In yet another sign that K-pop is taking over the world (see BTS sweeping trophies in August's MTV Video Music Awards and the new Netflix Blackpink documentary), Blackpink's Lisa has just been announced as cosmetics brand M.A.C's latest Global Brand Ambassador. The dancer and rapper of currently the planet's hottest girl group, born Lalisa Manoban in Thailand, will star in M.A.C campaigns in a long-term partnership.
Yup, now even non-K-pop fans will get a taste of the sleek perfection that is Blackpink and the boundary-breaking appeal of Lisa, who is 23 years old. In case you were wondering, she says she has been a longtime fan of M.A.C Cosmetics and her go-to lippie is Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour in Mull It Over. Is that shade gonna fly off the shelves? Probably. From their musical collabs with Lady Gaga and Selena Gomez ("Ice cream, chillin', chillin' Ice cream, chillin'") to the products they endorse, anything Blackpink touches is gold right now, and everyone, even the Western world's top artistes and brands, want a piece of the K-pop superstars.
According to M.A.C's press release, Lisa is known for her “aesthetically fierce but not intimidating” and “killer on stage but adorable off” personal style, and "speaks to a wide range of consumers, and encourages conversations and trends within and outside of the beauty landscape."
While we wait for Lisa's first big campaign post-announcement, here's a step-by-step guide to getting Lisa's signature look, using M.A.C products.
#1: Even out skin tone with Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 for an immaculate matte finish that won’t budge or smudge.
#2: Dust the high cheekbones and bridge of your nose with Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Show Gold for a peachy pink, luminous glow.
#3: Pop Eye Shadow in Espresso into your inner corners and Eye Shadow in Stars ‘N’ Rockets along your lash lines.
#4: Line upper lash lines and inner corner with Brushstroke 24-Hour Liner in Brushblack.
#5: Get her signature sparkle with a mix of Dazzleshadow Liquid in Pantherized, Diamond Crumbles and Not Afraid To Sparkle layered over the Brushstroke 24-Hour Liner.
#6: To smoothen lip texture and prolong your lipstick wear, apply an even coat of Prep + Prime Lip and let set for a minute.
#7: Swipe on Lisa’s go-to hue, Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour in Mull It Over, for a neutral pop of moisture-matte colour.