Pamelyn Chee is a prolific asian actress working in Hollywood, with lead roles on 2 HBO Asia Series: Grace and Serangoon Road. She recently completed the Sci-Fi feature Beyond Skyline, starring alongside Frank Grillo and The Raid's Iko Uwais.
Pamelyn is also a photographer for Getty Images and is based in Los Angeles.
She happens to be my friend and one of the greatest force behind the inspiration for my blog. I have always admired her style and spirit and couldn't be more thrilled when she agreed to do our very first Beauty Wardrobe. I always wonder about what beauty products work for my friends and what their secrets are staying beautiful, inside and out.
Here, I share with you Pamelyn's insider tips, including her favorite natural make-up remover, an indispensable tool and a beauty ritual she swears by.
What's your daily skincare routine?
I use olive oil to remove makeup and use an organic cream cleanser from NOW to remove the oil. I then follow up with a drop of avocado oil if the weather is dry. If not, a simple fragrance free Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer from Hada Labo is pretty decent and works wonders!
What do you wear on your face?
If I'm not working, there is nothing on my face, not even sunscreen. The skin needs to breathe. When I do wear makeup, I reach for my Andalou Natural Sunscreen, or Dior Sunscreen for higher protection. I like 100% Pure Foundation and Pressed Powder and the YSL 'Youth Liberator' Serum Foundation SPF 20 for a glowly look. I love my Dior eyeliner pencil because it's the blackest pencil I can find. My Chacott concealer and loose powder are also basics in my make-up pouch.
Do you have a favorite tool you take everywhere with you?
Yes. My Koji extra wide eyelash curler is a must have for flat asian eyes. I also love my microfiber washcloth - the non fancy, non-irritating washcloth to give your skin a good exfoliation without chemicals or products - just warm water!
Are there any foods or drinks that help you feel your best?
A wheatgrass smoothie in the morning, or fresh vegetable juice can work wonders. Throw in an apple if you aren't used to the taste of pure green juice.
Do you have any rituals that help you feel good?
I am a firm believer of cupping therapy - I do it every couple of weeks. It gets your circulation going and relieves all the knots and tension in your body.
What scents are you into right now?
Bvlgari Green Tea.
What do you feel makes a woman beautiful?
Don't cry before you sleep or you'll wake up with puffy eyes. Don't fight before you sleep or you'll have a sleepless night and wake up with dark eye rings. And be kind to yourself!
What advice would you give your younger self?
Keep it simple! Don't put so much stuff on your face.