The Beauty Lover's Guide To Surviving The World Cup | Clozette


The five-hour time difference between Moscow and this part of the globe may not seem much when compared to the 11-hour difference that we had to deal with last time when the World Cup was held in Brazil. But still, if you want to catch the final match of the day, it will be a bit late for bedtime. Watching reruns is always an option, but who could blame you for pulling an all-nighter if your favourite team is playing? Before you do, stock up on these beauty essentials first to prevent skin damage. 


A hydrating moisturiser



Guerlain Bee Glow Youth Moisturizer, SGD145/~USD107.31


Don't let your skin lose elasticity with all those late nights; charge up its hydration with an ultra-nourishing moisturiser. Try Guerlain's new and promising Bee Glow moisturiser. It contains Ouessant Honey and Royal Jelly, which are both potent ingredients that fight against dry skin. You can also use this the morning-after before applying makeup for a fresh look.


A soothing eye mask


The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Bouncy Eye Mask, SGD39.90/~USD29.53


The secret to looking lively after an all-nighter game-watching? Eye masks. It cares for your delicate undereye skin and can instantly give it a lifted look at the same time. It will also help prevent concealer from settling into the eyebags. For this, we recommend The Body Shop's Youth Bouncy Eye Mask, which has cucumber extract and plant stem cells, perfect for soothing tired skin around the eye area.


A softening lip balm


Acqua di Parma Arancia Di Capri Lip Balm, SGD29/~USD21.46


Lips can get dry as well, especially if you can't help but cheer every five minutes. Keep your puckers smooth and moisturised by applying a softening lip balm like Acqua di Parma's Arancia Di Capri Lip Balm from the latest Blu Mediterraneo collection. It's packed with nourishing shea butter and vitamin C. 


A revitalising mist



Pixi Beauty Vitamin Wakeup Mist, SGD22/~USD16.28


There's a good chance that you'll be tempted to stay in bed the next morning. So here's a handy trick: put a facial mist with a zesty fragrance in your bedside table. Spray some on your face instead of hitting the snooze button. Our pick is Pixi Beauty's Vitamin Wakeup Mist with arginine, which helps with collagen production to help repair any minor skin damage from staying up all night. 



A nourishing body oil


Supergoop! Sun-Defying Sunscreen Oil with Meadowfoam SPF 50, SGD49/~USD36.26 (sephora.sg)


Your body needs some caring, too! Switch your usual lotion for a more hydrating and nourishing body oil to maintain your supple skin. Go for Supergoop!'s Sun-Defying Sunscreen Oil. This antioxidant-rich formula provides a good broad-spectrum protection while working to rejuvenate skin. 


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The legendary Coco Chanel once said, "A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life." While we can't confirm whether or not the quote is true for the lovely women in our Community who have decided to cut their tresses, we can definitely say that the looks are chic and inspiring. Get ideas for your next haircut from the photos below.


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It goes without saying that our beauty rituals are done not just in an attempt to look and feel good but also as a way to protect our bodies from harmful factors. We already know how damaging the sun can be to our skin — now we also have air pollution and stress to battle with! — but sunscreens are not the only thing you can use to protect different parts of your body. Ahead, five unique kinds of beauty protection you should know about.


Prevent hair damage


On top of making sure that your hair is frizz-free and smooth, prioritise protecting it from damage. Did you know that our hair can actually get burnt from too much sun exposure and heat? Yes, even though you’re not at the beach. So make sure you use products that not only help make hair look good but also keep it protected for a long time.




Formulated with Pantene Pro-V Complex, the Pantene Pro-V Total Damage Care Shampoo and Pantene Pro-V 3 Minute Miracle Total Damage Care Conditioner make hair smooth, shiny and strong. Featuring a Pro-V Formula with Keratin Damage Blockers, the Pantene Pro-V line not only repairs the damage that’s already been done but also protects your hair from future damage. Plus, the 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner is formulated with an improved cationic polymer and up to 80% more conditioning ingredient, on top of Pantene’s Pro-V complex to reveal smooth and shiny hair in just three minutes.

Wear your polish




That’s right. Our nails can get damaged by the sun too. Did you know that too much UVA exposure can turn your nails yellow? More reason to not forget your ‘tips and wear nail polish! Wearing an opaque nail polish can already protect your nails from harmful UV rays. So try the Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color for long-lasting nail colour and protection.

Protect your eyes — but not with sunglasses


We’ve all been accustomed to wearing sunglasses to prevent UV damage that can lead to something serious like photokeratitis a.k.a. sunburn. But did you know that you can actually protect your eyes minus the shades? There are now light-adaptive contact lenses that darken when exposed to bright light (think transition glasses). So if you’re not the type to always wear sunglasses, go for the 1-Day ACUVUE® DEFINE®, a beauty lens designed to enhance your eyes and proven to have UV-blocking properties.


Mist the pollution away




Fighting sun damage is only half of the battle. Now, there’s also pollution to think about. On top of your regular skincare routine, add a pollution-fighting product to the mix to help ward off the skin-damaging effects of dirty air on the skin. Try the Eve Lom Radiance Face Mist, which contains Wild Indigo that serves as an anti-pollutant that calms the skin and reduces visible signs of environmental stresses.

Protect from inside out




Other than slathering on sunscreen externally, why not fight against UV damage from the inside out? There are now oral sunscreens in the market that promise to prevent free radicals, premature ageing and hyperpigmentation caused by harmful UV rays. Try the Heliocare Oral Sunscreen, which is formulated with Fernblock that is said to have protection abilities against visible light and infrared radiation-A.


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