The Underrated Beauty Products Everyone Should Be Talking About | Clozette

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The beauty world is expanding faster than anyone ever imagined; with more products and collections coming out every year, it’s normal to find that some of them aren’t being talked about enough. While new releases from popular brands such as ColourPop, Bobbi Brown, NARS, Urban Decay, and the like often get hyped up on YouTube and Instagram, they’re not the only brands that come out with quality and holy grail-worthy products.

In an effort to help you broaden your makeup-filled horizon — because there’s nothing wrong with trying out more makeup — here’s a list of seven underrated beauty products that you and everyone else should be talking more about and trying out.

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ZOEVA Graphic Eyes + Black To Earth Eyeliner


ZOEVA Graphic Eyes + Black To Earth Eyeliner, USD9.50 (zoevacosmetics.com)

Who knew everyone’s favourite makeup brush brand also made a killer black eyeliner? If you find that most black liners smudge on you or don’t stay put on your waterline, give this a shot. Its creamy and pigmented formula will easily glide over your lids and waterline for an opaque finish that is sweat-proof, tear-proof, and waterproof.

Eye Of Horus Brow Define in "Dynasty"


Eye Of Horus Brow Define in "Dynasty", USD25 (eyeofhoruscosmetics.com)

If you, like us, don’t have easy access to Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Brow Wiz, this skinny one from Eye Of Horus is our saviour. Whether you want feathered and textured brows or a glamorous and defined arch, you’ll be able to get it with this one. Plus, this brow pencil lasts forever, so if you want to go swimming, no need to worry about your brows disappearing!

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CoverGirl TruBlend Blush


CoverGirl TruBlend Blush, USD9.99 (covergirl.ca)

With its baked marble formula, you don’t have to spend a ton of moolah to get healthy and rosy cheeks. And if you have large pores on your cheek area, don’t worry, because this blush contains only fine shimmers that will make them appear smoother.

Essence Eyeliner Pen Waterproof


Essence Eyeliner Pen Waterproof, USD2.99 (essencemakeup.com)

Forget about Stila and Kat Von D’s famous eyeliners because this easy-to-use, long-lasting, smudge-proof, and cheap-as-chips liquid liner will give you bold and thin lines without emptying your wallet.


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Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation


Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation, USD42 (smashbox.com)

Living in year-round tropical weather, we know that it’s more than possible for our foundations to smudge, move, and disappear. Luckily, this powder foundation from Smashbox was created. An extremely velvety powder that’s reminiscent of a cream foundation, its technology will blur any imperfections and fine lines and leave you with a naturally radiant finish. And if you desire fuller coverage, just layer it a second time and you’ve got a pore-less and flawless complexion.

Revlon Volume + Length Magnified Mascara


Revlon Volume + Length Magnified Mascara, USD8.49 (revlon.com)

This blacker-than-black mascara provides instant volume and length, thanks to the fibers in the formula. The best part? It’s smudge-proof and it holds a curl well so you won’t have to worry about your lashes drooping by the end of the day.


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Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss in “Oil Slick”


Butter London Eye Gloss in "Oil Slick", USD24 (butterlondon.com)

For anyone who desires glossy, metallic, and wet-looking eyelids, Oil Slick from Butter London will deliver that and more. It gives a light wash of colour on the lids, but, when layered, transforms into a taupe, blue, and violet combination. You also don’t have to worry about this jelly formula creasing on your lids because once it dries, it’s not going anywhere.

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Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach will soon relinquish her crown. A new queen will take over for her, but it's not too late to celebrate the lady who won the world over because she is “confidently beautiful with a heart.” As a tribute, here's a list of Pia's best beauty moments.


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Sultry and Smokey



(Photo from: @piawurtzbach)

It's no doubt that Pia can wear any type of look. So donning a sultry, smokey eye look, as seen above, is effortless for her. Take cues from Queen P and use browns instead of dark greys and black for a look you can pull off even for daytime.



Bold and Beautiful


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Pia's a known risk-taker, and it shows in the looks she sports. Never to shy away from anything bold, Pia wears a dark lip colour in time for winter. The weather's still a bit cool in our part of the world, albeit not as cold as others', so take advantage of it and swipe on some vampy lipstick.

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Classic Meets Edgy


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Experimenting on different looks is normal for Pia, who also moonlights as a model. Case in point: the time she traded her long locks for a short, blunt bob for a shoot. Despite her makeup being a classic take on the red lip, the hairstyle gave it an edgy twist. Want to sport a new 'do this year? Get on it. Here are some looks you can choose from.



Easy Breezy


(Photo from: @piawurtzbach)

We love makeup as much as the next person, but we're also fans of looking “natural.” Pia achieved how every girl would like to look on a daily basis in the photos above: well-rested and happy. So if you feel like it, go for something simple: lengthen those lashes and put a juicy shade of peachy brown on your lips.



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Undeniably Regal


(Photo from: @piawurtzbach)

Pia has donned a lot of different looks during her reign as Miss U, but our favorite beauty moment from her remains to be the one when she won the crown. We love it even more because she was the one who did her makeup that night. She looked absolutely regal and glamorous. 



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What’s Chinese New Year without more festive shopping? In light of the most celebrated holiday amongst the Chinese community, we followed Clozette Ambassador and digital beauty influencer Cindy on her CNY festive shopping spree.

“If I had to pick three words to describe what Chinese New Year means to me, they would be ‘family’, ‘reunion’ and ‘tradition’.” Read on as the new mum of four month-old Chriselle shares her festive picks with us – and walks us through how she prepares for CNY with those three words in mind.

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Add a touch of warmth with decorations



“I’ve always treasured our annual family get-together! Even during my flying days (as a former air stewardess), I always found myself longing to be home to spend the holidays with my family. This appreciation for family reunions was instilled in me from a very young age. I believe it was our parents’ way of reminding us to spend quality time loving and appreciating our family.

My first order of business will be to de-clutter and get rid of the old. Then, it’s on to setting our cosy abode up for the celebration and adding a touch of festive vibes with CNY decorations.”
Ensure snacks are well stocked



“Making sure that there are appropriate CNY goodies and that these snacks are well stocked for the family and relatives visiting are a must during the Lunar New Year celebrations. Food is something to enjoy the festive joy with for the young and elderly.”

Glam up with new clothes



“Glam up with new clothes, such as a classic cheongsam, to stay in sync with tradition. This year’s extra special as I get to shop for Chriselle too! She will be twinning with her mum for her first Chinese New Year.”


Refresh with an efficient beauty regimen



“As I am currently a full time stay-home mum, a complex beauty regimen takes away too much time from BabyC. A simple yet efficient regimen with the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence is what I need to start the day right with well-nourished skin. 2017 shall be a year of simplicity at its best.

With the FTE, I noticed my skin is supple to the touch, well moisturised and nourished. It allows my serums and moisturisers to absorb well thereafter. I’ve been using the FTE for years!”

Prepare red packets for good luck



“Collecting ang baos, or red packets, during CNY was one of the highlights for me as I was growing up. It’s now my turn to pack and bless the next generation during this festive period.”

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Share the festivities in your feed with these five things to incorporate into your CNY Instagram post!

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