It’s the armour we wear when we go out into the world. And whether you prefer the natural look or all-out coverage and colour, we present your everyday make-up toolkit.
A true multi-tasker, Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Concealer provides a natural, weightless finish that lasts all day long. And a big bottle means we can use it all over if we want (which we often do). toofaced.com
The ever-popular and universally flattering NARS Orgasm Blush now comes in a limited-edition oversized compact for 2019 with a hint of golden shimmer, which means even more of a good thing. narscosmetics.com.hk
New French brand La Bouche Rouge is already making waves with its small-batch, toxin- free, sustainable lipsticks housed in refillable leather and stainless- steel cases. The colour selection is great too. laboucherougeparis.com
The Eyebrow Pencil
The undisputed expert in all things eyebrow gets our pick for colour, staying power and ease of application. Benefit Cosmetics Precisely, My Brow Eyebrow Pencil also comes in a wide range of shades. benefitcosmetics.com/hk
Part of the brand’s popular Ultra HD collection created for high-definition TV and film, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Loose Powder is portable, practical and provides a smooth, lightweight finish we love. makeupforever.com/hk
The Liquid Foundation
It’s not often that we can find a beauty product that ticks every box: high- performance, natural-looking, good for the skin and a pleasure to use. So it was nice surprise when we first tried Guerlain L’Essentiel Natural Glow Foundation SPF 20 and L’Essentiel Retractable Foundation Brush. guerlain.com/hk
The Lip Gloss
Micro-pearls, beeswax, aloe vera, and five lightweight oils. Dior Addict Stellar Shine has everything we need for all-day shine and every gorgeous shade we could want to go with it. dior.com
The Cushion Foundation
There’s something deceptive about Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Foundation Balm. It’s the only cushion we’ve tried that goes on like nothing at all, but manages to deliver a full-coverage matte finish. Sold! giorgioarmanibeauty.com.hk
Particularly in a climate like Hong Kong’s, primers have become a necessary step to allow make-up to go on smoothly and stay there — at least, we hope, for a few hours after we leave home. We tried a range of formulas and textures, and agreed these three offer the best benefits for a range of skin types.
As the name implies, Tatcha The Silk Canvas goes on smoothly and provides a soft veil of protection. joyce.com/beauty