This May Be Our New Favourite Eye Treatment | Clozette

A woman is the ultimate multi-tasker and it's no wonder that we've come to expect the same from our skincare. After all, if we can do at least four things at once, why can't our skincare do the same? So we're absolutely thrilled when Clinique recently announced their latest eye treatment, the new Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Eye Treatment. It's an advanced eye treatment that is a lightweight, oil free gel-cream perfect for all skin types. 

It is formulated to visibly brighten, lift, smoothen the creases around the eyes, and diminish fine lines to crow’s feet--while also offering offers a boost of hydration that helps repair dehydrated skin. Utilizing “smart” technology, NEW Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Eye Treatment is fortified with a cocktail of potent ingredients that help to keep skin calm, comfortable, and receptive to ingredient benefits.

Want to know more? Here are 4 reasons why this may be our new favourite eye treatment!

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Goodbye, inflammation!


No one likes inflamed skin, especially when it's around the eyes (one of the more sensitive parts of our face). This eye treatment is formulated with Cladosiphon Okamuranus Extract (native to Okinawa, Japan), which make for a potent anti-irritant agent perfect for soothing skin around the delicate eye area. The addition of Algae Extract also provides exceptional anti-irritant benefits, helping keep skin soothed and calm so that it is more receptive to repair.
Plumps and repairs damage


The key to keeping your eye looking brighter, younger, and fresher is by repairing damage while plumping the skin around the delicate eye area. Clinique's Smart Custom-Repair Eye Treatment offers a potent cocktail of ingredients that is able to support the skin’s natural repair process while helping to eradicate the appearance of damage caused by stress, UV, and other harmful assaults. Best thing about it: the presence of Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 and Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 in its formula help stimulate natural collagen production, which plumps skin, helping to diminish lines and wrinkles. So skin looks and feels firmer and more resilient.


Offers brightening radiance


We all love that brightening boost on the skin. The eye treatment features Plum Extract that brighten dull and fatigued looking skin, so eyes appear more awake and youthful. It's also chock-full of brightening botanicals that help restore radiance and luminosity, for a more even-toned appearance. The result: eyes that looks bright-eyed and awake.


Gives a boost of hydration



One of the key reasons why the skin around your eye may look dull and sallow is due to dehydration. When your skin is dehydrated, it pulls moisture from your skin. This stretching out your skin, emphasizing fine lines and dark circles. Clinique's Smart Custom-Repair Eye Treatment features Hyaluronic Acid that attracts and binds moisture to thirsty skin; while its combination of Cucumber Extract, Sunflower Extract, and Barley Extract provides a complex of super-moisturizing fatty acid based-ingredients to help keep skin perfectly hydrated. 


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Putting together your back-to-school makeup kit can be quite a challenge. You have to take into account the space you have in your school bag while also ensuring that you have all the essential beauty items you may need through a school day. As such, you need products that are dual purpose and give you the protection and coverage that you need while still carrying that signature flawless look you're known for. 


Here are 7 beauty essentials to have in your school bag to keep your prepared and ready whatever comes your way!


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Face makeup: Primer + Concealer + Powder



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If you plan on wearing makeup every single day of school, then best to opt for light makeup instead. Too much layers of makeup under the sun while doing a lot activities may cause breakouts and irritation. The no-makeup-makeup look is the star here. To achieve that, you can skip the foundation and opt for the primer, concealer, and powder combination. The primer will hold everything in place while the concealer will give you the highlight you need in key areas of the face and conceal your eye bags and blemishes. Finish it off with powder to ensure that your face is oil-free.

Eyes: Eyeshadow Palette + Mascara



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Carrying several beauty products for your eyes isn't really the most practical thing to do. That's why eyeshadow palettes were created. Eyeshadows are one of the most versatile products you can use, but make sure the colour combination includes a light shade, a matte dark brown shade, peach or pink shades, and any other colours you think are perfect for your eye look.


Aside from using these shades for your eyes you can use the brown shade for your eyebrows and light contouring for your cheekbones, while you can use the peach and pink shades as blusher. Top of the look with your favourite waterproof mascara (to keep it from melting) and you're good to go! 



Lips: Tinted Lip Balm or Nude Moisturising Lipstick



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Unless it's a special occasion, don't wear something too bold on your lips for school. Choose long-wearing lipsticks in coral or nude pink shades that's close your natural lip colour. Your lip products should also be moisturising because your lips are the first ones to dry out during the day. To make it easier, opt for a tinted lip balm instead! And oh, you can also use them as blush if you want a more natural flush!



Makeup Tools: Powder + Angled Eyeliner + Eyeshadow + Curler +Spooly 



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We know you love your brushes, but you might not have enough space to bring all of them. What you can do is to bring a mini or a travel set, or better yet, invest in dual purpose brushes. Your Powder blush can also function as your blush and contour brush, while your angled eyeliner brush (if you're using the dark brown eyeshadow colour in your palette) can double as your eyebrow and eyeliner brush. 



Sunscreen



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If you're not applying sunscreen on a daily basis then you better rethink your skincare routine. Sun protection is the number one thing your skin needs. It prevents signs of ageing and prevents you from getting skin cancer. Your face should get at least SPF 20+ or more while your body should get SPF 30+ or more. 



Face Wipes



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If you need a touch up from scratch (because your whole makeup has melted off after gym class), you need your handy-dandy cleansing cloths. Aside from a cleansing cloth, it's also essential to keep oil blotting sheets around to absorb the extra shine on your face before applying a new layer of powder whenever you touch up.



Fragrance



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Nothing smells as fresh as the new spritz from your cologne or perfume. Opt for a citrus or a sweet scent to keep a youthful scent throughout the day. Apply it on the heat-points of your body, like the side of your neck and wrists, to keep the fragrance lasting through the day.



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If you've seen Olympus, Benetton, LOVCAT, Guess, and Laneige campaigns then you know that Korean model Hwang Se-on was that pretty girl staring right back at you. That girl with luscious locks, doll-like eyes, and smooth, fair, and radiant complexion was discovered in New Zealand (where she grew up) by a friend’s aunt who worked at a local modelling agency. At first, she didn't commit full-time as she was still in school, but it definitely made it clear that modelling was the career path she wanted to pursue. 


She was recently in Singapore for the second stop of the Laneige Beauty Road with BB Cushion tour that is set to visit seven global cities in four Asian countries and we had the chance to chat with her about all things beauty. We wanted to find out if, like most Koreans, she had a 10-step beauty routine and what her #squadgoals are.




What is your secret to flawless skin?


The Laneige BB cushion is definitely one of my secrets: it’s long lasting, covers all your flaws and you don’t have to touch up during the day. Even if you’re in hot and humid weather like in Singapore, where your makeup usually melts, it stays put.


When it comes to skincare, do you follow the famous Korean 10-step skincare routine?


I don’t follow the 10-step. But I think I get in four or five steps. I use a toner, essence, eye cream and cream, and the Water Sleeping Mask. I use the Water Sleeping Mask every day before I sleep – it’s my daily ritual. I find my skin looks really refreshed the next morning.

Who are your beauty inspirations?


Korean celebrities! There are so many, but the one celebrity that I look up to in particular is Song Hye Kyo – who is also the face of Laneige. I’ve been a fan of hers for years and I love her flawless skin.




Do you do your own makeup? Which is your favourite look?


When I’m not working, I do my own makeup. I like doing makeup. When I was young I would look through my mum’s makeup pouch and try on her lipsticks, and ever since, I’ve had a thing for makeup and trying on new colours. I have heaps of makeup at home. When I’m not working I will just use the BB cushion, mascara and lipstick.



So would you choose to have your eyeliner on point or 15 minutes more of sleep?


I don’t really use eyeliner. So definitely the extra sleep! 




What is the one thing not many people know about you?


That I don’t workout a lot. I love junk food. I give myself a cheat day: once a week I will grab a big burger with fries and cheese and the different sauces.



What would your #squadgoals be?


I’ve been a fan of Kate Moss since forever. She is my style icon – I love her style. I think another one would be Cara Delevingne I think it would be cool hanging out with them.





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