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December 15, 2012

Hong Kong updates: Half-time Goodies [Giorgio Armani, Tom Ford, Shu Uemura & YSL]

One of my fave beauty shopping places in HK are the Lane Crawford stores (located at IFC mall, Times Square and Harbour City).  Here's a quick update on what I bought the last few days.  (not all mine, a couple are gifts etc). 

I stocked up on my fave Shu Uemura Farfarllina lashes (SGD$20 a pair here, compared to at least SGD$40 in Singapore).   Bought 2 pairs for myself.  These lashes are made beautifully and lasts for years. 

I also bought the Shu Uemura brow fix (Ash Brown) which matches my brow pencil in 09 Seal Brown.  Love love love this!   I think I might buy a backup.. 

At Giorgio Armani, I bought the new Lip Maestro in 400 - click here for Temptalia's swatch and comparison to her HG red lippy, Chanel Rouge Allure Lacque in Dragon.  I swatched all the shades in this entry here.

I had really wanted 402, so I had the BA let me wear it on my lips anyway.  Definitely getting this when SG launches. 
402 is a super bright and yet wearable red.  </p>

This is very lightly applied. 


Helped my friend to purchase the GA Holiday Palette 01 since the collection is not launched in SG at all.  The face powder is really beautiful, and comes with a glittery overspray.  This is HKD650.

Swatches I did while at the GA store. </p>

Then we went to Lane Crawford at Times Square, and spent more time at the Tom Ford counter - it is very small, unlike the luxe and spacious one we have at Tangs Orchard.  

Prices of Tom Ford in HK is much cheaper than in Singapore. 

For example - the lipsticks are about $66 here, compared to $73 in Singapore. 

The perfume are at least S$30 cheaper in Hong Kong. Def can buy Tom Ford in Hong Kong. 

I ended up with 2 lipsticks - both black orchid.  One for me, one for my friend.  The BA told me the shade is being discontinued, and they have only 2 left in stock.   Why why why!  It is a very deepened black berry shade. 

The beautiful and very eloquent BA who attended to me, Susan also gave me a couple of samples to try out - the Traceless foundation (in an Asian Exclusive shade) and Santal Blush perfume. 

Here's a random pic of me while I went out for dinner last night - at a street shop... yummy and cheap!  

I also bought 3 of the YSL Primiere Neige topcoats (this is not brought into the Singapore market) - one for me, one for my friend, and one for Joey. 

I bought more little random goodies today... shall share soon! 

Heading out for dinner now!

Happy Saturday!

posted by

Sooooo nice!! Darn tempted to go go again..>.<

posted by

Wah!! Nice haul! It's such a shame everytime I am in HK, my days are super packed, I don't even have time to shop though I work in IFC!! Where is the TF counter? The one in SG is big and fancy but doesn't sell half the items on display! Like the bronzer brush and some eyeshadow palettes.. Ridiculous

posted by

Drooling.. drooling..
Hmm, a bit thick face but hmmm.. is that Joey you are referring to "me"?

posted by JoanneCC

You can find Urban Decay at Causeway Bay if you're in Hong Kong

:// 2nd Floor, 51 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay ( behind Times Square ) 銅鑼灣霎東街51號2樓 (時代廣場後面
:// Open Daily 12:00 - 9:00pm
:// WhatsApp +852 6778 3269

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My name is Sophia, and I am in my early 30s. I am from Singapore and I am the sole writer of this blog.

About this Blog

I started this blog in 2006, I like to use a wide range of brands though I seem to have a growing preference for higher-end brands in recent years. I also like to share interesting things I have come across about makeup and beauty.

Currently The Makeup Blogette receives 39,000 unique views monthly or 2,238,932 views and counting.

My Makeup Style

I like classic looks (neutral tones on eyes, anything goes for lips & cheeks), though occasionally I try out dramatic/ statement looks.  I believe that a flawless base is the key to achieving great makeup looks.  I also believe that if you don't have great skin to start with, fake it with a good foundation routine, and even greater skincare.  I am currently loving Clarins & Lancome skincare products, and Vichy NormaDerm for tackling with breakouts.

What Cameras do I use?

Most of the pictures you see in post 2010 entries are taken with my Canon G-11.  Previously I was using Canon Ixus 80.  I do post some pictures which are taken with my iphone4 which I will state in that particular entry.  I have stopped watermarking my pictures as of 2011, because I think watermarks are ugly in general, and does not prevent people from stealing my pictures if they wish to.  I just take it as a compliment that my pictures are even worth stealing in the first place. I might look into getting a Canon EOS next year, not just for blogging purposes, but I also like photography in general.

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It is hard to name just one, but I like NARS, Chanel, Illamasqua and the ocasional Guerlain, Dior & Urban Decay item.  I own quite a stash of MAC items, but recently I have stopped catching up with their collections, and I much prefer to splurge on a few really outstanding items.

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