Community Chat: Colour Yourself Purple | Clozette

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International Women's Day may have just ended; but we're not done celebrating the awesomeness of women all over the world. For this week, we're all about Purple makeup. So we asked the makeup junkies from the Beauty Community to share with us what their favourite purple-hued makeup items are.

From eyeshadow palettes to lippies, here are their most-treasured Purple makeup items!




"My favourite purple piece would be the Avenue Marceau Palette from YSL Parisian Nite. It wasn't love at first sight but I fell deeper in love with that Violet shade by the day. I love how it brightens my eyes in a mysterious, elegant and romantic way."



"For makeup, I think it's all about finding out and choosing what suits you best. My go-to colours are usually browns and bronzes but sometimes I love a pop of purple on the eyes in the form of a purple eyeliner for a bolder look, or a light wash of soft purple shadow over the lids for a simpler look!"



"Purple is the colour of magic and mystery, the hue representing royalty. The Cle De Peau Eyeshadow Quad in 308 Cosmic Aura embodies all of that with its jewel-purple tones and silky smooth texture, enrapturing my heart with its sparkly charm!"



"I love MAC'S Up The Amp Lipstick - a vibrant, bright but  wearable purple which never fails to brighten up my day! It's one of my go-to especially for the weekends."



"It'll have to be a toss-up between Etude House's Magic Any Cushion in Lavender as well as MAC x Bao Bao Wan lipstick in Lavender Jade. The former for its ability to balance our sallow skin tone (as much as I'd like to believe I've got Snow White skin, there's still a very slight hint of yellow undertones from my Asian-Chinese heritage), and the latter for its strong colour intensity as well as creamy coverage that hides the fine lines and chapped lips. Purple isn't my usual choice for a lipstick but this shade goes surprisingly well with Asian skin and helps brighten up my overall outlook without going too geisha or getai."



One of our favourite things about makeup is its versatility, the ease of creating a variety of looks and moods through subtle changes in colour or texture. Since we've caught the K-Wave fever, we got together with LANEIGE and gave three of our Clozette Ambassadors a Korean makeover, taking inspiration from sweet, girly K-looks and also channelling the makeup style of popular K-Drama actress Park Shin Hye and K-Pop star Hyuna

Here are our Clozette Ambassadors Sydney, Celine, and Kymm before their makeover!

(left to right: Sydney, Celine, Kymm)

And since one cannot recreate a Korean-inspired makeup look without perfect ombre lips. we were excited to see LANEIGE's latest spring collection launch, the Two-Tone Lip Bar, in action!

Sydney with the Two-Tone Lip Bar

With Korean stars rocking perfectly ombre lips from the runway to the K-Pop stage, the Two-Tone Lip Bar now makes it easier than ever to achieve that dual colour pout that gives the illusion of a fuller, juicier lips. It features a dual complementary colour combination that naturally blurs colour boundaries, while its moisturising texture allows it to glide smoothly onto the lips for effortless application.

To fully capture the K-Beauty looks, our Ambassadors were treated to a full hair and makeup makeover, with LANEIGE and Clozette's talented team of makeup and style experts who beautifully transformed the girls to be K-Beauty ready.

Makeup Makeover Essentials

The LANEIGE makeover team came prepared with the brand's range of top products, such as their BB Cushion, Lumi Volume Primer, Watery Cushion Concealer, K-Secret Cushion Tint, Pure Radiant Shadow and Blush, Jet Curling Mascara, and of course their Two-Tone Lip Bar. The team also prepped the girls' skin with products from LANEIGE's Water Bank line, giving the girls soft, supple skin to complement the K-makeup.

Celine getting her hair done for her "Romatic Spring Look"

Kymm looking fresh-faced

Click next to see the final looks created for the girls >>

Celine Chiam


Romantic Spring Look:

In line with the coming of Spring, Celine channelled a sweet, romantic vibe for her first makeover look. Soft, pink pastel colours were used to bring a touch of brightness to her face. The look was finished off with a sleek, braided bun that complemented the lace details of her white dress. 

Park Shin Hye:

Celine's K-Drama look was inspired by popular Korean actress Park Shin Hye who is best known for her roles in K-Dramas such as Flower Boys Next Door and Pinocchio. Shin Hye's style is that of a sweet girl-next-door with a clean, simple makeup look that emphasizes her natural features. This was a perfect fit for Celine who embodies that natural sweetness to pull this off.

Kymm Liang


Party Look:

Kymm's party-ready look featured a sultry grey-toned smoky eye that was well-blended around the crease for a softened look that will stand out at any party. The eyes were balanced out with a peachy-nude lip that emphasized Kymm's naturally full pout. 


Kymm's K-Pop inspired look channelled the daring style of Hyuna, the main rapper of the K-Pop girl group, 4Minute. With such a unique edge in her personality, Hyuna is known for bold makeup looks that play with colour and texture. Quite similar to this look which saw Kymm in a bejewelled lips, bright eye makeup, and tousled ombre hair ensemble.

Sydney Ho


Fresh & Dewy:

For Sydney, the team chose to accentuate her features with a fresh and dewy makeup look that Korea has been widely known for. The key to achieving this look is perfecting the skin with a moisturising product for that supple, pore-less look. The skin is then finished off with a light application of base products to keep the face looking fresh and uncakey.

Red Carpet:

With her sharp features and captivating eyes, Sydney was the perfect choice to channel a K-inspired Red Carpet look. Embodying the allure of K-Stars, Sydney's makeover consisted of a polished brow, softly lined eyes, fuchsia ombre lip, and a radiant blush for a subtle glow. The look was finished off with a sultry side-swept hairstyle with softly, flowing curls.  

So whose makeover did you like the most?

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Let's kick off the Spring season with these videos we found from our newly-discovered vloggers! Just like every week, we rounded up the best and most applicable videos for the current season, and that includes International Women's Day. We have also included a DIY beauty video and a style video on Bohemian fashion.

So without further a do, here are the top 5 videos for this week!


Beauty DIY's | 2 Facial Masks + 1 Scrub

By: Nicole Guerriero 

We recently discovered this sassy and beautiful Youtube Vlogger, Nicole Guerriero, and we are loving every bit of her--especially her DIY beauty videos such as this. These are super quick and easy beauty alternatives you can do at home. And the best part? The ingredients are au naturel and easy to find! 

Korean Skincare Routine (Summer)

By: Rachel's Beauty Talk

It's not summer yet; but that doesn't mean you can't start getting ready for it this Spring! Check out this summer-ready skincare from Rachel's Beauty Talk. And yes, it features Korean products as well! Koreans are known for their flawless skin, so this video might come in handy for you. She mentions 3 products that stood out for us: Laneige Multi Cleanser, Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask, and Laneige Water Bank Serum. Side note: we love how she edits her videos with tips!

Favorite Purple Lipsticks & Lip Glosses

By: BeautywithEmilyFox

Since it's International Women's Day today, it's essential to include this in our roundup! Commemorate this very special day for women all over the world by wearing Purple. In this case, why not wear Purple on your lips? This swatch video from BeautywithEmilyFox shows several shades of Purple you can use, starting from the light ones up to the dark and vampy ones. 

How To Apply Bronzer

By: Clozette TV

Look extra vibrant and sunkissed with a bronzer! If you still don't know how to use and apply bronzer, here's a video from ClozetteTV to help you out. Applying bronzer accentuates your cheekbones and that can definitely define and enhance your face. 

Boho Festival Inspired Outfit Ideas | Bohemian Fashion Style

By: StealTheSpotlight

After seeing Tiffany and Coco's fascination and passion for the Bohemian style in this article, we got inspired and considered to try it out. Boho is such a free-flowing and unique style that is beyond the usual minimal looks we've been seeing. To help everyone like us who's suddenly into Boho fashion, here is StealTheSpotlight 's lookbook video for some outfit ideas to get you started.