The Revolutionary CliniqueiD Is Now In The Philippines | Clozette

When it comes to healthy, hydrated skin, most women are hard-pressed to find one product that suits their skin’s specific needs. Many of us have resorted to tailoring our skincare routines by way of trial-and-error to cover all our problem areas — be it dryness, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, or a combination of different skin concerns. But what if there was a product that combines your hydration needs with the targeted treatment of a serum? Meet Clinique iD™.

Clinique iD™’s unique approach enables you to personalise your skincare product by way of a custom-blend hydrator targeted specifically for your skin’s needs. This revolutionary serum-meets-moisturiser features 15 different combinations to hydrate and treat skin concerns. It’s taken a tour through five destinations — from Morocco to Japan, and now it’s finally landed in the Philippines. With the extreme heat and humidity we face in a tropical climate, it can be difficult to nail that balance between lightweight hydration and heavy treatment but Clinique iD seems to be up for the challenge.

Customising your hydrator takes only two steps. First, select your moisturising base by picking either the moisturising lotion, the oil-control gel, or the crowd favourite hydrating jelly. Next, pick your serum/actives cartridge, which you insert into the moisturising base as part of the blend. For this there are five choices precisely tailored for a variety of skin issues: lactobacillus probiotics to soothe and calm skin irritation, taurine for combatting fatigue and a reviving glow, AHAs to smooth out pores and uneven skin texture, whey protein to blur fine lines and wrinkles and plump out the skin, and finally, Japanese Angelica Root to brighten and even skin tone.

Combined with the base, the custom hydrator delivers ample hydration and nourishment to your skin as it receives sufficient treatment for problem areas. While the skin may grow more sensitive and irritated under Manila heat, Clinique iD™ still retains the qualities that make the brand so appealing: it contains no parabens, phthalates, or fragrance making it gentle but effective for even the most delicate skins. 

Find your Clinique iD™ at a Clinique store near you soon.



The internet is a big (and sometimes scary) place. Just YouTube itself has a plethora of content for everyone, and you won’t always know what you’ll run into after just a few minutes of tapping through video recommendations. One minute, you’re watching movie trailers and then you’re suddenly onto pimple popping videos. Weirdly enough, no matter how gross the extremely zoomed-in shots of stuff popping out someone’s pores is, we can’t keep our eyes off it. As if those kinds of videos weren’t enough, a new trend is taking over our favourite beauty vloggers' community: microscope beauty.

The oddly satisfying trend all started with YouTuber Tina Yong and her “Peel Off Blackhead Mask Under A Microscope” video. Millions of hits later, her #TINASCOPE videos inspired other beauty vloggers to upload their own “Under A Microscope” episodes, with subjects ranging from cosmetic products to other beauty tools. So if you’ve ever been curious about how your skin or makeup looks really up close, read on.

Zooming on makeup

Makeupbypita’s video is only one of the many makeup product zoom-ins uploaded on the site. Hold on tight because these sorts of videos are going to show you what your favourite palettes and beauty tools really contain — at least on the surface level. 

What's real?

Of course, who would pass up the opportunity to closely compare the actual difference between the legit and the rip-off beauty products? No matter how similar they look at normal distance, videos like Safiya Nygaard’s will prevent you from being lured into knowingly buying these cheaper versions.

Bare face, brave heart 

Now here’s the real deal. YouTubers like dope2111 brave it out and show a microscopic view of their faces with both makeup and none. Prepare to be disturbed and disgusted — and wanting to see even more.


To other parts we go

The vlogger who started it all takes us to undiscovered sights. Moving on from makeup and beauty products, Tina Yong shows us that even her scalp and nails can be quite interesting subjects underneath the microscope. After all these, you’ll never see yourself the same way again.

This latest YouTube trend sure has us all feeling like scientists. Quite unsettling and gross but also a tad bit informative and cool.  Where we’ll all use this info for, we honestly don’t know. But more knowledge more power, right?



When it comes to makeup, we think multi-use products are a little bit underrated. Apart from the fact that they offer the most bang for your buck in terms of usage (one product for lids, lips AND cheeks!), they’re also easy to carry on the go or for trips where you need to make the most of your storage space. So today we celebrate these small but handy creations with recommendations for every skin type so you can achieve that easy, effortlessly glowing look in under five minutes.

For Dry Skin: ILIA Multi-Stick

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ILIA Multi-Stick in All of Me, SGD63/~USD47 (

ILIA’s Multi-Stick is packed with ultra-hydrating ingredients such as avocado oil, organic cocoa, shea butter and vitamin E. The colour goes on sheer and can be applied onto lips and cheeks for a healthy-looking flush. The brand’s commitment to using certified organic and botanical ingredients is a definite plus.

For Normal Skin: Stila Convertible Colour Two-in-One Lipstick and Blush

stila convertible

Stila Convertible Colour Two-in-One Lipstick and Blush in Lillium, SGD36/~USD27 (

You might have seen this Stila rouge compact in celebrity makeup artist Lisa Eldridge’s YouTube tutorials. Her go-to for a natural no-makeup look, Stila’s formula is irresistibly creamy and blendable. The radiant colour goes on translucent but can easily be built up depending on your preference.

For Oily Skin: Nudestix Nudies Matte All Over Face Color Blush & Bronze

nudestix nudies

Nudestix Nudies Matte All Over Face Color Blush & Bronze in In the Nude, SGD47/~USD35 (

Emily Ratajkowski considers Nudestix’s blush as one of her favourite makeup staples and who wouldn’t want perfect, sun-kissed skin like hers? This blush stick is water-resistant with a lightweight matte finish you can use all over your face. We love how it also comes with a convenient stippling brush for more seamless blending.

For Ageing Skin: NARS The Multiple

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NARS The Multiple in Portofino, SGD53/~USD39 (

Considered as the original multi-stick, NARS’ iconic Multiple has stood the test of time for a reason. Its foolproof formula is velvety, highly pigmented, and easy to apply while the shimmer accents lend a soft radiance to the face. It can also be used for highlighting and sculpting with a huge array of shades.

For A Natural Option: RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek Tint

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RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek Tint in Modest, SGD60/~USD44 (

Kora Organics founder, Miranda Kerr, is a devoted fan of RMS Beauty’s makeup. This cream colour multitasker is formulated with mineral pigments and nourishing organic ingredients such as coconut oil, jojoba seed oil, and shea butter to hydrate the skin. It’s perfect for a sheer wash of colour or a more intense stain depending on your mood.

(Cover photo from: @iliabeauty and @rmsbeauty)