Beauty In A GIFy: An Easy Summer Makeup Tutorial | Clozette

There’s no better time to channel that bronzed goddess glow than during the summer. Vacation plans and trips to the beach are a surefire way to achieve that enviable tan. But what happens when your vacation ends up a staycation — when you’d rather avoid the heat in favour of cooler temperatures? Or maybe you’re one of those who tend to burn easily even after slathering layer upon layer of SPF. Whatever the case, we’ve devised a cheat to that healthy, sun-kissed look you can wear during the warm summer months and have people guessing where you took that holiday.

Step 1: Light it up.

highlight demo

Apply base makeup as preferred, though we suggest tinted moisturiser or a lightweight foundation for a fresh-faced look. You can opt to spot conceal with a heavier foundation/concealer for blemishes and dark spots. Use a liquid or cream highlighter to highlight your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose and your cupid’s bow to illuminate your face.

Step 2: Give it some warmth.

bronzer demo

Powder lightly over areas of excess shine. Apply bronzer to the hollows of your cheeks to add definition. You may also blend it up to your temples and forehead if you’d like more warmth. Dust a bit of bronzer across the bridge of your nose where the sun naturally hits. Use a brown eyebrow pencil or eyeliner to draw some freckles on to your nose, dotting randomly for a natural look. Use a fine-tipped liner brush and some brown eyeshadow to draw darker spots. Pat lightly to finish.

Step 3: Prettify your peepers.

eye makeup demo

Using the same bronzer, sweep the product over your lids focusing on the crease with a fluffy eyeshadow brush. Brush your brows up and outwards with a spoolie and set them in place with a clear or natural-toned brow gel. Curl your lashes and swipe on a lengthening and defining mascara for fluttery-looking lashes. You may also opt to tightline your eyes with a black eyeliner for increased definition.

Step 4: Add a pop of colour.

lipstick demo

Swipe on a peach-toned lipstick on to your lips. Pat it in to blur any edges/harsh lines and dab the excess product on to your cheeks for a flushed look.

Now you can step out looking like you've vacationed somewhere with lots of sun. We hope you enjoyed this little makeup tutorial and stay tuned for more looks.



Taking your makeup off before bed is a crucial step for any night-time skincare routine. However, it can be quite frustrating when you’ve swiped on your toner and still found traces of your makeup still peeking at you from the cotton pad. The good news is, an affordable new makeup remover has arrived on the market, and it’s approved by makeup artists. Say hello to the NIVEA Professional Micellar Water.

We attended NIVEA's launch last 17 April to witness the unveiling of their new product in Singapore. Tested by makeup artists in Singapore and the UK, NIVEA Professional Micellar Water’s lightweight formula penetrates deeply into pores to lift away dirt, oil, and sebum in one simple step, as shown on the demo with the model below. 

nivea pro micellar demo

Its unique Micellar Complex features a bi-phase formula that combines micellar technology and dry oils. Together, this fast-acting, fast-absorbing formula works like a magnet to trap stubborn makeup and impurities from the skin. This makes it easier to wipe off makeup without any unnecessary dragging or tugging at the skin, which can cause fine lines and wrinkles.

nivea pro micellar water

The addition of black tea extract gives it antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to help keep skin clear and glowing — perfect for the city girl constantly exposed to smoke and environmental pollution. The formula is also fragrance-free making it safe for sensitive skin types.

If you're piqued, NIVEA’s new makeup remover has two variants. The NIVEA Professional Micellar Water (SGD19.90/~USD15 for 400ml) is recommended for heavy makeup users and is good for removing waterproof makeup sans the greasy residue afterwards that most cleansing balms leave. The NIVEA Professional Micellar Wipes (SGD10.90/~USD8 for 20 sheets), on the other hand, is a travel-friendly option, offering the convenience of makeup removal in one full swipe. Whichever you choose, it’s guaranteed to leave you fresh-faced and ready to proceed with the rest of your skincare routine.

(Cover photo from: @niveaitalia

The NIVEA Professional Micellar Water is now available at Guardian stores and will be available at Watsons stores from 25 April 2019. The NIVEA Professional Micellar Wipes will be available exclusively at Watsons stores starting 25 April 2019.



When fresh, dewy skin is in, it’s no surprise that healthy, moisturised lips with a glossy finish are making a comeback as well. Lipstick Queen, the purveyor of the perfect pout, released some exciting new products to help you achieve this look. Start with an even-textured canvas with the Lip Restore Scrub. Its gel-based formula hydrates lips and peppermint oil lends a cooling sensation while enhancing your natural pout. Follow up with the Lip Restore Balm, which is formulated with an ultra-hydrating formula consisting of vegetable lanolin to nourish lips and seal in moisture.

Add some mirror-like shine to your pretty pucker with the Rear View Mirror Lip Lacquer. This innovative gloss features a jelly-like stick that melts easily on to the lips resulting in a comfortable, high-finish, and non-sticky shine. Vitamin E helps retain hydration while film formers provide long-lasting wear. Currently, there are nine shades available to this range: Berry Tacoma (a bright raspberry), Drive My Mauve (a mauve-infused taupe), Fast Car Coral (a vibrant ruby red), Joy Ride Java (a subtle warm cocoa), Little Red Convertible (a classic true red), Low Rider Raisin (a deep plum wine), Magenta Fully Loaded (a lustrous bright plum), and Thunder Rose (a warm lively pink).

The Lipstick Queen products are available at Escentials Paragon, Escentials TANG Orchard, and Escentials Takashimaya.