Here's How To Start Being Body Positive | Clozette

With the media, the fashion and beauty industries, and basically the entire world moving towards diversity, we are getting closer to being completely free of constrictions to a single stereotypical idea of beauty. However, even if we already have the tendency to see the best in other people — someone's beautiful eyes, their curvy waist, their outstanding posture, etc. — one thing that we often forget is see what we have to offer.

So if you're already embracing this new idea but are still having difficulty grasping it completely, here are our top tips on how you can love yourself more and dive in to being more body positive.


Know that you are beautiful

One of the things that keep us from embracing fully the idea of body positivity is that we confuse self-love with narcissism. But there is a line between being obsessed with yourself and appreciating your own beauty. 

It is human nature to point out something that seems out of place, leading to us to spotting our own flaws constantly. But who says your flaws have to define your perception of yourself? Always keep in mind that if you are capable of appreciating someone else's features, figure, or personality, then someone out there might be looking at you admirably, too. 

Take care of your health

A major misunderstanding that most people usually have when it comes to body positivity is condoning issues such as anorexia or obesity. But digging deep into its nature, being body positive is not about embracing these disorders but rather correcting them. 

People who are naturally thin or curvy are being celebrated by this idea. The key is promoting a healthy lifestyle since being fit does not equate with just one body type. So it's more than just about feeling good about your body but making sure that you're also staying fit as well. 


"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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There's usually a basis as to why we feel bad about a certain aspect of ourselves. It may be from a bad experience or simply growing up and having people tell you things about yourself that made you believe that you are not good enough. It can be difficult to rise above it. But do remember that at the end of the day, what matters most is how you see yourself. Nothing slams the haters more than confidence and self-love. Know your self-worth and don't let others put a value on you based on their standards; always strive to impress yourself first and foremost.

You do you

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 As long as you feel comfortable with yourself, go by your own rules, babe, and you'll be unstoppable. 


Feeling very body positive already? Keep the momentum and get another dose of inspiration by adding these young women on your role model list.



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Beauty trends, like fashion fads, resurface after a period of time — the tiny and detailed changes in the makeup trends are what make them unique from their previous versions. Take eyeliner for instance: in the 60’s, it was all about the graphic, overly drawn feline flick; but today, it’s all about subtle cut creases and kitten flicks. It's the same trend but with two different versions.

This decade, though, the industry has seen a huge resurgence in 80’s and 90’s beauty trends. Ready to get your makeup looks on point with the hottest must-wear looks? Then keep reading as we have six throwback beauty trends that are now cool again.


Brown Lips

When nude lips became popular again, it was only a matter of time before the brown trend came back. And it is not disappointing. Unlike the 90’s version, which focused on darker shades to complement the grunge vibe, brown lips today come in a variety of hues and tones, making it easier for women of all skin tones to find their perfect brown lipstick.

Colourful Eyeshadow

Neutrals will always be everyone’s go-to, but when you find yourself in the mood for a nice pop on your lids, you don’t have to be afraid to play with colour anymore. What separates today’s chic colourful looks from the disasters of the 80’s is that blending is a crucial step in creating the look.


Draped Blush

Another 80’s trend that came back in a big way, draped blush is set to replace contouring. Our tip to creating the modern take on this retro blush trend: build it in layers. That way, you’ll have a soft and natural-looking finish instead of a harsh, streaky mess.

Metallic Lips

Matte lips will start to take the backseat this year as metallic lips are back and better than ever — an edgier version of yesteryears' frosty, glittery, and shimmery finishes, this high shine, opaque, and glossy lip trend is the perfect update.


Glossy Lids

In the past, if you wanted to achieve a glossy lid, you would have to use layers upon layers of glittery eyeshadows to get that shine just right. But thanks to advancements and innovations in beauty technology, getting the look is as easy as two steps. The first is to use an eyeshadow that contains fine shimmers. The finer they are, the better. And second, layer on a light coating of gloss or balm all over for that wet-look finish. Easy, right?

Doll-Like Eyes

Lining your eyelids with a subtle flick and piling on the mascara is often used to open up the eyes. But this time, it’s all about giving them that sleepy, doll-like look, a la Twiggy circa 1965. So if you want to rock this trend, better bring out your eyeliner, mascara, and false lashes and start creating those long, luscious hairs on your lower lashes. 



Days are about to get hotter. Is your skin ready to brave the more humid weather? After fighting off dryness and flakiness during the colder months, it's time to face the onset of oil that usually happens when the air is hotter.

There's no need to be daunted by spring and summer, though. There are quite a few things you can adjust in your routine to help you get by the hotter days. Ditch the heavy foundation and stick to something that's light on the skin. A cushion foundation is just perfect for this. It lends a fresh and light coverage and doesn't leave you looking like an oil slick by the end of the day.

Our best pick? The innisfree No-Sebum Correcting Cushion Foundation. It's formulated with Volcanic Scoria powder which keeps sebum at bay and makes you look like a glowing goddess all day. It comes in three shades that target specific skin woes — green to correct redness, purple to correct yellow tones and peach to correct dull skin. You can use it on its own, with a layer of a different foundation or in conjunction with the cult-favourite No Sebum Powder for a flawless base.

And to usher in spring and summer, innisfree is releasing limited edition Pink Cushion Cases that have fresh and fun designs. That's not the best part of it, though. The crème de la crème of this is the face of the line — Korean superstar Lee Min Ho!

Let the heartthrob sweep you off your feet when you watch the EXCLUSIVE video below.

Swoon-worthy, right? But that's not it. You can also get a chance to win Pink Cushion Cases autographed by Lee Min Ho! Head over to innisfree Singapore's Facebook page to find out how.