h ... get the executive look Ryuko Lau, trainer for Mac Cosmetics in Hong Kong, suggests a professional, well-groomed look to show that you care about your appearance and the way you present yourself. Face The overall skin tone should be kept natural with a matt or satin finish, while the cheeks should be brushed with a sheer pink or peach for a natural glow. Eyes Keep brows defined. Higher arches can give the illusion of power and confidence, but make sure you don't go overboard and end up looking permanently surprised. Eye shadow colours should be kept in the medium range - soft brown or light grey for fair skin, and a darker brown or darker grey for tanned skin. Avoid bright or vivid colours - neon does not belong in the workplace. Neither does anything too dark or too pale. Dark shadow is too heavy, while pale shadow can give the illusion of puffiness. Lips Neutral pinks, peaches, champagnes and browns. Avoid anything glittery. Products The Fresh Island Reverie Face Palette (pictured, HK$550) gives you three subtle eye shadows to choose from, as well as a coral-coloured blush and a subtle bronzer. Mac lipstick (HK$125) in Half 'n' Half works well for lighter skin, while Fast Play gives a subtle finish for medium-toned skin. ... get noticed at a party When you're knocking back champagne with the creme de la creme of Hong Kong, it will take nothing less than a knockout party look to get you noticed amid the rich and beautiful. Stand out with attention-grabbing lips. 'Bold, look-at-me lips make you look sophisticated,' says Nars lead makeup artist Priscilla Yu. Face Keep the face soft and luminous with a brightening serum underneath a light powder foundation. Eyes Give a goddess-like shimmer by blending golden shadow along the lower lash line as well as over the entire eyelid. Finish with a coat of mascara. Lips A shimmering cherry lipstick brightened with an eye-popping complementary colour on the centre of the lip. Leave it as it is for a more sophisticated look, or finish with a layer of gloss for a fresher effect. Products (right) Lancome Maquicreme Infinite (HK$280) will keep your skin looking translucent and moisturised, while Coffret D'Or FS Eyes in Citrine Gold (HK$140) will highlight your eyes in a moisturising gold sheen. Make your lips pop by applying Nars lipstick in Se?orita (HK$210) all over your lips, then accent the centre with Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl (HK$210). ... meet the in-laws You will want to make the perfect first impression, and Ms Yu recommends a polished, fresh look that is guaranteed to hit all the right notes. Face The face should be kept fresh and neutral. Opt for an illuminating foundation or use a brightening serum under your foundation for a healthy glow. If blush is needed, go for a youthful, rosy pink. Eyes Eyes should be effortless and natural, with cream shadows in subtle bronzes and golds for an understated yet polished effect. Finish with a coat of mascara on both upper and lower lashes. Lips Keep lips natural and pale. Pinks and corals in lip sheens or glosses will give the lips some colour without weighing them down. Products (top) Revlon ColorStay Mineral Foundation (HK$158) will give you the light coverage you need, while Nars cream eye shadow in Savage (HK$195) will gild the eyes in a nice bronze finish. Bobbi Brown Tinted Lip Balm in Golden Pink (HK$160) moisturises the lips and gives a long-lasting neutral sheen. ... impress on a first date How do you wow your date without overwhelming him? Ms Lau recommends a monochromatic colour scheme that makes use of the same colour in varying tones and shades, providing depth and giving a romantic soft-washed look that exudes femininity. Face Skin should be kept matt and oil-free for a smooth complexion under dim lighting. Eyes Shaped and angled eyebrows will draw attention to the eyes, which should be brushed with sheer and soft eye shadow for a shimmering, alluring effect. Choose eye shadow shade according to the venue - brightly lit cocktail events call for lighter colours, whereas deeper shades are ideal for dimly lit dinners. Lips Apply lipstick for colour and top it off with lip gloss for an irresistible shine. Products Estee Lauder Individualist Natural Finish Powder Makeup (pictured, HK$280) gives your complexion a clean, effortless finish, while Mary Quant Eye Opener shadow in Pearl (pictured, HK$110) accents the eye in a red wine shade. Mac Lipstick in Syrup (HK$125) will allude to your sweet disposition and is best topped with Mac Plushglass lip gloss in Ample Pink (HK$150), accenting the mauve with a soft rose gloss.