Affectionately known as Chi, Alyssa Loyzaga Gibbs is a designer, painter and musician moved to Singapore this year with suitcases full of colour—from kaleidoscopic palettes to traffic-stopping outfits and silk pajamas from Neon Island, a brand she co-founded, made in the Philippines. Here she reveals her go-to blush, self-care rituals, fashion favourites and more.
Holy grail product Tom Ford Beauty Shade and Illuminate Face Palette, $132. “This is worth the splurge—it’s got the best contour colour for my skintone and natural-looking highlight.”
Boldest look ever “I live for bold beauty looks. My recent favourite was a blue metallic eye with a braided wig for the Gibbs sisters’ ‘Angel Baby’ music video.” Shiseido Pop Powdergel Eye Shadow in 17 Zaa-Zaa Navy, $34.
Body-loving formula Mario Badescu AHA Body Lotion, US$14. “I have very sensitive skin. This moisturises and smoothens without any sticky feeling.”
Skincare favourite Glow Recipe Guava Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum, $69. “Love how this serum keeps my skin plump, firm and radiant.”
Make-up must-have Sunnies Face Airblush in Razz, $19.99. “Blush! I can’t stand looking pale plus it works as a lip tint and eyeshadow as well.”
Best hair tool Eva NYC Spectrum Far-Infrared Styling Iron, US$100. “I have coarse, thick bleached hair, and this tool does the job with a lot less damage.”
Runway look of the season Jacquemus autumn/winter 2021
Wellness mantra “Listen to your body. Don’t ignore the signs if you need rest or some self-care.”
Fitness obsession “Right now, it’s swimming and tennis. I’ve never considered myself athletic but these two activities I thoroughly enjoy.”
Favourite self-care activity “Painting with a glass of wine. There’s something about traditional art—because I draw digitally for work—that relaxes me.”
Mindfulness ritual “I always pray and meditate first thing in the morning. Setting your intentions early keeps you in the right mindset when faced with challenges throughout the day.”