Strut Your Haute Street Look With Shu Uemura | Clozette

“Awaken creativity to reveal undiscovered beauty,” that is what International artistic director uchiide says regarding Shu Uemura's take on street art and beauty--a street art inspired collaboration for their newest Vision of Beauty Collection Vol. 2. Haute Street


The collection is sparked by street art as a premium means of visual expression and poetry in the modern city--meant to lead you down a liberating road of feminine beauty with inspired daily make-up, artistic palettes of colour, and perfectly calculated brush strokes. 



Our personal favourite from the bunch is the tint in gelato. It comes in a paint-tube-inspired packaging so you can paint the town in 4 shades of Urban Coral, Graffiti Orange, City Dusk, Street Rose. It also has a fresh and creamy texture that's super pigmented and blendable--easily transitioning between variations of finish (from intense dewy to soft matte). 


The haute street look goes downtown edge with a range of products consisting of 2 palettes of 6 eyeshadow shades ranging from easy-to-wear neutrals to eye-catching pearl artist shades, drawing pencils, limited edition dual-ended eye color pencils in vivid paint shades, and 4 rouge unlimited central and supreme shine lipsticks in signature lippie shades city neon, avenue sunset, brick burgundy, and highway pink.




Aside from the bright pigments and street art-inspired packaging by artist, Ōyama Enrico Isamu, the collection's focus is also make-up design that emphasizes the V shapes of the face and accentuates the V's with colour.


The face's V shapes are: the outer corner or inner corner of the eyes, the end of the eyebrows, the cheekbones, and lip corners. Highlighting the V shape with a vibrant colour will give you an effortless, modern and stylish look; skin will look clear; and colour will blend with the contours of your face.


Add the V-beauty techniques to your daily make-up for a creative, cool, fresh twist to your beauty style as inspired by this latest collection by Shu Uemura


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Here at the Clozette Headquarters, we're basically obsessed with everything and anything makeup, especially if they come in tons of colours like eyeshadow palettes! Usual favourites are neutral and nude palettes, but occasional neon and bright palettes are also favoured. However, we realised that these multiple shades also come with a hefty price tag, so we found better alternatives for you that are super affordable yet effective in creating a variety of looks! 


Here are our top 5 favourite eyeshadow palettes from the drugstore! 


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Sleek Makeup Sunset i-Divine Palette



(photo from abeeyootifulmess)


To start this list, we have Sleek Makeup Sunset i-Divine Palette. It consists of twelve eyeshadows that are intensely pigmented and long-wearing. It is said that applying these to bare lids get bright, true-to-pan colours! 

E.L.F. Cosmetics Little Black Beauty Book, Cool edition 



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E.L.F Cosmetics is certainly one of the best brands in the drugstore and their eyeshadow palettes are a great choice for starters and pros alike. The Little Black Beauty Book, Cool edition is a mix of pastels and dark colours for a classic smokey eye look. We also recommend their 48-piece palette for tons of options with great pigmentation for experimenting with various looks. 



Wet n Wild Coloricon 5-Pan



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Wet n Wild's reformulated eyeshadow colours contain macadamia seed oil and is paraben free. The 5-pans are an absolute must-have as they adhere to a certain feel depending on the colour selection. Plus, they come with labels so you can easily sport that smokey look. If you love matte, these pans are definitely a bang for your buck!



Catrice Absolute Rose



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Catrice came up with their Absolute Line and although almost all their palettes are commendable, we can't help but favour their Absolute Rose palette. Consisting of soft nudes and trendy rosé shades of mattes and shimmers, these colours are perfect for the girly-girl in you.



Maybelline The Nudes



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If you happen to pass by the drugstore and find one of these, then it's your lucky day! This palette runs out fast, so if it's staring straight back at you--don't hesitate to get it! Aside from its colour selection that are a perfect mix of mattes and shimmers, these neutral shades are also super-blendable and last for up to 12 hours. Talk about the dream palette on a budget! 


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Have more to palettes to add to our list? Let us know in the comments below!

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If you're a fearless, fun, edgy girl who opts for a bright hair colour instead of the usual browns and reddish browns, this article is for you. Since you're an automatic stand-out in the crowd because you're either wearing platinum blonde, green hair tips, stark purple hair and such--it's time to amp up your look even further by adding a few beauty and fashion touches for your hair to complement your whole look. Everyone will stare, so make it worth your while as well for a boost of confidence!


Here are the top 5 ways to rock your bright hair! 


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Complementing Brows



(photo from awfullyamanda)


It's a major fashion and beauty no-no to not take into account your brow colour. It doesn't have be exactly the same, you just need to follow the shade that best complements your hair colour. Since your hair (most probably) has a platinum base, opt for a light ashy brown shade. And of course, don't forget to shape them to frame your face!

Polarized Sunnies



(photo from GelaMunoz)


Screw the usual black and brown-tinted shades! Go for something as bright and eye-catching as your hair--polarized sunnies! They come in orange, purple, blue, and green tints (similar to your hair, maybe?) and are a perfect add-on for instant edge. 



Messy Buns and Knots



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Hair buns are the easiest hairstyles to pull off; and it's much more of a stand-out on your hair because of it's beaming bright colour. Try a top knot or a classy messy bun. Or if you feel like only putting half of your hair up, a half knot/bun would work for a feminine touch. 



Wear a hat



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Hats may just be the best thing for your hair as it protects your hair from the harmful rays of the sun and it also adds a contrast to your hair colour--making it stand out more. Invest in a good hat and it will take your look to a whole new level. 



Braided Updo



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One of the advantages of having bright coloured hair is that every hairstyle looks good on you. Even a simple braid will work wonders! However, amp it up a notch by trying a braided updo for an easy to manage yet stylish #hairspiration. 


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Have more tips to share? Let us know in the comments below!

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