At the Vanity Table with… Anne Jacyntha

Hitting the airwaves: this radio DJ has got some beauty scoops for you.

At the Vanity Table With… is a series that dives into a personality’s beauty tips, tricks, non-negotiables, and more. In this edition, radio announcer Anne Jacyntha talks of the beauty goodies she yearns to try, as well as the women she looks up to.

You know, if you’ve ever found yourself scrolling through TikTok and stumbled upon a girl rocking bright pink hair and an infectious smile, chances are you’ve crossed paths with Anne Jacyntha in another one of her episodes where she’s experimenting with makeup. 

But Anne’s not just about the makeup game—she’s got a whole other talent up her sleeve. Beyond her online makeup reviews, she’s also a famed radio DJ, hosting for the morning slot on Hitz. With a whopping 42k following on TikTok, her fans are totally on board with her quest to explore cosmetics for all skin tones in Malaysia, making her a beauty influencer with a unique flair.

Ahead, she shares her beauty opinions, must-haves, and little fun facts that make her Anne Jacyntha.

Confess a beauty crime that you have committed before. 

Over-exfoliating my skin. Yes, it’s amazing to the touch because it’s so smooth but at what cost? Microtears and extreme dryness. Never again. 

A beauty item you would immediately replace if it’s lost 

NARS Soft Matte Concealer

My NARS Soft Matte Concealer. My holy grail. My lifeline. It’s on the thicker side in terms of consistency but it’s the only product that can successfully cover these dark circles with minimal colour correcting. 

Three items that are on your beauty wish list right now. 

Tatcha’s The Dewy Skin Cream—I tried this out when it came with Sephora’s Advent Calendar and was amazed at the long-lasting hydration. It’s so rich, a little goes a long way. The Haus Labs foundation is definitely on the list, too. I’ve only heard great things! And everyone swears by Estée Lauder’s Advance Night Repair Serum, so I want to see what the hype is all about. 

⁠A person you have the biggest beauty crush on, and why? 


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♬ original sound – monet mcmichael 🤍

Monet McMichael (@monetmcmichael on TikTok)! She’s a beauty content creator and I love the way she shoots and edits her content. She’s funny, great at doing her make-up, and I’m always so inspired by her. She’s a girl boss for sure. 

Something you’re gatekeeping right now. Spill. 

We don’t gatekeep here. We try, we learn, we share. 

A trend that needs to die

None! Makeup is fun and made for experimentation. Personally, I’m a creature of habit and if I find something that works, I’m not changing much. So, trends get me out of my little shell to try something I wouldn’t attempt on a regular day. I’m all for trends, keep ’em coming! 

⁠A viral product that does nothing for you 

Tarte’s Shape Tape concealer. It creases quickly and settles into the fine lines.

⁠A makeup step you will never skip before you head out the door

Always something on the lips! A balm, lipgloss, sheer lipstick. I feel it makes a world of difference. 

The skincare item that completely transformed your skin for the better

It Cosmetics Confidence in A Cream Moisturiser is heaven-sent! It’s so hydrating. It has a thick consistency that feels so nourishing. A dollop at night to seal in my skincare and I’m up in the morning with baby skin. 

Your trick to achieve the best hair day

I toss my hair in a bun 15-20 minutes before I have to be somewhere and I show up with effortless waves.

⁠An unexpected beauty hack you always incorporate into your routine

Mixing my colour corrector and concealer and then applying! I notice that the coverage is better without piling on layers of product separately. 

An underrated perfume you think everyone should give a chance to

Jo Malone Melancholy Thistle, a limited-edition from the Highlands Collection

I’m still new to the perfume game and have been exploring different scents while trying to find my signature as well. Right now, I am obsessed with Jo Malone’s Melancholy Thistle from their limited edition Highlands Collection. It’s woody and rich. The scent reminds me so much of my mother. I got her one too. 

The last beauty indulgence you had done

It’s only in the last year that I dabbled in facials! Mostly sporadic hydration treatments as I work in a heavily air-conditioned environment, so my skin is usually crying for some help. I love it! It’s a little pamper session for my face after all that I put it through.

⁠A song that will always get you in the mood to get ready

Gwen Stefani’s “Luxurious” works like a charm every single time. You literally feel luxurious. 

⁠Brands that check all the boxes for you

NARS is up there for me. Great shade range, very pigmented with bold colours to play with! As a girlie with a deeper skin tone, NARS can take my money. 

⁠Malaysians you look up to

Vanizha Vasanthanathan! She’s so talented and out-of-this-world beautiful. It’s amazing seeing her pave the way and representing deeper-skinned women and Malaysia in general on the international front. 

A mantra that you live by

“It’s not that serious.”