Vv Magazine’s ethnic beauty guide features some of our favourite female celebs showing off their favourite makeup, skincare, and haircare products. It’s the beauty guide we’ve all been waiting for…
As a woman of colour working in a predominantly ‘white’ industry, where having strong beauty game garners you some serious brownie points, it’s definitely been difficult to find a little beauty inspiration that suits my skin tone. So I’ve taken to the streets of Toronto and have found some of the most influential (and beautiful) ethnic women to get the scoop on some of their hush-hush beauty secrets. From overcoming their beauty struggles to letting us in on their must-have makeup products, here is what you need to know on how some of Toronto’s high-profile women stay beautiful (on the outside and the inside).
This week on Vv Magazine’s Ethnic Beauty Guide, we chat with Toronto’s favourite television sweetheart, Tanya Kim, who gives us a little insider knowledge on her favourite beauty products and what keeps her brow game so on-ridulously-point.
Name: Tanya Kim
Your biggest beauty struggle?
My biggest beauty struggle is having the patience while waiting for my eyebrows to fully grow back. As a teenager, I, like so many others, made the mistake of over-tweezing my brows. And with my particular Korean genetics, I was “blessed” with very fine (if any) hair, so there’s that…
How you’ve overcome said beauty struggle?
I’ve overcome said beauty struggle by using an amazing eyelash/eyebrow conditioner called EyEnvy. OMG, it’s definitely been working incredible miracles on my brows (and eyelashes)! As my brows continue to grow in, I enhance them by slightly filling them in using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express kit. Thank you Anastasia Soare, the eyebrow Queen and creator of the Golden Ratio.
What is something you’ve grown to love about yourself?
Something that I’ve grown to love about myself and acknowledge is my kind-heartedness… AND I love my smile and freckles.
If you were to have a daughter, what is one thing you’d teach her about beauty, the way she looks, etc.?
If I had a daughter I would recommend the practical things such as; drink lots of water, get at least six hours of sleep a night, always stay moisturized, be fit and active. But most importantly, I’d teach her to be kind and think positive thoughts about herself — beauty shines from within and the mind is such a powerful influence. Different is AWESOME!
A beauty product you can’t live without:
I have a few beauty product must-haves: Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express kit; Benefit Cosmetic’s They’re Real Mascara; a good gloss — M.A.C LipGlass in C-Thru is a nice neutral one; and/or for a strong lip – my go-to is M.A.C Lipstick in So Chaud.
Favourite nude + red lipstick:
My two favourite nude lipsticks are M.A.C’s Hug Me and Jubilee. I have a couple fave red lipsticks in rotation depending on my mood and they include M.A.C’s Ruby Woo & Dangerous .
Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Gwen Stefani, Lupita Nyong’o, Beyonce, Nicole Richie… SO MANY BEAUTIFUL, STRONG, POWERFUL WOMEN TO CHOOSE FROM!
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