One of the reasons I started this blog was so I could share the hair, make-up, fashion and styling tips I’ve gleaned along the way as a reporter/host. While TV is a glamorous industry - and there certainly are glamorous parts to it - the truth is, not every reporter or host has a personal make-up artist and stylist waiting on her hand and heel before every shoot. Learning to fix my own face and self-style for camera has been a must and I’ve come to really appreciate it: it means I can experiment with looks that that reflect my personal style and not just someone else’s concept of me. And it also saves me from what I call the dreaded One-Facers - make-up artists who only know how to do one kind of face, which tends to not be Asian and think giant color blocks “totally work” on my eyes. Shudder.
I recently wrote about contouring for the camera for Audrey Magazine’s Summer issue (on stands now). It’s a step-by-step guide to reclaiming the natural angles of my face under the harsh lights of TV. More bluntly put, I break down how to avoid moonface.