Get Festive With Urban Decay | Clozette
This season Urban Decay spoils us pretty with their holiday collection that is sure to fit in with your existing makeup stash. The Vice 3 palette features 20 never before seen shades that allow you to create a multitude of statement eye looks and comes with a brush and a pouch to house the beautiful, metallised green case. 

We see the Shadow Box becoming our favourite travel companion. With 12 shades that range from neutral to jewel in matte and sparkly textures, it easily allows you to create both day and night looks. The perfect accompaniment to both these is the Naked2 Basics palette that brings you taupe-hued matte neutrals that are slightly cooler toned than the original Naked Basics. Use alone, or pair with bold shadows – you won’t regret picking this one up! 

To help you create all these eye looks flawlessly, Urban Decay also brings you the Double Ended brush. The versatile beauty tool lets you apply, smudge and blend shadows to create looks that are uniquely you. If you’re more of an eyeliner person, the Black Magic 24/7 Glide On Double Ended Eye Pencil Set combines every one of their black shades – Zero, Black Velvet, Black Market, Perversion – along with four colourful shades, so no matter what you’re mood, it’s got you covered. And what is the festive season without a little shimmer. Dust some of the Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body on your cheekbones for that subtle glow.

We’re huge fans of this Korean makeup brand and are so happy that they’ve opened their flagship store in Singapore. Shopping for your beauty needs at the largest Etude House flagship store in the world is truly a fairytale experience. The store is lavishly decorated in pretty pink décor punctuated with Swarovski crystals and there’s even a beautiful carriage to make you feel like a princess. It also features a makeover studio with makeup artists who will assist in your beautiful transformation. A visit to the Etude flagship store is indeed an enchanted experience. 

Etude House's flagship store is located at Wisma Atria, #B1-20/21/22

Sometimes, when I'm in no mood to wear a full face of makeup (you know, the whole foundation routine that take a while to properly blend to a flawless finish), I turn to concealers to do the job of correcting any discolouration on my face with a quick powder over to lock it all in. Since I rotate through concealers quite often (depending on my skin's issues for the day), I've decided to compile a list of my holy-grail concealers that match every budget--from high-end products to budget drugstore items.

Here are 5 concealers I've tried that have really impressed me:


Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

Here is something for the budget conscious. While I've actually never really gotten along with Maybelline's range of concealers because they either fade really quickly or start to look cakey after a few hours, their Fit Me range is pretty fantastic for its price point. While it doesn't rank high in terms of providing full-coverage for dark spots, pimples, or the under-eyes its lightweight formula makes it a stand-out for days when you just need light coverage to quickly even out your complexion. It gives a luminous finish that lets your skin's natural texture peek through. Top it off with a light dusting of mineral powder and you're good to go for a no-makeup makeup look.
Benefit Fakeup Concealer


Don't you just hate it when you look in the mirror during the day and see creases under your eyes from dried-up concealer?So this is a must-have for those who looking for a under-eye concealer that is hydrating while still providing great coverage. It has vitamin E and apple seed extract to keep your under-eye area hydrated through the day while its concealer formula provides a natural, silky smooth coverage that doesn't crease through the day. Apply this over your daytime eyecream for days when you really lack sleep and need to pamper your under-eyes with extra hydration. 

Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer


This is probably one of the best products in the market for those days when you need extra coverage to cover up a pesky pimple. It stays put without creasing through the day, even when you've just spent the day running a million errands under the hot sun. However, I personally think that it may be a bit too high-coverage and drying for under the eyes (meaning: hello, creases!), so I would stick with using this on pimples and any other discolouration on the face.

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer


If you're looking for something a bit more luxurious, you can't go wrong with this skin enhancer from Kevyn Aucoin. While not really marketed as a concealer per se (think of it as a skin perfecter), its formula is touted for its high coverage and effortless concealing. Best thing about it: a little really goes a long way! So if the price-point scares you away, think of it as an investment that will last you quite a while. Use it to spot-conceal blemishes or an all-over concealer for a full-coverage finish without the heaviness of foundation. It sets into a slightly dewy finish which is surprising for something that provides full-coverage.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer


I first heard about this concealer when it was getting huge raves from the Youtube beauty community. Touted as a holy-grail drugstore concealer comparable to Make Up For Ever's full cover concealer, this little wonder has been my go-to concealer lately. It provides fantastic coverage and doesn't budge through the day nor does it crease around pimples. Only down side, it does at times emphasize the dry areas of your face. So as long as you've moisturized and properly prepped your skin, this should hold up well through the day.