Diana Ser: Makeup Gets Better With Age

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Singapore’s veteran TV host tells Doyenne.sg that makeup boosts her performance at work.

By ShuQi Liu

“Makeup not only enhances my features, it makes me look energized and tells the world that I’m ready! When I have makeup on, I feel good both inside and out. I can fully focus on excelling at work.”

For Singapore’s veteran TV host Diana Ser, makeup gets better with age.

“When I know I look my best, I can focus on my job and give it my all,” explains the lady in front of the camera. “Now with three kids and work to juggle, my makeup time serves as my down time. It “forces” me to pause and recharge.”

Contrary to popular belief, glamourous TV hosts rely on makeup for work-related reasons.

Elaborating more on how makeup helps one stay positive and maintain the strength of mind, Diana lets on that makeup is an important way of showing respect to the people around her.

“To look my best on a job, I’ve recently been using Max Factor’s Face Finity 3-in-1 Foundation. It gives a professional, smooth finish, and lasts throughout the day, so no touch-ups are needed,” she shares.

“I love eyeshadow too! Especially pigment-rich, nude-coloured eyeshadow that adds an extra dose of glamour to my makeup look. I can wear Max Factor’s Nude Eyeshadow Palette throughout the day without any fallout,” she adds.

“When I’m on stage, or in front of the camera, I have to facilitate and take charge,” says Diana. “Makeup not only enhances my features, it makes me look energized and tells the world that I’m ready! When I have makeup on, I feel good both inside and out. I can fully focus on excelling at work.”

Diana: When I auditioned for TV after college, I had no idea what I was doing. Then I studied Mass Communications at university, and the rest is history. I was lucky to experience the golden era of Singapore television. Those days, TV sitcoms hit double digits!

D: Sharing others’ stories and amplifying their voice is what keeps me going. I love casting a spotlight on those who have amazing life experiences and inspiring stories to share. They spur others to persevere through difficult times, to take stock of their blessings in life and see the beautiful things around them.

I also particularly love speaking with career moms who juggle different roles in life. Not only do I get to reflect on my own journey, I also empower my generation of women, and let their beauty shine inside out.

D: My philosophy is to roll with the punches.

D: I can’t wait to get there!

D: All the different experiences are like layers of an onion – instead of peeling them, I layer them on. I see myself as a storyteller, regardless of what I do. It is a privilege to be able to do what I do.

Looking back, I can see how my experiences have led me to where I am now. All my successes and mistakes are learning lessons and they have molded my outlook on life, and strengthened my personality.

D: I am still reading Chinese newspapers, listening to Chinese news radio and podcasts, although my rate of learning has slowed down tremendously!

When I was younger, being bilingual seemed like an asset, an added advantage. In this competitive environment, being effectively bilingual should be the bare minimum. Biculturalism just makes the world a more interesting place!

Looking back, I can see how my experiences have led me to where I am now. All my successes and mistakes are learning lessons and they have molded my outlook on life, and strengthened my personality.

D: Lipstick or lip gloss. Just a swipe and it instantly elevates my look!


Diana Ser is a prominent and respected TV show host and event emcee in Singapore. Besides creating content for her Mandarin learning portal, Crazy About Chinese, Diana is also the face of makeup brand Max Factor’s recent campaign, which celebrates women and their life experiences.

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