Chantecaille Ocean Collection Cheek Palette
What’s summer without a dip into the ocean? Inspired by founder Sylvie and her husband’s trip to swim with whale sharks in Mujeres, Chantecaille launches their Ocean Collection. The Illuminating Radiance Chic Cheek and Highlighter Duo comes in ocean-themed packaging and the pressed powder itself is embossed with wave patterns.
Apart from the eyes, the neck is the most telling in terms of age. Natura Bisse’s newest launch targets the delicate skin of the neck and décolleté. An advanced cocktail of tightening, filling and firming, your age can now be your best kept secret.
Ten years since Helena Rubinstein launched Powercell, the line is still a front runner for the brand. This season, Powercell Skinmunity The Emulsion – an all-day hydration supplement that works together with HR hero serum of the same range – joins the family. Lighter and fresher in texture, it’s a dream to use on these long, hot days of summer.
HK$2,350/100ml; HK$1,440/50ml; HK$980/30ml
Dewy is the word that comes to mind when using Amore Pacific’s latest release, the Moisture Pumping collection. Using bamboo nectar and its exclusive Nectar Plumping Formula™, the Cream, Concentrate Ampoule, Dewy Mist and Eye Treatment Gel are summertime must-haves. The lightweight formulas absorb and lock in hydration instantly while fortifying the skin’s moisture barrier. Take that, Hong Kong heatwave.
To cool you down in the height of these heat-stricken months, Aesop introduces its Citrus Melange Body Cleanser. The ingredients speak for themselves, with a blend of essential oils, petitgrain, jasmine, lemon and grapefruit rind, the crisp and zesty scent results in a gentle gel that is a mid-summer sensorial delight.
Note: Available from 6 July 2020
What’s old is new again with Gucci’s popular scent Flora Gorgeous Gardenia repackaged in a beautifully painted opaque lavender bottle. The unique colour pays homage to the nuances of violets found in nature and preludes the delicious scent characterised by sweet red berries, plush white gardenias and warm frangipani.
Chanel’s latest release embraces the sea, sun, and freedom of the great outdoors through its summer collection. Its Le Vernis nail polish gets two new additions in vibrant shades of sun-drenched apricot (745 Cruise) and sugar raspberry (749 Sailor). The fun colours exude a chill summer vibe for the new season.
If sun screen wasn’t so uncomfortable to wear, we would all do a better job at wearing it everyday. That’s why YSL Beauté’s new Pure Shots was formulated – a defence solution which fights against urban aggressors such as UV rays, pollution and dust, that is multiple times thinner so pores won’t get blocked.
Note: Available from 11 July 2020
Inspired by the travelling birds that soar the most beautiful landscapes, is Goutal’s Petite Chérie scent. Adding to its collection this month is the new Fizzling Body Fragrance Mousse – a fresh summer shower product that leaves the skin cool and reinvigorated.
As far as cleansers go, micellar water is by far the easiest to use. With just a few drops on a cotton pad, you can wipe away the stresses of the day while sitting on the couch. Drunk Elephant’s version, E-Rase, can gently remove makeup, dirt, pollution and bacteria while refreshing the skin without stripping the skin’s acid mantle. Made with ultra-mild micelles, Vitamin E, and fatty acids, the skin is still hydrated even when squeaky clean.