Our Product Picks For An Instagram-Worthy Look | Clozette


This March, we're all about achieving that Insta-worthy look — with or without a filter. Getting that glow up is actually easier than you might think. The important thing to do is to get started. Find the style that works best for you, learn that beauty look you've been wanting to try, get that long-overdue haircut and see a vast improvement. But it's really not just about aesthetics; taking care of your health and making good lifestyle choices are also an essential part of the makeover. As for us, we already have our product picks to help us kickstart our journey to Insta-worthy. Keep reading to know why we're adding these items to our collection. 


Jordianne

Deputy Editor



Pomelo Fashion Cute Orange Outfit

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"If you know me in person, you'd know that I almost always wear black (the exemption would be when I'm in white or grey). But since hotter days are coming, I think it's time to bust out a once-in-a-blue-moon bright outfit. I'm eyeing this orange combo from Pomelo's Under the Tuscan Sun collection because it's vibrant and just screams summer."


Amanda

Features Writer and Campaign Executive



Afterlight App

USD2.99 (itunes.apple.com)



"When it comes to my Instagram feed, I'm not really a fan of presents. But that doesn't mean I don't like photo editing. Sharpening my images and making sure that the colours are bright and vivid has always been my personal aesthetic. And as my typical choice for shooting photos is a smartphone, the raw image doesn't always translate details, colours, and moods as much as I want to. I already shared some of my favourite Instagram editing apps recently, but one that I'm excited to try for this month is Afterlight. It's another top-rated photo-editing app that is available on both Android and iOS (version 2). It features impeccable touch tools, a great double exposure ability, dust textures if I'm going for a vintage vibe, and more. I'm hoping this can add another layer of pizzazz to my photos, more so than my previous favourite apps."


Therese

Features Writer and Community Specialist



Chiara Ferragni Collection Shoes

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"I have upcoming trips to Hong Kong and Jeju Island, which means lots of walking and strolling. And as of now, I don't have the proper footwear for the occasion. You see, since I'm a petite lady, my shoe collection mostly consists of pumps, wedges and anything with heels. If I'm going for something with a flat sole, then I might as well pick an eye-catching one. With its cheeky design and pink colour, the Flirting Beats from Chiara Ferragni Spring/Summer collection 2019 is perfect for me! Plus, I'm confident that this pair will level up my travel OOTDs."

Sabrina

Community Executive



USD159.95


"Who says you can wear your fitness gadgets only while exercising? Fitbit’s newest Versa Lite Edition™ is truly an everyday smartwatch #FitForEverybody. As a sports enthusiast, I always want to keep my fitness tracker near me to monitor my progress. I love how Fitbit’s Versa Lite Edition™  has a sleek design and features vibrant colours that can work well with most of my outfits. What's more, the watch is lightweight and waterproof — perfect for after-work swim days! Definitely a good addition to my wardrobe!"



Nicole

Features Writer and Community Executive



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"If you’re like me and suffer from dull and faded hair thanks to an obsession with colouring and bleaching, infuse My colour shampoos are going to be your new best friend. With a range that works on bright copper to icy silver, these vegan, silicone, paraben and sulfate-free products are going to keep your hair glossy and beautiful until your next salon visit."


Laura

Creative Lead



Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum

SGD114/~USD84.05 (sephora.sg)



"I love Drunk Elephant, their products really work wonders. I have a few acne scars on my face that I want to get rid of, and also, I have been told that I have very dull skin due to my irregular sleeping hours and the amount of junk food I eat all the time. The Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum is known to help dissolve dead surface skin cells and replenish lipids and visibly reduce the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles. I can't wait to include this product in my skincare routine to help with my dull skin!"



Blessilde

Features Writer


Paul & Joe's Pearl Lipstick

SGD25/~USD18.43


"I am such a sucker for beautiful Instagrammable packaging and cats, so when beauty brand Paul & Joe's Pearl Lipstick landed on my radar, I knew I'd have to get my hands on it eventually. Recently, I've been veering away from matte lipsticks and moving towards dewier, more hydrating ones especially for the summer, and the Pearl Lipstick hits all the right points: a glossy finish, a powder blue casing fit for Marie Antoinette's dressing table and let's not forget that cat-shaped bullet. Ç'est très mignon!"


Em

Features Writer




Lipault Paris Business Avenue Backpack Garnet Red


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"I'm the type of gal who carries all the essentials with her wherever she goes. You'll find everything one might need in my bag — from gadgets to an insulated water bottle. But my shoulder bags usually don't have the space for all of that, and on the off chance that they do, they become really heavy and affect my posture negatively. That's why I've been eyeing Lipault Paris’s new Business Avenue Backpack in garnet red. The medium-sized version has tons of pockets and space where I can easily store my stuff and get it when I need it. Its leather finish speaks sophistication, yet its vivid colour can still add a pop to my OOTDs and make them look more Insta-worthy."



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Everybody knows Glossier, but what everyone must meet is her younger sister. Last week, CEO and founder Emily Weiss hinted at a new drop and now she’s finally here. Meet Glossier Play, a curated line of colour makeup designed to be your new dialled-up basics. Inspired by “sound, motion, and fun,” Glossier Play encourages its users to, pun intended, play around and express themselves freely through the power of makeup and we are all for it.



While the products in this range are all extremely wearable, they’re not quite as subtle as their predecessor. This isn’t makeup that looks like skin but the opposite. Think high-shine glitter and patent lip colour reminiscent of your '80s disco queens. Before you start thinking she’s a stranger in the family, though, Glossier Play retains some of the well-loved qualities of the original: it’s simple, easy to use, and looks just as good on your feed as it does on your face. If you’ve always wanted to try a bit of colour but are too intimidated by the rainbow of choices and intense blending required by most palettes, this is the one for you. And if you’ve already mastered the cut crease and full-on glam and are looking to try something new, Glossier Play has something for you too. Keep reading to see what’s currently on offer from the brand.


Niteshine Highlighter Concentrate


Glossier Niteshine Highlighter Concentrate

Glossier Niteshine Highlighter Concentrate, SGD27.13/~USD20 (glossier.com)


You’re probably thinking, "Another highlighter? Really?" But this isn’t another version of the cult-favourite Glossier Haloscope, which gives you a dewy, pearlescent, fresh-out-of-the-gym look. This is potent stuff with the kind of liquid gold shine that would make Grace Jones proud. It comes in four shades to suit every skin type: Pale Pearl, Platinum Rose, Deep Copper, and Molten Umber. Use the doe-foot applicator to dot it on your cheekbones, brow bone, down the centre of your nose and on your cupid’s bow and blend.


Glitter Gelée


Glossier Glitter Gelee

Glossier Glitter Gelée, SGD18.99/~USD14 (glossier.com)


Remember the glitter glue you used to play with in grade school for arts and crafts? It’s kind of like that but for your face. Less sticky and more comfortable with its gel formula, the product contains multi-dimensional paillettes which change with the light. Use any of the four shades: Phantasm (a holographic silver), Bijoux (a gunmetal grey), Glass Bonsai (a bright gold with hints of chartreuse), and Firewalk (a coppery rose). Dab it anywhere you want some disco shine (except for the lips; this is not safe for anywhere in the lip area). Our only qualm, though, is as fun as it is for the face, the glitter particles may not necessarily be as fun for the environment, so do keep that in mind.



Glossier Colorslide Technogel Eye Pencil


Glossier Colorslide Technogel Eye Pencil

Glossier Colorslide Technogel Eye Pencil, SGD20.35/~USD15 (glossier.com)


With an impressive 14 shades, Glossier Play ups their eyeliner game by making this gel liner highly pigmented, waterproof, smudge-proof and crease-proof. We’ve yet to try it out but it claims to last for a good 12 hours, with matte shades lasting on the waterline for 8 hours. Sharpen it with Blade, a specially designed sharpener which will keep your pencils in top shape.


Vinylic Lip


Glossier Vinylic Lip

Glossier Vinylic Lip, SGD21.71/~USD16 (glossier.com)


Glossier Play’s version of coloured lip gloss, the shades are buildable from shiny sheer to a full-on lacquered lip. It comes in six shades with Pony (a dark taupe), Baby (a siren red), Casino (a brilliant orange), Disco (a terracotta shade), Blow-Up (a candy pink), and Bank (a rich plum). We’re loving the click-pen design and the felt-tip marker-like packaging.


All products are available on the Glossier Website and you can get one of each in a set called "The Playground" for USD60.

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If Marie Antoinette had one go-to product line on her vanity table, it would be Paul & Joe Cosmetics. This March, the French beauty brand is opening a pop-up store at Isetan Scotts, alongside other well-loved French and Japanese cosmetics. Starring in their product lineup is the award-winning Paul & Joe Foundation Primer, which sold over a million bottles last year.


Paul & Joe Pop-up Store SG


A huge part of Paul & Joe Beaute’s allure is its beautiful packaging. Established in 2002, the brand caters to the "hedonistic, passionate, and sophisticated woman." This is mirrored by the chic and feminine details of its makeup products, which are often rendered in subdued blush pinks and powder blues but include retro glam touches like engraved floral motifs and ribbed casings. Some of the packagings can be customised by purchasing the available casings that are sold separately, and feature playful prints, illustrations and toile-like patterns. Included in the product formulations is the signature Secret D’Or champagne gold frost, which gives the skin a gentle luminescence.


Paul & Joe Cheek Blush and Paul & Joe Lipstick

Paul & Joe blush compact and Paul & Joe lipstick

Paul & Joe Foundation Primer

Paul & Joe Foundation Primer


Their bestselling Foundation Primer, which acts as the perfect base for those who prefer a light and healthy skin-like finish, contains floral-based ingredients like Orange Flower Water and White Lily Extract that moisturise and protect the skin.  Meanwhile, the champagne gold frost works with the undertones to even out and enhance skin colour. The primer comes in three shades: 01 Dragee (a cool-toned pink for brighter and clearer skin), 02 Miel (a warm-toned beige to colour-correct and make the skin look more fresh and natural), and 03 Crème (a translucent shade for ultimate clarity).

Paul & Joe Loose Powder

Paul & Joe Loose Powder


Another vanity table staple is the Loose Face Powder, which is housed in a luxurious casing reminiscent of those used by Old Hollywood screen sirens complete with its own fluffy velour puff. It contains pearl powder that imparts a subtle glow and light-diffusing particles that blur pores and smooth out skin. It comes in two shades: 01 Cameo (for cool-toned skin) and 02 Fair (for warm-toned skin).



Paul & Joe Pearl Lipstick

Paul & Joe Pearl Lipstick


Lastly, there’s the Paul & Joe Pearl Lipstick with its distinctive cat-shaped bullet. Promising to add jewellery-like sparkle to your lips, the lipstick can be applied over your favourite shade to take it from matte to megawatt with a sheer glossy finish.



The pop-up store will be operating from March 2019 until the end of September 2019 at Isetan Scotts.

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