Unboxing: Tom Ford Beauty Lip Colour Rouge à Lèvres | Clozette


Are you a lipstick lover? If so, from mattes to shimmers to sheers, you probably have one of each finish in your collection. With the series of holiday parties just around the corner, it will help to have lot of options at hand. Luckily, Tom Ford Beauty just came out with new shades to add to their Lip Colour Lipstick range.


These lipsticks are made with exotic ingredients such as soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter, and chamomilla flower oil. These give the lipsticks their creamy smooth texture that just glides like a dream on your lips when you apply it. Interested in getting one for yourself? You can get the shades Scott, Donovan, and Taylor for SGD50/~USD36.59 each.


Watch our unboxing video above to check out the swatches.


(Cover photo from: @tomfordbeauty)



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Confidence. Such a simple word, but what a challenging mental state of being. Whether we admit it or not, a lack of confidence can be one of the most disruptive aspects of our life. While being confident may not come easy, that does not mean you can’t seize the day with a flawless game face on.


Estee Lauder Singapore Muses

Get closer to Estée Lauder Singapore muses (from left to right) Eswari Gunasagar, Nadiah M.Din, Sonia Chew, Xixi Lim


Wearing confidence 24/7


Have you ever wondered how personalities from different walks of life overcome moments when they feel less than confident to be and look their best? Earlier this month at the Double Wear Stay-in-Place Playroom, we sat down with four Estée Lauder Singapore muses — Nadiah M.Din, Sonia Chew, Xixi Lim and Eswari Gunasagar — for an up-close and personal conversation on confidence.


Plus, discover how their Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup propels themselves to wear their confidence 24/7.


Spend some time for yourself and don’t neglect yourself.

N adiah M.Din, Actress & Host


“I felt the ugliest after I gave birth to my children. You still have that postpregnancy tummy, and you still feel that you’re not your best,” shared Nadiah. “I took up a TV drama just one month after I gave birth and I felt like crap on set. When I went back home, the one who brought back my confidence was my husband. He’ll go, ‘You’re so beautiful. Look at you!’


Nadiah M.Din

Nadiah, who wears shade 4N3 Maple Sugar, likes that the Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup does not leave smudges on her shawl.


Some women get too caught up in being a mum. Get out, do something! Do something that you love. It’s very important that, despite being a mum, you still find and spend some time for yourself so you don’t neglect yourself. The number one thing is loving myself — then I am able to love and give.

I’m a busy mum running everywhere. The fact that my Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup can stay on and last for 24 hours means you don’t have to worry about reapplying all over again. Also, sometimes, my kids run around and touch my face — and I don’t have to worry about smudges!”



“When you can’t control the situation you can still control how you react to the situation.”

 Sonia Chew, MediaCorp 98.7FM DJ & Host


“The ironic thing was I felt the least confident when I became too busy. I was losing myself in the pot. At that point, there was anxiety. Every time I had to take the stage, I did not feel confident,” shared Sonia.

“I’m in a much better place now. Headspace is so important. Surrounding myself with the right people in my life is important. When you can’t control the situation you can still control how you react to the situation. That has been the key to improving my quality of life.


Sonia Chew

Sonia, who’s in shade 2W0 Warm Vanilla, appreciates that her Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup does not clog her pores after wearing it for over 20 hours.


[With my Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup,] I went from a 12- hour work shift to a party, and I got home at 6AM. I had it on for almost 20 hours! The colour matching is amazing. They’ve got different tones as well – not just the shades, but the undertones. And it fits perfectly. It also doesn’t crease over the course of many hours, and it does not clog my pores.”



“You have to understand and recognise [your own strength] before others can see it.”

 Xixi Lim, Actress & Host


“It was about two years back when I was struggling to find out who I am. I’ve always been [plus] size, but there was a period of time when I didn’t feel good about myself and didn’t have jobs coming in. It gets really scary in our industry when it’s really quiet for you,” shared Xixi.

“I relied a lot on my family and friends and that’s when they told me: “Hey, do you know you’re actually really funny?” Everyone wants to look pretty when you’re in this industry. But you have to understand and recognise [your own strength] before others can see it. That’s how I picked myself up.


Xixi Lim

Xixi feels that the Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup is sweat-resistant and non-cakey as she perspires very easily. She wears shade 1N2 Ecru.


I always bring my Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup out so the makeup artists can use it on me. I perspire very easily when I’m at shoots under the hot sun, and I don’t like to put on more product on my face after I perspire. So this foundation really helps a lot [because it’s long-wearing]. It’s also non-cakey, and I don’t want to look like I have a lot going on on my face.”



“As much as there was negativity, there was positivity.”

 Eswari Gunasagar, Actress

“I got my first Tamil drama on Vasantham about nine years ago,” shared Eswari. “Being in the social media era and the limelight, you subject yourself to keyboard warriors. All of a sudden, I had people saying things like, “she’s just a pretty face” or “she can’t act”. I felt that I wasn’t good enough, and that took a toll on me. I wasn’t confident. I didn’t want to go out. I didn’t want to post any pictures. I felt like if I was going to post something, people were going to comment.


Eswari Gunasagar

Eswari, who’s in shade 4N1 Shell Beige, is thankful that the Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup has a diverse

40-shade range.


But as much as there was negativity, there was positivity. And I decided to channel my energy towards the positives. For me, it’s difficult to find a shade to match my skin tone. I’m thankful that the Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup has such a wide 40-shade range. One more great thing about this foundation is that the longer it stays on your face, it feels and becomes more like a second skin!”

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Eyelash extensions do a lot to brighten up your look. Not to mention, it has the complete convenience of not having to apply as much eye makeup and still end up looking bright-eyed and pretty. However, caring from them is quite a commitment. Nobody wants to walk around with an incomplete set of eyelash extensions, so the right type of care is a must. Here’s how you can prolong the life of your eyelash extensions, as shared by some members #TeamClozette


Eyelashes
(Photo from: lynxling)


Ask yourself, does it fit my lifestyle?


While getting eyelash extensions can be quite convenient for the girl who doesn’t want to wear a lot of eye makeup, this beauty service might not be for you if you have an active lifestyle and minimal time to allot to daily aftercare. As our co-founder and Business Director Cheryl shares, “I’ve had my eyelash extensions done once before and found them troublesome to maintain. They also only last three to four weeks.”

Cleanse your eyelashes




Now, if you don’t want to walk around with dirty-looking eyelashes, you need to cleanse them often. As Campaign Manager Stephanie shares, “I have this eyelash cleansing foam, which I get from the lash extension place, to wash my extensions. It thoroughly gets rid of the dirt the lashes accumulates.” If you don’t want to DIY at home, always make it a point to go to a lash specialist for a deep cleansing session. Cleansing your eyelashes is very important, as improper care can lead to eye irritation or even contracting lash mites. Eek!


Keep them dry


However, you should be very careful about getting your extensions wet when cleansing. Getting them wet can cause them to fall off easier, as the glue gets diluted when you do. For our Editor Becks, she prefers to use a mini cotton stick to clean her extensions. “I also don’t splash water into my face while cleansing,” she adds. Carefully cup some water in your hand and drizzle it onto your skin, wiping away the facial foam rather than letting the water run down your face.


Comb them out




You need to groom them to make them look as full and pretty as when they were first applied. “I have this fluffy brush to comb my lashes so they don’t stick together. I comb them regularly as part of their maintenance.” Our Features Writer Amanda also has this to say, “I make sure to brush them with a clean spoolie every night and every morning to keep the lashes in place.”


Hold off on the eye makeup


“I stopped using eye makeup of any kind so that any excess residue wouldn’t end up stuck on my lashes. I found that I didn’t need eyeshadow or eyeliner when I had eyelash extensions on,” Amanda adds. Meanwhile, Content Solutions Executive Aveneth shares: “Avoid using makeup powders because they stick to your extensions and create the illusion of dirty or messy eyelashes. Also, never wear mascara unless it’s made especially for eyelash extensions.”


Don’t rub your eyes


As someone who frequently gets eyelash extensions, Becks advises, “Don’t ever rub your eyes! The trick is to use a fingernail to gently poke at the itchy spot. Not rubbing your eyes also means you don’t subject yourself to premature lines.” You should also avoid tugging on the lashes as much as possible. Never try to remove them on your own because you might also remove your natural lashes in the process. If you want to have your lash extensions removed, go to a professional.


Use lash serum




“Even when my extensions were falling off, I still kept my natural lashes strong and healthy by applying some lash serum,” says Amanda. For Becks, lash serum is very important when getting lash extensions. “The most important thing is to care for your natural lashes so you have enough to support your eyelash extensions. Use an eyelash serum to promote their growth and health.”


(Cover photo from: @lynxling)



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