Watch These Beauty Influencers Remove Their Make-Up | Clozette


We can’t help but marvel at the talent and skills of beauty influencers when it comes to makeup application. They truly have unique gifts to not only accentuate their natural beauty but also to transform themselves into different characters. The composition, choice of colours and blending to create a cohesive look takes a lot of effort and time. And, in the past, it took the same amount of time and effort to remove the fruits of your cosmetic labour.

It’s a great thing we discovered the Senka All Clear Oil Whip, a unique oil-to-foam cleanser you apply on your skin with just your bare hands — yes, without cotton pads — to remove makeup, dirt and oil. We’ve tried and tested the cleanser on our make-up swatches. How did it fare for beauty influencers who were tasked to create some impressive makeup looks? We asked Haneesa and Rachel Lee to put it to the test.


Haneesa




A galaxy of hues — pink, purple, yellow and green — and a sprinkling of glittering stars nestled on the upper half of Haneesa’s face. There were layers of colour in the majestic look, which only meant it may have required more than a single swipe had Haneesa used a different makeup remover. With the Senka All Clear Oil Whip, however, all it took was a sweep to remove the makeup. Formulated with rice bran oil, it lifted off not just heavy makeup but also dulling factors on the skin. It’s also fragrance-free, so your skin won’t get irritated.



Rachel




Pop art has bold elements because it has to pop and catch your attention. Removing bright reds and bold blacks can be a daunting task but with the help of the Senka All Clear Oil Whip, Rachel was able to do so effortlessly. Plus, it goes beyond cleansing and delivers skincare benefits. It’s packed with naturally derived silk essence and W Hyaluronic Acid compound to keep the skin feeling smooth and supple. This way, your skin is still flawless even after you remove your make-up.


Excited to remove makeup effortlessly like these beauty influencers? The Senka All Clear Oil Whip is available at Lazada and all Watsons outlets. Learn more about it here.


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One of the best feelings in life is having something to look forward to. And for us beauty lovers, that would be receiving a beauty product to indulge in EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. And thanks to the festive season, it is now possible to snag a new makeup or skincare pick every day for 25 days — yes, 25 days straight — with LookFantastic's Beauty Advent Calendar 2018.  


The gorgeous package, eye-catching with a red-and-gold visage, is filled with 25 premium beauty treats hand-picked from the industry's best lineup. From skincare and makeup to hair care and body care, and even sought-after beauty tools and exclusive picks from brands like Glamglow, Illamasqua, Eye of Horus and more, you'll definitely have the time of your life unveiling each compartment of this advent calendar just in time for Christmas. Plus, for only SGD155 with contents totalling a value of SGD550, it's the perfect treat for yourself and the ladies in your life this holiday season. Watch as we give you a peek into its drawers in the video above.


(Cover photo from: lookfantastic.com.sg)

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Upon discovering that I have dehydrated skin, I immediately re-evaluated my current skincare routine and came to this conclusion: I've damaged my moisture barrier by using chemical exfoliants too frequently. Little did I know the signs were already there: oiliness, tightness and overall dullness. My next step? I scouted for hydrating serums and occlusive moisturisers to help repair my damaged skin. After browsing through countless skincare forums and beauty counters, I found some promising products and my skin problems abated after using them. But as my skin slowly heals, I found that these skincare items have become too heavy for my combination skin. 




Now, I'm on the lookout for a more lightweight but equally nourishing formula. Enter sleeping masks; these hydrating products are not new on the beauty scene but recently been gaining popularity. They have always piqued my interest and this month, I finally got to try my first one — the Kiehl's Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Mask. Here are my initial impressions.


Kiehl’s Philippines Product Manager Joan Hwang introducing the new Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus firming mask at Okada Manila


The formulation


The two main ingredients of Kiehl's Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus are the Botanical Hibiscus Seed and Ginger Leaf extracts. Together, these two promises to provide an instant firming benefit and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Additionally, there are some nourishing mango seed and shea butter in the formula. For those who have sensitive skin, you'll be glad to know that this overnight mask is completely paraben-free.


Packaging, texture and scent



The product comes in a pretty semi-opaque glass tub with a red tint. Instagrammable? Definitely. Travel-friendly? Probably. The built looks sturdy enough to withstand a bumpy, long-haul flight but it is quite bulky and may take up some space in your vanity kit. In any case, you should always pack your beauty items with care.



 Instead of the usual creamy feel of sleeping masks, this formula has a waxy texture


Moving on to texture, I'm aware that many people find this formula to be thick, which is true, but I'd say that it depends on how much you apply. As someone with oily-combination skin, I love applying it thinly for a delightfully waxy yet lightweight feel. And lastly, for the scent, it has a light floral aroma that's pleasantly not overpowering.


Application and overall impression


I've been using this for over a week now as the last step in my night skincare routine after putting on toner and serum or facial oil. Even though I've only been using it for a short amount of time, I'm already leaning towards a positive impression. Usually, when I use a moisturising skincare product at night I wake up to a plumped but quite oily complexion. With this one, it feels hydrated and smooth in the morning sans the greasiness. I have yet to experience the firming effect but maybe with a few more uses, I might just be able to! 





Availability


The Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Mask is now available at all Kiehl's stores for PHP3,350/SGD90 (100ml). Watch out for Kiehl's Philippines launch at BeautyMNL on 9 November where all customer-favourite items will finally be available for online purchase. The first 100 customers to purchase on the site will receive a free pouch with a deluxe sample of the Midnight Recovery Concentrate. In addition, if you purchase at least two items you'll receive a limited edition Kiehl’s Denim Tote.


Read more of our skincare and makeup reviews here.



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