Clozette Spotlight: Our Top 3 Beauty Products | Clozette

As avid enthusiasts of all things fashion and beauty, it's only natural that over the course of each month, the Clozette team across the region have amassed a collection of items that they've deemed their favourite for the month.


So for our first instalment of our Clozette Spotlight series, we took to the floors of Clozette's offices around the region (including our sister-site GlamAsia) and asked the girls, "What are your top 3 beauty products for the month?" 


Here's what they had to say!


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Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
I love a good and dark eyeliner. I cannot leave the house without having my eyeliner on. This gel eyeliner from Maybelline glides on perfectly and lasts through the day.

Urban Decay Naked Palette
Halfbaked and Smog are my go-to colours for my everyday makeup look. It's so easy to blend and they somehow look even better at the end of the day. Shimmery but not over the top.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
I swear by this! The coverage is good, lasts the whole day, doesn't cake up, and gives my skin the smooth, flawless look in photos. I don't do touch ups, so my make up has to last the whole day. This foundation is great for that.


Shu Uemura Stage Performer Glow Creator
I am a big fan of glowing, luminous skin and this product makes it so easy to achieve that look. I tap it on over foundation on the high points of my face, but you can use it under your foundation as well. See it in action on my Instagram!

Illamasqua Hydra Veil
Most primers are targeted to people who have oily or combination skin - and I have dry skin. Which makes this ideal for me. It hydrates my skin and doubles up as primer. It makes applying foundation a breeze, and the finish is flawless. 

Supergoop Acai Fusion Lip Balm SPF 30
The skin on your lips is very fine and prone to damage from the elements. This lip balm keeps mine moist and soft while protecting them from the sun. Ideal for when you're spending the day outdoors.



SKINLITE Brightening Essence Mask
Caring for my face is my number one priority. I’ve just recently tried this brightening essence mask and it has been my favourite mask out of all the masks I've tried thus far. It keeps my face feeling bright and refreshed.

EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm
Next to a clear face, my next priority is having soft, un-chapped lips. I love this lip balm as it keeps my lips smooth and hydrated. It's also perfect for priming my lips before lipstick. 

Etude House Drawing Show Creamy Liner
My greatest asset are my eyes. So to emphasize them, I've been using this creamy liner from Etude House.



Makeup Forever Aqua Brow
I never leave the house without well-groomed and filled eyebrows. Aqua Brow is the best because it stays put the whole day, rain or shine. You could even go swimming and your eyebrows are not going to fade.

Innisfree BB Cream
I love organic products, and I'm not a fan of heavy makeup. I prefer using something light like a BB cream when I go out. This one from Innisfree gives me a nice glow. In fact, it even looks nicer and more natural as the day goes by!

L'Oreal Magic Blur
This one is a new discovery, but I was an instant fan. It gives me a refreshed look and I just love the velvety texture on my skin.


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Most days, aside from a bold lip, an eyeliner can be a girl's best-friend. From making your eyes look wide-eyed and awake, to sultry and mysterious---a good'ol eyeliner is a dependable, nifty makeup item that has become a mainstay in most girls' makeup kit.


So to inspire your next #MOTD, here are a few eyeliner trends we spotted in our community to match a variety of styles. 


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Sweet, Girl-Next Door



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To achieve that sweet, girl-next-door aura to your look, keep your eyeliner minimal yet polished enough to make your eyes look wide-eyed and approachable.



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Pick a liquid-liner such as M.A.C's Liquidlast Liner and draw a thin line as close to your lash-line as possible. Then, add a soft flick at the end for a touch of sweet playfulness. 

Monochrome Edge



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If you're into that edgy, monochrome look, then a bold eyeliner is what you're looking for to make your eyes truly stand-out. Pick a gel eyeliner like stila's 'smudge pot' gel eyeliner and draw a thick line along your upper lashes, following the natural shape of your eyes.



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Then, with a Kohl liner such as Guerlain's Khol Me Kajal, tight-line both your upper and lower waterline. With a soft pencil brush, smoke out the tight-line in your lower lashline with dark gray eyeshadow for added dimension and softness. 



Street Style



(photo from Cat_jiajia)


Street Style is a mix of confidence and comfort with a touch of nonchalance. The perfect eyeliner for this look? Smokey with a touch of I-woke-up-like-this. To get the look, opt for a soft, creamy eye-pencil such as Laura Mercier's Longwear Creme Eye Pencil and line your upper and lower lashes.



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Don't worry about keeping the lines neat since you'll be smoking it out anyway. Then, with a small pencil brush dipped in black eyeshadow, quickly smoke out the liner all around your eyes, being careful not to get any colour above the crease. Top off the look with three layers of mascara and you're good to go!



Fearless



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If you're fearless and bold, then go ahead and reflect that attitude in your eyeliner with a thick cat-eye. Best way to get this is with an eyeliner pen that has a precise tip, such as Maybelline's Hypersharp Wing Liner.



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With its flat tip brush, it makes drawing a sleek, winged eyeliner look much easier. Complement the wing with a neutral eyeshadow base, keeping the eyeliner as the main focal-point of your #MOTD.



Laid-back & Casual



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If you're one of those who loves to keep things simple but still want your eyes to stand-out through the day, then a simple eyeliner look is what you're going for. With a waterproof eyepencil such as the Benefit's BADgal Waterproof Eyepencil, simply tight-line both your upper and lower lash-lines.



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This makes your lashes look thicker and brings out the shape and contours of your eyes. It's a simple eyeliner trick that takes less than 30 seconds--perfect for the laid-back girl who doesn't want to fuss too much with her makeup routine.



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Estée Lauder has recently released their latest skincare line, the new Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening; and we are absolutely in love with it! As a full cycle skincare system, it's perfect for those who are looking to give their skin a brighter, luminous, and flawless complexion all through the breakthrough approach of working in-sync with the skin's natural circadian rhythm. 

Created for and tested on Asian women, the regimen includes seven all-new products such as: Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Cleanser, Moisture Treatment Lotion, Spot Correcting Essence, Moisture Creme, UV Protector SPF 50/PA++++, BB Creme SPF 50/PA++++, and Brightening Balm and Brightening Powder Makeup SPF 25/PA+++.

Want to know more? Here are the 5 reasons why it's our new skincare love!

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#1: It Syncs To The Skin's Rhythm


It features a new breakthrough approach in skin brightening by working in-sync with the skin's circadian rhythm to address not only existing dark spots and pigmentation but also the key causes of light loss and discolouration. This means that the potent-yet-gentle regimen works around the clock to target your skin's key concerns, granting you a fairer and more flawless complexion. 

#2: Daytime Protection & Prevention


Sun damage is the worst. So one of the best things about this line is how it has been designed to give optimal protection during the day when the UVA and UVB rays are most intense and can cause further hyperpigmentation. Through a combination of its advance SIRT-Technology, powerful Baicalin, potent anti-oxidants, and broad spectrum sunscreen, the Crescent White skincare line protects and repairs your skin through the day to reduce pigment darkening. The result: fairer, brighter, and healthier skin that is free from sun damage.




#3: Night-time Repair and Correction



Still in-sync with the skin's natural repair rhythms, the Crescent White system works at night to correct the look of existing spots and protect against future spots all while you sleep. This is done though a potent combination of Vitamin C, Molasses, and Sea Fern extracts that breaks up visible accumulated pigments to dramatically reduce the look of spots. These also inhibit cellular responses that contribute to excess pigmentation, allowing your skin to correct itself while you sleep.




#4: Soothes Skin


Nothing beats the feeling of having soothed, calm skin when you wake up the next day. With its intensive anti-irritants such as anti-inflammatory Licorice, the Crescent White system help minimize the skin's irritation responses that peak at night. This leaves the skin calm, comforted, and soothed. The result: no more skin dullness and discolouration! You'll wake up every morning looking fresh and bright.






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