Insider Roundup: A Model's Confusing Contour Trick & More | Clozette

We're sure you've had a lot of scrolling on your feed done during the weekend. But in case you weren't frequenting pages about the worlds of fashion and beauty, we're here to fill you in. Here are what you need to know right now.

Sunscreen contouring?

As beauty enthusiasts, we're no strangers to weird hacks and beauty tips. But this one may be one of the weirdest (and confusing) yet. Model Joan Smalls has revealed in an interview with Us Weekly that she contours and highlights using sunscreen. So the idea is you put sunscreen on like a highlighter. This way, the high points of your face will not tan as much as the parts you didn't apply sunscreen on. The effect will be similar to using a makeup product to contour and highlight... but the results, we fear, are more longlasting — and potentially harmful!

The new It bag

What's influencers' and models' obsession du jour? Beaded bags. From Gigi Hadid to Irene Kim, the It girls of fashion are going gaga over this design. Would you add this to your collection?

Solinotes Paris arrives in Manila

Two bottles of perfumes-- one pink and one blue, standing in between their white packaging with floral designs

Perfume brand Solinotes Paris, whose philosophy is centred on individuality, is now in the Philippines. Mix and match different scents to create a perfume that's uniquely yours. Get your hands on your own bottle at leading department stores in the Philippines.

est.lab is growing

A variety of skincare products with white and gold packaging

Homegrown Singaporean skincare brand est.lab has announced that they are partnering with Asia's Next Top Model to reach more countries in Asia. 

(Cover photo from: @joansmalls)

Check out the hot happenings from last week here.



If you're one of those people who is still warming up to the whole Joe Jonas-Sophie Turner engagement, we bet you're also in shock that their star-studded extended family is now going to include actress, film producer and philanthropist Priyanka Chopra. During the weekend, Chopra and beau Nick Jonas shared mirroring Instagram posts announcing their engagement, which was met positively by both parties' families and friends in the industry, as well as their fans and supporters. Cue in the 'awwws'!

Given her gorgeous features, we're sure that Priyanka will look like a dream at their wedding! But while we wait for the wedding beauty look she's gonna go for, what do you say about looking back at some of her most gorgeous Instagram MOTDs and selfies in celebration of the occasion? Here are some we can easily cop!


Simple yet definitely stunning, this look from Priyanka is without a doubt one of our favourites. Go base-free and work on some feathery brows, naturally curled lashes and a peachy lip to achieve the same fresh-faced effect. If you're not for going base-free, we recommend a cushion or a glowy foundation applied with a damp sponge to still get a similar natural skin-like finish.

Glammed up

A red carpet stunner, Priyanka truly knows how to go for a complete 'beauty x style' formula. Just like her glammed up look in the photo above, the champagne lids mixed with a metallic purplish lip makes for an easy-to-replicate but still extraordinary elevated look that would go well with almost any couture piece. 

Wild curls and pink lips

Stop traffic even during your 'chill days' by taking notes from this look. The perfect balance of going bold with your hair and applying natural makeup aces an effortlessly chic look that will allow you to get away with a made-up vibe even at your laziest. 

Colour play

When in doubt, colour coordinate — not only is this rule applicable to fashion but also in makeup. Purples and reds work well on most skin tones and they definitely make a great impactful look no matter what the occasion is so don't be intimidated by these colours. Just take note of your undertones and the saturation level of the pigments that you're playing with to achieve a complementary look like Priyanka's.  

Monotone muse

Who said muted tones are boring? Blush and rosy shades work well for a busy day ahead, giving the illusion of an elevated natural look. Mimicking the illusion of a youthful flushed look, this can easily be your go-to MOTD when you need to channel an elegant yet practical vibe. 

(Cover photo from: @priyankachopra)

Next, check out these beauty looks from Selena Gomez, Sophia Richie, and more!



Shiseido, a brand known for beauty and culture, has revamped its makeup collection. A mixture of modern, minimalistic, expressive, visionary, luxurious and creative, the new Shiseido makeup line is grouped into four categories based on texture — Gels, Inks, Powders and Dews. The entire collection contains 21 products in 125 colours that were created through the combination of state-of-the-art technology, expert craftsmanship and products locally sourced in Japan.

Eager to try the collection for yourself? You can get your hands on it from now till 26 August at the ION Orchard B4 pop-up. But before you pick a favourite, watch the video above for a first look at what to expect.