Browhaus x Shentonista #BrowHunt: Ultramarine







Charles & Keith


Li-An works in financial sales, and says she recently moved to a new company, which has expanded her client base exponentially. “I love meeting new people, and while there’s more work involved, I’m thoroughly enjoying the chance to travel and challenge myself.” Li-An has also learnt how to reappropriate her everyday style for the office; this striking, cobalt blue jacket, which instantly jazzes up her monochromatic look, is one such example. We find out more when we speak to her.


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

I think appearance can reflect our personalities, so being well-presented is important if you want others to take you seriously.

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

Plucked my eyebrows to a thin line — proper minging!

3. Are there any pet peeves or no-nos that you have when it comes to make-up?

People who forget to match/blend their neck colour to their face — it looks like they’ve been smashed in the face with a pie!

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

Harajuku, because why not?


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


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

In my line of work I have to entertain clients fairly often, so I prefer to wear outfits that can easily transition from day to night. My outfit choice would be smart-casual, either a maxi dress or trousers with a loose top paired with a jacket. This can be dressed up or down with a change of shoes and accessories — perfect!

7. 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?

It’s difficult to follow fashion trends in Singapore because the constant humidity makes it difficult to layer even the thinnest materials. That said, Singapore is seeing more Hong Kong, Japanese and Korean style filter through which has emboldened some of the local designers, so I think Singaporean style is definitely improving.


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

I used to do a lot of figure painting, so when my schedule starts to ease up I will hopefully get a chance to start that up again.

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


10. What is your idea of the CBD and Shenton Way? Do you think creativity can still exist even in the most corporate working environment?

I think creativity has to exist in the corporate environment. Companies can only stay relevant if they continue to adapt to an ever-changing commercial landscape; without creativity, they wouldn’t be able to maintain their success. 


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

Always be open to new ideas. Working in a cosmopolitan society like Singapore is great because people can always give you an angle or insight derived from their own experience that you would otherwise have missed.

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

Skyping my mum.

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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