BROWS ON POINT
A BRAND LEADING THE BROW GAME IS NONE OTHER THAN BENEFIT. WE SPOKE TO THE NEWEST ADDITION TO THE COMPANY, NATIONAL BROW ARTIST SHANICE YONG ON HER COLLABORATION AND THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING WELL-GROOMED BROWS.
What made you say yes to such an
iconic brand? “I mean, come on! Benefit is iconic for a reason. The products are very compatible with my skin and don’t irritate or cause breakouts. I love how the packaging isn’t only unique but also interesting. It’s definitely worth every sen!”
When did you start playing with makeup and what was the first product you purchased?
“I started playing with makeup ever since I was seven! My first makeup product was a concealer.
I still remember how insecure I was because of my heavy dark circles and I’d find ways to cover them up. Never underestimate the power of a small product. My current obsession is the Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer!”
So what’s your all-time favourite
Benefit product? “It’s so hard to pick just one! I can’t leave the house without putting these on: the Goof Proof Brow Pencil, POREfessional PRO Balm and Galifornia Blush. These are my holy grail products.”
Why do you think brows are the most important part of the face? “Eyebrows can make your eyes pop. They frame the face; proportioning it out, creating perfect symmetries and what’s better, they lift your eyes too.”
Out of the four different brow styles from Benefit, which is your favourite and why? “I personally love the bold and angular style. It’s trending on the runways and I love it cos it defines my entire look with makeup on.” Have you ever had a horrible eyebrow job? How did you salvage it?
“Oh God, yes! I’m pretty sure everyone has encountered a horrible brow job at least once in their lifetime. What
I did was to let the brows grow out and get them reshaped by a professional. The Browvo Conditioning Primer definitely helped my brows grow thicker and fuller.”
What’s your No. 1 beauty trend? “Natural beauty! Not completely barefaced, but very light makeup to enhance my features and avoid looking dull. In addition, you can get away with little to no makeup if your brows are shaped properly!”
1 BENEFIT GOOF PROOF BROW PENCIL IN NO. 5, RM125 GALIFORNIA BLUSH, RM140
3 THE POREFESSIONAL PRO BALM, RM78
4 BOI-ING AIRBRUSH CONCEALER, RM105