Taiwanese pop star Jolin Tsai is likely not a stranger to most of us. After all, we grew up singing and dancing along to her tunes since her debut in 1999. Since then, Jolin has continued to enthral us with hits such as Say Love You and 36 Tricks of Love while earning multiple Golden Melody Awards throughout her over two-decade-long career. Perhaps, the secret behind the longevity of her popularity stems from Jolin’s ability to transform herself and her artistry like a chameleon, spanning genres including dance-pop, electropop and ballad. And as she declared for us to See My 72 Changes, Jolin is also able to pull off a whole host of fashion and beauty styles ranging from innocent and youthful to edgy and avant-garde. Just scroll through her Instagram feed and you’ll witness the changes.
To celebrate Jolin’s 43rd birthday on September 15, we’ve rounded up her iconic beauty looks and tell you how you can achieve them.
Focusing your eyeshadow on the under-eyes is a twist on the classic smokey eyes. Start by applying the colour along the lash line – this is where you want the pigmentation to be strongest to frame the eyes. Then use a fluffy eyeshadow brush to diffuse the colour, adding extra eyeshadow to get the level of saturation desired.
Use a lightweight tinted moisturiser or BB cream when you want to look as natural yet polished as Jolin here on off-days and vacations. If you need more coverage, use a medium to full coverage concealer and spot conceal on trouble areas.
As a style chameleon who regularly switches up her look, Jolin’s hair is often exposed to chemical and heat treatments. If you’re in a similar predicament, incorporate a hair strengthener like the Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector Treatment to repair damaged locks.
As we move into the fall season, berry colours will come back into favour. The mix of reds and purples is flattering for most skin tones so follow Jolin’s heed and opt for berry-coloured eyes and lips. Go with a lighter, glossy lipstick to ease yourself into the trend.
One way to make yourself look more presentable without much makeup is to swipe on some lipstick. We aren’t advocating for full saturation here, but apply a tinted lip balm to get Jolin’s off-day look here while keeping your pout hydrated. A pink or peach shade would help liven up your complexion.
If you’re one who exercises a lot but relies on dry shampoo to get you through the week, we recommend adding a scalp scrub or clarifying shampoo to your routine. These products will help remove the sweat, sebum and product build-up and ensure that your scalp and hair, remains healthy and strong.
Do you love having a crisp eyeliner look but have difficulties with the application? Start by doing your eye makeup and use a cotton bud dipped into micellar water to get the crisp line first. Then go in with concealer to sharpen the eyeliner.
To get a healthy, dewy complexion that won’t slip and slide in Singapore’s heat, powder and set strategic spots on your face. With a small powder brush and setting powder, apply light coats onto areas that will get oily quick, such as your T-zone, nose and nasolabial fold, and leave the rest with little to minimal to no powder.
You don’t always need a curling wand to get loose waves. Braid your hair before going to bed and before you head out the door the next day, release the knot and apply a light coat of hair spray after brushing your hair with your finger. The waves will slowly relax throughout the day to give you a loose, lived-in wave like what Jolin has here.
For those blessed with bushy brows like Jolin, a clear brow gel would suffice to get the hairs in place looking presentable. For those who need a little TLC, on the other hand, a clear brow gel would also be useful to keep the strays in check to achieve neat brows.