by Alexandra Nicole Nuralam

Dominique Diyose: Skincare, Sunscreen and Lipstick

Former model and actress Dominique Diyose shares her beauty essentials and how she incorporates nature into her beauty routine.

Former model and actress Dominique Diyose (@dominiquediyose) is all about that slow life. Having moved to Bali from Jakarta, the working mother is also one of the brains behind Bali Swap, a slow fashion movement, and the co-founder of Jakarta-based modelling school, Supermodelsproject.

We chat with the 32-year-old on her hometown and culture, her top three beauty essentials, and how she incorporates nature into her beauty routine.

Tell us more about yourself.

I’m of Japanese, Chinese and Indonesian ethnicity. I’m a busy mother of three, and a co-founder of the Jakarta-based modelling school, Supermodelsproject. Right now I’m working on my own natural organic skincare brand, which I formulated myself and is launching soon!

Where did you grow up and how has your experience shaped the person you are today? 

I grew up in a small village in Central Java, and we moved to Jakarta later on, for my education and my modelling career — I started modelling when I was 13 years old.

Living in a village surrounded by hills and paddy fields was honestly the best time; my family has always taught me to embrace our culture and natural lifestyle, which is a huge part of who I am. My mother always said that no matter where you are, do not forget your roots, don’t forget who you are. That has also become my mantra.

What is the most valuable professional lesson you have learned?

I believe one cannot achieve many great things without experiencing many trials and errors. You have to be brave and work hard to get what you’ve been dreaming of. Be persistent, but not aggressive, and don’t forget your attitude matters.

What does a typical day in your life look like?

I’m living the best version of my life right now. I spend a lot of time with my family — we have morning walks, surrounded by nature and rice fields. I have also been enjoying working from home, making sure my children fed and are learning well. Sometimes we go to the beach, and I’ll have a cocktail or two when the kids are asleep!

After a day of filming and activities, how do you ensure that the day’s worth of makeup is completely off your face? 

Using a cleansing oil is my favourite way to remove makeup. I try to make sure I have time to wash my face and apply serums before my kids go to bed.

Share with us your beauty essentials.

My beauty regime is always simple but evolving (since I’m not that young anymore!). I always make sure to apply skincare, sunscreen, and lipstick. I have tons of lipsticks (laughs).

I’ve been using my own skincare products (Maha Meta Skin). As for makeup, I really love using nude or reddish shades from Charlotte Tilbury, MAC Cosmetics and Colourpop.

Dominique’s Beauty Picks
Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++, SGD18
Le Labo Santal 33 Eau de Parfum, SGD280
MAC Cosmetics Powder Kiss Liquid Lip Colour, SGD34.50
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick, SGD50
Biossance Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream, SGD81
Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Creme, SGD27

Are there any beauty tips from your culture that you can share?

I like to make my own herbal tea to drink: a combination of violet, lily, chamomile and liquorice has been my go-to. It helps boost our immunity and improve the skin.

Once a month, I will have some me-time; I grind my own moringa leaves for a mask, patchouli and neem for scrubs, and lavender and spirulina extract for my hair mask.

Also, make time for massages, every mom needs it for sure!

What is the best beauty advice you’ve ever received?

Never forget sunscreen and always do your skincare routine!

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