Beauty guru and social-media darling Jazel Lim tells us it’s okay to get experimental with beauty – even if it means putting mayo on our hair.
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve tried for beauty’s sake?
J: To name a few: bleaching my brows, mixing raw eggs into a facial mask, threading my forehead so it looks broader and applying mayonnaise and egg white on my hair.”
Any particular makeup tricks you find really effective?
J: Some people probably haven’t heard of this yet, but using aftershave balm as primer makes my makeup (especially concealer!) last longer on my face compared to many primers I’ve used before. I didn’t believe it at first but after giving it a try, I use it all the time now!
What are some products you turn to for a beauty boost?
J: I love Etude House’s moisturising gel and Benefit’s Puff Off! They keep my skin hydrated and bouncy while reducing my puffy under-eye bags with a cooling effect. Also, if I can’t be bothered to put on makeup yet want a fresh glow, I’d use a smudge of Vaseline as a highlighter. It’s such an amazing product!
Which part of your skincare routine would you never let your boyfriend see?
J: I actually let him see all of it because I don’t mind, and sometimes he’d even indulge himself in a pampering sesh with a face mask!
You’re into fitness too. How do you find that relates to beauty?
J: Both fitness and beauty require a ton of commitment and effort. Fitness is a lot like a marriage; you can’t laze around or cheat and expect it to work by itself. Likewise, for beauty, you’ve got to put in even the slightest effort to maintain a certain level of wellness for both body and face.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever got?
J: Don’t be beautiful for anyone else but yourself.
Here are Jazel’s top beauty picks!
Taken from print. Original text by Sophira Chong