Insider Roundup: The Ordinary At Sephora & More | Clozette

We've got that Friday feelin'. You know? The unwavering excitement for taking some rest and reading up on new happenings in the worlds of fashion and beauty. Here are just some of the new things we've learned.


The Ordinary goes physical


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After ColourPop Cosmetics, another affordable brand is coming to Sephora. The Ordinary, known for their no-nonsense skincare products, will soon be available in brick and mortar Sephora stores and online. We're still waiting on word if they're coming to our side of the world, too, though. 


Catch Mayday Live for free



Taiwanese Mandopop band Mayday is coming to Singapore, and you have a chance to see them live — for free! For Beloved Girl is holding a contest and you can stand a chance to win Category 1 tickets by joining. Get the details here.


MAC Viva Glam


MAC Viva Glam's newest spokesperson is musician Sia. The brand and the singer-songwriter collaborated to make a red shade of lipstick, whose name has yet to be announced. It will be available next year.


Fashion Icon



Donatella Versace has gone far from the shadows of his late brother's success. Not just making a mark in the industry, Donatella has cemented her legacy. This year, the driving force behind the Italian brand Versace is set to receive the Fashion Icon Award at the British Fashion Council's 2017 Fashion Awards. Brava, Donatella!


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Check out the fun happenings earlier this week here.

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In theory, most of us will fall under a certain skin type, but the reality is we all have 'combination' skin. Even those who identify as oily will sometimes have some dry patches on their skin, and the same goes for dry-skin gals. This is where multi-masking comes in. It's a technique wherein you use different kinds of masks and apply it to specific areas of your face.


It's a simple but genius idea; it even sounds like a great marketing tactic to make us buy more masks. But word has it that it actually works. Are you ready to give it a try? To get you started on this skincare craze, we list down different brands that offer multi-masking products and reviews about them.


Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask 


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The first pro for this bunch is its price, which costs around SGD13 each. It's one of the most affordable multi-masking brands in the market. It has a total of seven mask packs, all containing Innisfree's trademark ingredient, the Jeju volcanic cluster. The yellow one is for brightening, blue is for sebum control and moisturisation, pink is for rejuvenation, green is for troubled skincare areas, purple is for soothing purposes, white is for smoothening, and black is for purification. 


Clozetter Jean raved about the green variant which contains cica (Centella Asiatica) and targets troubled areas. She has very sensitive skin and she's happy to report that this was really gentle and has a soothing formula. It also reduced the number of hormonal pimples that she gets during that time of the month. More of her review here



Clozette Ambassador Cinddie also tried this line and thought it was awesome. Click here for her full first impressions.


L’Oréal Pure Clay Mask 



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The L’Oréal Pure Clay Masks are sold separately in tubs and are also pretty affordable at approximately SGD17.52 each. The purity (green) is mattifying, the detox (charcoal) is detoxifying and glow (red) is brightening.


Clozette Ambassador Romana says purity "work wonders" in reducing the bumps on her forehead and also "somewhat shrinks the large pores" on her nose. Meanwhile, the detox one comes very handy when she feels a pimple coming."It sucks out all the nasty bits and by the next day, the 'would-be' pimples just disappear," she said. And finally, whenever she uses the glow, people would comment that her skin looks radiant. 


The Body Shop Expert Face Masks


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You can always depend on The Body Shop to come up with cruelty-free, ethically sourced, vegetarian skincare, and their masks are no exception. There are five new variants that you can play with, and each one costs SGD32.90. Clozette Ambassador Juliana uses the Himalayan Charcoal mask to exfoliate her skin. She uses the charcoal mask on her "clogged strawberry nose" to target impurities and get rid of excess sebum. On her dry cheeks, she uses the British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask. Then she applies the Chinese Ginseng and Rice to brighten up some dark spots on her chin. Read about her experience here.


Just Mix And Match


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Multi-masking (and the beauty community as a whole) is also about having fun! So you don't have to strictly use just a single brand or skincare line for this technique. There are some brands like Origins and Glam Glow that have been making great masks way before the multi-masking trend started. And you can use these 'classic' masks together with the some of the newer variants. 


Another thing to remember is that our skin is ever-changing. So when it comes to multi-masking, learn to listen to your skin and calibrate. 



Interested about masks? Read about this review on Origins' Rose Clay Retexturising Mask.

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We're perpetually excited about new learnings, and today's bits of information are no exemption. Here are just some of the things we're happy to share today.


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged



The entire world is abuzz with news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now engaged. The two announced their decision to marry on 27 November, and the wedding is set to take place in spring 2018.


Max Factor arrives in SG


At long last, Max Factor arrives in Singapore. The "makeup of makeup artists" will be available at selected stores in Bugis Junction, ION Mall, Jurong East Mall, NEX, Ngee Ann City, Parkway Parade and Tiong Bahru. What should you try first? The Face Finity 3-in-1 Liquid Foundation that triples as a primer, foundation and concealer. It's available in 10 shades and will retail for SGD29.90.


Glamourbox's 5th Birthday



In celebration of Glamourbox's fifth anniversary, they're offering 20% off on their products. You may use this special Clozette code to avail! The promo runs until 15 December.


Uniqlo and JW Part II



After the success of their first collaboration, Uniqlo and J.W. Anderson are teaming up again for a partnership. 



Check out the fun stuff that happened earlier this week here.

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