From luxury beauty labels to Korean cosmetics shops, niche boutiques and professional makeover services, Hong Kong has a store for it. Here’s a guide that is sure to satisfy every beauty junkie’s cosmetics-related needs!
Lab Concept: FACESSS
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Beauty addicts should definitely hit up FACESSS, the beauty section at Lab Concept, an upscale multi-brand emporium in Admiralty. There are counters for over 50 beauty and skincare brands, including Dior Backstage Studio, NARS and Philosophy, as well as reputed South Korean brands like Tony Moly and Innisfree. Visitors can also enjoy facials, makeovers, brow touch-ups and more.
Log On is a lifestyle store owned by retail chain Citysuper that specializes in upmarket imported goods, especially from Japan. This spot is a go-to for pigmented and dramatic Japanese cosmetics, including crazy doll lashes, eye mascara, brow mascara, lip gloss, concealer and liquid eyeliners of all shapes and hues.
This specialist boutique, tucked away in the La Foret shopping mall in Causeway Bay, sells Japanese circle lenses and colour contacts of all types. Whether you’re going for a subtle, doll-eyed look or creepy red lenses for Halloween, Holly Jolly has your back.
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The ground and upper basement floors of this landmark Japanese shopping mall in the center of Causeway Bay are dedicated to premium beauty labels, featuring a host of mostly European and American upscale brands such as Chanel, Dior, Estee Lauder, Clarins, Bobbi Brown and more.
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This luxury department store stocks the most coveted beauty, fragrance and skincare brands from around the world. The usual suspects like Dior, Giorgio Armani and Marc Jacobs Beauty are here, as well as cult labels that can’t be found anywhere else in Hong Kong – such as London hairstyling brand Windle & Moodie, Brooklyn perfumery Atelier Cologne, luxury skincare line Omorovicza and more.
Benefit’s on-the-go brow bar is geared towards professional women who need to get their brows tinted and shaped within a 20-minute lunch break. The store carries Benefit’s complete line of premium brow products available for purchase, and lip and chin waxing services are also available.