Unboxing: Utena Premium Puresa & Matomage Series | Clozette

Last December, we brought you the great news about Japanese brand Utena landing in Malaysia.  And from there, we got the initial scoop on what happened during the launch, some of the products that hit our favourite beauty counters, and the benefits of diving into a Utena-filled beauty routine. But we're not stopping there. We decided to give some of the brand's bestsellers a whirl to see if they fare as they promise.

From the Matomage Hair Styling stick for quick hair fixes to the Premium Puresa Golden Jelly Mask for keeping your skin refreshed and moisturised, watch these Utena products in action in the unboxing video above.


Hello, Monday! While the first day of the week may not be the most fun for some people, we sure know how to make the most of it by digging through some news that gathered up during the weekend. And if you're in the mood to sift through the goings-on like we are, give our Insider Roundup a read for the scoop on why Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner got subpoenaed and more.

Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and more facing subpoenas

Models and personalities Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin and more who were involved in the Fyre Festival promotional video are now facing subpoenas to explain the payment scheme the talents received from Fyre Media CEO Billy McFarland. In case you haven't heard of the disastrous event or have seen the Hulu and Netflix documentaries, Fyre Festival was supposed to be a high-profile luxury event to be held in an island in the Bahamas, complete with gourmet food and many VIP attendees. However, due to issues in security, accommodations and overall operations, the event did not happen. It resulted in a myriad of lawsuits on the account of defrauding ticket buyers and an estimated total of USD100 million damages caused. Yikes!

Singapore's first-ever smart spa

Yes, you read that right. Porcelain Origins is here to take your pampering experience to the next level with Singapore's first-ever smart spa. Porcelain’s fourth and largest outlet to date, this 3,450 sq. ft. boutique has a total of 14 treatment rooms and several digital features that include a personalised app, the Product Discovery Bar, Digital Consultation and Smart Mirrors for an overall technologically mediated bespoke experience. Well, that's our weekend plans sorted.

Our favourite looks from the SAG Awards

As if we haven't said it enough, we love awards season. Not so much because of the movies and TV shows but because of the gorgeous fashion and beauty looks that hit the red carpet. And for this year's SAG Awards, the big winners in our book are Shangela in Christian Siriano, Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton, Margot Robbie in Chanel, and Lady Gaga channelling Marilyn Monroe in a beautiful white Dior dress.

Oreo lip balm?

Your favourite snack is getting a beauty makeover as Oreo collaborates with Taste Beauty to create a lip balm with a delectable cream flavour. Now, while it's not for eating, we surely want to have it in our beauty stash, and we're sure you do, too. The catch is you can't simply walk into a store and get your hands on this; you have to join a contest on Oreo.com starting 4 February to have your chance. Now, we don't know about you but we're already excited to send our entries.

Catch the Miu Miu Twist fragrance at Changi Airport

Singapore's Changi Airport is the first stop of the Miu Miu Twist fragrance launch across airports worldwide and it will be exclusive to Shilla Duty Free before the countrywide launch on 28 February. Say goodbye to top, heart and base notes because this new fragrance features a unique linear accord, meaning consistent scents all throughout your wear. With apple blossom, orange blossom and pink amber accords, it's quirky, fresh and fruity. Plus, it gives just the right balance between fun and sophisticated. Get it in a 50mL or a 100mL variant (or grab the more travel-friendly 30mL bottle at ishopchangi.com soon) at the Changi Airport Terminal 1 pop up until 31 January. P.S. Did we mention it's also available as a perfumed hair mist, a shower gel and a body lotion?

(Cover photo 
from: @kendalljenner)

P.S. Have you heard? Shu Uemura is available in the Philippines again. We spill the deets here.



It’s the start of a brand new year — the time to charge everything to experience and get ready for another ride. There’s no way to tell what the future holds, but if you equip yourself with the right mindset – and the right flawless base — you’ll have a better chance, and double the confidence, at being able to hurdle whatever challenges you may face.

Ahead, some mantras shared by these beauty influencers (all beautifully made up with the iconic Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation) you can live by to look forward to a flawless year.

#FreedomTo Express My Creativity — Roanna 

Letting our creative juices flow, no matter what the outlet may be, is a great way to not only relieve our minds from stress but also enrich our soul. So in the coming year, make sure that you embrace your inner artist, whether it’s by singing more than you used to or enrolling to a makeup masterclass.

#FreedomTo Be The Star Of My Own Life — Melissa Jane

Women often lead lives that are for others, but we say don’t forget to put yourself on top of your list. You can only give what you have, so don’t be scared to be the star of your own life. In shining, you’ll be able to inspire others to do the same.

#FreedomTo Be Naturally You — Zahra 

Take the new year as a chance for you to celebrate being naturally you. From loving yourself completely to embracing things that will enhance your natural beauty, go for them! Stay looking naturally flawless, not just internally but also outside with the help of Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation. It now comes in 40 diverse shades, so you won’t have a hard time finding the right fit for you. You know how important it is to find just the right shade in order for your makeup to look natural! Plus, it has 10cm high coverage that delivers a skin-like finish. Aside from that, this face base is also water- and sweat-resistant, transfer-proof and long-lasting.

#FreedomTo Be Every Version Of Myself — Yan Teng 

We’re never just one thing. Some of us are mums who run our own businesses. Others are happily single women who travel for a living. And the list goes on. It’s a disservice to be tied to one definition of ourselves. Make sure you discover and embrace every version of yourself and nurture them — guiltlessly!

#FreedomTo Do More of What Makes You Happy — Min 

There’s freedom in being able to do what makes you happy, and you should also know that it’s a privilege to actually enjoy the freedom to do that. So before you think twice about pursuing your passions, remember that our time on Earth is limited. And it would be a waste to not go for what makes our hearts sing.

Enjoy the freedom to match your shade flawlessly. Click here to redeem your complimentary sample now!