How To Get A Fresh V-Day Makeup Look When You’re In A Hurry | Clozette

There are moments in life when you have a finite amount of time to do your makeup for some event or occasion, with people yelling at you to pick up the pace in person or via text. Valentine’s Day seems like one of those days when you should have all the time in the world to plan the perfect look. But let’s be real, sometimes you end up dilly-dallying and forget about your face until the last minute. That’s when you gotta hustle. Check out our speedy tutorial for a relaxed look that still wows to try for your night out.

Frame the face


Brows are arguably the most important part of the face these days and with the array of brow products available – from pencils to powders to gels and pomades – there are endless methods to create the perfect brow for you. We suggest trying the Diorshow Brow Styler with its ultra-fine tip for lightly defined brows to create a clean, natural look.

Eyes wide open


Whether you’re going for a sweeter look or a sultry one, the lashes should not be forgotten. Add some volume with the Pixi LashLift 188 Mascara, a nifty two-in-one product that comes with a volumising brush and a precision brush to get those lashes just right. Smudge-proof and long-wearing, it’ll be sure to last through the night with only a minute’s effort!

Flawless finish 


No matter what your shade is, or your skin type, every girl looks for a smooth, poreless complexion when it comes to foundation. Luckily for you, we’ve found one that really works. Check out the Esteé Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation that comes in a myriad of shades that leaves you fresh-faced and flawless, all day long.

Cheek to cheek 


Said to complement every skin tone, the NARS Orgasm Blush/Highlighter Duo Mini is a lovely product to use for this quick little look. Give your cheeks a radiant flush with a generous sweep of highlighter that will have you looking healthy and sun-kissed.

Perfect pout 


One last thing to finish off this no-makeup makeup look: Fenty Gloss Bomb. This product promises juicy, full lips that make them feel as good as they look. The shade Glow is a rose gold nude that has been formulated to look amazing on everyone, creating lips that are wonderfully kissable on such a romantic day.



It's been six months since Urban Decay officially retired its iconic original Naked palette and until now, it's still a touchy subject for beauty lovers everywhere (yes, us included). But just like any longstanding relationship — we're being dramatic, sure, but it's still an agonising chapter in recent beauty history — we all have to move on. And while the Naked Cherry and the Naked Heat palettes are also beautiful, nothing beats a neutral staple. So we were nothing short of ecstatic upon seeing the new Urban Decay Naked Reloaded palette, which definitely reminds us of the old neutral favourite, but obviously with its own upgrades. 


The 12-pan palette includes a healthy mix of silky mattes, smooth satins, microfine shimmers and playful glitters. Four shades that are instant favourites for being neutral MVPs take the spotlight in bigger pans namely, Bribe (an ivory matte), Barely Baked (a soft gold metallic), Boundaries (a warm terracotta) and Blur (a light nude matte).

One thing we noticed that is a vast difference from the OG Naked Palette is that there are no blacks and gunmetal silvers in this lineup (so no drastic smokey eyes, here, take note!), making it more like a love child of the original curation mixed and Naked Heat. Think warm or muted neutrals that are said to be universally flattering. We'll let you decide if the lack of darker tones is a yay or nay, but for us, it's definitely not too shabby!

While we're waiting for the Naked Reloaded palette to be available on Sephora and all UD beauty counters on 28 February, what do you say about look inspirations featuring some of the palette's hues to keep us occupied?

Retro + Bribe = Strawberry Lemonade

Going for a youthful yet effortless vibe for all your summer adventures? Match feathery brows with a simple swipe of Retro all over the lids, the crease and the lower lashline, and pop on a hint of shimmer with Bribe for a sweet and cheeky look that's perfect for the season's daily affairs. P.S. Don't forget to give those lashes some volume and curl for an extra touch of pretty! 

Blur + Retro + Distilled + Dreamweaver + Barely Baked + Reputation = Daily Glam

We all know that office-friendly looks require mostly neutrals, but basics don't necessarily have to mean boring. Just take some cues from this daily glam look created with a combination of several Reloaded shades. The standouts would be the soft halo of Retro above the crease to add warmth to the look, the mix of Distilled and Dreamweaver to make the lower lashline pop, and Barely Baked to make that inner corner as blinding as can be. 

Blur + Distilled + End Game = Soft Seductions

The Naked Reloaded palette may be short of blacks, blues and silvers, but it doesn't mean we can't get a good smokey eye out of it. Instead of going for something heavy, edgy and overwhelming, take a softer but still sultry alternative by blending Blur and Distilled as the base and End Game at its tail. 

Distilled + End Game + Barely Baked + Angel Fire = Chiaroscuro or Halo

If you want a quick look that's easy to take from day-to-night, give your eyes an extra 'oomph' by taking notes from contour and highlight dynamics. Add a bit of depth by taking Distilled and End Game all over the lid to create a soft, smoked out halo for a neutral day look, then transform it to party-mode by lining the lids and intensifying the glam with Barely Baked and Angel Fire at the centre of the lid and the inner corner. Quick steps and minimum blending with maximum results!

(Disclaimer: Shades mentioned may vary from those used in the images.)

Aiming to be a bit experimental? How about giving these purple shadows a spin?



Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Can you feel the love? Well, some do and others don't — especially those who called out Gucci over a supposedly racist piece of clothing. To balance things out, though, we think you'll swoon over Lipault's collection with Jean-Paul Gaultier. Those are just a couple of the hot pieces of news you need to know right now.

Gucci Blackface Controversy


Gucci was in hot water for what many believed is a racist sweater depicting blackface, makeup or costume worn by non-black people to represent a caricature of black people. The brand has apologised for the misstep and said they will internally do more to increase diversity and to "[turn] this incident into a powerful learning moment." The sweater has been removed from the brand's online and physical stores.

Lipault  Paris x Jean Paul Gaultier

(Photo from: Lipault Paris)

On a lighter note, you'll be happy to learn that Lipault Paris's collection in collaboration with Jean Paul Gaultier is now available in Singapore. Featuring the merger of their different styles, the collection contains pieces that are perfect for globetrotters who are the perfect mix of laid-back and structured.

Makeup-free Hailey

Mr. and Mrs. Bieber (Justin and Hailey) grace the cover of Vogue magazine's March issue. We're sure you've already seen Hailey before — with or without Justin — but her cover shows a different version of her in that the model who's almost always seen wearing glam looks is makeup-free in it. 

Year of the bangs?

Many were surprised to see Kendall Jenner sporting a fringe a couple of days ago on her Instagram. Shortly after the reveal, Bella Hadid was also spotted wearing bangs. This makes us ask: Is this the year of the bangs?

(Cover photo from: @gucci)

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