Insider Roundup: Sephora Closed Their Stores In The U.S. & More | Clozette

Hello, Friday! Another week went by so fast that there's just not enough time to catch up on the juiciest news there is. So from Sephora closing down their stores in the U.S. to Kylie Jenner teasing another addition to her controversial skincare line, we spill this week's hottest news in today's Insider Roundup for you to enjoy. 

Sephora stores closed in the U.S.... for an hour

Okay, okay! We know that the headline made your heart skip a beat for a moment. But no worries as Sephora only closed down all their U.S. stores last Wednesday for a mere hour to conduct a diversity training. The beauty retailer was in hot water recently when singer-songwriter SZA tweeted about an incident aligned to racial profiling in one Sephora store.

The store claimed that they already had planned on conducting the diversity training weeks prior to the incident but some people are not buying it. We can only hope that as wide as the range of beauty picks in Sephora counters are, that's also how they'll be more inclusive with their customers moving forward. 

Naturally Serious arrives in Singapore

Insider Roundup: Naturally Serious arrives in Singapore

The skincare brand that prides itself for being clean, ethically made, and with no B.A.D. (Banned. Ambiguous. Debatable.) ingredients in their formulations arrives in Singapore and promises to — as their name suggests — take your skin seriously. With products that offer a unique anti-pollution blend of six antioxidants, if anti-ageing and skin protection is up your alley (as it should be for everyone) then this arrival is definitely good news for you.

Paris Hilton and K-beauty?

After announcing her beauty brand ProD.N.A. a couple of months ago, Paris Hilton decided to take it to the big leagues — in terms of today's beauty scene — and launch it in South Korea. Paris claims that she finds the K-beauty market unique given their love for multi-step skincare and claims that she's already looking at its success. The brand aims to strengthen its range of anti-ageing and whitening products, which proved to be controversial in the Asian market recently, but it looks like Ms. PH isn't backing down with her vision. 

Kylie Skin is adding sunscreen to their line

It looks like even after the complaints about her skincare line, Kylie Jenner is still pursuing new Kylie Skin launches. In her recent Day In The Life video on YouTube, Kylie teased that sunscreen is making its way into her range of products. While deets about the product are still Klassified, people are already hoping no walnuts are involved in the making of this one. 

Zilingo x Disney is coming

Insider Roundup: Zilingo X Disney

Fashion portal Zilingo teams up with The Walt Disney Company to release at least 20 collections, with up to 300 products, that will serve up geeky style to the next level. Featuring pieces on Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar, we can expect a range of t-shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops, shorts, skirts, leggings and joggers to cater to our Disney-loving desires. 

(Cover photo from: @sc)

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We all know Pomelo as one of Asia's biggest online shopping destinations for fashion. But they recently added beauty to their roster with their first ever cosmetic line, BEET by Pomelo

Jumping on the minimalist trend in today's beauty scene, BEET is all about a fuss-free makeup experience. Debuting with 17 products under four categories (Liquid blush, Liquid Lipstick, Lip gloss, and Liquid Shimmer), BEET's selection promises versatility for daily use, but with a range that invites wearers to be as experimental as they can with their looks. All the products are also non-toxic, paraben-free, and of course, cruelty-free.

But if that still hasn't sold it to you yet, its price range might. All going for just SGD10 each, you can hoard the entire line without blowing a hole in your budget. Cool, right? If that got you curious, check out our unboxing video to take a peek at the collection. 


These days, Love Marie — also known by her stage name Heart Evangelista — is on a roll. From becoming a successful social media influencer to taking on the role of creative director at local clothing brand Kamiseta, this actress-socialite dubbed as a real "Crazy Rich Asian" has proved time and again that's she's more than just a pretty face. Her latest achievement? Being the first Filipina artist to collaborate with global beauty brand L'Oréal. 

If you've been following Heart Evangelista on Instagram, you would know that she is quite an artist. She was even recognized internationally for hand-painting designer bags like those from Hermes and Prada to creatively camouflage any damages or discolouration on the pieces. But aside from that, the actress also releases her very own artworks. A painting from her most recent collection (pictured above) was chosen by L'Oréal and Heart Evangelista herself to be featured in the packaging of the anticipated L’Oréal x Love Marie Color Riche Mattes collection.

In an interview with Preview Magazine, Heart Evangelista shares that this particular piece is the best choice because the five women in the painting could correspond to the five shades that will be released under her lipstick collection with L'Oréal. However, we won't really get a full mini recreation of the painting in our lipsticks. Instead, the artwork will be printed on paper and wrapped on the lipstick's case to serve as the design. 

She also mentioned that the shades will veer toward the classic side. Could this mean that we're getting nudes and reds? Judging on the lip colours she always wears, it's a huge probability! Because of the previous successful collaborations by the actress with other popular brands, we're expecting some really great bullets from this lipstick collection. Recently, she partnered with Sequoia Paris and the products launched were nothing but beautiful.


Already excited for the release of her collab with  L'Oréal? Mark your calendars as the L’Oréal x Love Marie Color Riche Mattes will drop on 10 June on Lazada and at various L'Oréal counters in next weeks after the initial launch. There's still no definite word if the lipsticks will be available outside the Philippines but let's keep our eyes peeled. Stay tuned!

(Cover photo from: @iamhearte)