These Are The Best Beauty Products Of 2017 | Clozette

As beauty junkies, we are always on the lookout for the best makeup and skincare products out there. And we're lucky that we have found kindred spirits in our Community of equally enthusiastic beauty lovers. With the help of the Clozette Beauty Awards 2017, we were also able to hear your voice and learn about what tickles your beauty fancy. With over 10,000 votes from across Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines, we've come to a conclusion. Folks, here are the best beauty products of 2017 as voted by you. 


The Bare Essential




The cleanser to rule them all: The Laneige Fresh Calming Gel Cleanser. This cleanser not only ensures that your skin is clean and free of all dirt and impurities, it also soothes and restores the skin's moisture.


The Youth Elixir



Say hello to a youthful complexion no matter what age you are with the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II. This serum has been proven to dramatically reduce the signs of skin ageing and is great for all skin types. 


The Illuminator




Bring out your inner glowing goddess and let her shine through with skin that's healthy, plump and just glowing. You can definitely do so with the help of the SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence. With Pitera-infused GenOptics Complex, this essence reduces visible and hidden dark spots on your skin. It also leaves your skin looking radiant from within.


The Skin Quencher


You'll never have a dry skin day ever again, thanks to the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask. With its Sleeptox purifying effect, this cult-favourite mask will help you wake up with a well-rested appearance and a moisturised and revitalised complexion.



The Sun Saver



Make sure you're warding off the bad effects of the sun's rays on the skin with the help of Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA++++. This sun saver has Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps prevent damage made by free radicals. It's also lightweight, so it's perfect to use whether you're putting makeup on or not.


The Ace of Base




Lay a flawless foundation for your smashing makeup look with the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup. This foundation with a matte finish and great oil control power lasts probably more than you intend to wear it (24 hours!). Despite all these factors, it's lightweight and comfortable on the skin.



The Cushion Game-Changer


The cushion game is still going strong. If you haven't picked up one yet, then we definitely suggest you make the Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control your first. For skin that looks perfect but still like your own skin, this is what you need.


The Glow Goddess



Rihanna's Fenty Beauty is out to change the game. The line may be a newcomer, but it's already getting rave reviews. The Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick, for one, already has the Clozette seal of approval for its highlighting effect that feels light-as-air on the skin.



The Power Pucker


This may no longer come as a surprise. For years, MAC Cosmetics' Matte Lipstick, have reigned supreme and on top of the list of many beauty junkies when it comes to giving their lips a luscious colour. And, as it turns out, you agree that the creamy matte, no-shine formula of this cult-favourite is still as great as ever.


The Eye-Con


While some products have won praises for years and years, there are newcomers that prove they're just as great as the classics. The eye product that takes that cake this year is the Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette. This amber-hued palette is easy to blend and use, and can work with all skin tones.



The It Kit


This year, we were not just amused and happy with how some of the products we tested performed, we also added beauty tools to our arsenal. These tools have proven to aid in achieving our beauty goals faster and easier, but the one that bested them all is the Clarisonic Mia 2 Facial Sonic Cleansing 2-Speed Brush. This facial cleansing brush removes dirt, oil and makeup on your skin six times better than your hands. 


The One-And-Only


While we may have differences when it comes to our choices in some beauty product categories, there's one product that seems to be a winner for us all. For the third time in a row, the one and only product that gets the seal of approval from most beauty connoisseurs is the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask


Thank you for making your voice heard! And as promised, 10 of you will take home hampers containing an assortment of the winning products. Are you one of them? Congratulations, and thank you for voting to the following: Huiching Tan, Nur Fatin Amanina Nordin, Rhodenica Latido, Rhoann Olvario, Mylene Mundo, Chantal Seng, Jia ann Chong, Chloe Ang, Fathima Imraanah Mohd Shahrim and Huixin Choon. A Clozette representative will get in touch with you on how to redeem your prize!

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After all the Christmas shopping for our loved ones, it's time to give ourselves permission to indulge in one last splurge for 2017 because, after this purchase, we'll already start saving up for next year. With that said, here are the items we'll spend the remaining of our Christmas money on.

Kersie

Creative Director



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"The marriage of fashion and tech in this timepiece is impressive. Unlike other bulky techy watches, this one is presented in a customizable and sleek design that easily goes well with any outfit. You can even personalize the face with a photo from Facebook or Instagram. The new Michael Kors Sofie Smartwatch proves that you truly can have both brains and beauty!"

Becks

Editor



SGD289


"'Tis the season to... rose gold everything! The super-sleek and modern Daniel Wellington Melrose 32mm timepiece is anything but plain with its black face and rose gold finish. Curated just for the holiday season, this set also features a classy rose gold cuff that lends a sophisticated touch with minimal effort. Can't say no to something that keeps me on time and on trend, can I?


P.S. Daniel Wellington has also come up with a gentlemen's version, which includes a Sheffield 40mm timepiece in rose gold with black leather strap and an additional black Nato strap."


Jordianne

Sub-Editor



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"I'm an old soul, and I am particularly enamoured by '70s style — not the psychedelic prints and bright hues you would have seen on That '70s Show but the more muted tones and Bohemian-inspired ensembles worn by the likes of Stevie Nicks and Joni Mitchell. So the Bally SS18 collection is right up my alley. The silhouettes and the colours ignite my vintage sensibilities."

Amanda

Features Writer and Campaign Executive



SGD620


"I've always been a massive fan of Sanrio characters growing up and it's so nice to be able to bring the nostalgia of my childhood in the form of this elegant piece. It looks fun and playful without being tacky and the Pink Sapphires on Poh Heng's My Melody Limited Edition Pendant makes it ten times cooler and gives an air of adult sophistication, in my opinion."




Therese

Features Writer and Community Specialist



Cupid Cross Back Cami Crop Top, SGD29; Mini Heart Studded A-Line Skirt in Pink, SGD34


"I've always loved sweet and fun outfits, that's why Pomelo Fashion's 'Sweet Escape' Holiday Collection immediately caught my eye. I particularly love the Cupid Cross Back Cami Crop Top and Mini Heart Studded A-Line Skirt in Pink. This season, I can throw some nice knee-length cardigan for warmth and for the summer I'll just wear it as is with some bright espadrilles." 

Dhivya

Campaign Executive



SGD90


"I love Kat Von D Beauty. I swear by their Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, so naturally, when we received the Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Eyeshadow Palette I was excited beyond words. The packaging resembles cathedral doors to reveal two sides. The 'Saint' side contains neutral everyday shades like brown and light pink, and the 'Sinner' side has bold and intense colours like bright red and dark green. This palette is so versatile and great to use for every event. To all my friends who are reading this, you know what I want this Christmas!"


Check out our Fall-Winter 2017 wishlist, too!

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Our “I Am Her” series features the female movers and shakers of the industry to learn how femininity and power coincide beautifully and seamlessly together.


We all know how amazing it is when women come together to help each other and raise each other up. There are those who teach other women. There are also those who offer a helping hand when one is in need. And there are those who build avenues for women to discover hidden possibilities that lie within them. Holly Spierings, co-founder of Eye of Horus Cosmetics, belongs in that category. With a mission to "Awaken the Goddess Within" women through her products, she strives to empower women everywhere. With such an inspiring advocacy, we just had to learn more about her. 




Fill in the blank: I’m an entrepreneur, a creative and ___________.


A wife-to-be – to be completely fulfilled I need to balance my business with my love of family.

What pushed you to get into creating natural — and now vegan-friendly — cosmetics?


I studied Naturopathy and Marketing at University and with the influence of my Mother began making my own cosmetics from a young age. Natural and Vegan makeup is becoming an emerging trend and there is an increasing demand from consumers choosing to use natural makeup rather than products with animal and chemical ingredients. We have worked hard with our manufacturers to produce products that are both vegan and natural with still the high performing benefits of chemical cosmetics.

We are consciously striving to become a 100% Vegan and cruelty-free company and we are always looking for ways to improve our manufacturing processes to remain ethical and environmentally friendly.


What’s the most challenging part about being an entrepreneur?


The risk of failure and its implications, the time and commitment required to produce something new, the constant learning and sometimes mistake making, the challenge of balancing personal life with business life.



Give us your best beauty tip.


Highlight your best asset. This could be enhancing your eyes with a beautiful eyeliner, applying our favourite shade of lipstick or wearing something that shows off your best feature. Confidence is always the key to feeling and looking beautiful.


You are the definition of looking good while doing what you do. How do you stay empowered and inspired to do that every day?


A combination of choosing a healthy plant-based diet and beach lifestyle and loving and taking pride in what I do. It’s rewarding and satisfying to see the business grow. I enjoy the creative aspect of collaborating with my team and seeing our ideas materialize into great products. 


What are your Clozette essentials?


My essential beauty go-to product is our Isis Sun Goddess Palette, for so many reasons. This product is Italian Baked and hand-pressed, with the ability to be used wet or dry. You can apply it with water for a more intense payoff for night or use dry for a soft beautiful look; the colours blend perfectly together. The Isis Sun Goddess palette can also be used as a bronzer or highlighter by taking a bronzing brush along the three shades, it adds a stunning glow of colour to the cheeks. It's the perfect dual-purpose palette.


(Cover photo from: eyeofhoruscosmetics.com)


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