These Picks Promise To Keep Up With Our Tech-Driven Lifestyles | Clozette


This April, we're all about discovering innovative picks and gadgets that fit our tech-driven routines. And to be honest, finding products that can keep up with our busy schedules and many roles in life can be quite challenging. Still, that doesn't mean it's unachievable. From trust-worthy beauty products, new wardrobe must-haves, and reliable gadget matches, find out which picks we have our eyes on this month that promises to excel and keep up no matter where the tide is taking us. 


Jordianne

Deputy Editor



Mamonde Vital Vitamin Essence


SGD45/~USD33


"This summer, I'm all about hitting the refresh button. From doing digital detoxes to revamping my skincare routine, I'm all about feeling fresh and zen. That's why I'm all about the Mamonde Vital Vitamin Essence and its refreshing texture and five essential vitamins (Bitter Orange Flower Extract, Vitamin B3, C, F and E) that will help firm up and brighten up my skin." 




Amanda

Features Writer and Campaign Executive



Price varies depending on Fitbit model


"One of the things that I would definitely want to get behind is following a fitness routine. I try to squeeze gym sessions whenever I don't feel mentally and physically fatigued but I just can't find the right motivation when contrasting it with... well... just sleeping. However, when I found out that Fitbit and Snap are launching their first-ever Bitmoji Clock Face Integration, I knew that it was the sign I needed. Aside from dynamically keeping track of my health and wellness progress, just having that extra touch of fun with a Bitmoji to celebrate my wins — and remind me when I feel like procrastinating — definitely adds to the appeal."


Therese

Features Writer and Community Specialist


 Adidas Don’t Rest Primeknit LUX bra

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"These days, I'm feeling a little sluggish and I have a good feeling that it's because I don't exercise as much anymore. Well, I guess it's time to get up and move it! To help me get a good kickstart, I'm thinking of getting the Adidas Don’t Rest Primeknit LUX bra. It's made with revolutionary knitting technology that's engineered to create the perfect fit so I don't have to worry about adjusting my bra when I'm already in the zone. Talk about awesome clothing innovation."


Sabrina

Community Executive



G-Shock Carbon series GA-2000

SGD130/~USD95.99


"Because I have an active lifestyle, I was thrilled when G-SHOCK launched their latest Carbon series GA-2000 that has a tough yet lightweight shock-resistant carbon core guard structure and carbon fibre reinforced resin case. With its exceptional shock resistant structure, I no longer need to be extra wary of my movements while cross-training. What's more, it's an everyday watch which comes in handy with all its functions."


Laura

Creative Lead



REVLON PHOTOREADY CANDID Natural Finish Anti-Pollution Foundation

SGD23.71/~USD18



"In this digital age, we are constantly on our phones and our laptops. The blue light from these gadgets are actually harming our skin and this is something that I would like to prevent. The REVLON PHOTOREADY CANDID Natural Finish Anti-Pollution Foundation has anti-pollution and anti-bluelight ingredients to protect my skin from technology."


Blessilde

Features Writer


Lancome Advanced Genifique Light Pearl concentrated eye and lash serum

SGD120/~USD89


"I've always been conscious of how fragile and sparse my lashes seem to be so when Lancome announced it's releasing the Advanced Genifique Light Pearl concentrated eye and lash serum, I couldn't help but take notice. It promises to smooth fine lines and depuff eye bags while at the same time strengthening and thickening lashes. It's basically having two essential eye products in one and it can't get any better than that."


Em

Features Writer

GoPro HERO7 Black

SGD595/~USD440


"As much as possible, when we travel, we want to capture the best of each moment. Still, if you’re the type to do a lot of activities like me, it can be annoying (and literally back-breaking) having to lug around a DSLR camera around your neck to get those high-quality photos wherever you go. That’s why I’ve been eyeing the new limited edition GoPro HERO7 Black. It’s such a tiny device, yet with its SuperPhoto function, it helps me capture professional-looking shots. Also, isn’t it incredibly sophisticated in that Dusk White colour?"


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Say it isn’t so! Just yesterday, handmade cosmetics brand Lush UK announced that they would be withdrawing from social media to better communicate with their customers. This announcement was made on their Instagram page following their last and latest post. Lush wrote, “We’re a community and we always have been. We believe we can make more noise using all of our voices across the globe because when we do we drive change, challenge norms and create a cosmetic revolution. We want social to be more about passions and less about likes.”



While it appears that Lush will be focusing on more community-driven efforts, a significant part of the brand’s appeal lies in their ethical and environmental advocacies — most of which gained mass appeal through social media. Lush added, “This isn’t the end, it’s just the start of something new.” So perhaps we can look forward to better, more ingenious ways that they can open up the conversation about topics they passionately care about in the future. For now, we take a look back at some of Lush’s most striking campaigns on Instagram, which will hopefully challenge us not to think twice, but better, about our choices.


Ocean Plastic Campaign



Remember when banning straws became a huge deal? Lush released a 29-second video on the need-to-know on the growing threat of plastic in oceans, ending with a call for a plastic-free economy and alternatives to plastic use.


Lush Naked Campaign



Packaging waste is a big problem in the cosmetics industry. With the launch of their first packaging-free “Naked Shop”, Lush cheekily asked their staff to strip down to the bare necessities in a campaign to use reusable containers.




Save the Orangutans Campaign



Palm oil is an ingredient widely used in cosmetics. Unfortunately for wild animals like the orangutans, rainforests bear the brunt of the damage when it comes to harvesting palm oil for plantations. With only around 14,600 orangutans left in the wild, Lush drew attention to conservation efforts to protect the forests and wildlife in Sumatra.


The Lush Film Festival



Animal rights, equal representation for women, and knife crime were some of the causes highlighted by Lush at their 2018 film festival in SoHo. Using the medium of film and storytelling, Lush managed to communicate their advocacies to a wider audience.




Lush Player



Furthering their activism causes, Lush launched the Lush Player back in 2018 to expand the conversation when it comes to global issues and developments. The Player features documentaries and exclusive content such as interviews with people of influence in the art, music, film, and writing industries.


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What happens when a Japanese beauty giant and a hip French fashion label collide? Something super cool by the looks of the Shu Uemura X Maison Kitsuné collab. This new limited edition collection takes inspiration from the classic camo print updated in this season’s trendiest colours. Aptly called #mycamostyle, the range features the brand’s bestselling cleansing oil, creamy matte and liquid matte lipsticks, eye pencils, and an eyeshadow palette in shades that would lend some serious edge into your look.


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Shu Uemura X Maison Kitsuné Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte Lipsticks, SGD38/~USD28 each


First off the collection is Shu Uemura’s Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte lipsticks repackaged in the collab’s signature Mt. Fuji camo and fox print. With nine limited edition new shades alongside seven of the original bestselling shades, these lipsticks are sure to make a bold statement wherever you go. We’re loving the shade Khaki, which, as its name suggests, is a daring olive green matte lip colour.



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Shu Uemura x Maison Kitsuné Matte Supreme Liquid Lipsticks, SGD43/~USD32 each


In addition to the Supreme Mattes are Shu Uemura’s Matte Supreme liquid lipsticks. They come in eight stunning shades, with five new ones for the lineup. This smudge-resistant lip colour is intensely pigmented and long-lasting, promising to be a new favourite in your makeup kit.


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Shu Uemura Hard Formula Eyebrow Pencil in Stone Gray 05, SGD33/~USD24 


Shu Uemura’s iconic Hard Formula Eyebrow Pencils return with the added trendy shades of Cool Gray and Dark Orchid to its roster. Featuring the pencil’s signature Naginata angled tip, your brows will look groomed and defined to perfection.






shu uemura x maison kitsune eyeshadow palette

Shu Uemura x Maison Kitsune Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palette, SGD123/~USD91


Perhaps the most anticipated of the line is the Shu Uemura X Maison Kitsuné Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palette. Featuring the camo’s earthy shades of brown, grey, and green, the collab adds a modern twist by including vibrant colours like orange and shimmery red to the mix. A playful take on the classic camouflage pattern, this palette will lend a multi-dimensional and effortlessly cool spin to your look.



Shu Uemura x Maison Kitsuné Cleansing Oil 480ml, SGD165/~USD121 


Last but not the least is the cult-favourite Shu Uemura cleansing oil. Containing the same, excellent formula of the gentle but thoroughly cleansing cashmere-soft oil, the beautifully-designed bottle will make for a luxurious end-of-day experience as well as a hip accessory on your bathroom shelf.



Watch out for the Shu Uemura X Maison Kitsuné collab at the Sephora SG store and site.

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