Lipstick Love: 5 Products That Are Holy Grail Material | Clozette


Ah, lipsticks. They come in a lot of shades and a variety of finishes. The wide array of selection is so fun to pore over, but it can also be quite stressful. There are just too many choices in the market. But how do you know which one to get? Well, look no further than this list of top shelf-worthy picks. Nominated by our panel of beauty experts for the 2018 Clozette Beauty Awards, here are holy grail-material lipsticks to add to your stash (and vote for)!


Rogue Dior Liquid - Matte Finish



Get ready for long-lasting lip colour that's ultra-pigmented. Boasting of colour and coverage, this pick from Dior saturates the lips with high-impact pigments that feel light on the lips.


Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy



For lips that will be an object of envy, get this pick from Estee Lauder.  If you're not a matte fan, you'll enjoy the creme finish of this lipstick that promises to sculpt, hydrate and intensify your lips' best features.


MAC Cosmetics Matte Lipstick



Matte finish? check; high-colour pay-off? check; creamy? check. These are all the characteristics that this pick from MAC is known for. This also comes in a variety of shades that can suit whatever mood or occasion you need it for.


Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick



As you can probably tell by the word "everlasting," this pick from Kat Von D Beauty promises wear time like no other. It has a matte formula that comes in a whopping 40 shades that range from your usual nudes to bold blues.



Urban Decay Vice Lipstick - Comfort Matte



A creamy matte lipstick that doesn't tug when applied and leaves the lips feeling moisturised? Count us in, please. This pick from Urban Decay, aptly named Vice, is trying to be your next addiction — and we'd totally understand if it pulls you in. 



Any of these your fave? Don't forget to vote for it at the 2018 Clozette Beauty Awards!


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There's no stopping Fenty Beauty from continuously wow-ing us with their new releases. Rihanna recently dropped by Southeast Asia to celebrate the brand's first year anniversary and unveiled the new additions to her brand's Stunna Lip Paint collection. 


The line now has four other shades namely Unbutton, Uncuffed, Unveil and Uninvited. They range from nude and pink to bold brown and black, all promising to suit any skin tone just like the first colour released, Uncensored. They also come in their usual lip precision wand and weightless formula that is said to last for 12 hours. 


So as soon as it landed in our office, we just had to swatch a couple of the shades that we got our hands on (plus a bonus of some old faves from the brand)! Check out the video above to see if these lip paints are truly a 'Stunna' as their name suggests. 

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We all know that nothing beats a good skincare routine when it comes to achieving that radiant, youthful-looking complexion. But there's no harm in getting a little help from the makeup department. Even though some would say that piling on makeup makes you look mature, there are actually tricks and techniques that can transform your features to appear more youthful. Ahead, five tips on how to apply makeup to take years off of your look in an instant.


Don't skip the prep



Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Stay-Matte Hydrator, USD39 (clinique.com)


We often forgo priming and moisturising in favour of saving time in the morning but doing so is a big mistake if you want to look and keep your skin youthful. The combination of these two products will help makeup apply flawlessly. The primer will hold the foundation in place so it doesn't transfer to other areas by midday. Meanwhile, the moisturiser smooths out any dry or flaking areas that could magnify fine lines. If you're a busy gal, look for multipurpose products that can serve both as a primer and moisturiser. 


Go easy on the brows


Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper & Hair Touch Up, USD28 (bobbibrowncosmetics.com)


Having that sharp-arched, brows on fleek look may not be your best option anymore if you want to look a little younger. Instead, try the straight-shaped eyebrows. To do this, just follow the natural shape of your brows and only pluck the stray hairs. Use a brow shaper to hold brow strands in place and softly fill in uneven areas.


Apply blush higher on your cheeks



Mamonde Flower Pop Blusher, SGD 24/~USD17.43


Instead of applying contoured and harsh blush lines, go for a softer look by gently whirling your brush from the ear to your mouth. This will give the appearance of lifted cheeks and glowing skin. Avoid using vivid shades for blush; natural pinks and peaches work best in achieving that effortless radiance. 


Apply eyeliner thinly



3INA Matte Pen Eyeliner, SGD23/~USD16.70


Wearing eyeliner can work wonders for the shape of our eyes. However, if you apply it on too thick and dark it will weigh down not only your eyes but also your face. Your best bet is to blend the eyeliner at the outer corners of your eyes to give a soft definition that won't overwhelm your overall look.



Add some shimmer



3CE Shimmer stick, PHP887/~USD16.41 (sephora.ph)


Mixing a little shimmer to your usual matte makeup look will give you that youthful dewy glow. Start by applying shimmer to the inner corners of your eyes to brighten and perk up the eye area. You can also apply shimmer all over your lids if you're comfortable with it. Next, dab some shimmer on your brow bone and at the top of your cheeks for a highlighting, 'lit-from-within' effect. 


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