Insider Roundup: UV-Reactive Lip Paints & More | Clozette


It's Friday the 13th, but there's no bad luck here. What you'll get instead is the latest and hottest. Ahead, the news bits you need to know about from the worlds of fashion and beauty.


UV-Reactive lip paints



The world's first UV-reactive neon lip paints have arrived courtesy of INC.redible cosmetics. These bright lip paints are neon — and glowing!


Visit Etude House Color Factory



It's face colour paradise! Visit the first ETUDE HOUSE Color Factory outside South Korea at Wisma Atria and get your game swatching on with over 200 lipsticks to choose from. Plus, get your own custom lipstick in 50 minutes. 


Plains & Prints x Aranaz



Aranaz's artistry and Plains & Prints elegance have been combined in their collaboration fit for the summer. Enjoy the merging of traditional and modern craftsmanship in the form of chic summer-inspired bags from the collection, which you can now grab online and at Plains & Prints stores starting 19 April.


New Fenty x Puma



Rihanna's been quiet on the music front, but she's been releasing collections from her beauty and fashion ventures often. The multi-hyphenated mogul has recently given a preview of the latest from her Fenty x Puma collaboration.


(Cover photo from: @incrediblecosmetics)


Here's what happened earlier this week.


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Wednesdays are usually humdrum. But not for us — and the beauty and fashion industries. There's always something exciting going on, and you bet we'll be the first ones to look for and learn about them. Here's what you need to know right now.


ZALORA Premium




ZALORA has launched their premium page. Curated especially for shoppers with a discerning taste in style in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia, ZALORA Premium offers an assortment of products from brands people already love as well as premium products exclusively created for the site. Check out ZALORA Premium for women here.


Zara Augmented Reality



Zara will offer an augmented reality experience for shoppers worldwide for two weeks with the help of the Zara AR app. You can position your smartphone at store windows, centrally located podiums, and atop e-commerce boxes to see models Lea Julian and Fran Summers "come to life" as 7 to 12-second sequences on the screen of shoppers' smartphones. Experience it at Ngee Ann City, ION Orchard, Marina Bay Sands, and 313@Somerset stores on 12 April.


Something dope



Milk Makeup has hinted at a new release on 20 April. So far their teaser only says "Something Dope" will be unveiled but no one knows what it will be. Some have guessed that it's an eyeshadow palette for smokey eye looks while others said it could be anything that's cannabis-infused since Milk is a vegan makeup brand.


Rainbow Meteorites



Guerlain Meteorites are already pretty to begin with, so their latest iteration — a colourful one in rainbow packaging — is just out-of-this-world gorgeous. 



Maison Christian Dior



Swing by the first-ever Maison Christian Dior travel retail pop-up in Asia Pacific at Changi Airport and get yourself a bottle or two of their fragrances, which now come in a 40ml-variant.


Now, check out what you may have missed at the start of the week here.


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There's no topic more divisive in the beauty community than the debate on which lip finish is better — matte or gloss? Today we're gonna pick sides and make the case for matte lipsticks. We mean, what's not to love? They're long-lasting, beautifully pigmented and — most of all — not sticky. So although gloss still has a special place in our hearts, this time we'll be celebrating our first love when it comes to lipsticks. Ahead, the latest matte lippies that will momentarily make you forget about gloss. 


Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet


USD30.55/SGD40


A typical downside of using matte lipsticks is their tendency to be drying to the lips. However, this is not anymore the case for most mattes right now. More and more makeup brands are infusing their matte lipsticks with nourishing ingredients. One of those lippies is the new Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet. It has apricot oil, jojoba and organic marsh samphire that help the formula glide smoothly on the lips. With this lippie, you'll be donning hydrated puckers all day!


LANEIGE Two Tone Matte Lip Bar




Since its release, the Two Tone Lip Bar has gotten a lot of hype. It even started the ombre lip trend that's still very popular today. And we're guessing that it will continue to be because LANEIGE recently launched a matte version of this beloved lipstick, a dream come true for all matte lovers.


Lunasol Coloring Crayon


USD35.13/SGD46


Lunasol's Coloring Crayon is not just for the lips, you can also use it for the eyes and cheeks. Create that perfect no-makeup makeup look with its light yet moisturising texture. You can choose between Berry Pink or Natural Orange — two bright shades that are perfect for the summer.


Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick


USD18/SGD28


Leave it to Fenty Beauty to give us a wide array of mega-rich shades — one for every mood. The slim design lets you define lips with good control. The formula is long-wearing and gives a petal-soft matte finish. You never have to worry about colour bleeding or feathering after application.  




Avon True Perfectly Matte


USD7.68/PHP399


Pink shades are now the power colour for women everywhere. Avon knows this well, and that's why they came up with a collection featuring different shades of pink for every skin tone. With their wide colour selection, you'll surely find the best matte match for your lips. 


Next, check out these five best glasses and lipstick combos that you need to try.


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