New beauty launches: Aesop, Armani Beauty, Gucci Beauty, Guerlain and more

A round-up of favourite beauty and skincare launches

Prada Beauty

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Prada Beauty has arrived in Hong Kong and with it its Skin and Color lines. Built on the purpose of helping skin adapt as fast as the environment changes, Prada Skin range from cleansers to foundations that provide instant and over-time care. Like, the Prada Reveal, a medium buildable coverage foundation featuring a Micro-Filter™ Technology that imparts luminosity and leaves a blurred, soft-matte finish. Infused with vitamin E and niacinamide, it helps care for the pores underneath to ensure a smooth touch after everything is washed off at the day’s end.

Prada Color rethinks self-reinvention as the new self-expression. Monochrome is a refillable lip colour that reinvents the brand’s signature materials. The Hyper Matte lipstick delivers intense, one-stroke pigments with a deep matte finish reminiscent of Prada’s signature saffiano leather; while the Soft Matte lipstick reveals softly diffused colours that recall the luminosity and versatility of Prada’s iconic re-nylon fabric. Prada Dimensions, on the other hand, reconstruct iconic prints from the brand’s archive to present six fashion-curated eyeshadow palettes. Boasting satin, soft matte, hyper matte, and meta foil shadows, the mini kits offer endless combinations of easy-to-wear, easy-to-dare eye looks.


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French beauty house Guerlain has launched a new radiance boosting skincare ritual: the Abeille Royale Double Clarify & Repair Essence and Abeille Royale Double Clarify & Repair Creme. Starting with the former, the Essence is packed with powerful ingredients including white honey, vitamin C, and AHA, which are paired with the brand’s exclusive Dynamic Blackbee Repair technology. Together, the formula stimulates the skin’s repairing process for a youthful glow and refined pores. To follow, the Creme is composed of 93% naturally derived ingredients to correct dullness, refine pores and reduce dark spots. Combining the softness of a creme with the freshness of a gel, it fuses with the skin for instant comfort and an enveloping protective feeling.

Armani Beauty

Armani Beauty reimagines its nude codes in a limited-edition Nude Mania collection. Instead of a traditional single gel formulation, the Lip Maestro Satin now boasts a double-gel formula, composed of 70% water gel and 30% oil gel, for a seamless dispersion of its pigments and dyes, delivered via a new diamond-shaped applicator that ensures just the right amount of colour in just one swipe. The six true-to-skin nude shades are accentuated with brightening tones suited for all Asian skin tones. Completing the collection is the new My Armani To Go Cushion Foundation, encased in a limited-edition nude pink compact. Available in five shades, this cushion foundation delivers glow; a bespoke, buildable coverage; and 18 hour hydration for a lightweight, no make-up sensation.

On the fragrance front, Armani has launched a new, juicy interpretation of its signature My Way scent: My Way Nectar Eau de Parfum. Resting within a newly designed pink bottle, the fragrance ventures through glades of citrus and pear before settling into a rich base of vanilla and white musk, inviting the wearer to explore a blend of fruit and flora.

Gucci Beauty

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Gucci Beauty introduces Gucci Neutrals, a collection of 15 lipstick hues encapsulating creative director Sabato De Sarno’s vision of effortless elegance. Included in the assortment are six new shades for the Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Mat series, three hues for the Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Liquide Mat line, and an additional six shades for the Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Satin range. All are created with comfort in mind, featuring a lightweight but hydrating formula that builds full colour.

Fenty Beauty

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Fenty Beauty’s first pop-up flagship in Asia has taken up residence inside the K11 Musea. Spanning 624 square feet, the new store is stocked with a wide range of Fenty Beauty, Fenty Skin and Fenty Fragrance products. The all-black design invites customers to immerse themselves in an atmosphere of a backstage dressing room, where they can indulge in professional makeup services provided by Fenty Beauty makeup artists.


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The Immaculate Facial Tonic is Aesop’s latest addition to their Skin Care+ range. Formulated with Vitamin B3 and Provitamin B5 in the form of niacinamide and panthenol, and mucor miehei – an enzyme known for its gentle exfoliating properties, derived from the eponymous microorganism – the Tonic provides vitamin-enriched replenishment and chemical exfoliation, helping to clarify and balance the skin – evening its appearance and refining its texture over time. It’s gentle enough for every day use, with a light, aqueous texture and soft finish.


Photo: Fresh

Fresh launches a limited-edition Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence by New York-based neon artist Juno Shen, who was influenced by the concept of light and natural beauty that lives within us all. Blending two creative expressions – Shen’s neon artistry and Fresh’s sensory overload – the collaboration empowers you with vibrant colours and the illuminating benefits of kombucha. Purple invites you to embrace confidence and power, pink represents strength and optimism, while orange symbolises energy and bravery.

JSM Beauty

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Founded in 2015 by Korea’s top makeup artist Jung Saem Mool, JSM Beauty’s first pop-store in Hong Kong has opened at Lane Crawford, Times Square. Operating from 26 April to 4 July, the store offers an extensive product selection from base products to blushes and skincare, as well as personalised beauty consultations by the brand’s highly-trained beauty experts. In hopes to expand its presence in Hong Kong, a second pop-up store will open at Lane Crawford, Harbour City, from 31 May to 30 June.

AP Beauty

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Amorepacific has relaunched as AP Beauty, a new high-performance, high-end skincare brand that reflects market changes and customer needs. Centred on the three core elements of breakthrough technology, patented novel ingredients and expert tested visible results, the brand-new M.D. line is meticulously developed based on medical-grade collagen tightening treatments, combining multiple active ingredients and leading medical aesthetic techniques from Korea. The core product – M.D. Dual Repair Lift Cream – offers powerful and astonishing repairing and lifting effects thanks to the synergy between PDRN and EXOYNE, two patented ingredients independently developed by AP.


Photo: Ziip

Powered by its iconic Dual Waveform Technology that pairs the immediate lifting power of microcurrent with the lasting benefits of nanocurrect, Ziip Halo is the only beauty device to offer both an immediate lift and lasting anti-ageing results. The device is programmed with a unique “plug and play” treatment called The Lift, which harnesses both wavelengths to deliver a powerful full-face facial in just four minutes.

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