Sharon Hill, mother of Joshua (16 months) and Kristen (3-and-a-half-years) is a registered nurse who has spent her time in Beijing volunteering at orphanages. This Filipino-Canadian is blessed with smooth, perfect skin, and spends about five minutes each morning getting ready: “It’s all the time I have before I need to get my daughter to school,” Sharon says. The stylists at Franck Provost Paris in Raffles City put more life into her long locks but kept the length. As for makeup, this good Samaritan likes to keep it simple with concealer and mascara, but for her makeover with Shu Uemura, she decided on an elaborate evening look. “I don’t even recognize myself,” Sharon exclaimed. “It’s really fun to look like the girls in the magazines.” As for the secret to her perfect skin? Oil of Olay. “I’ve been stealing it from my mother’s medicine cabinet since I was a little girl. I still use it everyday,” Sharon says.
Get the Look:
1. Xavier, a senior stylist at Franck Provost Paris, cut off the dry ends of Hill’s hair and added layers in the front. Sharon wanted to keep her hair long enough to pull back and was in the process of growing out her bangs.
2. He then blew her hair dry with a round brush to create curls and volume. “I wish I had the time to blow dry my hair like this,” Sharon said. “If I had the time and all the supplies, then I might put this much effort into my appearance when I go out.”
3. Makeup artist Yoyo applied the works to Sharon: a foam base before applying foundation with a brush, smoky gray eyeshadow with white highlighter, gel eyeliner on top lids, pencil eyeliner on bottom lids, curled lashes and mascara. A dark wine-colored lipstick and pink blush finished the dramatic look. All products by Shu Uemura.
Franck Provost Paris. Shop 05, 4/F, Raffles City Shopping Center,
1 Dongzhimennei Dajie, Dongcheng District (8409 8392/8292)
Intercontinental Beijing Financial Street provided a free voucher for Sunday brunch for Sharon to show off her new look.
Photos by Mishka Family Photography