At this point, I have to ask: How does she like to wear her makeup products? After all, she was thoroughly involved in the testing and development processes for this collection. For a recent photo shoot, Lisa lets me know that she created an entire look using MAC x L items. “Thanks to the diverse shades in the eye shadow palette, I was able to present natural yet stunning color combinations,” she explains. “I was also able to give a clear, strong look to the eyes with the eyeliner and added depth with some highlighter.”
The Brushstroke liner (which comes in Black and Brown) has a sharp and precise but also flexible felt tip that gives the user the perfect amount of control — no skipping or tugging involved. Whereas you have to be careful applying the eyeliner, you can sweep Extra Dimension Skinfinish on however and wherever you’d like. (Take it from a seasoned MAC highlighter user. You can do no wrong here.) The sole shade, Show Gold (peach with a hint of soft pink), lends skin a hit of warm radiance. In fact, I’m already picturing myself wearing it on New Year’s Eve so I start off 2022 feeling confident and, well, looking lit from within.
As the finishing touch for her MAC x L look, Lisa applied the Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour with “a slight gradation over [her] lips,” suggesting that everyone tries out the same look in their own time. Thanks, Lisa, for sharing your beauty secrets with us. We understand the assignment.
Out of the six total Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour shades, I can only assume that Pink Roses would be Lisa’s desert-island lipstick. “This is my favorite, toned-down pink color,” she divulges. “The texture is moist and when I apply it on my lips, it glides on naturally and looks like a dried rose — so I named it Pink Roses.” I think I’ve just found my new my-lips-but-better shade. And though Lisa is clearly referencing her favorite flower, I can’t help but think that the shade name is also a tiny nod to her bandmate, Rosé.
Undoubtedly, her time spent and memories made with fellow Blackpink members Rosé, Jennie, and Jisoo have made their way into this collection. “I get inspiration from everywhere, everyone, and everything in my life, including movies that I love,” Lisa says. She also credits chatting to her makeup artist in order to “review a variety of makeup looks” and brainstorm a look “that fits her best.” Given the amount of Lisa-donned looks I have in my Instagram saved folder, I’d say her success rate is very high.
It’s also only fitting that Lisa had her beloved Blinks (the group’s fanbase) at the forefront of her mind while bringing this collection to life. “I want everyone to feel closer to me through this makeup collection,” she writes — as I can only imagine — wistfully. “This collection included many personal moments and emotions from my daily life, so I hope all of you could experience [them] as well.” Judging by the way she describes her collection, it’s almost as if we’ve been invited to take a peek into her personal life — as if we’re connected from opposite ends of the globe as we go through our beauty routines.