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Posts published in “Issue 6: March 2021”

OppySpotlight: Orcé Cosmetics

The Oppy’s Spotlight Series exposes Sternies to writers, artists, causes and entrepreneurs outside of our typical professional networks. This month’s article highlights Yu-Chen Shih, founder and CEO of Orcé Cosmetics based in Los Angeles, California.

Born half Malaysian and half Taiwanese, Yu-Chen Shih, 28, grew up in Singapore and was often bullied for her darker complexion. She was put on skin whitening treatments and endless diets since she was eight or nine years old. To many, including her family, she did not fit the traditional beauty standards held in Asian cultures defined by white skin, slim figures and sharp features.…

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