Four 2-Ingredient DIY Face Masks | Clozette

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Hydrate, exfoliate, tighten, brighten, and many more — these are the reasons why we use face masks. From the ever-so-popular sheet masks to ones with charcoal that just suck out all the dirt in your face, you got to admit, face masks are pretty much the bomb.

Every skin type can use them because they’re not as abrasive as exfoliators, and they make a great addition for pampering or relaxation sessions in the bathroom. But the downside, is that face masks (especially the most effective ones) can often break your wallet.

Our solution? Make your own! Natural, DIY face masks are often even better than store-bought ones because they don’t contain added preservatives and fragrances. So if you want to go the healthy way to clear, glowing skin, here are 4 2-ingredient DIY masks that are extremely easy to make!


Green Tea + Honey

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Perfect for those who want a good dose of exfoliation, a green tea and honey face mask will slough away all of your skin’s dead cells, calm redness, reduce pimples and other blemishes, without drying them all out! Honey, a good moisturiser, will quench your skin’s thirst for that radiant glow, making this face mask a cheap 2-in-1 product that zaps blemishes away and moisturises your face! Just cut out a used (cold) green tea bag and put all the leaves into a bowl and add a teaspoon of honey to make a paste. Apply it after cleansing your skin, let it sit for 5-10 minutes and rinse with warm water, and that’s it!

Papaya + Lemon

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A mask made of pureed papaya and pure lemon juice will refine and tone your skin for a healthier, younger you! The vitamins and enzymes in papaya are good for anti-aging benefits and helping fight pimples and scars as it gently exfoliates the skin and hydrates it. The vitamin C in lemon juice will control oil production and lighten up scars and acne marks -- a powerful, acne fighting mask indeed!

Mash up a few chunks of papaya and mix it together with a teaspoon of lemon juice, apply it all over your face and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Moisturize well after and you will soon have smooth, clean skin!

Banana + Yogurt

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Love putting bananas in your sandwiches and shakes? Or just eating it as it is? Well you’ll love this DIY banana and yogurt face mask that will refine and brighten your complexion! Bananas have good anti-aging benefits as it combats dryness and smoothens out your skin’s surface, as well as cleansing your pores to remove any impurities hidden within. When combined with a teaspoon of yogurt, which fights acne while hydrating the skin, this easy-to-make mask will make it into your skincare routine in no time!

Apple Cider Vinegar + Water

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Using vinegar as on your face? Don’t be afraid as this method dates back to ancient Greece! Usually used as a toner, apple cider vinegar and water can be transformed into a face mask by mixing 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of water, gently applying it all over your face, and letting it dry! This mask is perfect for those suffering with acne as apple cider vinegar is known to kill bacteria that clogs pores and reduces inflammation by softly exfoliating the skin, and lessening the marks and scars. But remember, never use this on its own as it might be too abrasive on your skin and cause even more damage.


What are some of your favourite DIY masks? Tell us in the comments below!



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The holiday season is always made better with holiday collections; and this year, beauty brands have been releasing amazing collections in preparation for the holidays and we are definitely not complaining.

One down side to this though, is that if you don’t get them these holidays, you will not be able to get them again. Limited edition product woes indeed!

So we’ve sifted through all the amazing collections out there and have picked out the four collections we think should be on your Christmas shopping list this year!


Maybelline Holiday Kit

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This is the brand’s first ever holiday collection, naturally we are excited about it! Maybelline has released two palettes: Up In Smoke and Gilded in Gold. Both palettes include 4 eye shadow colours, 1 blush colour, 1 highlight colour and 1 lip colour but the Gilded in Gold palette includes and additional eyeliner.

Photo source: ImaBeautyGeek
Giorgio Armani Luxe is More Holiday Collection

Photo source: Brown Thomas

This holiday collection consists of a double layer compact eye and face palette, 3 shimmery liquid eyeshadow colours, and 6 matte lip lacquer shades. The Luxe is More palette is definitely one of the best palettes out there this holiday season, with very wearable mixes of pearl finish and matte neutral colours. The ten eyeshadow colours are unique to the palette and it also comes with 2 cream foundations and a luminous pressed powder. The packaging is pretty and luxe with its gold details, and comes in a handy compact size perfect for travelling!

Photo source: Giorgio Armani Beauty USA

Maison Kitsune for Shu Uemura

This collection has got to be the cutest collection ever. The east meets west collection was done on point with its sweet happy colours and collectible worthy packaging. The Indigo Eye and Cheek Palette exudes that bubbly Japanese style, while its Plum counterpart alludes to the chic French style. Not to be missed are also the Tricolor-In-A-Blink Falsies, New Youth Must-Have Premium Brush set, and preciously cute Curious Eye-catching Premium Makeup Box.

Check out the full collection here

eSpoir Sense of Secret Collection

eSpoir is a Korean street makeup brand tat never fails to disappoint in terms of its special collections and quality of its products. For its reasonably affordable price, it is no wonder Korean makeup artists choose to use their products. So if you are in Korea for the holidays, be sure to pop by an eSpoir store to get your hands on these beautifully designed Sense of Secret collection with its amazing colours and quality. This is definitely on our must-buy list this Christmas!

Photos from Amore Pacific Design Lab


Which of these sets have you got in your must-buy list? Share with us in the comments below!


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December is upon us and with that comes a brand new Stylescope! For this month, we have the adventurous and independent Sagittarius who always wants to find the meaning of life through thrilling adventures and experiences. Don’t be fooled by their craving for excitement though, because this sign can be philosophical and religious too — they're often called wanderers or truth-seekers.

This positive and enthusiastic sign is similar to the girl-next-door type, but the Sagittarius is more than that as they are natural-born, noble leaders. So if you’re a Sagittarius like our very own Clozette Ambassador Paperkitties, check out what fashion and beauty essentials are a perfect fit for you this month!


What To Expect This Month

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Great news, this month will be one of the best times in your life! Your career will grow as more opportunities come in, and you will experience a rush of energy during these circumstances and will surely prevail. This is a great month to fall in love too as its the happiest time of the year with all the holidays and your career expanding. But, be careful of overworking yourself; too much of something is never a good thing.

Colour Of The Month: Light Blue

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Light blue is the perfect colour for the exciting and optimistic Sagittarius as it gives a bright and happy feeling to whoever sees it. This shade matches the fun and positive personality of this Zodiac sign, and will add a beautiful subtle pop of colour to all of your outfits!

Fashion Icon: Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift perfectly embodies the Sagittarius sign with her fun attitude, outgoingness, her large group of friends (#SquadGoals), and her bright-colored outfits on stage and off! She has a girl-next-door vibe that just screams fun and warmth, comparable to tiny rays of sunshine!

Style-To-Rock: Sporty Chic

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Because Sagittarius is always craving physical activities, it only makes sense to opt for some chic, comfy clothes that can be worn on a hike, or in the gym, or for running a few errands. Don’t feel restricted with colours, too, as you can go as bright or bold as you want! Just make sure it's something you feel comfortable in.

Beauty Item: Etude House Color In Liquid Lips

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The Sagittarius is a lip woman, always wearing the brightest and boldest colours out there. So for this month, rock a purple pout with Etude House’s Color In Liquid Lips in #17PP502! It’s perfect for the cooler and festive season, and it will give your lips opaque coverage but with a glossy finish, making your lips look delectable!


Have more tips for this energetic sign? Share it with us in the comment section below!