THREE Looks Of Love With Makeup Artist Yuta Sato | Clozette

Valentine’s day may be over, but we don’t need a reason to wear the look of love on the daily, do we? So to help us pack on some extra romance for the month of February, we enlisted the help of THREE’s Global Make-Up Artist, Yuta-Sato, to create three beauty looks of attraction using the Japanese beauty brand’s newly launched Spring/Summer 2018 Make-Up collection that is inspired by Chakra. “We believe that make-up has some sort of energy. It gives a sort of meaning and power to women,” said Yuta. “We put that thought into that with the intention of uplifting their minds.” Indeed, make-up can be an empowering tool.

From dreamy romantic to fun and flirty, discover the products that will help you achieve your favourite look and read as we talk “three” with the make-up maestro. Spoiler alert: these looks are so easy and wearable, you’ll want to wear them every day.

Dreamy Romantic

Azleena is wearing: Whisper Gloss #19 for eyes, SGD45; Epic Mini Dash #12 for cheeks, SGD43; Lyrical Lip Bloom #4 and #7 for lips, SGD48 each

The look: The dreamy romantic look has a feminine connotation to it, so according to Yuta, “it's good to have some softness or a bit of a cute element.” For eyes, tight-line instead of opting for a bold liner. Add a reddish or pinkish eyeshadow hue to up the softness, then layer on with burgundy (Whisper Gloss #19) for definition. For cheeks, get blushing by brushing on a natural flush (Epic Mini Dash #12) horizontally rather than upwards in a sharp, contouring angle. For lips, start with a delicate pink tone (Lyrical Lip Bloom #7) and add on a healthy pink glow (Lyrical Lip Bloom #4) to achieve a lusciously soft pout.

THREE big no-nos when it comes to make-up.

"Don't do your make-up without any thought. Think about what you'll want to achieve by creating a look. How do you want to look overall? Why do you want that look?

In terms of colours and tones, always choose what's best for you. Don’t choose anything that won't suit you. Even though you're not putting much on, the wrong colour or tone can look heavy on you.

Don't just go for any make-up product. Look for texture in a product and determine how it feels. Does it blend well? Is it translucent? You don't need a lot of tools; just your fingers will do. If you are aware of this, and you choose your makeup that way, your overall look will improve."

Sexy Chic

Dhivya is wearing: Whisper Gloss #17 for eyes, SGD45; Epic Mini Dash #12, SGD43, and Shimmering Glow Duo, SGD68, for cheeks; Lyrical Lip Bloom #5 and #6 for lips, SGD48 each

The look: You may be gunning for a sexy chic look, but Yuta says you should still “strive to enhance your natural features without making your make-up too overpowering.” For eyes, instead of black, create more defined lines using a dark grey eyeliner and a brown mascara that is closer to the colour of your eyes. Black “kind of masks your best feature, then it looks like it’s not effortless anymore.” A stronger definition is key, but don’t go the Kardashian route. For cheeks, aim for higher cheekbones (Epic Mini Dash #12) using an angled direction. Then, mask the colour with a pearly finish (Shimmering Glow Duo) for a 3D effect to accentuate the cheekbones. For lips, to go for a dual colour lip look that lasts, press on a blotting paper between your lips after applying a base colour (Lyrical Lip Bloom #5). Finish up with a swipe of plum (Lyrical Lip Bloom #6) in the middle and inner parts of your lips for a gradient look.

THREE Lip Bloom shades every woman should own.

No. 2 is a universal colour and it's popular everywhere in the world. It's a very natural pink — the one colour that you should have. No.4 and No.6 are a healthy red and plum that stay true to our brand image. We are very good with dark colours and fans are always waiting for them. Dark colours are quite popular right now because they give you that elegance and that instant cool.”

Fun & Flirty

Becks is wearing: Whisper Gloss #21 for eyes, SGD 45; Epic Mini Dash #11 for cheeks, SGD43; Lyrical Lip Bloom #1 and #4, SGD48 each

The look: For a fun and flirty make-up look, it’s all about the coral tones for instant uplifting effects. “Being fun and energetic, it's all about having that healthy tone — that's the important part.” Start by working on the underlying tones. For cheeks, place your cheek colour (Epic Mini Dash #11) at a slightly higher position to create a rosy complexion. For eyes, blend in an uplifting coral (Whisper Gloss #21) shadow. For that effortless look, forget a defined eye line. Add texture to the undereye contours using mascara for your lower lashes. Put a few dots of coral under the eyes, then smooth out using your little finger to add a healthy-like glow that will brighten up your face instantly. For lips, choose a tone (Lyrical Lip Bloom #1) that is near to your actual lip colour as the base before blending in a highlight tone (Lyrical Lip Bloom #4) to enhance the shape of your lips even further.

THREE Japanese makeup trends right now.

“The first trend is to create a dewy skin effect that looks like you just did your skincare regimen. Secondly, giving your lip make-up look more depth for a 3D effect. Lastly, contouring. We get a lot of response when we say contouring. Everybody imagines the Kim Kardashian effect, but it's important to think about why we do contouring from the Japanese's standpoint. The Japanese feel that their facial features lack depth and they want to make their faces look smaller. What you want to convey will also change the way you contour as well.”

THREE’S Spring/Summer 2018 Makeup Collection is available at THREE’s boutique (TANGS at Tangs Plaza, Level 4) and THREE’s counter (Takashimaya Departmental Store).



Much like how we dress up, our beauty choices depend on our personality, style, and needs. The way we pick our skincare is based on our unique needs, and the way we put on makeup is dependent on our lifestyle. That said, there is a myriad of foundation choices now out in the market.

We’re sure you already have favourites, but you might find a new kit staple in one of these new releases.

The night owl


If you’re someone whose activities happen late in the afternoon until the wee hours of the night, the Marc Jacobs Shameless Youthful-Look 24-Hour Longwear Foundation SPF25 is for you. Aside from giving you a flawless finish that helps you feel shameless about flaunting a youthful look, it’s long-lasting. Plus, it has SPF to help protect your skin from sun damage in the day, but it the SPF doesn’t have a white cast so you can avoid photo booboos when partying at night.

The selfie queen


You take selfies a lot, and you’re not ashamed to admit it. With a flawless base that doesn’t need a filter, we’ll definitely understand why. For a flawless look whose photographic version doesn’t need tweaking, try the Diorskin Forever Undercover Foundation. It’s a water-based high-coverage foundation containing a high concentration of pigments, which ensures that your complexion is corrected and uniform.

The busy bee


You work long hours and have lots of activities in between. So it’s best to have a base that won’t leave you looking cakey or flaky by the end of the day. If this sounds like something you need, try the Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion EX. It has a unique Slim Fit High Coverage formula, which ensures perfect and long-lasting coverage. It also contains JAUM Balancing Complex, which replenishes yin energy so your base stays fresh, balanced and hydrated no matter what stressors you face.

The fast pace fan


If you’re someone who likes getting things done fast, the Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation is for you. This 16-hour foundation is waterproof and sweat- and humidity-resistant and has a coverage that doesn’t crease or streak. The best part is it’s incredibly easy to apply. Whether with a sponge or a brush, the application is a breeze as it glides on easily with a second-skin feel.

The multi-tasker


As a multi-tasker, you prefer things that can be used for more than just one thing or instance. The Shu Uemura Petal Skin Cushion Foundation is your perfect match. The liquid-to-powder formula infused with Japanese Sakura duo ingredient gives your skin a poreless and radiant finish while also helps the skin’s turnover and boost the skin’s clarity.

Looking for your perfect brand match, too? Find it here.



The beginning of the year prompts us to discover and try new things. But aside from the things to look forward to, we can also take the start of the year as a sign to shed off figurative weight from the past year. It’s time to leave bad habits behind in order to make room for new good ones.

That said, we are challenging you to make a few changes this year by going on a cleanse in different aspects of your life. Want to win one of two perfect detox kits? Find our detox challenges below.

Hair Detox

Yes, just as other parts of our body get affected by stress, our hair gets stressed, too. Daily exposure to pollution also doesn’t help. So we dare you to pamper your tresses with the help of products that detox them from pollutants and damage.

We challenge you to: Embark on an everyday hair detox. The Herbal Essences Daily Detox Volume shampoo & conditioner are great for this. Both the shampoo and conditioner are silicone-free and pH balanced, which makes them gentle enough for daily use. The shampoo also cleanses the hair and scalp effectively but gently. The conditioner is great for keeping the hair looking radiant and full. Plus, they have a refreshing crimson orange and mint scent.

Digital Detox

Social media and anything digital has taken over a huge chunk of our lives. We’re glued to our phones more than we care to admit. But isn’t it nice to go back to basics? To enjoy things we used to be able to really savour before the pull of broadcasting our thoughts and sharing our photos was strong?

We challenge you to: Rewind a bit to when you enjoyed reading a book. We’re pretty sure you do that, too, with your phone or your e-book reader. But there’s still nothing quite like the real thing. Leaf through pages of poetry, be transported into a different world and fall in love with words. Brew yourself a cup of coffee or tea and go to your favourite nook. Our favourite's Lang Leav’s Memory.

Food Detox

There are giant burgers, pancake towers, and a variety of so many other foods to indulge in these days. You’ll never have a dull day when it comes to eating anymore. But as much as we support eating whatever makes you happy, we say now’s the time to be more conscious about what you consume.

We challenge you to: Erase greasy, fatty food from your daily menu and add more greens and grains to it with some HIC Superfood Blends. There are even different blends to complement your different needs. Feel Better, Sleep Better, Perform Better or Look Better — we dare you to make the healthy choice.

Skin Detox

We know you work hard for the things you have, so it’s only fitting that you give yourself some time to relax. And that includes every part of your body — including the biggest one: your skin.

We challenge you to: Give yourself an at-home facial. Double cleanse, and make sure there is no trace of makeup left on your skin. The Creme Simon Cleanse Duo, which contains their Micellar Water Makeup Remover for Face and Eyes and their Oxygenating Foaming Cleanser, is your best bet. Mud masks are also great for drawing out the impurities on the top layer of your skin. After it’s thoroughly cleansed, make sure to moisturise properly and thoroughly. We dare you to take care of your skin.

Start fresh this new year by trying one of these detox challenges. Get a chance to enjoy your own detox session with all the products mentioned above by joining our giveaway on Facebook or Instagram!