Latest Must-Have Beauty Releases | Clozette

The New Year not only marks new beginnings but also the anticipation of brand-new releases from some of our favourite makeup brands. Korean cosmetic brands have been on a roll with their inventions and new releases; and 2015 seems to be a bright year ahead for Korean beauty lovers. 

The beauty trend for Korea this year is said to be '코스테틱' (Costhetic) – combining the words “Cosmetic” and “Aesthetic”. This means that we can expect aesthetic results from beauty products without visiting the professionals at aesthetic clinics as these products aim to improve skin elasticity, with lifting and slimming properties. On top of that, we can also expect unique brand collaborations through special edition releases that will definitely be a must-have to add to our makeup collection.

So here is a rundown of the Top 4 releases we’ve been excited about!


Espoir THE SMURFS Collaboration Collection

Kicking off 2015 in a cute and vibrant manner is THE SMURFS collection from professional makeup brand, Espoir. The collection consists of 2 eyeshadow trios & 5 tint glow lipsticks in an ever-adorable SMURF-themed packaging. This proved quite a hit as it was sold out within a week from its January 1st release date.

Laneige Clear C Advanced Effector

The Laneige Clear-C Advanced Effector is the newly improved formula of one of Laneige’s bestsellers, the Clear-C Effector. For the past decade, the Clear-C Effector was popular as a product for boosting skin translucency. Now, with the reformulated Clear-C Advanced Effector, users can expect greater results. 

The new product contains 92.5% of superberry (combination of acerola and acai berries) extract, which is said to have 4 times the antioxidant effect of Vitamin C. The product also uses the brand’s exclusive Silicium Capturing Technology to protect skin from pollution. 

The Saem Express Beauty Cotton Swab

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The Saem recently released the first giant cotton swab, boasting a size 5 times that of a normal cotton swab. The express beauty swab comes in 2 versions, Mild – Milk Peel Cotton Swab; or its intensive care version – Aqua Peel Cotton Swab. It has peeling properties that removes dead and dry skin around the eyes, lips, and the rest of the face. It’ll definitely come in very handy in maintaining a clear and smooth complexion! 

Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur

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Wishing to look as good as your app edited selfies? Worry not because Etude House’s new Beauty Shot Face Blur with SPF 15/ PA + blends the blurring and brighten tool of your favourite photo editing app into one amazing beauty product. It cover pores, skin irregularities, and flaws while adding subtle highlights to your face—giving your skin a photoshopped effect. 



Here's the thing about being young and vibrant: going out with your best girl-friends and painting the town red. And what do you need for that perfect Ladies Night? A smile that keeps heads turning through the night.

But before you reach for your go-to lip colour, ensure that your smile is bright, white, and fresh for long-lasting confidence through the night. We recommend a whitening toothpaste such as Closeup Deep Action toothpaste for its amazing Micro Shine Crystals that effectively polishes teeth and removes yellow stains for a brighter smile. 

Once you've achieved that bright, white smile, grab a lipstick in a colour that will make your smile stand out even more. 

Read on for our top picks of the 5 lipstick shades for a gorgeous smile >>

M.A.C RiRi Woo

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To make your smile appear almost two shades lighter, opt for a vivid red like MAC's RiRi Woo (Ruby Woo's similar looking sister).

Deborah Lippmann Sexy Back

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A bright pink, semi-matte cream lipstick is a great option for a dramatic, dazzling smile. Its slight-blue undertone and bright finish will make your teeth appear a lot whiter than it may be.

Lipstick Queen 'Sinner' Lipstick

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This Lipstick Queen lippie in "Bright Rose" has a slight blue-orange undertone with a matte finish. Perfect for a smile that pops.

Yves Saint Laurent 'Rouge Pur Couture'

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If you're not in the mood for a bright pop of colour, opt for a paler hue such as this YSL lipstick in Corail Legende. It has a light pink-orange undertone for a subtle smile-brightening effect.

M.A.C Viva Glam

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For a smile that can be seen across the room, be bold and reach for this cult classic from M.A.C. Viva Glam is a deep red shade that suits all skintones and is the perfect shade for a statement smile.



Is your skin feeling taut? Do you see patches of flaky skin? Do you find it getting easily irritated? Almost all women experience dry, dehydrated skin at some point in their lives, and it only gets worse in cool weather. Not only does it make the skin itchy and sensitive, it’s also a cause of dullness, and accelerates skin ageing.

If you answered yes to all of the above questions, you probably have dry skin. And your lifestyle has as much of a part to play as your skincare products. Simple habits like taking hot showers, staying out in the sun too long, excessive intake of alcohol, smoking, long hours spent in heated or air conditioned environments, using the wrong cleanser and moisturiser can all lead to dry and dehydrated skin. In addition, people who have lower levels of the enzyme Caspase-14, which helps the skin produce and maintain optimal moisture levels, experience severe dry skin – not a good look, we assure you.

Which is why when our skin is feeling particularly stretched and flaky, we turn to the Origins Make a Difference™ Collection. According to Dr Lieve Declercq, Origins Global Scientist of Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology, “In Asian skin, the protective outermost layer of the epidermis, is thin and delicate which increases susceptibility to dehydration.” 

Read more about the Origins Make A Difference™ Collection here

You may also redeem your Origins Make A Difference™ Night Overnight Hydrating Repair Cream and Serum Sample here!