Splurge Vs. Save: Highlighters For A Sun-kissed Glow | Clozette

Whether you're too busy to go to the beach or you just prefer spending the summer indoors, these highlighters will help you achieve that sun-kissed glow without soaking up the sun. From drugstore brands to high-end ones, we've rounded up some of the best highlighters for the season.

Splurge: Benefit Sun Beam

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This liquid matte bronze highlighter is the winner when it comes to long-lasting power. Dab a little of this on the cheek bones to create a soft, radiant finish that will last all day even for gals who have oily skin. Remember that with this product, a little goes a long way so don't put too much or else you'll end up looking a disco ball. 

Save: Essence Pure Nude Highlighter

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This highlighter by Essence, whose coverage is build-able, creates an ethereal, sun-kissed look. Depending on your preference, you can opt for a subtle glow or a full-on fabulous sheen. This is perfect for everyday use, such as for going to the office or meeting up with friends, because to its very natural, warm glow. For its price, the quality will definitely not disappoint.

Splurge: The Balm Betty-Lou Manizer

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This bronzer slash highlighter will easily win your heart with its highly pigmented colour. You can use this for events for sculpted and defined cheekbones. Although this is a warm brown with an orange undertone, you'll be pleasantly surprised that it looks really good on Asian skin.  An added perk is that this can double as an eyeshadow! 

Save: Maybelline Master Strobing Stick

SGD18.90 (Photo from: girlxplorer)

Maybelline's Master Strobing stick does the one thing that highlighters should do best — make your cheekbones pop. With its creamy yet lightweight consistency, this strobing stick easily blends so seamlessly on the skin, making it the perfect choice for when you're travelling. One to two swipes is already enough, but you can still build this up depending on the occasion. 

Splurge: Becca Rose Quartz

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We all know that the Becca brand is synonymous to great highlighters; and the Becca Rose Quartz surely delivers. If you prefer a very soft sun-kissed highlight, this is the perfect one for you. Although be warned that a limited edition product as such comes with a steep price point. 

Save: L'oreal Infallible Pro-Contour


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This two-in-one contour and highlight palette can also achieve the soft finish of a high-end brand if applied correctly. For beginners, this good combo is a good start as you already have a mini-guide where to highlight and where to contour. With just a bit of practice, you'll master the art of achieving that sun-kissed look in no time.

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Achieve beauty that won't budge! Here are ways to summer-proof your beauty look.



Makeup is an investment, whether it's drugstore or high-end. This is why when we're offered a beauty deal that seems to good to be true, we are most likely to grab it. 

Remember when Kylie Jenner's first batch of lip kits came out and everybody just wanted to get one? It became a status symbol of sorts in the beauty industry, making many beauty addicts go to lengths to get their own set, to the point that there were bids on eBay rising to ridiculous amounts of dollars. So when online stores started selling these lip kits for half, and even a quarter, of the original price, people went crazy.

But it wasn't until people started stepping up to tell their own beauty horror stories that everybody started becoming more wary of fake makeup. So if you're fond of online shopping or buying from resellers, here are some tips on how to spot the fake from the not. 

The price can either be ridiculously cheap or ridiculously expensive

Extremes are never good. The philosophy applies to buying makeup. Always research the original price of the product before you consider buying it. If it's too cheap or too expensive, drop it from your online shopping cart.

Be keen on studying the packaging

Fake makeup manufacturers are getting better and better when it comes to copying original makeup packaging, but there are still bound to be differences. From the stickers being slightly off-centre to using different fonts and bearing misspellings, take all these as red flags when on the lookout for beauty finds. 

If it's not on the original list of products by the brand, then it's a no-go

Urban Decay Naked 4 and 5 eyeshadow palettes, a Kylie Jenner lipstick, a MAC multi-coloured lip and cheek tint — just when you think it couldn't get any weirder, the fake makeup industry also takes an initiative in creating new products under the name of well-known (and usually high-end) brands. But even if they say it's safe, who knows what they put in those products? So before you spend your moolah on these 'exclusive' buys, hit the search bars of beauty brands' websites and check whether they are selling a product like that or it's a faux 'limited release.'

(Cover photo from: InsideMakeupBeauty) 

*products in photo are authentic



Summer is the time to unwind and spend days outdoors, enjoying fun activities with friends and family. Unfortunately for some, however, summer is also a time for combatting skin issues brought by the heat.

But don’t let your skin woes weigh you down and take away the enjoyment of basking under the sun and having fun! Ahead, we share how common skin issues that occur during summer and how you can face them head on.


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Perhaps the most common issue experienced when the sun’s rays are harsher than normal, sunburn can target just about anyone. But you’ve already probably heard of the age-old saying, “Prevention is better than cure.” So do just that when it comes to your skin. Slather on sunscreen and reapply as needed. If you happen to have forgotten, though, and are already suffering from the burn, soothe your skin with the help of an aloe vera gel. Once the burn is healed, exfoliate and moisturise.


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There are many reasons why a person would get a pimple breakout, and one of them is the skin’s reaction to sweat. The heat can cause one to sweat excessively, so those who are prone to getting pimples because of sweat will find summer a season of more breakouts. If you happen to face this problem, try switching your regular body wash with one that contains tea tree oil as an ingredient. Do the same for your face.


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For some, the heat can cause the skin to get as dry as a desert. If you’re one of those people, hydration and moisturising is a must. Drink lots of water, for starters. And start using hydrating skincare products if you haven’t already. Using hydrating sheet masks can also do wonders for your skin. For skin on the body, use a moisturising gel instead of a lotion to avoid getting a sticky feeling.

Heat rash

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Sometimes, the heat is just too much to take and you get a rash because of it. The condition can be annoying, but it’s not something to worry much about. A simple cold shower can do the trick to alleviate your discomfort. Putting aloe vera gel can also do wonders in calming the area. If you’re still uncomfortable after doing those, try putting some hydrocortisone cream on the area. Avoid wearing too-tight clothing, too.

Clogged pores

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For some, the production of oil on the skin can be at an all-time high when it’s summer. If you happen to be one of those people, there’s a chance that you will not only have a problem with keeping the oil at bay but also with some of the problems that excessive oil production can bring. One of those is getting clogged pores. Make sure that you don’t keep the oil on your face for long, so blotting papers are necessary. You can also try using an oil-controlling primer if you're going to put on makeup, as well as using an oil-free foundation. Also, make sure that you stay in a well-ventilated area so your skin doesn’t over-produce oil.

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With a few edits in your skincare routine, you can have a worry-free summer. Check this for the things you need to have on your beauty shelf this season.