Review: Is The Marc Jacobs Youthquake Your Next HG Moisturiser? | Clozette


The quest for holy grail skincare products is a never-ending process. So when one product makes a buzz, it definitely piques our interest. This is the case for the Marc Jacobs Youthquake Hydra-Full Retexturizing Gel Créme.


Marc Jacobs Youthquake product review


While it has a delectable cocktail-like scent and a promise of ultra-hydration and skin texture-overhaul, beauty enthusiasts are divided when it comes to this product. As someone who loves moisturisers, I just had to see whether or not this truly is of holy-grail material. After almost a month of using the product, while dealing with skin issues just before the holidays kick in, these are my thoughts.


Packaging, appearance and texture


Dressed in a jar packaging that's very sleek and clean-looking, the Marc Jacobs Youthquake, which retails for SGD30/~USD22 for 50ml, has a nice weight to it that makes it feel sturdy and luxurious. After opening the jar, it reveals a secondary cap made for sanitary purposes, with a small notch to make it easier to remove and put back in place. It immediately gives off a scent, which is akin to a piña colada — one of the main draws of the product, according to its website and the reviews I've read. 


Marc Jacobs Youthquake packaging and texture

Application and usage


The product is a yellow gel créme that feels very rich and smooth on the skin. It applies flawlessly, leaving the skin with a soft sheen and a velvety finish upon fresh application. One possible downside might be that it's not exactly lightweight — which is why I use it only at night — and has the same feeling as when you put a facial oil. I don't find it weird because it's not too tacky or uncomfortable. After a couple of minutes, it also dries down. But this might turn off people who prefer their moisturisers to be weightless. 


Marc Jacobs Youthquake application and usage


I was a bit hesitant to incorporate a new product into my routine when I got a hold of this because I was really having a bad skin week. But waking up to soft and supple skin after using it for the first time made me eager to continue. It does a good job at moisturising and re-texturisation (as the product claims); you can actually feel it when you touch your skin after using it. I didn't experience any breakouts or other weird results while using it despite having sensitive skin, so that was definitely a good sign. I now even reach for it more often than my other current moisturisers and sleeping masks because of how much I love the morning-after feel.  


Overall thoughts


Reading reviews prior to testing it gave me doubts about its efficacy. But after incorporating it into my routine, it proved that skincare really is personal. 




The rich coconut and pineapple scent was a treat to the senses. It also pushed me to do my skincare regimen no matter how tired I get. Meanwhile, I can see why the shiny after-effect and heavy texture can turn off people with oily skin. However, as someone with a lot of dry patches to deal with, the thickness works quite well in making my skin more hydrated and radiant. I also noticed that it helped give my skin a nice glow, and it even helped soothe some pain and peeling that I got from extreme sunburn. Picking it up will really just boil down to preference. Curious to give it a try? You can find it at Sephora Singapore.


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For beauty lovers like us, the holiday season always comes early since most of the seasonal curations or collections are teased months before their actual release. We have to admit, limited-edition items do make us giddy, and if only we can, we'd take them all home. One of the holiday collections that caught our fancy this year is Chantecaille’s.


Chantecaille's 2019 Holiday Makeup Collection


We first had the chance to check them out during its unveiling last week at POLLEN Terrace in the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay. Dressed in luxurious gold-themed packaging, one could already tell that the pieces would elevate the look of any vanity table.


Rubellite Lip Cristals


Rubellite Lip Cristals, SGD82/~USD60 each


Our favourite items are the Rubellite Lip Cristals that have a creamy and smooth texture; they glide well on the lips. There are three limited-edition shades: Carnelian, Rose Quartz and Rubellite. Each bullet is shimmer-coated, which, when applied, will give lips a sparkling colour and metallic depth — a perfect pair for your eye-catching holiday outfits.


Next on our wish list are the Éclat Doux and Éclat Brilliant! Éclat Doux is a soft powder-balm hybrid that blurs blemishes, mattifies the complexion, and illuminates skin, giving you a perfect canvass. After applying Éclat Doux, you can proceed to add more radiance to your look with the Éclat Brilliant, which provides a subtle golden shimmer for a festivity-ready glamorous glow.


Éclat Doux and Éclat Brilliant

Left: Éclat Doux and Éclat Brilliant, SGD150/~USD110 each; Right: Éclat Brilliant gold-themed packaging


Then, there's also the Buff and Blur Brush, which is designed to feature a uniquely shaped flat surface for even distribution of powder products. 


Stress Repair Concentrate

Left: Buff and Blur Brush, SGD80/~USD58; Right: Stress Repair Concentrate+, SGD350/~USD257each


But that's not all! During the launch, we also had the pleasure of taking a peek at the newly formulated Stress Repair Concentrate+. The latest version of this bestselling eye cream is now boosted with refining lipopeptide and bionymph peptide stem cell extract, which claims to boost the skin's collagen and hyaluronic acid production. There's also the addition of Wild Indigo, Hawthorn, and Arabian Jasmine to aid in targeting the appearance of dark circles and visibly lift the eyelids.


Wanna bring home these goodies? You'd have to wait for a little bit. The collection will drop at their Takashimaya counter on 1 December. Mark your calendars!


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Tattoos have had a bad name for years. It's often associated with gang activities and people of ill-repute, despite being a traditional art form in many cultures around the world. The year is 2019, and it’s time to embrace tattoos for what they truly are: art. If you're all for embracing ink and looking to have one soon, check out these incredible Malaysian women tattooing their way through a predominantly male industry and absolutely killing the game.


Carebearink



Originally apprenticed to veteran tattoo artist Simon David, Carrelyn has become a full-fledged artist in her own right. She has a beautiful hybrid style that's between traditional tattooing and a more updated look with finer lines and detailing, in both blacks and colour. Visit her at Electric Dreams Collective at Gasket Alley if you’re looking for a vibrant piece to start your journey.

Tattoos by Reen



You’d never believe it if Reen told you she was a mother of two when you first laid eyes on her. This petite artist hails from Sabah and runs Deadlights Tattoo with her husband, who is an accomplished tattoo artist himself. Reen specialises in intricate organic shapes consisting of flora and fauna, with a healthy mix of mandalas and other patterns, creating mesmerising art you’d be proud to wear forever.

Mae Oh




If you’re in the market for fine line botanical tattoos, Mae is the one to go to. Despite her easily recognisable style, each one of her tattoos is unique, from the placement to arrangement to shading. Her feminine style has attracted a large female following, and for good reason. If you want a tattoo that will stand the test of time as both a statement piece and a work of art, head to Mae's shop.

Mudan Ink



With a background in art, design, and illustration, Pocotee branched out into tattoos nearly two years ago with her distinctive style of tattooing that highlights flowy lines and accents that remind us of Chinese brush strokes, along with a watercolour element to tie the design together. While her designs are packed with linework, she also creates smaller minimalist tattoos upon request.



Sanmao Studio




Focusing on an illustrative, minimal style with clean lines, the ladies of Sanmao Studio practice the traditional art of hand-poked tattoos to create simple, gorgeous designs that will remain in style for years to come. Whether you choose to go for a simple line art tattoo or a more complex creation, the results are guaranteed to be a delight.


(Cover photo from: @sanmao_yimin)


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