Makeup Upgrades To Get This Year | Clozette


We’re sure you’ve already made lists of things you want to do and achieve this year. But may we suggest you include your vanity in your plans of things-to-upgrade? We’re sure you already have tried-and-true techniques and products. But a little leveling up never hurt anybody. If you don’t know where to start, here are subtle upgrades you can make.



Base


estee lauder doublewear stay in place makeup




SGD70/~USD51.72


A good foundation is the beginning of every great makeup look, and to suffer through ones that flake off, cake up and transfer onto your clothes — never again. We’ve found one that sparks joy in the Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation, which comes in 34 shades and promises to keep your face fresh and flawless throughout the day.


Brows


anastasia beverly hills dipbrow pomade



SGD35/~USD25.87


Bold, precisely arched brows are the cornerstone of contemporary makeup, which helps define the face and create a starting point for the rest of your look. Ditch the basic brow and embrace your inner Instagram baddie with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade to create the perfect brow look, with enough wiggle room to be as natural or as over the top as you like.


Lashes


revitalash advanced



SGD156/~USD115.30


Women through the ages have coveted thick, lush lashes to frame eyes of every shape and colour, leading to the popularity of mascara, and now eyelash extensions. How about taking your lashes to new heights with RevitaLash Advanced for a dramatic new look? This lash conditioner contains a potent blend of peptides and botanicals to protect your lashes and amp up shine with just one swipe.



Blush


shiseido whipped powder blush


SGD48/~USD35.46


With the weather steadily getting more humid, try your hand at a cream or gel-based blush for a natural flushed look that won’t need repeat touch-ups while you’re out and about. Opt for the Shiseido Whipped Powder Blush for all-day comfort and the choice to stay natural or amp up the drama with extra layers of colour, with eight beautiful shades to choose from.



Highlight


pat mcgrath skin fetish highlighter and balm duo


SGD74/~USD54.67


In the spirit of KonMari, we’re beginning to consider ease of storage as part of the criteria when it comes to beauty purchases. And since Pat McGrath makes highlighter sticks, we’re 100% here for it. The Skin Fetish Highlighter & Balm Duo caught our eye because it allows you to create a dewy, effortless everyday look with the balm, and gives your cheekbones a show-stopping shine with just a flip of the stick.



Lips


butter london sheer wisdom lush lip oil


SGD32/~USD23.64


If you thought you’ve seen it all with lip products, you’ve got another thing coming. Rising to the top of our faves list this year is the lip oil. Butter London’s Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil is a beautiful product that nourishes and delivers a wash of colour to the lips that melts right in. If you’re still curious about what makes lip oils special, read more about them here.

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Are you in a 'Friday fun-day' mood already? If not, let us ease you right into it. From getting access to designer bags for only SGD129 to a Jessica Rabbit makeup collection coming to Sephora soon, today's Insider Roundup will surely put you in a good mood just in time for the weekend. 


A Jessica Rabbit makeup collection is coming our way



From her voluminous red hair to her sultry red lips and stunning bombshell dress, who wouldn't know the iconic '80s cartoon character Jessica Rabbit? So it's no surprise that fans got so stoked when the news about Ciaté London launching a Jessica Rabbit-inspired makeup line broke. The collection, which includes an eyeshadow palette, a gorgeous champagne highlighter and a glittering red lip, will be available on Sephora soon for a limited time only. Cool, right?


Designer bags for just SGD129 a month? We're in!



Ever wanted to sport luxury arm candies from Celine, Givenchy, Dior and more, but it's too heavy on the pockets? Well, now you can. Style Theory brings in these designer bags at your disposal for only SGD129 a month. Subscribers of the service get to rent two bags from a library of hundreds of designer pieces to choose from. After trying them out and returning them to the facility, you open up a slot for another piece to try.


A celebration of fabrics


A TELA Story, Philippine Tropical Fabrics: Rising to the Challenge i


This month, the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST – PTRI) spearheaded another Textile Stakeholders' Conference to celebrate Tropical Fabrics Month. Aiming to boost the local textile industry of the country, the event titled A TELA Story, Philippine Tropical Fabrics: Rising to the Challenge is divided into two parts. One focuses on a discussion with textile manufacturers and other stakeholders, and the other is a runway show featuring some of the top designers of the country such as Rajo Laurel, PJ Arañador and JC Buendia.


Beyoncé's makeup artist is launching a beauty line



Sir John — whose clients include Beyoncé, Kat Graham and Joan Smalls to name a few — is collaborating with W Beauty to bring us a beauty line that is surely going to be phenomenal. We're seeing a lot of bold lids and a huge amount of glitter in the teaser he posted on his Instagram. All we can say is we're excited to get our hands on it as soon as it launches internationally. 



The Jonas Brothers are officially back



Our teenage selves are celebrating at the news that the J.Bros are officially back to making music together after almost a decade of disbanding. Following a series of social media posts and an announcement of an upcoming Carpool Karaoke episode with late night host James Corden, Joe, Nick and Kevin shared that they've been planning the comeback for seven to eight months now. Who's excited? We know we are!


(Cover photo from: @ciatelondon)


Get up to speed with Monday's news, too, by checking them out here.


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When we have a bad hair day, we often want to escape our daily routine and just hide out in terror that someone we know or someone we deem important might see the ruckus on top of our heads. But wouldn’t it be nice if it were the other way around? You hide away to a nice spot and come out with lush, enviable hair? Well, you actually can. Head to Chez Vous: HideAway, a pop-up salon nestled away on the 14th floor of Ngee Ann City Singapore, for a haircare session and you might just come out looking and feeling your best.



Chez Vous Salon's interior


In the salon, you can avail of Chez Vous’ different services, such as Bond Strengthening Hair Shots, Scalp Cleansing Using S-Ion Technology, Scalp Sterilisation Using Plasma Technology, Tokio Inkamari Hair Treatment and Balayage with Lightener Colouring.


What you’ll love about the salon


Chez Vous Salon co-director Shawn Chia


Aside from the treatments and services, Chez Vous’ Associate Director Shawn Chia says you’ll adore exploring what their pop-up salon has to offer because everything is, to put it simply, stress-less. What you see is what you get: they don’t sell packages or have hidden charges. The experience is also rejuvenating, he says. “With complimentary spa-like touches and relaxation lounge access — every guest's experience is a relaxing and rejuvenating one.”

To top it all off, the experience is reassuring. “Each stylist takes in only five appointments a day, [with] two hours apart. Coupled with a 10-day complimentary retouch policy from the service in question, guests can be assured that we place their satisfaction as the first priority,” Shawn says.



Every corner’s Instagrammable


Instagrammable section at Chez Vous salon


There are several Instagram-worthy zones in the salon, but one that Shane recommends you don’t miss is the Goodbye Lane, situated at the end of your experience before you leave the HideAway. “Not just because there are several Insta-worthy backdrops filled in this Goodbye Lane, but [also] because this happy and positive vibe-[exuding] lane represents our desire and intention for each customer to leave this place feeling refreshed, confident and merry,” he shares.


Chez Vous Salon mini lounge

You can also indulge at the equally picturesque mini lounge where you can take photos while experiencing the Re-Charge Loungers, the Oxygen Bar, the Red Light Laser Scalp Therapy and the Re-Fuel Bar.



They care about after-care


Chez Vous Salon treatment


You’ll have a grand time while at the salon, but they look after your hair even when you’ve gone on to your usual grind. After a classic hair cut, wash and blowout, Shawn recommends blow or heat styling. “Allowing the hair to dry naturally will not bring out the best of every cut,” he says.

If you went for a balayage colouring session, Shawn recommends using the prescribed shampoo and conditioner for your coloured hair so that it doesn’t get stripped off the dye.

Got the Tokio Inkarami hair treatment? Shawn suggests you follow it up with a home-care plan. “[It] requires the right prescribed Tokio Homecare series to provide consistent repair to the hair with every wash,” he says.



Chez Vous: HideAway is located at 391B Orchard Road #14-04 Ngee Ann City Tower B, Singapore.


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