First Look: Urban Decay X Kristen Leanne | Clozette


Collaborations between makeup brands and beauty influencers are always fun. They're a mixture of what the brand is about and what the influencer is known for, which almost always guarantee a unique product. The same can be said about the fruit of collaboration between Urban Decay Cosmetics and YouTuber Kristen Leanne. The Kaleidoscope Dream Palette is, as the name suggests, colourful and striking — just what the brand and Leanne are known for. 




We were lucky to have been able to take the palette for a swing, and we must say, it's definitely fit for the holidays. The palette has 10 pans of varying shapes and sizes. The shadows also vary in texture and finish; there are matte and shimmery ones. On top of our list of must-cover-our-lids-with colours are Corona (a golden shimmery shadow that one might mistake as similar to champagne but is actually named after Leanne's favourite brand of beer) and Lime Time (a refreshing metallic green).  The palette also features a good-sized mirror and a dual-ended eyeshadow brush.



The palette, which is the first collaboration Urban Decay has created with a beauty influencer, will be available for purchase around March 2018. But it will launch in the U.S. first on 7 January (8 January, SG time) at urbandecay.com and free-standing Urban Decay stores. It will be available in the entire U.S. on 25 January.

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The weekend beckons! But we still have a lot of things to ponder on before we finally rest and revel in the peace and quiet of the no-work days. Here are some of the fascinating things we think you should think about before you jet off to your weekend destination.


Wedding tracksuits?

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One of the most thought-about parts of a wedding, for women, is the dress. But at this day and age, would you consider the dress passé? And would you dare to wear a tracksuit on your big day? Well, Vetements want you to consider it.

Dover Street-exclusive Gucci pieces


Snag exclusive Gucci Cruise 2018 items at Dover Street Market starting today! There are so many fun and interesting pieces, including this graphic t-shirts.


All your travel makeup problems solved



We all know the struggle of packing and eventually unearthing our makeup during a trip. Well, this bag promises to help lessen that burden. 

Sephora Lipstories



Sephora has released a new collection of lipsticks in three finishes, and the packaging is just gorgeous!


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Check out fun news bits from earlier this week here.

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As beauty junkies, we are always on the lookout for the best makeup and skincare products out there. And we're lucky that we have found kindred spirits in our Community of equally enthusiastic beauty lovers. With the help of the Clozette Beauty Awards 2017, we were also able to hear your voice and learn about what tickles your beauty fancy. With over 10,000 votes from across Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines, we've come to a conclusion. Folks, here are the best beauty products of 2017 as voted by you. 


The Bare Essential




The cleanser to rule them all: The Laneige Fresh Calming Gel Cleanser. This cleanser not only ensures that your skin is clean and free of all dirt and impurities, it also soothes and restores the skin's moisture.


The Youth Elixir



Say hello to a youthful complexion no matter what age you are with the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II. This serum has been proven to dramatically reduce the signs of skin ageing and is great for all skin types. 


The Illuminator




Bring out your inner glowing goddess and let her shine through with skin that's healthy, plump and just glowing. You can definitely do so with the help of the SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence. With Pitera-infused GenOptics Complex, this essence reduces visible and hidden dark spots on your skin. It also leaves your skin looking radiant from within.


The Skin Quencher


You'll never have a dry skin day ever again, thanks to the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask. With its Sleeptox purifying effect, this cult-favourite mask will help you wake up with a well-rested appearance and a moisturised and revitalised complexion.



The Sun Saver



Make sure you're warding off the bad effects of the sun's rays on the skin with the help of Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA++++. This sun saver has Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps prevent damage made by free radicals. It's also lightweight, so it's perfect to use whether you're putting makeup on or not.


The Ace of Base




Lay a flawless foundation for your smashing makeup look with the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup. This foundation with a matte finish and great oil control power lasts probably more than you intend to wear it (24 hours!). Despite all these factors, it's lightweight and comfortable on the skin.



The Cushion Game-Changer


The cushion game is still going strong. If you haven't picked up one yet, then we definitely suggest you make the Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control your first. For skin that looks perfect but still like your own skin, this is what you need.


The Glow Goddess



Rihanna's Fenty Beauty is out to change the game. The line may be a newcomer, but it's already getting rave reviews. The Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick, for one, already has the Clozette seal of approval for its highlighting effect that feels light-as-air on the skin.



The Power Pucker


This may no longer come as a surprise. For years, MAC Cosmetics' Matte Lipstick, have reigned supreme and on top of the list of many beauty junkies when it comes to giving their lips a luscious colour. And, as it turns out, you agree that the creamy matte, no-shine formula of this cult-favourite is still as great as ever.


The Eye-Con


While some products have won praises for years and years, there are newcomers that prove they're just as great as the classics. The eye product that takes that cake this year is the Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette. This amber-hued palette is easy to blend and use, and can work with all skin tones.



The It Kit


This year, we were not just amused and happy with how some of the products we tested performed, we also added beauty tools to our arsenal. These tools have proven to aid in achieving our beauty goals faster and easier, but the one that bested them all is the Clarisonic Mia 2 Facial Sonic Cleansing 2-Speed Brush. This facial cleansing brush removes dirt, oil and makeup on your skin six times better than your hands. 


The One-And-Only


While we may have differences when it comes to our choices in some beauty product categories, there's one product that seems to be a winner for us all. For the third time in a row, the one and only product that gets the seal of approval from most beauty connoisseurs is the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask


Thank you for making your voice heard! And as promised, 10 of you will take home hampers containing an assortment of the winning products. Are you one of them? Congratulations, and thank you for voting to the following: Huiching Tan, Nur Fatin Amanina Nordin, Rhodenica Latido, Rhoann Olvario, Mylene Mundo, Chantal Seng, Jia ann Chong, Chloe Ang, Fathima Imraanah Mohd Shahrim and Huixin Choon. A Clozette representative will get in touch with you on how to redeem your prize!

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