HK$2 lip gloss just as safe as a HK$220 one

A HK$2 lip gloss can be as safe as a HK$220 YSL lip gloss, tests showed.

The Consumer Council collected 37 brands from department stores, cosmetic chains and individual shops, and tested them for heavy metals, banned colouring agents and germs.

Thursday, 16 February, 2012, 12:00am

Bright and beautiful

Candy shop

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The WOW factor

Drawing a veil over dull skin

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

This week we test: lip gloss

With winter on its way, a change of lippie gives your pout a luscious wash of colour and loads of shine while keeping it soft and supple.

Maquillage Rouge Enamel Glamour (HK$230)

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

This week we test: lipgloss

Lipgloss can be used for a more casual, youthful look than lipstick, but is also perfect for when you want to glam up.

NARS Bougainville Lipgloss (HK$210)

Don't be put off by this strong purple colour - the deep, velvety tone works well on most skin tones. The gloss is thick and shiny, but a little bit sticky.

16 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

This week we test: lipstick

Applying lipstick makes your lips look fuller and plumper. To get the best result, moisturise your lips with a lip balm as a foundation. This works well for chapped lips.

Cyber Colors Diamond Star Lipstick (HK$99)

Glides on like a dream but needs reapplying throughout the day. Delicious scent of vanilla creme brulee makes it even nicer.

26 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

This week we test: lipgloss

The spring palette is full of pinky-peaches, so pick a lipgloss to match. Apply SPF protection before gliding the gloss on.

Missha The Style Liquid Real Rouge (HK$128)

12 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

The Wow Factor

Think pink

Pink is one of the most feminie colours, so Shu Uemura have introduced the Pink Collection, a new range of the popular Rouge Unlimited and Gloss Unlimited launched in 2006. The new collection includes nine new shades of Rouge Unlimited lipsticks (HK$175) and five new Gloss Unlimited shades (HK$160). Available at all Shu Uemura locations.

22 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

The Wow Factor

Blooming spring

It may not feel like it, but Spring isn't far away. Lunasol's Spring makeup collection includes five different flower themes: cherry, magnolia, wisteria, plum and azalea. The collection includes an eye makeup palette, lipstick, lip gloss and nail colour, with prices ranging from HK$100 to HK$350. Available from all Lunasol counters from January 16.

11 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Top tips: makeup

Guerlain's creative director Olivier Echaudemaison offers some advice on how Hong Kong women can improve their makeup:

'The most challenging part about being a creative director is to be innovative each season, to [introduce] new products, new colours and to always keep women in mind when creating.

24 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

on style, she rules

I'm looking for a nice green silk dress like the one Keira Knightley wears in the movie Atonement. Do you know who that's by?

Knightley Showing, Whampoa

23 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Plump up the glam factor

Lustrous lips

26 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Beauty Flash

Refreshed, happy skin

Benefit's latest facial cleansing foam, You Clean Up Nice! Face Wash (HK$240) claims to gently remove dirt and makeup without leaving an oily residue. Its orange blossom scent makes face washing more enjoyable. Benefit products are available at Seibu, FACES and Lane Crawford.

Extra glossy

9 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Beauty Flash

Autumn welcome

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Top tips: Makeup

Victor Cembellin, a senior makeup artist with MAC, was in Hong Kong recently and spoke about trends for autumn/winter.

'The big news is that it's all about eyeliner. But it needs to be perfectly applied and a little thicker than before.

10 Jul 2007 - 12:00am