Oct 11, 2013

    Ming's tips and tricks


    Like her favourite beauty icon, Australian Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr, Bridges is a health and fitness buff. She kicks off the day with a smoothie packed with nutrients.

    "Firstly, I'll put healthy fats - like coconut oil or avocado - in, then something to make it a bit sweeter, like some pineapple or apples...then a dash of ginger and a wide variety of superfoods, such as cacao powder, goji berries, bee pollen and spirulina," she said.

    "It leaves my skin glowing."


    Bridges makes it a point to wash her face with a cleanser first thing in the morning and just before she goes to bed.

    "In this job, my skin is always clogged with make-up, (making it) easy (for it) to break out," she said.

    Her favourite cleansing product?

    Angels on Bare Skin by British beauty brand Lush ($25), which leaves her skin feeling "really soft". She also uses the brand's Mask of Magnaminty ($45 for 315g), a deep-cleansing face mask with fresh peppermint.

    Both products are available at Lush's Suntec City and Wisma Atria outlets.


    Though she keeps her make-up simple, one of Bridges' essential make-up products is blusher.

    "If you wake up and feel horrible and ill, slap on a bit of blusher and your face comes to life," she said. "I usually go for a peachy or pinky keeps me looking young and fresh."

    My Paper recommends RMK's Sheer Powder Cheeks in Natural Pink ($65, from Isetan outlets or Takashimaya Department Store) for a subtle autumnal blush.


    Another must-have product is eyeliner, Bridges said, as it helps to open up her peepers when she gets tired.

    Revlon's ColourStay Eyeliner (available in shades like Black, Black Brown, Navy and Charcoal at $15.90 from leading retail outlets, including Watsons Ngee Ann City and Raffles City) is one of her favourites - she describes the product as simply "magical".