Summer is here, and with the heat comes Urban Decay's Naked Heat palette, as well as VICE Lipsticks and 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils in sultry new shades. Building on hot summer shades such as warm burnt reds, coppers, sienna and butterscotch, Urban Decay has expanded on the cult favourite neutrals palette, including a blending brush and full-size mirror in the packinging. Also available are VICE Lipsticks in the new shades Fuel, Heat, and Scorched, as well as 24/7 GLIDE-ON Eye Pencil in Alkaline and Torch.
As a makeup lover, I could barely keep up with all the new summer products and trends. However, here are several eye-catching new releases from Dolce&Gabbana Beauty that simply could not be missed. If you're looking for new products with a vibrant, sun-kissed Mediterranean vibe, then this is it:
STYLENANDA will be opening the "Pink Hotel" concept store in Causeway Bay. Featuring the popular Korean brand's latest fashion collections as well as a special beauty section for the cosmetic brand 3CE, the interior design mirrors the STYLENANDA Pink Hotel flagship store in Korea. The boutique hotel-inspired store will be located in "i.t blue block", the second-largest i.t retail space on Hong Kong Island.
When I was little, I never thought eyebrows would be this important. If you consider your face as a beautiful painting and your eyebrows are the frame then you know that a pair of well-groomed eyebrows can give your face much more definition. Shu Uemura clearly knows that and that’s why it introducing new member to shu uemura’s eyebrow family, brow:comb, which makes it possible to create clean, groomed brows in the same way you can achieve smooth, neat hair. With its innovative technology, you can flatten brow hairs to create an elegant and sophisticated look.
For something completely different, look to eyebrow manicure and other eyebrow products from Shu Uemura that brings volume and definition for a more casual finish.
Brow: Palette, tonal shade to build natural definition.
Hard Formula, Shu Uemura’s legendary eyebrow pecil has been designed to draw eyebrow hairs literally one by one.
Eyebrow Manicure, enhance the ultimate natural look by applying colour directly on the brow with round comb designed to give matte and fluffy finish.
Shu Uemura Store:
LAB Concept, 1/F Queensway Plaza, 93 Queensway, HK (Tel:2110 0413)
Harvey Nichols, The Landmark, Central (Tel:3695 3117)
Shop 160, Pacific Place, Admiralty (Tel:2918 4100)
B1/F Sogo Dept. Store, Causeway Bay (Tel:2572 1694)
B207A, Times Square, Causeway Bay (Tel:2788 3276)
Shop 251, Cityplaza, Taikoo Shing (Tel:2628 7322)
LG/F, SOGO, 20 Nathan Road, TST (Tel:3911 1630)
FACESSS, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui (Tel:3188 9153)
BS101, TheOne, 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon The One - Beauty Bazaar Harvey Nichols (Tel:3906 2300)
Shop UG07, Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong (Tel:2265 7582)
2/F, Beauty Avenue, Langham Place, Mongkok, Kowloon (Tel: 3903 8911)
Shop C-13, apm, Millennium City 5, Kwun Tong (Tel:3148 1022)
Beauty Avenue Tsuen Wan Plaza, L2, Tsuen Wan Plaza, 4-30 Tai Pa Street, Tsuen Wan (Tel:2621 2128)
A383, Level 3, Phase 3, New Town Plaza, Shatin, NT (Tel:2696 3325)
Whether you’re dealing with breakout, pulling an all-nighter or going through heartbreak, remember what Elsa from Frozen said “Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know.” That’s right! Don’t let those things make you any less flawless with the help of Miss Conceal from Benefit. The brand has just announced the NEW boi-ing airbrush concealer and the repackaging boi-ing brightening concealer, boi-ing hydrating conceal and boi-ing industrial strength concealer for your resolutions for different occasions and skin problems.
Of course wearing sunscreen should be your daily routine but it doesn’t mean that your face should be lack of warmth or glow in summer. You may think NARS peaked when they launched the famous Laguna Bronzing Powder…wait a minute! In this summer, NARS Cosmetics introduces the Highlighting Bronzing Collection. Water-activated highlighters and Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzers meet Velvet Shadow Sticks for a smoldering look.
Natural skincare is never out of trend because there is a strong fan base who believes that natural and plant base ingredients are best for our skin in long term. If you are one of the believers, do not miss the brand called MOA from UK. MOA stands for Magic Organic Apothecary which is inspired by old herbal customs such as their hero herb, yarrow, has been used to heal and repair for centuries.
Lips looking a little chapped? Looking for a perfect primer for your lipstick? Look no further. Natura Bisse has created Diamond Lip Booster, a nourishing, hydrating, plumping lip serum containing omega 5, turmeric oil, cholesterol, capsicum and vitamin E and F to give your lips new life and protect them from the environment. Additionally, the product also contours and creates a subtle glossy finish, and can be used as a primer.
No one ever said that skincare routine in summer is easier, on the contrary, it’s more challenging considering the heat, humidity, and the bright sunshine. Not that I’m complaining but maybe we can all learn a few tips from the Japanese Geishas who are known for their enduring wisdom and breathtakingly beautiful, porcelain skin.
We always need one more lipstick just like we need one more pair of shoes in our closet. If you’re a fan of trying new shades (who isn’t, anyway?), keep an eye on Estée Lauder, which introduces the NEW PURE COLOR LOVE – a collection of high-impact lipsticks in a kaleidoscope of vibrant shades and striking finishes. Come play in a celebration of bold pigments and layerable textures to show lips a new kind of love - 22 shades, from bright to neutrals; 3 finishes, from ultra-matte to shimmer peals; 3 super fruit oils: Pomegranate, Mango and Acai; New packaging. Really, can we ask for more?