If you’re a fan of green beauty, I won’t need to tell you how awesome BareMinerals is – which is why it’s always exciting when they launch gorgeous new goodies for my makeup bag. Their new Statement Lip Collection is ideal for those of us who love a bold lip, with 25 showstopping shades of red, pink, and berry in the shape of lightweight creamy lipsticks, liquid matte lip colours and blendable lip liners; use them on their own for a wow-worthy colour pop, or combine them for even more dramatic (and long-lasting) results. Make sure the rest of your face is just as flawless thanks to the brand’s new BarePro Foundation, an ultra-silky liquid mineral base that offers 24-hour coverage for complexion imperfections, whilst still feeling breathable to boot. As ever, it’s all paraben- and sulphate-free, not tested on animals and comes packed with natural moisturising ingredients, so there’s definitely no excuse not to be ready for your close-up.
Statement Lip Collection ranges from $150-190; BarePro Foundation costs $320. Available at stores and counters citywide, including at FACESSS Times Square and Ocean Terminal.
See full shop list at www.bareminerals.com.hk.
Puttin’ On The Ritz
If you’re finding that your regular cleanse, tone and moisturise just ain’t cutting it these days, it might be time to take your beauty regime into the 21st century with The Ritz-Carlton Spa. Its new CACI machines use microcurrent therapy to help tone, lift and firm, whilst also stimulating collagen and elastin production and softening lines and wrinkles. The Ritz-Carlton Spa has launched three treatments that combine CACI technology with products from luxe skincare brand 111Skin (developed by renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Yannis Alexandrides) for the ultimate in rejuvenation. There’s the 60-minute Youth-Generating Facial that concentrates on the face and neck, the 75-minute Revive & Reshape that includes eye and jawline treatments, and the 90-minute Ultimate Turnaround that features ultrasonic peeling and an invigorating face massage. All guests also get access to the steam and sauna rooms, experience showers and relaxation room, which boasts incredible harbour views.
CACI facial treatments range from $1,580-2,980 for 60-90 minutes.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, 116/F, The Ritz-Carlton, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon, 2263-2040.
We’re never ones to turn down a good excuse for a celebration, so we’re getting out the bunting for Japanese makeup brand naturaglacé’s 10th birthday – which has seen them update their line of 100 percent natural cosmetics with stylish new packaging, revamped formulations and some brand new products to boot. One of Japan’s first organic beauty brands, all naturaglacé cosmetics are made from sustainable naturally-derived plant and mineral ingredients with no synthetics or animal testing, plus biodegradable packaging and low-waste manufacturing where possible. Their new look is streamlined, minimalistic and modern, with more foundation shades and lip, eye and cheek colours joining the party. The bases are mostly on the fair side and feature pretty high SPFs, making this range ideal for sensitive Asian skin… and for those of you like me who live to swoon over pretty pastel-daubed packaging!
Items range from $210-440. Available exclusively at BEYORG; see all store locations or shop online at www.beyorgbeauty.com.