A Holiday MOTD Inspired By Maison Kitsuné | Clozette

(cover photo from lystraaaa)


For years, Maison Kitsuné has managed to combine the fashion aesthetics of Paris and Tokyo, an innovator of ‘East meets West’. Its fashion collections are known for reinventing classic pieces and mixing them with a bold range of colours, prints, and materials. And from fashion to beauty, it has begun to dip its toes into the beauty world by launching an exclusive collaboration with beauty giant Shu Uemura for this year’s holiday collection!

And with all the gorgeous, festive colours in the line, it’s definitely putting us in the holiday mood! So if you need a little holiday MOTD inspiration for Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve, or for any late night celebration you’re attending, keep reading below to find out how you can recreate this bold holiday makeup look, using items from the Maison Kitsuné for Shu Uemura collection!


(photo from KireiMakeup)


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Brows



Known for their amazing brow pencils, start off the look by defining your eyebrows with the Hard Formula Seal Brown 02 brow pencil in light, hairlike strokes! This pencil is unlike any you will have ever used as it only releases its colour pigment when it gets in contact with the oils in your brow hairs! Its unique angled shape will guarantee you full, bushy brows every time!

Eyes



For the star of the show, take the light blue shade of the collection’s Indigo Eye and Cheek Palette and apply it all over the lids for a wash of colour. Next, take the royal blue shade and brush it on your eye’s crease, focusing on the outer ‘V’ of your eye. For extra definition, blend a little of the gray color on the outer edge for a more elongated look. Take the white shimmery shade and dust on the inner corners of your eyes for that wide awake look!

For a smokier, grungey look, take the Play & Remix Drawing Pencil in M Indigo and apply it all over you lower lashline. Finish off the eyes with coats and coats of the Petal Lash Mascara and you have a party-ready, gorgeous blue smokey eye!


Cheeks



Since the eye is so bold, we wouldn’t want the blush to overpower anything. So just take the peachy blush shade in the Indigo Eye and Cheek Palette and lightly dust it on the apples of your cheeks for a natural, glowy flush!


Lips



And for the lips, instead of going for a classic nude (which is a staple when it comes to smokey eyes), apply a very light wash of the Laque Sparkler in Fleur Shine for a beautiful tinted, glossy pink lip! Because it’s so light, it won’t look like it’s contradicting the eyeshadow. If you feel that your lip colour is still too opaque or pink, just blot your lips and pat them with your finger tips after to really let the colour sink in and let it mesh with your lips’ natural hue!

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Which makeup product do you love from the Maison Kitsuné for Shu Uemura collection? Let us know in the comments below!

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When it comes to picking out the perfect highlighter to add to our makeup collection, we love turning to a selection of tried-and-tested favourites that our Community has loved through the years.

So if you're looking to get a new highlighter in time to add a glow to your holiday makeup, we've made a Beauty Quiz out of the finalists in the Highlighter Category of our recent Clozette Beauty Awards 2015

Take our quiz to see which highlighter you should be getting based on your personality!

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On an ideal day, when you look out the window, what do you see? 

a) Clear, mid-cloudy sky with a light burst of sunshine
b) The sunset
c) Light showers with a dash of sunshine
d) Bright and Sunny—the perfect summer day
e) Sweater weather






On a weekend, who are you usually seen with?

a) Friends from work
b) The love of your life
c) Your best friend
d) On a date with someone new
e) Friends from High School






RESULTS

If you answered mostly (a): You're meant for the....
Lancôme Teint Miracle Instant Pen


While you may be the time who likes the finer things in life, you also like convenience and a quick, fuss free routine to match your active lifestyle. You want your highlighter to be easy to apply, adding just a touch of brightness to the face without being too shimmery or cakey. Since you're always on the go, rushing from work meetings to cocktails with your girlfriends, you also want your highlighter to be small enough to fit even your smallest purses, perfect for that quick touch-up through the day.


RESULTS

If you answered mostly (b):  You're meant for the....
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder




You're all about achieving a glow that makes you look like you're not trying too hard. After all, you're looking to impress with a natural glow that looks great under any light--perfect for those up-close date-night moments. You are also definitely the type who basks in the mood of romance, loving that image of one day walking along the beach during sunset with your soul mate.


RESULTS

If you answered mostly (c): You're meant for....
Benefit High Beam



You're all about routine and keeping loyal to a glow that's been tried and tested through the years--having proved itself to give you that perfect glow anytime, anywhere. You also don't want to be spending too much time on your makeup, so this is perfect for those dab-go-and-glow moments. After all, there are more important things in life than just sitting in front of the mirror perfecting your makeup. You want to be ready in a jiffy and see the world!


RESULTS

If you answered mostly (d):  You're meant for....
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

You're the type who loves to glow with all the fun things in life. You're all about looking camera-ready to capture all the best moments in life, so you need that type of glow that can easily take you from a chill wine night with friends, to a fun night of dancing at the hippest clubs in town. Life is a party and you're set to make sure your cheeks are looking bright and glowy to match your sunny disposition.


RESULTS

If you answered mostly (e):  You're meant for the....
Etude House Happy Ending Belle Rose Cheek Blusher



You're low maintenance and love multi-tasking. So what if this is technically a blusher--it also surprisingly gives your cheek a nice subtle highlight perfect for when you need to quickly give yourself a healthy flush of colour without having to use multiple products. 

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Which highlighter product did you get? Share your results in the comments below!

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(cover photo from Dominique_Tiu)


While the childhood notion of brushing our hair 100 times a day may have worked when we were younger, it may no longer be enough. After all the treatments, colourings, and chemical treatments we’ve done to our hair over the years, what was once smooth and tangle-free, now feels dry, brittle, and lifeless. Don’t be scared, because we know how you feel!

So to help you on your way to getting voluminous, bouncy hair again, we asked our Clozette Ambassadors to share some of their hair tips with us, and here’s what they had to say!

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Tip #1: Use A Leave-On Cream



"Do you need to your style your hair for an impromptu meeting with a client? Or do you need a quick fix for an instant night out? A [Leave-On Cream] is an instant fix to your everyday hair emergencies. Just apply with a small coin-sized amount and spread across your palms, work the cream evenly into your hair from root to tips—and voila, your hair becomes noticeably more beautiful in just one application!”

Tip #2: Give Heat A Rest



“If there is no special occasion or event, I just normally use a fan to dry my hair. If not, I’ll pick one that I wanted to use for the day; it could be a hair dryer or a flat iron. For me to avoid having damaged and dry hair, do not forget to reduce the temperature of your styling equipment.”



Tip #3: Stick To Holy-Grail Products



“There are a lot of new conditioners out in the market. Yes, I tried the other conditioners but I keep on coming back with the one I have tried and tested... My hair has gotten softer, smoother and more beautiful than ever. I realized that there’s no point on changing my conditioner, because Cream Silk never fails to make my hair soft, smooth and scented all day long.”



Tip #4: Go For Your Trusted Brands



“Been a Cream Silk user since high school and it gave nothing but the utmost care to my tresses ’til present! So if you want to take your beauty to the next level, too, try out the reformulated Stand Out Straight conditioner for softer, beautiful and more manageable hair!”



Tip #5: Treat Your Hair On The Go



“Before leaving the cab and entering my next event, I smoothen my hair with Creamsilk, giving it instant shine #AnytimeAnywhere. I can let my hair down all day, because it felt lighter, and looks great as is! It also has a light, non-distracting scent.”



Tip #6: Care For Your Coloured Hair



“[It] has been five years ago since I first got my hair colored and up until today, I still do. So can you imagine how dry and damaged my hair is by now?...However, this dilemma has been considered done and over with as I discovered Cream Silk’s Daily Treatment Conditioner Dry Rescue. They have fused the effective ingredients responsible for the smoothness and the hydrating power that both conditioners and hair treatments give. What’s more, it has Vitaboost Complex, which rescues hair from dryness and transforms even the driest of locks (like mine!) to the beyond beautiful hair that each and every Filipina desires and deserves to have.”


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Want to win Cream Silk Gift Packs for you and a friend so you both can start off the new year with damage-free hair?

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