Video Roundup | Clozette

We're kicking off the first weekend of April with these videos from the top Makeup and Style gurus on Youtube that we haven't featured yet. Check out our list to see where all our excitement is coming from. Here are the top 5 videos for the week: 


--------------------------


Cinderella Glam Makeup Tutorial

By: Carli Bybel 




MAC launched their Cinderella collaboration collection with Disney and though we've been quiet about it, we're actually really excited in getting our hands on one, particularly that eyeshadow palette. The packaging is simple yet very dreamy and everything has a dash of sparkle for that magical princess-y look. If you want to know how to put the collection to use, check out this tutorial from top vlogger Carli Bybel and finally nail that before-midnight ball look.  

Spring Festival Lookbook 2015

By: TheLineUp





This is TheLineUp's way of celebrating April Fool's day in style. This video is hella hilarious! Don't let the cover photo fool you, this lookbook video is actually modeled by 2 guys in cool monochrome looks and girly poses. Enjoy! 


How To Cover Up Acne

By: Clozette TV



Of course we can't forget Clozette TV's useful tutorials. What this clip shows is how to cover up your acne with makeup without it looking cakey. This is a must-watch, since its also the season of sweat and oily skin, so you can keep these tips handy for zit-days.


Outfit Ideas For Vacation + Spring Break Lookbook! 

By: Mylifeaseva 




The bubbly Youtuber Mylifeaseva dropped a video on her channel with her bright summer looks with a beach background that made us want to book the next plane ticket to Maui. Her looks are handy for vacationers who won't just be lounging around inside their hotel room as these outfits are for those with an adventurous agenda. Our favourites were the one with a denim jacket and the one with bright rashguard overalls. How about you?



Best Drugstore Skincare Under £15! 

By: Essie Button




Our favourite Canadian Youtuber Essie Button reminds us that good skin can be achieved with cheap drugstore products. She went through drugstores, tried out a few ones, and rounded up the best products that worked for her. We can't wait to get our hands on that blue tin of magic, do you know where we can get one? 



READ MORE ON THIS TOPIC


 

(cover photo from auracharisse)


You feel sticky, the air is humid, the days are longer, and the sun seems to be brighter than usual. That can only mean one thing: Summer is here. Summer may be one of the most anticipated seasons of the year because of all the outdoor activities and summer trip possibilities, but it's also one of the most harmful seasons for your skin due to the harsh sun and prolonged sun exposure.


Before you step outside and enjoy the rays of summer during your much awaited summer getaway, don't forget to pack these 5 essential skincare products. Your skin will thank you afterwards. 


--------------------------


Sunblock



(photo from SamanthaJoy)


You can forget your hat and sunnies; but you should never forget your sunblock lotion! Your sunblock lotion has SPF that will protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. It's best to apply an hour before sun exposure so you can maximize its benefits, and then re-apply throughout the day. 

Products With Aloe Vera



(photo from Syaferia)


Aloe Vera is your best-friend after you've stayed out in the sun too long. It's the go-to ingredient for sunburn mishaps, treating and cooling your skin with extra TLC. The gel of the Aloe Vera plant reduces inflammation and removes the stinging and pain caused by the burning of skin tissue. So yes, your summer skin will absolutely love this. 



Toner



(photo from loveforskincare)


For sun-exposed skin, you may want to stay away from alcohol-based toner as its harsh formula may damage your skin further. Stay on the safe side and buy a more delicate toner, preferably one that is water-based and made for the hot climate. 



Tinted Moisturizer



(photo from Enabelle)


Summer is the best time to flaunt your natural beauty, so opt for a tinted moisturiser instead (or a BB cream) to keep your skin glowing and moisturised throughout the day. The key to having a fuss-free summer trip: wear minimal makeup. This will keep your skin from feeling too heavy and greasy against the sun and humid air.



Whitening Lotion



(photo from Genzel)


Sun-exposed skin get dry and flaky, so never ever forget to put on lotion. Despite the humidity, your skin still needs to stay hydrated and supple. If you don't want to get tanner than usual, use a whitening lotion with SPF to maintain your skin's fair radiance without having to miss out on outdoor summer activities. 



READ MORE ON THIS TOPIC


 

With the increasing number of Korean skincare brands as well as fashion styles entering the region's beauty and fashion scene, Korean beauty styles are definitely here to stay. I once had the chance to be involved in a K-Beauty makeover session and it surprised me how easy it is to achieve that K-Beauty look.


So I went ahead to find out more about how to ace this makeup look to share with all who are looking to get in on the Korean-wave.




First up, let me introduce to you my Korean idol, Ponysmakeup.



(Photo from ponysmakeup instagram)


I chanced upon her makeup videos one day on youtube (ponysmakeup) and have become her follower ever since.  Her angelic face and great makeup skills always turn her into the perfect K-beauty, whether she's going for that feminine look or red carpet look. Her makeup tutorials also always come with thorough and clear explanation, which make it easy for viewers to follow.

Now here are some of the crucial pointers to look out for when achieving that K-beauty look.


1. Dewy skin with fillers effect



   

I can't emphasize how important it is to keep it all natural for Korean looks. To start off, keep your base natural, something like a 'no-makeup makeup look'. Ditch the bronzers because having a defined and contoured face is against the Korean look. The key to the K-beauty look is for the face to look chubby and supple. However, you may still use bronzers sparingly on the circumference of your face to achieve a smaller looking face. 




To achieve that dewy-skin look, use matte liquid foundation or BB cream with minimal powdering. Then, use a lighter shade for your concealer or highlighter to highlight areas of the face like your cheekbones, middle of your forehead, and nose bridge. This brings light and attention to these features and is commonly known to create the illusion of fillers.



2. Straight natural brows


 


The Koreans favour straight brows to bring out innocence along with the puppy-eyed look. The elimination of the brow arch reduces the fierceness and assertiveness, which are both big no-no for soft Korean looks. 


To be able to draw straight brows, first trim your natural brow shape. A quick tip is to draw the outline of straight brows with a light eyebrow pencil and trim any excess brow hair that is out of the line. Do this with caution or you may end up with uneven brows! 


Next, select the right shade for your brow colour. Depending on your hair colour, you may want to use brow tints or brow mascaras to match your brow colour to that of your hair. Don’t forget the rule of getting 2 shades darker for the brows for lighter hair, and 2 shades lighter for darker hair. 



3. Gradient lips 




Koreans like it simple and subtle, which is why they were the ones who popularized the gradient lip trend. Instead of a solid harsh lip colour, creating a gradient lip requires 2 or more colours to achieve that fading-out effect. You can achieve this by blending out your lipstick with a concealer or mixing a lighter-toned lipstick with a bolder-toned one.


If not, LANEIGE's newest Two-Tone Lip Bars are made to ace the Korean gradient lip look. At the end of the day, make it such that you look like you've just had a bright cherry lollipop and you're good to go!





4. Big droopy eyes




Give yourself the watery-eye look by winging your eyeliner downwards. A good tip is to avoid harsh liquid liner and instead use pencil liner or eyeshadow. Connect the upper eyeliner to your lower line to complete the eye look. Finish up with gentle colours like pastels or earthy tones. Since the key is to go natural, avoid bright, contrasting colours as you really don’t want the look to be too dramatic.





5. Natural hairstyles 




Koreans tend to keep their hairstyles very simple. The easiest way to do this is to go for natural curls. Try using large heating tongs for the natural wavy hair look. If not, you can braid up your hair and do a low bun like how I have done it here. All in all, it’s about how the makeup complements the look. Tip: For K-pop star looks, putting on a hiphop cap and wearing high chunky shoes also does the job!




6. Good Skin



You might not be able to tell, but I actually skipped foundation in this collage of photos. What I’m trying to bring across is that a good face canvas is the prerequisite for the perfect K-beauty look. Make sure you have a proper skincare regimen that will take good care of your skin. That way, you can just use makeup to enhance your look rather than hide any flaws. 


In the photo, I created the gradient lip look by dabbing red lip tint on my inner lips while concealing the outer rim. I’ve also drawn my eyeliner slightly downward unlike my usual cat-eye look. At the end of the day, creating a K-beauty look isn't as hard as it may seem, it's all about knowing the tips and tricks that form the basics of the look. 



READ MORE ON THIS TOPIC