11SKIN AT THE FASHION AWARDS 2021: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH JAIME XIE
Ahead of The Fashion Awards 2021, we went behind the scenes with our guest for the evening, TV personality Jaime Xie, to discover how she likes to wear her 111SKIN eye masks, the beauty advice passed down from her mother, as well as tips and tricks for glowing on the red carpet.
Xie is perhaps best known for her starring role in Netflix’s Bling Empire, which explores the real lives of glamorous socialites living in Los Angeles, and was ranked among the streaming service’s top ten most watched shows in 2021. The 24-year-old is also a successful businesswoman, model, and professional equestrian, as well as a fashion influencer who shares her favourite outfits and musings with her 549k followers on Instagram.
“Make sure you have extra time to get ready, so you’re not stressed,” Xie explains, as the key to getting ready for any event. Sitting in her suite at the BVLGARI Hotel, London, the star shared with us her favourite hacks for making sure that any photographs taken on the night are immaculate. “Make sure your makeup and foundation look good under different types of lighting. Also, make sure your makeup is not too dewy because most of the time it can come off looking more oily than dewy, especially on the red carpet.”
Xie also shared that trading in late nights for lots of beauty sleep is key to her regime, as she explains the best beauty advice her mother gave her was to get as many hours as you can. “I guess that’s why they call it beauty sleep,” she joked, “because it’s best for your overall health, skin and wellbeing.” And she isn’t wrong. Research has shown that your body goes through a process of detoxification as you sleep and every hour is crucial, since the organ cleverly rebuilds its collagen and repairs damage caused by UV exposure. Getting only five hours of sleep, as opposed to the recommended seven to nine hours a night, can in some cases lead to twice as many noticeable fine lines on our skin.
Styled on the night by Law Roach, who counts Celine Dion, Anya Taylor-Joy and Priyanka Chopra as clients, the duo decided on a vintage Roberto Cavalli Gown from the designer’s Winter ‘05/’06 collection – the same one that featured in the Met Museum of Arts’ China: Through The Looking Glass Exhibition back in 2015. Detailed with a stunning Chinoiserie print as a nod to her Chinese-American heritage, Xie finished the look with a custom set of nails, intricately painted to coordinate with the vibrant blues of the gown.
OUR SKINCARE PICKS FROM THE NIGHT:
Celestial Black Diamond Lifting and Firming Face Mask: Ideal for targeting specific areas of your face, this powerful multi-section mask has an upper segment formulated with glycopeptides to reduce the appearance of lines. The lower mask is enhanced with collagen-stimulating properties that improve volume.
Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask: Ideal for frequent flyers, night-owls and those prone to under-eye shadows, this potent mask is made with a small amount of retinol to retexture skin without irritation and vitamins to improve discolouration.
Vitamin C Brightening Booster: Ideal for targeting signs of hyperpigmentation, age spots and uneven skin tone, this booster contains a concentrated dose of antioxidant Vitamin C that helps encourage collagen production, as well as brighten the complexion.
Meso Infusion Lip Duo: Ideal for volumizing and retexturizing the lips, this unique two-step system encourages the natural production of hyaluronic acid in the lips, then helps stimulate microcirculation. Apply it in the morning and evening for a perfect, long-lasting pout.