Beauty Lookbook: For A Sun-kissed Summer Look | Clozette
If there's one thing that beauty girls love about summer, it's the fact that they can go all-out when it comes to their makeup. No holds barred. They can finally sport that purple lipstick, smokey bronze eyeshadow look, and that glittery shade for an intense highlight. We're all a fan of these looks but since there are so many colours to choose, we've filtered it out for your convenience.

Here are 5 colours you should try for that perfect sunkissed, summer look!

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Nude Lips




With this shade, you can go nude wherever you go. Nude lips aren't particularly everyone's cup of tea but for a classy beauty girl, this is the shade she reaches for most. There are various undertones for the nude colours (it depends on the colour of lips and skin tone as well); but for summer it's best to go for Estée Lauder's Envy Lip Potion in Naked Ambition. It has a brown undertone with a bit of pink that goes well with the hot weather. Best thing about it: the formula features Estée Lauder's Advanced True Vision technology for a rich colour payoff that both defines and volumizes your lips. Perfect for that nude, summer pout.

Bronzed Glow



 (photo from Beautybyrah)


There is no better time than summer to sport the shade that is loved by all: Bronze--and we're not talking about the matte finish bronze. This season we're all about that bronze that sparkles with one swipe. This summer, opt for a sheer shade of bronze on your lids and smoke it out for a dramatic summer look for events and parties. 



Pink Lippie



 (photo from indrinovita)


The pink shade is not only for the sweet, girl-next-door vibe but also for the fun and outgoing beauty girl who knows how to strut her pout during summer. Instead of wearing the usual bright, white-based pink lippie, go for a berry pink such as Estée Lauder's Envy Lip Potion in Seduction for a classy and gorgeous summer pink colour. 



Stunning Purple Lippie



 (photo from Perinsidhu.)


The purple lippie isn't for the faint-hearted, it's for the daring beauty gal who wants to stand out. The shade may be a bit intimidating, but once you get the perfect shade for your lips, you're in it for good. Best to go for Estée Lauder's Envy Lip Potion in True Liar for a perfectly balanced dark plum with a dash of pink. 



Orange



 (photo from Enabelle.)


Summer can be summarized into one word: sunshine. The sun's rays are just everywhere and instead of resisting it, why not go with a bright orange shade on your lips? Estée Lauder's Envy Lip Potion in Enamoured is your best bet, it's stunningly bright and flattering on the lips.



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Whether it’s a moment of relaxation, discovering somewhere new or an unexpected encounter with an old friend, new ESCADA Joyful Moments Limited Edition celebrates life’s moments of indulgence and captures the sensation of joy in a bottle.    




Colourful and passionate, the fragrance is designed to turn each day into a sunny one full of joyful, indulgent moments. It encapsulates a positive outlook, enabling you to share the feeling of joy with those around you. With ESCADA Joyful Moments Limited Edition, you can be the person who is open-minded and relish the little everyday indulgences of life.  




Of course, a bottle of perfume such as this deserves a face of positive vibes and confidence. Thus the return of Supermodel Miranda Kerr as the face of ESCADA Joyful Moments Limited Edition. Like the ESCADA woman, Miranda approaches life with positivity, spontaneity and confidence, making her the perfect ambassador for this optimistic fragrance. 




She says:


“What’s special about ESCADA Joyful Moments Limited Edition is that it’s all about celebrating the spontaneous moments in your life and appreciating those everyday joyful moments. Whether it be simple things like the sunrise or sunset, or enjoying moments with your family – it’s about rejoicing in those little everyday indulgences.”   




The Fragrance embodies the optimism of a vibrant summer morning - full of promise for impending joyous moments of indulgence.  It encourages you to be content with yourself and enjoy the simple pleasures in life that make you smile inside and out. 


The fragrances' top notes combine fresh and juicy blackcurrant sorbet, mouth-wateringly sweet lychee and zesty mandarin. Heart Notes include violet leaves, lyche, damascus rose, and clean notes of pink peony, which add a light vitality.  Finally, the base notes include honeycomb and vanilla to add richness and comforting warmth to the jubilant floral of the scent.




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(cover photo from musicalhouses)


Increasingly, we're constantly being bombarded by new beauty products every day; and while some are really great products that are worth the hype, sometimes we do encounter a few hits-and-misses in the beauty aisle. These products were hyped upon their release but in some ways have since fallen short of our expectations. 


So here we have it, our list of 5 beauty products not worth the hype. You may want to skip these the next time you're out beauty shopping!


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Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara




This could perhaps boil down to personal preference, but when we think of mascaras, we think of full, long lashes. While this may have given us clump-free lashes, it also didn't do much in terms of defining our lash line. But if you're into the natural lash look or want to look like you don't even have mascara on--then this may be for you. If you're after more definition and a full-lash effect, go for their Covergirl Lashblast Volume Mascara instead.

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Highlighter


This is more about the price of the splurge rather than the product itself. It's a wonderful product for what it is, perfect for highlighting the face and brighting the undereye. But for its price-point, there are other similar products in the market that does the job just as well at a quarter of its price, such as the L'Oréal Magic Lumi Highlighting Concealer. That's a much better deal in our book!



LUSH Lip Scrub



This was all the hype when Youtube Gurus started naming it as their favourite lip scrub. But if you were to really take a closer look at it, it's essentially a flavoured sugar scrub that you can easily make at home--so why buy one? If you're after a lip treatment that promises to get rid of chapped lips and care for your lips through the day, might as well go for the Fresh Tinted Lip Treatment instead.



Maybelline Hypersharp Wing Liner




The formula of this liner is intense, pigmented, and water-proof. Everything we want in an eyeliner. But the only thing we didn't like about it is its flimsy brush that made it difficult to execute the precision needed for a clean, cat-eye wing. So for a defined flick, go for their Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner instead.



Benefit the POREfessional: license to blot




For oily-skinned girls, this product sounds like a dream: an instant oil-blotting stick with blotting spheres that mattify shine for up to 6 hours. But in essence, it felt somewhat like a gimmicky product that doesn't do much to mattify skin aside from moving the oil around your face. So if you're looking for matte skin that lasts all day, prime your face instead with their Stay Flawless Primer and then just blot away the oil during the day with blotting sheets.


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What other products have you been disappointed in lately? Let us know in the comments below!

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