Once a novelty, DIY beauty gadgets that are designed to give you near-salon results have gained much popularity. Granted, not all gadgets are created equal and efficacy rates may vary but with the help of high-tech devices, you can actually be your own aesthetician (now, how cool is that?).
The brand’s new primer locks on your foundation for up to 15 hours.
San Francisco beauty brand Benefit Cosmetics has released a Stay Flawless product –the newest member to the “Flawless” line-up of makeup bases– and we’re loving it.
What it is?
This chubby swivel-up stick is a 15-hour primer that locks on your foundation, creating a flawless finish and long-lasting canvas for your makeup.
Guerlain gives you golden, glowing skin.
Guerlain recently re-launched their Terracotta collection for Summer 2013, so you can spot the perfect golden glow without having to experience any of the sun’s harmful rays. The bronzing powders from the Terracotta range have reached cult status amongst women the world over, with one Terracotta product being sold somewhere in the world every 20 seconds! There are new palettes and shades to suit every complexion.
Face masks that work as you sleep.
We think face masks are a must in your beauty routine. Thing is, it’s kind of a hassle to have to wait and wash it all off, especially when you’re already tired at the end of a gruelling day. Or if you can’t resist some shut eye, you’d eventually drift into sleep while the sheet mask is still plastered to your face.
One solution that settles this predicament? Overnight masks. It’s perfect. You just slap it on, let the goodness sink in and leave it to work its magic – all while you sleep your way to beautiful skin the morning after. Since we’re exposed to air-conditioning so often, it’s important to ensure our skin is sufficiently nourished and well-hydrated so it doesn’t dry out.
Our top picks of oil-based beauty products for your face, body and hair.
We totally understand if you feel somewhat icky or unsure about oil-based beauty products, especially since “oil-free” was the buzzword on the skincare scene. It sounds counterintuitive and we know what you’re thinking: “Won’t that clog pores and cause breakouts?” But the thing is, oils are ultra-nourishing to the skin.
The South Korean natural beauty brand opens two stores in Hong Kong.
For those of you unfamiliar with Innisfree, they are one of South Korea’s leading beauty brands with a strong emphasis on natural ingredients, and they have just opened up two stores here in Hong Kong; one in Causeway Bay and the other in Mong Kok. They are known and loved in their native Korea for harnessing the goodness of pure ingredients from the luscious island of Jeju and promoting green living by only using eco-friendly containers.
The new summer collection sizzles in citrus hues.
M.A.C’s All About Orange Collection dives straight into summer’s hottest colour trend and it’s sweeping us off our feet. The orange-themed makeup collection spices up your look with its offering of punchy tangerines, soft corals and peach tones. Besides orange, nudes, pinks and a grey eyeshadow quad are also thrown into the mix.