While some people are busy cleaning out their closets to make space for their latest 2017 pieces, and others are thinking about how to be healthier and more active in the New Year, we are thinking about the various beauty products we want to cop before the year ends (and when the year begins).
If you’re already making your list of must-buy items, why not consider adding these ones in there? Not only were they given the Clozette stamp-of-approval at the latest Clozette Beauty Awards 2016 – whether you love a minimalist approach to your makeup look, or a full-on glam one – all of these products will cater to your beauty needs.
So keep reading below to see the award-winning beauty products that you ought to add into your makeup collection.
Soothing and smoothing, this lightweight primer works to soften your skin and reduce the look of fine lines and pores to help your makeup stay on all day. The best part? It’s suitable for all skin types.
Specialty Store: Benefit the POREfessional Face Primer
For silky smooth skin, the balm-like consistency of this primer fills in all your pores and fine lines for a smoother-than-smooth look. Infused with a vitamin E derivative, this translucent formula will also protect your skin from free radicals.
With patented colour technology, True Match will precisely match your skin tone and allow you to control your coverage and fine-tune it. Without oils, fragrances, and oil-clogging fillers, all you will end up with is radiant, flawless, and beautiful skin.
Specialty Store: Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation
Lasting through heat, sweat, and humidity, Double Wear’s 15-hour staying power prides itself in its flawless and natural-looking foundation that won’t smear or smudge on clothes and won’t change colours throughout the day.
Sweatproof, SPF 50+, and a long-lasting 12 hours; what else can a girl ask for from this ultra-affordable cushion foundation? Formulated with natural Jeju mineral powder, this long-wearing foundation won’t break you out and will protect your skin all day.
Specialty Store: Laneige BB Cushion
Makes your skin look matte outside but moisturised inside? It’s true. This famous BB Cushion brightens, smoothes, and blurs pores and uneven textures, resulting in a skin-like finish that’s dewy, even, and clean.
Instantly erases your dark circles for a radiant and refreshed look. This famous concealer is formulated with goji berry and Haloxyl which helps erase dark circles and fine lines, while visibly diminishing puffiness too for a smooth and bright eye area.
Specialty Store: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
A must-have for makeup artists and beauty junkies alike, this concealer provides medium-to-full coverage while correcting, concealing, highlighting, and perfecting your skin. Its multi-action formula and light-diffusing technology helps to correct imperfections, making it suitable for both blemishes and dark circles.
In just one coat, your lashes will look thicker and darker thanks to the mascara’s volume-plumping formula, which contains collagen to allow anyone to achieve a voluminous look, minus the clumps.
Specialty Store: Lancôme Hypnose Volumizing Mascara
Tired of having sparse lashes? Well, they are no match for this Lancôme mascara which increases volume up to six times. If you’re worried about a heavy, stiff finish, you don’t have to. Its formula will leave your lashes soft and supple.
Because of its ultra-thin applicator, the Hypersharp Liner lets you create exact and thin lines with easy control. Its carbon-black colour delivers a shine to intensely define your eyes, while remaining smudge-proof and sweat and water-resistant all day.
Specialty Store: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
It’s no wonder why this Bobbi Brown eyeliner is loved by everyone. It has the precision of a liquid liner but with the ease of a gel. It is also highly pigmented, easy to apply, smudgeproof, and longwearing.
Featuring 12 different shades from brazen bronzes to sultry sands to bold beiges, this palette is perfect for creating various daytime and smoky eye looks.
Specialty Store: Urban Decay NAKED3 Palette
The follow-up to the famous NAKED1 and NAKED2 palettes, the NAKED3 does not disappoint with its 12 never-before-seen rose-hued neutrals. Encased in a gorgeous art-school-inspired tin, you’ll be able to choose from every eyeshadow finish imaginable: from ultra-smooth mattes to gorgeous pearls and to glimmering metallics.
An innovative formula for fuller, darker, and bushier brows, when this brow tint is drawn on your eyebrows in your desired shape, dried, and peeled off, you’re left with nothing but perfect brows that will last for up to seven days!
Specialty Store: Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow
Formulated with tiny microfibers that adhere to your skin, the Gimme Brow volumises, tames, and tints your arches for a visibly thicker look that will resist water, sweat, and oil, while stay on for longer.
Adding a gorgeous flush of colour to your cheeks, this cute blush from Etude House has a blurring effect to reflect a healthy shine, absorbs excess sebum to maintain its fresh look, and contains a pigment to make sure it lasts all day and night.
Specialty Store: NARS Orgasm Blush
It’s so famous it’s been made into a lip gloss, multistick, and illuminator. Yes, we’re taking about the Orgasm Blush from NARS, and it’s easy to see why everyone loves it. It’s suitable for all skin tones, and depending on your undertones, the colour can come out either looking peach or pink with a beautiful luminosity to it – thanks to its soft shimmers.
Highlighting and contouring have never been easier as this Contour Duo from Etude House allows you to just swipe the two shades where you want to add dimension to your face, blend, and that's it.
Specialty Store: BECCA X Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop
The highlighter everyone wants, Champagne Pop allows you to amplify your natural radiance – whether you have a light, medium, or deep skin tone. Its buttery formula will easily glide over your skin for a sophisticated glow that will accentuate all the high points of your face.
Perfect for whenever you’re in the mood to give yourself that sun-kissed look or honeyed glow, the Matte Bronzer allows you to achieve a natural and healthy looking complexion.
Specialty Store: MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in “Give Me Sun!”
A slow-baked powder that provides a dimensional finish to your face, Give Me Sun is perfect for contouring your body too as it’s not too orange. Because of its blendable formula, it will suit both light and medium complexions.
Infused with a Triple Butter Complex, the Matte Balm delivers a burst of matte colour with a balm-like feel for a moisturised pout.
Specialty Store: MAC Lipstick
With a hundred different shades and all kinds of finishes, trust us, it’s definitely worth the hype. You, and everyone else, will definitely find your perfect shade(s) in MAC’s Lipstick collection.
The Biore Cleansing Wipes for you is soft, expandable, sturdy, and can remove even the most waterproof of mascaras. Plus, it’s extremely affordable and enriched with Hydrating Beauty Essence, so you can be sure that your skin is nourished while you’re removing every bit of your makeup.
Specialty Store: Shu Uemura Ultime8 Cleansing Oil
Infused with eight exquisite botanical oils, the Ultime8 Cleansing Oil not only effortlessly removing all makeup and impurities, it also delivers smoother, softer, and moisturised skin – the perfect way to remove your makeup after a long day.