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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 30 December, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 30 December, 2008, 12:00am

Benefit's Bad Gal waterproof mascara (HK$200, right) is the non-smudge version of the brand's Bad Gal eyelash lifter. This Benefit classic will get you through the day without Alice Cooper under-eyes.

Nars' Lipid Support EFA night infusion (HK$1,090/30ml, far right) is a lush, oily gel you can massage into dry winter skin now the cold weather has hit. A little goes a long way and skin feels moisturised instantly. But the jury is out on how deeply it penetrates the skin overnight.

Chanel's Le Vernis nail colour in 'Feu de Russie' no. 347 (HK$185, right) is a rich dark purple colour accentuated with bright purple sparkles, a great combination with your winter wardrobe this season. An added bonus is that it dries quickly.

Ole Henriksen's travel kit for dry/sensitive skin (HK$600 for six items, right) includes Express the Truth night cream with African red tea and ester-C, which is easily absorbed, non-irritating and non-greasy.

Bliss' Blood Orange and White Pepper Collection is certainly different on the scent front. The famous Body Butter (HK$300/8.5oz, bottom right) is as rich and creamy as its differently-perfumed predecessors, but its heavy citrus notes make it a fresh alternative.

Mac's new Chill collection includes an 80s staple - a permanent eyeliner pen option in a plastic barrel (HK$150). It delivers a bold, carbon-black pigment for those who like statement eyes. You need a steady hand for it, but it does stay on.