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Tools

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

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