The 10 best beauty products I’ve used in 2019

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As 2019 is coming to an end, it’s time to thank all those geniuses in the beauty industry that help us deal with skin problems. We’ve compiled a list of 10 classics and new launches this year, from make-up to skincare, that you should have in your repertoire at all times.


Hourglass’s lighting blush

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit

Introducing three exclusive and three bestselling powders, the brand-new Ambient Lighting Edit palette from Hourglass has you covered with the essentials such as bronze, blush and contour. If you’re planning to travel this Christmas, this is one you have to have.

Available at all Hourglass boutiques

Tom Ford’s eyeliner

Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen

I’ve been using Tom Ford’s Eye Defining Pen for more than three years because it’s so easy to use (with two sides) and it stays on all day. It might be more expensive than some of the others on the market, but the design and the long-lasting effect explain why.

Available at all Tom Ford boutiques

Fenty Beauty’s highlighter

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter in Ruby Richez

When it comes to highlighter, Fenty Beauty is always high on my list in terms of the natural glow and colour offerings. Recently, the brand launched the new Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter in Ruby Richez, which is a metallic shade with a vibrant hue.

Available at Sephora Hong Kong and DFS

Level 1, IFC Mall, Shop 1073-75, Podium, 8 Finance Street, Central +852 5808 5441

Too Faced’s eye palette

Too Faced Pretty Rich Diamond Light Eyeshadow Palette

With 16 different shades in one handy place, Too Faced’s Pretty Rich Diamond Light Eyeshadow Palette makes my life so much easier. From date night to formal occasions, we’re pretty confident that you’ll find the perfect matching eyeshadows here.

Exclusively available at Sephora Hong Kong

Level 1, IFC Mall, Shop 1073-75, Podium, 8 Finance Street, Central +852 5808 5441

Charlotte Tilbury’s magic wand

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand in Spotlight

The so-called “flawless filter”, Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Beauty Light Wand is so magical. Simply apply the highlighter on your cheekbones, brow bones and nose, and you’ll instantly see a natural glow.

Available at all Charlotte Tilbury boutiques

Armani Beauty’s compact foundation

Armani Beauty Lasting Silk UV Compact Foundation

For those of you who want to keep your make-up from melting and avoid oily skin after a long day, Armani Beauty’s Lasting Silk UV Compact Foundation is one of the best solutions. If you’re going out for the night, make sure to carry this with you.

Available at all Armani Beauty boutiques


La Mer’s treatment lotion

La Mer The Treatment Lotion

Just one month after I started using La Mer’s The Treatment Lotion, I noticed the difference. This super-hydrator pumps water into your skin like liquid energy, which softens, improves and tones everything.

Available at all La Mer boutiques

Augustinus Bader’s cream

Augustinus Bader The Cream

Augustinus Bader’s The Cream is not only a typical cream for day and night, but it’s also very good at dealing with anti-ageing problems and repairs your skin cells. Get the miniature box set first if you want to give it a try.

Available on Net-a-Porter and at Augustinus Bader beauty counters in Lane Crawford

Drunk Elephant’s serum

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum

Formulated with provitamin B5 and pineapple ceramide, Drunk Elephant’s B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum is perfect for winter. With its texture, we can tell how well it helps to deal with dryness and fine lines.

Exclusively available at Sephora Hong Kong

Level 1, IFC Mall, Shop 1073-75, Podium, 8 Finance Street, Central +852 5808 5441

Rituals’ body cream

Rituals Delicate Glow Body Cream

Rituals recently launched its new Delicate Glow Body Cream for the season. After applying a small amount of the cream, you’ll not only find it refreshing, but you’ll also notice how quickly it absorbs into the skin.

Available at all Rituals boutiques

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