Insider Roundup: Jaclyn Hill X Quay & More | Clozette


It's always a treat to learn about something exciting, especially when it's about beauty and fashion. We're all about new releases and brand collaborations. Here are just a few we got a hold of.


Jaclyn Hill x Quay



Jaclyn Hill is unofficially the queen of beauty YouTube. And so we don't really get surprised anymore when she announces a collaboration with beauty brands like Becca and Morphe (although we are still on the edge of our seats for news about her own cosmetics line, which has already been years in the making). But we were quite surprised — but definitely in a good way — when she announced a collaboration with Quay. Will you rock the sunglasses Jaclyn helped design? The collection will be available starting 15 November.


Jessica Jung's Poppy



Korean superstar Jessica Jung is releasing a limited-edition bag named Poppy under her brand BLANC & ECLARE exclusively at ZALORA. Get your hands on it on 26 October.


Then I Met You



Charlotte Cho, the brain behind the cult-favourite K-beauty site SoKoGlam, has launched her own skincare line called Then I Met You. Inspired by jeong, a "deep and emotional connection," Charlotte created skincare products that will "yield meaningful connection and rewarding results."

adidas x Dragon Ball Z




'90s kids won't be able to get enough of this release from adidas. Inspired by the iconic battles on Dragon Ball Z, the brand will release Deerupt and Prophere shoes designed to depict Son Gohan and Cell. Take your pick from the two and get your hands on a pair on 26 October.




For what you may have missed earlier this week, check here.

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This year, #TeamClozette welcomed a host of gorgeous guests in Kuala Lumpur and experienced summer and winter all in one place at the Clozette Party 2018. Decked out in their Saturday best of Clozette Pink, Wintry White, Sunshine Gold and Ocean Blue, guests arrived to a spread of sweet and savoury delights, specially curated by Botanica Deli just for the occasion. Members of our community mingled and connected about everything style and beauty — topics that are near and dear to our own hearts.

This girl power-packed afternoon was spent exploring what our amazing partners had to offer. Senka shared secrets about cleansing with their comprehensive range of products; Anessa gave our guests a crash course on the benefits of UV protection; and ghd graciously provided hair makeovers, as well as insider information about their styling tools while working with Ma Cherie products.

And what kind of party would this be without presents? Five lucky winners walked away with prizes: a staycation from Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, two types of styling tools from ghd, and a year’s supply of products from Senka and Anessa. A lucky dip was prepared for all guests to take home a little extra something when they collected all the stamps on their Beauty Passport, with prizes courtesy of Anessa and Senka. To add a little more excitement to the party, Anessa also gifted our guests with personalised travel-sized bottles of their Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk. Check out the highlights below.

Customising Clozette Beauty Pouches with travel-themed embroidered patches




Getting a new look with ghd’s hair experts




Digging into the lunch spread by Botanica Deli




Two of our own, Kersie and Evon, demonstrating how to use Senka’s All Clear Oil Whip to the guests





Guests showing off their best angles at the winter and summer photobooths




Photo ops at our esteemed partners’ booths





Happy winners of our lucky draw and lucky dip activities






Check out how we celebrated with the Community last year here.


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These days the majority of newly launched beauty products position themselves as revolutionary, but only a few actually are. Whether it's a new formulation or never-before-seen skincare technology, we're bombarded by promises of a new, better way to achieve healthy skin. But is it really much better than what we already have?



With that said, one of the latest launches that caught my eye is from Swedish brand Foreo, the same brand that pioneered pulsating cleansing gadgets. Earlier this year, they introduced the UFO (Ur Future Obsession), which is supposed to upgrade the way we do sheet masking. I'm immediately drawn by its fancy built and features. But to be honest, I don't really have a problem with the traditional mask. Yes, things can be a little messy but it's something that I can deal with. Nevertheless, I'm always up for anything that will improve my life so I decided to try Foreo UFO to see what it has to offer.


What it promises to do




UFO offers a fast, convenient and efficient way to do sheet masking. As opposed to the usual sheet masks where you'll need to sit and wait for 15 minutes, UFO does the job in just 90 seconds. It also upgrades the experience with a heating and cooling treatment for better essence absorption, targeted LED lights to address several skin issues and T-sonic Pulsations that acts as a facial massage. It's basically everything you want in a mask and more. As of now, only two basic masks are readily available in the market which are the "Make My Day" (Hydrating & Anti-Pollution) and "Call It A Night" (Revitalizing & Nourishing). For some reason, the other variants are always out of stock. 


Built and usage



As you can see, the grip is just right


Despite its alien-sounding name, the UFO is very convenient and easy to use. All you need to do is put the circular UFO Smart Mask, secure it in the gadget and press the start button. To activate the "Make My Day" treatment, press the start button only once, but press twice if you want the "Call It Night." You don't have to worry about the UFO slipping out of your hands while using it because the silicone material is great and the size of the gadget fits perfectly into the hand so the grip is neither forceful nor weak. 


Application



Securing the mask is easy peasy


After putting everything in place, you'll just need to glide the UFO all over your face. Within seconds, I experienced a pleasant, warm sensation but whenever I linger on a spot it always stings. So the key to using this is to glide it all over your face in constant motion to distribute the heat. Towards the end of the 90-second treatment, it cools down and the pulsations also weaken. Overall, it was a nice experience. But due to its flat surface, it doesn't glide well into the crevices of my face like at the sides of my nose. I think it would be better if it were spherical-shaped like a beautyblender, to accommodate all facial areas.


Fragrance, texture and results




Both the "Make My Day" and "Call It A Night" masks don't have an overpowering fragrance, which is always good. As for the texture, it's just like the traditional sheet mask in that it is a bit slippery but comfortable to use. After every session, it's evident that the mask's essence is absorbed into the skin. Unlike when using a traditional sheet mask where my face feels very wet and slimy, this one makes my skin feel plump and hydrated but never wet. It's like I just put on a hydrating makeup base. After a few uses, I can see a difference in skin tone and texture. It looks more even and my skin feels more bouncy. 


Is it worth it?


As we always say in the beauty community, skincare is an investment and it's very personal. It's no secret that Foreo's UFO doesn't come cheap at SGD408/USD279 (plus the UFO Smart Mask at SGD16/USD9.99), so the decision on whether it's worth it or not largely depends on your skin's needs and personal financial standing. If you're someone who has tried loads of products in the quest for plump, hydrated skin but never got satisfying results then the UFO may be the answer to your problems provided that you're willing to spare some cash for it.



UFO works with different LED lights: Red for collagen stimulation, green for brightening a dull complexion, blue kills acne-causing bacteria


There are also other upcoming masks that target different skin concerns, so if the hydrating and revitalising ones work there's a good chance that those will deliver great results, too. Overall, I think busy gals and those who love at-home facials will be fans of this innovative beauty gadget. It's an indulgent treat that doesn't consume too much time. Will this be the new beauty standard for sheet masks? It's very innovative but there are still a few improvements that can be made such as the shape and heat distribution. So I'd say that it will be the future of masking once it becomes upgraded and budget-friendly. 


Note: The UFO Foreo is supported by the new FOREO For You app but it requires IOS11 for the iPhone to install and I'm currently having trouble upgrading my phone's software so I couldn't download it and include the app in this review.


Read more of our skincare and makeup reviews here.


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