Jae Liew, 25, artiste
This currently-single, up-and-coming starlet (catch her in the Channel 5 series Tanglin) says with a laugh: “I’ll be spending Valentine’s Day with Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey!”
When she does head out on a date though, she keeps her look simple and fuss-free.
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“I’ll curl my hair, definitely! I find that second-day hair holds curls better, so I wash my hair two days before my date. On the day itself, I spritz on dry shampoo, style my hair with a big curling iron to get bouncy curls, then loosen the curls by gently running my fingers through them. I skip hairspray because I like a more natural look.”
“On date nights, I wear false lashes, lip gloss, a pink or coral blusher and a highlighter on my cheekbones. I find black liner too harsh, so I usually use a brown pencil liner to tight-line my eyes; this gives the illusion of thicker, fuller lashes too. To add a touch of glamour, I cut my falsies in half and stick them on the outer corners of my eyes, which makes them look bigger and more expressive. Also, I always do my makeup under good, neutral lighting. Once, I did my makeup under warm light and ended up walking out of the house with too much blusher and foundation – I looked like a clown!”
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“I’m usually in a dress and heels, but I’ll always carry a pair of flats with me because I have a bad back. I also like to wear matching outfits with my date, so I’ll actually ask him what he’ll be wearing before I pick my outfit.”
“Henri Charpentier, a Japanese patisserie, at Dempsey Hill – it has lovely strawberry shortcakes.
The place is done up really nicely too; the decor is very romantic and French – perfect for a relaxing, casual date.”
This story was originally published in the February 2016 issue of Her World magazine.