Unboxing: LANEIGE Stained Glow Lip Balm & Cheek Glow | Clozette


Don't you think that the concept of natural-looking makeup is quite ironic? It looks simple and yet the process can be much more complicated than doing your go-to smokey eye. But maybe that's about to change. New beauty launches are making it easier for gals who love fresh makeup looks to achieve that elusive barely-there rosy glow. Currently, we've got our eye on the LANEIGE Stained Glow Lip Balm and Cheek Glow.


With these latest releases, after you ace your base, you're only two steps away from getting that radiantly blushing complexion. All you have to do is pat the lightweight formula from the Cheek Glow cushion blusher then seal hydration and add tint to your lips using the Stained Glow Lip Balm. That's it! No complicated tutorials needed. 


Watch our video to see the swatches of these handy makeup goodies.

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We’re sure you’ve already thought of what to wear and what type to look to try for your special date on Valentine’s Day. But may we entice you to give this new romantic beauty trend a go? It’s everything you’d want in a date night look — sweet with a hint of sultriness for an alluring vibe. Plus, it’s so easy to do.



Perfect your base




It’s no secret that a good makeup look starts with a good base. And while this look is focused on the eyes, we can’t discount the importance of a flawless complexion. For this, we suggest the Esteé Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation because it delivers flawless coverage and lasts as long as you would like it to.

Eyes are the prize




The look is similar to the draping trend, but instead of using your blush to drape your temples, this one focuses on the eyes. You can also look at it as an exaggerated smokey eye. But opt for a pink shade like the Kate Tokyo Dark Rose Shadow instead of blacks or browns for that romantic appeal. Brush the colour on your entire lid and brow bone. Apply the hue on your temple. dag the colour down until the high point of your cheeks, making the eyeshadow look like your blush.


Make them flutter




Complement the bright colour with a clean, fluttery set of lashes. Instead of going heavy on volumising, we suggest you use a lifting and lengthening mascara like the Benefit Roller Lash instead. If you’re a fan of falsies, you can apply a set, too.

Contrast is key




For the lips, we say contrast is key. Pair the pink with a bold red lip like the Hera Sensual Intense Glaze in 319 Pout Red. While they’re still in the same hue family, the contrast in saturation balances the look. Go for gloss instead of matte to complement the softness of the eye look.
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"The secret to a great makeup routine is the right skincare."  If you're into all things beauty, chances are you've heard of this line many times and in many ways before. And we can't say we disagree because having well cared for skin undeniably makes a difference when it comes to makeup application. But it's not just us as consumers who put these words into value. Many makeup brands have also tried and succeeded in venturing into skincare because of the knowledge that the two go hand in hand and Too Faced Cosmetics is the newest contender in the arena. 



The brand, best known for its global bestselling eyeshadow palettes, primers and mascaras, has teased their upcoming skincare line through their co-founder and CCO Jerrod Blandino's Instagram account. Reminiscent of the styling of their Hangover primers, the photo shows an SPF 25 sun-protect moisturiser infused with coconut water that claims to be "formulated to make your makeup better" (not that we didn't expect the last part, to be honest). Blandino did not elaborate on the exact date of the launch or if there are any other products arriving along with the moisturiser but with the brand inching towards skincare before with their Peach Lip Scrub and Mascara Melt-Off cleansing oil, we just can't help but get excited. 


But since the deets are still a bit unclear on when Too Faced's skincare line will hit the shelves, here's a look at other makeup brands that also have a skincare line under their wing.


Urban Decay Rehab Makeup Prep line



We all know UD for its Naked palettes and cult-favourite setting sprays but remember the time when their skincare line was also hyped up? No? Well, you're not the only one. Announced back in 2017, the brand welcomed the Rehab Makeup Prep line to their roster which composes of scrubs, cleansers, masks, and more. And while it seemed to be much anticipated at the time, it suddenly melted off into the shadows after a while. It's also not clear where it can be seen in the UD website as they don't have 'Skincare' listed as a category, but searching for 'Rehab Prep' on the search bar shows that the line is still available and maybe even worth hitting that 'checkout' button for.


Benefit Cosmetics B.right! Skin Care line



Making 'on fleek' more popular than it already is, Benefit is known as one of today's go-to brow authorities. But we bet you've already forgotten about their sleek-looking skincare line. Going for an artisanal vibe with their glass bottles and cork stoppers, if you're looking to make your vanity as on fleek as your arches, then their skincare line may be just up your alley.



Tarte Cosmetics skincare line



A favourite among beauty gurus and enthusiasts alike, it's undeniable that Tarte has delivered some of the best base products and eyeshadow palettes to date, championed by their signature use of Amazonian clay. And after being under fire for shade range issues last year, the brand proved that they have learned from their mistakes by launching a more extensive colour assortment recently. But besides their ups and downs, one thing that's not so talked about is their skincare line which is surprisingly vast. We're talking hair care, face oils and serums, eye treatments and more, dressed in their usual mystical-themed packaging and colour palette. It's definitely a wonder why their skincare line seemed to be hush-hush, don't you think?


MAC Lightful C line



The next time you grab a tube of Ruby Woo or Velvet Teddy, make sure you ask around for MAC's Lightful C skincare line, too. You read it right. MAC isn't just here to deliver some makeup goodies for all our moods and needs but they also have a skincare line that focuses on making sure your skin is at its top shape even if you've already stripped off your MAC makeup faves. From face masks to oil control lotions and moisturisers to lip care and cleansers, spot the white and holo packaging of the Lightful C line among the sea of matte blacks in your favourite MAC counter. 


(Cover photo from: @jerrodblandino)


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