Clozetters' Beauty Evolution | Clozette

Before we achieve any type of expertise in any field, we have to start somewhere — and that "somewhere" is often a place where we have little to no knowledge of what we are doing. In most anything in life, starting from the bottom is necessary. How we perceive and translate our brand of beauty to the world is not exempted from that.

So if you're just starting to learn more about your own beauty and how you may enhance it, here are some wise words from some of our Clozetters about their beauty evolutions to keep you inspired.


"When I first learned how to do makeup, it was bad actually. Back then, I didn't even know the steps and all the functions and which products are of good quality. My skill wasn't good either. Slowly, I have learnt that wearing makeup should be accompanied by taking good care of the skin, so the result will be optimal. Since then, I have learned more about my skin type, which products are suitable for my skin and which are not. I also learned more techniques that suit my face shape, which colours to match to make the look suitable. Even my knowledge of the function of the products I use is also much better now. There were a lot of trials and errors, but yes — practice makes things better. I can say that I have definitely grown since I started wearing makeup."


"I have been involved in speech and drama activities since I was very young. Being in the drama society during my teens exposed me to the world of makeup. But if I were to put a finger on when I started to wear makeup properly, it would be when I was 18 or 19. At that time, it was all about kohl-ed eyes and BB creams. I did also enjoy a fresh-look using blush. It was also a season where beauty mistakes were made, such as sporting thin brows, which were so on-trend at the time.

Over the years, so much has changed in my routine. I am a fan of colours. I love experimenting with different trends. If there has been anything that has changed, it is my knowledge of makeup and what works best on my skin. I feel that over the last 2 years, I have been embracing my features and skin, both of which used to be an insecurity.

My style of makeup has definitely changed. It used to be rather monochromatic, but now, it's dependent on my mood. Some days I feel like rocking a bold lip while in other days, a sultry eye look paired with a mauve lip is my go-to.

Beauty evolution, to me, is not just about the change in style or products used. I feel like I've evolved to appreciate beauty in so many forms. There's so much inspiration to seek from everything in life. If anything, I always stand by what I feel. Makeup is a choice, and in a society where beauty shaming is happening so much, my beauty evolution is at a stage now where I let my makeup/no makeup state speak for my feelings. If I feel like wearing makeup, I will. Also, my beauty journey has seen me take a much keen interest in skincare. After all, a good combination of both makeup and skincare go hand in hand. Six years have passed since I started wearing makeup, and I am still evolving."

*The interviews were edited for clarity.



There’s no denying it: flight attendants are some of the most pleasant-to-look-at people in the world. And it makes sense, because part of their job is to look presentable. But have you ever wondered how the model-esque beauties look so good — genetics aside, of course? Well, we have. And so we asked a flight attendant to share some of her skincare secrets and what products she uses to look good all the time.

Read on to find out what we learned from talking to April Punzalan, who flies with Cebu Pacific.

For reference: here's how April's skin looks without makeup.

Try triple cleansing

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Yes, there’s a chance that you may over-cleanse your skin. But triple cleansing using mild products will trump over a two-step cleansing routine that consists of products that are harsh on the skin. April uses virgin coconut oil to remove her makeup. She then uses Simple Cleansing Wipes to take off the oil-and-makeup combo on her face, and cleanses her face with Flawless SAS soap.

It’s OK to invest in gadgets

If you think that triple cleansing is already too much, you may deem using a facial gadget unnecessary. But don’t strike it off your to-buy list just yet. There’s a reason why facial centres use machines when they clean and take care of your skin. So wouldn’t it be nice to have a portable one that does the same job as a professional-grade one at home? After taking off her makeup, April cleanses her face with soap and the Olay ProX Advanced Cleaning System with Facial Brush.

Eye creams are not arbitrary

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There are people — myself included until recently — who believe that eye creams are just companies’ way of selling you something you don’t really need. Well, I have come to learn that I was wrong. And yes, eye creams are worth investing in especially if you have a stressful job or you travel a lot. April’s pick? The Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye Cream.

Don’t forget about the lips

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We sometimes overlook our lips when it comes to skincare, but they are just as important as any other part of the body. So make sure that you give your puckers some TLC. The famed Lucas' Pawpaw Ointment is April’s go-to for keeping her lips moisturised.

Sometimes, less is more

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After work, April engages in a rather extensive regimen. After cleansing her face, she applies a toner. And then she puts vitamin A and vitamin E oils from Healthy Options on her face. (P.S. Do you know your vitamin alphabet? Check out our quick guide here.) And then she finishes her routine off with an eye cream and the Olay Regenerist 3 Point Super Firming Serum. But sometimes, less is more. As is the case for April during mornings. She has a very simple two-step routine: cleanse her face with Cetaphil, her holy grail cleanser which she has been using since high school; and put on Anessa sunblock.

Wanna learn more beauty secrets? Find out how these winning women stay on top of their beauty game.



Summer is the season to play with colour. But if you’re the type to go for natural, neutral nudes all year long, we say, go for it! Read on as’s Senior Beauty Editor, Cynthia Chew, dishes on her favourite products for the perfect nude look.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Oil-Infused Sculpting Lipstick in Wild Lotus

Not only does it deliver the perfect nude hue, it is also packed with hydrating ingredients that will give your lips the tender lovin’ care they need.

Etude House Wonder Fun Park Color Eyes in #02

Everybody needs a staple eyeshadow palette filled with colours that can be used from day to night. This one from Etude House does just that with its combination of neutral matte and bright, sparkly shades.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Get Off 

Pretty enough on its own and versatile enough to be layered on with other shades, this Velvet Matte Lip Pencil from NARS is the perfect pink beige for lovers of nude.

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