Looking for brand new beauty products? We’ve rounded up the most-anticipated drops in makeup, skincare, haircare and more this October 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 and other beauty items to get your hands on this season. From Saie’s travel-sized blush trio to a gorgeous new Natasha Denona mini eyeshadow palette, soothing serums and more — here’s what we’re eyeing and buying this autumn.
The Best New Beauty Buys This Autumn-Fall
Rebecca Sylvester’s Vampire Magic Mask
Enriched with superhero ingredients like texture-improving niacinamide, soothing allantoin, healing Devil’s Claw and revitalising Swiss Glacial Water, Rebecca Sylvester’s Vampire Magic Mask delivers a concentrated surge of hydrating healing to visibly plump the skin in minutes and improve the look of fine lines, enlarged pores and uneven skin tone. The formula also features vitamin B12 and cooling anti-inflammatory gentiana lutea root extract, for the perfect combination to energise tired, dull skin, protect the face from oxidation and promote cell regeneration. It’s suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin!
Sassy Tip: Head to K11 Art Mall from the end of November to shop Rebecca Sylvester in person, at an exclusive pop-up.
Rebecca Sylvester Vampire Magic Mask, available online at High Society Skin Clinic. The “Buy 2 Get 1 Free” promotion gives you three boxes for $1,080 (worth $1,620) until Wednesday, 1 November 2023.
The Saie Mini Dew Blush Trio
Saie’s luminous cream blush is award-winning and normally out of reach for us in Hong Kong. That’s why this Mini Dew Blush Trio, available at Cult Beauty, is a must-have — delivering a gorgeous flush of colour on the cheeks (or anywhere else!) through a dew-boosting water-based gel that wears beautifully through the day. Weightless and buildable, the set includes three travel-sized minis in warm rose Rosy, cool-toned mauve Chilly and the new limited-edition cool-toned soft pink Baby.
Saie Mini Dew Blush Trio, available online at Cult Beauty for $270
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Olaplex’s Lashbond Building Serum
Olaplex is a cult-favourite haircare brand for a reason! It’s recently-launched clear and lightweight Lashbond™ Building Serum delivers highly effective concentrations of its patented peptide complex technology, bond-building technology, hydrating hyaluronic acid and biotin to the lash line to support and sustain your eyelashes’ natural growth cycle and retention.
Olaplex Lashbond Building Serum, available online at Sephora Hong Kong for $561
NARS Powermatte Lipstick — Six New Shades
Love your NARS Powermatte? The truly transfer-resistant, high-intensity matte lipstick is available now in six brand-new shades: warm beige Modern Love, warm pink-brown Start Me Up, deep auburn brown No Satisfaction (this editor’s pick for autumn!), orange sanguine Rocket Queen, burnt coral red Be My Girl and soft burgundy Get Lucky (another perfect for fall hue!).
Caudalie’s Smooth & Glow Oil Elixir
Caudalie is Team Sassy tried and tested, and a favourite among us! As we approach the slightly cooler end of autumn, and the air becomes a little drier, indulge in the brand’s glowy multi-use oil for the body, hair and décolleté. Enriched with natural-origin argan, grape-seed and prickly pear oils, this is both nourishing and promises to give you that gorgeous shine. The fig scent is a nice touch.
Caudalie Smooth & Glow Oil Elixir, available online for $300
Natasha Denona’s Mini Triochrome Eyeshadow Palette
Say goodbye to too-dry chalky blue eyeshadows. This limited-edition mini palette from Natasha Denona is avant-garde personified. It features a high shine silver blue metallic, a show-stopping multichrome that colour shifts from blue to green and purple, and buttery mattes in periwinkle and royal blues. We’re officially obsessed!
The Ordinary’s Soothing & Barrier Support Serum
Protecting our skin barrier is more than just a trend! If you’ve been suffering from dry and dehydrated skin, rough and flaky areas or inflammation, this multi-active solution from The Ordinary is designed to help repair your skin barrier, soothe discomfort and reduce the look of redness.
Dermalogica’s Oil To Foam Total Cleanser
The experts at Dermalogica believe the secret to ultra-clean, healthy-looking skin is cleansing twice: first with an oil-based cleanser, then with a traditional cleanser. But sometimes you just don’t have the time. That’s where its new oil-to-foam total cleanser comes in, an all-in-one product that promises to rid your skin of makeup, sunscreen, debris, excess sebum and pollutants and still leave it hydrated, soft and smooth.
Dermalogica Oil To Foam Total Cleanser, available online for $558
The Best New Beauty Buys This Summer
Benefit’s Goof Proof Brow Powder
Benefit’s brand-new Goof Proof Brow Product is an easy-to-use, lightweight pressed powder that’ll effortlessly fill in any sparse areas, with no fallout! The silky-soft powder adheres to skin and hair, giving you natural-looking eyebrows with texture and dimension. It’s available in 10 shades.
Caudalie’s Vinopure Salicylic Spot Solution
Part of Caudalie’s bestselling Vinopure line, this targeted cream used natural salicylic acid (a BHA chemical exfoliant), tea tree and niacinamide to purify, dry out spots and reduce redness — reducing the size of a breakout in as little as four hours. We also love how small it is, making it easy to slip into our bags should we need it on the go.
Caudalie Vinopure Salicylic Spot Solution, available online for $196.10
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Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless Lip Blur
A modern matte liquid lipstick, the new Airbrush Flawless Lip Blur is weightless and moisturising (yes!), drying down to a visibly smooth no-shine colour. Its formula uses powder-blur technology and hyaluronic acid, for an easy-to-layer buildable bold or barely-there blurred look. It’s currently available in eight shades (including pinks, browns and reds).
NARS’ Afterglow Liquid Blush
Part of a new collection based on the NARS cult-favourite shade, this liquid blush offers a lasting and natural-looking radiant colour to the cheeks, with a silky formula that builds and blends without streaks. Lightweight (a must-have for summer!) and creamy, it sets to become transfer-resistant. Available in six shades, including a soft lilac.
Olaplex’s No. 0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment
Using Olaplex’s patented bond-building technology, this professional-inspired intensive treatment primes your hair for deeper repair (including chemical, thermal, mechanical, and environmental damage), strengthening and protecting your hair integrity. For best results, pair it with the No. 3 Hair Perfector (sold separately).
Serge Lutens’ Fard à lèvres Lipstick — New Shades
French fashion house Serge Lutens has expanded its Fard à lèvres lipstick range, with three new shades (mauve, dusty rose and muted wine red). Rich and hydrating, with intense pigment and a satin finish.
Supergoop!’s Unseen Sunscreen Body SPF 40
The for-body version of Supergoop!’s bestselling makeup primer and invisible SPF, the Unseen Sunscreen Body SPF 40 is a silky, more glide-able gel that spreads easily for quick application on the body — from head to toe. It’s designed to nourish and retain moisture, absorbs quickly and comes in a 100ml tube.
UNLEASHIA’s Sisua Butter Waffle Dough Blusher
We haven’t got our hands on this quite yet but Korean beauty brand UNLEASHIA‘s newest blush is shaping up to be very comparable to the MAC Cosmetics Glow Play Blush! One of the first make-up items in the brand’s new derma beauty line Sisua, this dough blusher has a bouncy balm-like texture that goes from cream to almost powder, with marula seed and pot marigold oils help skin stay plump and hydrated all day long. It’s available in four natural-looking shades.
UNLEASHIA Sisua Butter Waffle Dough Blusher, available online at YesStyle for $62.20
The Best New Beauty Buys This Spring
Aēsop’s Gloam Eau de Parfum
The ninth Eau de Parfum in Aesop’s Fragrance range, Gloam has a complex tapestry of rich, warm patchouli and sandalwood interwoven with fresh neroli, sweet orange flower, notes of rose and jasmine sambac and potent pink pepper and cardamom accords. The spice and floral Eau de Parfum is packaged in a stunning 50ml amber glass bottle.
AMUSE Jel-Fit Tints
From Korean vegan and cruelty-free beauty brand AMUSE, this lightweight lip tint offers a luscious, glossy finish that stays put all day. Its moisturising jelly formula uses a three-layer system that delivers the long-lasting colour of a lip stain, the high sheen of a lip gloss and ultra-hydration thanks to 8-hyaluronic acids, peach extracts, vitamin E acetate and plant-derived oils. Available in eight pink and soft brown shades.
Aveda’s Bond Building Styling Creme
This 100 percent vegan bond-building cream from Aveda is super flexible — perfect for styling and adding hold and smoothing frizz for up to 72 hours, all the while helping to protect the hair and repair previous damage done. It also features the brand’s ylang-ylang, rose and marjoram scent and is completely silicone-free.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Vitamin C Lactic Collection
The newest collection from Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare uses an innovative topical solution to help you achieve firmer and smoother skin, brighten any dark spots and strengthen your moisture barrier. Hero ingredients include anti-inflammatory antioxidant vitamin C (as L-ascorbic acid), alpha hydroxy acid lactic acid, ferulic acid and liquorice extract. Includes a serum, moisturiser, eye treatment, deep cream and treatment mask.
Fenty Beauty’s Hella Thicc Volumizing Mascara
This 100 percent cruelty-free mascara is ultra-creamy and ultra-black, with a tapered brush that curls, coats and loads every lash for a big, bold and “hella thick” full-bodied volume look while feeling weightless. Sounds too good to be true, and it’s sweat, humidity and transfer-resistant!
Read More: The Best 10 Mascaras To Buy In Hong Kong
NARS Soft Matte Advanced Perfecting Powder
NARS Cosmetics’ new Soft Matte Advanced Perfecting Powder is exactly what it says — a multi-purpose skin-perfecting powder that delivers a soft-focus blurring look to the skin, without that dry, cakey feel. Infused with skin-soothing niacinamide and completely talc-free, its long-wearing formula controls shine and minimises the appearance of texture and large pores, just in time for the HK heat and humidity.
peripera’s Ink The Velvet Weather Collection in #35 to #39
This editor’s go-to lip stain, peripera’s Ink The Velvet long-lasting tints go on smooth and creamy (with the help of jojoba oil, hyaluronic acid and marine collagen!) before drying down to a beautiful blurred-look soft matte finish. Highly pigmented, but easy to sheer out (or build up, if you’d prefer), the new Weather Collection adds five colours to the range in salmon and bright pinks, muted reds, peaches and corals. Perfect for spring!
peripera Ink The Velvet Weather Collection (35, 36, 37, 38 and 39), available online at YesStyle for $61
Rare Beauty’s Soft Pinch Tinted Lip Oil
Don’t mistake this glossy stain for the brand’s similarly packaged and named blushes! Rare Beauty’s new Soft Pinch Tinted Lip Oil is an innovative gel-to-oil tint that hydrates and nourishes the lips and delivers a soft pinch of dewy colour that stays on comfortably without that tacky, sticky feeling of old-school glosses. Available in eight quickly selling-out shades, suitable for deeper skin tones.
rom&nd Glasting Melting Balm
Another glossy lip product — this one’s already in this editor’s bag! This vegan melting balm from Korean beauty brand rom&nd — or romand — delivers a beautiful, jelly-like dewy finish to the lips. It comes in seven highly-pigmented nude, beige, pink, mauve, red, and coral shades.
The Ordinary Glucoside Foaming Cleanser
An ultra-gentle cleanser that’s also affordable? Those are our sensitive skin’s favourite words! From fuss-free, science-backed skincare brand The Ordinary, the new Glucoside Foaming Cleanser has a gel-like formula that lathers nicely to effectively remove dirt and environmental impurities while maintaining the skin’s moisture barrier.
Editor’s Note: All listed prices were correct at the time of publication.
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Main image using images courtesy of The Ordinary, Olaplex, Caudalie, NARS, Saie and Dermalogica, image 1 courtesy of High Society Skin Clinic, image 2 courtesy of Saie, image 3 courtesy of Olaplex, image 4 courtesy of NARS, image 5 courtesy of Caudalie, image 6 courtesy of Natasha Denona via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of The Ordinary, image 8 courtesy of Dermalogica.