Our Eyes Are On These Bold Fashion And Beauty Items | Clozette


Whether it's to advocate a worthy cause or showcase personal style, this month, we're all about making a statement. There are many ways to express yourself, but arguably, one of the most personal and easiest ways to tell the world who you are and what you believe in is through the clothing you wear and how you present yourself. As Miuccia Prada once said, "Fashion is instant language." 


Ahead, the bold fashion and beauty picks that help us make a statement.


Jorj

Deputy Editor


Loewe Puzzle Bag

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"When it comes to style, my philosophy is to keep it simple — and black. But this month, I'm ready to make a statement with the help of a gorgeous eye candy. I'm adding the Loewe Puzzle Bag to my lust list. It's got this really cool cuboid shape that's fresh but still sleek."


Amanda

Features Writer and Campaign Executive


Ladurée's Amour De Merveilleuse

SGD125/~USD90


"I can't leave the house without spritzing perfume on so I'm always stocking on fragrances. The latest one to catch my fancy is Ladurée's Amour De Merveilleuse. Channelling an innocent yet sensual allure with tuberose as its star, its concoction of citrusy top notes, floral middle notes, and rich base notes make for a unique long-lasting blend that strengthens as the day goes by. Its beautiful bottle also adds to its appeal, branding it as a signature scent in the making — at least in my book."


Therese

Features Writer and Community Specialist


Pomelo Pink Sequined Slip Dress

Pomelo Fashion sequin open back cowl neck dress in pink


"It's safe to say that anyone who knows me personally would know that I adore the colour pink. From light baby pink to salmon-like shades, all these are present in my wardrobe. And that's why I was immediately drawn to this pink sequined slip dress from Pomelo. It's in a beautiful pale pink shade that complements my skin tone and has the right amount of glam that showcases my sassy personality."


Em

Features Writer


Sephora Collection Ultra Glow Serum

SGD19/~USD13 (30ml)


"With news about environmental issues plaguing us, I've become more conscious about my lifestyle choices. Though it's not much, I try to lessen my impact by switching to eco-friendly products. It's not easy, especially with much of our necessities still being packaged in plastics. Thankfully, the beauty front is covered with Sephora's first eco-conscious clean skincare line. I'm definitely eyeing their Sephora Collection Ultra Glow Serum to help protect my skin from harsh pollutants and bring out my glow. The serum contains Vitamins C and E derived from natural ingredients and its packaging is made from recyclable plastic, so it's all completely eco-friendly. With products like this, I could go on my beauty routine without guilt and make a statement about my advocacy while I'm at it."



Alyana

Features Writer


Kat Von D Lolita Por Vida Eyeshadow Palette

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"I'm excited to try the new Kat Von D Lolita Por Vida Eyeshadow Palette that will be available starting tomorrow (10 October). I really love wearing pink eyeshadow looks. This palette has a nice spectrum of rose and plum colours that I think will let me create both neutral everyday looks and more striking eye looks for parties. Not only that, it's vegan and cruelty-free (my two advocacies). It ticks all of the boxes in my book."


Edlyn

Content and Community Executive


Pandora Me Safety Link Bracelet

Prices start from SGD19/~USD13


"I'm not the type of person who's heavy on accessories, but the newly released Pandora Me had me truly excited, especially the Pandora Me Safety Link Bracelet. I love how you can add multiple charms to it and design your own unique bracelet — perfect for expressing my personality. Plus, I absolutely adore their ambassador for this line, Millie Bobbie Brown, who also happens to be the star of my favourite TV show Stranger Things."



Audrey

Creative Manager



“As someone with fine and flat hair, I rely heavily on my go-to hair product, the Schwarzkopf OSIS Dust It Mattifying Volume Powder. It helps me add volume and give bounce to my hair which shows off my energetic persona. I can never live without this!"



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Cute, feisty, alluring — a full fringe can channel this variety of vibes effortlessly, as sampled by some of our favourite Asian celebrities whether in roles or in real life. Even so, it's not as simple as just snipping your locks to pull the look off. Getting a full fringe is definitely a commitment because the way it frames your face affects how your entire beauty look would turn out. It can even affect the way you do your makeup! So how exactly do you ace the full fringe like your favourite Asian celebrities? We've got just the tips below. 


Artsy eye or bold lip? Pick one!


Donning a full fringe is comparable to wearing a statement accessory as it immediately draws stronger attention to your features. Its focal point lands directly to your eyes, emphasising your expressions. And with Asian actresses being known for preferring minimalist makeup rather than to a full face, they usually complement the full fringe with two simple yet attention-grabbing ways: an artsy eye look or a bold berry lip. 



Japanese actress Sugisaki Hana shows us how the artsy liner look should be done: still bordering on sleek and simple to match the rest of her bare face. 



Meanwhile, Japanese actress and model Komatsu Nana, who's well-known for owning the full fringe as her signature look, stuns in a bold lip and leaves her bangs doing the talking when it comes to highlighting her peepers.

Curling and shaping are key



One of the biggest challenges when going for a full fringe is getting it to look effortless yet in place the entire day. And for people who have natural stick-straight locks, a full fringe usually ends up looking flat. So take inspiration from Thai actress Kitty Chicha Amatyakul. Giving your fringe a curl helps deliver the volume, body, and dimension you want to make the look work even better. If you don't want it to look too curly, using an iron to gently fold the ends of your fringe for a softer edge also helps make your hairstyle look cleaner, more defined, and keep its shape longer. 


Side wisps matter


Full fringes have become so popular because of Asian dramas that many of us want to covet the look. However, if you're one of those people who prefer to do the cut yourself and not head to the salon for a fringe chop, one of the most common mistakes is forgetting the side wisps. If you don't know what those are, these are the locks of your hair that frame your cheeks. Ideally, they should be relatively shorter than the rest of your hair whether you have a fringe or not, as they give an illusion of a contour whenever you wear your hair down or put it in a messy updo. 



When donning a full fringe, take notes from Taiwanese actress Shen Yue's look. Her fringe layers flawlessly to some side wisps, creating a softer curve compared to just a blunt cut. This creates a more natural shape when framing your face, as compared to a harsh, square-ish finish. 



Know which style works for you


Getting a full fringe is no easy task. There's a lot of grooming, planning, and upkeep involved. But the bottomline is always to have fun with your 'do. Know which style fits not just your face but also your lifestyle, because having some hair in your face isn't exactly climate-friendly in this region.



Play around with lengths, colours or even updos to match your look and feel free to look up pegs that will give you an idea on how to take your look further. When it doubt, BLACKPINK Lisa and her unwavering bangs never disappoint when it comes to endless fringe inspos. 


(Cover photo from: @lalalisa_m; @konichan7; @shenyueyeah)


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We all know how anti-ageing products can be beneficial to maintaining young-looking skin, so we were glad to know more about Clinique’s new product, the Smart Clinical™ MD Multi-Dimensional Age Transformer Duo Resculpt + Revolumize last 27 September 2019 at Straits Clan. 


Clinique Multi-Dimensional Age Transformer

The Clinique Multi-Dimensional Age Transformer


If you’re intrigued by novel packaging and multi-tasking products, this two-in-one jar will definitely tickle your fancy. The jar holds two creams that serve two different functions: The Resculpt Cream and the Revolumize Cream. The component itself is sturdily made and luxurious to the touch. The duo packaging is ideal for targeting the different areas of your face with different concerns — similar to multi-masking


We immediately tried the Multi-Dimensional Age Transformer Duo after the event and right away, we noticed that both moisturisers have a barely-there scent that’s pleasant and not at all overwhelming. 


We found the Resculpt Cream to be very easy to apply. It's a light, white gel-cream moisturiser that has a pleasantly smooth texture. It's perfect for areas that are prone to sagging over time, such as your neck, chin, jawline, and even your forehead. Its active ingredient is soybean seed extract, which helps tighten and lift your skin over time.


Clinique Multi-Dimensional Age Transformer Swatches

Left: The Resculpt Cream with lifting and tightening benefits; Right: The Revolumize Cream that plumps up your skin


Meanwhile, the Revolumize Cream comes in a pretty lavender colour, with a firmer and shinier texture similar to butter. Despite its appearance, it's actually a non-sticky, oil-free formula that can be used night and day, and feels very light upon application. It may be generously applied on your cheeks, laugh line areas, and forehead to help smooth out the appearance of fine lines. Packed with hyaluronic acid, it's great for moisturisation. It also targets areas that need brightening and smoothening, making them look softer and more supple.


After a few days of putting the creams on both the face and the neck, it's worth noting that they are good at moisturising the skin and making it feel soft. We'll continue using the creams to see further how they would perform.



Clinique Multi-Dimensional Age Transformer (After 3 Days of Use)

The Clinique Smart Clinical MD Multi-Dimensional Age Transformer is now available for purchase.


Though the Clinique Smart Clinical™ MD Multi-Dimensional Age Transformer was designed for convenience, you can also choose to purchase the creams separately to fit your own skin concerns. It is now available for purchase at SGD120/~USD69 in Clinique boutiques and Sephora stores in Singapore.

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