Crazy Rich Asians premiere: The best beauty looks
Singapore, and even the world at large has been waiting with considerable anticipation for the premiere of Crazy Rich Asians. Directed by Jon M. Chu, starring Malaysian-born Henry Golding and penned by Kevin Kwan, the movie also features Singaporean actors Pierre Png, Fiona Xie, Janice Koh and Selena Tan. At the premiere in Los Angeles, the cast including Constance Wu and Gemma Chan did not disappoint. We've already had a podcast on the cast's best beauty looks in the past and hey, we even detailed in 10 steps how to be a Crazy Rich Asian in Singapore. See who dazzled on the red carpet this time, and find out their key products used by their makeup artists.
Sporting a sleek bob with blunt bangs, veteran actress and former nominated MP Janice Koh represented Singapore by donning a chic, black Ong Shunmugam cheongsam and classic, red lips. Her makeup artist, Lulu Stuphin said, "Janice plays a 'fierce aunty' in the film with a serious side eye, so I wanted her to have that same fierceness on the red carpet. Her dress is a juxtaposition of classic structure with modern femininity so I echoed that with her makeup. I chose to play with the contrast of a subtle eye with modern red lip, and focused on beautiful dewy skin with a very flirty highlight."
Key products: Chantecaille Lip Definer in Daring, Matte Chic in Carmen, and a coat of Lip Sleek in Papaya.
Leading lady Constance Wu is known for sporting a thick fringe of lashes on many red carpets and she didn't veer too much from her comfort zone, opting for an even more bombastic set of falsies than normal for the premiere. Setting off this look, was a sleek, centre part courtesy of stylist Derek Yuen, and a brick red lip stain.
Key products: Fluffy lashes from Lashify. Makeup artist Molly Greenwald used C-14 on the centre and C-12 on the sides from this at-home lash extension kit.
Malaysian model and actress Carmen Soo plays Francesca Shaw in the film. Says her makeup artist from Chantecaille Kelly Christensen, "The look Carmen was going for was soft, flawless skin and light yet defined bronzy summary lids without too much harshness. Her dress had a bunch of detail and colour so we didn't want to go crazy with her makeup."
Key products: Chantecaille Future Skin in Shea and Cream, using fingers and a kabuki brush for a natural finish. For the cheeks, Christensen blended two colours, the Cheek Gelee in Happy and Philanthropy Cheek Shade in Emotion.
The drop deads gorgeous British-Chinese actress Gemma Chan plays Astrid Leong in the film and her makeup and hair at the premiere was a masterclass in elegance and restraint. A deep side part tumbled into soft, shoulder-grazing waves and her makeup was from luxurious Clé de Peau Beauté.
Key products: Makeup artist Monika Blunder wanted to create eye-popping cheekbones and used Clé de Peau Beauté's Luminizing Face Enhancer in 11. For her soft, petal pink lips, Blunder used the Lipstick in Silk Thread.
Japanese-British Sonoya Mizuno is a newly minted face of Shiseido's revamped makeup line, and her character, bride-to-be Araminta Lee is pretty much the reason for the plot of Crazy Rich Asians moving forward. We are loving her freshly cropped hair that show off those eye popping cheekbones, as well as her luscious red lips and subtle eye makeup.
Key products: Makeup maestro Mai Quynh used the Cle de Peau Beauté Lipstick Cashmere in Legend and the Kevyn Aucoin Powder Blush in Helena on Mizuno for this look.