At the Vanity Table With… is a series that dives into a personality’s beauty tips, tricks, non-negotiables, and more. In this edition, Jane Chuck gets into her favourite pre-makeup rituals and the two beauty trends that she won’t be participating in.
The dynamo that is Jane Chuck (b. Jane Lau) needs very little introduction. You may have stumbled upon her over 500,000-followers-strong Instagram account recently. Others might have discovered her after realising she’s the mastermind behind the always-trending brands Chuck’s and Motherchuckers. But if you’re a real OG, you would have been following her since the days of her namesake blog.
Looking back from 2011 (that’s when she started posting on the blog), she is now a household name in the local brand game. The beauty girlies are proudly repping Chuck’s, her beauty brand that boasts formulations from South Korea. The cosy-core fashion circle are quick to cop a piece of the Motherchuckers pie, too. And she has more up her sleeves. For a while now, she’s been teasing Pretty Motherchuckers—which seems to be taking a page out of the coquette aesthetic that’s taking over TikTok right now—so if you’re not big into loungewear, there are always options.
More recently (and following her pregnancy announcement), she is now breaking new ground: baby clothes. As of writing, Motherchuckers Kids is currently on pre-order. But judging by the visuals that came from the campaign and the reaction to the news, we’re willing to bet our last dollar that it will level the success of her other endeavours.
As you can tell by now, the social media influencer turned entrepreneur is always ahead of the curve, anticipating the next trend to enter the zeitgeist, and, by the time it’s hit the masses, will be prepared to dole out the goods for you to hop on the hype train. All without missing a beat.
Ahead, she shares her beauty opinions, must-haves, and little fun facts that make her Jane Chuck.
A beauty product that you will always use till the last bits
The skincare item that completely transformed your skin for the better
“Again, it’s the Chuck’s Self Love for All Honey Cream! I’m obsessed!”
Your trick to achieve the best hair day
“Always a good blow dry. The finish is just unbeatable, and nothing will ever top the look.”
An unexpected beauty hack you always incorporate into your routine
“I find that putting on a sheet mask before applying makeup really helps my face to depuff, so it’s in practice for me at the moment.”
An underrated perfume you think everyone should give a chance to
“This niche brand from South Korea, Pesade. I think it’s a hidden gem, and you’ll be happy to give it a shot.”
The last beauty indulgence you had done
“Oh, I recently downed a whole load of bird’s nest beverages, and I think that’s one of the best things I’ve done to treat myself.”
A trend that needs to die
“Sorry, not sorry. Eyebrow tattoos and thick lashes need to die!”
Three items you never leave home without
“Always my phone, a Lucky Lip Jelly (any shade will do the trick) and of course, my wallet.”
Brands that check all the boxes for you
“Miu Miu and Jacquemus. I can’t get enough of their creative direction. It’s really inspiring to look at their visuals.”
Malaysians you look up to
“It’s my partner Mandy Gioh. I love her creativity. She’s a very fun and caring person, and she encourages me to do things that I love and always makes sure I’m out of my comfort zone.”
A song that will always get you in the mood to get ready
“Troye Sivan’s ‘Rush’.”
A non-negotiable beauty step that you have to have in your routine
“This is for the boys and girls: Always have your SPF on.”
A mantra that you live by
“Do it with good intentions.”