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Tools

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

Roving good time on internet route

This week's top 10 album downloads on iTunes

1 Uncaged, Zac Brown Band

2 Old School New Rules, Hank Williams, Jr

3 Living Things, Linkin Park

4 Some Nights, Fun.

5 Murdered Love, P.O.D.

6 Up All Night (Deluxe Version), One Direction

7 Welcome to the Fishbowl, Kenny Chesney

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Safe way to get a grip if touching hot food

History

The word 'tongs' possibly comes from the Greek word daknein meaning 'to bite'. Tongs have been in use since before the 12th century. They have become one of the most effective and popular tools for gripping food during cooking - especially during the grilling process, where chefs use them for picking up food to avoid burning themselves.

16 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Stray dog capture causes uproar online

Animal lovers have lashed out at the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department's handling of two stray dogs in Tin Shui Wai on Sunday that was captured on camera and uploaded to the internet.

20 Jul 2010 - 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

On the shelf

1 Some people use top-end vodka as a mixer but it's a bit of a waste - you can't really taste the nuances when it's mixed with other ingredients. Belvedere black raspberry vodka should be drunk on its own: chilled, of course. It's made by macerating the fruit in the vodka, so the black raspberry smell and taste is intense. It's about HK$350 from shops that carry a good range of liqueurs.

22 Nov 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: 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

The Wow Factor

Shu Uemura Brush Set

2 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Picture a truly creative event

Alternative Parties

Trade the party hats and balloons for brushes, paints, canvas and aprons - it's called 'artjamming,' and it makes for one great, colourful party.

What's it all about?

9 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I don't usually follow fashion, but I'd like to look like a retro movie star. Where can I get one of those thick belts that are so popular now?

In a Cinch, Happy Valley

4 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Makeup brushes

'Makeup brushes are a must-have. Best to start with is a foundation brush, to give lighter coverage. Next is an eyebrow brush. Even if you've had your brows shaped, a good one gives better contour and picks up your face.

'An eye shadow brush should be a medium size. Everyone wants to use the same brush for eye colour, so you need something big enough for easy blending.

13 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Dogs as a metaphor for modern life

Are dogs slaves to their masters?

In Men And Dogs, a black comedy produced by Chung Ying Theatre company, strays are masters of their own destiny. After being abandoned by his owner, Dog Piggy (played by William Lo) finds shelter with a gang of other abandoned dogs.

Then one day, after an auspicious sign, Piggy decides to go on a journey with his dog friends.

3 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Tools of the trade

While cutting-edge fashion seems ever further removed from the real world, the cosmetic industry recognises the average woman has too much to do and too little time to do it in. To this end, beauty houses are bringing out multi-purpose make-up, products to be applied with fingers and all sorts of nifty little kits that are compact enough to carry around and are easy to use on the hop.

3 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

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