Beauty buzz

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 29 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 29 July, 2012, 12:00am


Subtle, natural or dramatic - whatever your look, there is a mascara out there with your name on it.

Clinique's Lash Power Mascara (HK$200/5.5ml) is a light mascara that gives a natural look. It can be applied several times to the underside and top of lashes for a thicker, fuller look. The mascara goes on easily and has a silky texture. Lashes are long, well separated with little to no clumping. It's great for an understated daytime look. Available at all Clinique stores and counters.

Dior's Diorshow New Look (HK$290/10ml) is a thickening and lengthening mascara. To apply, place the brush at the base of the lash line, with the shorter spikes at the inner corner. Move the brush upwards in one clean stroke. Then, turn the brush over, this time placing the smaller spikes at the outer corner. Lashes are dramatically thicker and longer, but can easily clump together if too much mascara is used. Best suited for nighttime looks. Available at all Dior counters.

Laura Mercier's Belle Nouveau Long Lash Mascara (HK$200/10.6 grams) features a long brush designed to reach the entire lash line. The mascara glides on smoothly and lashes appear longer and well-defined. To make your lashes look longer, move the brush from side to side across the tips. We like it in blue for a fun look that makes eyes pop. Available at all Laura Mercier stores and counters.

Yves Saint Laurent's Volume Effet Faux Cils (HK$250/6.9ml) is a volumising, waterproof mascara. Make sure there is only a small amount of mascara on the brush and no clumps before gently sweeping the underside of lashes two or three times. The result: full and very thick lashes. Lasts all day without crumbling or flaking. Available at all Yves Saint Laurent counters.