From Mongolia With Love

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The contents of my cosmetics cabinet are probably better travelled than I am – and the latest destination is Mongolia, thanks to Lhamour. The first organic skincare brand to be exported from the country, all its products are made in Mongolia and proudly showcase traditional local ingredients like yak’s milk, rock salt and sea buckthorn, with zero additives, perfumes, colourings or preservatives. Given Mongolia’s famously harsh climate, Lhamour certainly knows a thing or two about combatting dry skin, so if they say we need some sheep tail oil in our lives, I’m all for it! They’ve recently launched a dedicated Hong Kong online store selling their signature handmade soaps, face and body oils, bath bombs and body butters, meaning you can take advantage of free shipping within the city on orders over $500… what’s a few extra lip balms in your basket between friends, hey?

Prices range from $40-260. www.lhamourhk.com.

Animal Instinct

cosmeticsMany makeup companies pay lip service to their charitable efforts these days, but philanthropy has been part of family-run luxury beauty brand Chantecaille’s DNA from the start – and their latest Spring 2017 Collection is no different. Their Mermaid Matte Eye Trio is inspired by three of Africa’s leading female animal conservationists, and feature three beautifully silky eyeshadows in shades of creamy vanilla, smoky grey and deep brown. The eyeshadows are named Lion, Elephant and Bee after the animals that the women work so passionately to protect. Needless to say, all Chantecaille’s makeup is cruelty-free and never tested on animals, and 5 percent of the proceeds from the trio will be donated to the Elephants & Bees Foundation, Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and Lion Guardians charities. Finish off your look with one of Chantecaille’s new spring lip colours (I’m loving the bright pops of their Tuberose and Petunia Lip Chic lightweight lipsticks) and you’re ready to roar.

The Mermaid Matte Eye Trio costs $880, Lip Chic lipsticks cost $350. Available at Harvey Nichols Pacific Place and Lane Crawford IFC, Harbour City and Times Square.

Rock the Red Carpet

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If you’re desperately seeking that all-important Hollywood glow, Flawless’ latest Red Carpet Facial treatment is a real skincare saviour. This exclusive treatment from celeb fave skincare brand Intraceuticals (Miranda Kerr, Jessica Biel and Katy Perry are all fans) delivers a super-powered blast of hyaluronic acid, oxygen, vitamins and other anti-aging ingredients to your skin – giving you a brighter, firmer and younger-looking complexion as a result. Factor in a pick-me-up lip and eye treatment, relaxing head massage and one of the comfiest spa beds in the city and you’ve got a pampering session fit for any A-lister. The Red Carpet Facial costs $1,680 for 75 minutes; first-time Flawless customers can get 15 percent off this treatment until the end of April 2017 by mentioning LIV when booking. You’re welcome!

Flawless, 4/F, Sea Bird House, 22-28 Wyndham St., Central, 2869-5868, www.flawless.hk.com.

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