9 Beauty Products That Don’t Break The Bank | Clozette

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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Whether you're prepping for Singapore's upcoming National Day celebrations, or if you're just in the mood to rock a unique eyeshadow look for the weekend, we've put together three looks to try. After all, being creative with your makeup is all about applying and blending your eyeshadow colours to perfectly complement your outfit.


So spend the weekend playing around with your makeup and rocking these 3 eyeshadow looks.


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Sultry & Sophisticated Evening Makeup Tutorial

by Lauren Curtis



If you'll be spending the weekend celebrating Singapore #SG50, why not go all-out? Go for a sultry, sophisticated eyeshadow look that will go well with glamorous red and white ensembles. The focus of the look is more on the eye's outer crease which is balanced out by that bold red lip. 

Chit Chat - Pop Of White Eyeliner! ♡ Stila Luxe Palette 

by Shaaanxo




If you want to pair a white MOTD with a red OOTD then go ahead! Experiment with eyeliner and try lining your upper lashline with white instead of black, and your lower water line with black instead of white. Balance out the entire look with a peachy nude lipstick, luscious lashes, and a finishing touch of glitters on the eyes. 



Easy Brown Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

by Tina Young



Wear a classy smokey eye makeup look by using brown shades instead of the usual black and grey shades. This is a dramatic look to pair with your day-to-night OOTD, perfect for the weekend's #SG50 celebration. Plus, it makes your eyes look wider and more glamorous. 



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Singapore’s 50th Birthday is a few days away and we're all psyched for the celebration in Clozette's hometown of Singapore. So in honour of this momentous occasion and the nation's colours, we've put together a list of all things red and white.


So get into that patriotic SG50 spirit and stand-up for Singapore by incorporating red and white in your homes, outfits, and even your hair and makeup! 


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Beauty Box




Marc Jacobs has something unique and fun to offer with their Dot Coffret set containing a perfume spray, lotion, and shower gel. The box and packaging is in red, white, and black and the whimsical design of the perfume bottle is something you'd go gaga for! 

Cool Gadget For Your Home


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If you feel like staying home then a cool-looking white and red cordless phone from Philips would be a great addition to your fashionable interiors. To add to that, it's comfortable, durable, and has superb sound quality.



White Heels


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White heels may not be the most popular choice for an everyday OOTD, but since it is a special day, why not? Wearing white is also a statement in itself. You can pair it with a monochrome outfit or match it with red accessories for a chic SG50 look!



Red Bag



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Charles & Keith has just launched a limited edition SG50 bag that features a bold shade of red, synonymous with the nation’s state colour. It's a boxy messenger bag with contrast black piping and edgy metal hardware detail is perfect for both your casual and glam looks. 



Red Lipstick



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Of course, the most effortless choice is to wear a red lippie! Pick a bright red or true red shade for an eye-catching pout. Amp it up a notch by wearing white eyeshadow blended together with grey or brown shades for a classic, muted eye look.



Red Beauty Products


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You can literally wear red on your skin by putting on a skincare product that's made from red ingredients. Estee Lauder's Nutritious range is made from 8 antioxidants, the main one being pomegranate, a red fruit that is chock-full of antioxidants! 



Red Hair



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Bold enough for colour? Why not get your hair ready for National Day by adding red streaks! Whether you go for subtle streaks of red, to a full-on bright red colour all over, you'll definitely look pumped and ready to celebrate SG50.



Little Red Dress



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Last but not the least, a full red and white outfit! Since it's a special celebration, take your classy little red dress for a spin around Singapore while wearing your white shoes. It's also a perfect day-to-night look to wear at a sophisticated event celebrating the nation's birthday.



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