Neglect demure ingénue. The actress-rapper Awkwafina has discovered success in Hollywood by way of her sharp comedic timing and daring persona. Recent off a heady “Loopy Wealthy Asians” run (wherein she almost stole the present as the very best good friend Peik Lin Goh), she is now making an attempt her hand at indie drama, with “The Farewell,” out July 12.
Earlier than she was Awkwafina — a reputation she selected for herself as a youngster — she was Nora Lum, a local of the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens. Along with “The Farewell,” she has a voice half in “The Indignant Birds Film 2,” scheduled for theaters in August. And a Comedy Central present is within the works.
With that form of schedule, who wouldn’t want some pampering?
Pores and skin Care
I used to be by no means right into a strict skin-care routine. However prior to now couple of years, I began to find that world. There are issues I by no means used earlier than, and now I don’t really feel proper if I don’t have them on.
For face washing, I keep on with the Dermalogica Cleaning Gel. Typically, if I’ve loads of make-up on, I additionally use the PreCleanse. I by no means actually knew what toners or essences or any of that stuff was. I had all of those merchandise however didn’t know the best way to use them.
Then Jenn Im, she came visiting one night time, and she or he defined all of it to me. I additionally met the Attract editor Michelle Lee once I did a podcast for Attract, and she or he taught me loads of stuff, too.
Earlier than, I hadn’t tried loads of manufacturers. Lately I used to be in a position to strive La Mer. I’d seen it and knew it was insanely luxurious. Now I dabble within the cleanser. It smells actually good.
I additionally love Joanna Vargas. I began going to her for facials and utilizing her merchandise, like, a yr in the past. After I wash my face, I put her serum on. For moisturizer — I’ve actually dry pores and skin — I’ve to go for one thing concentrated. I as soon as obtained one by this model Belif in a goody bag. It was the Moisturizing Bomb cream, and I like that one rather a lot. However actually, the traditional Neutrogena Water Gel works, too.
I’m into eye therapies. I walked into Neiman Marcus in Atlanta lately, and this salesperson on the Sisley counter, she talked a sick recreation. She completely bought me on this eye cream. The one I purchased even comes with this little curler. I obtained began on rollers due to my make-up artist Kirin Bhatty. She gave me one which’s actual quartz. I began doing it a lot that I really broke it. So I’m on my second quartz curler. I maintain it with me on the aircraft.
Certain, I’ll put a little bit of make-up on. I’m actually open to every thing. I’m at all times altering foundations. Presently I’m utilizing KohGenDo. I really combine Koh Gen Do with Charlotte Tilbury, after which I throw somewhat Tarte in there. Isn’t that bizarre? I’m positive I’m doing it fallacious. And in addition I’ve discovered I’ve to watch out with mixing some issues as a result of then the system drugs.
I was a type of eyeliner individuals. I didn’t placed on something however eyeliner. I used to be heavy into that. I used to be in all probability 20, and one good friend, after we had been in China, remarked to me, “Why do you put on eyeliner solely there?” That’s as a result of I’d simply put a line on the underside, and that was it. Why didn’t anybody else say something?
Now I take a skinny brush and use one of many colours within the Charlotte Tilbury palette as an impromptu eyeliner on my higher lash line. Then I do some nude eye shadows from the identical palette. I don’t put on mascara as a result of I don’t have loads of eyelashes. It’s pointless — like portray nail polish in your pinkie toe.
Asian eyes are troublesome to do make-up on due to the lid. Some days I’ve a monolid, and a few days I don’t. Some days just one is a monolid, and the opposite one isn’t. When that occurs, I nonetheless don’t know what to do. However YouTube is hearth for Asian-girl make-up tutorials. I’ve discovered to not do an excessive amount of on my eyes now.
For a very long time, I had a behavior of laying on the blush actually laborious. I’d seem like a pageant woman however haven’t any different make-up on. Sooner or later I used to be driving the subway and noticed my reflection within the window, and it was a second. I regarded insane.
From that day onward, I ended utilizing loads of blush. As a substitute I began utilizing bronzer. I had a Nars stick to a highlighter on one facet and a bronzer on the opposite, however I can’t discover it now. So now I take advantage of a Charlotte Tilbury bronzer.
I believe there’s this concept that each one Asian hair is stick straight. I’ve yearned for that hair a lot. My hair, after I bathe, it’s somewhat frizzy. So once I was in Singapore, I obtained it relaxed. I used to be capturing “Loopy Wealthy Asians,” and I used to be carrying a wig, so I might just about do what I needed with my hair. I went and obtained the remedy, and it was manner too relaxed. I actually wished it was extra full of life. I missed its life.
After I got here again to the U.S., any individual mentioned, you must go blond. So I went to this fancy salon in downtown L.A. I by no means informed them I’d simply had my hair relaxed. After we did the strand check, my hair actually fried. It regarded like pubic hair! Now all of that’s rising out. My hair does develop quick, which I by no means wish to admit as a result of it looks like I’m bragging.
I wore Le Labo Santal for an extended, very long time. Then I did a film with Emma Roberts, and I requested her about her fragrance. She at all times smelled actually good. It was Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules. It’s like pheromones — I’m so devoted to it.
I’ve been carrying it for a yr or two. It’s good that I requested Emma as a result of left to my very own units, I’d select one thing loopy fruity, and everybody would hate it. I’m speaking a full papaya. I don’t know subtlety.
Earlier than I moved to L.A., I believed I’d go to the Korean spas on a regular basis. Nope, that has not occurred. The one factor I’ve achieved is go see Joanna Vargas for facials. She’s primarily based in New York, however she has this spa within the Sundown Tower. The skin-care factor is basically addictive.
Food regimen and Health
I’m in that boat the place I’m like each different girl in 2019. I need to eat nicely and stay that wholesome life, however inevitably it doesn’t occur. I want I might comply with one technique, however while you journey rather a lot, it actually messes with that routine.
I’ve one good friend who will do meal prep and lay all of it out for every week. It appears so industrious, or nice. I’ve by no means been like that. It took having up to now a vegetarian to grasp how laborious it’s. I additionally don’t cook dinner, in order that’s a difficulty. I’ll eat something.
I’ve labored with trainers. They’re usually very hard-core, so it doesn’t actually final lengthy with me. I attempt to do stuff at residence. I’ll do nighttime yoga. It’s mainly mendacity down and placing a leg within the air, you already know. I actually don’t do a lot.