Miss Chinatown 2016 Winners Share Their Beauty + Style Secrets

By Queencee Colleen Quitalig 27 May, 2017
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Last year, during Mr. and Ms. Chinatown 2016, they were the women who outshone the others. Now, they're spilling the secrets behind their glow―their beauty regimen, go-to ensembles, etc.―that make them ready for the spotlight. Chinoy TV asked Miss Chinatown 2016 winners, Lin Zeng and Pichie Lim, to get a tip or two on achieving the charm that is totally (Phoenix) crown-worthy!


LIN ZENG

With her porcelain skin, it's a surprise to find out that Lin Zeng actually chooses not to go through the pains of thorough and expensive skincare most girls covet. For her, some moisturizer and a ready stash of wet wipes to rid her face of the dirt would be enough to maintain her glow. When asked what she never forgets to carry on her bag, though, she named sunblock, eyebrow pencil, and lip tint as her trusted, everyday tools. She personally loves the lip tint from the Korean brand, Chateau, for its cute packaging apart from its quality. Like every girl who takes her skin seriously, Lin Zeng has managed to create a routine in terms of caring for her skin. Everyday, upon waking up, she washes her face and makes sure to apply toner and lotion after to seal in the moisture. She also makes sure that she never forgets putting on a beauty mask twice or thrice a week, as she believes that this makes her skin "smooth and flawless." 

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In terms of style, Lin shares that she doesn't actually have a style icon. In her own words, "[She] just wears what [she] feels is good." Given that she's a Fashion Design student, as she mentioned during our #ChinoyProfiles interview with her, we believe she knows the way to go. And we've got receipts:

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Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you.

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以为自己最酷

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merry Christmas everybody 🎅

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PICHIE LIM

For Pichie, cleansing―both external and internal―is a major part of her beauty regimen. Every morning, she washes her face with Pond's or Celeteque facial wash and applies Nivea Face Sun Block before leaving the house. She does the same routine every night before going to bed but also adds a Korean or Celeteque toner to the equation. And, instead of sun block, she gets her Celeteque facial moisturizer for the finishing touch. When there's some time to spare, she also pampers her face with a mask from Face Shop. Throughout the day, Pichie makes sure that she accomplishes her favorite beauty tip, and that is to drink lots of water. As she says, "My favorite beauty tip is very simple and it’s to always stay hydrated. I believe that water is the cure to everything. It replenishes our cells, boosts our immune system, and removes the toxins inside our bodies." Pichie also swears by some natural beauty hacks such as the classic lemon or cucumber eye patches! 

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When asked what she always keeps in her vanity kit, on the other hand, she mentioned: wet wipes, mints, tissue, alcohol, toothbrush and toothpaste, and some makeup products. Since she's not that much into make-up (YET) and just puts on those that help keep her fresh at school, she only carries with her these basics: L'Oreal True Match foundation, IN2IT BB Cream, Maybelline eyebrow pencil, and Shut Up and Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippie from Happy Skin. When talking about her favorites, though, Pichie picked IN2IT's 2-way eyebrow pencil which, according to her, is very easy to use and defines her brows well, and L'Oreal True Match foundation which she could trust to last the whole day. Another make-up product that she loves are eyeliners. She even admitted that she feels more confident when wearing them!

Now, when it comes to style, Pichie looks up to Kendall Jenner the most. This is because the young Kardashian seems to be very effortless about her looks but always manages to slay it. Inspired by this, Pichie opts for the laid-back and no-frills ensemble. As she shares, "My go-to ootd is a basic white/black shirt with skinny jeans or shorts, because I’m always in a hurry and I’ll choose comfort over fashion most of the time."

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