by Alexandra Nicole Nuralam

Social Media Creative Mimi Nguyen on Her Glowing Skin Secrets

Healthy, dewy skin has an irresistible pull and energy and everyone wants to know the secrets to attain it, so we approach the subject from an insider’s point of view. We got Mimi Nguyen to share with BEAUBIT just how she manages to keep her complexion looking so exuberant and luminous.

The New York-based Vietnamese is head of social and marketing at DELAROQ, a sustainable line of handbags and accessories that was founded on a philosophy to reduce and simplify.

Below, we chat with the 26-year-old to find out her glowing skin secrets; what her skincare routine looks like these days, her go-to makeup look and the makeup brand she’s been loving lately.

What are three things people should know about you?

I’m extremely routine-oriented. I start getting ready for bed at 8 pm every night and I wake up at 6:30 am every day to work out. I’m also obsessed with my dog, Arthur!

How would you describe your sense of style?

Classic, minimal, and effortless. I tend to keep my outfits simple, stay away from colour most of the time, and don’t like looking too prim and proper.

Your skin is glowing! How do you look after it?

Thank you! My skin is not perfect, I still get breakouts all the time. The most important step to my daily routine is definitely SPF. I use EltaMD’s SPF 46 and have been using it since my early college days. My morning routine always starts with a splash of cold water on my face. Then I use Summer Friday’s CC Serum, Cloud Dew and then finish off with SPF.

My night routine starts off with patting dry my face after a shower. Then I use Summer Friday’s AHA Solution and CC Serum. The last step is moisturizing with either the Summer Friday Cloud Dew, Josie Maran’s Argan Oil, Atomy moisturiser or LAPCOS’ Red Collagen moisturiser. I like to switch up moisturiser in my routine since I have so many products to go through. If my skin is feeling extremely dry, I like to just throw on a sheet mask, which I leave in my fridge. 

What is your go-to makeup look? How would you transition from a day to night look?

My go-to is definitely a no-makeup makeup look. I like to keep things simple. My staple products are SPF, concealer, bronzer or blush, highlight, and brow products. If we weren’t in a pandemic, I’d transition to a night look with a bold lip. For now, I’ll stick with some dark brown liner smudged around the eye and in the waterline. 

What do you look for when picking beauty products?

I look for products I need and don’t just try out trending products or those that are popular for no reason. Lately, I’ve been really into using more products that are free of nasties like parabens, sulfates, et cetera.

Most exciting beauty brand or product for you at the moment?

For makeup, I’ve been loving Jones Road Beauty. It’s a new brand that Bobbi Brown founded. I received some products to try and it got me excited about makeup again! Their pencil eyeliner is incredible.

As for skincare, I love anything by Summer Fridays. I’ve also just received the NuFace Trinity, a beauty tool that I’ve been dying to try. 

What are your favourite beauty rituals?

I love an ice-cold jade roller over my favourite shea butter face mask from Nature Republic.

Where do you see yourself in five years? 

Hopefully, I’m continuing to better myself and living a life that makes me happy…and shopping for marble while I fully renovate a place I own!

Mimi’s Beauty Picks

EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF 46, SGD49
Summer Fridays CC Me Vitamin C Serum, SGD90
Summer Fridays Soft Reset AHA Exfoliating Solution, SGD72
Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil, SGD130
Summer Fridays Cloud Dew Oil-free Gel Cream, SGD62
Atomy Hydra Brightening Cream, SGD37
LAPCOS Red Collagen Hydrating Cream, SGD52
Jones Road Beauty The Best Pencil, USD22

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