Party-Ready: Here Are Our Essentials For Holiday Soirees | Clozette

'Tis the season to party! We're sure you've already started accepting invites for get-togethers and dinners with friends and family. There's no harm in preparing early. We're already listing down our essentials, and you should, too. Ahead, what's on top of our list for holiday soirees.



"The holiday season beckons and calls for a new bag to tote around for the festivities. The TESS bag from Chloé’s Festive Collection 2018 comes in a shiny, gorgeous sepia brown to welcome the warmth of the end-of-year celebrations. I love that it comes with two straps of varying lengths so you can wear it like a handbag or sling it over your shoulders for versatility and practicality."




"I'm gearing up for the festivities by making sure my holiday look is on point. This season, I'm all about the lips. And I'm thrilled to have learned about Lipstick Queen's Method in the Madness range. The tubes have swirls of two colours that combine to make one hue on your lips. The best part? No two swipes are alike! I'm eyeing the Reckless Red shade to complement the holidays' hues."


Features Writer and Campaigns Executive


"I don't own a lot of bags because I'm satisfied with having just a handful for varying occasions and uses. That's why it takes something versatile that ticks functionality, style, and of course, 'personality' and 'oomph' factor to catch my attention — and this Hampstead bucket bag from Mulberry fits the bill. Aside from its sleek design and structure that can go well with day-to-night looks and both formal and casual situations, I like how the straps can be customised depending on my mood for the day. It also comes in classic colours like black and white, fun shades like red, teal and pink, and even prints if you're feeling adventurous. P.S. With it being a bucket bag, I don't have to worry about running out of space when throwing in my essentials for the day."


Features Writer and Community Specialist


"It's no secret that I love wearing colourful ensembles but when it comes to eyeshadow looks, I prefer to take the minimalist approach. My foolproof formula for achieving an easy, polished eye makeup? Apply glitter on the lid and matte shade at the top. But for the holidays, I want to try using more colours like rose gold and coral hues. That's why Etude House's Tiny Twinkle Color Eyes in #01 Rose Gold caught my fancy. It has a balanced combination of mattes and shimmers, contouring and highlight shades. I'm ready to sparkle!"


Community Executive

"Did someone say HoliYAY? With the holiday season approaching, it's time for some layering as we countdown to the next winter vacation. The UNIQLO and ALEXANDER WANG collaboration line will be launching in 20 countries and regions around the world on 9 November, which also includes a HEATTECH underwear range available in both men’s and women’s lines for the first time. A perfect ensemble for cooler climates. Why stay indoors when you can enjoy light yet fashionable dressing with the new collection of HEATTECH and HEATTECH Extra Warm?"


Features Writer and Community Executive


"If you ask me, the best part about the holidays is the gift sets. What better way to show your love (or self-love) than indulging in these amazing products, at the happiest place on earth — Sephora. Tarte's Lasting Lippies Lip set features five full-sized shades that live in the cutest Christmas patterned box, promising to make those lips look party perfect in seconds with their signature quick-dry matte finish."

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The most trying step in one's beauty routine is getting that eyeshadow look on-point. From mastering the art of blending to coming up with creative shade mixes that pop at first glance, trust us when we say that it's no easy feat! This is why for today's curation, we decided to give a nod to some of the most gorgeous eyeshadow looks from the Community that we can all learn a trick or two from. 

Fall halo

(Photo from: Cellosmakeup)

Sunrise kiss

(Photo from: Beautybyrah)



Australia is known for its scenic views and delectable chocolates. But for beauty aficionados, the sights are set on a different direction, and that’s towards the beauty isle. There are many beloved beauty brands that actually come from Australia. And the best part is you can get them for much cheaper while vacationing Down Under than your local supplier. Here’s what to put in your to-buy list when you’re in Oz. 


Established in 1987 in Melbourne, Aesop is known for effective plant-based skin, hair and body products. If you want to get your hands on their bestsellers, including the Parsley Seed Antioxidant Facial Toner and the Primrose Hydrating Facial Cream, head to their stores scattered around Australia.

BYS Cosmetics

Known for their face and eyeshadow palettes, BYS Cosmetics has gained a following for their wide selection of products. Give their bestsellers and explore their new offerings including the All Day Wear Foundation and the Pure Silk Liquid Highlighter for a fraction of what re-sellers offer them for during your vacation.


Jurlique is a natural beauty brand born and raised in Australia; all of their products use ingredients harvested from the brand’s own farm in Adelaide Hills. They’ve been championing natural beauty for 30 years now and have gained cult-like following because of their Rosewater Balancing Mist and Herbal Recovery Signature Serum. Try out their products to see if you’ll get their promised radiant glow for cheaper when you visit one of their five standalone stores in Australia or their many stockists.

Lucas Papaw 

While Lucas Papaw isn’t exactly a beauty brand, their ointment has already hit holy-grail status for many. It’s popular worldwide, but definitely hoard a few tubes of this miracle worker during your vacation. You’ll find it handy to use while travelling, too, because they’re great for moisturising, treating sunburns or cuts and other booboos you may get while on a trip.

Kora Organics

Created by supermodel Miranda Kerr, Kora Organics’ products are certified organic and natural. With key ingredients handpicked by Kerr herself, you can take your swing at getting that coveted model’s glow using her products. Among the brand’s bestsellers are Noni Glow Face Oil and Turmeric Brightening and Exfoliating Mask that can be bought for much cheaper when you buy from Kora Organics’ brick and mortar outlets or even through Sephora in Australia.

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