Vivien hails from Ipoh, a place famous for their iconic Chicken Rice and Chee Cheong Fun and yet, despite these delicious dishes, the 25-year-old still maintains a lean figure.
But, that’s no accident as Vivien has a strict daily regimen to maintain her good looks. She has to, because it’s part of her job – she’s been a professional makeup artist for four years.
Vivien’s career path is an extension of her love for arts and craft, which started when she was young.
“I was already in love with art, ever since I was a young girl. When I was in high school, I painted a lot. Eventually I ended up ‘painting’ on people’s faces!” she claims excitedly.
Today, Vivien promotes the ARTISTRY cosmetic line and is one of the 25 professional trainers who lead a team of 400 people. These 400 people are ARTISTRY’s dedicated team of beauty and health consultants.
Artistry is a skin care and cosmetic brand available exclusively for Amway customers. Vivien is one of ARTISTRY’s many Passionistas – which is what they call their beauty advocates.
Although she has four years of experience, Vivien isn’t complacent – she constantly experiments with makeup, and shares what she learns through her video tutorials which she posts on her Instagram page.
“It’s tiring, but I can’t afford to be comfortable – I have to continuously improve myself and learn new makeup skills so I can lead my team. It takes a lot of sacrifice to be successful!”
How did she become a leader at such a young age?
“My self-confidence. It’s one of the things I can always rely on. In fact, it led me to this stage of my career. I know it’ll take me further. I’ve always wanted to have my own business. For me, a woman who has her own career will be truly confident. She knows that she can accomplish great things. I want to be that kind of woman.”
On the question of what is beautiful, she said, “Yes. I don’t know about other women, but for me, I feel most beautiful when I’m healthy, motivated, and chasing my dreams.”
“But it’s not easy to be successful. To look good, I have a strict daily routine. I start by going to the gym every morning, for 45 minutes at least. On top of that, I watch my calories too – I only drink water and no sugary drinks. For breakfast, I have a protein meal replacement instead. After that I spend all day with my appointments and try to make time for family and friends when I come home at night.”
“I’m really stubborn when it comes to my dreams and goals. I never give up. When I want something, I’ll keep going at it until it’s accomplished – no days off.”
So, how can other women seek inspiration from you?
“My best advice would be to spend some time with yourself, and be absolutely clear about what you want. Write a list of personal goals. You won’t know what to do if you don’t know where you’re going!”
“Also, it’s very important to surround yourself with people who are as motivated as you. Be with a crowd who lifts you up, so you always stay focused.”
Do you have any beauty tips to share with the rest of us?
“Well, first is working on yourself and be beautiful inside, like I mentioned. But it’s also important to take care of your health. Some people don’t know this, but the secret to great-looking makeup is having good skin. You need to love yourself and take care of yourself.”
What’s your secret to great skin?
“Ladies, no matter how tired you are, spend at least one or two days a week to rejuvenate. You must have a skincare routine.
“First, apply moisturiser immediately after a wash. Don’t wait too long before applying, or your pores will close. You want your moisturiser to seep into your skin.
“Second, use sunscreen daily. If you’re out a lot, or even if you travel for work, any exposure to sun is enough to damage your skin. Be sure to apply protection before going out. Third is having a healthy lifestyle. Get enough sleep. Eat a healthy, nutritious diet. Exercise often and drink lots of water. If you just do these three things constantly, trust me – your complexion will improve. Once you have naturally beautiful skin, your makeup will look great.”
And there you have it – Vivien’s keys to having great skin. For more makeup and beauty tips, follow Viven’s Instagram @vivienwongg_signature!
This story is brought to you by The Passionista Beauty Series with Artistry. Stay tuned for more upcoming stories and videos!