He’s worked with top models and celebrities like Zhang Ziyi and Stefanie Sun, and is an occasional public speaker who conducts workshops. The TV personality is also into yoga, languages and perfume, with more than 100 bottles in his collection and counting.
Ahead, we got him to share some of the most common questions he’s been asked in his career and, of course, his answers.
How do I prevent my eyeliner from smudging?
I suggest you “smudge” it before it really smudges. When using pencil or gel eyeliner, (choose smudge- or waterproof ones of course!) lightly line the eyes and smudge it with either fingertips or a firm brush to spread it out so it leaves less product on the line making it less prone to smudging. Then for added definition, run a line of smudge/waterproof liquid eyeliner along the roots of the lashes to intensify the line. My recommendations are the Kose Esprique Gel Pencil Eyeliner with soft tip and is waterproof, and Lancôme Grandiôse Liner Bendable Liquid Eyeliner that literally bends and affords a smudge-proof matte finish.
What eyeshadow colour suits me?
Personally, I believe most of us can wear many shades of eyeshadow if used adequately, depending on the look we want to achieve. Sometimes, a dash of bold colour like turquoise, emerald green or bright orange can make an accent adds excitement to a boring look.
You just have to try and experiment. It’s just makeup after all. if you don’t like what you see, you can remove it easily. An easy palette of neutrals is the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick that you can use to shade, line and define. Another palette with more intense shades – Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color Eyeshadow Stick – offers buildable colour and up to 12-hour wear.
How do I achieve smokey eyes without looking like a panda?
I will always share this tip: when in doubt, just keep everything on the upper eyelids and leave the bottom bare or minimal. This way, you get the smokey effect without making the lower eyelids too heavy looking resulting in a panda look. One recommendation is the Make Up For Ever Aqua Resist Smoky Shadow sticks which are vegan, waterproof, sweat-proof and smudge-proof.
(Main and featured image: Clarence Lee)