The 3 Beauty Tips That Will Make You Look More Youthful | Clozette

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Makeup is powerful. It can boost your self-confidence, make you feel fabulous, and emphasise your best features. But who knew it could also age you? Unless you’re into that whole look, for many of us, we want to be able to retain our youth.

So if you feel like your current makeup routine is aging your features, or you just want to change up your look, here are the 3 makeup tips that will help you appear more youthful and fresh!

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Brighten your undereye area


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Everyone and their mother now wants that lit-from-within glow and for good reason. This makeup trick brings light back into your skin and makes your eyes look more awake and lifted!

Place blush on the apples of your cheeks, blending out


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Not to hate on contouring, but it can age you since the overly sculpted look makes you look gaunt. If you love it, though, but want a more youthful effect, blush is the key. Take a neutral shade of blush and lightly apply it on the apples of your cheeks, blending back towards your ears. Make sure you blend it out for that soft and diffused finish!


Go big with browns


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Bold colours and black shades are often too harsh for complexions. So opting for brown shades will inject a youthful touch to your looks because they’re softer and give more subtle contours to the eyes. Caramels, creams, bronzes, coffee are just some of the brown eye shadow shades you can choose from to make your EOTD fresh and young!

If you want more tips on how your makeup can give you a more youthful appearance, just watch the video below!


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What are your tips to get youthful-looking MOTDs? Share them with us below!


Author Bio:

Ella James is a popular blogger and skincare expert. She is very passionate about writing on skincare and beauty. She has posted articles on tips for fine lines under eyes, best eye creams, weight loss and fitness news. In recent years, she had the opportunity to review AlluraCell. Apart from work she likes gardening and listening music. You can also contact her on Facebook, and Pinterest.

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With the mission to bring you the latest when it comes to beauty, fashion, and lifestyle, we're always on the lookout for the hottest trends. So when we first heard about this new hair trend using the Pastel Babylights invented by L'Oréal Professionnel, we knew we had to get full deets about it!


It all started with L'Oréal Professionnel’s Majirel Pastel Babylights colour service -- ready-to-wear cool translucent browns with pastel tones inspired by the hottest pastel color. Babylights is a micro-highlight colouring technique that was created to give a delicate and dimensional colour by choosing tiny hair sections. The end result? An extremely wearable look with subtle soft candy undertones that flatter most Asian skin!

With this in mind, we sent our very own Clozette teammate, Carissa, to have a go at this new hair trend.

Carissa's hair before the makeover

Carissa's hair type is straight and fine and she describes it as generally being limp and lifeless. So we sought the help of Irene Chai, the General Manager of NK Hairworks Salon, to give Carissa a hair transformation!

Keep scrolling to find out about her hair revamp and her thoughts on the entire Pastel Babylights experience!
What was the look you were going for?

I didn't have a particular look in mind but I definitely wanted something that could give dimension and depth to my lifeless hair! It will be a bonus if the look is low maintenance!


What was the final look Irene recommended?

With a combination of babylights and balayage colouring technique, Irene used soft translucent browns with a cool pastel tone of lavender and mineral from the Majirel Pastel Babylights Collection to give my hair dimension. [Then] a quick trim and a light bleaching of my inner hair to give my hair some depth. Irene recommended that this will help give me a more refreshed look.

*Tip from Irene: If you have fine hair, don’t go for a bright coloured hair crown as this will weigh down the crown and result in an overall flat look!


How was the transformation process like?

Different sections of my inner hair were lightly bleached to further make the Pastel Babylights colours pop and give depth to my overall look. After that, the L’Oreal Professional Still Cap was massaged into my scalp for protection.

Then we started with the babylights micro-highlights technique. The process started off with parting my hair at the crown in a diamond shape. Next, tiny hair strands were carefully chosen from the partition. The L’Oreal Professional Majirel Pastels in 7.17 (Mineral) was applied to the chosen hair strands section-by-section before wrapping them with foil.

By weaving the micro-strands for the micro-highlights, the baby fine strands can blend naturally with the lowlights/base colours for a subtle brightening effect. 



*Tip from Irene: The thinner the chosen hair section, the more obvious the streaks of micro-highlights will turn out.


Next, the L’Oreal Professional Majirel Pastels in 6.17 (Mineral) was applied to the middle section of my hair to give a lowlight effect. This was followed by the L’Oreal Professional Majirel Pastels in 7.21 (Lavender) for the end section of my hair. This 3-tone colouring technique gave depth to the crown and at the same time helped achieve a natural balayage effect. 

Lastly, the L’Oreal Professional Vitamino A-ox Color Powerdose was used for post hair treatment.




How do you feel about your new look and hair transformation process?


I am beyond thrilled! Since the colours are still relatively dark, I'm looking forward to seeing how the colours will turn out after a couple of washes. Also, I really like how the overall colours (highlights, lowlights, etc.) turned out so natural. I definitely look more refreshed now. The entire experience was fun and insightful! Irene and her team were friendly and professional, so I was very at ease throughout the whole process.

*The Pastel Babylights one tone colouring service without bleaching at NK Hairworks is priced at SGD $128++ for short hair, SGD $138++ for medium-length hair, and SGD $148++ for long hair.

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What are you waiting for? Get yourself some Pastel Babylights with L'Oréal Professionnel and NK Hairworks Salon!
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When living a fast-paced lifestyle, more often than not, your skincare routine is “your time” – a part of your day where you can decompress, not think about anything else, and just pamper your skin. But because you juggle long work hours and an active social life, your skincare products, especially your cleanser, should be efficient. It should be able to get all the dirt, oil, and pollution in your pores in quick and instant manner.


Luckily, Neutrogena has come out with the Deep Clean Cleansing Oil-to-Foam. A revolutionary cleanser and makeup remover that will cut your time spent on removing makeup and cleansing your skin in half!

The popular Korean method of ‘double-cleansing’ will be a thing of the past with this smart cleanser. The oil behaves like a magnet, drawing out and dissolving waterproof makeup, dirt, and oil deep within your pores before transforming into a soft foam upon contact with water.

The Deep Clean Cleansing Oil-to-Foam’s dual transformation process from a cleansing oil to a soft foam is gentle on the skin and easily rinsed off, leaving no residue or dirt behind. Its ultra mild formulation, which ensures that your skin is not stripped of its healthy oils and moisture, is gentle enough even to use on a baby’s skin! 

If you have other skin concerns too, the Cleansing Oil-to-Foam will be able to address that as it comes in 3 formulations: original, hydrating, and brightening. Complementing any lifestyle, Neutrogena’s Deep Clean Cleansing Oil-to-Foam will fit your daily skincare needs perfectly by elevating a timeless method for achieving clean, makeup-free skin.

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The Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleansing Oil-to-Foam (142 ml) will retail for SGD $30.90 at Guardian, Unity Watsons, and selected Fairprice outlets in Singapore.

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