Insider Roundup: BTS On Vogue & More | Clozette

Happy Fri-yay! Before you indulge over the weekend, may we interest you in some fun news? Here is the latest in the worlds of fashion and beauty.

BTS on Vogue

Here's the scoop from our contributor Mara Lagdamen: We have a lituation (lit + situation)! International Korean boyband superstars BTS have been featured in Vogue in a two-minute video. Clad in Calvin Klein, the seven-member group that debuted in 2013 and took the world and American television by storm last year sat down with Vogue for an exclusive interview. 

The video, which showcased the boys having fun inside a party bus, playing at an arcade, and dancing in front of the Staples Center, is a sight to see. The K-Pop hotshots also talked about fashion, music, and things they love about L.A.

Opium Noir

There's a new lipstick shade from Charlotte Tilbury and it screams "gorgeous." Inspired by on-screen sirens from the film noir era, the shade is seductive and glam.

A case of copying?

Some people on Instagram are mad at La Mer for supposedly ripping off the style of @gelcream, a beauty-centric Instagram account that's well-loved in the community. What do you think?

Andreja answers

Andreja Pejic has broken her silence about the remarks Miroslava Duma said in a conference about her and blogger Bryan Boy. In a video, which has been circulating online, Duma is seen saying she'll never feature Pejic and Bryan Boy because "we're very concerned about the beauty and purity of the things we publish." Pejic says she's hurt by the comments, but she'd like to focus on the fact that the fashion industry has embraced her and many others.

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Check out what you may have missed earlier this week here.



The rise of Marie Kondo's popularity is a sign that people want to declutter their life, cut the fluff they don't need and just go back to basics. As beauty enthusiasts, we're guilty of owning products that we don't actually use and can live without. Save time and money by cutting off these seemingly necessary beauty products that you don't really need. 

Anything That You Buy Just For The Packaging

If you're buying it just for Instagram, then it's not worth it. This item is just gonna end up at the back of your drawer, and eventually, you'll forget that you own it. So spare your hard-earned money and don't buy things just for the packaging. As consumers, we should demand that the product inside is just as good as the packaging. 

Lip Scrub

Instead of buying pricey lip scrubs, why not make your own using brown sugar mixed with honey or olive oil? If you're not up for that, there are other homemade lip scrub recipes that work just as well as the one you can buy off the shelves. Another thing that you should do is address the underlying issue that causes your lips to crack. Is it maybe because of that new matte lipstick or perhaps you're not drinking enough water? 

Professional Makeup Brushes

Unless you're pursuing a career as a makeup artist, you don't really need a wide array of professional makeup brushes. In fact, you can survive with just five brushes: a powder brush, foundation brush, angled brush for blush and contour, a brush you can use for eyebrows and eyeliner, and a double-ended eyeshadow brush.

High-End Highlighter

We can't deny that a swipe of some luscious high-end highlighter will make us look fresh and dewy, but the same effect can be achieved with a moderately priced highlighter. In fact, some ladies just use shimmer eyeshadow to make their cheekbones pop. For those who are blessed with oily skin, you can use a matte concealer that's two or three shades lighter than your skin colour for that gorgeous highlight without the grease. 


While primer does help in giving the skin a smoother look and keeping makeup in place, it's a product that's easily replaceable especially if you have dry skin. Some sunblocks and moisturisers may also help in reducing the appearance of large pores and can also prep the skin effectively. With that said, it's a case-by-case basis, so if you really need primer then go ahead. But if you're just doing it because everybody else is using one, then it's best to skip. 

Next, find out how stress affects your skin and what you can do about it.



Some styles never fade away. One true example of a classic is the red lip. It's bold and empowering. Swipe some on and you'll feel instantly fierce. Take a cue from these Community members and rock that red.


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