25 Questions with Azira Shafinaz
Starting our Style Star game on, Azira Shafinaz was the perfect influencer for ZALORA. Her success, style and charisma caught our attention. With her following of more than 330k fans on Instagram, she is one creative individual who explores various styles from casual chic to red carpet glamour. If you have fallen in love with this lovely lady, we got the chance to get up close and personal with her. Let's check out some exciting scoops.
Are you more of a fashionista or beauty junkie? Why?
I have to say both! I love fashion, that’s my thing, but my passion lies with makeup. I like to collect makeup, I have my own collection.
What/who are your sources of fashion inspiration?
Rihanna for sure. She’s super gorgeous & effortlessly stunning! She can wear absolutely anything but still look hot as hell. Her fashion sense definitely caught my eye, from classy, elegant to street style!
How would you describe your overall style?
I live in torn boyfriend jeans & t-shirts! When it comes to events or shows, or when I have to work, I’m usually a lot more fashionable.
How has your style evolved over the years?
I can see that its changing every year. I’ve learned how to dress well, and mix & match different key pieces. It’s so easy to learn about fashion in this day and age, as you can keep yourself updated with Instagram and Pinterest.
What is one fashion disaster moment you’ve had?
I’ve had wardrobe malfunctions where my jeans have torn at the hips. It happens a lot because I have big hips.
What is your one wardrobe staple?
An off-shoulder top and a beaded jacket. I love everything about off shoulder tops, they’re so flirty and feminine. Tinted aviator sunglasses, too, they’re so in right now.
What/who are your sources of beauty inspiration?
Gigi Hadid is my main inspiration, she can really pull off any type of make-up look effortlessly. She’s such an inspiring and talented model, and she’s super talented in what she does.
How would you describe your overall beauty look?
My day-to-day beauty look includes a little bit of contouring and a winged liner, paired with a nude lipstick.
How has your look evolved over the years?
I learn new things every day. I graduated from the London School of Beauty & Makeup, and that’s when my make-up obsession started. I can see that the way I did my makeup before and now is totally different. I keep very updated with beauty trends, so it has definitely changed for the good!
What is one beauty disaster moment you had?
When I wore a shade of foundation that was too light. Doing my make-up without good lighting is a faux pas too, I’ll end up looking super pale.
What is the best beauty advice/tip you have received?
Well always be yourself! Don’t be scared of your natural beauty, be confident and own it. Also, simple make-up is always the best.
What is your one beauty staple?
Concealer so I can hide my tired eyes after long days of shooting.
What is one beauty trend you're loving right now?
Glitter eyeliner and contouring.
How often do you travel?
Quite a lot. Lately I’ve been travelling non-stop, and I’m not complaining. I love to travel.
What is your favourite place to travel to, and why?
I love Bali! The food, the view, amazing massages and hair spas. I really can’t describe how amazing Bali is! Every time I’m in Bali, I’ll have the best time of my life.
What is your travel beauty routine like?
I bring absolutely everything with me. Hairdryers, straighteners, my makeup essentials - concealer, powder, eyebrow pencil, blusher, mascara & lipsticks. Skincare wise, I never travel without my Kiehl’s mask, Caudalie beauty elixir, and sunblock.
What is one wardrobe staple when you travel?
My jeans! They are a must bring it everywhere I go, as they are versatile enough for day or night events.
What's on your bucket list?
I really want to visit Greece and the Maldives! It’s my dream to go there for my honeymoon.
Please describe a typical day in your life.
It’s pretty straightforward – I wake up, eat breakfast, and go to work.
What is the highlight of your day?
Seriously, sleeping. I love to sleep and I definitely need more time to do it.
What are some obstacles you face as an influencer?
So far it has not been that hard, but of course there are some challenges. I constantly forget that I need to rest because I work almost 24/7. Sometimes I feel like I get no ‘me time’ at all, but I’m not complaining. I enjoy every minute of my career.
How do you look for fresh content all the time?
Instagram, magazines, and YouTube.
What is the proudest moment of your career as an influencer?
When DeFam won "Best Group Vocal in a Song’ at Anugerah Industri Muzik. It was one of the best feelings ever.
Please describe your dream job.
I’m living it now. I love acting & singing, so that’s why I ventured into this. Even before I was part of DeFam, I was a dancer, so performing arts have always been my passion.
What are some ongoing projects / collaborations / new initiatives you're undertaking?
I’m currently shooting a 40-episode drama for TV3 that is coming out this November. I also recently launched my new single ‘Bukan Cinta Malaikat’ that I worked with an Indonesian singer. DeFam's mini album is coming out end of October, with six new songs that we worked very hard on. So lots to look forward to!
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