These Are The Drugstore & Luxury Smoky Palettes You Should Buy Next | Clozette

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Ah, the smoky eye. It’s hard to remember when people started wearing this vampy eye makeup look. Could it have been during the 1920’s, the age of the flapper? Or could it have been during the times of ancient Egyptians? After all, they practically invented the feline flick. But whatever the date people started to sport dark eyeshadows, one thing’s certain: the smoky eye look has always been sultry, sexy, and perfect for nights, or even days, out.

It has become a staple in the world of eye makeup and has even gone through several changes since it first gained popularity. For example, black eyeshadow isn’t the only colour your can use anymore. You can substitute it with brown, green, purple, or blue!

And with brands coming out with new palettes to suit every gal's eye makeup needs, ahead we have the 4 new smoky eye palettes, ranging from drugstore to high end, you should definitely pick up the next time you’re at the mall!


e.l.f. Cosmetics Everyday Smoky Eyeshadow Palette

While their Prism Eyeshadow and Mad For Matte palettes are amazing, it’s time to turn your attention to this just-as-fabulous drugstore smoky palette. Its mix of warm, neutral, and cool tones, and shimmery and matte finishes make this the perfect starter palette for those of you looking to amp up your smoky eye looks.

Lunasol Feathery Smoky Eyes

Inspired by the colours of the birds that migrate during the fall and winter seasons, these Lunasol palettes feature a gradation of shades to allow you to create numerous smoky looks with it, ranging from dark to light!

Smashbox Double Exposure Travel Palette

Call it the “smoky eye on the go,” because this Smashbox travel palette is thin enough to fit in purses of all shapes and sizes and its mixture of shades inspires self-expression and creativity. Comprised of neutral and bold hues, mix and match them to create a variety of statement-making eye looks!

L’Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadow Quad in Boudoir Charme

If you’re a lover of warm eyeshadows, then this new L’Oreal quad will be part of your HG pile. Coming in multiple finishes, this warm-hued palette blends easily and smoothly for a sophisticated finish that will last all day and night.


Know of any more smoky palettes that are coming out this season? Share them with us below!



According to history, bathing in milk was not limited to Egyptian royalties like the legendary Cleopatra, but was also common to rich western families up until the 19th century. Fast forward to the current era, this beauty practice is now made available in spas all over the world for anyone who would want to indulge and unwind in luxury. But what is it about milk that makes it the skincare ingredient that stood the test of time?

Skin care experts all over the world testify that milk has the unique ability to remove oil-soluble impurities that are hard to remove with plain soap and water. It also combines water, fat, and protein which helps exfoliate, moisturise, lighten, and reduce irritation in your skin. Talk about an all-in-one beauty ingredient!

But since not everyone has the luxury of bathing in milk or heading to the spa daily, we listed our favourite milk-based beauty products that can give you the same pampering and rejuvenating experience and that timeless, radiant glow in the comfort of your own home. 


 Lush Dream Cream Hand And Body Lotion

Give your skin a much-needed treat after a long day with this hand and body lotion from Lush. The beautiful blend of milk, chamomile, and lavender soothes any redness and irritation, leaving your skin soft and nourished until the morning after. 
3CE White Milk Series

From sleeping masks to BB cushions, this range from 3CE is formulated with milk protein and clay extracts that help remove skin impurities caused by everyday factors such as stress and pollution. It also helps minimise pores and moisturises the skin to bring back lost radiance, making the skin look plumper, younger, and more supple. There's definitely something in this range to suit your needs. 

Crabtree & Evelyn Comforting Bath Milk

Specially formulated for sensitive skin, you don't need to go all out like Cleopatra to experience a relaxing milk bath! Add Crabtree & Evelyn's Comforting Bath Milk as you prepare your hot tub and indulge in the delicate scents of lavender, geranium leaf, and cypress that not only relaxes your senses, but also leaves you moisturised and refreshed after every bath.

El8te Goat Milk Nourishing Hand Cream

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Our face isn't the only part of our body that needs its much needed pampering. Leave handshakes with a lingering scent of rose petals and give you ever-busy hands a well-deserved treat with el8te's Goat Milk Hand and Nail Cream. With essential nutrients from goat milk and rose oil, get softer hands and well-nourished cuticles to complete that milk-pampering experience right down to your fingertips (pun intended).


Did we miss any of your favourite milk-based beauty products? Share your thoughts about it in the comments below!



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Thanks to advancements in technology, we now know better than to wear lead-based face powder, use toxic eye drops, and wear poisonous lipstick. However, it doesn't mean we still don't do weird things to get the best skin of our life. In fact, we bet that every ingredient you can think of has been, at one point, made into a skincare product, specifically a face mask.

From magnetised ones, to chocolatey face masks, and to those infused with snail mucus, the masks in the market today aren't short of strange, yet effective, ingredients.

So if you want something that not only allows you to enjoy the results, but the process as well, below we listed the “weird” face masks that your skin will instantly love!


Dr. Brandt Magnetight Age-Defier

A face mask that doesn’t need to be washed, but can be removed using a magnet? Yes, please! This revolutionary mask purifies and firms up your skin to give you a rejuvenated and more vibrant appearance. Plus, the act of removing it using a magnet is so satisfying that it will surely get you excited to use this product every week!

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask

Give your complexion a deep clean and watch your face mask triple in size with this bubble clay mask. Besides clearing out your pores and removing blackheads, the carbonated bubbles that are activated give your face a gentle massage to stimulate blood flow and collagen to your skin. So when you rinse it off, you have a squeaky clean complexion that’s radiant and healthy!

Origins GinZing Peel-Off Mask to Refine And Refresh

If you love rose gold and copper hues, then you’ll fall madly in love with this mask from Origins. Fortified with coffee and orange extracts, this baby lifts away dirt and debris from your skin while energising it for a refreshed and wide awake appearance; perfect for a morning pick-me-up.

The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask

Remember all those memory foam commercials where the host would constantly press on a pillow to show you how soft it is? Well, this mask is like that. It feels like pudding or tofu and bounces back when touched! But when you apply it all over your skin, it turns into a runnier consistency to make it easier, so when you wake up, hello hydrated skin!

WondeRuci Cacao Brightening Mask

Word of advice, don’t eat this mask. It may look and smell like chocolate (which is great), but it’s not for eating. Let your pores enjoy the sensation of this chocolatey mask as it's jam packed with cacao, an anti-oxidant that is rich in vitamin C and omega-6 fatty acids, to brighten your complexion and give it a jolt of moisture!


Which of these face masks are you excited to try out? Share your picks with us in the comment section below!