Courtesy of  Charlotte Tilbury

Courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury

by Dora Fung


Carina Lau, a Hong Kong based actress, is a household name in Asia. Not only has she starred in many Wong Kar-Wai’s movies including Days of Being Wild and 2046, she recently launched her own fashion line, Anirac, in 2018. Since that launch, she has expanded to watches, skincare, restaurants, bars and wine! And the cherry on top of all this, Carina is married to actor Tony Leung (In the Mood For Love, Internal Affairs, Lust Caution, Happy Together). They have been a couple since 1989 and have one of the strongest relationship in Asian showbiz—imagine Bogart & Bacall meets Freddie Prince Jr. & Sarah Michelle Geller. So Cute!!

Naturally when Charlotte Tilbury launched her Hot Lips collection in 2016, Carina was one of the 12 celebrities that provided the inspiration along with Emily Ratajkowski, Kate Bosworth, Kim Kardashian West and others. Now Hot Lips 2 is here and Charlotte Tilbury is pledging to donate over $1M to charity from the sales of the lipsticks to the works of Women for Women InternatIonal - an organization that offers educational support and financial guidance to women who live in countries affected by war and violence. For Hot Lips 2, we are getting Carina’s Star - a modern, peachy soft coral in homage to Carina Lau.


Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips, Carina’s Star, $43

Available at Charlotte Tilbury