hong kong beauty products, hong kong make-up

Etude House, Etude House Hong Kong, Etude House Princess Etoinette

Maybelline Mineral Gel BB Cream, Skin79 BB Cream, Liole BB Cream

L'Oreal Caresse Shine Hong Kong, L'Oreal Caresse Shine Wet Stains

Asian beauty products with Kate mascara

Wowee!  Have a look at my Hong Kong Beauty Haul which includes :-

  • The swoon-worthy, lust at first sight, Laduree-esque, Etude House Princess Etoinette Special Kit Set with blusher and lipstick – review and swatches next week – yes, I swatched it for the love of beauty blogging!!!  I also got more Etude House stuff.
  • Multiple Asian BB Creams – Lioele, Garnier, Maybelline Watergel, Skin 79, Kate – what can I say except that I am a sucker for BB Creams to slap on for work in the mornings
  • My Holy Grail loose powder from Shu Uemura which is a favourite repurchase.  I shall never stray!
  • The super-dupe-tastic YSL Glossy Stain little cousins – L’Oreal Caresse Shine Wet Gloss Stains – which won’t be released in Australia till MUCH later so if you want your lips on one, stay tuned for next week’s giveaway!
  • And another lippy which is Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede in Couture – I believe this is released today in Australia.  Due to good beauty blogging karma, I got sent a few of these to trial when I got back from Hong Kong and one of them happened to be Couture too; so yes, the one I bought is going to be given away to an awesome reader!
  • I only bought one mascara and it was Kate Art Dial Mascara…because I saw something similar on a Michelle Phan video.  No, I am not ashamed to say that because after I met her last year, her allure won me over and I became a Phan-girl.
  • The only skincare product I bought was the infamous Cure Gel.  I made my Dad pay for that and he was like “Why is this so expensive?  Did you know it cost HK$280?!!!!”  Must never tell him how much the REALLY expensive skincare stuff I love costs!!!
  • I also bought falsies, hair dye, eyeshadow, eyebrow pencil, etc, etc.  Don’t worry, they will pop up one day on some blog post or vlog!

If you think that was a pretty dire beauty haul, then you are absolutely correct!  Please note, my Sister came to visit me in Melbourne and brought me over lots of stuff from Hong Kong and UK before we went to Hong Kong.  Also, I actually bought LOTS OF CLOTHES and HANDBAGS and ACCESSORIES and a few pairs of SHOES.

Because…*drum roll please*…I want to go back to doing more fashion outfit of the day posts like I used to do at the start of my beauty blogging venture when I used a pathetic point & shoot with timer and ran back and forth to take photos like a madwoman.  Nowadays, I have a fashion blogger’s secret weapons – tripod and remote control!  Unfortunately, my figure took a dive and I went up 2 dress sizes but I will start my diet…after I meet up with my lovely girlfriends for a yum-cha-stic lunch today!

Have a lovely weekend and let me know if you want me to rip open and review a featured product to review and blog about ASAP!  I have already been asked to review that Etude House Princess Etoinette Special Kit, L’Oreal Caresse Shine glosses and the Kate Art Dial Mascara so I am already on it 🙂

New blog post on Monday because Sundays are for resting and to brace myself for Monday-itis 🙂

P.S.  It is really good to be back blogging because I missed you all x  (even the weird stalkers slash haters)

20 Comments on My Hong Kong Beauty Haul

  1. Coco
    02/02/2013 at 10:06 am (5 years ago)

    So jealous of your etude products!! x

    • Ling
      03/02/2013 at 10:31 pm (5 years ago)

      @Coco, You should be 😛 Thanks for directing me there! XX

  2. Karen
    02/02/2013 at 10:25 am (5 years ago)

    So jealous, you got so many great things in your HK haul! The Maybelline Watergel BB cream looks so interesting, definitely looking forward to a review on that! I really want to try the Cure gel but it’s proving to be difficult to find online that ships to Australia at a decent cost… I will persevere though 🙂

    • Wendy
      03/02/2013 at 3:00 pm (5 years ago)

      @Karen, try http://www.yesstyle.com.au for the Cure gel. It’s a lot pricer than buying from Southeast Asia, but that stuff is amazing! They ship to Australia, free if you spend over AUD$150.

      • Ling
        03/02/2013 at 10:34 pm (5 years ago)

        @Wendy, Thanks for your help Wendy! Now I wanna do more shopping haha

    • Ling
      03/02/2013 at 10:32 pm (5 years ago)

      @Karen, Have you seen the new Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in stores? I think the Watergel BB Cream is an exclusive to Japan and HK at the moment…but don’t quote me 😉 And hope you find the Cure Gel! Did you see the comment from Wendy?

  3. kerker
    02/02/2013 at 5:17 pm (5 years ago)

    The Etude stuff is so pretty, can’t wait for the review next week. Thanks for picking up the L’Oreal Caresse for me, colour is perfect!!!

    • Ling
      03/02/2013 at 10:34 pm (5 years ago)

      @kerker, I love Etude House!!! 🙂 And yay, so glad you like the L’Oreal Caresse Shine! Great catching up yesterday and hope to see you soon xxx

  4. Norlin
    04/02/2013 at 11:31 am (5 years ago)

    OMG you bought…ok as much as if not more than I did when I went on my trip yet you managed to show EVERYTHING already! One question though…so how are you going to wear those fake glasses? Isn’t it sort of weird to be wearing glasses without the lenses?

    • Ling
      06/02/2013 at 11:27 pm (5 years ago)

      @Norlin, LOL, you are SOOOO funny Norlin! Of course, I wear those glasses when I wear my contact lenses!!!!!

  5. PiaB
    07/02/2013 at 10:55 am (5 years ago)

    I would love to know how good the Revlon colour stay suede lipstick is.I am a huge fan of the old version with the lippy on one end and the gloss on the other but they are getter very hard to find now and the colours available are getting fewer and fewer.

    • Ling
      16/02/2013 at 1:10 pm (5 years ago)

      @PiaB, Your wish will be granted. I will blog about it next week so stay tuned PiaB 🙂

  6. plue
    08/02/2013 at 4:07 pm (5 years ago)

    would love to hear about the maybelline watergel!

    • Ling
      16/02/2013 at 1:20 pm (5 years ago)

      @plue, I am on it and if I get some good photos, will get review up next week 🙂

  7. sammi
    12/02/2013 at 4:31 pm (5 years ago)

    Revlon colourstay lippy is the BEST.
    So so good.

    • Ling
      16/02/2013 at 1:27 pm (5 years ago)

      @sammi, Which is your favourite shade?

  8. X.Lee
    19/02/2013 at 10:20 pm (5 years ago)

    Nice haul! 🙂 Is the garnier bb different to ours here? I like the packaging of yours so much better. I love buying asian cosmetics overseas theyre so cute and great quality.

    • Ling
      25/02/2013 at 9:44 pm (5 years ago)

      @X.Lee, The Garnier BB Cream in Hong Kong is totally different to the Aussie Garnier BB Cream. I definitely have to blog about it soon.

  9. Sarah
    21/03/2013 at 6:37 pm (5 years ago)

    Gosh I’m slow, can’t believe I missed this post! Looks awesome! 🙂

    I too vote for a review of the KATE mascara!

    • Ling
      21/03/2013 at 8:27 pm (5 years ago)

      @Sarah, LOL, I am SUPER slow in reviewing my haul items. I have things I bought from Hong Kong in January 2012 still unopened – including my FIRST Chanel lipstick LOL!!!! But yes, I am onto the Kate mascara 🙂