The Honest & Bubbly Michelle Jinasena - Cosmopolitan Sri Lanka

The Honest & Bubbly Michelle Jinasena

Your go-to make-up guru

PAMOD NILRU

Growing up in Sri Lanka, there weren’t many options available in the local market to fuel her love for make-up and all things beauty. Michelle started her own fashion label right after her wedding and this was when she really got to dabble with make-up. It gave her the opportunity to play fashion designer cum MUA for her brand’s photoshoots. However, this interest shortly catapulted into a love for skincare and make-up when Michelle and her husband moved to Singapore for a few years. This was around 8 years ago and Instagram was just emerging so Michelle started posting products that she’d bought and tried out. 

Her followers were always asking for her honest reviews, which, to date, she isn’t hesitant to give about any brand! With more access to brands and products, Michelle saw potential and was one of the first Sri Lankans to create her own beauty blog along with her Instagram profile. Today, brands such as YSL, Estee Lauder, Chanel and Dior have added her to their PR lists, sending her preview packages before a release and even inviting her for their awe-inspiring launch events. 

If you’ve checked her out on the web or her social media, you’ll catch a feel of her aesthetic: chic and minimal. Unlike the many bloggers and vloggers who love a full face of make-up, Michelle uses a handful of products by luxury brands to enhance her natural beauty as opposed to a complete transformation. Her favourite brands are Chanel for her played down, natural vibe, and NARS for a bolder look on a night out!

Fun Fact:
There’s no calm way to say this but, Michelle’s met and had dinner in Singapore with Marc Jacobs and Hung Vanngo, MUA to Kendall Jenner, the Hadid sisters, Sophie Turner, Selena Gomez, Emily Ratajkowski and MORE!

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This article was originally published as “The Honest & Bubbly Michelle Jinasena” in the August 2019 issue of Cosmopolitan Sri Lanka. For more inspo, grab a copy of our latest magazine or subscribe online

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