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What is the first beauty product you ever owned?
Hello Kitty blotting tissues. In America, when teens start to get oily, they reach for Noxzema or Oxy. In Asia, where my mom is from, they buy their first blotting tissues.
What's the easiest thing you've done to improve your looks?
A good friend who's a makeup artist told me recently that my brownish berry lipstick was aging me. he suggested I make my lips a touch lighter than my natural color instead. I switched to By Terry Rouge Terrybly Lipstick in Terrybly Nude, and I look so much fresher. I don't know why he didn't tell me sooner!
You live in San Francisco and make frequent trips to Japan. What's in your cosmetics bag when you travel?
Sleep is important to looking good, so I always pack ReBloom Natural Sleep Drinks; They help me adjust to a new time zone. Visine lets me fake sparkly eyes, and Luna Bars are a beauty essential, because if I'm hungry, there's a scowl on my face! To keep my skin soft, I bring our Luminous Dewy Skin Mist and Aquaphor for my lips.
What will you teach your daughter about skincare?
Less is more—use just a few simple products. And avoid the sun. I literally run from it—zigzagging from one side of the street to the other to stay in the shade.
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