Achieve Petal Skin In 5 Easy Steps | Clozette

While the mandate of nourishing from within is a key part of good skin, taking care of it from the outside counts for so much as well. We’re sure you’ve heard of the glass skin trend, but this year we’re all about delicate softness that’s just like a flower’s. The secret to soft, smooth, petal-like skin lies in diligence and the careful curation of skincare products that works best for you and your lifestyle. Read on and let us help you achieve the skin you’ve always wanted with our recommendations.

Keeping clean

Mamonde Spa Oil to Foam Cleanser, SGD20/~USD14.79

The first step of any good skincare regimen is cleansing. Whether you’re someone who can’t live without double cleansing or if you prefer a simple, gentle cleanse, this step is crucial to clean and healthy skin that acts as a great base to absorb other products. The Mamonde Spa Oil to Foam Cleanser allows you to double cleanse in one step, treading the line between the best of both worlds. The oil formula transforms into a foam, removing makeup and skin impurities in a flash. Best of all? It smells like a rose garden.

Scrub off

Caudalie Glycolic Peel Mask, SGD43/~USD31.80

The downfall of any complexion is dullness. Fortunately, all you need to do is invest time into exfoliating for that smooth, even complexion that is so sought after. Chemical exfoliating has become very popular lately thanks to the emergence of AHAs and BHAs for various skin care needs. For a quick ten-minute fix, pick up the Caudalie Glycolic Peel Mask to slough off those dead cells with glycolic acid and papaya enzymes for that extra shot of brightness.

Drink up

Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly, SGD60/~USD44.37

A good moisturiser that works for you is a diamond in the rough, but there are always new and improved things to try out in the market. For something that doesn’t clog your pores or give you an oily sheen, try the Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly. It’s light and easy but packs a punch when it penetrates into the skin to lock in that much-needed moisture for a healthy, smooth complexion.

Protect yourself

Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk, SGD37.90/~USD28.03

Sounds a little dramatic, but the damage that UV rays can do to your precious skin is very real indeed, causing premature ageing, wrinkles, and sunspots. We can’t stress enough how important a good sunscreen is and we hope you enjoy the Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk as much as we do. This product contains ingredients such as super hyaluronic acid, marine collagen and rosehip oil to provide hydration and maintain skin condition. It’s also waterproof and is the perfect makeup base as it leaves you feeling silky soft after application.

Creating perfection

Esteé Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation, SGD70/~USD51.77

After all that prep work, your canvas is ready for makeup. With your face already primed with the sunscreen, we reckon you’d love the Esteé Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation to stay fresh and flawless all day long. Long-wearing and smudge-proof, this product allows you to bounce effortlessly from day to night. Formulated to be lightweight but strong enough to withstand nonstop activity, heat, and humidity, you wouldn’t need anything else.



In partnership with artist, drag queen and supermodel Miss Fame, NYX Professional Makeup conducted a series of makeup masterclasses around Asia. During the Singapore leg of their tour, the Clozette team caught up with Miss Fame for a round of quickfire questions. Watch the video and scroll down below to find out about this stylish and daring multi-hyphenate’s take on glamour, haute couture and '90s supermodels.

Bold Eyes or Bold Lips?

"Bold eyes. And the reason for me is I really like to create a focus point where people see you first when they talk with you. So features are very important. It’s actually hard to answer that because both those features are my main focus. But I take a lot of time to do the eye — it’s like the first start to my makeup and it takes a lot of time to do a properly evolved eye but I feel like if you can master a proper eye then you don’t have to take much more time elsewhere. The skin can look fresh and the eye can be the most dramatic statement."

Leather or Silk?

"Leather because it’s a strong fabric and I find it to be just powerful. There’s something about leather that really represents commanding energy and I think it looks like you’re a badass."

Laid back or Glam?

"Glam. All the time. I’m obsessed with glamour; I would want to be perceived in glamour every day of my life even though I’m very laid-back when I’m at home. When I’m working, it’s always glamour 120-130 per cent. Push, push, push!"

Hair or Makeup?

"Makeup. The reason being: it’s what I do; I’m obsessed with makeup. And even if I didn’t have the perfect hair or the perfect wig to finish the look, I could accessorise it with a hat, I could wrap my hair in a scarf, and if the face is perfect then everything else is gonna look cool."

Precision Brow Pencil or Microbrow Pencil?

"That’s tricky. Let’s say Microbrow because I really wanna get nice details and that’s gonna give me that."

Mineral Stick Foundation or Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation?

"For the climate we’re in, I’ll say Can’t Stop Won’t Stop because in this climate we really need to have something that’s gonna give you long wear and mattification. And as soon as you step outside, the humidity? You’re gonna need something that’s gonna be [a] bulletproof foundation and that’s Can’t Stop Won’t Stop."

'90s Supermodels or Old Hollywood Icons?

"I can’t answer that one… I’ll say '90s supermodels because I take inspiration from the genres that you asked. But Linda Evangelista in the '90s was like my all-time mega inspiration for all eternity."

Vivienne Westwood or Jean Paul Gaultier

"Jean Paul Gaultier. That being I just saw his show in Paris for the couture shows and he really brings you a proper Parisian-style couture show. He’s also one of the still-standing ateliers with the house represented by the actual artist so in an era where couture is becoming maybe diluted a little bit because you’re starting to have people like creative directors behind the name, he is still the name and the creative director and the artist creating the whole vision. And his show’s just mind-blowing; you literally feel like you’ve entered another stratosphere of fashion."



Check this: ice cream and skincare? Don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it. French luxury skincare brand Clarins is running the Clarins Ice Cream Bar  at ION Orchard, B4 Singapore. In partnership with gelato boutique Birds of Paradise, Clarins is going to unveil its newest products alongside scoops of delicious ice cream. With eight of the boutique’s best-selling flavours and a limited edition Clarins flavour, guests can enjoy their sweet treat while receiving personalised skincare tips from their resident beauty experts.

Clarins Ice Cream Bar in Singapore

Flavours to choose from are Dark Chocolate Sorbet, Mango Sorbet, Earl Grey Lemongrass, White Chrysanthemum, Hazelnut, Rose Peach Sorbet, Spiced Pear and the Clarins special, Cherry Basil. The Clarins flavour is a reference to the Acerola Cherry, a key ingredient in the brand's White Plus Range, which specialises in brightening the skin to deliver a soft, youthful and rosy glow. The ice cream is white and pink —  a nod to the White Plus Range’s signature colour scheme.

Clarins Ice Cream Bar Products

Some new releases from the brand are the Hydra-Essentiel Moisturising Reviving Eye Mask and the Hydra-Essentiel Moisture-Replenishing Lip Balm. The eye mask contains organic leaf of life whose moisturising properties coupled with Clarins’ special formulation claim to boost hydration by 113% in 10 minutes. Meanwhile, blue lotus wax is the standout ingredient for the Moisture-Replenishing Lip Balm, which coats the lips with a nourishing film to keep them soft and supple for hours. In addition, Clarins will also be unveiling its Spring 2019 makeup collection targeted towards selfie enthusiasts with the hashtag #selfiereadywithclarins. These include the Instant Poreless primer, the Glow2Go dual-ended highlighter and blush, and the Ready In A Flash eyeshadow palette featuring six sparkly shades and a quirky smartphone-like casing.

Clarins Ready In A Flash eyeshadow palette

Clarins Ready In A Flash eyeshadow palette

To avail of the customised skincare experience, visitors can take a simple quiz to find out which skincare and makeup treats will work for them and be advised by Clarins’ beauty experts. Also included is a one-minute lip touch-up. Don’t forget to take some pictures at the interactive photo corners!

Interactive games and displays at Clarins Ice Cream Bar

Catch the Clarins Ice Cream Bar at ION Orchard from 8 March to 17 March, 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM SST.