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.
ANTIPODES Divine Face Oil & Hydrating Day Cream
Our Antipodes favourites now come pretty and petite — a perfect quick in-flight regimen for the girl on the move. Land fresh-faced and ready to go wearing a healthy glow. Work our best-loved duo together to boost your skin with vitality and erase any signs of tiredness and stress.
Tip: Warm a few drops of Divine Face Oil in your hands and gently press onto your face. Follow with the Hydrating Face Cream to lock in the moisture and protect your skin from cabin air.
Moisture Boost Minis HK$125; available at Antipodes boutique in 2019
CHANEL Rouge Allure Liquid Powder
If you’re looking for a lipstick that’s matte and velvety there are plenty out there. But one that is long lasting, holds its colour, and doesn’t dry out your lips? They’re so hard to find some may believe it doesn’t exist. Chanel has managed to fulfil all those needs with its matte liquid lip colour that glides on smoothly and leaves you with a “powdery”, vibrant finish.
Tip: One layer is enough. But for a more dramatic effect, double it up. To make sure the colour doesn’t budge all day, lay a facial tissue over your lips and press any translucent powder over the tissue to smudge-proof your look all day.
Rouge Allure Liquid Powder HK$270; available at Chanel beauty boutiques and counters
CHOPARD Happy Chopard
Known for high jewellery and now making a scene in the world of fragrances with two new two natural, free-spirited and joyous fragrances is Chopard. Both scents embody a youthful, whimsical and “happy chic” energy. As the name foretells, Lemon Dulci is light and zesty with aromas of orange flower, mango, and sweet apple while Felicia Roses is flirty and feminine with notes of luscious berries, pink grapefruit and ylang-ylang.
Tip: For good vibes. A great fragrance to wear when you need a pick-me-up. Face the day fresh and energised.
Happy Chopard 40ml at HK$660, 100ml at HK1,200; available at Chopard boutique at Elements
GIORGIO ARMANI Eyes to Kill Eye Quattro Eyeshadow
Dramatic eyes in one small compact. Giorgio Armani introduces beautiful autumn shades for the cooler season. The colour combination ranges from natural to vibrant, taking your look from day to night. The ultra-creamy texture stays put, but soft enough to still maintain that light, airy powder finish.
Tip: Sweep the lightest shade over the lids and layer on a darker tone around the lash line. Press the darkest tones at the corners of your eye and with an angled brush, blend towards the centre for a dramatic smokey eye.
Eyes to Kill Eye Quattro Eyeshadow HK$495; available at Giorgio Armani beauty boutiques and counters
LABORATORIES SURFACE-PARIS Meso-Bright
In the past few years, everyone from beauty bloggers to celebrities have been jumping on mesotherapy technology. Now the procedure is made simple without the need of injections or even an appointment. The new at-home treatment utilises a meso-roller with ultra-fine micro needles to regenerate cell growth and collagen production. Use with their nutrient-rich serum for the ultimate absorption to the skin’s epidermis.
Tip: After cleansing your face, dip the roller in the serum and roll back and forth on your face and repeat in different directions. Treat neck, décolleté and hands too!
Meso-Bright HK$1,890; available at T Galleria by DFS
SISLEY Phyto-Blush Twist
The skincare brand has finally answered their die-hard fans’ yearn for colour. Unlike some other products out there, Sisley’s formulas are derived from their excellent skincare, meaning that colour can be accomplished while nourishment is still delivered to the skin. The jumbo twist pencils allow for fool-proof, easy application too — be it a natural blushed look or dramatic contouring.
Tip: Glide the stick from the hollows of your cheeks up along the cheekbone and blend out with your fingertips to achieve a natural, fresh, sun-kissed look.
Photo-Blush Twist HK$395; available at Sisley beauty boutiques and counters
Photography: Annie Yuen