Looking For This K-Beauty Staple? We Have 5 Of Them | Clozette

The invention of cushion compacts is truly a game-changer. Gone are the days when we have no choice but to bring a big bottle of foundation and a separate applicator for makeup retouches. With this K-Beauty innovation, we can now apply makeup in a mess-free, convenient way. Not to mention, that there's an array of gorgeous case designs that you can choose from. Sounds like a dream, right?


If you wanna get a piece of this instant beauty classic, consider one of these recommendations from the Clozette Beauty Awards Panel.


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The Laneige BB Cushion_Pore Control is very popular with the beauty panel. Clozette Ambassador Ryan Sim says, "This cushion is a classic," he remarks, "Pore Control delivers a harmonious balance of coverage, hydration, and pore care." Another fan of this cushion is Clozette Ambassador Hazel Vinluan, who shared that this cushion helps in reducing the redness on her face and provided her with a satisfying medium coverage. 


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If you prefer a dewy, glowing finish then the Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Intense SPF 50+/PA+++ is the one for you. According to Clozette Ambassador Yen Ong, this cushion leaves skin with a healthy glow. "It's like a post-jogging glow without the stickiness," she said. 


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"THEFACESHOP Miracle Finish CC Intense Cover Cushion is truly a miracle worker," says Sub-Editor Jordianne Cornejo. Clozette Ambassador Kelly Chin seconded this, "It delivers amazing full coverage that lasts throughout the day." What more can you ask for?



Hera has not yet officially launched in Singapore and the Philippines yet there's already a buzz for the Hera UV Mist Cushion. Clozette Ambassador Roanna Tan says, "It has full coverage, provides easy application and lasts almost the whole day even under the hot tropical weather." 




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Sometimes it's good to splurge a little, especially when it comes to makeup and skincare. If you're looking for a top-notch compact cushion, Makeup Artist Lolent Lee recommends the YSL Le Cushion Encre de Peau. "It does a good job of correcting redness and dark circle as it has a medium buildable coverage," he said, "The semi-matte finish is also great for the tropical weather."


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Did your fave cushion make it into the list? Give them a shoutout by voting at this year's Clozette Beauty Awards.

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We've got that Friday feelin'. You know? The unwavering excitement for taking some rest and reading up on new happenings in the worlds of fashion and beauty. Here are just some of the new things we've learned.


The Ordinary goes physical


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After ColourPop Cosmetics, another affordable brand is coming to Sephora. The Ordinary, known for their no-nonsense skincare products, will soon be available in brick and mortar Sephora stores and online. We're still waiting on word if they're coming to our side of the world, too, though. 


Catch Mayday Live for free



Taiwanese Mandopop band Mayday is coming to Singapore, and you have a chance to see them live — for free! For Beloved Girl is holding a contest and you can stand a chance to win Category 1 tickets by joining. Get the details here.


MAC Viva Glam


MAC Viva Glam's newest spokesperson is musician Sia. The brand and the singer-songwriter collaborated to make a red shade of lipstick, whose name has yet to be announced. It will be available next year.


Fashion Icon



Donatella Versace has gone far from the shadows of his late brother's success. Not just making a mark in the industry, Donatella has cemented her legacy. This year, the driving force behind the Italian brand Versace is set to receive the Fashion Icon Award at the British Fashion Council's 2017 Fashion Awards. Brava, Donatella!


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Check out the fun happenings earlier this week here.

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In theory, most of us will fall under a certain skin type, but the reality is we all have 'combination' skin. Even those who identify as oily will sometimes have some dry patches on their skin, and the same goes for dry-skin gals. This is where multi-masking comes in. It's a technique wherein you use different kinds of masks and apply it to specific areas of your face.


It's a simple but genius idea; it even sounds like a great marketing tactic to make us buy more masks. But word has it that it actually works. Are you ready to give it a try? To get you started on this skincare craze, we list down different brands that offer multi-masking products and reviews about them.


Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask 


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The first pro for this bunch is its price, which costs around SGD13 each. It's one of the most affordable multi-masking brands in the market. It has a total of seven mask packs, all containing Innisfree's trademark ingredient, the Jeju volcanic cluster. The yellow one is for brightening, blue is for sebum control and moisturisation, pink is for rejuvenation, green is for troubled skincare areas, purple is for soothing purposes, white is for smoothening, and black is for purification. 


Clozetter Jean raved about the green variant which contains cica (Centella Asiatica) and targets troubled areas. She has very sensitive skin and she's happy to report that this was really gentle and has a soothing formula. It also reduced the number of hormonal pimples that she gets during that time of the month. More of her review here



Clozette Ambassador Cinddie also tried this line and thought it was awesome. Click here for her full first impressions.


L’Oréal Pure Clay Mask 



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The L’Oréal Pure Clay Masks are sold separately in tubs and are also pretty affordable at approximately SGD17.52 each. The purity (green) is mattifying, the detox (charcoal) is detoxifying and glow (red) is brightening.


Clozette Ambassador Romana says purity "work wonders" in reducing the bumps on her forehead and also "somewhat shrinks the large pores" on her nose. Meanwhile, the detox one comes very handy when she feels a pimple coming."It sucks out all the nasty bits and by the next day, the 'would-be' pimples just disappear," she said. And finally, whenever she uses the glow, people would comment that her skin looks radiant. 


The Body Shop Expert Face Masks


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You can always depend on The Body Shop to come up with cruelty-free, ethically sourced, vegetarian skincare, and their masks are no exception. There are five new variants that you can play with, and each one costs SGD32.90. Clozette Ambassador Juliana uses the Himalayan Charcoal mask to exfoliate her skin. She uses the charcoal mask on her "clogged strawberry nose" to target impurities and get rid of excess sebum. On her dry cheeks, she uses the British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask. Then she applies the Chinese Ginseng and Rice to brighten up some dark spots on her chin. Read about her experience here.


Just Mix And Match


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Multi-masking (and the beauty community as a whole) is also about having fun! So you don't have to strictly use just a single brand or skincare line for this technique. There are some brands like Origins and Glam Glow that have been making great masks way before the multi-masking trend started. And you can use these 'classic' masks together with the some of the newer variants. 


Another thing to remember is that our skin is ever-changing. So when it comes to multi-masking, learn to listen to your skin and calibrate. 



Interested about masks? Read about this review on Origins' Rose Clay Retexturising Mask.

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