Insider Roundup: UNIQLO U Spring/Summer 2019 Collection & More | Clozette


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.


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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.


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In 2017, Fenty Beauty started a revolution in the beauty industry when they released a wide range of foundation shades, setting a new standard for makeup brands the world over. Now, Rihanna is set to break her own record by launching the anticipated Pro Filt'r Concealer in 50 shades. Yes, you read that right! 



According to a product tutorial by Rihanna, the formula is easy to blend "like milk" and "dries down and mattifies eventually" without becoming tacky or cakey. That's good news for all dry-skinned gals who want to use liquid concealer. 



And if that's not enough to make you excited, Fenty Beauty also announced the addition of 10 new shades to the Pro Filt'r Foundation line and eight shades of the Pro Filt'r Setting Powder. Plus, some new tools like the Powder Puff Setting Brush, Lil Precision Makeup Sponge Duo, and the Concealer Precision Brush will also be released as a supplement. Looks like the beauty world is off to a good start this year. All of these covetable goodies are set to launch on 11 January on sephora.com and fentybeauty.com.  



Although it is without a doubt a good thing to have a wide range of shade options, it can be a bit challenging to pick the right match. It doesn't matter if you're shopping online or going to the store to test it out, finding the best match is still tricky. With that said, here are a few tips to keep in mind when shopping for concealer.


For the undereye area, choose a lighter shade



The rule of thumb when it comes to shopping for an undereye concealer is to pick a colour that's one shade lighter than your foundation. This will help subtly brighten up the undereye area and the shade can also double as a natural-looking highlighter. 


For blemishes, match the shade with your foundation


For concealing minor blemishes, choose a concealer that perfectly matches your foundation. So if you know your Pro Filt'r Foundation shade, just pick the corresponding concealer. This may seem obvious, but there are some who still go for lighter or darker shades, both of which just highlight what you're trying to conceal. And for camouflaging acne, you can first dab some green colour corrector to ease the redness before topping it with a concealer. 



Consider your undertone



In case you're not yet familiar with your undertones, here's a quick recap: having bluish veins means you have a cool undertone, but if it has a green tint you're more likely to have a warm undertone. If you have both, you have a neutral undertone. If it's deep green, you're olive.


Not knowing your correct undertone can be disastrous. For example, someone with light skin tone and warm undertones may pick up a cool-toned concealer, which will result in an ashy look when applied. With the wide selections in the Pro Filt'r line, you'll be sure to find the right one. Just be patient!


(Cover photo from: @fentybeauty)


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