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Physiognomy

FOR YOUR eyes only

Thinner and more delicate than any other part of the face, the skin around the eyes is often the first to show signs of sun damage, ageing and even poor lifestyle habits.

Thursday, 27 October, 2011, 12:00am

This week we test: mascara base

Mascara base, or primer, helps produce more voluminous lashes and prevent smudging.

Orbis Styling Mascara Base (HK$149)

Does what it's supposed to - bulks up lashes and helps to limit smudging - but for the price, you may as well apply more mascara.

Majolica Majorca Lash Bone Black Fibre (HK$115)

1 May 2011 - 12:00am

Bustling streets of HK the perfect library for Mandarin Spa's visiting face reader

Eric Standop can read your face - the colour, the shape and even the smallest of expressions. To his eyes, they are like different chapters in the book of your life.

'Walking across the busy streets is like walking across a library for me,' the German face-reading therapist said.

8 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

The Wow Factor

Tailor-made eyes

24 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Eyes of Egypt

The discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb in the 1920s led to a revolution in the fashion industry. Enthralled with the king's distinctive make-up, fashion-savvy people engineered ways to apply kohl with ease and elegance. Smoky feline eyes, formed by lavish pencil or powder eyeliner, became synonymous with the Egyptian look - one that is still highly imitated today.

19 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Fake lashes that make you look special - even if you can't see

Biologically speaking, eyelashes exist merely to stop dirt from getting into our eyes. But at a product party last week for Japanese cosmetics-maker Shu Uemura, its makeup artist tried to suggest that lashes - the fake variety - can also act as a kind of shield against the sun.

26 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Lovely lashes

A good mascara is like a magic wand which gives your eyes the Cinderella touch. Try not to pump the product as you use it because air will get into the container and dry it faster. Remember to replace your mascara three months after your first application to avoid eye infections.

Lancome - Hypnose Mascara ($200)

19 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Lashings of love

They say the eyes are the windows to your soul, so your eyelashes are, in effect, the curtains. Whether you've got a penchant for balloon drapes or an affinity for simple sheers, there's a range of new products and techniques to make your shutters all aflutter.

22 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Eyes on Japan

City life is so stressful, what with the hustle and bustle of earning a living. There is, therefore, a need to unwind, to relax and to recharge our batteries.

I took a few days off and flew to the wonderland that is Japan (I always call Japan the wonderland because it is full of new products).

22 Jul 2003 - 12:00am