Photographing Christabel Chua

Entrepreneur, 27

Portrait by Adele Chan using the Nikon Df
Text by Adele Chan
Hair and makeup by Christabel Chua

Christabel’s beauty regime takes her just five minutes to complete each morning. It consists of “makeup that I can do in a taxi”, which includes brows, blush and a contour palette that she uses as eyeshadow (why not, right?). She describes her makeup style as “simple”, and also pretty simple to achieve. She knows exactly what she likes — the YSL Tint-In-Oil in shade 19 (it got discontinued so she bought up all remaining stock at the counters), and what works for her — lash extensions! To save time! Here are the products she’s currently using…


1. Fresh Soy Face Cleanser
2. Bioderma Sensibio H2O
3. Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner
4. SK-II Treatment Essence
5. Lancôme Advanced Génifique
6. Lancôme Advanced Génifique Eye Light Pearl
7. Mamonde Everyday Sun Stick
8. Laneige Water Bank Moisture Mist
9. Lancôme Advanced Génifique Hydrogel Melting Mask
10. For Beloved One Bio-Cellulose Mask
11. Shiseido Future Solution LX Total Regenerating Cream E
12. Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect Essential Scrub 2X
13. Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask


1. Make Up For Ever Hydrating Primer
2. YSL Beauty Touché Eclat in 2.5
3. Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation in 23
4. Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder in 001 Transparent
5. YSL Beauty Le Cushion Encre de Peau in 20
6. Benefit Cosmetics Gold Rush Blush
7. NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette
8. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Champagne Pop
9. Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil in 3 Medium
10. The Body Shop Liquid Eyeliner in 02 Brown
11. YSL Beauty Volupte Tint-in-Oil in 19
12. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy
13. Lancome L’absolu Rouge in 290 Poeme – Matte


1. L’Oréal EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo
2. L’Oréal EverPure Repair & Defend Conditioner
3. Kerastase Masque Force Architecte
4. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer


1. NIVEA Crème
2. Handmade Heroes Rose Petals Rice Scrub

What is the one beauty item you cannot live without?

My brow product.

What’s your signature scent?

Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet.


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