MAKE UP FOR EVER Teams Up With CHARLI XCX | Clozette
MAKE UP FOR EVER is known as the professional makeup line of innovative and artistic products created for professional stage artists, makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts. Teaming up with global pop sensation CHARLI XCX, who is known for her bold and energetic stage presence, they came up with the new and exciting AQUA XL Eye Pencil.

“I love the creative energy of MAKE UP FOR EVER. They create products that allow me to experiment and be free. When I wear makeup I can feel sexy, demure, classic, futuristic… so many different things. MAKE UP FOR EVER is vibrant, energetic and diverse. I can play with the products to suit my mood. That’s what I love the most.” said Charli XCX.

The AQUA line, upon which performers and their makeup artists have long relied, has become AQUA XL, taking the limits of makeup performance to new levels. MAKE UP FOR EVER is revamping one of its iconic products with a new high-performance formula: AQUA XL eye pencil, the first of the AQUA XL line and specially designed for performers’ needs. 

These eye pencils are stage-proof and offer flawless makeup results, incredible stay-on power and high color intensity. As comfortable as it is easy to apply, the AQUA XL eye pencil’s long wear waterproof formula is resistant to all stage conditions and perfect for real life-use.


AQUA XL eye pencils are available in all MAKE UP FOR EVER counters in Malaysia.

Delicious and rich in protein and fibre, almonds are not just for eating nowadays. They have become a symbol for beauty and have proven talents to moisturise, firm, and regenerate skin. Which is why today, almonds are found in numerous skincare products!

Don’t believe in the greatness of almonds? You should, because they are jam-packed with antioxidants, vitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids; powerful properties that are used time and time again to achieve healthy, supple skin.

So if you want to reap in the benefits of almonds, keep scrolling down for the 6 almond products you should try right now!


The Body Shop Hand & Nail Cream

(photo from Junedujour)

One of the more popular ways to incorporate almonds into your skincare routine is through hand cream. Every one says that a lady’s true age is revealed through her hands, but The Body Shop’s Almond Hand and Nail Cream will make sure yours stay young and soft. Infused with almond oil to condition and moisturise, this hand cream also contains Shea butter to doubly smooth and nourish your hands and nails!

Dr. Hauschka Almond Soothing Body Wash

Those who love natural skincare will adore this body wash. Dr. Hauschka’s Almond Soothing Body Wash is free from synthetic fragrances and preservatives, so in addition to its high quality almond oil caressing and soothing your skin, you won’t have to worry about dangerous chemicals too!

L’OCCITANE Almond Milk Concentrate

Benefit from the latest advances of the L’OCCITANE laboratories with their Almond Milk Concentrate! This rich body cream will melt into your skin, firm it up, provide long-lasting hydration, and help maintain your skin’s elasticity!

Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Oil

If you’re only getting into face oils now, then the Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Oil is the perfect one to use! This fast-absorbing oil is 100% natural and hypoallergenic so even the most sensitive skins out there can use it. This oil will soothe any irritation you may have and deeply moisturise it for a perfectly balanced complexion!

Mario Badescu Almond & Honey Face Scrub

Did you know that almonds work as great exfoliators too? But if you’re worried about it being too abrasive, don’t be, because Mario Badescu’s Almond & Honey Face Scrub is formulated with finely ground almonds to gently exfoliate and refine your skin’s texture. Its natural buffing ingredients will remove dead skin cells, while its honey extract will ensure that your face stays hydrated!

Melvita Sweet Almond Oil

A 100% natural and organic oil? Yes, please! Melvita’s Sweet Almond Oil is naturally rich in vitamins A and E, and contains amazing penetrating qualities so it will surely hydrate even the driest skin!


What are your favourite almond skincare products? Share them with us in the comment section below!



I used to have a love-hate relationship with my razor… only because I shave like a man! My hair grows really fast, and really dark and thick too. And it’s not just me –I learned that Filipinas are afraid to lift their arms and expose their armpits. I mean, I feel that too!

Our underarm skin gets damaged each time we shave. It usually takes a week for the skin to heal from the trauma, but because we have to shave every day (well, for me at least), our skin doesn't have enough time to heal itself. Hence, the rough, dark underarms.

Here’s a little-known fact: Did you know that when you shave your underarms, one- third of what you shave is actually skin? All the friction and abuse that we do to our underarm skin cause the discolorations. What Dove deodorants does is that it speeds up the healing process of the skin, and it protects and moisturizes the skin to prevent further damage!

The change that Dove does for the pits in just a few days is impressive! It’s like skin care for your armpits. ¼ of the deodorant is actually moisturizer, exactly the amount of moisture that our underarm skin needs to help heal the skin faster, and effectively.

So, now let's take a look at photos of my armpits. I am exposing myself for the love of beauty, so here I am.

I took a photo of my underarm and immediately used the DOVE deo stick because I want to see how long it will take to make my underarms look nicer. You can see from the photo above that my underarms look dark and looks very rough.

DAY 15

Two weeks later, you can see a lot of improvement on my underarms! It appears lighter and smoother. Some of the rough, thick lines are starting to smoothen out and lighten as well!

DAY 25 

On the third week on using Dove deo, my armpits look so smooth and more even! You can see that it's a lot smoother and my skin is more even than from day one!

Here is a closer look of my progress. I love that most of the lines are smoother now, and the bumps from ingrown hair have also subsided! Pigmentation is also lighter, it no longer looks dirty!

Imagine the results if you continue to use this product! I’m so happy that Dove delivers on its promise of lighter and smoother underarms!


Do you have a similar story to share? We’d love to hear all about it! Share your Dove story on social media with the hashtag #DoveGoShave!

Dove Deo variants are available in all leading supermarkets in the Philippines.