Starting from this October, Lisa from BLACKPINK will be the beauty behind iconic M·A·C collections and innovative programs. This BLACKPINK’s youngest member is the first female K-Pop idol to be appointed as M·A·C’s Global Brand Ambassador.
Lisa, who’s real name is Larisa Manobal, born in Thailand, is the youngest member of this globally renowned k-pop girl group. She’s known for her charismatic, audacious stage performances and trendsetting presence in beauty, fashion, and music.
Lisa who’s also a long time fan of M·A·C, said she likes how the brand turns makeup into a form of self-expression which always gives her great confidence on stage. Read on to learn more about Lisa and her appointment with M·A·C.
How do you feel to be the newest brand ambassador for M·A·C Cosmetics?
I’m a huge fan of M·A·C Cosmetics.and have been a loyal user for a long time, so it’s really a dream come true to have the opportunity to serve as an ambassador for the brand.
M·A·C is truly at the forefront of trendsetting, which reminds me every time I see a M·A·C campaign or the incredible looks their artists create backstage at fashion weeks around the world.
What was your first ever MAC product?
The first M·A·C product I used was a lip product. I’m still a huge fan of M·A·C’s lip products and love playing around with the countless number of colours and textures to choose from to help perfect my look.
When did you realise your love for makeup? What about it do you love?
Since I was a little girl, I have always been interested in makeup and fashion. But if I had to say the time I officially fell in love with makeup, I would say that was after my debut.
When we release a new album or when I’m set for a magazine, I enjoy suggesting a makeup look that I’ve always wanted to try.
What does beauty mean to you and has it been an empowering tool?
To me, beauty is confidence. I think beauty comes from one’s confident inner self and one’s attitude. Make-up and styling are the cherries on top of your beautiful inner-self!
Any beauty routine/ regimen you want to share?
I usually enjoy natural make-up. I like to start with a simple base and finish with a slightly bolder lip color to add some vibrance. 😊
Especially for lip makeup, I like to make an ombre lip that naturally gradates by tapping from the center of my lips!
Where do you get your colour make up inspiration?
I constantly review various makeup looks for inspiration. When I’m on a shoot, I like suggesting makeup styles that I have been eager to try. I enjoy working together with the makeup artist to finalise my look through different attempts to eventually suits the mood I am trying to express in the shoot.
We know you like taking photos with your cameras. Can you share tips on how to take good photos of make-up looks?
Because of the texture of the film grains, the photos produced by film camera are less sharp, unlike digital cameras. So I often draw my eye-line a bit thicker and bolder than usual to make my eye-line look clearer in pictures.
You left home at a young age and life in show business has not always been easy. What is your drive throughout all these years?
I would say BLACKPINK members and my fans are my driving forces. Thank you for always being there for me through all the happiest and the saddest moments. I am truly grateful for all my members and fans.
What would you say for the girls/ boys out there that are aspired to be you one day?
Never give up on your dreams, no matter how painful and difficult your journey is. If you trust in yourself and fight for it until the end, your dreams WILL come true. You can do it!
If you were not an idol, what would you be?
When I was a little girl, I had thought that maybe I could become a model. However, photography seems to have caught my attention more lately. Had I not become a singer, I may have been a photographer!
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