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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 06 November, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 06 November, 2007, 12:00am

Orlane Hypnose (HK$4,500/50ml), according to the company's literature, is supposed to 'fight against degeneration of the neuronal system when it is in a 'state of shock''. Perhaps that's the shock you'll feel after forking out thousands for a cream that just moisturises and smells pleasant.

Mac's Royal Assets (HK$240/3.5g, below left) is a pretty, gilded, antique-inspired lipstick compact. Choose from tan, coral, red or pink, with three shades in each. There's only one brush so you will need to wash between applications or buy extra brushes.

Mandarina Duck Perfume (HK$238/30ml, below right) is sweet, sweet, sweet - a bit like bubble gum meets fruity pink cotton candy.

MTM's Custom-blended Moisture Building Complex (HK$1,800/30ml, second from left) and Custom-blended Collagen Hydro Essence (HK$1,800/30ml) are light, clear and odourless, but leave skin feeling a little sticky before penetrating the surface.

Clinique's Continuous Rescue Antioxidant Moisturiser (HK$345/50ml, third from left) sinks into the skin as soon as it's applied, leaving it soft and nourished.

Loewe's I Loewe You (HK$498/50ml, above) is a fresh and intense feminine fragrance with fruity middle notes and a floral musk base.