Here's Our Start-Of-The-Year Wishlist | Clozette

It's a natural progression of life to reinvent oneself every now and then. And the beginning of a new year is one of the best times to evaluate ourselves and start anew. Read on as #TeamClozette shares their 2018 resolutions and the fashion and beauty things they want to help achieve them.


Creative Director

ghd platinum® styler (

"I've always made it a point to style my hair before getting out of the house, be it to straighten my hair or give it some gentle waves. Sadly, my trusty curler got busted and finally retired. I’m also concerned that I have been overheating my hair with my current straightener, which I got in a hurry with little research. So I'm looking for a good replacement and I found the ghd platinum® styler to be interesting because of its single optimum temperature control of 185 degrees Celsius thanks to the tri-zone® technology, which maintains the temperature consistently across the entire styling plate. Plus, the wishbone hinge design is so unique and eye-catching. Looking forward to exploring more fun looks for the coming Chinese New Year."



Tod’s Double T moccasins in white leather (

"Don’t mind me while I live out my Italian dream in these Tod’s Double T moccasins in white leather from the Spring/Summer 2018 collection. I’m a stickler for timeless style when it comes to footwear, and this pair – inspired by the nonchalant lightness of the Italian vacation lifestyle – will be an everyday staple for me. Its unparalleled Italian craftsmanship will bring a definite spring in my step."



Tory Burch Anja dress in Duchess Stripe, price unknown

"One of the things I plan to work on this year is getting serious about dressing up again. Last year was all about ease and comfort for me when it comes to fashion. This year, I'm ready to take bold chances and try things I don't usually do — dressing up (or wearing more dresses, to be exact) is one of my plans. This Tory Burch Anja dress in Duchess Stripe is just what I need to get me inspired to don traditionally feminine pieces all year long."


Features Writer and Campaign Executive


"For this year, my beauty resolution is to trim down my beauty kit and make it more travel-friendly. I love playing around with my eye makeup a lot, so I always end up with a bunch of barely used bulky palettes. This year, I'll stick with a single holy-grail eye kit and use it till I hit pan. I'm eyeing the Kat Von D The Fawn Eye Kit as it has all the neutral shades that I love."


Features Writer and Community Specialist


"This 2018, I aim to learn more techniques in photo and video editing. Of course, that will involve spending hours in front of the computer, and little squints here and there. So I need something that will build skin resiliency around my eye area. I've been looking for the perfect skincare product and I stumbled upon the new LANEIGE Perfect Renew Eye Serum. It definitely looks promising with its special formulation of anti-aging ginger water and moisturizing lavender oil. Look out for a possible product review!" 


Campaign Executive


"This year, I'm aiming to become more fit so, naturally, I'm going to allot more of my time at the gym. This leaves me with only a few minutes to touch up on my beauty look, so I'm looking for a lippie that's fuss-free and low maintenance. That's why Tarte's Colour Splash Hydrating Lipstick in the shade Set Sail caught my fancy. It's the perfect natural pink flush that matches well with any beauty look or outfit. It also doesn't hurt that the formula is infused with natural and hydrating ingredients. Totally getting this!"

Check out our final splurges for 2017, too!



There are many luxury products out there with promises to deliver extraordinary results. And it can be a very laborious task to sift through all of them to decide which ones are worthy of our hard-earned money. In this case, we often turn to beauty bloggers for recommendations. With that said, here are the luxury products Asian beauty influencers swear by. 

Morgan (TheBeautyBreakdown): YSL Le Cushion Encre de Peau

The YSL Le Cushion Encre de Peau has all the things you've always wanted in a cushion foundation and more. The only downside is it's really pricey when compared to other cushions. A piece will set you back around SGD92 (PHP3463.67/MYR276.27) But then again, some things are just worth it. By the way, this baby was also nominated at our recently concluded Clozette Beauty Awards

Anna Cay: Marc Jacobs Air Blush in Kink & Kisses

Some blushes are just too harsh for Asian skin, and if you're the kind of gal who wants just a hint of fresh colour on your face, then the Marc Jacobs Air Blush in Kink & Kisses is for you. The product is relatively affordable for a high-end brand, priced at around SGD45 (PHP2620/ MYR140).

Liah Yoo: Amore Pacific Essential Creme Fluid

Liah describes this moisturiser as the "perfect marriage between a creme and a fluid", which is the perfect formula for oily to combination skin. She loved it so much that she even interviewed one of the product developers to know more about it. You can order one at Amore Pacific's website for USD98.  

Jenn Im: SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

Jenn shares that she's been using the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence twice a day for over three years prior to filming this video. She feels that it's "the secret weapon" to keep her skin nice and smooth. We're so sold! You can take one home for SGD210 (PHP10,101/MYR803) at Sephora



We're already gearing up for another working week. How was your weekend? Well, if it was quite uninspired, here are some things that might change your outlook. Fun new releases and pieces of news up ahead!


We're sure you've already heard about the MAC Cosmetics x Patrick Starrr collaboration. But here's a better piece of news: the collection will be released in the Philippines! Get your hands on Patrick's Powder (PHP2,000), Patrick Woo matte lipstick (PHP1,050) and other products from the collaboration at select stores in the PH in February.

Hollywood Flawless Filter

It looks like Charlotte Tilbury is hiding something in her sleeve. The makeup artist to celebrities has teased a new product from her makeup line. It looks like a foundation with a luminous finish called Hollywood Flawless Filter.

The Beauty of Dreams

SK-II is taking inspiration from the beauty of dreams for Chinese New Year. To celebrate, the brand's iconic product, the Facial Treatment Essence, will come in a limited edition bottle. Wrapped in auspicious red and inspired by the Chinese character for dreams, the SK-II FTE will be the perfect CNY gift for the empowered women in your lives. Get yours now until 28 March. 

The Meghan Markle bag

The Meghan Markle effect is real, friends. After being photographed carrying the Strathberry Midi Tote bag, it sold out immediately. The bag is in the process of being restocked, and now bears the name of Markle. You can pre-order the bag here.

(Cover photo from: @patrickstarrr)

See what you may have missed last week here.