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My Beauty Uniform: Christine Han

My Beauty Uniform: Christine Han

Christine Han is our beloved employees photographer. Whenever we schedule a photograph shoot, all of us excitedly squeal “Christine’s going to be there!” as a result of she is simply that a lot enjoyable to be round. You may need seen her identify 1,000,000 occasions as a result of she is behind so lots of the images on our website, and at present she’s sharing her favourite skincare product and the primary method she feels most stunning…

My Beauty Uniform: Christine Han

What was your relationship to magnificence rising up?
I by no means match the Korean conventional supreme of magnificence, which is to be very skinny and delicate with a small face and truthful complexion. It was additionally supreme to have a double eyelid — the place there’s a crease in your higher eyelid. Western beliefs have been already integrated into Korean beliefs by the point I used to be a child. There’s additionally a Korean phrase — Chakeh 착해 — which is a phrase for somebody who is nice, obedient and doesn’t make bother. I attempted actually exhausting to be chakeh, however that’s not who I used to be, and I’m nonetheless coping with that. So, someway, very early on, I soaked up the message that I wasn’t stunning. I took to it so early that I’m simply now assembly the wild a part of me that’s not compliant. I used to be taught {that a} good lady all the time yields to others and by no means reveals “ugly” feelings corresponding to anger or is ever god forbid, disagreeable. I all the time had this sense that the “real” me was too egocentric, however I do know now that’s bullshit. I’m excited to see who I actually am.

My Beauty Uniform: Christine Han

From working with you and being in entrance of your lens, I’ve witnessed how nice you’re at making individuals really feel stunning and seen. What has your images profession taught you about magnificence and easy methods to discover it?
I’ve realized that each single particular person is gorgeous. It can sound glib however I’ve discovered to come across the inherent magnificence within the second with every particular person. I’m additionally very inquisitive about individuals! I wish to know who they’re. I don’t wish to simply take their image and stroll away.

My Beauty Uniform: Christine Han

I bear in mind whenever you have been pregnant you mentioned you felt actually stunning. How did changing into pregnant change your view of your magnificence?
I had a very easy being pregnant. My pores and skin glowed and my hair bought thicker. I additionally turned extra conscious of my physique than ever earlier than and realized how marvelous it’s. In chiropractics, they are saying that your physique is all the time attempting to go in the precise, divine order. For the primary time, I felt that. My physique wasn’t this ugly factor anymore. I used to be rising a human being!

My Beauty Uniform: Christine Han

Did these adjustments in your thoughts stick round after you had your child, Coro?
Yes. Even although I’ve a pooch that goes over my C-section scar, and my breasts are completely different after breastfeeding, it doesn’t hassle me. My entire life I had nitpicked every little thing about my bodily look, and people ideas nonetheless come up, however I don’t have time for that anymore.

Do you might have a morning skincare routine?
I wash my face with Purlisse Lotus 4-in-1 cleaning milk. It’s the one cleanser that actually removes eye make-up and leaves your pores and skin feeling smooth and clear. Then I’ll use Marble & Milkweed Forest Facial Tonic. It makes my face really feel supple and calm. My good friend Briar makes it with natural, fairly-trade components. If I’m feeling dry, I’ll slap on some Mad Hippie Face Cream, after which placed on sunscreen if I’m going exterior.

My Beauty Uniform: Christine Han

And at evening?
I do the identical cleanser, after which apply the Mad Hippie Vitamin A serum, which smoothes out the little bumps in your pores and skin and makes it really feel smooth.

My Beauty Uniform: Christine Han

What do you love to do for make-up?
I take advantage of Purelisse BB cream in Light. My face feels bare except I attract my brows and I take advantage of the Shiseido forehead pencil in known as Natural Black, which is unfortunately discontinued. It’s an Asian shade of black that’s the actual shade of my very own hair. After, I apply a thick base of eyeshadow — I like Lush Raven by L’Oreal. Afterward, I add Stila liquid eyeliner in Intense Black. If it’s an additional particular occasion, I’ll curl my eyelashes and placed on mascara.

What about for lips?
I like to put on lipstick, and my favourite is NARS Heat Wave. It’s an ideal orange-y pink. Day to day, I take advantage of a tinted lip balm by Face Shop in a smooth pink. It’s beautiful as a result of it makes the pure pink of your lips shine via. It seems to be such as you’re sporting nothing in any respect.

My Beauty Uniform: Christine Han

How do you take care of your hair?
The key for me is getting an amazing lower at Pelo Salon. My stylist, Luisa has been slicing my hair for the previous 15 years! She is so excellent at her job — not simply the hair, however at caring for individuals. She’s particular. I take advantage of Rahua shampoo as a result of I like the way in which it smells, and more often than not I simply let my hair dry as a result of I’m with the infant.

My Beauty Uniform: Christine Han

Do you might have any enjoyable hobbies?
Traveling! Pre-pandemic and pre-baby, I traveled so much. Being outdoor (climbing, tenting, snowboarding, and many others.) is my favourite factor. My beloved shopper, AJWS, a human rights group, works in about 18 completely different international locations world wide, and I’ve had the nice fortune of touring with them to many of those locations to doc their work. The individuals I’ve met via these experiences have expanded my worldview drastically and opened my coronary heart.

My Beauty Uniform: Christine Han

Do you might have a magnificence philosophy?
I watch my 13-month-old daughter and there’s no query of gorgeous or not stunning. She simply IS. She is all the time in her physique, within the second, assured, sturdy. She is completely pure, and hasn’t had all of the conditionings put upon her but. Beauty is getting again to that pure state, changing into conscious of your ideas and realizing you’re greater than your physique.

My Beauty Uniform: Christine Han

Thank you, Christine. We love you!

P.S. More magnificence uniforms, together with a trainer and an illustrator.

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(Photos by Christine Han/Instagram.)

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