores in Singapore. 



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