Did you manage to catch Singapore’s version of 女人我最大 yesterday night on Starhub TV? I sure did. I even stayed over at the fiance’s place just so I could watch the program! If you didn’t manage to catch the program, here’s what you missed…
Makeup maestro, Kevin, and hair styling guru, Ken, were on the show together with Pauline and 5 female guests.
Of particular concern during this first episode are the weather-related problems faced by Singaporean women, namely, oily faces and flat and/or oily hair.
Some tips I learnt from Episode 1:
1) After applying sunblock, wait for 3 minutes before applying your makeup
2) Apply concealer in a downward, not upward, motion or it’ll clog ur pores
3) For the more oily parts of your face, use less powder so no clumps will form when you do touch-ups
4) Before you do touch-ups, lower your body’s temperature by getting the back of your neck cool first (use a wet towel or cool spray). The back of your neck is somewhat like a heat-sensing region – more oil is produced on your face if this “heat-sensor” detects that temperatures have gone up!
5) Use a clean foundation sponge to dab off facial oil, instead of using oil removal wipes as the latter tend to strip your face of the essential layer of oils, causing more oil to be produced
6) If you have an oily scalp problem but you also have dry hair, use a shampoo for oily scalps and a moisturizing conditioner
7) Use dry shampoo for soaking up oil and prevent the occurrence of flat hair
8) Too much black around your eyes “shrinks” the eye area. Obese folks like wearing black clothes for the slimming effect which makes them look smaller. So if you use black around your eyes, your eyes may actually appear smaller!
9) Apply mascara first for the roots of your lashes. Then apply a second coat to lengthen, and finally a third waterproof coat to prevent smudging
10) Apply eyeliner just at the ends of your eyes for an uplifting and lengthening look
11) Wash your hair everyday! A female guest on the program claimed she washes her hair only once every two to three days. And everyone said her hair was smelly, on top of being greasy. Apparently, too much oil clogs pores and worsens her hair loss problem. So she was exacerbating the problem unknowingly!
And there you have it, my 11 takeaways from watching the program. If this is helpful to you, leave me a comment ok, even if you just want to say two words – thank you! Then I’ll be happy to share my notes about the upcoming episodes too.
Earlier on, Pauline Lan came to Singapore to speak with the press about this new program and when quizzed about how stylish she thought Singaporean women are, she gave us a 3 out of 10 on her style scale. I was rather pissed. I wanted to tell her that not all Taiwanese women look good too, despite her haranguing them for what must have been a decade already. Then I realized that it could also be a ploy to get us to watch her program, ‘cos watch it I did! LOL!
It’s a great program to watch to learn some makeup, beauty or style tips! Even the fiance was impressed (he actually watched the entire thing with me!!!) and he made two observations: One, the makeup guy (Kevin) is really good at what he does, and two, Pauline Lan doesn’t do very much, she’s very much a facilitator for what happens on the show. I can’t help but agree with him!
For more, check out Episode 2 here.