Beauty low-down: brushes

Beauty low-down: brushes

The white tips on the M.A.C brushes are a big help as they make it easy to see how much product you have on the brush.

Monday, 18 February, 2013, 3:52pm

Strokes of genius

It's easy to see why respected British make-up artist Lisa Eldridge is a cult internet hit. Disarming, photogenic and armed with a breezy authority, Eldridge is noted for making runway and everyday beauty looks accessible to viewers who read her blog. Her video tutorials alone attract more than a million unique visitors per month.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Knot a problem

Do you brush your hair? Or are you one of those people who just uses their fingers to 'style' it in the rush to get to school every morning?

Well, take note, your crowning glory depends on you using the correct brush to make your hair look healthier and shinier.

23 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

This week we test: eye shadow brushes

Eye shadow brushes can be easier to use than sponge applicators and they are good for blending colours on the eyelid. Use a circular motion to blend the colour, making it solid right above your lash line.

Shu Uemura eye shadow brush HK$285

6 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

This week we test: lip palettes

Lip palettes offer a way to carry multiple lip colours in one convenient case. You may need an additional gloss, as many palettes tend to contain fairly muted tones.

Duwop Liplingo (HK$330)

10 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Chat: Clare Wilson

Clare Wilson, head of international sales at Farrow & Ball, a British manufacturer of traditional papers and paint, recently introduced the company's line of environmentally friendly paints, primers and finishes to Hong Kong (they're available exclusively at Altfield Interiors).

How did the company get its start?

7 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

The Wow Factor

Be wise: sanitise

5 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

This week we test: blush brush

A good brush sweeps colour evenly onto your cheek without shedding bristles. They are often expensive, but a high quality tool should last for years.

Lola Blush Brush (HK$350)

8 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

This week we test: gel eyeliner

Gel eyeliner has a smooth, thick texture, making it easier to apply than the liquid variety. It gives a solid line that makes your eyes look bigger. But be patient - it takes a lot of practice to draw a perfect line.

Missha Fit-in Eyes Gel Eyeliner - Waterproof (HK$116)

15 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

The Wow Factor

Time for tranquility

18 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Top tips: brush strokes

Yves Saint Laurent makeup artist Val Garland seeks to create beauty that's 'beyond stereotypes'.

14 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Top tips: cutting cellulite

Four Seasons Hong Kong spa director Helen Greene offers advice on cellulite reduction.

22 Jul 2008 - 12:00am


With hundreds of pencils, pens, pastels, acrylics and paints on offer, not to mention the different types of paper and brushes to choose from, here are a few tips to get your child started in the world of art.


4 May 2008 - 12:00am

This week we test: powder blush brush

Powder blush is best applied with a medium-sized, flat brush on top of your powder. For a natural flush, load the blush brush with colour and wipe any excess with a tissue. Smile to find the apples of your cheeks and lightly tap blush there.

NARS Blush brush (HK$430)

10 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

beauty battlefield

Using a brush would help you get the right amount of loose powder on your face. Hold a piece of tissue with some powder on it in one hand, then dip and spin your brush, shake off any excess powder, then apply it on your face.

This week we test: loose powder brush

Julie Hewett Kabuki Brush, HK$360

30 Dec 2007 - 12:00am