René Chu on Symmetry and Beauty Classics
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It’s all about the eyes: that’s what René Chu, the founder and designer of Revé by René. “Every face is a beautiful canvas: enhance the eyes by perfecting what’s already there. Tom Ford Waterproof Foundation/Concealer hides those dark circles and makes your eyes pop. It protects your skin from hot weather, as well as locking in moisture,” she tells us.
Formerly a model and film art director, René collected sunglasses of every shape and size before starting her own unique collection. “The brand happened because I couldn’t find a pair I really loved, that suited my shape and style,” she says. “Shape is very important, in your accessories and beauty regime. Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate helps create contours and a natural glow which accentuate a perfect face shape.”
As an artist, she loves symmetry and uses this concept in her designs. American-born but Hong Kong-based, René looks to the urban cityscape for ideas. “I’m inspired by the things that no picture can express, a harmony of the senses in a fleeting moment.” Part of her individuality is her quirky obsessions: ears, points and feline features. Her bold sunglasses aren’t the only statement feature on her face, though: “Red lipstick is the essential classic makeup item. It gives my lips definition, dimension, and symmetrical perfection.” (Tom Ford Lip Contour Duo, 07 Secret Escort)