Look And Feel Romantic For V-Day With The Help Of These | Clozette


If you scan your calendars, it would occur to you that despite having many holidays listed for us to celebrate or commemorate, we only dress up majorly for a handful of occasions: Christmas and New Year, with the optional birthdays and Halloween on the side. But now, we can definitely add Valentine's Day to the list regardless of relationship status. Unlike in the previous years where V-Day was often dedicated to couples, these days, family, friend or self dates are now on the 'hip list', making it more exciting and much anticipated by anyone of any age. So no matter how you're celebrating Valentine's Day, we devised a prep plan for you to follow to ensure you feel and look good on the special day. 


Step one: start with some self-loving with skin and body prep



Counter-clockwise: Sabon Roses Speak For The Heart Gift Set, SGD107;  L’Occitane X Rifle Paper Co. Hand Cream Trio, SGD45; Sigi Skin Pink Nectar, SGD62


"Love yourself before you love others," says the old adage and we couldn't agree more. That's why we're putting those words to life by starting your Valentine's Day prep with a simple yet soothing skin and body pampering. Not only will it leave you feeling good for the rest of the day but it will also reignite your confidence that will carry your entire look. 


Start off with SABON's Roses Speak For The Heart Gift Set that contains a shower oil, a body oil and a body scrub, all in a sensuous limited edition rose-splash scent that will leave your skin renewed and soft like a petal at the comfort of your own home. Next, take care of tired and puffy-looking skin by swiping on the multi-purpose SIGI Skin Pink Nectar, which helps firm and moisturise your under eyes and can also be used to prep your lips for a soft and kissable pout. Last but not the least, don't forget to prepare for a lot of hand-holding, care-filled touching and hugging by also giving your hands some loving with the L’OCCITANE X Rifle Paper Co. Hand Cream Trio collaboration.


Step two: go for a love-filled beauty look



Left to right: Les Merveilleuses Ladurée 2019 Spring Collection Eye Color, SGD37 each; The Body Shop All-in-one Cheek Colour, SGD23, Kiehl's Love Oil for the Lips, SGD28


Channel the aristocrat women of 18th-century France and go for a look of new beginnings and fruitful romances by popping on these spring-inspired colours from the Les Merveilleuses Ladurée 2019 Spring Collection. Choose from softer and dustier rose and brown shades or bolder and edgier oranges and greens and go for a look that aims to both impress and express.  Complement your choice of eye colours with The Body Shop All-in-one Cheek Colour in either Bubblegum or Guava for a touch of a natural flushed glow, reminiscent of first meetings and memorable moments. These superfine powder blushers are infused with Vitamin E and Community Trade marula oil from Namibia, making it make-up and skincare in one. Plus, what beauty look would be complete without something for the lips? Get ready to pucker up with Kiehl's new Love Oil for the Lips that helps prep, soften and moisturise before you swipe on your choice of lippie for the occasion


Step three: unleash your inner romantic through style



Left to right: Myla Beaty Street Stretch Tulle Lace Bra, USD100, (net-a-porter.com); Zimmermann Corsage Pompom Embellished Cutout Floral Print Mini-Dress, USD1,789.23 (net-a-porter.com); Alice McCall My Baby Love Cold Shoulder Ruffled Silk Organza and Corded Maxi Lace Dress, USD759.34 (net-a-porter.com)


Valentine's is an occasion to unleash a little bit of fantasy and flair so we're challenging you to unleash your inner romantic by going for a couple of interesting pieces. First, if you want to keep the sexier side of you a little more intimate, put on this Myla Tulle Lace Bra under any outfit and discover a spunky 'I've got a secret' spring to your step that will surely pop out. If you want to wow the crowd but still keep it sweet yet subtle, this Zimmermann Corsage Cut-out Mini Dress that flatters the curves and teases a bit of skin without going too much may be the best bet for you. But if you want to go all out and channel an ethereal, Aphrodite-like appeal (which we are all for, to be honest), don't hold back and take this Alice McCall Silk Organza and Corded Maxi Lace Dress out for a spin, which will leave every onlooker, and maybe even Cupid, breathless. 



Step four: time to add on the finishing touches


Rene Caovilla Cleo Crystal Embellished Metallic Leather Sandals, price unavailable (net-a-porter.com); Furla Signature Metropolis Bag, SGD795; Charriol Crazy in Love Again necklace, price unavailable


Like putting icing on top of the cake or the big reveal at the end of a movie, the final touches definitely set the tone for the entire look. Our recommendations? First, add a modern twist to your own fairytale by swapping out glass slippers with these eye-catching Crystal Embellished Sandals from Rene Caovilla. Pair it with a hint of sparkle by adding this simple yet elegant Charriol necklace from their Crazy in Love Again collection, the asymmetric fluid silver chains with crimped pendants and Lyriats carefully crafted to exude the romance and commitment the occasion exudes. And on a final note, no outfit would be complete with a bag that will take you throughout the entire day's affairs, and Furla's signature Metropolis bag in bold red makes the best pick when it comes to style, versatility and overall functionality. 



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The holiday season may be over but its jubilant spirit lives on in the little things we do every day. We have yet to put away our lovely holiday decors, some of the special edition drinks at our favourite cafe are still available and festive shimmery makeup looks are still as popular as if it's still December. If you're planning to rock this signature holiday look till the summer, it's best to shake things up a bit and try other variations. Here are some shimmery eyeshadow looks from the Clozette Community for inspiration.


Rainbow hues


(Photo from: Cellomakeup)


Tantalising tangerine


(Photo from: MiaCarvajalLlamas)



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Have a big date planned on the 14th? Or would you rather spend it with your besties? Either way, we're calling a rally to ensure that you look and feel good no matter how you're spending V-Day and the rest of Love Month. And while we love our nude lippies for daily affairs, we're turning to a swipe of red for an all-around vibe of boldness mixed with sultry confidence. And we're not talking about your usual crimsons here. Ahead, check out these picks that will spice up your February.


Lipstick Queen Rear View Mirror Lip Lacquer in Fast Car Coral



SGD37/~USD27.29  (lipstickqueen.com)


Pucker up, doll, and give this bright ruby red lip a go! Inspired by the reflective surface of a shiny new car, thus its name, this gloss stick provides a gorgeous and high-shine swipe of colour that melts onto the lips like jelly. Plus, not only is it non-sticky and comfortable to wear but its slim design also makes it easy to carry in your purse for quick touch-ups through the rest of the day. Catch it at escentials starting 20 February.


Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip in Big Apple


SGD39/~USD28.77 (bobbibrowncosmetics.com)


Catch your crush's attention with this new liquid lip from Bobbi Brown. Combining the look of a liquid lip, the comfort of a balm and the plumping shine of a gloss, our top pick from this line would be this fun and playful shade of red-orange that will surely add an extra appeal to any look. Did we mention that it's also infused with a blend of superfruit extracts for some extra lip-lovin' when you wear it? Grab Big Apple and its 13 other shades starting 19 February at all Bobbi Brown counters.


Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Designer Blood


SGD 32/~USD23.60


Bright reds not your thing? If you're looking for something eye-catching but still mixes in a mysterious kind of sexiness into its appeal, this dark rusty red from Jeffree Star's cult-favourite Velour Liquid Lipstick line is the one for you. Velvety, transfer-proof, and non-drying, this bold colour will last through dining, kissing, or whatever you have set in mind for the occasion. 


LANEIGE Silk Intense Lipstick Rose Collection in No. 013 Be My Rose


SGD36/~USD26.55 (laneige.com)


If muted reds are more up your alley, LANEIGE's Rose Collection that presents rosy colours with a more natural and muted shade variation is for you. Our favourite is No. 013 Be My Rose, which borders on a softer red-orange gradient that can easily add a subtle yet alluring flair to any look at any time of the day.



Albion Elegance Liquid Rouge Bijou in Citrus Red



SGD45/~USD33.19


Whether you're out to impress your beau, on the lookout for someone new, or are simply living your best single life, a lipstick that can keep up with your lifestyle, and overall aesthetic, is something you definitely need in your go-to purse. So as soon as we saw the precious gold packaging plus the vivid pigment of this Albion lippie, we knew that it deserves a place in our daily beauty arsenal. Delivering sharp gloss and deep colours reminiscent of polished bijous, not only is this Liquid Rouge in Citrus Red a beauty on the outside but it also has treatment ingredients to help hydrate, plump and protect the lips from dryness, roughness and UV rays. Talk about a lipstick that's as versatile, bold, and dynamic as its wearer.


BY TERRY Lip Expert Matte in Gypsy Wine


SGD55/USD34 (byterry.com)


Edgy yet sophisticated, unpredictable yet precise, this deep mauve-y red is perfect for ladies who love a hint of adventure and pizazz in their relationships, romantic or not. Just like these ladies' dynamic personalities, the long-lasting, kiss-proof formula of this pick from BY TERRY gives the perfect dose of devil-may-care possibilities to its wearer during the month of love and beyond.


Match your choice of red lippie with this adorable V-day-perfect eyeshadow palette.


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