What To Do With Your Leftover Gift Wrappers | Clozette

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We all know how beautiful Christmas wrappers are; all that glitter and shimmer. You’ve already wrapped up your presents for other people and you have a few left. Now what? Do you throw them away, or wait until the next Christmas to use them up?

We say neither! Because Christmas wrappers are so beautiful, they can make excellent house decorations as well, even though it won’t be the holidays for most of the year. So whether you have a pile of leftover wrappers or you’re anticipating what to do with all the wrappers from the gifts you’re going to receive, keep reading below for some fun, nifty ideas on how you can put your leftover Christmas wrappers to good use!

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Make excellent flatlay backgrounds


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Slay that flatlay with colourful backgrounds! While typical flatlay backgrounds are white, or brown, or anything plain, gift wrappers will make excellent ones too. Their joyful prints and textures will add more brightness to your makeup, fashion, and skincare flatlay each and every time!

Decorate your makeup bag


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Tired of your old and simple makeup bag? Spruce it up by using pieces of your Christmas wrappers to decorate it! All you will need are scissors, a hot glue gun, and your wrappers of choice! Cut them into your desired shapes and stick them on your makeup bag. Now you have a “new” makeup kit that didn’t cost you a cent!


Design your vanity


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Vanities, and you would know this is you’re a makeup junkie like us, can get cluttered and messy. So for the new year, opt to fix it, organize it, and design it! Give your vanity a new dose of life by adding some glittery decorations here and there! By giving your beauty space a makeover, we guarantee you’ll want to do your makeup every day!


Create quirky storage boxes


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You don’t have to spend so much money on storage boxes when you can make your very own. All you will need are old Christmas wrappers, some tape, scissors, and old boxes. You can even use old gift boxes for this, too! And when you’re finished, you will have cute and quirky storage spaces that you can fill up with anything you like!

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What other ways are you going to do to your leftover Christmas wrappers? Let us know below!

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Imagine, you’re in a club, dancing, drinking, and sweating. Suddenly, black streaks are running down your face because your mascara’s running, and your foundation is moving around your face because of your overactive oil glands, bringing with it your blush and bronzer! No one likes makeup transferring and moving, especially not on Christmas and New Year’s Eve when hard partying and free-flowing drinks are guaranteed.

So you applied your makeup the right way, but what are you missing? Why does your foundation keep fading or your eyeliner smudging? To avoid letting your melting makeup literally and figuratively dampen your party mood during all these late night festive celebrations, here are our 3 tips to make your makeup last all night until the Sun rises!

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Less is more


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Believe it or not, but one of the cardinal rules of making makeup last longer is to apply less. If you have less product on your face, then they're less are likely to disappear! So while a glamorous night time MOTD often requires heavier coverage, stay light-handed with your brush and sponge. Don’t cake on your face products, and blend like there’s no tomorrow!

If you need to, use a primer. Build your coverage layer by layer, and just make sure to push the products into your skin so that it really grips and stays put, as well as look natural!

Bake for no cake


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Baking isn’t a new technique, but it’s really taken over the beauty world this year, and for good reason! It prevents creasing, fading, and makes you look flawless! Plus, it's not even that hard to do! If you want your concealer to stay put the entire night, bake. Or if you want to accentuate your contour and set it, bake. Whatever you want to stay put on your face for God knows how long, bake it and you won’t regret it!

Just take your setting powder, loose or pressed, take a beauty sponge and slather a side of it in the powder and press it onto the area you want to set. Let it cook, or “bake”, for a few minutes, whisk away any excess and there you have it!


Spray it


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If you have dry skin, however, you might be afraid of baking because it might make your face feel drier and tighter. But don’t worry because we’ve been given makeup setting sprays! Set your makeup with any setting spray to mesh all your products together for a seamless, flawless finish! Some will control oil while others will give a dewy look, but all will prolong the wear of your makeup!

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Do you have any more tips to make makeup last longer? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Singapore beauty fans, you’re in luck! Be the first to test-drive the Givenchy Teint Couture Cushion as it hit the lion city last weekend – ahead of its worldwide launch on February 2016.


Givenchy pop up space at Sephora's launch pad in ION Orchard

Last Saturday saw a crowd of beauty aficionados, including some of our Clozette ambassadors, taking over Givenchy’s pop up space at Sephora’s launch pad in ION Orchard. Clad in black, gold and metallic opulence – all synonymous with the characteristics of the luxury French house – the launch pad features a beauty counter, a fragrance section and a dazzling feature wall packed with Teint Couture Cushions. It was a sight to see. After all, Singapore is the first in the world to witness the spectacle of the whole new Givenchy Teint Couture Cushion.


Four hunks presenting the four various shades of Givenchy Teint Couture Cushion

We’ve seen our fair share of foundation cushions around, but what is it about the Teint Couture Cushion that stands out? “Rebounded, fresh skin, as though it has just been moisturised. A light, even and corrected complexion with a glowing finish – I wanted to create a compact that would be an object of desire,” notes Nicolas Degennes, Givenchy's Le Makeup Artistic Director.


Clozette ambassadors at the worldwide exclusive premiere of the Givenchy Teint Couture Cushion

Here are five things you should know about the new Givenchy Teint Couture Cushion.
It is a metal cushion foundation



“Traditional” cushion foundations usually come in the form of foam cushions. Givenchy is one of the first beauty brands to use metal plates, instead of foam, to expel the fluid formula. With the metal cushion, it keeps the formula fresh and well protected from air. The metal plate also allows the product to go on your skin cool and revitalising – perfect for the hot and humid Asian climate.


It can be used as a touch-up or a corrector



Because it’s so lightweight and compact, simply slip the Teint Couture Cushion into your to-go bag and touch up any time throughout the day without worrying about your makeup caking up. This convenient cushion compact can be applied over makeup or on blemished areas to correct, conceal and give a natural-looking shine.


Its fluid formula contains a high concentration of water



Formulated with a high concentration of water, the foundation delivers a fluid texture that is incredibly featherweight. On top of that, it contains Commiphora oil, Glycol, Polymer beads and a unique “Blur & Glow” complex. In essence, it plumps, hydrates, and optically erases flaws while reflecting light for radiant-looking skin.


It is available in four shades


Attendees walking away with Givenchy beauty packs and testing out the various shades of the Givenchy Teint Couture Cushion

You can look forward to four shades to cater to all skin tones in Singapore: No.1 Fresh Porcelain, No. 2 Fresh Shell, No. 3 Fresh Sand, and No. 4 Fresh Beige. So fret not, you’ll be bound to find a shade that best matches your skin tone.


The 4G logo on the metal plate gives you just the right amount of product



The 4G logo you see on the metal plate is not just a design – a single push using its accompanying sponge applicator is exactly what you need to get the right amount of product for flawless skin.



From now till 3rd January 2016, hop over to the Givenchy pop up space to enjoy exclusive activities and attractive deals. Purchase $100 ($90 for Sephora members) worth of Givenchy products and receive a Givenchy pouch and three samples for free. Top-up your purchase to $130 ($120 for Sephora members) and receive a Givenchy bag and a complimentary makeover!

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The Givenchy Teint Couture Cushion is now exclusively available at Sephora, ION Orchard for SGD83.
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