7 Cult Classic Makeup Must-Haves | Clozette

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Tried and tested, reviewed and raved about-- these cult makeup items are here to stay and keep us looking extra flawless without letting us down. We've done the research and testing for you to have the best makeup products ever made. With these classic makeup items lying around, you're destined to create that flawless look you've always wanted, and you'll never have to worry about whether they'll look good on you or not.


Know the best makeup products out there and never ever waste money on anything again with these 7 makeup items! 


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L'Oreal True Match Foundation


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When it comes to finding the perfect shade for you, L'Oreal has got you covered. With 33 warm, neutral, & cool shades to choose from, who wouldn't wonder why it's the world's no.1 foundation? Aside from that, this drugstore product seems to have aced anything when it comes to complexion makeup. Their line of foundation, concealers, powders, and blushes has been praised for being super blendable, lightweight, and gives you that natural glow without the cost of an arm or a leg.  

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz & Dipbrow Pomade



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It doesn't matter if you're a pomade type or pencil type of girl, Anastasia Beverly Hills has perfected both formulas. It’s great for anyone who likes a polished, perfectly groomed eyebrow. The pencil allows you to create that precise look of actual brow hairs and a strong shape that still looks natural. The pomade, if used with a really effective brush, can give you the most flawless arch every girl dreams of.



Nars Blush in Orgasm



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The said blush has been hailed as the universal blush fit for various skin tones. It gives you a natural flush with a few strokes and its shimmery powder gives a luminescent, healthy glow. And to be honest, almost all Nars blushes are worth giving a try, so go ahead and splurge on this, you'll never regret it! 



Hourglass Holiday 2015 Ambient Lighting Palette



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For strobing fans out there, this Hourglass palette is the one for you. This limited edition palette features the new Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder, an illuminating powder to create the perfectly highlighted face. It includes six shades: Iridescent Strobe Light, Luminous Flush, Mood Exposure, Luminous Bronze Light, Dim Light, and Diffused Light. It's an all-around palette with rose, champagne, plum, peach, tan and bronze highlighters. You can't go wrong with this one. 



Urban Decay Naked Palettes



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There are a lot of things Urban Decay has perfected and one of these (or 4 of these? hello, Naked Smoky) are their Naked Palettes. They currently have 4, the frist one being a warm-toned neutral palette, the second one is a cool-toned neutral palette, the third one is rose gold-toned neutral palette, and the fourth one is an all-out smoky eyeshadow palette. If you can only have one palette in your life then it should be either one of these. They are extremely creamy, pigmented, and long-lasting. Plus, the colour combinations of matte and shimmery are always on point! 



Maybelline Mascaras


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Maybelline is another drugstore brand that is found in every girl's makeup stash. It can be anything from the dream satin foundation, fit me concealer, or their hypersharp eyeliner; but we're betting on their mascaras! The Great Lash Mascara was the star of the show for a long time, but Maybelline has tons to choose from that delivers 99% satisfaction rate depending on what your lashes need. Overall, their formula doesn't clump, gives you luscious lashes, and doesn't budge throughout the day! 



MAC Matte Lipsticks


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MAC Matte Lipsticks had a rough start as people said the formula was too drying. But they listened to the demands of their consumers and came up with a new formula that's rich and velvety for plump yet matte lips. The classic shades to have are: Ruby Woo, Viva Glam V, Stone, Up The Amp, Half and Half, Lady Danger, and Rebel. 


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Cold weather is definitely ready to take on the latter months of the year so you must be ready to update your skincare routine! Even if the raindrops and gloomy vibe are comforting, the cold weather is actually harsher to your skin. Plus, it makes us susceptible to colds and cough that may lead to other illnesses.


Keep your skin (and yourself) in tip top shape this season with these 5 skincare tips! 


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Update Your Moisturiser



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Ditch your summer creams and gels and find a multitasking moisturiser for your skin type that gently sloughs off dry, dead skin cells, while also locking in moisture. You may also opt for a body and face oil or oil-based creams. It's more effective in creating protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than a cream or lotion.

Avoid Harsh Chemicals



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The last thing you want is to get skin irritation from uber dry skin. Avoid this by using gentler formulas for your face and body. If possible, go fragrance-free and dye-free to avoid irritants found in everyday products. Also, you may have to ease up on facial exfoliating to further avoid irritating your skin. Lastly, veer away from harsh soap and deodorants if you can and opt for mild, fragrance-free cleansers.



Apply Lotion Everywhere 



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Over moisturising is still a big no-no during cold weather. However, make the most of your once or twice a day lotion routine by applying it--everywhere. This inlcudes the back of your knees, your elbows, and even the soles of your feet. Your hands should also get extra TLC by moisturung them every time after washing. This will ensure smooth and healthy skin throughout the cold weather season. 



Hydrate Inside



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The classic principle of what you put inside your body shows outside also applies this season. Avoid unhealthy eating and drink your 8-12 glasses of water per day. A hydrated and helathy body will make your skin happy and keep you immune from the lurking viruses the cold weather brings. 



Wear Comfier Clothes



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Time to get realistic and avoid skimpy and super fit outfits that may cause skin irritation. Opt for loose clothes and layer on clothing to add a bit of warmth to your body for it to retain its moisture. Don't worry, you still look stylish as ever! 


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Just like your shoes, your lipstick can make or break your whole makeup look. It's a vital step that seals your MOTD together and the last thing you want is for it to keep coming off, especially when you're somewhere fancy and glam. Aside from buying long-wearing lipsticks, there are other ways to keep your lipstick intact for hours and hours to save you from the shame of a sudden "naked" lip. 


Remember to keep your lipstick from wearing off with these 5 easy steps and beauty hacks so you'll never deal with a (literally) nude lip ever again!


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Step 1: Prime Your Lips



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Your lips may just be a small space on your face but you must treat like how you would your base makeup. Before you apply that swatch of lip colour, make sure it's moisturised with a lip balm for a smooth and plump canvas. When it's about time to move on to the next step, dab a small amount of foundation on your lips as a primer for your lipsticks so it sticks better and the colour payoff is more vivid.   

Step 2: Use a Lip Liner



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Lip liners are basically like your pre-lipstick shade so it's best to buy them in colours that are similar to your existing lipstick shades. Instead of just lining the edge of your lips for a more precise lip shape, apply it all over the lips like a base for your lippie. You can even use a different colour to mix it with another lip shade creating an entirely new colour! 


Step 3: Layer Your Lip Colours



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After your lip liner, you can go "artiste" mode and layer different lip colours and formulas. We suggest a lip stain, lip stick, and then liquid lipstick or a lip gloss. Stains are absorbed better by the lips thus creating a longer-lasting tint on. Accentuate it with your favorite lipstick shade and then enhance it with either a liquid lipstick or lip gloss. Give it time to set and appreciate your work of art. 



Step 4: Blot Your Lipstick



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After layering all those gorgeous colours, remove the excess by blotting it with tissue paper between your lips. Press your lips together with the tissue paper in between your top and lower lip so the excess colours won't smudge all over. This also pushes in the colours on your lip so it clings on better. 



Step 5: Set with Powder or Blush



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Last but not the least, set your lipstick colour with face of blush powder. Yeap, just like your base makeup your lipstick colour also needs a finishing touch. You can either tap it directly with a beauty blender or use tissue paper over your lips and then apply the powder with a blush brush. This gives a matte finish as well for a longer-lasting colour! 


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