Get A Kissable Pout With These Lip Caring Tips | Clozette

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For us, beauty junkies, lipstick is not just a glorified crayon. It’s something that instantly gives us a boost of confidence, or one that can instantly change up our MOTDs. However, one of the biggest beauty faux pas one can commit is applying lipstick on dry, chapped lips. Not only does it feel uncomfortable, but it doesn’t look appealing as well.

Dry lips can happen to anyone and they’re usually caused by sun exposure, excessive licking of the lips, dry weather, and dehydration — especially since the skin on the lips is very delicate and thin. So to get the most out of your lipstick, make sure your lips are soft and supple so your lippies can glide on smoothly and evenly.

If you are still struggling with dry and chapped lips, here are our 5 steps that will instantly give you a kissable pout.

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Use a nourishing makeup remover


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First things first, you want to clean your lips off food crumbs, dirt, and makeup before applying anything new – your canvas has to be free of any leftovers for it to look its best. Since lips are so delicate, we recommend using a nourishing makeup remover such as the LANEIGE Lip Eye Makeup Remover Waterproof_EX. Its ultra-mild formula and moisturising extracts will soothe sensitive skin and protect it from harmful environmental factors.


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Exfoliate with a lip scrub


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Once your lips are clean, go in with a lip scrub to slough off all the dead skin cells and to make way for a softer, more even canvas. This will ensure that your lipstick won’t cling to any unsightly dry patches and will stay smooth for hours.


A lip mask will do wonders


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Just like how we use masks for our face and eyes when we want to give it an instant boost of hydration, using one on our lips should be done as well! Thanks to advancements in the beauty world, lip sleeping masks are now available in the market. These masks are usually light in texture and gel-like in consistency to allow the lips to fully absorb the product.

If you’re looking for a good, overnight treatment for your lips, we recommend giving LANEIGE’s Lip Sleeping Mask a try. It erases dead skin overnight and allows lips to retain moisture with its Berry Mix Complex™ and MOISTURE WRAP™. So while you sleep, this mask is working to make your pout smooth and supple by the time you wake up!

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Dab a bit of lip balm on your lips


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Now that your lips are plump and smooth, the best way to seal in all its moisture is with a lip balm. Lightly dab it on your lips for that burst of moisture, without making it too emollient that lipsticks will slide over.

Instead of going for a plain lip balm, though, a great alternative is to use a tinted one, such as the LANEIGE Water Drop Tinted Lip Balm in Juicy Plum. This lip balm will comfortably moisturise your lips, minus the sticky and greasy feeling while delivering a fresh and natural hue to them. This allows any lippies applied on top to beautifully mesh together for a seamless finish.

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Hydrating lippies are your best friends


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But if you want a kissable pout in an instant, just apply a hydrating lipstick! If you think it’s just another “tinted lip balm”, though, the LANEIGE Serum Intense Lipstick will change the way you think about moisturising lippies.

Available in a number of fun shades like Pink Lighting, Violet Fever, and Twinkle Coral, this highly pigmented and hydrating lipstick will give your pout a delicate glow with a vivid colour payoff. Because nowadays, you don’t have to sacrifice opacity for hydration anymore!


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LANEIGE SERUM INTENSE LIPSTICK P43 VIOLET FEVER (SGD34);

LANEIGE SERUM INTENSE LIPSTICK YR24 TWINKLE CORAL (SGD34)


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How do you care for your lips? Share your tips and tricks with the Community below!

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Straight, bushy brows, zero contouring, and two-toned lips…these are just some of the famous Korean beauty trends that fans of K-beauty aspire to achieve.


And who better to look at for inspiration than the Korean stars themselves, namely, Song Hye Kyo of Descendants of the Sun, and Lee Sung Kyung of Doctors? Both play surgeons in their respective shows and both of their makeup perfectly capture and reflect their characters’ personalities: women of power with a hint of girly sweetness.

Want to learn how you can recreate and ace their makeup looks right in the comfort of your home? Here are our tips and tricks to copping the looks these K-stars made famous!

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Look 1 - Natural



The most popular Korean makeup look is a ‘no-makeup’ makeup look that is both glowy and peachy. To get started, you will need a flawless base! Take the LANEIGE BB Cushion Pore Control to even out your skintone and for that long-lasting dewy finish. Next, take the LANEIGE Edge Drawing Eyeliner Pen to draw a thin flick. This will softly define your eyes without being too harsh for a “day” look!


BUY NOW: LANEIGE BB CUSHION PORE CONTROL (SGD59);

LANEIGE SERUM INTENSE LIPSTICK YR24 TWINKLE CORAL (SGD34);

LANEIGE EDGE DRAWING EYELINER PEN (SGD29)


Complete the look with the LANEIGE Serum Intense Lipstick in “Twinkle Coral”. Its nude, warm hue will brighten up your complexion as well as give the whole look a classic touch.

Look 2 - Bright



If you’re into makeup looks that make your features ‘pop’, then this is the one for you! Start off by taking the LANEIGE BB Cushion Pore Control to give your complexion a porcelain finish. Its oil-controlling formula will ensure that your makeup stays on all day and night! Next, define your eyes with shimmer shadows using the LANEIGE Two Tone Shadow Bar in “Coffee Bronze”. This eyeshadow seamlessly applies two different shades in one swipe, allowing you to rock that perfect eye look on the go, with ease!


BUY NOW: LANEIGE BB CUSHION PORE CONTROL (SGD59);

LANEIGE TWO TONE LIP BAR NO.14 DEAR PINK (SGD34);

LANEIGE TWO TONE SHADOW BAR NO.4 COFFEE BRONZE (SGD38)


To finish the look, go for the hottest lip gradation trend with the LANEIGE Two Tone Lip Bar in “Dear Pink”. Just one swipe and your lips will have that chic “bitten-lip” effect!


Look 3 – Bold



A modern take on the classic “red lips and winged liner” makeup look, this stunning MOTD will truly make you stand out. To recreate this, simply take the LANEIGE BB Cushion Pore Control to perfect your base. Second, take the LANEIGE Edge Drawing Eyeliner Pen and draw a tiny flick on your eyes for a soft wing that will add a touch of sweetness to this bold look. As for the star of the makeup look, gently apply the LANEIGE Serum Intense Lipstick in “Flash Pink” to give your lips a beautiful fuchsia tint!


BUY NOW: LANEIGE BB CUSHION PORE CONTROL (SGD59);

LANEIGE EDGE DRAWING EYELINER PEN (SGD29);

LANEIGE SERUM INTENSE LIPSTICK LR05 FLASH PINK (SGD34)



Look 4 - Seductive



Whether you’re going on a date or having a night out with your best girlfriends, this sensual K-beauty look will definitely become your new go-to! To recreate this, apply the LANEIGE BB Cushion Pore Control as your base for that perfected look. Next, gently swipe the LANEIGE Two Tone Shadow Bar in “Golden Rose” all over your lids for that soft, shimmery look. Then, top it off with a swipe of the LANEIGE Two Tone Lip Bar in “Maxi Red” on your lips and you’ll be ready to have fun all night!


BUY NOW: LANEIGE BB CUSHION PORE CONTROL (SGD59);

LANEIGE TWO TONE SHADOW BAR NO.2 GOLDEN ROSE (SGD38);

LANEIGE TWO TONE LIP BAR MAXI RED (SGD34)


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Which K-beauty makeup look are you excited to rock? Share your thoughts with us below!

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Stressed out: checked. Lack of sleep: checked. Eating out way too much: checked. Thinning hair: checked. The on-the-go lifestyle of the modern woman can heavily contribute to some major beauty woes, including serious hair issues. The most common hair problem of all? Thinning hair. Yes ladies, thinning hair is no longer a problem for the more matured crowd.


Whether you’re 25 or 45, thinning hair can be a result of several common lifestyle habits we expose ourselves to. With this budding concern in mind, three modern women – June, Winnie, and myself – headed down to the TK TrichoKare, the very first Trichological Centre in Singapore that offers customised European herbal hair remedies. We consulted a Trichologist (think a doctor who specialises in hair and scalp issues) and got to the root of the problem.

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Thinning Hair Cause 1: Diet


We know how it goes: our hands reach out for just about anything – usually a quick, unhealthy snack high in sugar and fats, and low in vitamins and zinc – on the way to our 10th appointment of the day. Insufficient nutrition in our diet can cause sebaceous glands to become overactive, leading to a greasy scalp, which can potentially cause hair loss.

The first thing to do is, of course, load up on hair-loving protein, iron, zinc and vitamin B with lean meats, leafy greens, nuts, beans and fish. For June, her Trichologist recommended the TrichoKare’s award-winning Hair Fall Preventive Treatment on her greasy scalp.



“I was mortified to find out that I have oil-clogged hair roots! Thankfully, I had the chance to experience the award-winning Hair Fall Preventive Treatment. A herbal-blended essence and a follicle serum were used to balance my scalp's sebum level and strengthen the strands before undergoing this futuristic-looking infra-red light treatment.



The result? No more need for styling products when your hair looks and feels this great. I used to have slight itching due to my greasy, sensitive scalp, but it felt so clean and airy after the treatment. I also feel that there was more volume to my hair, giving it bouncy and texture unlike before.”


Thinning Hair Cause 2: Stress


Stress is a silent killer when it comes to hair health. There are several types of stress-related hair loss, with the most common type being a break in hair follicle production. It’s official: you’re figuratively and literally tearing your hair out.

When stress gets out of control, so do our tresses. Don’t forget to periodically switch off from anything that is stressing you out, and indulge yourself in some stress-relieving activities and hobbies. For Winnie, she mistook her clogged pores for dandruff and received the correct TrichoKare treatment for her greasy, sensitive scalp.



“The results showed I had clogged pores instead of dandruff, which was my initial erroneous belief. (This explains why all those anti-dandruff shampoos weren't working!) After my purifying treatment, we did a scan again to find out the extent of the improvements the treatment had achieved. The results were indeed encouraging. The purifying mask had helped to clear up some of my clogged pores and greasiness. I could see the improvement in my scalp after the treatment. It was less greasy and my scalp looked clearer and healthier.




It's a very educational session. My confidence was raised after I learnt the proper ways to take care of my scalp and what the probable reasons were that caused my condition. As they say; if one knows thyself and know thy enemy, one is guaranteed 100% victory in the battles.”


Thinning Hair Cause 3: Lack of Sleep


Don’t we all wish that we had more than 24 hours a day? Sleep plays a vital role in letting your body rest and repair itself, so sleep deprivation is not only reflected under your eyes – it can show on your hair too.

The solution is pretty simple – time to put in those extra hours tucked under your blanket. As for me, my Trichologist recommended a Rebalancing treatment that calmed me down inside and out.



“After going through the Trichoscan, which magnifies the scalp up to 200 times, I discovered that I have a sensitive scalp with a minor case of dandruff. My Trichologist put me on a Scalp Rebalancing Treatment Mask for deep cleansing and exfoliation; followed by a Follicle Maxicare Ampoule for hair loss prevention, and finished off with an anti-inflammatory Infrared Therapy for deeper product penetration.




The entire session felt like a nourishing spa experience with the infusion of soothing scents like Lavender and Rosemary from the products – paired with a scalp, neck and shoulders massage – making me feel calm, relaxed, and perfectly comfortable. Exactly what I needed to help me (and my hair) get a long overdue rest. After the session, I ran my fingers through my hair and my strands felt surprisingly softer, smoother and lighter than before! Days after the session, I even had people asking me about the improved condition of my hair. Manageability also improved, so I’m completely getting used to enjoying good hair day every day!”

If you have a budding scalp issue, we say try TrichoKare’s award-winning Hair Fall Preventive Treatment. Here’s what it does:

- It regulates scalp sebum production and deeply cleanses your scalp.

- It strengthens your hair shaft and follicles.

- It densifies by stimulating new hair growth.


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Not sure where to begin? Try TrichoKare’s award-winning Hair Fall Preventive Treatment at SGD39 (RRP SGD138). Click here to redeem now!
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