By Joy Fang
Home grown actress Rui En is often thought of as a no-nonsense tough girl, but she can also be “very girly and vain”, she said.
The 32-year-old goes through a strict skincare regime, both day and night, which involves tonnes of products, she told My Paper.
The self-professed “skincare product junkie and hoarder” cleanses and tones, before putting on a layer of L’Oreal Paris Youth Code, an antioxidant serum and day cream. This is followed by three different sunscreens, for under her eyes, her face and neck, and her body.
At night, she alternates between retinol serums and those with human growth factor. “I end up looking like I’ve slathered my face with margarine,” she said.
The results are worth it, for her skin looks flawless.
No wonder that Rui En, who first found fame in the drama No Problem! and who in 2002 launched a music career in Taiwan with her debut album, is the latest face for L’Oreal’s Youth Code.
She joins the ranks of international celebrities such as Gong Li and Fan Bing Bing, who have all endorsed the product.
But while Rui En goes all out with her skincare regime, she actually doesn’t wear much make-up, other than for work.
“I’ve got make-up on the whole day when I’m filming and the last thing I want off-duty is more make-up,” she said.
She’s humble about how she looks without make-up on.
“There’s a reason why (actresses) wear those huge sunglasses,” she quipped.
Rui En, who nabbed the Best Actress award at the recent Star Awards, does watch her figure.
She works out every day, either running, lifting weights or doing plyometric moves – training that involves explosive movements.
“It’s not because I want to be skinny, but it’s because I like the endorphin rush. It lifts your mood,” she said.
Asked about her style icon, Rui En said she looks up to the late Katharine Hepburn.
The actress was known to be unconventional, choosing to wear pants and men’s shirts at a time when doing so was seen as taboo.
“I applaud her for her guts… She also aged gracefully rather than fight it, which I admire,” said Rui En.
“My message is, people should accept themselves for who they are, rather than try to look like someone they are not.”
Here’s how to get Rui En’s look
As an artiste, Rui En is constantly under the sun while filming. A diehard sunscreen fan, she says she can’t live without these potions.
To keep her skin moist, she also applies L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Boosting Essence under sheet masks and before she puts on her serum, to allow for better absorption.
Since she started using Youth Code two months ago, her skin is more radiant and retains moisture better. “It really does help my dry skin,” she said.
The fresh-faced star prefers loose powder instead of thick foundation creams. The brands that she favours include Cle de Peau Beauteand La Mer, which make her face look flawless, she said.
For cheeks, she also loves Urban Decay’s Quickie Afterglow (which is no longer available here). “It’s very pretty, and quite a cult favourite,” she said.
For eye colour, Rui En likes L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Les Ombres’ nude palette. To line those peepers, she uses L’Oreal Paris Superliner Waterproof Gel Liner, which she says lasts for hours.
Don’t go for expensive mascaras, she said. Drugstore brands work just as well. Her choices? Majolica Majorca and L’Oreal.
The actress says that her dry lips drive her crazy. So, she always applies a generous amount of lip balm from French brand Nuxe, which she calls a “godsend”.
“I’ve tried literally everything, including nipple crea, and this is the only one that worked,” she said.
When she wants a dash of colour, she turns to L’Oreal Paris Shine Caresse. “I’m in love with these lip stains. I like them because they have staying power, yet keep your lips moist,” she said.
Rui En uses shampoo and conditioner from American brand Pureology’s Hydrate and Nanoworks line, which give her thick hair the bounce it needs. It is not available here, so she orders it online. “It”s absolute best,” she enthused.
She also loves Kerastase’s serums. “My hair gets flat-ironed every day when I’m filming, so I definitely have to put on a heat protectant to prevent my hair from drying out.” she said.
Hair masks from Kerastase, which she uses “religiously”, help leave her tresses smooth and radiant.
Catch Rui En at Ngee Ann City’s Watsons (#B2-06-10) on June 1 and Compass Point Atrium on June 15.
Source: Mypaper, Asiaone
NTU alumni scored at this year’s Star Awards. Business graduate Rui En got the Best Actress nod for her role in the Channel 8 police drama Unriddle 2. She also bagged a Top 10 Most Popular Artistes trophy, alongside two other NTU alumni – actress Joanne Peh and television host Lee Teng.
It’s not all fun under the sun in the entertainment circle, as Rui En reveals
By Zhang Weifang
So we’re at the Hairloom at Shaw Towers, watching as recent Star Awards Best Actress winner Rui En gets glammed up for the photo shoot. The finished product (as you can see in these pages) is immaculate, and it is this winning image that everybody sees of her.
But just what does it take to be a such a winner?
The answer could be in the MediaCorp Channel 8 mid-year blockbuster drama, The Dream Makers. The show stars Rui En, Zoe Tay, Chen Liping, Qi Yu Wu and Jeanette Aw, among others, and spills the deets on the television industry in Singapore, where vicious backstabbing, gripping loneliness, spiteful gossip and floating rumours are apparently not an uncommon sight.
Well, sort of.
“A lot of the parts are dramatised for the sake of TV,” explained Rui En. “There were certain parts that I felt didn’t accurately portray (the industry). It is a TV drama, so you have to take it with a pinch of salt. I hope the audience doesn’t think that the TV industry actually works the way it is portrayed. A lot of the scenes have actually been inspired by true events, but some things are just blown out of proportion, some things are dramatised, and some things are given more emphasis. But all in the name of good fun, lah.”
Don’t expect Rui En to look all glamorous in this 30-episode serial. The actress, who is the new face of L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Boosting Essence, plays absent-minded variety show producer, Fang Tong Lin, a person who isn’t very clued in on the glamour stakes.
“(It’s) probably the first very (tak glam) role in a long time for me,” admitted Rui En. “But it’s a role that I really like a lot and I’m really looking forward to the audience’s reaction because I had the best time, lah.”
So is it really that ugly behind the scenes? All that bitching and gossiping and backstabbing?
Rui En: Er, yeah, sometimes. Not always. You know, I don’t think it’s only our industry where people have to deal with backstabbing and bitchiness, cattiness, and sabo-ing. Everyone has to put up with that, but in this industry, it’s maybe a little bit more serious only because your failures, your successes, are for everyone to see. You know, it’s out in the limelight.
Has it happened to you before?
Yeah. I mean, it happens to everybody, lah. When you hear about things that are being said about you that’s completely not the truth, you are like, “How do these people make up these things?” But you know, it’s just something that I’ve learnt to brush off and ignore.
So did you have a good time filming The Dream Makers?
The best! (Laughs) I had the best time on that because it’s a very comedic role. It had a lot of space for improv (and) I had the space to do whatever I wanted on a spur of the moment. My brother was played by Dennis Chew. You know, he’s into that comedy thing, and so, we had the best time together. The (final product) that came out was completely different from what was written on the script, so it was a lot of fun.
And you had your BFF Chen Liping on the show as well. Do you guys do sleepovers; talk about boys and get your hair done together?
No. (Laughs) No sleepovers and talk about boys and paint our nails! (Laughs) We are not 12-year-olds; we are actually quite mature “lay-dies”. But we really click, lah. And the friendship has been quite a fated one, if you wanna put it that way. I’ve just been really thankful to be able to find a friend in this industry because I’ve never expected to. It’s not so simple, you know? Especially when it’s hard to trust people. But short of the sleepovers, yeah … we are Best Friends Forever. (Grins)
You mentioned that this is one of your “tak glam” roles. Do you ever think about the fact that you will get “auntie” roles one day?
I’m actually quite auntie already, so I’m quite ready for this.
You’re not an auntie!
(Laughs) No, actually I am! Like all these things (points to her hot flask), they say it is very auntie. But I think it is part and parcel of the process. We are going to grow old, we are all not going to be 16 forever. Of course, as an actress, that comes with a lot of things. For example, the auntie roles, but it’s something that you have to accept and something that you can’t fight against. To me, it’s just a natural process.
What are your thoughts on ageing in front of the audience then?
I hate ageism. I really don’t like the fact that people judge women based on their age. It’s a sad truth in today’s society but it’s just something that I don’t believe in. I don’t like that we are made to feel bad because we are past 30, or made to feel like, “Oh, as long as you are not 16, you are, you know, less desirable”. I don’t agree with it. I think it’s important to age gracefully; it’s important to take care of yourself. I hope to do it gracefully — in front of the camera.
What keeps you young at heart?
Exercise? I just think that it’s important to accept (yourself) for who you are. When I was younger, I went through the whole thing of wondering why I didn’t look like the girl on TV, or I didn’t look like the models in magazines and I went through this whole period of really hating myself. It was part and parcel of my whole persona when I was younger. (But) as you grow up, you mature, you get to a point where you just want to stop hating yourself. I just want to accept myself for who I am. I might not look like the girls in the magazines or I might not be as pretty as the girls on TV, but I am who I am and there is only one of me in the world.
When did you start to accept yourself?
Quite recently. It was the point where I actually felt happy, and contented with who I was. I do think that a lot of younger girls have a lot of pressure nowadays, to somehow change themselves to be someone they are not. I think that’s quite a pity. I feel sad that they feel the need to look different from how they look without make-up. I’m quite a big fan of just learning how to accept yourself, and that’s really the key to happiness. I would like to tell girls out there that it’s okay to not look like how we look on TV, or how we look in magazines. It’s fine. You don’t actually have to be very conventional looking to be attractive. I’d like to encourage kids to accept themselves for who they are.
The Dream Makers 志在四方 debuts 24 June 2013 9pm on Channel 8.
By Simon Panaech
日期: 18/05/2013 | 新闻来源: 新明日报 | 记者: 钟雁龄
Source: Shinmin, Mypaper
By Chrystal Chan
Drama was clearly where Singapore fashion label Zardozë’s Autumn Winter 2013 collection was heading. The opening soundtrack featured a quote from The Great Gatsby, “I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy” before piping music from the soundtrack of the Baz Luhrmann-directed movie.
If that was to indicate the collection would reference the glitzy 1920s, you guessed right. The Zardozë ready-to-wear collection was designed around the concept of nostalgia and the pinning for a time long past. However even though there were sparkling embellishments aplenty, it was hard to see what was retrospective about the collection.
Metallic snakeskin in electric blue and silver appeared on the runway for the Zardozë ready-to-wear line on tailored blazers and pants, alongside modern day gowns and shift dresses that were perfectly wearable, but didn’t do much to excite. What it did however, was whet our appetites for the highlight of the show, the Panthea line.
The Zardozë Panthea line, the Singapore-based label’s couture line came up trumps with spectacular gowns, each more amazing than the one before. The proof was in the pudding; with front row A-list stars Fann Wong and Rui En showing their support in bespoke Zardozë Panthea gowns, Wong in a jaw-dropping floor-sweeping black gown and Rui En in a emerald green stunner.
Fann Wong, Rui En and Dick Lee chatting before the fashion show.
2013 is shaping up to be a good year for Singaporean star Rui En. Not only has the 32-year-old picked up the coveted Best Actress acolade at the recent Star Awards 2013, L’Oreal Paris has recently announced that the fresh-faced beauty will be joining the ranks of international superstars as one of the faces for their brand.
The self-confessed skincare fanatic needs to be constantly camera-ready and Rui En shares, “I am always tempted to try new skincare products. It becomes important that my skin is able to absorb the full benefits of all of these treatments. Youth Code helps me achieve that.”
In a nutshell, the L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Boosting Essence is a pre-serum step that should be taken after you’ve washed your face at the end of the day.
Using patented Pro-Gen™ Technology to promote cellular renewal, applying the Boosting Essence before you put on any sort of moisturiser will help improve your skin’s ability to absorb the product(s) better.
On how Boosting Essence has made a difference to her skincare routine, Rui En says, “I use a sheet mask every night when I’m filming, and realized that when I apply Youth Code under it, it makes the treatment much more effective. I see improved glow and moisture [sic] immediately after. It is now a must-have in my skincare regime.”
By Zhang Weifang
Rui En was recently announced as the latest face of L’Oreal Paris Youth Code, the brand’s star serum that aids in doubling the efficacy of daily skincare by maximising the absorption of products used thereafter. Look out for our Rui En cover story next Tuesday, as the star spills all about her beauty secrets.
Source: Straits Times Urban
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