Chinese model Ming Xi is a darling of the fashion world. She was hand-picked by Riccardo Tisci to take part in Givenchy’s couture show in 2010 – a first for a Chinese model – and has since taken the world by storm, gracing the runway for Chanel, Dior, Versace, Elie Saab and more.
Alongside actor/model Godfrey Gao, she was in Hong Kong on a whirlwind trip for the launch of T Galleria Beauty by DFS at Hysan Place.
She sits down with STYLE to reveal her beauty tips and beauty routine.
Q: You’ve just returned from the Paris Haute Couture Week. How do you keep you complexion so fresh?
A: I slept all the way [from Paris to Hong Kong] … and I used three face masks this morning.
Q: What type of face masks do you prefer?
A: I use all types– whitening, clay, cream etc. I try to put on a cream mask every morning. After long flights, I use a whitening mask. It helps you look more refreshed after travelling.
Q: What is your must-have beauty product?
A: Besides basic products like a cleanser, toner and moisturiser, it really is a face mask. I put one on every morning before I use other skincare products.
Q: What is the craziest or most extreme skin care tip you’ve ever heard?
A: I have a friend who is quite extreme. She puts moisturiser on her face over and over again. She does it as often as she can [to help her skin stay hydrated and refreshed]. I only really do that on a plane because it’s so dry.
Q: Talk us through your beauty routine if you only had 5 minutes to get ready.
A: I’d start with my eyes: curling my lashes and putting on mascara. I’d then colour my eyebrows – it makes a big difference and I don’t think anyone has perfect eyebrows. After that, I’d just put some concealer [under my eyes] and apply some blush.
Q: Besides skincare, what else do you do to stay fit and healthy?
A: Go to the gym or hire a personal trainer. I like to do bodyweight training. [My personal trainer] is great because he gives me something different to do every time which tones different parts of my body.