by Alexandra Nicole Nuralam

Guo Xiayan On Wine Lips and High Heels

Having resided in Paris for over a decade, Chinese-born fashion buyer and influencer Guo Xiayan has mastered the effortless and minimalist French cool-girl look. 

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Scrolling through Guo Xiayan’s curated Instagram (@gxiayan) gives you a glimpse of her personality and style: chic, minimalist and undeniably cool in that French way. Originally from China, the 31-year-old content creator, art director and fashion buyer has lived in Paris for more than a decade. Apart from being fluent in the language, she is also a familiar face at Paris Fashion Week: “For me, beauty and fashion are required courses in life. They exist in every detail of life. It’s not just for visual purposes.”

The fashion creative shares with BEAUBIT the beauty tips and tricks she has learned while living in France.

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Having lived in Paris for so many years, Xiayan has embraced the French-girl aesthetic and less-is-more mentality: a sultry red lip, flawless skin, the undone, tousled hair, a crisp flick of eyeliner. When asked to share beauty tips, she said that being natural and casual was a beauty secret in itself.

“I refuse to wear too much makeup. Make-up is to make my complexion look better, not to change my original appearance.”

And her current favourite beauty product? Sleep, which will make your skin glorious.

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Xiayan’s beauty routine is deceptively simple; she started off with the Tom Ford Traceless Touch Foundation (SGD72) as her base, before subtly contouring with the Marc Jacobs O!Mega Bronzer Perfect Tantric (SGD69). Setting everything in place with the Giorgio Armani Beauty Micro-Fil Loose Powder (SGD85), she swiped on a few coats of mascara and topped it off with her favourite wine-red lip colour from La Bouche Rouge (SGD224).

Her tip on applying red lipstick perfectly? Apply a lip scrub to your lips prior, then apply a little lip balm (she likes the Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Balm, SGD50). After that, your lipstick will glide on like a dream.

Byredo Mojave Ghost Eau de Parfum, SGD232
Tom Ford Traceless Touch Foundation (Refill), SGD72
La Bouche Rouge Lipstick, SGD224
Marc Jacobs O!Mega Bronzer Perfect Tantric, SGD69
Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Balm, SGD50

Xiayan’s Products List
Byredo Mojave Ghost Eau de Parfum, 50ml | SGD232
Byredo Mojave Ghost Hair Perfume | SGD90
Tom Ford Traceless Touch Foundation (Refill) | SGD72
La Bouche Rouge Lipstick | SGD224
Tom Ford Ultra-Rich Lip Color Lipstick | SGD76
Marc Jacobs O!Mega Bronzer Perfect Tantric | SGD69
Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Balm | SGD50
Giorgio Armani Beauty Micro-Fil Loose Powder | SGD85
Nars Climax Mascara | SGD42
La Mer The Infused Lotion | SGD410
La Mer The Moisturising Soft Lotion | SGD450


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