Lady First Singapore 女人我最大 by Starhub – Episode 1

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…

Lady First Singapore Episode 1

Makeup maestro, Kevin, and hair styling guru, Ken, were on the show together with Pauline and 5 female guests.

Lady First Singapore Episode 1 Pauline Lan and 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

Lady First Singapore beauty tips

Bad skin camouflaged by makeup, but exposed by HD TV *hmmm*

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.

25 thoughts on “Lady First Singapore 女人我最大 by Starhub – Episode 1

  1. Thanks for giving the tips in English … I didn’t see the show simply because my grasp of Chinese does not extend to cheeminology facial terms. And I wash my hair everyday and I’m on the constant lookout for shampoos and conditioners that leave my hair smelling sweet for at least 24 hours.

    • You’re most welcome, Francyn! 😀 I wash my hair twice a day sometimes ‘cos SG weather is crazy! Pantene’s new range of shampoo smells very nice – have you tried it already?

  2. Thanks for sharing the tips as i’m from Malaysia so cannot watch “Lady First Singapore” but i watch for Taiwan version 🙂

    • You’re most welcome, JMei! 🙂 I watch the Taiwanese version too, but the SG version is especially cool ‘cos there are familiar faces. 😀 I hope the tips are useful for you! 😉

  3. Hi Grace,
    Thanks alot for sharing with us those useful tips from that show..esp oily skin and hair scalp issue! I hv oily T-zone area, dry chin area, difficult to tagger?!

    • Hi Baomin, you’re most welcome. 🙂 I believe many girls face the same problem (even myself) – part of our faces are oily while others are dry. I guess the thing to do is use two different products. Oil-controlling ones on the oily areas (also, prevent excess sebum by using cotton pads soaked in toner) and moisturizing products on dry areas. 😉 Hope this helps! 😀

  4. Thank you Grace for sharing the tips u know! Didn’t manage to watch the episode and I couldn’t find it online either! Bless you! =)

    • Hi Alyssa, you’re welcome! 🙂 I hope the tips are useful for you! Will be blogging about the upcoming episodes too so others who miss the episodes don’t miss out on the helpful advice. 🙂

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  6. Greetings from StarHub! Hi Grace, we would like to invite you to share your posts and tips on StarHub Community ( and you can also link back to your blog from there. Please contact me via the email address I left in the hidden part of the comments!

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  8. Thank you Grace for the useful summary. I do watch the Taiwan version regularly and am looking forward to the Singapore version so that the tips and products are more suitable for our use. But most of the products names are not publicized (in part due to remain impartial to maintain credibility).
    Any way to find out the products recommended?

    Good blog, keep it up

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