Four Reasons Why We Love Lippies | Clozette

At this day and age where lipsticks come in every form, shape, size and shade, it’s not hard to imagine why a girl just can’t get enough of this little makeup masterpiece. Whether you're the type who only picks that top of the line lippie for an every day look or the type who loves collecting lipsticks (like most of us), one can never run out of choices and reasons not to love those lipsticks.


So if you're still wondering why there is all this hype around lippies, here’s a little rundown of why we just love lippies!


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It is a substitute BFF 




Feel like crying a river after eating a bowl of 700 calorie Laksa? Or feeling villain-y and want to evil laugh your way back to your desk after beating that deadline? It’s okay, whatever mood you are in, that lipstick will never ever judge you. Just pop a matte lipstick in pink to hide the sinful grease of that Laksa, or swipe that vampy plum lippie and feel that Maleficent vibe without looking cray-cray. Those lipsticks are the instant Karlie to your Taylor!

It’s the closest thing you can get to being a superstar 




On days when you feel like copying your favourite celeb's look, a good lippie is there for you! Like, you want to look like Jennifer Lawrence but don’t have the guts to get a pixie cut. Or you probably want to be like an empress ala Ha Ji Won in Empress Ki but do not have money to burn to go to the Forbidden City-- don’t fret. Just swipe that Dior Addict or NARS lipstick and take a selfie. Bam! Instant photo shoot like an A-list celebrity!



It might be the most effortless flirting tool




Get your LBD, put your hair up and swipe that Giorgio Armani in 400 and you are most certainly date-ready. That's the magic only a lippie can give without breaking a sweat!



It’s a good conversation piece




When you are running out of things to say, give your colleague the usual greeting with a matching compliment of “that lipstick shade looks nice!” This guarantees a short yet fruitful conversation about lippies and you might even find a BFF if you find out you love the same lipstick shade!  


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Keeping your body moving with a regular fitness routine is one of the best ways to give your skin that bright, flawless complexion. As your body sweats and your heart rate goes up, your skin reacts by purging your body of toxins as blood rushes through your body for a natural oxygen and nutrient boost. But when it comes to putting together a fitness routine, what are the exercises you should be doing?

While 'Yoga' and 'Pilates' typically come to mind--with both exercises being hyped for years as women everywhere celebrate the positive results from a good Yoga or Pilates session--sometimes, it's great to break out and try something new. Not only will it give your body a jolt of energy from the change of pace, but it'll also prevent you from getting burned-out and bored by your workout regimen.

So if you're looking to try something new to add to your fitness routine, here are 5 new fitness trends to try!

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Barre Workout


If you've always envied the toned and trim bodies of dancers, then Barre Workout is something you definitely need to try next. It's a fusion of ballet with yoga and pilates poses. It aims to lengthen, trim, and tone your body while increasing flexibility. For added strength training, handheld weights may also be incorporated into the routine.
Boxing



For a really high-intensity exercise that puts your whole body to work, give Boxing a try! It sculpts and strengthens your arms, core, and legs for a trim and lean physique. Best thing about it: all that sweating and cardio work is great for the skin as well as your body cleanses itself of toxins and pumps vital nutrients to keep you energized throughout the workout.


HIIT Workouts


Only have 30 minutes or less each day for a workout? No problem! Just get in on the HIIT trend! HIIT Workouts alternate between short-but-intense bursts of activity and low-intensity movements. It aims to burn fat quickly without sacrificing muscle; and it's also regarded as one of the most effective fat-burning workout around, making you sweat more for a leaner, trimmer silhouette. Best thing about it? It makes exercising a lot easier, so you have no excuse not to work out. And we all know that a daily workout routine does wonders for the skin, making skin look, clear and glowing from the inside.

For a quick HIIT workout you can do at home, try this simple routine: 20 seconds of intense exercise like jogging in place, sit-ups, or push-ups. Then, follow it up quickly with 40 seconds of rest. Repeat until you've hit your 30 minutes mark.


Meditation


Staying fit is not only a physical game but also a mental one. Nothing keeps you feeling and looking young and fresh than a revitalized, well-rested mind that's free of stress and worries. So add a few minutes of meditation in your day to keep your mind sharp, alert, and happy. You'll soon see positive changes reflected on your body--such as a fresher skin complexion and brighter eyes.


Facial Exercises



While there are a number of fitness routines to keep your body trim, it's a little harder to spot target your face. With the latest beauty trend of a youthfully contoured face, a variety of facial exercises and face massage techniques are now sought after by beauty and fitness enthusiasts as it relieves tension and increases circulation on the face.

So for a facial exercise routine that you can easily incorporate in your beauty regimen, we're loving Clinique's Sculptwear™ system. Touted as a 1-minute facial fitness program, it's a kit that comes with a Lift and Contour Serum and a Contouring Massage Cream Mask. Both are best applied with the Clinique Sonic Massaging Treatment applicator as it gently massages the lightweight serum and cream into the skin, allowing the products to better absorb for maximum effects. With continued use, skin feels more toned and vibrant with a healthy glow.

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If you weren’t at the Dior Backstage Studio party in ION Orchard Singapore last Saturday, you’d have missed out on the three handy makeup pointers shared by senior Dior Backstage Artist, Chew Toong Han, affectionately known as Han in the beauty circuit. But that’s not all: you also missed out on the real star of the show – the new Dior Addict Lipstick range – which was unveiled by the lovely Leanne in the iconic Be Dior look.




As if pampering ourselves silly with flash makeovers and manicures weren’t enough, the party really started when Han treated the crowd to a live demonstration of achieving the perfect everyday look. These three effortless steps are all you really need to know: 


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Step 1: Fix it and conceal




Want to know how you can conceal your undereye circles, hide your blemishes and prime your lips at the same time? You just need one tool to rule them all –Dior FIX IT. This skin-perfecting stick features a soft-focus powder formula combined with a full-coverage concealer shade to cover and smooth skin flaws. Ladies, that’s your cheat stick to a flawless complexion.

Step 2: Sport a rosy glow




Fake that healthy glow of flushed cheeks for an instant pick-me-up. Han reached out for a Diorblush Cheek Stick and worked his magic to give Leanne’s flawless but dull face a youthful, healthy colour. “One dot for the day, and two dots for the night!” he declared as he dabbed the stick strategically on the apples of her cheeks.



Step 3: Seal the deal with a slap of colour on the lips!



And the moment we had been waiting for – Leanne put the finishing touch to her look by picking up the new Dior Addict Lipstick in Be Dior, and demonstrated the ease of application with a few glides of the highly raved lipstick. 


A luxurious lipstick and lip-gloss in one, the new Dior Addict Lipstick consists of a hydra-gel core in the shape of a CD at the center of the stick. The first layer offers a health-looking sheer sheen, and subsequent layers deliver an extra dose of colour and incredible mirror shine with its topcoat effect. The result is a pair of luscious lips drenched in moisture and fabulous colour.




And there you have it – Leanne is all made up and ready to go!




From left to right: Dior Addict Lipstick in ‘Wonderful’,  ‘Tribale’, ‘Smile’ and ‘Be Dior’


As a big Dior Addict (pun intended), I knew I had to give the new products a shot. I tried the new Dior Addict Lipstick in Be Dior and I was pleasantly surprised by its rich tone when I applied the colour on with a lip brush. It’s not drying with its moisturising hydra-gel core and leaves a natural-looking tint towards the end of the day without any touch-ups – perfect for lazy people like me.


Here’s what the rest of the Clozetters say about the new Dior Addict Lipstick:


 “The Dior Addict lipstick is the one to go for if you're looking for something that's moisturising and hydrating at the same time. It's really easy to wear and you can build the intensity up by applying a few more layers if you like. “ – Kexian, Ad Ops Executive


“I like how moisturising the new Dior Addict Lipstick is, coupled with a silky texture that glides on smoothly. I love that it gives my lips a natural plumped-up look, and I also have a soft spot for pretty lipstick packaging. Who wouldn't love Dior Addict's sleek silver metal and transparent packaging? – Azleena, Campaign Executive


“Thanks to the hydra-gel topcoat and a triple oil complex formulation, the new Dior Addict lipstick has got to be one of the most moisturising lippy in the market. It acts as a lip balm to provide my usually chapped lips the much-needed moisture required. It also provides just the right amount of shine and tinge of colour for everyday use. I'm definitely looking forward to more colours added to this range in the future.” – Carissa, Campaign Manager

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