I’m officially declaring the reinstatement Beauty News Flash! Beauty is buzzing in Hong Kong so we had to give you the latest scoop on all the new collections, promotions and services happening, just in time for summer. You’ll be pampered to perfection before you even go on your summer holiday… Beauty News Flash is back with a bang!
THE EMPIRE STRIKES MAC
Mastermind beauty giant MAC Cosmetics is launching yet another limited edition summer collection: MAC Alluring Aquatic. The muted metallic palette (ranging from olive to seafoam) in shiny teal packaging makes these products simply lustworthy. We’re cheering for MAC Nail Lacquer in Shimmerfish. Available at all MAC locations, see all Hong Kong stores here.
Also new on HK counters is the MAC Playland collection, which just hit HK. From wearable pinks to a daring yellow, the Playland palette is nothing short of playful. If you can’t decide between all the fun hues, we recommend Casual Colour pot in Hi Jinks! Available at all MAC locations.
Your statement piece this summer? A red lip (check out favourite red lipsticks here). MAC’s Pedro Lourenco collection, features a juxtaposition of nude face palettes and bold lip colour. We recommend MAC Lipstick in Roxo.
Available starting 12 June at all MAC locations, www.maccosmetics.com.hk
Luxury retail comes in the form of the DFS Group’s new beauty concierge available at T Galleria Hong Kong (their downtown location on Canton Road). This unique, complimentary and custom beauty service offers customers a bespoke beauty experience, complete with comfortable lounge and treatment areas. On the menu are services ranging from makeup consultation to skin analysis. Sign me up for a specialty massage, please. Stay tuned for our full review, coming soon.
T Galleria Hong Kong, Lippo Sun Plaza, 28 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.tgalleria.com
HEAD TO TOE
The HK port of international brow bar Browhaus is joining forces with trendy salon Amika and flip flop brand Havaianas to bring you the Browhaus Summer Bazaar this June! Treat yourself to an a la carte waxing treatment at STRIP or a brow service at Browhaus and be rewarded by these amazing deals: 10% off Amika’s Power Cloud Force hair dryer; buy two get one free on Amika hair care products, and 20% off Havaianas flip flops. The Browhaus Bazaar has you covered from head to toe, literally!
Strip Ministry of Waxing, 7/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 2845 0838, www.strip.com.hk
Amika Hairdo Bar, 8 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2291 0070, www.amika.com.hk
Browhaus, 10/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 2845 0886, www.browhaus.com.hk
Until 30 June, The Mandarin Salon is offering a new Cherry Blossom Manicure: a luxurious manicure complete with a revitalising cherry blossom scrub, a signature hand massage and nail polishing. Go after work with a girlfriend and it doubles as happy hour – guests get a cherry blossom martini to enjoy during the treatment. Cost: $400 plus 10% service charge.
The Mandarin Salon, 5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong, 2522 0111, www.mandarinoriental.com/hongkong/the-mandarin-salon
This London-based bath, body and home brand is launching a fresh collection due on counters early July. Crabtree & Evelyn’s new Caribbean Island Wild Flower Collection is a welcome taste of the beautiful tropics for those of us stuck in the unbearably hot and smoggy island of Hong Kong. With notes of water lily, lemon and mint, the Body Polish in this collection is my product of choice. Use after soaking in the rays; the aloe vera will soothe any sunburn while the avocado stone granules gently buffs away dead skin.
Available starting July at all Crabtree & Evelyn locations, www.crabtree-evelyn.com.hk
Celebrity makeup guru Natasha Sajnani unveiled her couture Facetools collection last week at her exclusive launch party. While this luxury brush set doesn’t come cheap ($2,300 for a set of 13 brushes), it promises to deliver a flawless complexion. The secret lies in its cleansing formula: the bristles are pre-soaked in olive oil for gentle strokes and infused with rose and chamomile extract to soothe sensitive skin.
Get your set from Facetools here.
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Born in Hong Kong, raised in Toronto, and educated in Montreal, I’m now back in my hometown and taking it by storm. Under my belt are editorial stints in ELLE Canada’s beauty department and Beauty RSVP magazine. When I’m not scouting the latest beauty buzz, I’m out shopping in Causeway, eating in Soho, sipping on G&Ts at Socialito and dancing with my girlfriends at Rula Bula – in that order.
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