Browhaus x Shentonista #BrowHunt: Spring Has Sprung











An immediate attention-grabber in this one-piece floral outfit, Tessa is no stranger to the camera. It turns out she’s had a few modelling and pageant stints before, although she has settled down to work in the banking industry. “Beyond handling finances, I deal with people from all walks of life and build relationships with them,” she says. “I do miss the thrill of competitions and contests though!” It’s a good thing then, that we spotted her in the middle of Raffles Place, and stopped her to photograph her and ask her some questions.

1. Do you think it is important for women to be well-groomed, and why?

Yes, we are women after all! To not be well-groomed would be a shame to our kind.

2. What’s the silliest/most outrageous thing you’ve done for beauty?

I permed my hair when I was younger but my hair got so dry that it always ended up in knots, and I had to cut off portions of my tangled-up hair. My hair looked like a lion’s mane!

3. How do you find ways to match your makeup to your look? Are there any pet peeves or no-nos that you have when it comes to make-up?

For my eye makeup, I usually stick to earthy tones of brown, grey, and sand, while my blush colour is usually a cross between a bronze and pink hue. I find these colours the easiest to match, so you can’t really go wrong. No-nos would be long, fake lashes that look like spiders, and contact lenses that make your eyes look so huge that you could be mistaken for an alien!


4. Is there a look (style-wise or makeup-wise) that you’ve been wanting to try, but haven’t given it a go?

I would like to dye my hair ash blonde. I think it’s a cool colour, but high maintenance and not exactly suitable in a corporate environment, so I haven’t done it so far.

5. What is the craziest/most adventurous makeup look you have ever tried?

I’ve painted my whole face to look like a puppy — felt rather silly though!

6. How have your look and brow shape evolved over the years? 

I’ve kept my brow shape natural all these years: no crazy thin brows, just threading. I don’t even draw in my brows because I’m lucky to be blessed with thick eyebrows.

7. If you could only pick 1 type of make up must-have, what would it be and why?

Foundation — it makes you look fresh, and covers all imperfections in one application.

8. What are some items in your wardrobe/on your dresser that you can’t live without?

Mascara, makeup brushes, and lipsticks! I love lipsticks, I have a whole collection of them.


9. If you could wear a uniform of sorts for the rest of your life, what would your outfit consist of, and why?

A sleek dress with a statement necklace. It’s hassle-free and fuss-free, but makes you look professional and ready for any occasion, any time. You can go from day to night in a snap.

10. What is your usual look?

I’m usually in maxi dresses. They feel really laid-back, but I can easily turn it into a more glamorous look just by accessorising. Plus I don’t have to stress about pairing both the top and bottom!

11. What is important for you to have at work, both in a material and emotional/psychological sense?

Job satisfaction; a supportive environment; to constantly be able to learn every day; job progression; and the ability to be independent and not limited to rigid structure and rules.

12. Do you think Singaporeans have a sense of style, and do you think it’s changing/getting better/getting worse? What would you like Singaporeans to start embracing more?

Yes, I do think it’s getting better. Singaporeans easily adapt to the changing fashion trends and use this inspiration to create their own fashion style.


13. What is one thing you’ve learnt from your work/life experience?

Patience, and that everything happens for a reason. Even if you’re going through the worst possible life experience now, there will be the light at the end of the tunnel and God will bless you in ways you don’t expect.

14. Could you tell us about what you’re working on right now, or a personal project that you would love to undertake?

I’d love to volunteer to help underprivileged and disabled children.

15. What’s the one thing you think you should be doing more of, or that you wish you had more time to be doing?

I’d love to be able to spend my days traveling and exploring the world, rather than be limited to the confines of Singapore.

This is a Shentonista project for Browhaus Singapore.

For more information about Browhaus, visit their website here.

Join in the #BrowHunt by submitting your own selfie which you feel best represents Browhaus, and add #BrowHunt and @BrowhausSG. The winner wins up to $5,000 worth of prizes, $2,000 cash, and $3,000 worth of prizes from Browhaus, Spa Esprit, and Strip, as well as the opportunity to be the next face of Browhaus. Submissions close on the 14th of June.


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