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Harper's Bazaar (Singapore) - - THE BEAUTY -

CHAR­MAINE SEAH-ONG, 35 On their re­la­tion­ship… My mum and I see each other at least three or four times a week be­cause she takes care of my daugh­ters, and we’ll have din­ner to­gether.

On turn­ing into her mother… My hus­band says that I’ve in­her­ited my mother’s pen­chant for nag­ging and her love of clean­li­ness. I’ve also be­gun to fuss about the things she used to fuss about. On hav­ing an open heart… From a very young age, my mother has al­ways taught me to be for­giv­ing.

On her hopes for her daugh­ters… I just want them to be kind and happy. On beauty… Be kind and lov­ing, and it will ra­di­ate from within.

On the per­cep­tion of beauty… Stereo­types have been thrown out the win­dow. Any­body can be beau­ti­ful.

On her ear­li­est mem­ory of makeup… I would sit and watch my mum get ready to go out. I re­mem­ber she had all these per­fume bot­tles and com­pact makeup on her van­ity ta­ble. On her mum’s best beauty tips… Sun­block is the one thing she’s been nag­ging about since I was a teenager. That, and drink­ing lots of wa­ter.

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