How Would You Define You? | Clozette

We know this all too well: how we define ourselves goes beyond the superficial. It’s never about how we look, but sometimes it is easy to get engulfed in this filter-obsessed culture. And after our findings revealed what people struggle with mentally when it comes to their acne and acne scars, we stepped back for a little self-assessment.

Let’s be real, acne and acne scars can get us down. But remember, the “imperfections” on our skin say nothing of our character. We want to inspire women and men to reevaluate their value and be comfortable with who they are. So, in collaboration with Hiruscar, we set out to celebrate their self-confidence.

We asked eight Hiruscar Post Acne Gel users to share one word that best defines their personality — and photographed their self-affirming moment. The message is simple: tackle your insecurities, but don’t let it define you. Read on to find out what they have to say about the Hiruscar Post Acne Gel.

"I used to have random outbreaks during my teenage years, leaving acne scars and dark marks on my face. After using the Hiruscar Post Acne Gel, I'm pleasantly surprised that the dark marks around my nose area have lightened and become less noticeable. I like that this product is very soothing to the skin and it does not feel sticky after use." — Jona, @_jonabanana

“I have post acne scars that seem impossible to remove despite going for a couple of laser treatments. I recently went through a four-week trial with the Hiruscar range and I love that it’s not only quick-absorbing, non-greasy but it’s film-free too! It also does an amazing job of fading recent and some old acne scars! After using the range, I am happy to announce I have reduced the usage of makeup and concealer to cover my acne scars too.” — Sydney, @ssydneyho

"I don't really suffer from acne but I sometimes do get an occasional pimple or two during the time of the month. These pimples definitely leave a mark. I have been searching for a product that won't break me out while fading or lightening the scar. During my one-month trial with the Hiruscar Post Acne Gel, It has tremendously helped with all of the above! It has lightened my new or recent acne scars significantly and I will definitely continue to use it." — Jasmine, @yungjsmn

“Been trying this Hiruscar Post Acne Gel for more than a month and I can already see a little improvement in my acne scars! As promised, they do appear lighter after applying it two to three times every day.” — Novita, @novitalam

“Looking back, I'm truly surprised and happy at how effective and versatile the Hiruscar Post Acne Gel was. Not only did it reduce the redness surrounding the zits, it also helped promote the healing process, thus preventing the formation of scars. Furthermore, the film-free gel is also super lightweight, non-greasy and quick-absorbing, so layering makeup over is effortless. I truly am amazed by its effectiveness as evident from the big, red and swollen pimple I had on Day 1, and the significant improvement it resulted by Day 30. This is definitely a staple in my routine now!” — Ryan, @ryanraroar

"I have always been looking for a skincare product that will help with my acne scars. I used Hiruscar Post Acne Gel together with the other Hiruscar Anti-Acne products and was pleasantly surprised by the good result it produced. My skin is now much smoother and the scars are not as visible as they were before!" — Vanessa, @vanezzako

“After four weeks with the Hiruscar Post Acne Gel, the acne scars on my face are considerably lightened! I don't need heavy makeup to cover up my acne scars anymore and that's such a relief for my skin. Apart from smoothening depressed acne scars, it also prevents pimple re-occurrence and it kept my face clear of pimples.” — Kaiting, @kaitinghearts

"This product came in super handy as I was recovering from the breakouts I was suffering from due to my period. I used it diligently twice a day, every morning after I washed up and every night before bed. It really does what it promises, within four weeks, the acne scars around my chin area became less noticeable and there were no acne reoccurrences as well. Pretty glad that I managed to try out this product. I will definitely repurchase it again for sure." — Sharnie, @sharnielxin

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One thing that shows off our personality and mood easily, aside from our clothes, is our lipstick. Our choice of colour for the day (or the hour) says a lot about who we are and what we're up to. And with the holidays coming up, it's easy to say that we're on a quest to look for a lipstick that can withstand not just the food but also the festive photos to be taken for the occasion. 

So in line with Clozette Beauty Awards 2017, we asked our beauty panel which pucker-up picks are they rooting for as holy grail material and here's what they have to say. 

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A crowd favourite through and through, Clozette Sub-Editor Jorj Cornejo shares the MAC Matte Lipsticks are "worthy of their cult-favourite status." Seconded by Clozette Ambassador Cindy Tan, who says, "[It's] creamy in texture and glides on easily. [The] colour also stays well on lips."

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Another lippie fave that caught many of our panellists' attention is Kat Von D's Everlasting Liquid Lipstick. Clozette Ambassador Alene Breddemann says, "[It's] the most beautiful matte lippie I've ever owned, and it doesn't dry my lips."

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For Clozette Ambassador Yen Ong, the lipstick everyone must have is the Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip. She says, "It is not glossy, but the colour stays up to eight hours without reapplying, even after meals."

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And since we're on the topic of HG lipsticks, our Editor, Becks Ko, describes her lippie of choice, the Dior Rogue Dior Liquid, as "pigmented, long-lasting and leaves a natural and healthy looking tone at the end of the day without touch-ups."

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The Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Lipstick range should be part of your beauty arsenal, says Clozette Ambassador Roanna Tan. Why? "This range of matte liquid lipsticks is divine because it is non-drying even though it packs a whole lot of pigment to make your lips stand out."

Did your favourite lippie make it into the list? Give your pucker-up pick a shoutout by casting your vote in this year's Clozette Beauty Awards 2017.



As beauty enthusiasts, it’s no secret that we love watching beauty tutorials on YouTube. Some of us may have even learned the basics of makeup through watching tutorials. So it’s safe to say that we take our watching habit seriously. We love it when people give out great tips, but we also love it when the video’s easy to watch.

We’re delighted to report that one of our Clozette Ambassadors, Gen-zel Habab, struck two of our criteria at the same time with her Wonder Woman-inspired look. Not only did she look amazing — she absolutely nailed it! — she also gave out a few tips we’ll definitely start incorporating into our routines now.

For long-lasting contour

Gen-zel’s inspiration for the look, Gal Gadot, has chiselled features. So it’s natural to want to achieve those, too. And what better way to do that than by contouring? But Gen-zel gave us a nugget of advice we’ll now start using. Instead of just using powder contour, use cream as a base first to make it more long-lasting.

For a natural-looking glow

Creams are great for creating natural-looking looks. Bust out your favourite highlighter and give yourself that coveted lit-from-within glow. P.S. Check out these Beauty Panel-Approved highlighters for recommendations!

For deep-set-looking eyes

If you don’t have naturally deep-set eyes, use makeup to create the illusion that you do. Gen-zel’s tip is to use a pencil brush and a dark brown shade of eyeshadow on the outer v of your eyes and blend it to your crease.

Liked this look and the tips? Share your recreations with our Community.