In Hong Kong’s heat, do your skin a favour and invest in a quality primer to set the scene. Follow it with a lightweight SPF foundation (Benefit’s Hello Happy range caters to every skin tone) and top it off with Charlotte Tilbury’s new Magic Away Liquid Concealer – a “miracle stick” with concealing super powers in 16 shades. With Charlotte’s HK launch earlier this year, we got the chance to chat to Charlotte herself about getting the perfect glow. Get the bronze look even after the sun starts to fade with her new compact bronzing/blush sticks, perfect for a quick buildable colour pick-me-up that can be used on both your cheeks and lips. The subtle shimmer pigments form a light-diffusing formula that leaves a dewy, moisturised appearance, even as the weather gets dryer. Fenty Beauty’s creamy Match Stix Trio set is a slightly more cream-to-powder approach and lets you effortlessly conceal, contour, and highlight. If creams aren’t right for your complexion, Huda Beauty’s 3D Highlighter palette, based on Huda Kattan’s hack of layering oil with powder highlighter is worth checking out (you’re in luck, the brand just launched in Sephora Hong Kong).
Pair that with the Fenty Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow Palette, and your dusty fall hues are sorted. The range works with all skin tones and skin types, offering day and night variations ideal for fall. Working warm golds, matte taupe and a touch of cream shimmer is a subtle take that will always prove well for fall, but to make it a bit more 2018, opt for a colour pop. If you’re not readyto experiment with bold toned eyeshadow, eyeliner is an easy way in. Check out Shiseido’s new high-tech liners, inspired by Japanese calligraphy and made to stay put. The Hunter Green Kajal InkArtist is a fall favourite. Complete the look with Hourglass’s just-launched Caution™ Extreme Lash Mascara and your eyes are sorted. We can completely vouch for it’s smudge-proof rating.
For your lips, you can’t go wrong with the NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquers. These pigment-rich creamy formulas will leave you drenched with intense colour, whilst Vitamin E leaves you hydrated and crack-free. For a matte alternative, the Powermatte Lip Pigment offers a fluid pigment that lasts all day, with colours like UNDER MY THUMB (Burgundy) and JUST WHAT I NEEDED (Burnished rose) as season staples. The quality pigmentation and wide range of colours available at NARS means that the new collections are pretty unbeatable.
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