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Singapore content creator Mongabong bares all about her beauty routine, tips and skincare regrets

Find out about Mongchin, better known as Mongabong's top favourite beauty products and what she will never ever do to her skin.

Find out how Mongabong suffered from skin issues and her journey to finally discovering the products that work for her. PHOTO: Mongchin/Innisfree
Find out how Mongabong suffered from skin issues and her journey to finally discovering the products that work for her. PHOTO: Mongchin/Innisfree

First impressions last and often, your face and skin are what others see first. Yahoo Life Singapore chats with familiar faces from influencers, celebs and beauty insiders to share their beauty journey; from their former struggles, to their skincare routine, favourite beauty products as well as tips to set you on your way to finding the right skincare and makeup products that suit you. Read on for the reveal.

Content creator Mongchin (also known as Mongabong) is a familiar face on Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok. As one of the OG content creators who started 11 years ago, Mongchin has been sharing her life with her followers across different platforms, from checking out beautiful cafes, eating spots in Singapore, on top of beauty and fashion finds. More often than not, Mongchin considers herself a beauty junkie. During her free time, she is also learning the Korean language.

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Yahoo Life Singapore: Which are 1 or 2 of your biggest skin concerns?

Mongchin: Now that I’m in my 30s, I’m focusing on anti-ageing, hydrating, and keeping my skin bright and clear.

Which step is an essential part of your daily skincare routine?

Sunscreen for sure! The Innisfree Hyaluron Moist Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ is one of my top picks for a natural, traceless, everyday finish which is why I had to include it when I was curating my Innisfree | MONG Glowing Holiday Set.

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Which are the top skincare products you can’t do without?

I have dry and sensitive skin, so adding hydration is a big part of my routine whether it’s through the moisturisers or hydrating toners that I use. Serums are something I also enjoy incorporating into my skincare routine, and to help keep my skin bright and clear, I incorporate Vitamin C into my daily routine. One of the serums on rotation for me right now is the Innisfree Vitamin C Green Tea Enzyme Brightening Serum, which has a gentle formulation that’s suitable for people with sensitive skin! And not forgetting sunscreen of course!

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Innisfree Vitamin C Green Tea Enzyme Brightening Serum. PHOTO: Sephora
Innisfree Vitamin C Green Tea Enzyme Brightening Serum. PHOTO: Sephora

Which are your favourite makeup products you can’t do without?

When it comes to makeup, I love to enhance my eyes with products like eyeshadow palettes and eyeliners. This is why my Innisfree | MONG Glowing Holiday Set has an Essential Shadow Palette (#1 Beige Brown) added to it! This palette works well as an everyday multi-use palette for eyes, as blush and even contour. For me, no makeup look is complete without lipstick! I love a good neutral tone and at the moment, my go-to shade for the Innisfree Airy Matte Lipstick is #4 Soft Rose.

Essential Shadow Palette

Essential Shadow Palette. PHOTO: Lazada
Essential Shadow Palette. PHOTO: Lazada

Innisfree Airy Matte Lipstick

Innisfree Airy Matte Lipstick. PHOTO: Lazada
Innisfree Airy Matte Lipstick. PHOTO: Lazada

Was there a time when you experienced a very bad bout of skin condition? When, what, and how did your skin get better eventually?

Yes! I struggled with acne growing up and I get eczema flare-ups during stressful periods. I spent years understanding my skin and trying different skincare products to find the right routine for me. These days, my skin is much more stabilised!

To stop picking at my pimples and stop over-drying my skin with oil-blotting sheets and physical scrubs!Mongchin's top skincare tip for her younger self.

Over the years, what is one (or two) beauty faux pas you have learned that surprised you?

This is a tough question…applying foundation without any prior skincare! It'll be difficult to blend the foundation on the skin, resulting in a thick and patchy appearance. Also, using bronzer as a contour – you’ll look orange!

What is your pet peeve about beauty mistakes you see people committing? What do you wish people do about it?

I think back to the above - not applying skincare before makeup, haha! I wish people would know how important hydration is! Even if you have oily skin, you have to hydrate!

If you can give your 15-year-old self a beauty tip, what would that be?

To stop picking at my pimples and stop over-drying my skin with oil-blotting sheets and physical scrubs!

What is one bad beauty habit you will NEVER commit?

Going to bed without removing makeup.

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Is there anything you dislike about yourself?

When I was younger… I didn’t like my eyes because I found them too “short” but these days I am starting to embrace how much space I have to draw my eyeliner!

What is your beauty secret that no one knows about or good beauty habits you are practicing?

I don’t think this is a secret, haha, but I love soaking hydrating toners and creating my sheet mask before makeup! Another good beauty habit is to make sure I double-cleanse every day.

How do you feel about ageing? And what active steps are you taking to age gracefully?

It’s inevitable, and while there are many things to embrace with age, skin is not one of them (for me HAHA!) I incorporate lots of anti-ageing ingredients in my routine, like vitamin A and retinol, and pay more attention to hydration!

I wish people would know how important hydration is! Even if you have oily skin, you have to hydrate!On Mongchin's top beauty faux pas

Anything else to share about achieving glowy skin?

For me, addressing concerns such as dark spots, and dull and uneven skin tone is important in maintaining healthy, glowing skin. That's why I turn to the Innisfree Vitamin C Green Tea Enzyme Brightening Serum to keep my skin in check. It does the double duty of brightening and refining, helping to fade blemishes and acne marks, gradually unveiling a smooth, glass skin texture over time.

What do you think makes a person beautiful and why?

How effortless he/she looks on the outside and when it comes to living the best life!

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