If you want a quick way to get to know a woman, look inside her go-to bag. It provides a quick summary of who she is and what she's always up to. Plus, it also gives you a peek at what she might be keeping in her vanity. Don't believe us? Just take a look at these snaps from the Clozette Community to see our girls' primping secrets through their beauty bag spills.
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.
Mamonde Spa Oil to Foam Cleanser, SGD20/~USD14.79
Caudalie Glycolic Peel Mask, SGD43/~USD31.80
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.
Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk, SGD37.90/~USD28.03
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."