The workday is done and it’s time to turn up the glamour. We’ve got just the ticket, whether you’re in the mood for a lashing of red lipstick or a hint of iridescent sparkle, with these party-ready make-up picks.
The Contour & Highlight
Why buy two products when you can get them in one? Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow is our choice for subtle contouring and universally flattering highlights. Available in two colour combos, including medium to dark (pictured). charlottetilbury.com
The Longwear Foundation
It feels like 2019 has been the year of the foundation. YSL All Hours Liquid Foundation stood out with its promise of 24-hour, flawless matte coverage. We even tested it on a cover shoot and it definitely held its own. yslbeauty.com.hk
Everyone knows this brand for its cult-favourite eye-shadow palettes, but we’re casting our vote for the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, thanks to its creamy — and waterproof — texture and 24 fun shades that range from deep black to neon green. urbandecay.com.hk
If you’re like us and prefer to keep things simple, Dolce & Gabbana IntensEyes Creamy Eyeshadow Stick is the perfect day-to-night make-up transition piece. Apply, blend and off you go. dolcegabbana.com
The Lip Products
When it comes to glamming it up, you can’t go wrong with a bold lip. And nowadays there are so many colours, textures and formulas to choose from that we couldn’t pick just one. Each of these products is great on its own but wouldn’t it be better to just have them all?
Claiming to be “more than a lipstick”, Chanel Rouge Coco Flash comes in 27 bold hues as well as three translucent top coats. We like the smooth textures and ease of application. chanel.com
Another case of one just isn’t enough, Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin Collection features the designer’s iconic red in three must-have finishes. asia.christianlouboutin.com
Matte lips look nice but they’re not always easy to achieve. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil is one way we’ve found to get a smooth, sharp finish. narscosmetics.com.hk
Part of the brand’s reinvented make-up line, Shiseido Aura Dew immediately caught our eye with its silky, shimmering texture that can be used as an eye shadow, highlighter, lip gloss, we could go on… shiseido.com.hk
Length, volume, drama and lift — Hourglass Cosmetics Caution Extreme Lash Mascara claims to do it all. It may not make our coffee too, but we loved the clump-free, buildable formula and durability. hourglasscosmetics.com.