As a beauty lover, it can be challenging to pinpoint great products to try with the hundreds of thousands of choices on the shelves of our favourite beauty counters. This is why in our Clozette Beauty Awards 2017, we try to narrow down which products are worth our money and attention and give them all the credit they deserve for making us look and feel beautiful. 

And what better way to do it than through a collaborative approach with our beloved Community, whose passion for beauty goes beyond looking at labels and actually trying and testing out products themselves to find out which ones are truly holy grail material. 

So the question lies: what makes a great product in our beauty panel's book? Keep on reading to find out. 

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Starting with our very own Editor, Becks Ko, she highlighted, "Efficacy must come first, followed by texture, application, and packaging! If it doesn't work, no matter how amazing it looks or smells or feels, chuck it." 

One of our Clozette Ambassadors, Ryan Sim, shares, "A great product does not need to be expensive or fancy. What matters more is if it can deliver what it claims and if the ingredients and science used are sound. I believe there is no lousy product, just product that is not suitable for you."

Meanwhile, Hazel Vinluan, a Clozette Ambassador from the Philippines says, "I always consider the price and the quality of a beauty product. Whatever the brand name, it should be what it promises to be. I love hoarding great beauty products that are consistent, affordable and of course cruelty-free!" 

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Our guest panelist Lolent Lee Chu Wan also gave us her two cents on the matter. "[Something that makes a great product is when it] delivers the results that it's supposed to give ( i.e. radiance or anti-ageing) and maintain it for a few days even after you had stopped using it". 

Last, but not the least, Romana Hashim, one of our Clozette Ambassadors from Malaysia and resident beauty lover shares, "[A great product is not just about] the results it gives me but the overall experience whilst using it. The brand itself, the scent, and texture of the products, as well as the aesthetics of the packaging [adds on to the factors to consider it great]."

How about you? What makes a product great in your book?

Give your favourite beauty product a shoutout by voting in this year's Clozette Beauty Awards 2017.



Forget the ‘business’ in ‘business and pleasure.’ As modern women, we prefer to use the word ‘power’ simply because gone are the days when only women in the corporate world excel. Being an empowered woman today, whoever you are, is being a movie star in your life’s narrative, where no subject is taboo. It’s knowing the art of marrying power with pleasure and vice versa. Because really, we only have one life to live. Might as well live it the way we define it.

Ahead, we share five empowering rules of having both power and pleasure, exactly how you’ll like it.

Make your own rules

The first rule of embracing both power and pleasure? Take charge and write your own rules! There’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all. So think about how liberating and fulfilling life could be when it was on your own terms. Become your own trailblazer.

Demand your own standards

Declaring and demanding your own standards mean respecting yourself. Be a woman with a voice. If it’s not good enough for you, don’t accept it. Know what you want and make your opinion known, one way or the other — sometimes quietly, sometimes loudly.

Rouge it

Make yourself your priority. The more you take care of you, the more confident and empowered you become. So go on, rouge it. Wear your opinion on your lips — literally. The Rouge Dior Liquid is Dior’s latest — and most intense — liquid lip colour that celebrates power and pleasure unlike any other. It is the perfect personification of the ‘power look’ — it delivers major couture colour impact with up to 12 hours of long wear. And the pleasure? It glides on smooth and velvety and indulges your lips with irresistible comfort and lightness.

With four types of finishes — Liquid Rock Matte, Liquid Electrical Metal, Liquid Pop Satin and Liquid Velvet Nude — you can easily alter your look or your mood however you want it. There is a sort of fearless attitude behind this and we’re definitely not complaining.

Value your passions

Pursuing your passions can inspire you in many positive and rewarding ways. Remember, your passion (or your hobby) is worth making time for. Who says you can’t work hard and play harder? Do what you love and you’ll love what you do.

Form your tribe

You know what they say: your vibe attracts your tribe. Surround yourself with people who boogie to the same tune as you and establish a network of people who empower each other. That way, you’ll empower them and be empowered, too.

Make yourself your priority. Discover the Dior Rouge Dior Liquid here.



We’re feeling the vibe of this Friday. It’s still busy as ever, and there are lots of new things to discover. Here are just some of the fun new things we’ve learned.

It’s a stunna

After the frenzy over the release of the foundations, match stix and gloss, as well as the galaxy collection, Rihanna is set to make her fans go gaga again. The singer’s cosmetics line, Fenty Beauty, will release a matte lip paint on 23 November, and it’s definitely a stunna (as its name implies).

The biggest optical shop in the PH

OWNDAYS has opened their biggest store so far, and it’s in the Philippines. The 280 square metre space houses 1,500 frame styles. It has an open module system, allowing customers to try on the frames before they have one made. The store is located on the third floor of SM Megamall Fashion Hall.

All aboard the ION Orchard Express

(Photo from: ION Orchard)

Get ready to hop on this train, shoppers. ION2 will be transformed into a magical train station this holiday season, and it’ll take you on a journey across different countries and cities for an unforgettable experience. There will also be a Christmas tree especially decorated with PANDORA.

A highlighter vault

BECCA Cosmetics has launched a highlighter vault. The collection will include their bestselling highlighters, Pearl, Opal and Moonstone, as well as limited edition shades named Prismatic, Amethyst, Rose Gold and Rose Quartz.

(Cover photo from: @badgalriri)

Here's what happened earlier this week.