We're here with an ever-growing list of our fave Hong Kong beauty finds. From the latest treatments to new makeup, skincare and haircare products - catch up with what works in the world of beauty
In between all of the happy hours and free-flow brunches that happen from week to week in Hong Kong, it’s important to find time in your schedule to look after yourself. From cruelty-free makeup products to vegan skincare, we’re here with all the Hong Kong beauty find you need.
Our Hong Kong beauty, skincare and makeup faves
Facial acupuncture at Eu Yan Sang
If you’re looking for Hong Kong beauty regimes that incorporate Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), then you can’t beat facial acupuncture at Eu Yan Sang. After three thirty-minute treatments, that are pain-free, you should see a significant brightening effect on your skin. Obviously, we had to try it for ourselves…
Read our full review of facial acupuncture.
Eu Yan Sang Premier Chinese Medicine Centre, 6/F, The Sharp, No.11 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2574 9132 or 2574 9133, 余仁生綜合醫療中心, 銅鑼灣霎東街11號The Sharp 6樓
We’re obsessed with l’Officine Universelle Buly Hong Kong
Calling all Hong Kong beauty fans! If you haven’t been into this magical land of fabulousness yet, then you’re missing out! Created in 1803, this French company is an emporium of beauty secrets, featuring everything from handmade toothbrushes to unique fragrances and skincare products. We love, love, love the beautiful packaging that all these treats come in, and would buy the whole shop if we could.
l’Officine Universelle Buly Hong Kong, G/F, 20 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2191 9005
The BEST manicures in town
Our Editor loves getting her nails done every month, so we have the scoop on all the best manicure salons in Hong Kong. Whether you’re looking for over-the-top nail art or a single colour, our guide to nail salons in Hong Kong will fill you in on the best of the best.
Antipodes available in Hong Kong
If you haven’t tried the amazing range of skincare products available from New Zealand brand Antipodes yet, then you’re really missing out. We are big fans of the avocado pear night nourishing cream that makes our skin look amazing, even when we’ve been staring at a computer screen for too long! And now, the scientific and organic beauty brand has just launched its fully vegetarian-approved lipsticks in Hong Kong. Pumped full of nutrient-rich avocado oil from Kerikeri in the north of New Zealand and calendula oil for its healing properties, choose from a range of colours that look amazing and feel even better on your lips.
Shop Antipodes at Watsons outlets in Hong Kong.
Charlotte Tilbury at Lane Crawford
A breakthrough skin potion with colour-correcting, anti-shadow and glow-boosting super powers, British makeup maven Charlotte Tilbury creates stunning products like Brightening Youth Glow. At Lane Crawford, you’ll also find her exceptional range of makeup. We love, love, love the full fat lashes mascara, the bar of gold palette and the eyebrow lift pencil with three products in one #obsessed.
Shop Charlotte Tilbury at Lane Crawford, Podium 3, IFC, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2118 5720, 中環金融街8號國際金融中心商場3樓
HIFU Face-Lifting Treatment at Nude Waxing Beautique
For those looking for a face-lift without the surgery, Nude Waxing Beautique is now offering all the benefits of cosmetic surgery without the downtime with the HIFU. A no-needles solution for tighter and smoother skin, HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) is a huge hit in South Korea and has been used within the medical community for over 50 years. HIFU treats saggy jowls, wrinkles and crows’ feet and only takes around 20-30 minutes to treat both face and neck.
Nude Waxing Beautique, 14-01, M88 Wellington Place, 2-8 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2868 9100, 中環威靈頓街2-8號威靈頓廣場M88 14樓
The best eyelash extensions
One of the perks of working at Honeycombers is getting to try out all the latest beauty procedures and new openings. If you’re looking for lusciously long lashes, then you need to read our story on the best eyelash extensions in Hong Kong.
Herbal Legend: A local haircare brand we love
We’re all about supporting local makers and producers, so we recently tried out Herbal Legend, a haircare brand from Hong Kong that harnesses the power of Chinese herbology in its range. We were pleasantly surprised with how It worked wonders on our locks, and we would definitely recommend it.
Read our full review of Herbal Legend.
This Works available at Lane Crawford
Founded by former Beauty Director at Vogue UK, Kathy Phillips, This Works is a British brand that we are more than a little obsessed with. Available at Lane Crawford in Hong Kong, the brand has just launched their Evening Detox collection that will help your skin recover from pollutants and weather damage while you sleep. Three steps to fresher looking skin? We’ll take it!
If you’re feeling wiped out by the busy Hong Kong lifestyle – we hear you. Thankfully, a good massage doesn’t have to break the bank here. We’ve found the best affordable massages in Hong Kong, so go and treat yourself to one STAT!
Korean faves at 3CE
Korean beauty brand 3CE, founded by Stylenanda, is hands-down one of our favourite makeup brands. And the Hong Kong beauty scene is going gaga for their cute products! From heart-shaped lip colours to compact shimmer shadows and wonderfully sexy matte-finish lipsticks, 3CE is the epitome of modern style.
Read more about Korean Makeup brands we love.
3CE, Shop B223A, Times Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Mességué Laboratories available in Hong Kong
Having recently celebrated its 60th anniversary, French natural skincare line Mességué Laboratories is known for its amazing plant-based products, and now we can finally get our hands on in them in Hong Kong! Available for purchase on Simply Nation’s website, we’ll be stocking up on the wonderful argan oil for hair and nails and a selection of their face masks.
Amazing hair salons
Thinking about getting a new do? Before you do, be sure to consult our guide to tried and tested hair salons in Hong Kong. You’ll be in safe hands for your cut and colour and come out looking totally fabulous for sure.
Posted by Kiko Milano on Thursday, November 30, 2017
Our favourite Italian cruelty-free makeup brand, Kiko Milano has an amazing presence in Hong Kong, with stores popping up from IFC to CWB. If you love colour, then you need to get some of the brand’s iconic liquid eyeliner or dewy shadows – stat! Another product we love is the mini lipstick range, that are perfect for world travellers with little room. When it comes to beauty, the Italians really know what’s up!
KIKO MILANO, Shop B245, Level B2, Times Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2881 8803 銅鑼灣時代廣場B2 B245號舖
Spa treatments at Lush
If you are looking for somewhere to relax and take a load off in Central, then look no further than the spa at British favourite Lush. The beauty brand has a range of treatment floors available above its Lyndhurst Terrace location where a selection of signature spa options will lull you into relaxation. Enjoy A Hard Day’s Night, which couples music from The Beatles and a full body massage; try out the Sound Bath that blends sounds from nature with massage and tuning forks; or try out The Planets – 180 minutes of massage accompanied by an interstellar orchestra!
Find out about our experience at Lush Spa.
Lush, G/F-4/F, Soho Square, 21 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3915 0638, 中環擺花街21號Soho Square地下至4樓
3INA launches in Asia
We’re not at all jealous that British makeup brand 3INA has launched in Singapore, or that our sister site is all over their gorgeous coloured eye shadows, foundations in hues for every skin tone and tinted lip oil balms. The cruelty-free makeup brand doesn’t fall prey to seasons, preferring to make a bold statement 365 days a year – now, that’s our kind of beauty brand. While no plans to open in Hong Kong are being released yet (why-oh-whyyyyyyy?!), you can get your fix online at ASOS.
Shop 3INA online at www.asos.com.
Cire Trudon fragrance collection
The world’s oldest candlemaker – Cire Trudon – has added a new thread to its bow by launching its debut fragrance collection. Finding inspiration from the linchpins of its ethos, namely religion, revolution and royalty, each fragrance has a unique scent that captures the spirit of the brand. We can’t get enough of these scents!
Shop the new perfume collection from Trudon at Shhh, G/F 94 Hollywood Road, Central, p. 2915 1001, 上環荷李活道94號
Australian heavyweight, Aesop is one of our favourite Hong Kong beauty buys on the regular. Vegan and consciously packaged in glass bottles and eco-friendly materials, the brand injects essential oils and natural ingredients into their products to keep them wonderfully gentle on the skin. We always have their mouthwash on hand (infused with star anise) and love the In Two Minds collection which is great for combination skin, oh, who are we kidding? Give us anything Aesop and we’re hooked!
Aesop has branches across town.
Painless near-infrared Skin Lift treatment at Strip: Ministry of Waxing
Strip: Ministry of Waxing has expanded its menu to include some revolutionary treatments that will help reduce the effects of aging on the skin. Skin Lift stimulates collagen to tighten and lift the skin using near-infrared technology. The results? A reduction in the appearance of cellulite. Guests can target the belly, bingo wings or even the inner thigh, and the best thing about it is that the sensation is similar to a hot stone massage.
Strip: Ministry of Waxing, 7/F and 9/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3950 3950, 中環擺花街8號7樓及9樓
Lash in Bloom treatment from Browhaus
Looking for epic eyelash extensions in Hong Kong? Browhaus in Central has a fabulous treatment: Lash in Bloom. Designed to deliver ultra-premium eyelash extensions tailored to suit you, the new lashes are made withe seven millimeter individual mink hairs to give you the most authentically natural look. Select from the three different aesthetics: Natural Curl, Very Natural Curl and Curly, and further style your look with an array of arrangements to suit all face and eye shapes.
Read our full review of the Lash in Bloom treatment.
Browhaus, 10/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3950 3950, 中環擺花街8號10樓
Christian Louboutin releases three new fragrances
Famed for his red-soled high heels, Christian Louboutin has recently released three new fragrances for women. Each inspired and defined by a different female, Bikini Questa Sera, Tornade Blonde and Trouble in Heaven are all packaged in an ombre bottle that features a curved finished and a unique colour tone for each scent.
Christian Louboutin fragrances are available at Lane Crawford
On-The-Go Beauty Kit from Net-A-Porter
The team over at Net-A-Porter have put together an exclusive On-The-Go Beauty Kit complete with 19 beauty essentials. Featuring skincare, haircare and makeup products that have been carefully selected by the brand’s beauty experts, such as Allies of Skin Face Mist and Eyeko Mini Brow Gel, the products come in a stylish Net-A-Porter cosmetic case, perfect for travel and the office.
The On-The-Go Beauty Kit is available exclusively at Net-A-Porter.
OxyGeneo Facial at The Skin Gym
For those busy Hong Kongers looking for an innovative skin renewal treatment, The Skin Gym delivers the OxyGeneo Facial. Taking only 45 minutes, the treatment promises bright and youthful skin as it exfoliates the outer layer and infuses it with revitalising nutrients to stimulate oxygenation.
The Skin Gym, The Centrium, 21/F, Room 6, 60 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2810 8088, 香港中環雲咸街60號中央廣場21樓6室
John Masters Organics
New York-based organic beauty brand John Masters Organics has opened its first shop in IFC. Beauty lovers can find a selection of skincare, haircare and even pet care at the pop-up, all created with nourishing ingredients from local farmers’ markets. Plus, a number of the products are suitable for vegans.
John Master Organics, Shop 3005A, 3/F, IFC, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2117 0721, 香港中環金融街八號國際金融中心商場3樓
Hong Kong’s first sensory deprivation centre has just turned two! Offering relaxing float sessions in DreamPods that are filled with epsom salt and magnesium in water, the experience mimics being in a zero-gravity environment. Floating is perfect for stress-relief, sports injury recovery, aiding with depression and sleep management.
Read more about our experience at Float On.
Float On, 89 Caine Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, p. 2548 2844, 香港中環半山堅道89號
Hong Kong beauty brand! Popstar Cosmetics
Makeup artist and photographer Donald Chiu has launched a line of cruelty-free matte-finish lipsticks. Available in 18 bold and vibrant shades, the vegan lipsticks are fully waterproof and super long lasting. You can also shop a selection of eye mousses at Popstar Cosmetics.
Popstar Cosmetics is available at www.popstarcosmetics.com.
Comfort Zone’s Tranquility Sleep Ritual at The Strand (NOW CLOSED)
Perfect for jet leg, this treatment uses three sensory pathways – smell, touch and sound – to slow down the mind and reduce anxiety. The Tranquility smell is a blend of specific essential oils that promote relaxation; the sound is a tune of base notes that mimics the heart beat to promote sleep, while the touch component is a range of reparative movements taken from Ayurvedic medicine.
The Strand, 18 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2850 7686, 香港中環閣麟街18號
Chill Steam in Central (NOW CLOSED)
Having recently opened in Central, Chill Steam is a body steaming studio that allows you to relax, detox and stay healthy. They offer a range of treatments that will help purify you from the inside out, including full body treatments and even a yoni steaming option for those with menstrual cramps or fatigue.
Check out our full review of Chill Steam.
Chill Steam, 7/F, 118 Queen’s Road Central, Central District, Hong Kong, p. 6114 6160, 中環皇后大道中118號7樓