Here's What To Get The Beauty Rookie In Your Life | Clozette

The beauty world has a lot of wonderful things in store for everyone, especially nowadays when we have a product for every beauty need. If you know someone who has yet to discover the wonders of makeup and skincare, then introduce them to the club by gifting a beauty starter kit. 

They may have a basic beauty routine already that includes a basic wash, moisturiser, their favourite BB cream and some loose powder. So the best gifts are those that will upgrade their skincare and makeup game. Here are some of our suggestions on what to buy for the beauty rookie in your life. You can opt to buy one product or buy them all and give them as a gift set. 

Shu Uemura Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil

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Chances are, your rookie friend has not yet tried the double-cleansing method. And what better way to introduce her to double-cleansing than to give her the well-loved Shu Uemura Ultime8 cleansing oil? It's also nominated at this year's Clozette Beauty Awards. If this product is one of your holy grails then click here and vote for it.

Laneige Holiday Sleeping Mask Set


Masks are like the gateway drug to a whole new level of skincare dedication. They work hard to give skin that extra bounce and glow, while we sit back and relax. Out of all the masks out there, Laneige's sleeping masks are easily the most recommendable. This holiday set is a great gift choice so your friend can sample the different masks and decide which one is best.

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate

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It's a given that using occlusive moisturisers alone is not enough to keep skin in great condition. A concentrated serum is needed to target problem areas and repair damage. Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate is suitable for all skin types and works great for revitalising skin. Your rookie friend will surely appreciate this addition to her beauty routine. 

This product is also nominated for this year's Clozette Beauty Awards, so vote for this product if it's one of your faves.

Jurlique Signature Rose Duo


Face mists are great for a quick hydration for that all-day fresh and glowing complexion. Jurlique's Rosewater Balancing Mist is a great starter choice. Luckily, Jurlique has a holiday set that includes the popular rosewater balancing mist and a rose hand cream. What a steal!

Kat Von D Lolita Obsession


Makeup can be tricky even for those who have been doing it for a long time. So when giving a makeup set to your rookie friend, start with something simple like lipsticks. Kat Von D's Lolita Obsession holiday gift set is perfect for this. It includes three lip liners, two liquid lipsticks, one stick lipstick and a universally flattering, neutral-hue in Kat’s signature chestnut rose shade. 

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Ah, the holiday parties and end-of-year gatherings beckon. Other than updating our holiday wardrobe, it’s also the time of the year to find the perfect festive beauty look to help you stand out in the party crowd. And so, when I got my hands on Fenty Beauty’s Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored — a true (and very luscious), matte red shade hand-picked by Rihanna herself — I knew I had to give the colour a whirl.

Just like the rest of her makeup line, the Stunna Lip Paint is said to be an ideal red that flatters any skin tone. It promises a “one-stroke intensity” matte lip colour coupled with major staying power — 12 hours to be exact. Is it really that versatile? Will different skin tones actually like it? Well, there’s only one way to find out. Over lunch, I casually asked two of my co-workers with varying skin tones if they’d be game enough to do a little lippie test with me. I did a little dance inside when they agreed. Here’s what they say.

(From left to right) Becks, Dhivya & Azleena

For fair skin tones

“I already knew that my lips were going to be a conversation-starter — in every sense of the word —  the moment I glided the Stunna Lip Paint across my lips. The red! The pigment! The velvety smoothness and lightness of its formula! One coat is really all you need to achieve a full, vibrant pout. Man, that is some statement red Riri’s got there. Just in time for the holidays to bring that something extra to your holiday look.

What I find impressive is that it doesn’t have the sticky feel of a liquid lipstick. It goes on wet and gives just the right amount of time before it settles into a matte finish. The colour does transfer a little, but it definitely stayed on after some drinks and a bowl of noodles.” — Clozette Ed, Becks

For olive skin tones

“At first glance, its packaging reminds me of a nail polish. It is definitely something different from Fenty Beauty’s previous launches. The Stunna Lip Paint features a short, hourglass-shaped applicator. It’s surprisingly easy to apply and spreads the product evenly with its round tip. The colour did appear darker on my lips than in the bottle when it turned matte, but it’s so pigmented and intense – I love it! Although it does transfer, my lip colour survived my dinner feast of satay, stingray and rojak without bleeding. I can’t wait to see if there will be more lip colours from Fenty! Oh, and did I mention that one dip is more than enough to cover your entire lips?” — Resident Lippie Addict, Azleena

For brown skin tones

“There has been quite the buzz around Fenty Beauty’s new Stunna Lip Paint that claims to be stunning on every colour complexion. After putting it to the test, I have to say that while the hue isn’t really for me (it looked more orange-y than red), everything else was amazing. I only needed one dip for my entire lips and it isn’t as drying as other matte liquid lipsticks. I’m hoping that the brand will launch another shade soon!” — #ClozetteSHOTS Shutterbug, Dhivya

The Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored will be available online starting 23 November at, 26 November (12PM) at, and in-store at Sephora Singapore from 27 November onwards.



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