A Modern Woman’s Beauty Essentials | Clozette

The subject of juggling multiple roles is no longer uncommon. Today, the modern woman takes on various identities or responsibilities by choice, not by force, because of her desire for “more” – whether it is to enrich or to empower herself.

Take Singaporean digital influencer, Francesca Tan, for instance. The multiple-role woman divides her time between a modelling and a real estate career. One thing’s for sure though, this modern woman may be constantly on the go, but she never forgets to take care of herself.

Watch the video above as Francesca takes us through a day in her hectic life. Plus: find out how you can win a set of SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence for yourself!

On being a modern woman…

“It is so tiring. But I just have to do it because I don’t want to stop modelling at all. Modelling was good, but I wanted something more. I wanted to try something different and step out of my comfort zone. I guess you can call this changing my destiny! I wanted to push myself to do something that I’ve never thought of doing, like real estate. At the same time, I wanted something that’s flexible so I can manage my time between photo shoots and real estate.”

On taking care of herself beauty-wise…

“Having a beauty routine is a habit to me. I have a skincare routine that I follow everyday. To me, it’s neither an extra step nor does it take any extra effort at all. Just because I’m always on-the-go does not mean I should sacrifice my well-being in any way!”

On her beauty essentials…

“Cleanse, tone, moisturise – you just can’t miss these three steps. On top of that, to combat skin dullness, I need my eye cream, SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence and the iconic Facial Treatment Essence.

The SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence helps with targeting spots and really brightens up my skin so it appears more radiant – especially important when I’m often out and about. It’s rich and moisturising at the same, plus it absorbs right into my skin very quickly.

I also use the Facial Treatment Essence and I recently got acquainted with the spray format. It’s so convenient and a great pick-me-up in between shoots and client meetings.

For makeup, it’s definitely going to be my trusty concealer and brow pencil! I’m really into highlighting recently as well and I just want to add some highlights everywhere. With its spot treatment and brightening power, the GenOptics Aura Essence really works to enhance my highlights even more. A huge bonus is that it smells heavenly!”


Leave a comment with the name of the modern woman in your life and tell us why she inspires you to stand a chance to win a set of SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence!

*Giveaway ends 30 April 2017, 11:59PM. Open to Singapore residents only.



Here at Clozette, we love learning about new beauty products, upcoming fashion releases and cool new things that are meant to improve our lifestyles. So it’s not unusual that we’ve already set our sights on and have created a list of things we want to get our hands on. 

With that, we’d like to introduce you to a new series, #ClozetteCovets, where we share what goodies we are lusting over and would love to nab. This month, we're all about freshness. Take a look at our picks.


Creative Director

"I'm setting my eyes on the new stacking rings from the Pandora spring collection. I'm a ring lover so I cannot wait to get them on my fingers! Apart from that, I am also quite enamoured with the side detailing of the collection. I also like that some of them are pastel-hued while others are a bit more bold, making them perfect for mixing and matching. The rings are also versatile in such a way that you can choose to show the band part or the crystal part depending on the look you're going for. I also appreciate that they are modern-looking as I don't like overly feminine, sweet floral accessories." 



"This COS 10 Collection cotton poplin shirt dress is part of the 10-piece capsule collection created for the 10th anniversary of COS, one of my favourite shopping boutiques! Designed with Japanese influences in mind, this is a staple piece with a twist – its versatile fabric belt lets you style up in various ways. Definitely one for keeps!"



"Fun fact: I never leave the house without a pen and notebook (or a piece of paper I can scribble on). It’s a habit I formed when I was younger and very eager to document every moment of my life. While I no longer have the urge to write down everything that happened in my day, bringing a pen and notebook does come in handy when I need to take note of things. So, yes, a pen is a must! And you can just imagine how excited I was when I learned about the new Pilot Juice Up pens. I’m already set on getting one… or two… or all twenty-two!"


Features Writer and Campaign Executive

"For as long as I can remember, I've always been obsessed with lip care. I have really chapped lips and I look pale and sickly with them bare, so lipsticks are always my go-to. That's why my top pick for this month is By Terry Baume's De Rose Lip Care, which has highly concentrated shea butter, essential Rose wax, ceramides, vitamin E and hyaluronic acid spheres that promise moisture and protection for my lips. This can definitely act as the perfect primer before I swipe on my favourite lippie."


Campaign Executive

"I love the LANEIGE White Dew Original Ampoule Essence as it lightens my dark spots and brightens my dull complexion! I have combination to oily skin and the essence's lightweight formula works great for the humidity that we experience all year round. It does not leave me looking too oily by the end of the day. This product has reached holy grail status in my books!"


P.S. We're also looking forward to getting one — or all — of these new beauty releases.



Chasing dreams in big cities is what most modern women find themselves doing these days. While the idea of getting closer to our career goals is exciting, the struggles we face on a daily basis in order to achieve them are not. Aside from the many challenges we encounter at work, we are also faced with the dilemma that concerns not just us but everyone living in a metropolis — pollution. 

It’s a good thing then that there are now beauty products that help protect our skin from pollution. But did you know which brand started it all? Clarins. They’re the pioneers in the game, and they’re back with new products that aim to not only enhance a woman’s beauty and protect the skin from pollution but also give long-lasting skincare benefits.

Clarins Makeup was launched again in Singapore last Friday, and we’re already eyeing a few products from their offerings. Here they are. 

Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch

This makeup base promises to give us smooth skin with reduced appearance of pores — just what we want! The good thing about this base is that it can be used on its own, so if you don’t feel like wearing foundation, definitely give this a try.

Fix Makeup

We’re going to seal the deal with this face mist that’s enriched with aloe vera extract and allantonin that moisturises the skin. It also contains grapefruit extract and organic rose water for an invigorating feel.

Mascara Supra Volume

Makeup with skincare benefits? Sign us up. And that’s exactly what this part-makeup, part-skincare product promises. This mascara doesn’t lengthen your lashes only when you apply it but you’ll also see growth over time.


Ready to try this revolutionary line? Clarins Makeup is available online on their website and at major retailers including Takashimaya, Tangs, Robinsons, Metro, and Isetan.