Crazy Rich Asians' Gemma Chan Shares Her Exact Skin care & Beauty Routine
Gemma Chan is well on her way to becoming a household name after starring as ‘it-girl’ Astrid Leong in the blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians and scoring a role in the upcoming Captain Marvel. The actress has now spoken to Allure about her role in Crazy Rich Asians and her go-to beauty skin care and beauty routine. So, naturally, we scooped up every single beauty tip she dropped!
The beauty buy she’s stealing from Astrid Leong
Gemma Chan has taken some makeup inspiration from her Crazy Rich Asians character Astrid in her beauty routine. “Astrid was my favourite character when I read the book, so I was thrilled to get offered the role,” Gemma told Allure. “There’s a wonderful kind of pink, peach coral lip colour that Astrid wears at the end of the movie, in the engagement party scene. It’s a Yves Saint Laurent colour that I immediately had to buy. I’ve got it here somewhere. It’s the Tatouge Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain in number 22.”
Her affordable skin care buys
Gemma is a fan of pharmacy beauty buys! “I swear by Boots No. 7 for their skin creams. I use their Protect and Perfect Intense Advanced Serum as well as their Early Defence Day Cream. It has UPF, but is still a lighter formula. I use their Protect and Perfect Night Cream as well. It’s effective, super affordable. I also use the Simple Micellar Wipes. They’re great because they don’t leave an oily residue on my skin, which I can’t stand.”
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Her straight hair saviours
Gemma has silky smooth hair that can be hard to style so she has to rely on intense volumising products. “I have that very silky texture that’s a bit of a nightmare to style because there’s no texture. The ones that work for me at the moment are the Living Proof Dry Volume Blast with the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray,” Gemma explains. “They smell great and they’re absolutely amazing for my kind of hair texture. After I’ve blown my hair dry, use them at the end to get texture and hold. [My hair colourist's] name is Katie Allan. She’s fantastic with dark hair. She used to work for Charles Worthington, but she struck up her own salon called Mayfive on Devonshire Road.”
How she gets lush lashes
Gemma has a sneaky hack to get her lashes looking just right. “I’m lucky I have long lashes, but they’re straight and they’re very fine, so the most important thing to me is to use lash curlers and then find a mascara that holds the curl,” says Gemma. “I use Maybelline The Falsies Mascara, the one in the purple tube. I use the waterproof version, so it really holds the curl. Here’s my secret, though — I use the brush from an old Maybelline mascara, the define-a-lash formula. It works perfectly to separate and coat every single lash.”
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