Subtle Ways To Get A New Look | Clozette
We’ve just flipped our calendars to a new page and with this, come the excitement of turning a new leaf in our stylebooks as well. But before you get caught in a frenzy of change or pressure yourselves into the newest fads, take note that even the smallest change – if it’s the right one – can make a major impact. 

Try these subtle yet effective ways of getting a new look that don’t require a big production (nor budget)!


Get Luscious Lashes

When you need to take a break from the dozen or so beauty trends you can’t wait to try, work on your eyelashes. Even without the rest of your makeup, focusing on your lashes can make a huge difference on your whole look without being too obvious. Curl your lashes carefully before applying a volumising mascara that lifts and holds like Maybelline’s Great Lash.

Most women apply mascara only to the top lashes, but you can do so with your bottom lashes as well to make your eyes really pop (so long as you use a waterproof formula that won’t run). If you’re looking for something that lasts longer, try getting lash extensions. You wake up to beautifully framed eyes every day, for about an average of three to four weeks.
Dazzle With Your Smile

It might sound cliche, but never underestimate the power of a dazzling smile to set positive things in motion. Various studies have proven that smiling makes you more approachable and trustworthy, keeping you on top of most social situations. So if you want a new look that will help you be more confident and engaging, work on that smile.

Use a mild scrub for your lips, like a mixture of coconut oil and sugar, to keep your pout soft and smooth. Then, choose a superior multi-tasking toothpaste like Closeup Deep Action Menthol Fresh that freshens your breath as it whitens your teeth. The Active Zinc Mouthwash in it provides deep cleansing and fights 99% of odour-causing germs, giving you up to 12 hours of fresh breath – so there’s no fear in flashing your pearly whites at any given time.

Change Your Hair Part

It’s not as dramatic as getting a new haircut, but changing the way you part your hair instantly freshens up your usual look. Different ways of parting the hair flatter different face shapes so experiment until you find one that suits you. Remember, you’re not just limited to a side part or a centre part – you can try a diagonal part, a deep side part or even a crisscrossing one. Wet your hair when you want to experiment so it’s easier to deviate from your previous part.



If there's one makeup item we're perennially obsessed with, it'll be lipsticks. From matte, semi-matte, glossy...there's quite a number of finishes out there that we sometimes get into that state of wanting them all for ourselves. After all, when we're looking to quickly pull our outfit together, we usually favour a pop of colour on our lips to finish the look. 

So here are 3 lipsticks that we just can't get enough of and have been a mainstay in our beauty stash.


NARS Audacious Lipstick

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When these lippies first hit the market, we're pretty sure that we heard a collective swoon from the Beauty Community. They have a creamy, satin finish that glides ever so softly across the lips, while giving maximum colour impact. 

Our favourite shades: Annabella, Greta, Geraldine, and Angela.

Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick

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This is something we reach for when we're looking for a rich and radiant colour payoff, with a slightly glossy finish. We love the packaging as well, making it a go-to for Ladies' Nights when we want something luxurious to throw in our purse.

Our favourite shades: Saint Tropez, Avenue, Holiday, and Fireworks.

NYX 'Extra Creamy' Round Lipstick

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A good quality lipstick doesn't have to break the bank. We've always been a fan of NYX lipsticks and they'll probably be one drugstore item that will always be a mainstay in our collection.

Our favourite shades: Eros, Hebe, Haute Melon, and Georgia.



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Marsala is the colour of the year and has been described by Pantone as a robust and earthy wine red. At first glance, it can be easily be confused with Burgundy, a deep wine red that has been the go-to colour in Fall/Winter 2014. But in a nut-shell, we'd consider Marsala as Burgundy's lighter-hued sibling with a touch of earthy-brown tones throughout. 

So since the year has barely begun, we thought it'll be the best time to scout for Marsala-coloured items to update your fashion and beauty stash. Here's our list of 5 Marasala-hued items to get your hands on ASAP.


NARS Lipstick in Tolede

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NARS lipsticks give off a creamy, sheer finish to create natural, stained-looking lips. This semi-matte formula in the shade Tolede is a muted way to incorporate a touch of Marsala into your everyday makeup look.

Forever 21 Matelasse Peplum Top

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We love peplum tops and this Forever 21 top in a chic matalasse knit is definitely a must-have item to grab this month. It's a slightly-lighter Burgundy shade--which is pretty close to Marsala in our book. Dress this up with a pencil skirt or pair it with your favourite pair of skinny jeans.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure

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Ever since Hourglass' Ambient Lighting Blushes hit the market, we've all been blushing a whole new way. This blush in Mood Exposure lets you glow in Marsala, with its soft-ambient light effect and multidimensional colour.

Essie Nailpolish in Mauves

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Get your nails in on the Marsala colour action with this Essie nailpolish in Mauves. Its chip-resistant formula will keep your fancy Marsala-themed nail art lasting all week long.

Modalu Phoebe Saffiano Tote Bag

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One of the quickest way to add a touch of Marsala to your outfit is with a tote bag that easily matches a number of looks. We're loving this structured bag from Modalu, perfect for pairing with a sweet, flirty dress or with a structured jacket.