I have a serious love/hate relationship with Hong Kong summer.
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The suffocating humidity and stifling heat definitely fall under the ‘hate’ part, leaving me looking far from ‘put together’ after I’ve walked to the office in the morning! Thankfully, I’ve discovered a few beauty products that I use almost everyday to help. When it comes to hair, Living Proof products are now my go-to. I can honestly say that the silicone-free, science-based formula has made my hair naturally silky and soft – it’s so much healthier than before. My favourite product has to be the No Frizz Humidity Shield, which is ideal for Hong Kong weather! I spritz it on in the morning to protect my hair from humidity (aka that messy summer frizz) and a little UV protection.
Instead of slapping on a heavy foundation that will no doubt sweat off five minutes after I leave my flat, I’ve been using MAC’s new ‘Lightful C SPF 50 Quick Finish Compact’ which is easy to use and provides even, light coverage. On top of that I’ll brush over MAC’s Sheertone Blush in Peaches with a slick of matte MAC lipstick (I love ‘Studded Kiss’ for summer evenings).
Apart from make-up, French brand Caudalie is a solid part of my skin-care routine, and I’ll use the Resveratrol Face Lifting Moisturizer with SPF 20 as soon as I wake up. I’ve just tried out Korean brand Roselina’s Blooming O2 Oxygen Bubble Essence as a sleep mask before bed and it’s made my skin feel so nourished – I’ve woken up feeling refreshed and ready to beat the heat!
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