People Are Not Happy About This MAC Ramadan Makeup Tutorial | Clozette


We have had stories about hits and misses in the beauty industry when it comes to inclusivity. And of course, each issue trumps one over the other, including this new 'controversy' MAC Cosmetics have found themselves embroiled in. 


With the beauty brand's tagline "All Ages, All Races, All Sexes", it's no surprise that scrutiny as to whether or not they are committing to it is always on the table. This is why a post from their Middle East leg about a makeup look for Suhoor, a practice a during Ramadan where Muslims eat pre-dawn before their daily fast, immediately caught people's attention. 



A lot of people criticised the act as something that is 'impractical' as the activity is done between 2 and 4AM, even going as far as telling the brand to 'get their facts right'. 






However, some came to MAC's defence saying that since Ramadan is a worldwide happening for all Muslims, the time for Suhoor can vary depending on which side of the globe you're in. In fact, many pointed out that in Dubai, Suhoor occurs at 9PM, with people going out and celebrating after. This, they said, makes wearing a full face of makeup and wearing your best and most glamorous clothes actually make sense.


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Given this, it's great that people are becoming more aware of sensitivities when it comes to race, culture and even gender. The outspoken nature of this generation has paved the way for revolutionising the diversity not just in the beauty and fashion industries but also in different aspects of our lifestyle.


However, this is one example of how far the 'snowflake culture', a term referring to the oversensitive and easily offended people usually on social media, can go. There seems to be a trend in some people who always find something to scrutinise and are overly righteous without regard for other aspects of or facts about the situation, and it reverses the progress we are making as a diverse and inclusive society.


It is one thing to call out something that is overreaching and overly harmful towards someone and another to just be too introspective and spout your opinion on things without regard that maybe, in another part of the globe, the thing you are calling out is beneficial and actually makes sense.


(Cover photo from: @maccosmeticsmiddleeast)



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When was the last time you gave yourself time to unwind? With our busily packed lives, we often forget that setting aside time for self-care should be a priority. And no, you don’t need to spend a fortune on going out to pamper yourself. You can do so in the comfort of your own home, with just a few accessories and tweaks to your routine. Check out our checklist for the ultimate home spa experience.




Set the mood with a scented candle


Luxurious spas evoke a relaxing feeling through the sight and smell of flickering candles, so let’s create this same experience at home. Choose a scent that relaxes you and that signals to you that the work day is over.

Hang eucalyptus on your shower head


The scent of eucalyptus is invigorating. It calms your mind while also energising your senses. Hang a branch of eucalyptus on your shower head and let the steam of the hot water release its scent. Plus, did you know that eucalyptus also has antibacterial properties? Your skin will feel extra clean after your shower.


Exfoliate with a loofah


Treat it like getting the stress off your skin. Choose the type of scrub that works best for you — a body scrub in a jar works well while a loofah or a dry brush is also good for a more thorough exfoliation — for a brighter complexion. It works like a massage for your skin, too.




Lather like no other


Indulge in a bath gel that you can use for more than just cleansing and that elevates your bathing experience every single time. Neutrogena Rainbath Shower & Bath Gel is great for cleansing, softening and conditioning the skin.

Aside from skin-saving properties, Neutrogena Rainbath comes in different variants infused with different scents to give you the feeling of a luxurious spa experience in your own home. Pear & Green Tea helps take away your stress by creating an image of peaceful greeneries with every whiff. Gold Lush has a spicy fruit scent that makes you feel relaxed and refreshed. Ocean Mist lets you conjure up images of days by the beach and hearing the sound of waves.

You can also use the Neutrogena Rainbath Shower & Bath Gels as a shaving cream alternative — but with an added perk of smooth freshness! If you have a bathtub, lather up a bubble bath for an opulent me-time.





Match it with music


Make your at-home spa experience a multi-sensorial one with the help of music. Set the mood and chill out to tunes that evoke calmness and serenity. Of course, that could mean different things to different people, so pick your go-to playlist, whether it be cheery pop songs or soothing classical tunes.

Feed your mind


What better way to escape the stressors of real life than diving into a fictional one? There’s just something about turning the pages that an e-book cannot replace. If you’re not the type to pick up a book of fiction, bust out your non-fiction or self-help faves. Take this opportunity to not only relax but also feed your mind with new knowledge.





Here’s your checklist for the ultimate home spa goals – at a glance:


Neutrogena Rainbath Shower & Bath Gel

Your favourite book

A cup of tea 

A scented candle

A branch of eucalyptus

A loofah or dry brush

A bathroom waterproof speaker



Enjoy everyday spa-like indulgence with Neutrogena Rainbath Shower and Bath Gels. 

Plus, visit Neutrogena Singapore's Facebook page to stand a chance to win up to SGD8,400++ worth of products from Neutrogena and Grohe!


Talent: Elaine Jasmine

Location: Grohe Spa Flagship Store

Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road, #01-04/05, Singapore 228208


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It's the midweek! How are you holding up? We're feeling quite swell, especially after learning about these new tidbits of info from the worlds of fashion and beauty.


MAC x Aaliyah



The MAC x Aaliyah collection has expanded. Keep your eyes peeled for a new lipstick, lip glass and bronzing powder, whose shades are inspired by the late singer.


Rose Inc.




Model and actress Rose Huntington-Whiteley has just launched Rose Inc., a website that will focus on beauty from an insider's perspective. Huntington-Whiteley will share not just personal tips but also features about the movers and shakers in beauty. 


Balenciaga boost


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Balenciaga is reportedly Kering Group's fastest growing label. Its popularity amongst the younger crowd has afforded the brand financial leaps. But it's not all roses because they have recently been embroiled in a controversy. While it's not something too serious, fans were appalled to learn that the brand sells what appears to be a shirt sewn over another shirt for USD1,290.


Stuart Weitzman exit



Last week, we caught wind of the news that Stuart Weitzman creative director Giovanni Morelli has resigned. The reason for his exit was not indicated then but many have surmised that it was due to sexual assault allegations made about him. The brand's vice president for product development and production of footwear, Thomas Gibb, has filed a lawsuit against Morelli. 


(Cover photo from: @maccosmetics)



Check out what you may have missed earlier this week here.


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