Insider Roundup: Kendall Jenner Is The New Face Of Proactiv & More | Clozette

We're easing into the new year just right. And a new week means a new surge of fun news from the worlds of fashion and beauty. From Kendall Jenner's new stint to Lacoste's new kicks, here are some of the things you need to know right now.

Kendall Jenner for Proactiv

Aside from her regular stint on her family's reality show, Kendall Jenner is known for gracing cover after cover of magazines and being the face of various brands. Despite it all, however, Kendall says she's just like many other people in that she also battles with acne. But she's reportedly found a solution with the help of Proactiv, which she is now the spokesperson for. The news was taken with mixed reactions by people on Twitter, though. What do you think of Kendall's new gig?

Haus Beauty

Lady Gaga's killing it in music and movies. But there's another arena the pop superstar would like to delve into — beauty! Rumours had been swirling since last year that Gaga is working on creating her own beauty line. Now, it seems like the rumours are true. A website for Haus Beauty has been set-up, although it doesn't provide any information yet. But we're curious: would you try out Gaga's beauty line?

Pomelo Chinese New Year

This year, Pomelo is joining the Chinese New Year festivities through a collection that marries tradition and modernity. Pieces from the collection start at SGD24 and will be available on and their apps starting 8 January.

La Piquee

Step into the new year with new shoes. Give your wardrobe the fun new addition of the Lacoste La Piquee. Inspired by the polo created by Renee Lacoste in 1933, the La Piquee gives off an athletic vibe that can still be casual enough even for those who don't frequent tennis courts. The classic style comes in white, navy blue and black, and is available in all Lacoste stores in the Philippines.



It's only the first week of 2019 and we already got some sizzling news to send your way. From a nostalgic beauty collection to an intriguing speculation, the start of the year is truly exciting. Keep reading to catch up on the latest in fashion and beauty. 

UNIQLO U presents their Spring/Summer 2019 collection

Love colour-blocking? Then you're in luck because UNIQLO's Spring/Summer 2019 collection is all about bold hues and rich accents. With the brand being known to carry minimalist designs, these pieces are undoubtedly the most colourful ones they've launched so far. Selected items will go on pre-sale from 14 January, while the full collection will be available from 1 February.

APRILSKIN expands cushion range

APRILSKIN's cushion foundation range has now been expanded to include three new formulations: Perfect Magic Cover Proof Cushion (waterproof formula), Perfect Magic Cover Dual Cushion (for oily skin) and Magic Essence Shower Cushion (for dry skin). Additionally, the beloved classics Magic Snow Cushion 3.0, Magic Snow Fixing Foundation and Perfect Magic Cover Fit Cushion were given a new stylish look. Would you try this beauty guru favourite?

Innisfree X Disney Toy Story

After releasing Emoji and Snoopy collaborations, Innisfree is back with another beauty collection that you won't be able to resist. This adorable limited edition line will feature all the beloved characters from the classic Toy Story movies. The full range consists of 22 limited-edition makeup and skincare treats including the bestselling No Sebum Mineral Powder, hand cream and body care essentials set. You can now grab one of these cute goodies at Innisfree stores.

Balenciaga Eyewear arrives at Dover Street Markets

Balenciaga's first eyewear collection is finally up for grabs this January! The new collection launches at the Dover Street Market stores in Tokyo, Los Angeles, New York City, London, Singapore and Beijing. From classic to flamboyant, each design elegantly represents Balenciaga's dynamic aesthetic. To pump up the hype, pop-up booths will be installed to give customers an exciting shopping experience.

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik no more?

Rumour has it that fashion supermodel Gigi Hadid has split with Zayn Malik... again. After a brief reunion last year, anonymous reports say that this famous couple has called it quits for good. But until we hear it straight from Gigi or Zayn, we'll never know for sure. 

Next, check out the latest beauty launches this month.



The most wonderful time of the year has just passed but we say the best is yet to come! It’s a brand new year and a whole host of gleaming new jars, tubes, and bottles to crack open and enjoy. Read on to find out what incredible products January has in store for you. 

Getting a little hands-on 

Chinese New Year Limited-Edition Shea Butter Hand Cream, SGD45/~USD33.03

L’Occitane has dived right into the Year of the Earth Boar with a Chinese New Year limited edition of their bestselling Shea Butter Hand Cream to pamper even the driest of hands.

Hand Cream Trio, SGD45/~USD33.03 

Additionally, L’Occitane teamed up with Rifle Paper Co to create beautiful gift sets in gorgeous nature-themed packaging to make self-care packages that much more special.

Hand Balm, SGD55/~USD40.37; Hand Wash, SGD66/~USD48.45

For occasions when you want to feel extra fancy, give Maison Goutal’s three new hand washes and gentle balms a try. With a palette of fragrances that will have you drifting away to far-off lands, these products do their best to keep your hands velvety soft, no matter if you're a woman or a man. 

Improve your complexion

Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light++, SGD398/~USD292.14

Facial fans are no strangers to light therapy since they have been proven to improve skin tone and texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Skin Inc puts the power in your hands with the new iteration of their best-selling Optimizer Voyage Tri Light++ that uses NASA-inspired LED chromotherapy to rejuvenate the skin.

Dream a little dream of better skin

Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Face Cream, SGD89/~USD65.33

If you’re not already on the Fresh beauty train, now is the perfect time to start. Try the Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Face Cream. Our skin never sleeps, working 24/7 to serve different times of the day. As recovery mode happens at night, what better way to help your skin refresh itself than with a generous helping of antioxidants?

Resilience Multi-Effect Tri-Peptide Face and Neck Creme SPF 15, SGD164/~USD120.38

Estée Lauder has upped their game by introducing the New Resilience Multi-Effect Collection, a powerful solution for radiant, supple and more resilient skin so you can look as young as you feel. This range works to re-energise fatigued skin by using a collagen boost, a multi-defense system and intensive hydration to renew your skin’s glow. Talk about a power-packed product!

Capture Youth Intense Rescue Serum, SGD95/~USD69.73

Another upmarket brand gracing us with the key to eternal youth is Dior with their Capture Youth Intense Rescue Serum and Age-Delay Resurfacing Water that has been customised to boost skin’s youth capital and delay signs of aging before they even appear. Leave behind fine lines and wrinkles, and say hello to tone and elasticity.

I spy with my little eye

Absolue Eye Serum, SGD205/~USD150.48; Absolue Eye Cream, SGD200/~USD148.81; Absolue Gel Cleanser, USD120/~USD88.08

Lancôme has just added eye products to their One Absolue line, making it a complete range for the ultimate skin regeneration. The Eye Cream, Gel Cleanser and Eye Serum promise to leave skin looking plump, visibly revitalised and illuminated from within — perfect for those who are looking into eye care this coming year.

Roller Liner, SGD39/~USD29.63 

Perk up those freshly rejuvenated peepers with Benefit’s new liquid matte Roller Liner. Keep your cat-eye wings razor sharp with their precision felt tip and look picture perfect every day.

Lip service

Lip Maximizer, SGD48/~USD35.23

The eyebrows may frame the face, but the lips are the real star of the show, in our humble opinion. There’s nothing more attractive than plump-looking lips that you know are healthy and not caked with product to make them look great. Discover Dior’s Lip Maximizer and the new Lip Glow To The Max for exceptional shine and maximum colour.

Lip Expert, SGD55/~USD40.37

Next up, Lip Expert, an all-new liquid lipstick from BY TERRY. This massive range of 32 shades come in two finishes, Bold Matte and Vinyl Gloss to suit every occasion. Practical and great for everyday wear, these pigmented lipsticks come in a compact packaging that’s perfect for a girl on the go.

Le Marc Lip Frost Lipstick, SGD44

Marc Jacobs is known for beautiful formulas and glorious colour combinations in their palettes. Start your year right with the Le Marc Lip Frost Lipstick that comes in five gorgeous shades and match your choice with the Eye-conic Frost Eyeshadow Palette to keep that sparkle in your eye.

Sixth scents

La Sélection Valentine, SGD205/~USD183.51

Get a headstart this Valentine’s Day with BYREDO’s La Sélection Valentine, an exclusive limited edition set that features six of their iconic scents: Blanche, Gypsy Water, Mojave Ghost, Bal D’Afrique, Rose Of No Man’s Land and Black Saffron. Surround your loved ones with gorgeous scents and have them always think of you fondly.

Unnamed Limited Re-edition Fragrance, SGD310/~USD227.55

They say to stop and smell the roses; we say, spoil yourself with BYREDO’s Unnamed Limited Re-edition Fragrance, a blank page where you write the story of the scent on your own. The scent itself will evoke images of wide-open spaces of America, evergreens in winter and the sensuality of woody elements.

Damascena Candle, SGD100/~USD73.40; Centifolia Candle, SGD100/~USD73.40

Speaking of roses, diptyque’s newest collection celebrates the Centifolia and Damask variants, capitalising on the former’s fresh, delicate scent, mingled with the fuller, honeyed accents of the latter. Indulge in a pair of these to tide you through the year and perhaps you’ll see everything through a pleasing rose-tinted haze.

Keep your inner child alive

Enjoy the best of Innisfree as they team up with Disney to usher in 2019 with a spark of whimsical fun with the beloved characters from the classic Toy Story movies. The innisfree Toy Story collection celebrates friendship and features 22 limited edition makeup and skincare treats to brighten up your days with nostalgic delight.