Clozette
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Writer of the blog Of Faces and Fingers, which has been featured in various print and online publications, including Allure Korea and Fabulous Magazine. On Twitter as @musicalhouses too.
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Writer of the blog Of Faces and Fingers, which has been featured in various print and online publications, including Allure Korea and Fabulous Magazine. On Twitter as @musicalhouses too.
I am officially shooketh by the new @pixibeauty #Matte Last #LiquidLip shades! The 5 new shades (first 5 from bottom) are pretty cool - unlike the existing shades which are MLBB type shades, the new shades offer a bolder pop of colour, from red to merlot to orange and bright pink! I am definitely appreciating the wider shade range here! _____________ #pixibeautysg #clozette #beauty #makeup #pixibeauty #pixibypetra #pixipretties #cosmetics #cosme #flatlay #makeupjunkie #makeupjunkies #makeupcommunity #liquidlipstick #liquidlipsticks #liquidlips #matteliquidlipstick #mattelips #makeuptime #beautycommunity #beautyproducts #beautyjunkie #makeupaddiction #beautybloggers
#IngredientsLowdown | The @aprilskin_sg #calendula #skincare range has dropped, and there are 3 products - the #peeloffmask, the #essence, and the #peelingpad (basically an exfoliator)! Both the essence and the peel off #mask have bits of actual calendula #flower in them, so that's really cool too! Based on the ingredients, a first glance tells me that this is a range geared towards #hydration of the skin, and is formulated to be pretty lightweight. I'll give a more in-depth review soon, but in the meantime here are some thoughts: 🌼The peeling pad is very, very mild. The main #exfoliating ingredient is capryloyl salicylic acid, which seems to be there in pretty small amounts. So this is the kind of peel you can use everyday. 🌼The peel off mask... is not my favourite product, haha. I'm generally not a fan of peel-off #masks as a rule, not just #aprilskin, because the general formula of such masks is that they have looots of alcohol. 🌼The essence is nice - it moisturizes well and has a cooling feel on skin, and is a nice if basic formulation. It's mostly humectants as the key ingredients, so layer this with a thicker cream if you have very dry skin. ________________ #clozette #aprilskinsg #kbeauty #kskincare #koreanbeauty #koreanskincare #asianbeauty #asianskincare #asianskin #abcommunity #abblogger #abbeatthealgorithm #abskincare #flatlay #kbeautyaddict #kbeautyblogger #kbeautyblog
Showing some love for homegrown local Singaporean #makeup brand @cosmicqweens which has just turned 1! The brand is pretty cool - this takes a hard turn away from your typical "cute/natural/stereotypical Asian beauty brand" type aesthetics, instead opting for a more urban, grungy vibe a la Urban Decay - but with much more wearable shades! I'm personally a fan of the #velverets #liquidlipstick, and the "Drug Lord" themed box (nice packaging btw!) looks pretty edgy at first glance but has some very wearable shades in mauves and nudes. Also a must-mention and a highlight of the #cosmicqweens brand are their #diamondlights #jellyhighlighter - yes you heard it right, your #highlighter now comes in a fun jelly pot. The two shades are a pink and gold sheen - so very universal - and can be blended out for a sheer look or applied more heavily for that full on Bling. __________________ #clozette #beauty #highlighters #liquidlipsticks #makeupjunkie #makeupjunkies #makeupaddict #makeuplover #makeupblogger #sgbeauty #sgmakeup #sgig #sg #flatlay #makeupflatlay #beautyflatlay #beautyjunkie #cosme #cosmetics #beautybloggers #makeupaddiction #beautycommunity
New to the @hadalabosg Premium #skincare range are a #nightcream and a #hydrogel #mask! The #hydrating #lotion and Milk (also shown) were launched last year. I'm so excited about the #hydrogelmask (my favourite type of mask!!) as well as the Night Cream #moisturizer. The Premium range is for those who have really dry skin, and it's one of the more emollient #hadalabo ranges, here's how the two products stack up: 💦The Premium Night Cream contains a whole slew of emollients (shea butter, meadow foam seed oil, evening primrose oil, capric/caprylic triglycerides, dimethicone), and humectants (butylene glycol, dipropylene glycol, glycerin), which makes for a rather moisturizing formula suitable for dry skin. On top of that, there are extra goodies such as a stabilized Vit C (3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid), and some other skincare ingredients I like (niacinamide, dipptassiun glycyrrhizate) 💦The hydrogel mask also has a moisturizing base typical of hydrogels (glycerin, butylene glycol), but there's also a lot of other skincare ingredients that make this definitely standout - there are ceramides and their synergistic ingredients (ceramide 3, ceramide 6ii, ceramide 1, ceramide 2, cholesterol, phytospingosphine), some plant ingredients, and other nice things (dipptassiun glycyrrhizate). I'm really liking this! 💦All in all, the two new products are heavy on the moisture - but they aren't your typical hydration products: they have everything from brightening ingredients to ceramides and plant extracts. I'm pretty impressed for the price! ___________ #clozette #hadalabosg #facemask #sheetmask #japaneseskincare #japanskincare #asianbeauty #asianskincare #abcommunity #abblogger #rasianbeauty #flatlay #beauty #skincareroutine #skincarejunkie #skincareaddict #skincareblogger #skincarecommunity #skincareaddiction
More in Stories | Swipe for #swatches of the new @chantecaille #LipVeil - these #lipsticks support @spaceforgiants and come in 12 shades, 8 of which are coming to Singapore! I've swatched the #lipstick shades that will be here, as well as 2 bonus shades! These have a very smooth and creamy texture, and a creamy, slightly glossy finish. Pigmentation is really good too! _______________ #clozette #beauty #makeup #chantecaille #chantecaillesg #chantecaillebeauty #luxurymakeup #luxurybeauty #highendmakeup #highendbeauty #cosme #flatlay #makeupaddiction #makeupaddict #makeupjunkie #makeupobsessed #swatch #swatchoftheday #swatchlipstick #beautyaddict #beautyjunkie #beautycommunity #beautyaddict #mylipveil
More in Stories | New campaign for an old cult favourite - love how distinctive the bottles are by shape even in low light! The new #FindYourLight @lancomeofficial campaign is fronted by the brand's famous #Genifique and #GenifiqueSensitive #serums, as well as @anitakapoor and @heyrozz. This is pretty cool as far as #skincare campaigns go, with the focus on self-confidence and self-discovery rather than an explicit "#antiaging" message. Incidentally, I've reviewed the #Lancôme Genifique #serum (the original version, not the newer sensitive one) on my blog before - a link in Stories has been added too! ____________ #clozette #beauty #lancomesg #findyourlightsg #loveyourage #loveyouragesg #lights #lighting #light #genifiquesg #skincarejunkie #beautyjunkie #beautyblog #beautyblogger #beautyaddict #beautyaddiction
It's already Tuesday here so I'm calling #texturetuesday! Today's product (although I guess as a #serum there isn't all that much texture to it) is this @bottegaverdesg #phytovital #serum, and it has #glycolicacid to help with skin #exfoliation. The brand is quite big into natural beauty, so there are also various plant extracts and ingredients like that. This is sold in a set, there are two other #serums which don't have glycolic acid that you're supposed to use after the Step 1 serum. Obviously I play favourites and use the Step 1 way more often lol, because I love a good acid! Note of caution though: this product is pretty high in alcohol content in addition to containing glycolic acid (not that you'd be able to tell by simply applying it on skin because it just feels so hydrating and lightweight), so if you're sensitive to alcohol, I recommend you do a test patch first. ______________ #bottegaverde #clozette #bottegaverdesg #flatlay #skincare #beauty #cosme #skincarejunkie #naturalskincare #naturalproducts #skincareaddict #skincareaddiction #skincareroutine #skincareproducts #skincarenatural #exfoliate #exfoliating #flatlay #naturalbeauty
#Swatches of the @givenchybeauty #RougeLiquide #liquidlipsticks are up on my blog and here! These are very creamy and pigmented, and aren't matte (they have more of a cream finish). Shade 309 is the signature shade from the range, as a bold neutral red, and 107 is the MLBB shade that's my personal favourite! __________________ #clozette #givenchysg #givenchy #givenchybeauty #givenchymakeup #givenchy代購 #makeup #beauty #makeupjunkie #makeupaddict #liquidlipsticks #makeuplife #makeupobsessed #makeuplover #beautyaddict #beautyjunkie #beautycommunity #makeupaddiction #highendmakeup #cosmetics #cosme #swatch #makeupswatches #makeupswatch #swatchsunday
When your #lipstick literally has a flower in it! Yes it's a tiny dried flower encased in a lipstick (along with flecks of gold) and its fancy af! But it's not expensive though, I got this from @altheakorea. This is basically the kbeauty version of those #kalijumei #lipsticks that were really popular on Instagram for awhile. They also both pretty much work the same way - there's a colour changing dye (Red 27. I've blogged about it before!) in the lipsticks that makes them pink when applied on skin. Not a super unique shade but it's pretty! _____________ #clozette #beauty #makeup #cosme #altheakorea #AltheaAngels #althea #kmakeup #cosmetics #koreanbeauty #koreanmakeup #koreancosmetics #lipstickaddict #lipstickjunkie #makeupjunkie #makeupjunkies #fleurissant #makeupkorea #makeupobsessed #makeupfun #makeupaddiction
MiaCarvajalLlamas: How stunning! It wasn't too expensive, was it?
Major #pan going on here! Congrats to me for hitting the pan on these lol! 🎉🎊 These are all my #empties that I've accumulated over the past few months! I've actually devoted not one but two posts to these empties #ontheblog but I wanted to post this photo here too just because it is so satisfying to see them all laid out! _____________ #clozette #beauty #skincare #makeup #kbeauty #panporn #projectpan #projectpan2018 #projectpancommunity #projectpanner #panning #panningcommunity #beautyaccount #beautyaddict #beautyjunkie #beautylovers #beautylover #skincare #skincareproducts #skincareempties #makeupempties #nofilter #slaytheflatlay #flatlay
It's #makeup for #texturetuesday! This is one of the earliest high-end #concealers I bought - the @kevynaucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer #Concealer and #Foundation! It comes in a really tiny jar (18g, less than an eye cream!), but legend says that it is soooo pigmented and the coverage is sooo much that you need only a tiiiiny bit (a rice grain im told) to do your entire face. Obviously I don't have such skills and I do have to use (much) more than a rice grain-sized amount, but yes the coverage is pretty dope and this takes awhile to get used up. _______________ #kevynaucoin #kevynaucoinbeauty #kevynaucoincosmetics #kevynaucoinsensualskinenhancer #kevynaucoinsg #clozette #beauty #cosme #highendmakeup #highendbeauty #luxurybeauty #luxurymakeup #makeupjunkie #makeupaddict #makeupreview #makeupreviews #beautyrellafixtan #beautyreviews #flatlay #cosmetics #beautyjunkie #beautyaddict
#IngredientsLowdown | Local spa and beauty chain @esteticabeautysg's #skincare brand @estlab.global is officially the sponsor of @asntm cycle 6! Pretty cool right? For those wondering what to try, the #éstlab Vitalift A+ #serum and #mask seem pretty nice, and of course #sunscreen in this hot weather! The range is supposed to aid with #brightening and #antiaging, and those are pretty universal, right? The #sheetmask seems to have nice ingredients (swipe for ingredients list), because: 💗No alcohol! You'd think a sheet mask wouldn't need it, but I have come across alcohol in #sheetmasks so many times. Not this one though! 💗Ingredients 5 to 7 are niacinamide, radish root extract, and bifida ferment lysate respectively, which is pretty notable because usually such ingredients are found further down the list 💗If bifida ferment lysate sounds vaguely familiar, it's because you've seen it before! It's the key ingredient in a bunch of anti-aging serums and essences, including Estée Lauder's Advanced Night Repair and Lancôme's Genifique among others - so now you know! If you've been curious about this ingredient, this mask has it! ______________ #clozette #beauty #skincareroutine #skincareaddict #sheetmaskreview #estlabglobal #esteticabeautysg #skincareroutine #asianskincare #asianskincareproducts #rasianbeauty #abblogger #abcommunity #asianbeauty #masks #facemask #beautyjunkie #beautyaddict #decodethatil
#IngredientsLowdown | The weather has been hot lately, so you know that means #sunscreen! I'm currently using the @lrpsg Anthelios XL SPF50 Ultra Light Fluid and I have to say I'm really liking it! It's got a nice texture combined with a good set of #UV filters. As a fun #skincare geek activity, I've listed all the filters here, along with the UV spectrum they protect against, and you can see this covers all the bases (UVA 1, UVA 2, and UVB): ☀️Avobenzone (Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane) - UVA 1 ☀️Octocrylene - UVB ☀️Mexoryl XL (Drometrizole trisiloxane) - UVA 2 ☀️Ethylhexyl triazone - UVB ☀️Tinosorb S (Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine) - UVA 1, UVA 2, UVB ☀️Mexoryl SX (Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid) - UVA 1 and UVB ________________ #clozette #beauty #sunblock #uvprotection #lrpsg #larocheposay #larocheposaysg #sunscreenreview #skincarereview #skincaretips #skincarecommunity #skincareaddiction #skincareaddict #skincareblogger #betterinblue #safeinthesun #drugstorebeauty #nofilter #skincarescience #skincarejunkie #skincarelover #sunflower #skincareobsessed #decodethatil
Check out these #swatches of the @etudehousesingapore #Matte Chic #LipLacquer! They are #liquidlipstick with a matte finish, that is supposed to stay on without budging or smudging, and also without fading! When I swatched these I found that they were indeed l pigmented, the range of shades is nice as well - there's a good 3 or 4 shades I found to be very wearable for everyday. The hero shade Wendy Brown is of course one, but Romance Rose and Rose Pink are great too! _______________ #clozette #etude #etudesg #etudehouse #etudehousesg #lifeissweet #kbeauty #kmakeup #koreanbeauty #koreanmakeup #rasianbeauty #asianmakeup #makeup #cosme #abcommunity #abblogger #asianbeauty #mattechicliplacquer #nofilter #makeupjunkie #makeupaddict
Guess what the new additions to the @hadalabosg Premium #skincare range are? A #nightcream and a #hydrogel #mask! The #hydrating #lotion and Milk were launched last year over here, and now they're joined by the #hydrogelmask (my favourite type of mask!!!!) as well as the Night Cream #moisturizer. The Premium range is for those who have really dry skin, and it's one of the more emollient #hadalabo ranges - there are lots of emollients and plant oils, which give rise to richer and thicker textures (as opposed to the lighter textures in their other range). As usual the formulas are also geared towards the brand's "simple but effective" philosophy - not much scents or other superfluous ingredients here. Will be giving these a whirl and reporting back! ___________ #clozette #hadalabosg #facemask #sheetmask #japaneseskincare #japanskincare #asianbeauty #asianskincare #abcommunity #abblogger #rasianbeauty #flatlay #beauty #skincareroutine #skincarejunkie #skincareaddict #skincareblogger #skincarecommunity #skincareaddiction
#IngredientsLowdown | Checking out the @bifestasg #cleansing lotions! I've always loved the #bifesta #cleansers and #makeupremovers, and here's a quick lowdown of these new products: 💦There are 5 variants (acne, sebum, brightup, moist, enrich), but they all pretty much have the same base formula. So they'll all clean the same way and if you like one, you'll probably like them all. 💦The common ingredients in the base formula are Polyglyceryl-3 Caprylate, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate and PEG-6 Caprylic Glycerides. These are basically cleansing agents and emollients, and thus help to clean while providing that nice non-drying feel on skin. I particularly like how the brochure I got described them: "Polyglyceryl-3 Caprylate blends quickly with makeup and impurities. Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate and PEG-6 Caprylic Glycerides wrap themselves quickly around these impurities." Is that not the cutest description of cleansing agents ever, haha. 💦The other ingredients include humectants (butylene glycol, glycerin), and other necessary stuff like preservatives. There is green tea extract too. All around a pretty nice product that will effectively remove makeup while not feeling drying. _______________ #clozette #beauty #skincare #bifestasg #makeupremover #cleanser #japaneseskincare #japanesebeauty #asianskincare #asianbeauty #rasianbeauty #abcommunity #abblogger #ingredientslist #skincarejunkie #skincareproduct #asianbeautyblogger #skincareaddict #skincareaddiction #skincareblogger #skincareroutine
[More in Stories] If you love classy but unique #skincare, then check out newly-launched @lumingtang_sg - it has products that are inspired by and incorporate Chinese tea extracts and elements. Interestingly, although this is a Chinese brand, it was started by a French lady who was living in China. So the aesthetic here is really a mix of east and west, and I mean that in the best way! The products shown here, the Miraculous Detox Paste #Mask, Creme de Marie #moisturizer, and Elixir de Vie #eyecream, are the three star products in the line. Now available at Tang's. _________ #clozette #beauty #lumingtang #lumingtangsg #chineseskincare #rasianbeauty #asianskincare #flatlay #luxurybeauty #luxuryskincare #skincarejunkie #skincareaddict #skincareproduct #tea #chinesetea #beautyaddict #beautyjunkie #beautynews #abcommunity #abbloggers #asianbeautygram #asianbeautyblogger #asianbeauty #asianbeautyproducts
Yay for #texturetuesday - I am personally loving this trend, I looove seeing all the open jars and clear gels and whatnot! Today's one is @thebodyshopsg Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing #Mask - basically it's a #claymask that's pretty nice and non-drying (is it me or is #thebodyshop - and L’Oreal group in general - just really good at making non-drying clay #masks?). It's got a nice green shade and the little brown bits are actually bits of luffa fruits just for that extra fun and to #exfoliate if you like that sort of thing. I'm not a huge fan of physical exfoliation, but in this case it pairs well with the creamy #facemask base formula, so no complaints! Swipe to see a close up of the mask texture! ___________ #clozette #beauty #skincare #thebodyshopsg #tbssg #flatlay #naturalskincare #naturalskincareproducts #naturalproducts #flatlay #skincareproducts #skincareaddict #skincareaddiction #skincarejunkie #skincareblogger #skincarecommunity #beautyjunkie #beautyblog #beautyaddict
So I haven't kept up with @bioessence_sg in awhile, and some of you who follow my blog from years and years back may remember that I didn't quite like their formulation back in the day. Credit where it's due though, it looks like #Bioessence has improved its formulas since then, judging from the #BioRenew #skincare range. There are seriously a lot of products in there, including a deep #cleanser, #makeupremover / milk cleanser, #toner, #faceoil, eye #essence, a gommage #exfoliator, and a #moisturizer. That's 7 products, and the brand has made some interesting product claims (contains royal jelly, can lift the skin) so here's some quick thoughts: 🐝The deep cleanser is really intense - by which I mean it is a little bit on the harsher side. If you want something more gentle, the milk cleanser is preferable. 🐝The exfoliating gel is fun to play around with, but as with most exfoliating gels, isn't my favourite product in the range because I personally prefer a chemical exfoliant. 🐝The eye essence is a standout! This is the product that really surprised me and made me go "hmmm the range has really improved!" It has niacinamide in fairly high levels if I recall, and is quite value for money for an eye product. My favourite product in the range by far. Definitely worth checking out! 🐝The facial oil is interestingly, not so much an "oil" base, but a silicone base (although there are some oils in there too). So this should give it a very nice lightweight feel on skin - it's not going to feel too thick or oily, as far as face oils go. Not a bad thing, especially given our hot weather. _________ #clozette #beauty #BioVLift #Bioessencesg #abcommunity #rasianbeauty #flatlay #skincareaddict #skincareroutine #asianskincare #asianbeauty #abblogger #skincarejunkie #asianskincareproducts #abskincare #beautyaddict
My @altheakorea #haul has come in, and I'm pretty excited about the #skincare inside - there's the @cosrx AHA7 Whitehead Power Liquid, basically an #essence / #lotion type product with 7% glycolic acid (yesssssss), as well as a @torriden_official Cellmazing #sheetmask (which I bought on account of the ingredients list). Also a @tonymoly_street #liptint and that #fleurissantlipglow #lipstick which legit has a flower in it! __________ #clozette #kbeauty #AltheaAngels #altheakorea #althea #kbeautyaddict #kbeautyblogger #cosrx #cosrxsingapore #tonymoly #tonymolysg #torriden #kskincare #koreanskincare #kmakeup #koreanmakeup #rasianbeauty #abcommunity
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