Beauty Quiz: A Highlighter For Every Personality | Clozette

When it comes to picking out the perfect highlighter to add to our makeup collection, we love turning to a selection of tried-and-tested favourites that our Community has loved through the years.

So if you're looking to get a new highlighter in time to add a glow to your holiday makeup, we've made a Beauty Quiz out of the finalists in the Highlighter Category of our recent Clozette Beauty Awards 2015

Take our quiz to see which highlighter you should be getting based on your personality!


On an ideal day, when you look out the window, what do you see? 

a) Clear, mid-cloudy sky with a light burst of sunshine
b) The sunset
c) Light showers with a dash of sunshine
d) Bright and Sunny—the perfect summer day
e) Sweater weather

On a weekend, who are you usually seen with?

a) Friends from work
b) The love of your life
c) Your best friend
d) On a date with someone new
e) Friends from High School


If you answered mostly (a): You're meant for the....
Lancôme Teint Miracle Instant Pen

While you may be the time who likes the finer things in life, you also like convenience and a quick, fuss free routine to match your active lifestyle. You want your highlighter to be easy to apply, adding just a touch of brightness to the face without being too shimmery or cakey. Since you're always on the go, rushing from work meetings to cocktails with your girlfriends, you also want your highlighter to be small enough to fit even your smallest purses, perfect for that quick touch-up through the day.


If you answered mostly (b):  You're meant for the....
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder

You're all about achieving a glow that makes you look like you're not trying too hard. After all, you're looking to impress with a natural glow that looks great under any light--perfect for those up-close date-night moments. You are also definitely the type who basks in the mood of romance, loving that image of one day walking along the beach during sunset with your soul mate.


If you answered mostly (c): You're meant for....
Benefit High Beam

You're all about routine and keeping loyal to a glow that's been tried and tested through the years--having proved itself to give you that perfect glow anytime, anywhere. You also don't want to be spending too much time on your makeup, so this is perfect for those dab-go-and-glow moments. After all, there are more important things in life than just sitting in front of the mirror perfecting your makeup. You want to be ready in a jiffy and see the world!


If you answered mostly (d):  You're meant for....
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

You're the type who loves to glow with all the fun things in life. You're all about looking camera-ready to capture all the best moments in life, so you need that type of glow that can easily take you from a chill wine night with friends, to a fun night of dancing at the hippest clubs in town. Life is a party and you're set to make sure your cheeks are looking bright and glowy to match your sunny disposition.


If you answered mostly (e):  You're meant for the....
Etude House Happy Ending Belle Rose Cheek Blusher

You're low maintenance and love multi-tasking. So what if this is technically a blusher--it also surprisingly gives your cheek a nice subtle highlight perfect for when you need to quickly give yourself a healthy flush of colour without having to use multiple products. 


Which highlighter product did you get? Share your results in the comments below!



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While the childhood notion of brushing our hair 100 times a day may have worked when we were younger, it may no longer be enough. After all the treatments, colourings, and chemical treatments we’ve done to our hair over the years, what was once smooth and tangle-free, now feels dry, brittle, and lifeless. Don’t be scared, because we know how you feel!

So to help you on your way to getting voluminous, bouncy hair again, we asked our Clozette Ambassadors to share some of their hair tips with us, and here’s what they had to say!


Tip #1: Use A Leave-On Cream

"Do you need to your style your hair for an impromptu meeting with a client? Or do you need a quick fix for an instant night out? A [Leave-On Cream] is an instant fix to your everyday hair emergencies. Just apply with a small coin-sized amount and spread across your palms, work the cream evenly into your hair from root to tips—and voila, your hair becomes noticeably more beautiful in just one application!”

Tip #2: Give Heat A Rest

“If there is no special occasion or event, I just normally use a fan to dry my hair. If not, I’ll pick one that I wanted to use for the day; it could be a hair dryer or a flat iron. For me to avoid having damaged and dry hair, do not forget to reduce the temperature of your styling equipment.”

Tip #3: Stick To Holy-Grail Products

“There are a lot of new conditioners out in the market. Yes, I tried the other conditioners but I keep on coming back with the one I have tried and tested... My hair has gotten softer, smoother and more beautiful than ever. I realized that there’s no point on changing my conditioner, because Cream Silk never fails to make my hair soft, smooth and scented all day long.”

Tip #4: Go For Your Trusted Brands

“Been a Cream Silk user since high school and it gave nothing but the utmost care to my tresses ’til present! So if you want to take your beauty to the next level, too, try out the reformulated Stand Out Straight conditioner for softer, beautiful and more manageable hair!”

Tip #5: Treat Your Hair On The Go

“Before leaving the cab and entering my next event, I smoothen my hair with Creamsilk, giving it instant shine #AnytimeAnywhere. I can let my hair down all day, because it felt lighter, and looks great as is! It also has a light, non-distracting scent.”

Tip #6: Care For Your Coloured Hair

“[It] has been five years ago since I first got my hair colored and up until today, I still do. So can you imagine how dry and damaged my hair is by now?...However, this dilemma has been considered done and over with as I discovered Cream Silk’s Daily Treatment Conditioner Dry Rescue. They have fused the effective ingredients responsible for the smoothness and the hydrating power that both conditioners and hair treatments give. What’s more, it has Vitaboost Complex, which rescues hair from dryness and transforms even the driest of locks (like mine!) to the beyond beautiful hair that each and every Filipina desires and deserves to have.”


Want to win Cream Silk Gift Packs for you and a friend so you both can start off the new year with damage-free hair?



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One of the many things that is great about the holidays are the sales that come after. All brands are trying to get rid of old products to make room for the new year and for new stuff. It’s all fun and amazing, until it’s not — you spend too much money or you can’t find the items you’re looking for, someone pushes you to get something, and more.

Shopping holiday sales can be stressful too. So to avoid that and take shopping back to what it truly is (therapeutic and awesome), here are some tips we have come up with to make your shopping trips feel like a breeze!


Get digitally connected

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First thing’s first: make sure you have the inside scoop on your favourite brands, because many give sneak peeks of discounts and limited edition items via e-mail blasts and social postings. How can you plan if you don’t know the deals? Like how CLINIQUE is having incredible deals and discounts, and events this season TANGS!

Take time, make a list (for them)

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There’s a difference between knowing you should make a list and actually doing it. Take 30 minutes to map out exactly what you want to buy for holiday gifts. With it, you’ll navigate sales like a laser beam—and be less likely to get sucked in by the thrill of the deal.

Take time, make a list (for you)

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This time of year, temperatures start to dip—suddenly, you’ll need the lush moisturiser that you couldn’t imagine buying last month. Make a checklist of all the things you wish to buy and focus on those. Being able to focus on something you want will actually drive you to find it, instead of roaming endlessly through racks and piles of items you don’t know if you should or shouldn’t get.

Go with a team

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If you're heading to the mall, you'll need all hands on deck. Examine everyone’s lists before you shop, pinpoint any overlap, then divide and conquer. Even if you only do this for checkout—one person waits in line while the other grabs the last few items—you could easily save yourselves an hour.

Do online purchase, in-store pick-up.

Check whether your destination retailer is honoring this system during the sales. If so, you’ll deal with a separate section of the store and a lot less people. Plus, you get to combine the comfort of browsing online with the instant gratification of on-site shopping. Hello, efficiency!

One thing to always purchase during holiday sales? Holiday kits, aka limited edition kits, because these contain products that cost so much more when sold separately. Like with the CLINIQUE Holiday Travel Sets, you literally get a lot of bang for your buck with their vast collections of skincare and makeup packages!  

If you love your eye makeup, a good holiday kit to purchase would be the CLINIQUE Power Up The Drama Set (SGD $38) as this contains an eye cream, mascara, and eyeliner for incredibly full, lush lashes and hydrated smokey eyes for all your parties! Or if you’re more into skincare, the CLINIQUE Moisture Favorites (SGD $75) is the one for you to keep you well hydrated and plump for the entire winter!

Wear a hands-free outfit

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Sales are not the place to wear sky-high heels or tight dresses. You want to be able to move freely and comfortably wherever you go. An old-fashion T-shirt and jeans look with some flats are perfect. And the more pockets you have, the better—you won’t need to carry a handbag.  Or worry about that handbag while you’re shopping!

Shop the “doorbusters”—maybe

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The extra-super-bonus discounts that retailers offer at the crazy hours (late night, early morning) might only be worth it if you’re buying multiple items at one location. So do the math before you wake up your household at 4 AM.

Park far away

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There's no doubt that you'll have to battle the masses and wait in long lines when you're inside a shopping center. But the exit lane from the parking garage is one you can skip! Simply park far from the doors or elevator bank and closer to the parking lot exit. The walk to the store while you’re still fresh will also give you a sweet endorphin rush for happy shopping.


Got any more tips for shopping during holiday sales? Tell us all about it in the comment section below!