The Tools Every 20-Something Needs In Her Office Makeup Bag | Clozette

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When creating or putting together your office makeup bag, it should always conform to these three “rules”: It should contain just the essentials, but it also has to contain products you’ll need in case of a beauty emergency, and — this is the most important one — it should perfectly fit in whatever purse you decide to wear to the office.

Now that you know everything there is to know about creating the perfect office makeup bag, it’s time to start thinking of the products you’ll be putting in it. Aside from your trusty concealer, lipstick, and mascara, you’ll need a few makeup tools too to get you through numerous meetings, important business lunches, and events.

So if you’re a 20-something millennial, keep reading for the eight beauty tools you need to always have in your office makeup kit.


Cotton Buds

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From erasing mascara flakes to beautifully smudging eyeliner to perfecting that lip colour, you can never have too much use for this tool. Keep a few in your kit to keep your makeup look in tip-top shape throughout the day.

Oil Blotting Sheets

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Instead of applying more powder to mattify your complexion, use an oil blotting sheet instead. It will make your foundation look less cakey and freshen everything up. For example, if you find that your concealer has creased, just take an oil blotting sheet and gently dab it on your undereye area to absorb the excess product, and your concealer will look smooth and fresh again.


Bobby Pins and Hair Elastics

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Whether you need it to change up your hairstyle or just to get your hair away from your face, you should always have these hair tools in your arsenal.

Clean Spoolie

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If you suddenly notice that your mascara looks clumpy or your brows look unruly, a clean spoolie will fix that up for you.


Eye Drops

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Long working hours can often result in tired and red eyes. So if you have an important meeting to get to and don’t want to look haggard, eye drops will quickly freshen and awaken your peepers to make them look whiter and more alert.

Hydrating Face Mist

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The air conditioner in your office can dehydrate your skin; so to make sure it stays dewy and hydrated all day, you’re going to need a face mist. You don’t have to buy the big bottles because a lot of brands now sell travel sizes.


Breath Mints

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At the office, it’s always safer and better to make sure you have minty fresh breath because you never who you might meet or bump into in the next five minutes. 

Hand Cream

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Speaking of meeting new people, make sure your hands — which show your true age — are in their best condition i.e. soft, smooth, and hydrated. So don’t forget to always pack a small tube of hand cream in your kit to nourish them.



Whether you're going for a natural and sheer look or a full and dolled-up finish, something that gives you a look that's similar to a natural flush is the blush. And sure, we have highlighters and bronzers, but if you're just up for a quick pop of colour at any time of the year, these cheek-y (pun intended) products are the definite beauty go-to. 

So if you're having a crazy time finding the perfect blush for rosy cheeks that steal the scene, here are our top tips on how to get the perfect blush for your skin tone. 


Fair skin

If you're a porcelain princess, our first tip is to stay away from crazy reds and overly pigmented pinks. These colours will look really harsh against your skin, leaving you with a splotchy and unnatural finish. So what's your perfect blush? Something light and soft, ranging from peachy pinks and flesh toned shades that look soft and subtle on the apple of your cheeks. 

Plus, give blushes with flecks of gold a try! They will give your skin a healthier, more radiant look that's perfect for your pale skin.

Medium skin

Many Asian women fall under this category, whether you have cool, warm, or gold undertones. Lucky for you ladies, your skin's very welcoming of some blush lovin'! Your skin can adapt to rosy pinks, soft reds, and if you're feeling bold, a warm touch of mauve — so feel free to play with those colours. 

Oh, and here's a bonus: You can even go for bronze shades, too!

Deep skin

If you're a deep-skinned doll, you can rock blushes to their full effect (insert all our blusher envy here, gah!). Give your cheeks the loving they deserve with rosy reds, oranges, and even purple-y shades.  When it comes to you and your choice of blushers, it's never too crazy to go all out. 



The day's tomorrow. Are you ready to get your Valentine's game face on? Well, it doesn't matter if you're happily attached or rocking singlehood (and loving it), the month of February is the month for romance in abundance – whether it's about the outfit you don on or the beauty look you wear.

So after picking out one of these three Valentine's Day outfit ideas, we're helping you get into the mood – and MOTD – of love with three makeup looks featuring our very Clozette ambassador, Juliana, and Sherry Yeo, Top Artist of the 1st Vanitee Awards 2016 in the Makeup Category.

Watch the video, then keep reading to find out what makeup products were used to achieve those looks! P.S. Just for our Singapore readers only – enjoy up to SGD15 off all beauty services on Vanitee using the code CLOZETTE50 (offer ends 31 March 2017)!

Look 1: Blush Crush

Base (throughout all three looks): Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in in Radiance; Eye shadow Primer: Motives Eye Base; Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation #2; Makeup Forever Full Cover Extreme Camouflage Cream #4; Giorgio Armani MicroFil Loose Powder #01

Eyes: 3 Concept Eyes Glam Cream Shadow in Glamorous; Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette; Etude House Look At My Eyes Shadow in BR402; Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner; BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone; Laura Mercier Crème Eyeliner in Espresso

Brows: NYX Micro Brow Pencil in #Taupe; Motives Essential Brow Kit

Blush: 3CE Face Blush in #ShyShy; Becca Beach Tint in #Lychee

Lips: Chanel Rouge Allure in #91 Seduisante

Look 2: Bronze Goddess

Eyes: Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette; Innisfree Shimmering Eyeshadow in #9

Contour, Blush & Highlight: Dior Light & Contour Sculpting Duo Stick in #002; Kat Von D Palette Shade & Light Contour Palette; NYX Strobe of Genius Palette; Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in #Diffused Heat

Lips: NYX Retractable Lip Liner in #Vanilla Sky; Lime Crime Matte Velvetines in #Elle

Look 3: Classic Lady

Eyes: Etude House Look At My Eyes Shadow in BR402; BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone; Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette; Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner

Brows: Cyber Colors Brow-chitect Gel in #03 Saddle

Blush & Highlight: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette; Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Lips: NYC Retractable Lip Liner in #Dark Red; Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in #400 Matte Finish

Don’t forget, you can enjoy up to SGD15 off all beauty services on Vanitee using the code CLOZETTE50!


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