Insider Roundup: THEFACESHOP Launches New Makeup Line & More | Clozette


We're starting the working week with some good news! From the launch of a new makeup line under a popular Korean beauty brand to the announcement of a grand shopping sale to the possible reveal of a celebrity couple's wedding date, today's headlines are going to make your Monday a notch more exciting. Keep reading to know the juicy details.


VDIVOV is THEFACESHOP's new professional makeup brand


THEFACESHOP VDIVOV


Now we have more reasons to love THEFACESHOP! An addition to their arsenal of high-quality makeup products is the new makeup line VDIVOV. What's the difference between this and the existing colour cosmetics they currently have on their shelves? This one is said to be a professional makeup brand that's great for intricate looks. Plus, the products under the new line come in a sleeker, more mature packaging that can rival luxury beauty brands.


EVISU Cargo Pop-up store in Singapore is now open



If you're in Singapore this week, don't forget to stop by EVISU's stylish pop-up store at Orchard Street. With signature branding symbols printed on the cargo and the interior designed in the iconic street style, the pop-up store demonstrates the unique Japanese street culture that can only be found in EVISU. The space will feature the Keith Haring x EVISU collaboration and other exclusive features like limited edition temporary tattoo stickers. The EVISU pop-up store is open until the end of June.


Kate Spade New York opens store in Suria Kuala Lumpur City Centre


Kate Spade Suria KLCC


Kate Spade New York Creative Director Nicola Glass has got the ball running for rolling out her new vision for the youthful brand. In Malaysia, the company has just opened a new store at Suria Kuala Lumpur City Centre. The opening was attended by South Korean actress Oh Yeon Seo and Malaysian Actress Scha Alyahya, among other celebrities. 


ZALORA is having huge region-wide mid-year sale


ZALORA BIG FASHION SALE


Shopping season is here. From Hong Kong to Singapore, huge discounts are about to hit Asia for the annual mid-year sale in the region. The good news is that it's not just traditional brick and mortar stores that will launch price drops but also online shops including ZALORA. Expect markdowns of up to 80 per cent from a wide array of participating brands like Aldo, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Cotton On, Esprit, Forever 21, Gap, Guess, Herschel Supply Co., Levi's, Nike, Pomelo, Puma, Ray-Ban, Topshop, Under Armour, Vans and more. The ZALORA Big Fashion Sale is happening from today until June 30.



Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner's wedding date revealed?



We were all taken by surprise by Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner's impromptu Vegas wedding but it turns out the couple is planning a more elaborate and traditional wedding in France. Until recently, nobody had a clue on when it will happen. But it looks like it's now revealed thanks to Dr. Phil, who commented on Turner's latest Instagram post, saying, "Easy now! 1 week to go! Ha! See you at the wedding!" Could this be a slip-up or just a joke to keep us all hanging? We'll just have to wait and see.


(Cover photo from: @vdivov_official)


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When speaking of sophistication and class, the French will surely come to mind. It’s no secret that French women have a distinct style that exudes elegance in a very natural way — think style icon Caroline Maigret and actress Audrey Tautou. Which is why the French Chic hair trend is one of the most talked-about ones lately.


(Photo from: Suzanneooi)


The French Chic hair trend is basically hair that’s styled into a bob or sometimes just before the ends touch the collar bones with wispy or side-swept bangs. The distinctly French aspect of it? It’s artfully tousled and messy. Simply put, it’s a “woke up like this” ‘do in a very gorgeous way.


It’s great for those who have diamond-, square-, and heart-shaped faces. For those with diamond-shaped faces, turn to Vanessa Hudgens for inspiration. If you have a square shape, Mandy Moore is the one to use as a peg. Heart-shaped? Taylor LaShae’s pics should be on your mood board.


To ace this style, one must remember that it must be au naturel (natural). Here’s how to do it.


Skip washing


Here’s the secret: wash your hair just a few times in a week to lock in moisture and give it volume. Keep in mind that this trend’s key characteristic is effortless beauty that’s artfully alluring. This also means you have to say goodbye to your blow dryer and invest in a good hair towel. If you can’t stand not washing your hair, dry shampoo will come in handy.


Use frizz-fighting, texturising products


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Go for products that will banish frizz and keep your hair shiny and healthy such as these shampoos. The recently launched Shiseido Stage Works is recommendable for light styling, too, so you can use it for those “effortless” waves. 



Say no to heavy styling


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The French Chic hair trend can roughly be translated to “low key” or “no styling needed.” If you wish to enhance the look, lightly use a curler to create more waves but make sure to brush the curls so they don’t look stiff. As much as possible, avoid hair sprays.


(Cover photo from: @taylorlashae and @mandymooremm)



Done with your hair? Now it’s time to shop for French Drugstore beauty must-haves.

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We’d all love to have flawless-looking skin, that’s why we can be a bit meticulous about our skincare. Usually, what comes first in our elaborate multi-step routines is face washing. Prior to applying all sorts of moisturisers, oils, and essences on our faces, it has become automatic for us to wash our faces before anything else. Normally, people wash their faces twice a day: in the morning and at night. But what if this habit does more harm than good? 



In a video with Vogue, Hollywood actress Bella Thorne revealed that face washing only once a day helped stop her acne. “I don't wash my face in the morning because there’s something called over-washing your face. And when I had really bad acne, that was one of the things I stopped, and it actually helped my skin,” she explained. It seems quite a ridiculous idea at first. After all, this most basic skincare practice helps refresh and clean our face before we start our day. So would Bella’s advice really work? 


Is over-washing really a thing?


Woman washing her face


Contrary to popular belief, having a squeaky clean feeling is a sign that there’s something wrong with your routine. If you feel this way after cleansing, it means you’ve over-washed and stripped your skin of its natural oils. This leaves it without a barrier for external pollutants that we may encounter during the day. Not only that but washing your face too much can also leave your skin dry and reddish in the long run. 


Recovering from over-washing




If you’re experiencing a tight and dry feeling, maybe it’s time to switch up your routine. Aside from the cleanser you’re using, the frequency of your face washing also contributes greatly to this problem. To put a stop to this, try not to use any product on your skin for a few days and leave it to rest and recover on its own. If you really can’t help it, use cleansing oils for a change because they don’t disrupt the production of your natural oils. 



Cleansing once a day


Woman about to do her face washing-- the first step to a skincare routine

(Photo from: MsElaineHeng)


The optimum time to do your face washing is at night, to clean off all the makeup and pollutants stuck to your pores after a long day. But, you might be wondering, if excessive dirt and oil cause our breakdowns, wouldn’t it make better sense to cleanse them off as much as possible? Well, according to The New York Times, while we sleep at night, our body works on repairing the damage and producing the protective oil barriers our skin needs. Cleansing in the morning would just strip all those nourishment away, leaving you vulnerable to more pimple-causing irritants.


Proper face washing


Wide array of skincare products laid out

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Still, skincare isn’t a one-type-fits-all kind of thing. It still depends on your skin and what feels best for you. Face washing is just the first step to your skincare, and other habits such as your diet contribute a lot to how your skin appears. The only way to know which works best for you is by experimenting. What can really help is finding a good cleanser — one that effectively removes all the bad stuff while being gentle enough to leave the natural oils your skin needs. And if you found one and your skin type can withstand face washing twice a day, then go ahead and feel free to do your thing!


(Cover photo from: MsElaineHeng)



Looking for a cleanser that’s gentle for your skin? Check out these Mika Ninagawa X FANCL Cleansers.

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