Hi everyone! I’m Mim – also known as SdV – and I’m delighted to be a contributor to belledemoiselle. I am a Malaysian currently living in Melbourne, Australia where we get four seasons in a day and it can get super warm and super cold which leads to all sorts of attempts to normalise my skin.
This is me:
And my skin profile:
I have medium tan skin with olive (in summer) and yellow (in winter) undertones. From childhood my skin has been oily, but currently it is combination-dry with some sensitive areas especially around the cheeks.
I had acne from young and because I was stubborn and did not take care of my skin, it got steadily worse notwithstanding the dermatologist prescribed cleansers and treatments. I mainly used benzoyl peroxide. My skin calmed down in my early twenties due to my active skincare regime and taking the pill but late 2012 I got a a bad rash of pimples along my cheeks, I think due to cosmetics. My skin currently suffers from 1-2 pimples from hormones or stress with pigmentation and acne scars along my cheeks. It is also mostly dehydrated.
I don’t like anything too oily or thick but it mainly breaks out due to hormones and stress or bad cosmetics. Hence I’m very fastidious about cleansing my face.
Cleanse and use Alpha H Liquid Gold Intensive Night Repair Serum
Breakout Buster Routine
Mario Badescu Acne Repair Range
I am a certified makeup junkie. This is what happens when you work regularly with awesome makeup artists who keep showing you awesome new products. Suffice to say I change products depending on my mood so I can’t give a list of things I generally use. Here are a few of my favourite brands: MAC (face, eyeshadows and blushes), Stila (eyeshadows and highlighters), Urban Decay (eyeshadows and liners), Illamasqua (lipsticks and blushes), Revlon (lipsticks), Clinique (lipsticks), Topshop (highlighters), Maybelline (cream eyeshadows)…..I could keep going.