How would you describe your personal style/beauty routine?
Ritualistic, I’m a creature of habit and when I find something that works I stick to it. I feel that you have to feel good before you look good so I prioritise sleep, clean food and working out. That said, I’m a bit of a beauty junkie and am very loyal to certain products. My morning post-workout routine includes La Roche Posay Efaclar Face Wash, Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, MAC Strobe Cream, Pat McGrath Liquid Eyeliner, and L’Oreal Double Extend Mascara. I’ve been using this mascara since I was 12 years old, it’s the best one in the world. Skin Ceuticals CE Fereulic which prevents hyperpigmentation is something I use if I’m in the sun too. When it comes to my regular style routine I love black dresses, smart jumpsuits, colourful statement tops, beautiful and well-made shoes, gold jewellery, my husband’s watch and a black tote or colourful cross-body bag during the day. For special occasions, I like Vivienne Westwood dresses and dramatic tops by Ellery, Roksanda or Rosie Assoulin.
What’s one beauty hack you swear by?
Inversions! I’m joking, I still haven’t seen results from this particular method, despite trying it every day, but working up a ‘glow’ by working out each morning definitely makes me look and feel a million times better every day. An overnight application of Sisley bronzing face gel followed by an Estée Lauder advanced repair recovery face mask the next morning also works wonders. I also swear by eyelash curlers, two coats of mascara and some blush after a long-haul flight.
What’s one style hack that’s saved you?
I’m not sure if it’s a hack per se, but I’ve started buying less but buying better which means only purchasing investment items which will hold their value over time. Fast fashion has turned buying clothes akin to shopping for groceries at a supermarket and it’s having seriously negative effects on our planet. People like Dr. Cristina Deane of Redress, Sarah Fung of HULA, Heloise Mendes of Label Chic, and Fanny Moizant of Vestiaire Collective are slowly but surely changing the world of sustainable fashion in Hong Kong and people are taking notice. In addition, Lane Crawford recently appointed Gloria Yu as their Sustainable Strategist, and I’m excited to see what she has planned for the future.
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