But even before then, the recognisable thespian has been a mainstay in the Hong Kong and Mainland China drama circuit, with many drama series and movies under her belt since she clinched the 2nd runner-up position in the 1997 edition of Miss Hong Kong.
We gathered some of the birthday girl’s best beauty looks and break down the beauty tips you can glean from them.
Being an actress and public figure, Charmaine is often in full glam. This is why she ensures that every stitch of makeup is cleansed off, especially before going to bed.
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The Hong Kong actress has shared multiple times that masking is the key to her youthful-looking skin. She does this at least once a day.
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It’s so easy to get lost in Charmaine’s expressive eyes. Charmaine pays particular attention to her peepers and incorporates an eye serum in her routine. Pro tip: apply cold potato slices to assuage the appearance of puffy eyes.
Here, Charmaine tightlined her upper waterline to subtly enhance her doe eyes. She complemented her eye makeup with a barely-there, gradient lip.
Attending a Balmain boutique opening in Hong Kong, the actress turns up the intensity by tightlining and drawing her waterline, and going for a smoky eye. She keeps her lipstick simple but goes for a deep side part to keep her look interesting and chic.
Charmaine Sheh’s hair is a couple of inches below her collarbone but she manages to keep her top knot from looking too matronly by combing down the hair at her hairline and curling them slightly to create old-Hollywood waves.
Scroll through Charmaine Sheh’s Instagram feed and you’ll know she always goes for a natural or red lip – orange, not so much. But in the rare instance she does it, she does it right by matching her lipstick to the accent colour in her outfit.
We know everyone has a different orange shade in their closet, but we’re going to recommend the Dior Lip Maximizer in #004 Bright Coral. It’s a shiny coral shade which goes on very sheer, meaning it looks different depending on your lip colour (yes, you can layer it on top of your lipstick), and it helps plump up your lips for sexier-looking puckers.
As mentioned, Charmaine’s love for red lips is evident in her captions (go see for yourself – you don’t have to take our word for it). We chose this because we like the message she’s sending about embracing your individual beauty, hashtagging #beyourownkindofbeautiful. Plus, the rest of her makeup is barely there, letting the red lipstick stand out even more.
Or go for the Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge Lipstick in #999 Ultra Dior. The iconic red shade from the brand is said to suit all skin tones, and the formula is long-wearing and doesn’t cause lips to dry out, even after eight hours of wearing it (trust us, we tested this personally). The semi-matte finish is also great for people who are not into matte-matte lipsticks.
On her off-days, Charmaine prefers to go bare-faced without a drop of makeup on her face. She uses the opportunity to let her skin breathe and rest.
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When we think of beauty, we often only think of skincare and makeup. But as Charmaine shows off her manicure here, your nails are another avenue to express yourself and have fun. A pretty set of manicure and pedicure also lifts the mood too.
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A sleek hairdo is everything when it comes to looking polished, even on your casual days. Charmaine keeps her in tip-top shape, even on off days when she isn’t acting or promoting a new show.
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