Bad Beauty Habits We Have — And How To Leave Them Behind | Clozette

When you look back on the first time you ever fell in love with makeup, it's easy to see how much you've grown when it comes to creating a look or choosing the right products. But in between an on-the-go lifestyle and catching some rest, one thing that some of us can't move on from is saying goodbye to our bad beauty habits. 

As much as we want to say that we're already past the whole 'major beauty blunder' phase, there are times when old habits sneak back in once in a while, and we get reminded the next morning that we've been quite bad to our skin for succumbing to these beauty no-no's. 

So as we welcome a fresh start in 2017, we are listing down some of the most common bad beauty habits some of us have, and we're also giving you our top tips on how to put a stop to them ASAP. 


Sleeping with makeup on

Yes, we're starting this list with the biggest and worst beauty sin that we can commit. We even use exhaustion as an excuse. 

We admit that after a long, hard day, heading off to bed as soon as we reach home sounds like the best idea. But before you hit the hay with a face full of makeup, always remember that your skin will definitely hate you the next morning for it. Making sure your skin looks radiant and glowing for the busy day ahead will be twice as time-consuming as when you simply spare a couple of minutes cleansing before you go to bed. 

Our best tip? Always keep makeup remover wipes in your bag and give your face a swipe on your way home (especially if you're stuck in traffic and have nothing else to do in the car). 

Tugging at your lids when putting on eye makeup

Do you spend all that money and time on making sure you don't get crow's feet under your eyes but somehow feel like it's not working? Maybe it's because you keep on tugging at your lids or the skin around your eye when putting on eye makeup. 

The area surrounding the eyes has sensitive skin, and having the habit of tugging at it constantly makes the skin lose its elasticity. One great trick we learned from YouTube beauty guru Jeffree Star? Use the pointy end of your dry beauty blender or makeup sponge to adjust the skin just enough for you to fill in your lids, waterline, or lower lash line with eye makeup. This prevents you from using too much force as you do when tugging using your finger.

Forgetting to wash your makeup brushes

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Brushes are essential in making sure that your makeup look is flawless and on point. But just like you, they also need a day off. Not giving them their much-needed cleaning makes them accumulate bacteria that transfer to your skin, not to mention potentially ruin the material of your brushes in the long run. 

But no need to feel like they'll get in the way of your weekend relaxation — experts and beauty enthusiasts agree that cleaning them once or twice a month is enough. Plus, there are two simple ways you can do it: quick-dry or wet wash. The first option is done by simply using a makeup brush cleanser of your choice that is available in the same place you buy your makeup, and the second option is done by using warm water and a gentle shampoo or mild bar soap to do the rinsing. 

Using expired makeup

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The last thing to make it to this list is probably the one that you should never do but might have done without even knowing it: using expired makeup. 

We all know how expensive some of our favourite products can be. And if you have a growing collection, then chances are you don't use some of the products you have as often as others. But if you decided to declutter your beauty collection and yet would still want to hold on to some of the products you have in your stash, think again! Expired makeup can do damage to your skin and can even be toxic in the long run. So make sure you keep the chart above in mind and toss out an expired makeup product soon (no matter how painful that can be *sobs*) for your own good. 



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The new year has just started, but there have already been many interesting things that piqued our curiosity and excited us. If you haven't been keeping yourself up to date with the latest, don't worry because we've got your back. Here's your weekly dose of noteworthy bits from the worlds of beauty, fashion, and lifestyle.


Golden Globes Goddesses

The 2017 Golden Globe Awards happened early this week, and we couldn't help but marvel at the amazing dresses and looks sported by Hollywood's brightest stars. They're all gorgeous, but we were wowed by Emma Stone, Lily Collins, and Evan Rachel Wood. Whose looks were your favorites?  

Hot stuff from RED Valentino

RED Valentino has given a preview of their Spring/Summer 2017 collection, and it's bright and wonderful. Taking a cue from seascapes, the collection showcases cascades of blues and golds. 

P.S. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram so you can take a peek at collections like this with us.


A futuristic-looking beauty gadget

Skin Inc's Optimizer Voyage Blue

Moving on to beauty: The future is now, friends. There have been lots of cool beauty gadgets released in the past, but Skin Inc's Optimizer Voyage is truly something that looks and, we're told, works magnificently.

Bye, Shu Uemura

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The brand, which is known for its cleansing oil and famed eyelash curler, is saying goodbye to the Philippines. Fans can stock up on their favorites from the brand until April 30, when their last store in the country, located at Power Plant Mall, closes.  


Get a Revenge Body with Khloe

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If getting fit is one of your goals for this year, here's something that might boost your motivation. Watch as Khloe Kardashian share the story behind her Revenge Body and push people into getting theirs. The show will premiere on E! on January 17.

Hey, beautiful

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With all the lows that 2016 brought, it's only fitting that we start the new year with more positive acts. You never know how much a little compliment can brighten up someone's day. Just take a look at these people who were told they are beautiful.



The holidays aren't over yet. The Chinese New Year is happening soon, and the festivities are coming again. Now, what better way to document the happy occasion than sharing it on Instagram? Send the good vibes of the new lunar year to your feed and share joy. If you’re not sure on how you can make your posts for the celebration special, here are some ideas to get you going.


Festive Snacks

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What's a celebration without food? We've all been guilty of sharing photos of our meals at one point or another, so why not do the same when there are tons of festive snacks around to be photographed? To bring good luck to different aspects of life for the New Year, the Chinese eat different kinds of foods. So don't hesitate to spread the luck and well wishes when you post a photo of the festive snack you're having.

Shades of Red

In Chinese culture, red is an auspicious colour. Get prepped for success by greeting the New Year with an image that has a pop of red in it. It could be anything, but beauty products are always good subjects. The SK-II Facial Treatment Essence now comes in a multi-coloured Phoenix limited edition design – inspired by Suminagashi art – just in time for CNY. Looking for your pop of red? This bottle of miracle water will definitely stand out in any feed – not to mention that it works wonders for the skin.


A Skin-Prepped Selfie

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Celebrating Chinese New Year means another bout of festive gatherings, and that also means putting your best face forward. Be confident in your skin by making sure that you stick to a good routine and use products that are tried and tested to bring outstanding results, like the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. It isn't the brand's signature product for nothing. The famed Facial Treatment Essence makes skin radiantly beautiful by reducing the appearance of wrinkles, making spots less visible, refining skin texture, improving skin's firmness and giving you a covetable glow. Once you're confident in your look – good lighting or not – snap away.

Something New

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The Chinese believe that donning new clothes from head to toe symbolises a fresh start for the New Year. Whether it’s a new dress you just bought, or the shoes you plan on wearing on your new adventures, strut your stuff in your new gear and share an image of something new on you.


A Family Photo

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The Chinese New Year, just like any other holiday, is best celebrated with family. It's a time to gather and look back on the year that was and look ahead at all the wonderful things to come. Gather the people you hold dear, freeze the moment via a photo, and share it for the world to see.