In a time when self-care has never mattered more, and the fact that you have more time on your hands, there’s really no reason not to kick your beauty game into high gear. Whether it’s switching up to a lighter face wash or indulging in summer-appropriate skincare to a brighter colour palette; here’s our definitive list of what’s new on the shelves for your new season routine.
Gucci has been upping its beauty game in the past few seasons, so it comes as no surprise that creative director Alessandro Michele is presenting a new product for spring. The Mascara L’Obscur sets itself apart from other formulas with its flexible elastomer brush. The design features a thin brush tip ensuring ultimate comfort and ease of application, catching the smallest of lashes and separating each lash to prevent clumping. The ultra-rich texture coats each lash to thicken and intensify without smudging, flaking, or feathering.
Chanel’s most prestigious skincare range, Sublimage, gets two additional products added to its radiance-focused line, La Collection Lumière. Made from white birch water, natural Anthyllis extract and intense vanilla planifolia water to provide the skin with a surge in hydration, the Sublimage La Lotion Lumière Exfoliante and the Sublimage La Crème Lumière deliver the highest level of efficacy when used together. The active ingredients work together to bring out a natural luminosity and comfort to the skin.
Sublimage La Lotion Lumière Exfoliante HK$1,180/125ml
Sublimage La Crème Lumière HK$3,100/50ml
Combining the most precious ingredients sourced from the highest mountains from the Himalayan range with state of the art technology, comes Estée Lauder’s newest emulsion to its Re-Nutriv collection. The Himalayan Gentian is a unique flower with the ability to flourish even nature’s harshest climates, making its extract a powerful youth-generating component to optimise the skin’s natural cellular activities and promote collagen and elastin production. Following continued use, the skin becomes firmer, lifted and strengthened.
Re-Nutriv Lift Regenerating Youth Emulsion HK$2,000/75ml
Inspired by bees, Apivita is taking nature’s nectar as its core ingredient for its newest collection. Made from blossom honey and flower extract and enriched with organic aloe hyaluronic acid and rose oil, the range includes an oil-free hydrating gel-cream, comfort hydrating cream, hydrating eye gel and a refreshing and hydrating booster. The skin is instantly hydrated, refreshed and lightweight – a perfect collection to be used for the hotter and more humid days we have ahead of us.
Apivita Aqua Beelicious Eye Gel HK$215/15ml
Apivita Aqua Beelicious Refreshing Hydrating Booster HK$275/30ml
Apivita Aqua Beelicious Comfort Hydrating Cream HK$240/40ml
Apivita Aqua Beelicious Oilfree Gel Cream HK$240/40ml
Embracing the summer heat, Laura Mercier is releasing a seasonal limited edition collection, Under the Blazing Sun. With four shades of Caviar Stick Eye Colour pencils in shimmer and matte finishes, four high-shine Lip Glacé plumping glosses and a Face Illuminator Highlighting Powder – you can still fake a sun-kissed look while limiting your exposure outdoors.
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour, Lip Glacé and Face Illuminator Highlighting Powder HK$260 each
Hot days are the worst makeup days if you’re careless. The secret to true radiance is clean skin with lasting hydration. Eve Lom’s Moisture Lotion is the multi-tasking moisturiser that can effectively remove waterproof makeup and support enough hydration to keep skin cells plumped for up to 72 hours, and control oil and shine while offering antipollution and antioxidant protection.