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Dawn Yeoh’s Beauty Secrets

Yeoh returned to Singapore earlier this year to star in sitcoms such as Peace and Prosperity, make guest appearances on variety shows like Closet Secrets, and to host the travelogue Going Miles, Spreading Smiles.

The Singapore actress had left for Taiwan in 2014 to further her career.

Over the last decade, the 30-year-old has worked on five movies (including one in 2017), and at least 20 dramas.

In 2007, she was named as one of the seven shining stars of MediaCorp, alongside Rui En, Jeanette Aw, and Joanne Peh.

In between her filming sets, Yeoh spends her time “sculpting” her body and looking youthful in the ruthless entertainment industry.

She shares her beauty and fitness secrets with The Beauty Gazette.

When you are in the entertainment business, it is important to look good. I hit the gym almost every other day, or I’ll work out at home with the Insanity Workout video clips. I also try to eat clean.

My skincare routine is simple. My skin gets dehydrated easily, so I use moisturising serums that contain hyaluronic acid. I like Yves Saint Laurent’s Youth Liberator Serum. It is lightweight and easily absorbed by my skin, while providing it with hydration and an instant glow. I will only layer a heavier and richer formula on top if I’m heading somewhere cold. I’m off to see the Northern Lights in Norway soon, so I’ll be packing a bottle of Bio-Oil.

I use a sheet mask everyday, because it is fuss-free. Any brand will do. I’ve tried innisfree, TheFaceShop, Etude House. I’ll buy them in bulk (easily a hundred) whenever I’m in South Korea because the masks are cheap there. If I have the time, I would even put on a mask once in the day, and once at night. I see results in just two weeks when I mask my face consistently. That also means that when I  do not put on a mask for just one day, the texture of my skin will look less fine.

Good makeup remover wipes are so important. I’ve tried many brands to remove waterproof mascara, and only the Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets work for me. On the third swipe, my face is completely clean of make-up. I cannot live without it.

Actresses need the best waterproof mascaras. That’s because we have to look good through the crying, swimming and shower scenes. Yves Saint Laurent’s Effet Faux Cils Mascara is amazing. It is long-lasting, and leaves my lashes curled even after I’ve filmed scenes that involve water.

I like how K-Pop stars look onscreen, with their dewy skin. Most artistes prefer a full matte base when they are infront of the camera; not me. So although producers sometimes beg me to put on some powder as dewy skin may look oily onscreen, I just say that is how I want to look. I prefer to look moisturised instead of cakey and dry.

To look flawless and dewy onscreen, I have two must-have makeup products. I love Yves Saint Laurent’s Le Cushion Encre de Peau as it has a very light texture but provides high coverage. It also makes my skin feel more hydrated. Although most people use the iconic Touche Eclat pen as a highlighter, I use it as a concealer to hide my dark eye circles because it offers high coverage too.

I pay a lot of attention to my brows. Make-up artists Clarence Lee and Lolent Lee taught me how to perfect my brows on my own. I don’t pluck my brows because I want them to be as full as possible. Fuller brows make my eyes look sharper and larger. I use brown eyeshadow or brow powders to fill in my brows. I find that powders are easier to handle than pencils, and they offer a more natural finish. Often, I’ll blend two shades of brown from the shadow palette to give my brows dimension. I opt for darker shades when I want to emphasise my brows, and lighter ones when I wear a darker lip so I keep the focus just on one feature.

I do not like matte lipsticks because they make my lips look dry. I like Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Volupte Shine in no.33 Fuchsia Intense because of the shine and its cool undertones. When I want my make-up to have a warmer undertone, I reach out for the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in no.52 Rosy Coral. When my lipsticks look too matte, I make sure I exfoliate my lips first and I’ll layer gloss on top.

I can go without blush, but not without a bronzer. Contouring is a must when you are infront of the camera with harsh lighting. I use the bronzers from YSL, Guerlain, and The Body Shop. I apply them on the contours of my face, and the sides of my nose to make them more defined.

I am currently trying out hair extensions for the first time. I am reliant on David Gan at Passion Hair Salon to get my locks in shape. I have fine and thin hair, so he recommended that I get some hair extensions for more volume. They are glued on, not too near my scalp, so I don’t feel any discomfort. I’ve had them for two to three months, and I have to shampoo them lightly to maintain them.

My hairstylist is more than just a hairstylist. I’ve been going to David for the last eight years. He will give advice on everything from fashion, relationships, to how I can improve myself. I can just sit in his chair and pour out all my woes. Of course, he is very good as a hairstylist. My hairstyles by him can last for a year or more, and I do not have to do much to maintain it, just simple blowdrying will do.

©The Beauty Gazette

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