This month, we’re introducing our favourite newly launched products to add to your beauty arsenal. From your holy grail must-haves to the industry’s latest and greatest, explore our roundup of everything you’ve wanted to try, and other things you never knew you needed… until now.
Hot summer days are properly setting in, and whether you love or loathe the summer heat, a beauty switch-up is in order. From swapping in breezier skincare to sweat-proofing your eye makeup, or experimenting with new cosmetic lines to refreshing your fragrance line up; here’s our definitive list of our top shelf products this May.
The pioneer of the flawless face, Laura Mercier has dedicated all its efforts into creating products that reveal only the most perfect complexion. This month, Laura Mercier is launching the Skin Essentials collection — a 10-piece range that takes care of your skin layer by layer. From cleansing, prepping, protecting and correcting, the set can be mixed and matched to suit the needs of the day. The Nourishing Rose Oil (HK$590), Conditioning Cleansing Oil (HK$310), Mattifying Oil-Free Moisturiser (HK$570) and Hydrating Lip Balm (HK$220) are our daily go-tos.
From HK$220 to HK$610
Long, hot days call for lighter layering on the skin. The barely-there dewy makeup keeps complexions fresh and radiant with minimal effort. Gucci’s new face line comes with this Éclat De Beauté Effet Lumière Multi-use Gel Gloss that acts as a transparent, yet illuminating, veil that adds dimension to the usual makeup routine. Super versatile, this gloss can be used for an ultra-shine highlight and sculpt effect on the cheekbones, to foil shadow over the eyes and the creation of an ultimate wet lip look.
Since Cha Ling emerged onto the beauty scene, it has dedicated its formulations to the powerful properties of tea. Gaining popularity like wildfire, the brand has finally answered our plea for a premium cream. Using Pu’er tea as its core ingredient, the organic fermented leaves are rich in detoxifying molecules while the P12 complex (Cha Ling’s very own restructuring technology) fights the ageing process, The Cream was created to quench our skin’s thirst. Best used with the Face Modelling Tool that promotes penetration and contouring.
Holidaying in the South of Italy may only be a thing of dreams at the moment, but with Dolce & Gabbana’s new fragrance line, you can visit Sicily through your senses. From the Conca d’Oro’s orchards, the trio of delicious masterpieces highlighting a single fruit – the sweet orange, the zesty lemon and the exotic pineapple – are complex blends of rare and carefully crafted essences that paint a lively picture of the vitality of the Mediterranean. These contemporary eau de toilettes are great vacationing scents to wear even while homebound.
Photoshop results can be a reality with Givenchy’s new Fresh-Face Compact Day Cream SPF 15 PA+ Anti-Fatigue Blossom Compact. Just like an eraser, the balm blurs the signs of fatigue, ageing and damage caused by daily UV rays. For on-the-go use, the compact is mini-purse friendly while the solid texture of the formula offers perfect application when out and about, while also guaranteeing zero leakage and spillage.
A summer makeup essential, the Hourglass Eye Primer acts as a waterproof canvas to amplify eyeshadow and eyeliner colour and staying power. The lightweight formula glides on easily and prevents creasing, smudging and blurring throughout the day. Fortified with vitamin E and C, the formula also provides hydration and protects against sun damage. It can also be used alone to even out skin tone on and around the lids.
It’s all about glitter this season with Urban Decay. Their new collection of makeup includes a multidimensional, sheer pigment pearlescent lip shimmer (in 4 shades); radiant, diamond-like finish eye shadows (in 8 shades); and an all-over liquid glitter formula (in 4 shades) to add a whole lot of sparkle to your summer look.
Moondust Lip Eclipse HK$200
Moondust Eyeshadow HK$175
Moondust Glitter Liquid HK$290