Holiday Kits To Grab Before They're Gone | Clozette

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The holiday season is always made better with holiday collections; and this year, beauty brands have been releasing amazing collections in preparation for the holidays and we are definitely not complaining.

One down side to this though, is that if you don’t get them these holidays, you will not be able to get them again. Limited edition product woes indeed!

So we’ve sifted through all the amazing collections out there and have picked out the four collections we think should be on your Christmas shopping list this year!


Maybelline Holiday Kit

Photo source: Ulta

This is the brand’s first ever holiday collection, naturally we are excited about it! Maybelline has released two palettes: Up In Smoke and Gilded in Gold. Both palettes include 4 eye shadow colours, 1 blush colour, 1 highlight colour and 1 lip colour but the Gilded in Gold palette includes and additional eyeliner.

Photo source: ImaBeautyGeek
Giorgio Armani Luxe is More Holiday Collection

Photo source: Brown Thomas

This holiday collection consists of a double layer compact eye and face palette, 3 shimmery liquid eyeshadow colours, and 6 matte lip lacquer shades. The Luxe is More palette is definitely one of the best palettes out there this holiday season, with very wearable mixes of pearl finish and matte neutral colours. The ten eyeshadow colours are unique to the palette and it also comes with 2 cream foundations and a luminous pressed powder. The packaging is pretty and luxe with its gold details, and comes in a handy compact size perfect for travelling!

Photo source: Giorgio Armani Beauty USA

Maison Kitsune for Shu Uemura

This collection has got to be the cutest collection ever. The east meets west collection was done on point with its sweet happy colours and collectible worthy packaging. The Indigo Eye and Cheek Palette exudes that bubbly Japanese style, while its Plum counterpart alludes to the chic French style. Not to be missed are also the Tricolor-In-A-Blink Falsies, New Youth Must-Have Premium Brush set, and preciously cute Curious Eye-catching Premium Makeup Box.

Check out the full collection here

eSpoir Sense of Secret Collection

eSpoir is a Korean street makeup brand tat never fails to disappoint in terms of its special collections and quality of its products. For its reasonably affordable price, it is no wonder Korean makeup artists choose to use their products. So if you are in Korea for the holidays, be sure to pop by an eSpoir store to get your hands on these beautifully designed Sense of Secret collection with its amazing colours and quality. This is definitely on our must-buy list this Christmas!

Photos from Amore Pacific Design Lab


Which of these sets have you got in your must-buy list? Share with us in the comments below!


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December is upon us and with that comes a brand new Stylescope! For this month, we have the adventurous and independent Sagittarius who always wants to find the meaning of life through thrilling adventures and experiences. Don’t be fooled by their craving for excitement though, because this sign can be philosophical and religious too — they're often called wanderers or truth-seekers.

This positive and enthusiastic sign is similar to the girl-next-door type, but the Sagittarius is more than that as they are natural-born, noble leaders. So if you’re a Sagittarius like our very own Clozette Ambassador Paperkitties, check out what fashion and beauty essentials are a perfect fit for you this month!


What To Expect This Month

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Great news, this month will be one of the best times in your life! Your career will grow as more opportunities come in, and you will experience a rush of energy during these circumstances and will surely prevail. This is a great month to fall in love too as its the happiest time of the year with all the holidays and your career expanding. But, be careful of overworking yourself; too much of something is never a good thing.

Colour Of The Month: Light Blue

(photo from ideastolife)

Light blue is the perfect colour for the exciting and optimistic Sagittarius as it gives a bright and happy feeling to whoever sees it. This shade matches the fun and positive personality of this Zodiac sign, and will add a beautiful subtle pop of colour to all of your outfits!

Fashion Icon: Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift perfectly embodies the Sagittarius sign with her fun attitude, outgoingness, her large group of friends (#SquadGoals), and her bright-colored outfits on stage and off! She has a girl-next-door vibe that just screams fun and warmth, comparable to tiny rays of sunshine!

Style-To-Rock: Sporty Chic

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Because Sagittarius is always craving physical activities, it only makes sense to opt for some chic, comfy clothes that can be worn on a hike, or in the gym, or for running a few errands. Don’t feel restricted with colours, too, as you can go as bright or bold as you want! Just make sure it's something you feel comfortable in.

Beauty Item: Etude House Color In Liquid Lips

(photo from GraceMyu)

The Sagittarius is a lip woman, always wearing the brightest and boldest colours out there. So for this month, rock a purple pout with Etude House’s Color In Liquid Lips in #17PP502! It’s perfect for the cooler and festive season, and it will give your lips opaque coverage but with a glossy finish, making your lips look delectable!


Have more tips for this energetic sign? Share it with us in the comment section below! 



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We always emphasise on how brows can frame our face. It’s true, but more often than not, we fail to pay attention to the true – almost literal – frame of the face: our hair. A hairstyle can reflect your personality and enhance your overall ensemble, and it can even be a major confidence booster to power you through the day.

Kim Robinson at the media book launch of ‘Go Get Gorgeous’ in Singapore

With a career spanning over three decades, hair maestro Kim Robinson lives by the motto: Change your look, change your life. Having worked his hairdressing magic from the backstage of international fashion runways and magazines like Vogue, to the manes of A-listers the likes of Princess Diana, Kate Moss, Zhang Ziyi and Gong Li – we can’t help but agree that our hairstyles can actually make or break how we’d like to portray ourselves.

Last week, we got the chance to catch up with Kim Robinson when he was in Singapore to promote the launch of his new book, ‘Go Get Gorgeous’. This 173-page style guide for modern Asian women features a string of renowned personalities such as Hong Kong supermodel Kathy Chow, Taiwan actress Brigitte Lin, and international recording artist Sandy Lam.

‘Go Get Gorgeous’ cover model, August Zhang

What we find most endearing about the book is the story of cover girl, Chinese model August Zhang. After suffering from a career lull, her modeling life took a 360-degree turn after Kim transformed her look by simply changing up her hairstyle. Today, August is signed to international modeling agency, Wilhelmina Models, and was chosen as one of the faces for Yves Saint Laurent’s ‘Pop Up Your Lips’ 2015 campaign. Is this what the motto ‘change your look, change your life’ truly means? We certainly think so.

In the book, Kim also penned down his top tips on achieving and maintaining beautiful hair, no matter your hair length and colour. To help you get started, we share Kim’s three tips for gorgeous hair:

Invest in a good cut

Kim Robinson sharing his tips for gorgeous hair

“A style can make you look incredibly beautiful, or be completely incorrect for the shape of your face. While all hairstyles will grow out or fade, it can seem like an eternity when the style itself is poorly cut or unflattering.”

Communicate deeply with your stylist

“(Your hairstylist) wants to give you the cut and style that you are looking for, but they can’t read your mind! Bring visuals. Using a visual guide to communicate with your stylist is always a good idea; it takes all of the guesswork out of it.”

A quality brush goes a long way

“Natural bristles are the best for styling – they are flexible, so they don’t snag or damage the hair or hurt the delicate skin on the scalp, while distributing the natural oils of the scalp evenly through the hair.

Rubble bristles are phenomenal to work with wet hair; which is when your hair is at its most vulnerable.”


Want more tips? You know where to find them! Now go get gorgeous! 

The Go Get Gorgeous book retails at S$48 (with a complimentary Kim Robinson cleanse-and-finish hair beauty voucher worth S$58!), and is available at Kim Robinson & Kinokuniya.