Looking for brand new beauty products? We’ve rounded up the most-anticipated drops in makeup, skincare, fragrances and more this January 2023, all available to buy in Hong Kong now.
We’ve scoured near and far (well, mostly the world wide web!) for the most highly-anticipated must-have makeup, skincare, fragrance and other beauty items to get your hands on this season. From a Hong Kong-exclusive BTS collaboration to Rare Beauty’s “positive light” under eye brightener and powder highlight and all the lip glosses and balms and tints of your dreams, here’s what we’re eyeing and buying this month. And make sure to bookmark this page for a running update of new beauty launches — we’ll be back with more!
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Benefit’s Fluff Up Brow Wax
This writer is very loyal to Benefit’s 24-Hour Brow Setter for that perfect laminated look with gel, so consider us intrigued about this waxy product that promises to deliver the same look to the eyebrows (let us know if you want a comparison review!). Promising to stay clear and flake and crunch-free, this lightweight wax helps create fluffy, feathery brows that will truly withstand Hong Kong’s heat and humidity!
Benefit Fluff Up Brow Wax, available in-store at Benefit, and in-store and online at Sephora Hong Kong for $230
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BT21 x Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream: BT21 minini Special Edition
Calling all Hong Kong Armies! Kiehl’s has joined hands with BT21 (global phenomenon BTS’ collaboration with Line Friends, for those out of the loop!) to bring us new “minini” special editions of the beauty brand’s bestselling ultra-moisturising face cream. It’s a Hong Kong special, exclusively on sale in the region from now until Tuesday, 28 February.
BT21 x Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream (BT21 minini Special Edition), available in-store and online at Kiehl’s for $340/50ml and $610/125ml
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Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter
Is powder highlight back? Or maybe it never left! Charlotte Tilbury’s newest pressed powder has a rich pigment pay-off and a satin look to the face, promising to illuminate and sculpt the skin without creasing, caking or emphasising texture. It comes in seven(!) beautiful shades, to flatter a range of skin tones.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter, available in-store and online at Charlotte Tilbury for $400 and in-store and online at Harvey Nichols for $306
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Dior Addict Lip Maximizer
No doubt you’ve seen the Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil and Balm all over your IG feed, and we’re only here to tell you there’s another gorgeous product to consider adding to your lip hydration rotation. The new Lip Maximizer provides even more shine, new shades in multiple finishes (including holographic!) and intensities and that perfect plumping effect.
Dior Addict Lip Maximizer, available in-store and online at Dior for $335
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Fenty Eau de Parfum
The first luxury fragrance from Rihanna and Fenty Beauty is sweet and spicy, vibrant and complex with key notes of magnolia, musk, tangerine and Bulgarian rose from the fragrance capital, Grasse, France. A sensual warm floral experience in a beautiful amber-brown bottle designed to fit in your hand perfectly!
Fenty Eau de Parfum, available in-store at Harvey Nichols Hong Kong, Beauty Bazaar and Beauty Avenue for $1,250 and online at Fenty Beauty for $1,400
Fenty Skin’s Plush Puddin’ Intensive Recovery Lip Mask
Another Rihanna product? We just couldn’t help ourselves. This plush pudding-like lip mask is hydrating and nourishing and comes in clever hygienic twist-to-dispense packaging! Contains coconut and castor oils, pomegranate and vitamin E.
Fenty Skin Plush Puddin’ Intensive Recovery Lip Mask, available in-store and online at Sephora Hong Kong for $170, in-store and online at Harvey Nichols for $160 and online at Fenty Beauty for $220
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Issey Miyake’s A Drop d’Issey Eau de Parfum Fraîche
The new opus by the house of Issey Miyake, A Drop d’Issey Eau de Parfum Fraîche immerses you in nature — fresh and aquatic, with a rush of damp petals and lilac accord ending with a creamy sandalwood accord and extending onto white musks. We absolutely love the drop-shaped bottle in azure blue-green.
Issey Miyake A Drop d’Issey Eau de Parfum Fraîche, available in-store at FACESSS Ocean Terminal, LANGHAM BEAUTY and SOGO Causeway Bay for $480/30ml, $790/50ml and $950/90ml
NARS’ Air Matte Ultra Lip Tint
Long-wearing and transfer-resistant (we’ve tested it!), the new Air Matte Ultra Lip Tint from NARS goes on like a gel-liquid before setting down smooth and featherlight with a comfortable matte finish. The soft-focus effect is beautiful — this writer has taken to using it on the lips and the cheeks for a monochromatic flush of colour. It’s available in six red and rosy shades, including cult favourite Dolce Vita.
NARS Air Matte Ultra Lip Lint, available in-store and online at Sephora Hong Kong for $260 and in-store at NARS
Rare Beauty’s New Positive Light Collection: Positive Light Silky Touch Highlighter + Positive Light Under Eye Brightener
We’re totally lusting after the new additions to Rare Beauty’s Positive Light collection — a glittering silky-touch powder highlighter in compact encasing and an under-eye brightener that provides beautiful seamless coverage without looking dry or setting into fine lines. Don’t mind us, we’re already adding them to cart.
Rare Beauty Positive Light Silky Touch Highlighter, available in-store and online at Sephora Hong Kong for $227
Rare Beauty Positive Light Under Eye Brightener, available in-store and online at Sephora Hong Kong for $218
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The Ordinary’s Multi-Peptide Eye Serum
An affordable eye cream? Say less! The Ordinary is no-frills, accessible and affordable and completely backed by science. The brand’s newly-launched Multi-Peptide Eye Serum makes use of peptides (surprise, surprise) to hydrate and plump your under-eyes, reducing the look of your eye bags and dark circles.
The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Eye Serum, coming soon in-store and online at The Ordinary, Sephora Hong Kong and Harvey Nichols
Editor’s Note: All listed prices were correct at the time of publication.
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Main image by Sassy Media Group using images courtesy of Dior, Benefit, Fenty Beauty, The Ordinary and Rare Beauty, image 1 courtesy of Benefit, image 2 courtesy of Kiehl’s, image 3 courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury, image 4 courtesy of Dior, images 5 and 6 courtesy of Fenty Beauty, image 7 courtesy of Issey Miyake, image 8 courtesy of NARS, image 9 courtesy of Rare Beauty, image 10 courtesy of The Ordinary.