All the rain, humidity and intense sunlight we've been getting in Hong Kong can't be good for our skin. So here are seven beauty picks for the summer including products from La Prairie, Benefit, bareMinerals, Rodial, MAC, Bobbi Brown and SK-II Men.
1. Brighten up with La Prairie
La Prairie's new brightening powder foundation SPF 20 (HK$730) uses a combination of antioxidants, UVA and UVB filters and other elements to turn their foundation into both a skincare and cosmetic product.
Made specifically for Asian skin, La Prairie's brightening powder foundation moisturises your face while giving smooth and even coverage. If you need to get photo-ready for an event, slightly dampen the sponge before applying the foundation for maximum coverage.
La Prairie, Shop 1083, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, +852 2524 6136, www.laprairie.com
2. Get schooled with Benefit
This September, Benefit are introducing three complexion kits and three lip and cheek kits to give you a taste of their most popular products in a small and compact case that fits easily in your handbag.
Our favourite is their Feelin' Dandy kit which includes a posie tint lip and cheek stain, high beam highlighter, dandelion brightening face powder and ultra plush dandelion lip gloss for HK$280. Feelin' Dandy is the perfect day-to-night kit when your face needs a little pick me up.
Benefit, Shop G16 & 21, DFS Galleria, The Sun Arcade, 28 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 2302 6888, www.benefitcosmetics.hk
3. Round the clock eyeliner from bareMinerals
We all love stick eyeliners since they're small and easy to use when we're dashing about. The only problem is that it's hard to find one that doesn't smudge, break easily or fade throughout the day.
The new waterproof eyeliners from bareMinerals are said to last 24 hours and contain vitamin E, vitamin C and natural mineral colorants. They come in eight shades: smoky moss, deepest navy, deep plum, rich brown, black coffee, chocolate suede, dark charcoal and blackout (HK$150 for each).
bareMinerals, Harvey Nichols, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, +852 2918 0592, www.bareminerals.com.hk
4. Eye concealer from Rodial
Living and working in busy Hong Kong takes its toll so a competent eyebag concealer is essential. Rodial's BB Venom EYE concealer has light reflecting properties that gets rid of black circles.
Using a dipeptide, hyaluronic acid and ronasphere LDP formula, BB venom EYE reduces wrinkles and lines but also plumps, moisturises and smoothens the eye area.
Rodial, Joyce Beauty, Lane Crawford, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, +852 3798 0171, www.rodial.co.uk
Continue onto the next page for three more beauty picks this summer.