Insider Roundup: Is Baby Powder Safe & More | Clozette

It's mid-month madness, friends. We're busy with the holidays coming but we're also busy keeping abreast with what's happening in the worlds of fashion and beauty. From a baby powder controversy to a beauty pageant win, here are the latest pieces of news you need to know.

Talcum conundrum

The debate over the safety of baby powder has been ongoing for years now. It sparked when a woman sued Johnson & Johnson because she alleged that the powder played a part in her developing cancer. Now, it has been revealed that people within the company have been discussing their product and the probability that it contains asbestos for decades now. Is baby powder safe to use? We'll just have to stay tuned for more details to unfold.

Prada says sorry

Prada has issued an apology after they were called out for a piece in their latest collection called Pradamalia. Many people voiced out their disappointment with the brand after it reportedly created a trinket inspired by blackface. The move was said to be different from the brand's history of inclusivity (which includes hiring Naomi Campbell at a time when the modelling industry was dominated by Caucasians).

Kendall Jenner is on top

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star had a good year. Jenner reportedly earned USD22.5 million, making her the highest-paid model of 2018.

The Philippines and the Universe

The Philippines' representative to the Miss Universe pageant won the coveted crown. Catriona Grey is the fourth Filipino to win the beauty pageant.

Pomelo Holidays

We got to celebrate with Pomelo for a fruitful year at their tea party. But the festivities were not limited to that because we also got the first look at their upcoming Chinese New Year collection. It consists of 101 pieces you'll surely love, so stay tuned.

Check out the fun happenings last week here.



We're sure your mind's already on vacation, what with the holidays coming in rapidly. But may we invite you to pause for a bit? Because the worlds of fashion and beauty are not stepping on brakes yet, and there are tons of happenings that you need to know. These are just a few of them.

Michael Kors vs. Louis Vuitton

Diet Prada, a fashion sleuth of sorts,  inquired whether Michael Kors is turning into Steve Madden in that the former is said to be lifting off a design from another brand in their latest sneaker release. The chunky dad shoes strike a very close resemblance to the widely popular Archlight sneakers by Louis Vuitton. 

Full Spectrum at Covergirl

Covergirl Cosmetics have made some major moves this year. Months after they announced a change in their direction, with a change in their tagline in tow, the iconic makeup brand released a collection that aims to fortify their efforts to support diversity in beauty. Full Spectrum is a collection especially made for women of colour, and we're here for it.


Filipino beauty brand Sunnies Face is releasing a new product after the success of their first one, the Fluffmatte lipsticks. The Glowboss are highlighter sticks that aim to be "your go-to glow."

American Eagle soars

If you've been sleeping on American Eagle, it may be time to revisit this '90s favourite. The brand has reportedly just surpassed USD1 billion in sales. Made you curious as to what they're offering, yeah? We are, too.

(Cover photo from: @michaelkors)

Check out what happened earlier this week here.



Well, what do you know? We're already in the last month of 2018, but new beauty products just keep on coming. So to make sure you don't miss out on any makeup and skincare goodies before you officially start the new year, we're giving you a list of the newest picks on the block to add to your year-end shopping list. 

Kat Von D Lolita Capsule Collection

Lolita Eyeshadow Palette, SGD57/~USD41.50; Ink Well Long-Wear Matte Eyeliner, SGD32/~USD23; Everlasting Glimmer Veil SGD35 /~USD25.50

2018 was a bit of a controversial year for Kat Von D, but there's no stopping her and her brand from releasing yet another covetable collection. Inspired by the shade that sparked the beauty community's obsession with everything dusty mauve, here comes the Lolita Capsule Collection. It features the brand's highest-rated shade 'Lolita' in three new products — the Lolita Eyeshadow Palette, the Ink Well Long-Wear Matte Eyeliner, and the Everlasting Glimmer Veil — each sold separately just in time for the holidays!

Salvatore Ferragamo Mini Signorina Collection

20mL for SGD70/~USD51

Whether you're all about a single signature scent or you want your fragrances to be as dynamic as your style, this reinvention of the Signorina line introduces a collection of 20mL mini sizes in four different variants and four different looks to match your every mood. There's the Signorina Eau de Parfum, the Signorina Eleganza, the Signorina Misteriosa, and the Signorina in Fiore that all come in a beautifully packaged bottle embellished with the brand's signature Vara bow. 

BOSS THE SCENT Private Accord for Her

30mL for SGD100/~USD72; 50ml for SGD141/~USD102.73; 100mL for SGD 202/~USD150

Crafted by perfumer Louise Turner, BOSS THE SCENT Private Accord is the new chapter of the line of seductive scents from the BOSS Parfums range. Featuring notes of sweet Mandarin, Osmanthus flower, Cocoa Absolute and Roasted Tonka, this will give you a sensual allure that will make you irresistibly charming through the holidays and beyond. 

Maison Christian Dior Liquid Soap

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From the myriad of wonderful beauty products the Dior house has given us in the past comes an unprecedented collection of liquid soaps we never knew we needed. Coming in seven variants following the same black lacquered lid as the fragrances, some come as an extension of old-time faves such as the Ambre Nuit, Jasmin des Anges, Sakura or Balade Sauvage, and some come in original scents. Get one (or more) for yourself for the holidays and indulge in this wondrous sensorial experience. 

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in FU$$Y


Queen Rih is back at it again with another universally flattering gloss under the Lip Luminizer line. Introducing FU$$Y, a beautiful dusty mauve shade that's said to match all skin tones. This gloss features the same XXL wand, the same non-sticky and high-shine formula, and the addictive peach-vanilla scent as the original glosses in the range that people can't stop raving about. Definitely got you thinking about adding it to your cart, didn't it?

Fenty Beauty Fairy Bomb Shimmer Powder


Fairy lights and holiday lanterns are not the only ones shining this Christmas with this new shimmer powder from Fenty Beauty. Taking the pre-packed highlighter from the Fairy Bomb Glittering Pom Pom earlier this year and turning it into loose powder form, the new Fairy Bomb Shimmer Powder is sure to add more glow to your holidays. Take your pick from its three beautiful shades Rosé on Ice, Coppa Chill and 24Kray or take them all home as a treat to make your festivities extra merry and glowy. 

Next, take a look back at some of 2018's hottest fashion trends.