Beauty buzz

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 03 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 03 June, 2012, 12:00am


From lipsticks and eyeshadows to nail polish and face powder, these summer products will keep you looking hot.

Guerlain's Perles D'Azur Illuminating Powder (HK$450/30 grams), from the Terra Azzurra collection, features powder balls in six tones. To apply, coat a large powder brush by swirling over the balls and dust evenly over entire face. Skin appears more even in tone and has a subtle glow. It can be worn over foundation but we recommend using on bare skin, for a natural look. Available at Guerlain stores and counters.

Chanel's Sable-Emouvant eyeshadow duo (HK$375/2.5 grams) features a pearly beige shade matched with dark bronze flecked with gold. The powder has a silky texture and glides on easily. Colour lasts for hours and doesn't crease. Available at Chanel stores and counters.

MAC's Barefoot and Nautical eyeshadows (HK$150/1.3 grams each) are from the brand's Hey Sailor collection. Give eyelids a little sparkle with the gold-toned Barefoot eyeshadow and follow it up by lining top and lower lash lines with the navy Nautical eyeshadow. The colour doesn't budge, so apply with care. Available at MAC outlets.

Lancome's Rouge in Love lipstick (HK$210/4.2ml) and Vernis in Love nail varnish (HK$125/6ml) are perfect for the summer. The lipstick has a light, silky texture and is quite sheer. Lips feel well-moisturised but the shine begins to fade after an hour. The nail varnish is also sheer, with a glossy finish. It's easy to apply and sets almost instantly. Available at Lancome stores and counters.