Eye Makeup Looks That Are Perfect For Monolids | Clozette

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If you’re Asian, chances are you have single eyelids, also known as monolids. Since the beauty industry has often been dominated by Western culture -- women and men who usually have deep set eyes or double eyelids -- it can be hard to find products or looks that would look great on your sultry peepers.

But thanks to the Internet, finding makeup looks -- from simple ones you can do everyday to full-on glam -- isn’t difficult anymore as more and more women with monolids are coming out with their own tutorials. So if you have single eyelids and need a little guidance on how to contour, shade, and line them, keep reading for our favourite makeup looks you can cop.


Soft Smokey Eye by Dasha Kim

For an easy and soft smokey eye, you don’t need to look any further because this tutorial by Dasha Kim is all you will need. And the best part is that the final look is versatile – wearable for both day and night, for whatever occasion.

Everyday Glowing Makeup by joycebean

If you’re just looking for a simple and easy way to make your beautiful eyes (and other features) pop, this glowy makeup look is the answer to every single eyelid lady's prayers. 


Winged Eyeliner by Kicki Yang Zhang

Getting the perfect winged liner is most likely the number one thing most Asian girls want achieve as it just complements monolids beautifully. Thanks to Kicki Yang Zhang's tutorial, you’ll be able to rock a winged liner in no time.

Neutral Cut Crease by Coffee & Cashmere

Lovers of a cut crease, rejoice, because this tutorial will inspire every man and woman with monolids to create their own versions of this glamorous EOTD.


Valentine’s Day Makeup by Hana Lee

With the holidays and New Year festivities over, the next occasion to look forward to is Valentine’s Day. Whether or not you have a boyfriend, you can always get glammed up with this pink, romantic look that will be perfect for going out with your best single friends.


Want more makeup tips? Then read here for the best eyeliner hack for girls with monolids.



Welcoming the new year is always exciting because present are the ideas of getting another fresh start and having more opportunities to look forward to. But to us beauty addicts, there's another thing that makes us anticipate the new year even more: new beauty launches.

From drugstore to high end, skincare to make-up, we simply can't say no to brands announcing what they have in store for us this year. So to keep you in the know with the latest beauty launches this month (and help you prep that beauty stash upgrade list), here are some of our top beauty picks we can't wait to hit the stores ASAP. 


Kiehl's Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream

For the new year, rejuvenate your skin and take your skincare routine to the next level with Kiehl's new Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream. With Manuka Honey and Korean Red Ginseng Root as some of the main ingredients, this helps heal and renew skin that has been damaged by environmental factors we encounter everyday. It's definitely great for keeping your skin fresh and glowing throughout the rest of the busy year! 

Benefit POREfessional Pore Minimising Makeup

If you loved the original POREfessional Face Primer, this one will surely be another staple in your beauty stash. Get ready to have smooth and flawless coverage that minimises the appearance of pores. Benefit's new POREfessional Pore Minimising Makeup comes with a sponge-tip applicator that makes it convenient to bring for whatever adventures you have during the day. And did we mention that it controls excess surface oil for up to 8 hours?
Etude House Limited Edition Give Me Luck Collection

Whether or not you believe in the universality of "luck," this new limited edition Give Me Luck collection from Etude House will surely prove that there are lucky beauty finds indeed.  Be ready to take on this season’s latest Spring/Summer trends, ranging from warm neutral tones to refreshing peachy colours reminiscent of spring, with the brand's signature Look at My Eyes eyeshadows and Color in Liquid Lips Juicy lip tints in a range of limited-edition colours.

Innisfree Orchid Sleeping Pack

Want to wake up to fresh and plump-looking skin? Take this one home and add it to your nighttime routine! Reverse damage caused by sun, pollution and other free radicals while you sleep with innisfree's new jelly-like Orchid Sleeping Pack, and seal the deal to strengthen, firm up and smoothen skin.

Laneige Lash-fessional Mascara + Two Tone Tint Lip Bar

Off to plan out your new beauty haul? Add these two new products from Laneige that will definitely be your next faves.

Bid goodbye to all mascara problems as this K-beauty brand introduces the latest multi-functional Lash-fessional Mascara, which promises volume and length, minus the clumpy, spider-legs look and feel. No need to be a pro to achieve lush lashes that brighten up your look with this one. 

Plus, following the global success of their Two Tone Lip Bar, another soon-to-be must-have is their new Two Tone Tint Lip Bar that helps you achieve a youthful, moisture-rich pout which Korean celebs are sporting. This comes in eight pastel colors, including mint, purple and blue, combined with reds and pinks, for that beautifully fun gradient finish.

Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Intense

As the brand's first anti-aging cushion, Sulwhasoo's Perfecting Cushion Intense encapsulates the brand's expertise in precious Asian ingredients and cutting-edge makeup technologies to come up with a formula that achieves a firm and smooth complexion. The lightweight formula also blends perfectly with the skin while making sure that it doesn't clog up your pores, making this the perfect pick to reach for when you do your makeup. 

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence In Chinese New Year Festive Bottle

What better way to celebrate the coming of the Year Of The Rooster than with bright and glowing skin? Packaged in a multi-coloured Phoenix limited edition design, SK-II's sought-after Facial Treatment Essence invites everyone to greet the new year with transformational beauty both inside and out. 

Maybelline Super BB Fresh Matte Cushion

Lightweight with buildable coverage, this new addition to Maybelline's collection of affordable and amazing products gives us another reason to drop by and linger a little longer at their counters. It's a great pick for those with oily skin as this comes with a matte finish; you don't need to worry about your skin looking flat as this gives a smooth and radiant effect as it sets.  


Aside from upgrading your beauty stash, make sure you push through with your New Year's resolutions throughout 2017 with our top tips here.



(Cover photo from: Beautybyrah)

In just two days, we’ll all be talking about 2017 and what to look forward to. That means tons of speculation on what trends – both for fashion and beauty – we should all look out for, what to sport to be ahead of the times, and various ways on how to style these new ‘it’ clothes and looks.

But before we start predicting what’s going to be big in the new year, we thought we’d do a little “Throwback Thursday” to give some love to our favourite fashion and beauty trends of 2016. So keep reading below to find out which trends we fell head over heels for and couldn’t stop wearing.


Skinny Scarves

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Because we live in a tropical climate, we don’t always have an excuse to wear a scarf. But thanks to the introduction of the skinny scarf, we were able to rock it with more OOTDs than we can count. Plus, it came in various materials and textures, so we were able to easily mix things up.

The Lob

(Photo from: AnastasiaLove)

Is there a more universally flattering haircut than the lob? Whether worn straight, wavy, or curly, it beautifully emphasises your best facial features because it’s the perfect balance between short and long. It’s so chic that we’re sure this haircut will still be popular in 2017!


Bell Sleeves

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Whenever we needed to give our outfit a fashionable pop but still wanted to keep things simple and sleek, bell sleeves became our new go-to. Why? Because it’s able to add dimension, shape and edge to a look without overwhelming you.

Extreme Strobing

(Photo from: curlsandmints)

While we love the power of contouring, strobing stole our hearts the minute we came across it in various fashion shows and makeup tutorials. When chiseling out your features, why use two products when you can just use one, right? Plus, with strobing, it’s easier to get that Korean dewy look everyone loves.



(Photo from: ReginaChow)

It's perfect for work, nights out with the girls, fancy dinner parties, and whatever else you can think of. Culottes became a closet staple for us in 2016 because of its elegant cut that made it easy to style. So whether we wanted a casual, work, or more formal look, just by changing up a little detail, we were able to make the perfect outfit.

A Pop of Colour

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Nothing can ever take over the sheer sophistication of a neutral eye, but this year we were in the mood for a little more colour. Blue, green, fuchsia, and lavender -- the bright colours we sported on our lids, lips, and hair -- were endless and they looked just as elegant as a neutral makeup look.


Pinafore and Slip Dresses

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Ask anyone what their favourite trends are from 2016 were, and we guarantee you pinafore and slip dresses are two of them. Ever since the 90’s aesthetic exploded this year, this layering trend has been seen on the streets and runways because of its versatility, flattering silhouette and statement-making capabilities.

Gradient Lips

(Photo from: fionaseah)

In need of a natural, yet fuller-looking pout? Gradient lips, darling. It's no wonder why it's one of our favourite K-beauty trends. By doing a little swiping and mixing, we’re instantly able to create a soft but bold lip look that emulates the ones sported by our favourite Korean celebrities.



(Photo from: CelineChiam)

From tops to pants to skirts, micropleats is one of those trends that can be worn in any part of your outfit and will still look chic. And aside from the texture and dimension it adds, we love the way it feels, too; its soft material is extremely comfortable to wear.

Warm Lids

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While 2016 was the year we decided to rock brighter colours on our eyes, it was also the year we dove into warm eyeshadow territory. From coppers to chocolates, we couldn’t get enough of the classic tone on our lids. And whether we wore it alone or smoked out, it always turned out “cool girl” gorgeous.