Quick MOTDs For Valentine's Day | Clozette

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One of the things beauty addicts love to achieve is a glamorous makeup look done in as little time as possible. Let’s face it, not all of us can take our sweet time getting ready, right?

For this Valentine’s Day, we want our beauty routines sweet and short. So if you don’t want to take forever to go out with your special someone, keep reading below for the 5 makeup looks you can choose from and how to do them in just under 30 minutes!


Soft and Natural

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To start off, get your foundation and moisturiser in one by using a tinted moisturiser with SPF to even out your skin tone and protect it. Powder your face to set the base, and brush on a tinted brow gel on your eyebrows to groom them and add definition. 

Run a few coats of mascara on your upper and lower lashline, apply your favourite lipstick on your lips and cheeks, and you are done!

English Rose

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The key to perfecting this makeup look is by prepping your skin well. Moisturise, protect, and refine your skin before applying your natural-finish foundation. To frame your face, lightly draw hair-like strokes with your eyebrow pencil and brush them upwards to make them look realistic! 

Next, apply a rosy blush on the apples of your cheeks, the tip of your nose, and on your lids for that extra flushed look. Lastly, define your eyes with curled lashes and a volumising mascara, plus a peachy-rose lip!

All About Mauve

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Meet red’s softer, pinker counterpart! To create the perfect mauve makeup look, make sure you have a flawless base by opting for a medium-full coverage foundation. Conceal any dark circles and spots, and lightly fill in your brows for a soft, defined look. 

Take a pinky-purple eyeshadow and lightly apply it all over your lids, with a warm brown as your crease colour! Make your eyes pop some more by lining the top lashline with some brown eyeliner and layering your mascara. And to complete the look, take a mauve lipstick as your lippie and blush, blend it really well, and that’s it!

Pop of Colour

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Make your eyes stand out on Valentine’s Day by applying a bright green on your lids, blending it in with a shimmery brown for a fun take on a smokey eye! Curl your lashes and apply coats of mascara on both your top and lower lashline and buff on your base with your fingers for a more skin-like finish. 

Instead of going for a bright or red lip, opt for a nude blush and lipstick to make your peepers stand out even more!

Radiant and Dewy

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Just like the English Rose look, this one requires excellently prepped skin. Remember to hydrate, hydrate, and hydrate so that your glowy foundation glides over smoothly! Take a shimmery eyeshadow to make your eyes look awake and bright, and lightly fill in your brows to make them look thicker so that they properly frame your face. 

Highlight your cheekbones, the tip of your nose, your cupid’s bow, and your brow bone, and dust on some glowy blush for extra radiance! Finish off your look with fluttery lashes and a hydrating lipstick, and you’re set to enjoy your date!


Which MOTD are you rocking on Valentine's Day? Let us know in the comment box below!



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Valentine's Day isn't just about some fancy candlelit dinner or a day full of surprises that you've planned ahead for your partner. It's also a wonderful day to show someone you love how much you appreciate them and how thankful you are for them that they're in your life.

So this coming Valentine's Day, whether you're single or in a relationship, show your friends and family some love by scrolling down for the list of interesting gift ideas!



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Know someone who is a massive bookie and always up for a good read? Get her Jojo Moyes novel "Me Before You," a heart wrenching story that will surely make the person you’re giving it to bawl their eyes out.

Artsy Fartsy

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Got a friend who loves calligraphy and everything artsy? Abbey Sy’s calligraphy book The ABC’s of Hand Lettering will do the job. Flip through the pages and learn different techniques on how to create awesome and cool calligraphy!

Makeup Aficionado

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Bring that Hollaback Girl and surprise your best friend with Gwen Stefani’s Urban Decay Eye Shadow Palette, which has a range of neutral and bold colours for her to sport during day or night!

Laid Back and Chill

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Treat your sister or your mum to a time of relaxation with a candlelit bath time with a Lush bath bomb that will surely leave her smelling like jasmine.


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With the changing weather, blazing sun, and pollution that we experience every day, our skin goes through so much damage. Recent discoveries even revealed that skin damage is something no one can escape – from nanoparticles that infiltrate the layers of our skin to increased UV exposure from the use of electronic devices!

Climate Change Commission Pebbles Sanchez and dermatologist Dr. Ada Bautista chat with Pond's Girl Iza Calzado about skin damage, as well as skincare recommendations

Our skin is beaten up every day, and sooner rather than later, it’s going to take a toll on our complexions.

Luckily, this year, Pond’s is bringing its groundbreaking and personalised skincare solutions to every Filipina by opening the Pond’s Institute; where beauty meets science. From Tokyo, Madrid, New York, Shanghai, and now Manila, the Pond’s Institute will offer a number of services that will cater to every Filipina’s needs.

Within the institute is a Skin Analyzer that you can use to learn more about your specific skin concerns. Once you have your results, you can get your own customised skincare regimen from the Pond's Beauty Advisers present! The journey to healthy, radiant skin has never been so easy and fun! 

And you will surely love all the products they have to offer! As the number 1 face care brand in the Philippines, Pond’s offers a wide range of products from their Age Miracle and Firm and Lift line that increases skin’s elasticity and collagen renewal, to their White Beauty collection which prevents dark spots from occurring and features an SPF to protect your delicate skin from the sun! So what are you waiting for? The Pond's Institute opens this February, and is open to everyone until June 4, 2016!


Visit the Pond’s Institute at 5th Avenue Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Philippines starting this February until June 4, 2016!