How To Make Straight Hair Look More Exciting | Clozette

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Most of us have had straight hair all our lives and sometimes we just wish our hair could look a tad more exciting. So if you're feeling a bit adventurous, don't hesitate to try something new with your hair. It's your look after all. 


Aside from getting a haircut and curling your hair, here are 5 ways to make your straight hair look more exciting. 


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Colour Your Hair



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If you want a quick hair makeover without having to go through a major haircut, consider colouring your hair! Coloured hair makes you stand out right away and you can try tons of different colour combinations! There's the balyage, ombre, platinum blonde, brown, and purple (if you're really up for it). 

Add Bangs



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If you feel a bit adventurous, why not try adding bangs to your look? There are clip-on bangs in the market or you can even cut it yourself! Just remember: if you have a small forehead, longer bangs look best on your frame. If you have a wider forehead, you can easily sport full bangs that fall right above your eyebrows. 



Braid It



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If you want a fuss-free hair day, go for a classic french braid. It will keep the hair off your face the whole day while keeping you look sweet and proper. Plus, it's also a good alternative to the usual ponytail 



Make It Look Messy



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One of the problems with straight hair is that it looks flat--making it feel dull and lifeless. What you can do is to add volume by messing it up. Use a volumizer or a hairspray and scrunch up your hair for that extra texture. You can also try the messy bun most hair and beauty gurus on Youtube have been raving about. 



Wear A Head Piece



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Whether it's a headband, bandana, flower crown, and whatever it is that you think you can add to your look, put it on your head and wear it like you're making a statement. It makes the whole look cohesive and so much more fashionable!



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Pink is the shade of lipstick almost every girl has in her makeup kit. Depending on how light or dark, satin or matte your pink lippie is, it can give you that extra oomph in your outfit. It's also one of the best colours to complement your every mood. So whether you're feeling sassy, sweet, or just plain happy, there is one pink lipstick shade that will suit you!


Here are 5 pink lipstick shades to match your every mood!


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Sweet : Rosy Pink



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If you're feeling extra sweet and nice to everyone, then a rosy pink lippie such as this from Estee Lauder  is the perfect complement to your girl-next-door dress. It's a high-intensity sculpting lipstick that comes in a shade perfect for all skin tones!

Cool : Taupe Pink




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If woke you up calm and cool, then a cool-toned, taupe pink shade from Tom Ford is the perfect one for your lips! Accentuate that coolness by putting the focus on your lips, keeping the rest of your #MOTD equally cool and low-key.



Sassy : Hot Pink



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If you drank that extra shot of espresso and you're suddenly feeling sassy, a hot pink shade is your best bet. Nothing will ever be as sassy as this hot pink shade from Clinique. Plus, it glides effortlessly on your lips with a velvet finish for a glamorous pop of colour. 



Happy : Peachy Pink



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If you're happy and you know it, wear a peachy pink lipstick! It has that muted orange undertone that gives your lip a natural finish with a slight touch of dazzle. This one from YSL is extremely comfortable and gives luminous shine that seals in moisture for eight hours!



Boss : Violet Pink




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Yes, "boss" is a mood. But it doesn't mean that you're out bossing people around. It just means you're in that "carpe diem" mood--ready to accept and conquer whatever challenges come your way. The best colour to accompany that ecstatic feeling is MAC's famous girl about town shade. A strong, stand-out colour fit for the "boss" that you truly are. 



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Ask any beauty insider the secret to healthy, beautiful skin and they will tell you that it’s all about having a good skincare regimen in place. The belief is that following a daily skincare regimen in the morning and at night is the best defence against radicals, keeping your skin clean, fresh, healthier and younger in the long run. But is that all, or is there more?

We bust 10 skincare myths you need to know that might help you boost your daily beauty routine.

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Myth #1: Your skin is not a sponge



Your skin may not be a sponge, but it certainly acts like it when it comes to absorbency. Just like a sponge, your skin does not absorb as much moisture when dry as compared to when it is wet - surprising but true. For a unique ‘wet sponge’ effect, we look to Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturiser range, which works to keep your skin softer and suppler to enhance the benefits of your next skincare steps.
Myth #2: Your skin doesn’t get sick



Sure, your skin can’t sneeze, but it can catch an allergy (think itching, rashes and blemishes) from your skincare products as quickly as you can say “ah-choo!”. To avoid that, look to products formulated without known allergens. Clinique’s product formulations are tested 12 times on 600 people to ensure that their products are free from known allergens - perfect for every skin type, even for problem-prone skin.


Myth #3: All soap formulations are drying



If you think that soap-based formulations are drying for the skin, you haven’t tried Clinique Liquid Facial Soap. This dermatologist-developed liquid facial soap keeps your skin comfortably clean and refreshed, and never leaves your skin feeling taut and dry.


Myth #4: Gentle means it’s not effective



Our skin becomes more fragile as we age, and massaging our face with our hands may not be as delicate and effective as it should be. Pair up your skincare regimen with an electronic cleansing device. We’re using the Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush - this gentle giant tackles all our cleansing needs in a mere 30 seconds.


Myth #5: Achieving glowy skin takes time



Not with the Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush. A quick and effortless 60-second helps you polish out your skin’s natural radiance. This is DIY facial at its optimum.


Myth #6: Great skin comes with a lengthy daily skincare regimen



Cue the Clinique 3-Step Skincare System - an easy, fuss-free routine that covers all bases to healthy, gorgeous skin. With its targeted treatment for even the most uneven, dull or dry skin, all it really takes is three steps, three minutes, two times a day and your skin will thank you for it.


Myth #7: Your skin accommodates to your skincare products



Don’t ever let this get into your head - your skincare products should always accommodate to your skin type and needs. Because skincare is never one-size-fits-all, the entire Clinique 3-Step Skincare System routine, from its cleanser and exfoliator to its moisturiser, can be specifically tailored to suit your skin type through various strengths and bases. Your skincare routine should always be yours - and yours alone.


Myth #8: More is better



The general misconception is that having more ingredients in a product is more beneficial to the skin. Wrong. An arsenal of ingredients can, in fact, increase your chance of an allergic reaction. Always choose products, like Clinique’s concentrated skin remedies, that are powered by as little ingredients as possible. After all, you only need these many potent ingredients to keep your skin in check.


Myth #9: Cleansing my face is enough



Cleansing your face helps you get rid of excess oil and dirt on your skin, but surprise surprise: it’s not always 100 percent. That’s where exfoliation and the Twice A Day Clinique Clarifying Lotion comes in. Use the clarifying lotion with a cotton pad and witness its power. It delicately scrubs away your grub to make way for visible luminosity.


Myth #10: Simple is too basic



It’s a simple 3-step skincare routine and the Clinique 3-Step Skincare System is dermatologist-developed, remarkably customisable to your skin requirements, and absolutely suitable for Asian skins.

Retail Prices: 
• Liquid Facial Soap: S$35.00
• Twice A Day Clarifying Lotion, I, II, III, IV, 200ml S$39.00
• Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ 50ml, 125ml / S$28,S $60
• Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel 50ml/ 125 ml / S$28, S$60


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