You may know and love her (and her adorable twins) as a screen queen, but there’s more to Sazzy Falak than meets the eye. By Tengku Zai

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Get to know the de­tails be­hind lo­cal TV per­son­al­ity Sazzy Falak

The skies may be gloomy and pour­ing buck­ets out­side the show­room of Sazzy Falak’s fash­ion la­bel, SF by Sazzy Falak, but the mood inside is sunny. Through­out her ELLE in­ter­view, the ac­tress glows in one of her fash­ion pieces, and makes the en­tire process an en­joy­able one. When catch­ing up with the busy mother to three-year-old twin girls, it’s easy to see that she’s the per­son­i­fi­ca­tion of what it truly means to be a beauty junkie. She eats well, takes care of her skin, keeps fit and is more than happy to share the wealth of beauty knowl­edge that she’s gained over the years from her mum, owner and founder of lo­cal or­ganic skin­care line Blue Oak Val­ley, and her dear grandma. Oh, and did we men­tion? While get­ting her dolled up and ready for her shoot, she even in­sisted on putting on mas­cara her­self — there are no airs and graces here.

Be­tween cre­at­ing the fash­ion line that just had its Kuala Lumpur Fash­ion Week de­but, be­ing a mother, fit­ness ad­dict, em­cee and ac­tress, and han­dling all the other facets of her celebrity, Sazzy clues us in on a dif­fer­ent side to her — the beauty side. WHAT’S YOUR SKIN­CARE ROU­TINE LIKE? It used to be cleanse, tone and mois­turise. Now it’s oil cleanse, foam cleanse, serum, toner, eye care and then mois­turise.

WHAT DO YOU USE EV­ERY DAY? I mix it, but I use mostly Blue Oak Val­ley. I try to keep my skin­care as or­ganic as pos­si­ble and the brand of­fers that. I use their toner, anti-age­ing serum, eye gel and mois­turiser. I’m one of those peo­ple who like to buy make-up and try dif­fer­ent skin­care prod­ucts to learn what’s good and what’s not, so that we can try and ap­ply that to Blue Oak Val­ley as well.

WHAT’S THE BEST BEAUTY AD­VICE YOU’VE EVER RE­CEIVED? My mum was some­one who re­ally took care of her skin and that’s why she started

BEAUTY ICON She’s al­ways so fit and sunny. Like a SoCal girl. She’s got that nat­u­ral look which I like.

Blue Oak Val­ley. She has amaz­ing skin. I was about 13 and I had all th­ese pim­ples com­ing out on my fore­head so my mum brought me for a fa­cial. She told me it’s not a bad thing and that it was nor­mal be­cause I was grow­ing up and to al­ways take care of my skin. Be­cause you may not have fan­tas­tic fea­tures, like the most out­stand­ing eyes or nose; you may have nor­mal fea­tures, but if you have fan­tas­tic skin you will stand out. When your skin is glow­ing, you don’t need any­thing else. You don’t need make-up or the long­est eye­lashes to make you look nice. SO WHAT WAS IT LIKE GROW­ING UP WITH A BEAUTY JUNKIE? It was nor­mal but it was good. I’m very thank­ful I have a mum who’s in­tel­li­gent — she’s a busi­ness­woman — but who also made sure she took care of her­self. So, I grew up to be that sort of woman. No mat­ter how busy I am, I al­ways re­mem­ber to take care of my­self. If I don’t, I’ll look like crap and I’m go­ing to feel like crap. If I look good, I’ll feel good and when I feel good, I look good.

TELL US ABOUT BLUE OAK VAL­LEY My mum and step­dad care greatly about the en­vi­ron­ment and were do­ing a lot of re­search. Ev­ery time they’d buy prod­ucts, they’d read the in­gre­di­ents on the back and find that many prod­ucts con­tain high amounts of toxic in­gre­di­ents. They started with the skin­care range and then the baby care. But when I got preg­nant, they started to fo­cus on the baby care be­cause they re­alised that that’s what they’re go­ing to put on their grand­chil­dren. It’s all about nat­u­ral beauty.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR BLUE OAK VAL­LEY? My nenek (grand­mother) has been drink­ing jamu (a tra­di­tional herbal medicine) since the ’50s with her sis­ters. She has nine sis­ters and from a young age they would get to­gether to brew jamu. I grew up watch­ing that. My nenek is so strong. She’s 80, but has re­ally good skin. She’s the strong­est among her sis­ters and still sharp, and it’s all be­cause she took nat­u­ral stuff. She didn’t take any chem­i­cals. My mum has taken the time to look at all the nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents in jamu and put them in sa­chets. So, that’s some­thing we’re go­ing to in­tro­duce. HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU STARTED WEAR­ING MAKE-UP? Prob­a­bly when I was 19. I started by wear­ing mas­cara, then eye liner. I was try­ing to ex­per­i­ment with eye shadow but I think I ended up look­ing like a clown. I think I’m a late bloomer be­cause I see 14–15 year old girls now wear­ing makeup like pros! It’s all th­ese beauty tu­to­ri­als on YouTube. We didn’t have them back then. They can even wear fake lashes by them­selves. I’m 33 and I still don’t know how to put on a fake lash! WHAT ARE YOUR MAKE-UP LOOKS FOR DAY AND NIGHT? I don’t use foun­da­tion, just an SPF base. That’s why I like tak­ing care of my skin; I don’t have to put on thick foun­da­tion. For eye shadow I use Nars or Shu Ue­mura be­cause it’s very nat­u­ral-look­ing, and dur­ing the day I like to use a brown eye pen­cil. I like the Laura Mercier Tinted Mois­tur­izer — it gives a glow with­out mak­ing you look too per­fect. Mas­cara and eye­brow pen­cil are a must too. For night, I’ll just add eye shadow and black eye­liner. HOW DOES YOUR WORK­OUT SCHED­ULE FIT INTO YOUR WORK SCHED­ULE? I need BodyTone. I love my food, but I’m still very, very vain. My work is crazy, but I al­ways fit in the time. I try to work out three times weekly and that’s the best. If I don’t get to work out, I get so ir­ri­ta­ble and bloated. As long as I work out three times a week, I’ll feel re­ally good. I guess you let off steam. What I love about BodyTone is that you can do car­dio and you can tone up. And for peo­ple like me, I don’t just want to do car­dio. I want to tone up and look re­ally firm and fit.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU? I have a lot of ‘what’s nexts’ but what’s re­ally next and what I can’t wait to do is go on my div­ing trip. I’m go­ing to Tioman and Redang. I’ve worked re­ally hard this whole year and I just got my li­cence.

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