Insider Roundup: L'Oréal Color Riche Matte Gets A New Packaging & More | Clozette


Hump days bring a mix of different news, ranging from exciting beauty launches to intriguing scoops. Today is no different, keep on reading and you'll see why.


L'Oréal Color Riche Matte gets a new packaging



This April, L'Oréal will be launching 10 new colours to their Color Riche Matte line, in addition to the 20 existing shades. If that's not enough to make you excited, they will also be redressing the lipsticks in a sleek, black, leather printed matte packaging that will give this classic beauty product a more sophisticated look.


CHANEL will be launching the COCO GAME CENTER



COCO GAME CENTER, an arcade-themed beauty pop-up, will be coming to Singapore later this month. The event will be open to the public and you can now pre-register at their official website. We know that you're already excited so just stay tuned for more updates. 


Is Anna Wintour exiting Vogue?



It's hard to think of Vogue and Anna Wintour as separate entities. Since 1988, Anna has been the editor-in-chief of the fashion magazine, and in 2013, was also designated as its artistic director. According to Page Six, sources have told them that Anna will be exiting Vogue this coming summer. However, Condé Nast, the mass media company that owns Vogue, has denied the ongoing rumour. 


Leighton Meester goes blonde



Leighton Meester will forever be Blair Waldorf in our hearts. So it's quite surprising for us to see Leighton rock platinum blonde locks. It's a big leap from her former signature brunette hair, but we love it just the same!




Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse spotted kissing in Paris



As another case of life imitating art, co-stars Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse confirm that they're dating as they're spotted kissing and holding hands in Paris. Bughead fans, rejoice!


(Cover photo from: @lorealmakeup)


Catch up on what you may have missed earlier this week here.

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I have high expectations for the ReFa Clear cleansing device (SGD360/~USD275) as it is produced by the same manufacturer of my ReFa Active massage rollers. I have been using the rollers for more than three years now to keep my chin from going south. Despite storing it in a plastic tub in my hot and humid bathroom, the titanium-coated rollers and stainless steel handles are still in pristine condition, so my expectations for the cleansing device is pretty high.


Packaging, size and colour



Streamlined and with a slim handle, it is aesthetically pleasing and fits well in the hand. The brush head is pristine white, soft and fluffy like a bunny’s tail. At first glance, the brush resembles a dense sponge, only upon closer look does it reveal that it is made of ultra-fine soft bristles packed densely together.

There is only one button on the ReFa Clear acting as a toggle to move between the three cleansing modes, which are soft, clean and deep. The device automatically stops after one minute to prevent over-cleansing except for the deep cycle, which lasts 30 seconds and recommended for deeper cleansing in areas with more clogged pores, usually in the T-zone.

Usage and claims


This cleansing device is designed for the gentle face washing, using 3D sonic motion and ion technology to dislodge dirt and grime embedded deep in the pores. No pressure should be applied and the brush head should just glide over the skin cushioned by a creamy foam produced by a facial wash. During my trial, I used it in conjunction with the ReFa Cream Wash (SGD70/~USD53.50) which, when lathered, prevents the direct contact of the brush with skin.




The brush head is about half the size of my other cleansing brush and the bristles are definitely softer and finer. Personally, I prefer the smaller brush head of ReFa Clear, which reaches the smaller areas on my nose and chin that get clogged, while I have hardly any comedones on the rest of my face. That sounds smug, does it? But after battling acne and pimples for so many years through my teens and twenties, I need to shout this out now, haha.

ReFa Clear is slim and sexy-looking with curves at the right places. After every use, just wash the brush head and handle with anti-bacterial hand soap, dry with a towel, then pop it back to the charging stand to dry in a well-ventilated place. I normally remove the plug and wire from the charging stand and store it in a drawer as the device doesn’t need frequent charging.



Results


I tested the ReFa Clear for one week, using it twice a day — first in the morning and then at night. A caveat here: my usual daily cleansing routine is pretty effective with a once a week exfoliating mask to get rid of impurities embedded in pores and a facial once a month to squeeze out a few clogged pores on my nose and chin. During the week of the trial, I forgo the exfoliating mask before a facial. During the facial, I noticed that there were hardly any comedones to extract. My beautician remarked that there are noticeably less clogged pores on my chin. She called the tiny clogged pores ‘powder residue’, which is basically what they are — tiny makeup particles trapped by excess sebum. With so little extractions, I just relaxed and enjoyed the to-die-for face and upper shoulder massage. 


The ReFa Clear and the ReFa Medical Cream Wash


So in a nutshell, yes it works. Advocators of the 10-step Korean beauty routine know that a clean face is essential for better absorption of the layers of serums and moisturisers applied on the face and this device helps you ace that first step in the routine.

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Our love affair with lip products will not wane, especially since one quick swipe of colour on our puckers can easily lift up our mood. If you're looking for new lip products to try, here are some of the ones members of the Community have been trying out.


Color Me Happy's Boldlicious HD lipsticks


(Photo from: sodapopp)


Wet n Wild


(Photo from: Michhy)




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