Here's What We Love About The New Glossier Play | Clozette

Everybody knows Glossier, but what everyone must meet is her younger sister. Last week, CEO and founder Emily Weiss hinted at a new drop and now she’s finally here. Meet Glossier Play, a curated line of colour makeup designed to be your new dialled-up basics. Inspired by “sound, motion, and fun,” Glossier Play encourages its users to, pun intended, play around and express themselves freely through the power of makeup and we are all for it.

While the products in this range are all extremely wearable, they’re not quite as subtle as their predecessor. This isn’t makeup that looks like skin but the opposite. Think high-shine glitter and patent lip colour reminiscent of your '80s disco queens. Before you start thinking she’s a stranger in the family, though, Glossier Play retains some of the well-loved qualities of the original: it’s simple, easy to use, and looks just as good on your feed as it does on your face. If you’ve always wanted to try a bit of colour but are too intimidated by the rainbow of choices and intense blending required by most palettes, this is the one for you. And if you’ve already mastered the cut crease and full-on glam and are looking to try something new, Glossier Play has something for you too. Keep reading to see what’s currently on offer from the brand.

Niteshine Highlighter Concentrate

Glossier Niteshine Highlighter Concentrate

Glossier Niteshine Highlighter Concentrate, SGD27.13/~USD20 (

You’re probably thinking, "Another highlighter? Really?" But this isn’t another version of the cult-favourite Glossier Haloscope, which gives you a dewy, pearlescent, fresh-out-of-the-gym look. This is potent stuff with the kind of liquid gold shine that would make Grace Jones proud. It comes in four shades to suit every skin type: Pale Pearl, Platinum Rose, Deep Copper, and Molten Umber. Use the doe-foot applicator to dot it on your cheekbones, brow bone, down the centre of your nose and on your cupid’s bow and blend.

Glitter Gelée

Glossier Glitter Gelee

Glossier Glitter Gelée, SGD18.99/~USD14 (

Remember the glitter glue you used to play with in grade school for arts and crafts? It’s kind of like that but for your face. Less sticky and more comfortable with its gel formula, the product contains multi-dimensional paillettes which change with the light. Use any of the four shades: Phantasm (a holographic silver), Bijoux (a gunmetal grey), Glass Bonsai (a bright gold with hints of chartreuse), and Firewalk (a coppery rose). Dab it anywhere you want some disco shine (except for the lips; this is not safe for anywhere in the lip area). Our only qualm, though, is as fun as it is for the face, the glitter particles may not necessarily be as fun for the environment, so do keep that in mind.

Glossier Colorslide Technogel Eye Pencil

Glossier Colorslide Technogel Eye Pencil

Glossier Colorslide Technogel Eye Pencil, SGD20.35/~USD15 (

With an impressive 14 shades, Glossier Play ups their eyeliner game by making this gel liner highly pigmented, waterproof, smudge-proof and crease-proof. We’ve yet to try it out but it claims to last for a good 12 hours, with matte shades lasting on the waterline for 8 hours. Sharpen it with Blade, a specially designed sharpener which will keep your pencils in top shape.

Vinylic Lip

Glossier Vinylic Lip

Glossier Vinylic Lip, SGD21.71/~USD16 (

Glossier Play’s version of coloured lip gloss, the shades are buildable from shiny sheer to a full-on lacquered lip. It comes in six shades with Pony (a dark taupe), Baby (a siren red), Casino (a brilliant orange), Disco (a terracotta shade), Blow-Up (a candy pink), and Bank (a rich plum). We’re loving the click-pen design and the felt-tip marker-like packaging.

All products are available on the Glossier Website and you can get one of each in a set called "The Playground" for USD60.



If Marie Antoinette had one go-to product line on her vanity table, it would be Paul & Joe Cosmetics. This March, the French beauty brand is opening a pop-up store at Isetan Scotts, alongside other well-loved French and Japanese cosmetics. Starring in their product lineup is the award-winning Paul & Joe Foundation Primer, which sold over a million bottles last year.

Paul & Joe Pop-up Store SG

A huge part of Paul & Joe Beaute’s allure is its beautiful packaging. Established in 2002, the brand caters to the "hedonistic, passionate, and sophisticated woman." This is mirrored by the chic and feminine details of its makeup products, which are often rendered in subdued blush pinks and powder blues but include retro glam touches like engraved floral motifs and ribbed casings. Some of the packagings can be customised by purchasing the available casings that are sold separately, and feature playful prints, illustrations and toile-like patterns. Included in the product formulations is the signature Secret D’Or champagne gold frost, which gives the skin a gentle luminescence.

Paul & Joe Cheek Blush and Paul & Joe Lipstick

Paul & Joe blush compact and Paul & Joe lipstick

Paul & Joe Foundation Primer

Paul & Joe Foundation Primer

Their bestselling Foundation Primer, which acts as the perfect base for those who prefer a light and healthy skin-like finish, contains floral-based ingredients like Orange Flower Water and White Lily Extract that moisturise and protect the skin.  Meanwhile, the champagne gold frost works with the undertones to even out and enhance skin colour. The primer comes in three shades: 01 Dragee (a cool-toned pink for brighter and clearer skin), 02 Miel (a warm-toned beige to colour-correct and make the skin look more fresh and natural), and 03 Crème (a translucent shade for ultimate clarity).

Paul & Joe Loose Powder

Paul & Joe Loose Powder

Another vanity table staple is the Loose Face Powder, which is housed in a luxurious casing reminiscent of those used by Old Hollywood screen sirens complete with its own fluffy velour puff. It contains pearl powder that imparts a subtle glow and light-diffusing particles that blur pores and smooth out skin. It comes in two shades: 01 Cameo (for cool-toned skin) and 02 Fair (for warm-toned skin).

Paul & Joe Pearl Lipstick

Paul & Joe Pearl Lipstick

Lastly, there’s the Paul & Joe Pearl Lipstick with its distinctive cat-shaped bullet. Promising to add jewellery-like sparkle to your lips, the lipstick can be applied over your favourite shade to take it from matte to megawatt with a sheer glossy finish.

The pop-up store will be operating from March 2019 until the end of September 2019 at Isetan Scotts.



Summer is year-round in our region, but beach season officially kicks off at the end of the first quarter when the sun is at its peak. And living in the tropics means that we have some of the most amazing beaches and resorts — passing off on them is definitely not an option. One thing to note, though, is that in the era of Instagram, you have to make sure that you are not only equipped to have your fun under the sun but you have to look the part, too. Yes, wearing a hint of makeup on the beach or by the poolside is totally accepted nowadays.

And as one of the guilty parties to have done this (no regrets, obviously), I have taken a few beauty products to the beach to see which ones would deliver at its best even between the sun, sand and seas. As a result, I came up with this definitive list of makeup essentials you just have to bring on your next beach trip.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Mad Max Brown

I know, I know. Kat Von D has had her fair share of controversies recently but as much as I hate to admit it, her brand’s cult favourite Tattoo Liner delivers intensely. I went for Mad Max Brown instead of Trooper Black as I feel like the latter is too intense to be worn on the beach. This, however, gives me precision and pigment without being too overwhelming.

Having round-shaped eyes, I’ve always loved doing a wing to elongate them a bit more and out of all the other liners I have tried, this one is the easiest to manoeuvre to get that pointy tip right. It’s also amazingly waterproof and smudge-proof that even if I spent the entire day splashing in salt water and getting even tanner under the sun, it stayed intact until I had to retire for the day.

Pixi Lid Lovelies Eyeshadow Palette

If you don’t want the hassle of bringing a lot of other powder products when travelling, this Pixi Lid Lovelies Eyeshadow Palette is a great all-in-one. Having a good mix of mattes and metallics, all within the nude spectrum, pop this on your lid or even your cheeks for that pop of subtle glow. It also has nice cool- and warm-toned browns that can double up as brow powder or a subtle contour or bronzer.

I’m not the biggest fan of Instagram-level pigmentation so the decent colour pay-off and blendability of this palette is just perfect for me. I definitely recommend this for those who are looking for eyeshadows that won’t look too vibrant or intense for a day out at the beach.

Ever Bilena Volume Curl Mascara

You can get waterproof mascara almost everywhere from every brand and at various price point nowadays. But this find from Ever Bilena is something that you should definitely keep your eyes on (pun intended). Not only is it sized perfectly for travel but it also gives you voluminous, fanned out lashes even without using a lash curler. No clumps are in sight for this one either. For a drugstore product that’s PHP150 (~USD3) only, it performs amazingly well even through all-day wear at the beach. The only downside I can see in this one is that the brush may be a bit too big for those with shorter lashes so really getting to the roots or your lower lashes can be challenging. But formula-wise, definitely giving this an A++.

Benefit Boing Airbrush Concealer

Whoever said going to the beach requires going completely bare-faced? Not everyone has perfect skin so we’re all for covering spots here and there for an extra oomph of confidence. My personal recommendation? The Benefit Boi-ng Airbrush Concealer. I’m currently using shade No. 3, which has a yellowish neutral undertone.

Its heavy-duty and full-coverage formula tends to be too much if I’m already using a full-coverage foundation. But I found that I love it for spot-concealing when I want to go foundation-less or opt for a BB Cream or tinted moisturiser which has sheerer coverage. Its claims of having a ‘stay-put’ formula truly shine when you’re out in the heat as it really stays in place flawlessly all day. I like applying it with my fingers then buffing it out a bit with a sponge to really achieve its promise of an airbrushed finish. It’s also water- and sweat-resistant that it got through well while I was out frolicking by the beach front.

Hera Sensual Tint

Hera’s Sensual Tint is not kidding when it comes to pigmentation; this gives amazing pay-off at the littlest amount. You also don’t have to worry about ugly blotches with this one — a common issue when using tints — because its creamy formula allows for easy blendability.

On the partial flip side, it does need some retouches after heavy eating or if you went for a dive, but it doesn’t leave a bad, Joker-like stain or smudge so still a great recommendation for your future getaways if you want a multi-purpose product on hand. P.S. Its packaging got a sleeker makeover earlier this year!

CoverFX Dewy Finish Setting Spray

I’m not sure about you but I believe that one should not look too matte at the beach. It's the polar opposite of the flushed, sun-kissed vibe we’re aiming for. Achieve a naturally fresh look by capping off your summer makeup routine with the CoverFX Dewy Finish Setting Spray. What I love most about this product is that the mist is super fine, giving great distribution all over the face and effectively gives a refreshing feeling that we all need under the scorching weather. It also helps in terms of giving my skin a nice soft glow from day-to-night.