#WhatDrivesYou: Christine Cho
April 26, 2016
With clients ranging from Kevin O’Leary to Martha Stewart to Mariana’s Trench, English major turned professional hair and makeup artist, Christine Cho took time out of her busy schedule to drop by the #FSHOPPE. We spoke about food, beauty, fashion, and of course what drives her.
What is the one thing that can get you up in the morning?
I’m not a morning person and I love to sleep so that’s a very good question. If I have an exciting project and if I’m travelling anywhere... that definitely gets me up. Basically anything that includes my passions whether its beauty, travel or food – food will ALWAYS get me up!
What are your skin care or beauty tips to keep it fresh?
I tell people it’s kind of like taking care of your car. Taking care of your skin requires a checkup every season.
I like to practice what I preach which means I’m always testing new products and making sure that I’m checking out my skin. Sometimes I’ll notice that it’s less hydrated so I'll add things like serums and oils. Changing from a gel cleanser to a milky one or using a richer night cream are great ideas for exceptionally dry areas.
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What is your favourite thing that you saw from the FSHOPPE? What package are you going to rip open when you get out of here?
Definitely I’m going to first rip open the Charlotte Tilbury makeup only because as a professional artist, my colleagues have been raving about it. There’s something to be said about other fellow professionals personally loving and recommending a brand. So yes, we as pros have a whole range of products and brands in our kits that we have to try on different skin tones and different ages but we always reserve the best for ourselves.
So I’m going to rip that open for myself, first and foremost. And then second on the list that I’m very curious about is THEFACESHOP just because I’ve never tried it. Asian skin care is a huge trend.
What is the best piece of advice that you’ve received or something that you live by?
Coming from an epic artist like Pablo Picasso – I know it’s a cheesy line, but I like to think that he came up with this – “Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist”. That defines art, to be a professional artist. There’s a lot of people who do this as a hobby but for those of us who make a living and a career out of it and who have professionally trained knowledge, the whole point is so that you can be creative and have fun.
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