Living colour


Nature’s gifts inspire our cover shoot and seasonal looks, writes Tama Lung.

Thursday, 8 March, 2012, 12:00am

The WOW factor

Pink Friday polish

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

This week we test: eyeshadow

Eyeshadow helps define your eyes, drawing attention to them. Try brighter shades like blue or silver to stand out this autumn.

Shu Uemura Pressed Eye Shadow (HK$110/2.1g)

Highly pigmented, and a little goes a long way. The white is very shimmery, so it can also be used as a highlighter.

Nars Dogon Eyeshadow Duo (HK$320/4g)

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Highlighter pens

Eclat de Teint By Terry (HK$540/6.5ml)

Claim: the Rose Flash pen erases flaws, smoothes out and refreshes tired features through the optical correction of skin surface texture. It can be applied onto bare skin or skin with make-up.

MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter (HK$190/3.6ml)

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

This week we test: eyeshadow

Eyeshadow adds depth to your eyes, drawing attention to them. Try brighter shades, like light purple or grey-blue, to stand out this autumn.

Coffret D'or Beauty C Curves Eyes (HK$250) 9/10

Youthful colours with a fine, smooth texture. The seven shades mean there's something for everyone and every look.

10 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

This week we test: eyeshadow palettes

Palettes offer a range of mix-and-match colours in one compact. This seasons trends include earth tones, light shimmer and the new-look smoky eyes - smoulder without using black shadow.

Majolica Majorca Trick on eye shadow palettes (HK$125) 6/10

8 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Tips on recycling

Some of us are notoriously fickle about makeup, but rather than throw out that barely touched bronzer, Melo spa manager Nichola Roche has a few handy tips on how to update your old make-up.

Eye shadow

19 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Top tips: hot highlights

Priscilla Mui, education manager with Clinique, tells how to make the most of highlighters and blushers.

'For better control, start with less product and add more as you go. Use a highlighter only where you need it. Choose a colour lighter than your skin and apply on the high points of features you want to be brought out.

8 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Powder room

Rene Furterer's Anti-Dandruff Exfoliating Gel (right, HK$170/75ml) from its Melaleuca range uses essential oils and antimicrobial active ingredients to purify the scalp and exfoliate flakes. Apply to a wet scalp once or twice a week. Available from select SaSa and Watsons stores.

4 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Top tips: contours

Former model Kelly England offers these make-up tips to give your face the right contours.

4 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

This week we test: powder blush

Brush on a little blush for a natural flush.

Ettusais Cheek Colour (HK$130/2.7g)

Comes with a handy puff, making application a cinch. A slight dab is enough to brighten up your face and keep it glowing all day.

Clinique Fresh Bloom Allover Colour (HK$250/9g)

24 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Top tips: line of sight

Becca UK makeup artist Tiffany John shares her method of applying natural-looking, long-lasting eyeliner:

29 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

This week we test: highlighter

A subtle shine makes you look healthy and happy. Highlighters reflect light, making your skin glow. Those with fair skin should go for a silvery look, while a golden glow is better for darker skin tones. Apply to cheekbones, inner corners of eyes, the bridge of the nose and brow bones with a finger.

Anna Sui Glitter Eye Color Stick (HK$180/4.5g)

3 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

beauty buzz

For a healthy, youthful glow, apply blusher to the apples of your cheeks. Smile so you can see where to aim for and don't apply the make-up too close to your nose. Sweep up and out towards the temples. Experiment with different colours until you find the right one for your skin tone.

23 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Powder blush

Apply colour to the apple of your cheeks to highlight the cheek bones. If you have a tan, opt for a shimmery bronze shade.

Lancome Blush Subtil Shimmer 22 Rose alchimie (HK$240/ 6 grams) The shimmery powder glides on and blends well. The case comes with a mirror and a cute soft brush.

3 Jun 2007 - 12:00am