Look More Youthful With These Makeup Tips | Clozette

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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We're already at the halfway point of the month. It's pretty crazy how time is flying so fast. If you're having a hard time keeping up with other stuff, you bet you can keep up with the latest and hottest in the worlds of fashion and beauty with our help. Here are the things we caught in our radar.

H&M x Moschino

The first look at H&M's collaboration with luxe design house Moschino has been unveiled, and it can be summed up with one word: fun! You can get your hands on the pieces starting 8 November.

Ellana takes on Southeast Asia

Filipino beauty brand Ellana Cosmetics is branching out. Folks from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Indonesia can now try their bestselling (and cult-favourite) mineral powders, as well as their new offerings including their creamy liquid lipsticks.

Unilever goes cruelty-free

Unilever has announced their support for promoting cruelty-free beauty through the Humane Society International's #BeCrueltyFree campaign, according to Allure. This move is reportedly said to impact the beauty industry in a big way.

UNIQLO x Alexander Wang

Here's another collaboration to watch out for. Alexander Wang has worked with UNIQLO for their HEATTECH functional apparel.  No news yet on when the collection will be released, but keep an eye out for it here.

Take a look back at what happened last week here.



Astrology is having its day in the sun. You simply can't escape its popularity these days as there are endless guides on what to wear, where to go and what to do to fulfil your zodiac sign's inner desire. Here at Clozette, we're also no strangers to astrology-inspired topics relating to beauty, fashion and lifestyle. It's just fascinating to know what your supposed preferences are based on your sign. Sometimes they're right, other times they couldn't be farther away from the truth. But one thing is for sure, horoscopes are entertaining. And some brands have taken the fun to the next level with these astrology-inspired beauty launches that we know you'd love to add to your stash.

Colourpop Zodiac Eyeshadow Palette

USD18 (colourpop.com)

As part of the seven-piece collaboration with YouTuber KathleenLights, Colourpop released this zodiac-themed eyeshadow palette that features 12 shades. Each colour represents a zodiac sign's personality, like how Aries's fiery persona is represented by a vibrant orange shadow and the enigmatic aura of a Scorpio with a metallic plum hue. It's a bit of an eccentric palette rather than the usual unified, complementary colours but you'll still be able to create awesome makeup looks with it.

Astrology By Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick

USD26 (bitebeauty.com)

Bite Beauty's limit-edition zodiac-inspired lipsticks are close to being sold out by now. It's just another testament to how popular astrology is nowadays. As always, each shade corresponds to a zodiac sign's attitude. We're particularly amused by the Gemini one, which features a two-toned shade for the twin sign. So creative!

Urban Decay ELEMENTS

USD52 (urbandecay.com)

It hurt when we had to say goodbye to the legendary OG Naked Palette but we knew there are also good things to come. One is the launch of the Urban Decay Cherry collection and the other is the release of the ELEMENTS palette, which is based on different astrological and other mystical concepts. If you want to try incorporating more colours into your eyeshadow looks, this palette is perfect for experimenting with various eye-catching shades.

BH Cosmetics Zodiac Eyeshadow and Highlighter Palette

Photo from: @bhcosmetics; USD18 (bhcosmetics.com)

If you want to play with different finishes, this eyeshadow and highlighter palette from BHS is the best option for you. Apply the creamy, shimmer shade all over your lid then blend the matching matte colour on the crease for an easy but interesting eye look based on different zodiac signs. 

Spectrum makeup brushes

Photo from: @spectrumcollections; GBP49.99/~USD 66.16 (spectrumcollections.com)

Ever wanted brush sets with more personality? Then check out these element-based brushes. It doesn't matter if your sign falls under the Earth, Fire, Air or Water category, each pouch contains the same brushes with cute star-adorned handles. The set includes various sizes of brow, cheek, contour and foundation brushes for all your makeup needs.

(Cover photo from: @bhcosmetics)

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