Visala is no stranger to fashion and beauty events in Hong Kong. Having started her blog V for Visala 3 years ago, she’s now expanding her brand with an accessories line Luzid Designs and an upcoming eyewear line.
To understand how this creative mind does it all, we met up with Visala before her #LVCityGuides event last Thursday night to fire a quick round of beauty and fashion questions.
1. What time do you wake up?
2. How long do you take to get ready?
An hour or so. 20 minutes for makeup, 5 minutes for hair and the rest of the time for getting dressed.
3. That long to get dressed?
Yes! I’m not the girly girl type and I really want my outfit to represent me and my style. I always walk into my closet and think there’s nothing for me to wear! Once when getting ready for an event, I tried on 6 outfits but ended up wearing the first one. Now I usually plan my outfit out the night before.
4. So how would you describe your style?
It's quite diverse and usually depends on my mood. It used to be about making a statement and standing out. But now I go for a balance between masculinity and sensuality.
5. Talk us through your makeup routine for events. Like the look you’re wearing now?
Foundation, concealer, eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, hair, lipstick. Lipstick last in case your hair gets stuck to your lips!
6. Any advice on perfecting eyeliner?
Oh god - practice, practice, practice.
7. Do you wear makeup on a lazy day?
I like wearing glasses with a bright red lipstick. Matte.
8. So if you could only pick one makeup item, it would be lipstick?
No, eyeliner! I feel like I could make my lips pinker by biting on them or something. But you can’t do anything to your eyes!
9. Favorite makeup brand?
10. How did you learn about makeup?
When I first started wearing makeup, I read a lot of guides and tips in magazines. Now it’s usually from watching YouTube videos or talking with the professionals/speakers at events. I always ask if I did my eyes correctly.
11. Events! So what do you usually wear to them?
I like outfits that stand out. You can take a look at my most recent ones on my Instagram.
12. Pants or skirt?
Right now I’m wearing pieces from my jewellery collection, Luzid. I love how graphical shapes and mathematical structures balance within modern architecture.The label is a play between simplicity and complexity.
14. Any upcoming projects?
I’m launching my eyewear label soon!
15. How do you do it?
Well I’m still trying to figure it out. Working hard definitely pays off. And when you’re at events, really socialize and try to get to know people. Networking!