In this series, CLEO raided the beauty shelves of three self-confessed beauty junkies. Jemimah Wei (@jemmawei), 24, a host/influencer/post-graduate, walks us through some of her beauty staples.
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How did your love for all things beauty come about?
I’ve been a choir girl since 13, and we needed to do our makeup for the performances, so I’ve been using cosmetics from a young age! Putting on makeup with your friends is a very communal thing and it’s also super fun.
What’s your best piece of beauty advice?
Clean off all your makeup properly, and use sunscreen! Actually, I only started using it about a year ago, and I can tell you, there’s a noticeable difference.
If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only have three beauty products with you, what would they be?
Facial wash, a heavy-duty sunscreen and… can I say water? I would bring an endless supply of water because staying hydrated helps to keep your skin in good condition. And I say this from personal experience, because when I was staying on campus, I didn’t drink enough water and it showed on my skin.
What are some beauty items you can’t live without?
As an influencer, I do get sent quite a few things, so for me, a good gauge for whether a product is worth the hype is if I’m willing to put money down for it. So I really love the LANEIGE Brush Pact, which is a matte finishing powder. It’s $42, but for that price, you get a powder and a really good brush. The way it’s designed makes it so easy to do touch-ups on-the go-too, so I buy it as a gift for my friends who run around a lot. Another item I really love is Urban Decay’s Bad Blood lipstick. I’ve gone through three of them already. Oh, and Bobbi Brown’s bronzer! It’s quite costly at $80, but it’s really worth it.