Review: NEW L’Oréal Extraordinary Oil Hair Care Range | Clozette
As someone who lives in a tropical country, I’m in a constant battle with the heat and humidity. Not only does the weather affect my skin, it takes a toll on my hair as well. I wash my hair only to have it dry in a big frizzy mess. And by day 2.5, the greasiness has already started to show. So I was a bit sceptical when it came to reviewing the new Japan’s No.1- L’Oréal Extraordinary Oil Hair Care range. An oil shampoo to tackle my oily roots? And wouldn't the conditioner weigh down my hair? But in the name of beauty (or hair in this case), I was willing to give it a try.


 

I was pleasantly surprised the first time I used it. The clear liquid didn’t feel heavy or oily as I massaged it into my roots; moreover, it rinsed out easily too. And the scent was just divine. Standing in the shower shampooing my hair, I realised it’s a concept similar to my oil makeup removers – where oil is used to sop up excess sebum, dirt and makeup without stripping the skin of its natural oils. A blend of 6 flower oils – lotus to soften, tiare to smoothen, rose to strengthen, flax to add shine, chamomile to tame frizz and sunflower to give it bounce – the shampoo gently, but effectively cleanses the scalp without stripping away your natural sebum leaving the scalp balanced and not sensitised as it can sometimes get when a shampoo is too harsh. With all the grease and buildup out of the way, my scalp felt clean, fresh and cool. The same blend of oils also helps nourish and strengthen the hair by entering and sealing the hair cuticle.




Now because my hair is quite thick and coarse, I skipped the conditioner and went straight to using the mask. The mask, like the conditioner, is a beautiful golden cream. It’s so golden it almost shimmers. If you have fine hair or your hair is quite limp, I’d say use the conditioner. But if like me your hair is a coarse, badly behaved mess, the mask is probably a better idea. I combed and massaged in the mask with my fingers making sure to distribute it evenly through the lengths of my hair. When it comes to conditioners and masks, you’ve got to make sure you don’t use it on the scalp and roots because this will just flatten your hair – and no one wants that. I rinsed it out after about 3-4 minutes and found that like the shampoo, it was really easy to rinse out as well. I also found that there was less hair on the bathroom floor as compared to other brands. After towel drying my hair, I worked in a few drops of the Extraordinary Oil treatment and let my hair air-dry.




Once dry, my hair felt much softer to the touch and smoother. It definitely had a beautiful sheen to it. And contrary to what I thought, it didn’t feel weighed down; in fact it was quite bouncy, and “airy”. There was no residue or any sign that I had used an oil shampoo and mask, so I’d say this range lived up to its promises and will definitely be on our must-use list!


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When it comes to finding out which beauty products are in, Clozette's beauty community is always the first to know. From skincare, to makeup and nail products. Whether it's a drugstore brand or a high-end one, the beauty community is on it. Thus we take to heart their mini reviews and thoughts on a certain product. We're all here to help out each other anyway, right?


Here are a few of the latest mini-review uploads from Clozette's beauty girls!


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Skin Care Routine

by abeeyootifulmess



"Part of my current #porecare arsenal. Got the #Skinmiso Pore Beauty Nose Pack set and #DrJart Ctrl-A Spot Out from #Luxolasg recently. The Skinmiso set is wonderful - a little elaborate with the 3 steps, but it's so effective and painfree. I much prefer it to the painful, skin-ripping pore strips."


click here to read her full post


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Avon Makeup Review

by RaneChin



"Avon Simply Pretty cosmetic range that was created to fulfill every youngster’s need for quality, trendy basic makeup that fits her modest budget. Unlike other international brands, each item is carefully formulated to suit our tropical climate, with added benefits for the prettiest lips, eyes and face."

click here to read her full post



"I finally got around gingerly unboxing my most precious #lippie to my collection: the #Givenchy Le Rouge A Porter in Biege Floral, a nude shade with tinges of peachy pinks. This luxe range comes in a ultra sleek black leather casing, and is available in 16 to-die-for shades"

click here to read her full post


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As the saying goes, the eyes are the window to your soul--so it's better to keep them looking beautiful. Accentuating your eyes brightens up your face and adds character to your daily #FOTD. You can do this by either putting on eyeliner or by keeping your lashes luscious and lengthy. We personally prefer the latter. 


With Lancôme Gandiose Wide-Angle Fan Effect Mascara, it's totally possible! The swan-neck wand allows you to reach every lash from corner to corner. The eye elastomer molded brush in monoi flower shape also allows for maximum and even deposit of the formula for the smallest lashes to be coated. The formula is ultra black, glossy, quick drying, and is the only formula with rose-cell extract so lashes remain soft and supple.


Want to see if it's worth the investment? Let's take a look at Clozetter, Pauline Thum's lashes to see if the mascara delivered in this quick beauty review!  


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(photo from Sephora)


"I have always been a big fan of mascara and I take extra time and effort every time I apply them. I like to see my eyes appear to be more attractive and bigger with mascara on. Recently I tried on Lancome Grandiose Smudgeproof Mascara and I fell in love with the packaging of the mascara and the swan neck wand. It has the 3D black rose on the top of the applicator and it’s so nice! 




"The mascara needed 2-3 times application to achieve that extra long and full lash effect. It was also quite easy to handle the swan neck wand. I applied it in a zig-zag motion to achieve the effect. The best thing about it-- it lasted the whole day with no smudges! Plus it’s really easy to remove at night--you'll feel the rubbery-like fibre coming out from the lashes easily then it comes off totally clean."




"Overall, I would recommend this mascara to my friends and the packaging itself it’s worth to keep! "



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