These days, Chriselle Lim has a lot to smile about. Her YouTube channel is about to hit half a million subscribers; her blog, The Chriselle Factor, has been established as a go-to authority in the style and lifestyle space; and in a few months, she will embark on a journey she’s never experienced before: motherhood. Considering that she has traveled all over the world and experienced things most women only dream of, it’s refreshing to hear Lim admit that even she gets a bit nervous when it comes to beginning something completely new. “They say that you can never be ready or prepared enough,” she muses. “But I’m sure the worries I have sometimes will fade away when I see [my baby].”
We got a chance to sit down with Lim and talk all things beauty—from her must-have products to her favorite DIY hair mask—and get an exclusive preview of her latest video with Estée Lauder, which is all about embracing pregnancy glow (and how to fake one if you’re not pregnant). Keep scrolling to see it all!
In her latest video with Estée Lauder, Lim sits down with the brand’s director of global makeup artistry, Blair Patterson, and learns a trick or two about contouring—namely, how to use products she already owns to sculpt, highlight, and give off a glow. “On an everyday basis, I do very basic contour—mainly cheekbones,” Lim tells us. “I usually leave it to the pros when it comes to big shoots or events.” So what’s her go-to beauty look? “I feel the most beautiful when I have a pop of lip, fresh skin, and minimal eye makeup,” she says. “My everyday beauty look is an amazing natural dewy look with lots of highlight, using Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair ($62), a rosy blush, a natural lip tint, and brown eyeliner on my top and bottom lids.” (You can watch a previous tutorial Lim did with Patterson about a glow-giving trick and day-to-night beauty here.)
And finally, hair. What’s the secret behind Lim’s perpetually shiny tresses? A passed-down family secret, of course. “My mom used to swear by this egg mask she would do on me at least three times a month when I was younger,” Lim tells us. “Now, I do it on myself!” She says to mix the whites of two eggs with four tablespoons of olive oil and apply to your hair like a mask, then rinse out. “It really helps with dry and damaged hair,” she promises.
Click on over to the Estée Edit for more inspiring beauty stories and tutorials, and watch Lim’s glow-worthy video below!