These Are The Best Makeup Primers For Asian Skin | Clozette


Primers are an integral part of today’s beauty habits because these products make putting cosmetics easier and also make them last longer. Think of primers as chic undergarments — you don’t really see them when you have your clothes on but they make you feel secure. 


But just like any beauty product, one can’t just use any type of primer and hope for the best. The good news is that makeup products in the market these days are quite detailed when it comes to the ingredients. So what beauty primer works best for Asian skin — for Asian weather? We’ve chosen some of our favourites below. 


Etude House Of Beauty Shot Face Blur with SPF33

Primers For Asian Skin - Etude House

SGD27.90/~USD20 (etudehouse.com)


This lightweight cream provides a “blurring” effect that instantly makes skin smooth and ready for makeup. This works best with skin that has small blemishes like pores and can instantly minimise them to make your complexion looking extra smooth. 


Innisfree no-Sebum Blur Primer


Primers For Asian Skin - Innisfree

SGD15/~USD11 (innisfree.com)


This beauty product is a favourite among many women because of its ingredients: Jeju natural mineral and natural originated mint. The ingredients are known for instantly calming the skin (especially the sensitive ones) and help the complexion get primed for other cosmetics. 

Smashbox Original Photo Finish


Primers For Asian Skin - Smashbox

USD36 (smashbox.com)


This primer is one of the most popular products in the market today. It has become such an effective product that Smashbox actually came out with more variants that match different skin types. The original blend, however, remains to be one of the best today because a small application instantly creates a silky outcome. 


Chanel Le Blanc De Chanel

Primers For Asian Skin - Chanel

USD48 (chanel.com)


This product’s Multi-Use Illuminating Base creates a nice matte finish when applied which also becomes dewy and a tad shimmery as the day goes. Definitely a must-have for anyone who dreams of having glowing skin.






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We are fast approaching the end of 2019 but before that, there’s one more holiday we are looking forward to: Christmas. Get ready for a whole wave of holiday releases coming your way. Our latest favourite? Etude House’s Holiday 2019 Collection


Etude House Rudolph, Coming to Town Collection


Last week, we were psyched to check out the holiday-themed products from the Korean beauty brand's Rudolph, Coming to Town Collection in Singapore. The star of the show was none other than Rudolph, with his nose red and oh-so bright. With a theme of hope and acceptance, this differentiating feature certainly makes Rudolph the perfect muse for the collection. Interested to know more about what you can expect this season? Read on.

Better Lips Talk for Holiday 2019 collection

Rudolph, Coming To Town Better Lips Talk (SGD18.90/~USD13.91)


For Christmas, Etude House is adding five spanking new shades — perfect for the Fall/Winter season by the way — to their best-selling Better Lips Talk range. The nude brown shades will get you into the right Fall mood, while the muted red shades are ideal for the holiday festivities. As per the popular Better Lips Talk formulas, these lipsticks are both buildable and blendable which will leave you with endless possibilities when it comes to makeup looks. Go from a sharp matte look to a softer, gradient lip, whatever you like.


Look bright-eyed with just a few swipes of the Rudolph, Coming To Town Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara (SGD24.90/~USD18.33), which coats and curls your lashes evenly. If you like the natural makeup look best, we say go for the limited edition Rudolph Brown variant. It has a nice reddish-brown tint with a softer finish on your lashes.



Play Colour Eye Mini Palettes - Holiday 2019 Collection


While we’re on the eyes, get your hands on the limited-edition Play Colour Eye Mini Palettes from the collection. We can't help but gush over the furry, fluffy packaging on one of the palettes. It mimics a reindeer’s pelt with its plush texture, showing Rudolph’s antlers and bright red nose. The eyeshadows inside are luxurious to the touch and swatches beautifully. They shimmer and glitter nicely, which is perfect for your holiday looks. 


Lastly, because a holiday collection isn't complete without hand creams, Etude House has included two 50ML variants of the Hand Bouquet Hand Crème to keep your hands well-moisturised during the holidays. Slip it into your purse for reapplication throughout the day.


Shop Etude House’s Holiday 2019 Collection through Lazada, Shopee, and their official boutiques.


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We’re now ready to enjoy the upcoming delights of the holiday season. This November, we’re all about enjoying the festive cheer by planning out picturesque getaways with our loved ones. And as we count down the coming of the joyful celebrations, we’re looking at these fashion and beauty must-haves to brighten up our much-awaited year-end holiday trips. 



Jorj

Deputy Editor


Atelier Versace Cédrat de Diamante is one of the most important holiday trip must-haves

Atelier Versace Cédrat de Diamante, price unavailable


"By now, we all know that scents evoke feelings and memories. For me, citrus scents conjure up thoughts of happy days of vacationing and enjoying activities under the sun. That’s why I’m looking to add the newly released Atelier Versace fragrance Cédrat de Diamante. Inspired by the Mediterranean, it contains Italian lemon zest, pink grapefruit and natural woods — the perfect holiday scent, if you ask me."


Amanda

Features Writer and Campaigns Executive


Pandora Celestial Collection Dangling Angel Wing Stud Earrings

Pandora Celestial Collection Dangling Angel Wing Stud Earrings, SGD159


"Travelling always makes me happy, especially during the holidays. One destination that's still far ahead from my reach but has been my ultimate goal is the Aurora Borealis. While I'm still waiting for that moment, I'll let Pandora's Celestial collection take me there figuratively. Inspired by the contrast of the Aurora Borealis against the sparkling night sky, the collection is definitely a looker especially for those who have the Northern Lights on their travel bucketlist. Personally, my eyes are on the Dangling Angel Wing Stud Earrings, which deliver a certain whimsicality without losing its classy appeal. It's a unique yet subtle piece of accessory that can fit any type of look or mood, without losing fun or glamour."



Em

Features Writer


Pomelo Drops of Jupiter Holiday Collection ’19 Navy Velvet Front-knot Bodysuit

Pomelo Drops of Jupiter Holiday Collection ’19 Navy Velvet Front-knot Bodysuit, SGD24 (pomelofashion.com)


“I get cold easily, so when I travel, bringing along an outerwear or at least a long-sleeved top is a must for me. Because of that, when I go on my holiday trip this year, I’m hoping to bring along this Navy Velvet Bodysuit from Pomelo’s Drops of Jupiter Holiday Collection ’19. I’m eyeing this mainly because its long sleeves will help protect me from the chilly weather. Aside from that, its sophisticated velvet material is perfect for adding a touch of festive glamour, but it’s still casual enough for city sightseeing when worn with a pair of jeans. I think it’s just the perfect piece for a chic jet-setter, don’t you think?”



Alyana

Features Writer


BOTANIST Botanical Hair Mask in Raspberry & Apricot

BOTANIST Botanical Hair Mask in Raspberry & Apricot, price unavailable (botanistofficial.com)


“When travelling, I prefer giving my hair a bit more TLC than usual. I try and squeeze in a hair mask before or sometime during my trip so my hair will feel soft and smooth, taking out the need to use hot styling tools too often. I'm interested in trying the BOTANIST Botanical Hair Mask in Raspberry & Apricot because they're a trusted haircare brand from Japan. It has avocado oil, squalane, ceramide and 11 amino acids — stuff that work to improve your hair's moisture and elasticity. It's paraben-, silicon-, and sulphate-free, so I know I'd be using clean products on my hair.”



Sabrina

Community Executive


Milani Gilded Ember Eye & Face Palette

Milani Gilded Ember Eye & Face Palette, SGD43.40


“Eyeshadow palettes are my basics when travelling. In order to look picture-ready, one should never miss out on adding colour and depth to their eyes. For my upcoming holiday, I'm hoping to get my hands on the long-awaited Milani Gilded Ember Eye & Face Palette. This highly pigmented eye and face palette comprises nine colours that will complement my rather fair complexion — fiery red tones, soft mattes and saturated metallic colours. This limited-edition palette is also available in four other colours: Rouge and Noir, Jade, Violet and Ember. But the best part of Milani products? They're vegan and cruelty-free.”



Edlyn

Content and Community Executive


LOEWE x Knot On My Planet Elephant mini bag

LOEWE x Knot On My Planet Elephant mini bag, price unavailable (leowe.com)



“I always love a brand or collection that supports a good cause. In this case, I have my eyes on the LOEWE x Knot On My Planet Elephant mini bag. In collaboration with the Elephant Crisis Fund, the collection aims to provide a better future for elephants. These mini bags hand-beaded by the skilled women of Samburu Workshop in Northern Kenya are perfect for my travels.”



Laura

Creative Manager


Teva Original Universal sandals

Teva Original Universal sandals, USD50/~SGD67.94 (teva.com)


“For my holiday trip, I’m looking forward to bringing the Teva Original Universal sandals. It’s comfortable for all the walking I'll be doing. It's also good for a bit of hiking and going into the water. Plus, it has both form and function. It's quick-drying and trail-ready with a hint of the utilitarian trend. It’s perfect with everything, too; I can wear it with my midi skirts, jeans, and even with my rompers.”




Audrey

Creative Manager


Huxley Cleansing Oil; Deep Clean, Deep Moist

Huxley Cleansing Oil; Deep Clean, Deep Moist, SGD65 (huxley.sg)


“Cleansing is always the first step to my skincare routine and I always make sure I cleanse thoroughly — whether or not I'm travelling. Not only is Huxley Cleansing Oil powered with ingredients that effectively remove stubborn dirt and impurities but it also helps moisturise my skin because it doesn’t strip off my skin’s natural oils. I would never be able to travel without this trusty cleansing oil.”


(Cover photo from: @botanist_global)



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