Kwok Min Yi On Self Awareness, Setting Standards, and Finding Contentment

"Less is more to me when it comes to make-up because it is just a tool to enhance the natural beauty you already have."
Singapore Ballet’s first homegrown female principal dancer aka Kwok Min Yi (@kwokminyi) thinks that ballet’s beauty lies in its diversity. Photo Credit: Chang Zimin

Ballet is very subjective and every dancer has their own idea of beauty. That being said, we all want to look our best on stage or in front of a camera. It is particularly so when we are doing story ballets where we have to portray different characters, so we try to change up our make-up a little to portray the character accurately.

It is up to every individual dancer to do their make-up in a way that enhances their features and makes them happy. There is not really a beauty standard to attain but instead, a standard that comes with being professional and feeling confident in front of an audience. You dance better when you feel better.

It took a few years for me to settle on a look as my style and taste changed and I have also learned to adapt and play around with different products. The look I wear daily is the one I’m happy to do.”

Below, Kwok Min Yi shares her beauty inspirations.