Our 10 Summer Beauty Essentials | Clozette

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Don't you just hate it when your makeup starts to fade or move as soon as you step out of your house during the peak of summer? We do too. Lucky for us, though, K-beauty brand Banila Co. is here to make sure that our MOTDs stay fresh and radiant all day long!

Banila Co. is famous for their makeup remover and cleansing balm, Clean It Zero. But they are more than your average beauty brand as their philosophy advocates expressing one's individuality and being yourself; to find your own beauty and style and to not just just follow other trends!

In line with encouraging women everywhere to be themselves, their range of products are formulated to emphasise your best features, all of which will keep your makeup looks on point, even while battling the summer heat. 

So if you want to look flawless while having fun under the sun, without having to worry about your make up slipping and sliding, keep scrolling down for Banila Co’s top 10 summer must-haves!


It Radiant Brightening Toner

Preparing the skin before make up application is a must! Load up on hydration by using the It Radiant Brightening Toner; this won’t only revitalise and nourish your skin but it will also give you an extra luminescent glow due to its “Skin-Brightening Aurora Particles”!

It Radiant CC Cream

Want to look fresh despite the scorching heat? The It Radiant CC Cream will help you achieve that lit-from-within glow while providing your skin enough moisture, but won’t leave your face feeling sticky or greasy. Perfect for the summer!

Prime Primer Classic Matte

Prevent the heat from melting away your make-up with this primer! It controls sebum, minimises the appearance of pores and fine lines, and creates a smooth canvas for makeup application.

It Radiant CC Sun Base

Feeling beachy? Protect your skin by using the It Radiant CC Sun Base. It's formulated with SPF50 to help you conquer the harsh UV rays of the sun.

It Radiant CC Cushion

This super handy and user-friendly cushion compact is the perfect product for ladies on the go! It’s ideal for quick touch-ups and will give your face a lightweight and extra dewy finish while providing your skin with a boost of hydration. It’s skin care and make-up in one sleek compact!

Prime Primer Finish Powder

Step up your make up’s longevity by setting everything in place with a finishing powder. This finely-milled translucent powder will prevent your make up from budging— no need to worry about the sun messing it all up! Not only is this talc and paraben-free, but it also contains natural ingredients that smoothens the skin by minimising the appearance of pores and fine lines.

Eye Love Tattoo Brow

Keep your brows on-point for days with the Eye Love Tattoo Brow! It’s a soft-tipped brow pen that helps create natural-looking eyebrows that can last for 3 to 7 days, so you won't need to go through the hassle of drawing your eyebrows every day!

Triple Wonder Auto Gel Eyeliner

Concerned about how your eyeliner looks like at the end of a hot day? Not with this product! The Triple Wonder Auto Gel Eyeliner is so water and smudge-proof that you can even wear it while swimming! It also glides on smoothly and easily— an ideal product for eyeliner newbies! 

Tinted Love Melting Balm

Avoid chapped lips and keep your pout moisturised with the Tinted Love Melting Balm. Infused with strawberry, blueberry and raspberry extracts, this product helps in preventing free radicals from adding wrinkles to your lips. It has the hydrating abilities of a lip balm and the vivid pigmentation of a lipstick! 

It Radiant Brightening Mist

Suffering from dry, coarse, and dehydrated skin due to the summer weather? Rejuvenate your skin by spraying your face with the It Radiant Brightening Mist. Its “White Flower Water” content will give your skin a healthy glow while restoring its moisture that will keep you refreshed for the rest of the day.

*Thank you to our friends from Banila Co. for contributing to this feature!


What are your summer essentials, Clozetters? Share them with us in the comments below!



Your beauty and fashion choices has a lot to do with your personality. And if you’re a Zodiac lover, most often than not, your personal style probably already reflects the mood and aura of your Star sign.

So if you’re up for a nail style revamp and looking for something that will root you in the universal elements of the Zodiac, why not get your nail game on-point with the help of the stars? Scroll down to find out which nail colour the stars have chosen for you!


Aries (March 21 to April 19) 

People who fall under the sign of the ram are described as feisty, passionate, and highly energetic. Just like the colour of its ruling planet Mars, what better way to show your sizzling personality than going for classic red.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)

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Practical, devoted, and sensible, nudes are perfect for Taureans. Proactive and always on the go, having nails that match any type of OOTD is the best way to go for people who are born under this Earth sign!

Gemini (May 21 to June 20) 

Green is the colour of life and new ideas. And as people under this sign are described as gentle, curious, and a lover of deep and meaningful conversations, its earthy shades are perfect for Geminis.

Cancer (June 21 to July 22) 

Deeply intuitive and highly imaginative, Cancers often have very bright personalities. Their presence can simply light up a room and bring harmony to the people they care about, so a stand out shade of yellow is something they can easily pull off.

Leo (July 23 to August 22) 

A Fire sign just like Aries, people who are born under the sign of Leo are very warm and passionate. Blazing with humour and generosity, blood orange nails embodies everything about this sign.

Virgo (August 23 to September 22) 

Shy, loyal, and hardworking-- these are some of the words that often describe Virgos. Dislikes the spotlight and prefers to bring out the best in the people around them, minimalistic grey nails are perfect for people born under this sign.

Libra (September 23 to October 22) 

The sign of the scales, Libras are known for being level-headed, fair, and cooperative. And to match a personality that makes a statement, this sign should go for a solid shade like royal blue to complete their look.

Scorpio (October 23 to November 21) 

People born under this sign are classic sirens who gets everyone smitten with their bold personalities. Mysterious yet charming, Scorpios will never go wrong with black nails.

Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21) 

Idealistic, generous, and very philosophical, Sagittarius are the biggest travellers among the bunch. Imagine whimsical nights and show your wanderlust by painting your nails in sparkling purple.

Capricorn (December 22 to January 19) 

Strong and independent, a touch of shimmer can make a Capricorn shine even brighter. Going for a shiny brown complements their grounded personality and chic sense of style.

Aquarius (January 20 to February 18) 

Aquarius-borns are carefree, creative, and original. That’s why going for something bright and easy-on-the-eyes will make their personal style even unique. With that said, why not paint those nails with a refreshing splash of mint?

Pisces (February 19 to March 20) 

Artistic, gentle, and wise, Pisces is all about getting all those pastels on point. Just like the blushing cheeks of a happy child, express your youthful and fun-loving side with pinks!


Which nail colour did the stars pick for you? Share your thoughts with us down in the comments below!


When a brand’s beauty products are good, they can be used by anyone, anywhere, and anytime.

Last April 21st in Sinagpore, in line with the release of their new generation of BB cushions, leading K-beauty brand LANEIGE shined the light on their products' versatility through a runway show that exhibited the evolution of beauty trends, in collaboration with makeup artists from Fac3inc, at The Arts House at The Old Parliament. Numerous models, who were dressed in Klarra’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection, came out sporting bold red lips from the 1950’s, all the way down to the grungey 90’s.

But they didn’t stop there. The past beauty trends were followed by modern edgy looks that definitely wowed the audience; proving that the possibilities of makeup are endless with LANEIGE.

So if you want a more in-depth look into how makeup has changed over the years, and see how their BB cushion is the perfect base for transformative looks, keep reading below!


Classic 50's

Flawless skin, perfectly shaped wings, and bright red lips that are all universally flattering turned this 1950’s makeup trend into a classic makeup look!

Extreme 60’s

Thanks to Twiggy, it was all about big, doe eyes back then with the help of falsies and a lot of black and white eyeliner. While it may seem a little extreme to wear today, it’s no wonder why this makeup look became iconic.

Colourful 80’s

If you like playing with colour, then the 80’s were the decade for you with its big hair, bright red or hot pink lips, and rainbow eyeshadow looks!

Dark 90’s

But colourful makeup took a backseat once grunge took over the 90’s. Brown lips, which are becoming popular again today, dominated all the red carpets and MOTDs.

Fresh And Glowing

Today in the 2010’s, natural-looking makeup is the ‘look’ to have. Every one wants fresh, glowing skin, which you can instantly achieve using LANEIGE’s BB Cushion, paired with full brows and contoured eyes!

Dramatic Yet Wearable

On the opposite side of the ‘natural’ makeup trend is the dark and glamorous look. Smoky eyes, bold eyeliner, and shimmery lids are just some of the ways you can rock that dramatic-yet-wearable look!

Avant Garde

Not for the faint of heart, Avant Garde makeup is experimental in nature by using bold colours and unconventional techniques – a sure way to show everyone your creativity!


Which makeup trend do you love the most? Share them with us in the comment section below!