Unboxing: Laneige ‘My Neon Sign’ Holiday Collection | Clozette


Want to do a beauty look that's as festive as the holiday season? Achieving an edgy and glam makeup is easy peasy with Laneige's 'My Neon Sign' Holiday Collection. From shimmering eye palettes to vibrant lippies, this limited edition selection has all the things you need!


Start by prepping your skin and lips with the 'Dream And Glow' skincare set that includes a mint choco variant of Laneige's popular lip sleeping mask. Next, perfect your base using the Layering Cover Cushion And Concealing Base. It's a next-generation brightening cushion foundation that prevents darkening via oxidation, so you can be sure that your skin looks nothing but radiant. Then, work on your eyeshadow look with the Brown Glam Eyeshadow for a sizzling, smokey eye makeup. Don't forget to dust some Pink Coral Shine Blusher and Aurora Glow Highlighter for that extra twinkle. Finally, complete the look by sprucing up your pout with the Stained Glass Neon lippies.


Before you go shopping, watch the video first and take a peek at the glittering goodies.


(Cover photo from: @laneigesg)

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As someone who has sensitive skin (and a bad history with acne), it was inevitable that I would obsess over my skincare routine. I've tried the 10-step route and then the glass skin trend. But since I'm also very practical and laid-back — add the fact that my skin gets easily overwhelmed when exposed to a lot of products — I realised that downsizing my routine works best. However, a fuss-free approach to skincare always poses the same issue: finding products that work well even without much aid from a million others. That's when I was challenged to try the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, which has been raved about by a lot of skincare lovers all over the world. (Did you know that it won in the Clozette Beauty Awards three times in a row?) After two months of using it nightly, here's my verdict.


Packaging, texture & scent


I've always liked Laneige products for their simple and no-frills packaging. This product has a glass jar that gives a nice, sleek feel that fits well on my vanity. It also came in sealed with a foil cover when it was new so definitely a plus for sanitary purposes. I actually still kept the foil intact so that I wouldn't expose much of the product when I'm scooping out of the jar.




As for the texture, it comes in a smooth water gel formula that feels light and cool to the skin and dries down matte when blended. It doesn't feel tacky or sticky at all and gets easily absorbed by the skin. Plus, its scent is just soft and fresh and I find it soothing, which is great because this product is meant to be put on before one hits the hay. 



Left - initial application; Right - blended and dried fully matte


Application and overall experience


For the past couple of months, I trimmed down my routine to just a facial wash, a toner, a Vitamin-C serum, and a moisturiser and it worked out quite okay. But then I swapped my moisturiser with the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask for two months now and needless to say, my skin really improved in terms of reduced dark spots and overall smoothness. My dry patches have lessened as well and there are some days when I can step out of the house with little to no makeup on because of how healthy my skin feels. I can't give the product full credit for such an improvement, but I do feel like its hydration properties and the Vitamin-C derivative Ascorbyl Glucoside in the ingredients really amped up my routine and complemented the other products I had been using. Lastly, when I feel like I need some extra hydration, I'd use this under makeup even during the day and it doesn't make the base application weird in any way. Definitely a plus in my book!



Final thoughts


So do I think the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask deserves a place in your nighttime routine? Definitely. I feel like while it's not a stand-alone product, it's versatile and powerful enough to help level up your routine and complement the other products you are using. It's a great and somehow upgraded morning moisturiser, too, if you're looking for something that will keep your skin looking hydrated and plump through the rest of the day. My only downside for this is that since Laneige counters are no longer available in the Philippines, I'll have to deal with online shopping, waiting for shipping, and looking out for restocks.



Next, find out if we deemed the Artis Brush worthy of a splurge.


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We're nearing the end of another month, but the happenings don't seem to slow down. From the release of Simple Skincare's sheet masks to Jessica Jung's new bag, here are the latest in the worlds of fashion and beauty.


Simple Skincare sheet masks


Simple Skincare's new products: sheet masks


We were treated to a morning of relaxation at Nomi Matcha last week as we were reminded to always choose #NoBaddiesJustTheGoodies for our skin. We were also introduced to Simple Skincare sheet masks, the latest offering from the U.K.'s number one skincare brand for sensitive skin. The masks come in three variants — Rich Moisture Mask, Skin De-stress Mask and Pollution Protect Mask — that are perfect for nourishing and warding off the stress from the skin. You can now get your dose of daily relaxation, too, because these masks are now available at select department stores and drugstores in the Philippines.


Rosie by Jessica Jung


Jessica Jung wearing The Rosie


Jessica Jung is releasing her second exclusive bag for her line BLANC & ECLARE's collaboration with ZALORA. The Rosie is a structured bag with a boxy shape that comes in six different colours: white, pink, lilac, black, brown and nude. It's inspired by Jessica's personal style and design philosophy, which is "timeless yet current" and "understated yet unique." The bag will be available for purchase at ZALORA starting 27 November. 


Superfood-packed skincare


Sigi Skin Kaleanser


Made especially for city-dwellers, local Singaporean skincare brand Sigi Skin aims to help women achieve healthy, radiant skin despite pollutants and stress. They have three superfood-packed products to help you ease into a more vibrant routine: Kaleanser Cleanser, Pink Nectar Eye Cream and Morning Glow Sunscreen. You can get your hands on them on sigiskin.com.


The Lion King



Kids (and adults) are even more excited now to see the upcoming Lion King live-action film after seeing the trailer. If you buried yourself under a rock over the weekend, watch the buzzed-about trailer above!



See what you may have missed last week here.


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