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Brooke Candy and MAC Cosmetics together for a new make up collection. Waiting for the launch in May, discover the exclusive interview with the American rapper
She defines herself as "powerful, provocative, unique": di Brooke Candy, born in 1989, American singer and rapper, immediately strikes the original aspect, inexorably over the top.
Famous are her eccentric looks in which an unbridled passion for make-up clearly emerges.
Not surprisingly, in May, he comes out with MAC Cosmetics a new makeup collection. For the occasion, we at Grazia.it interviewed her. We talked about beauty, the "pink period", feminism and superstitious rituals. Discover with us the Brooke Candy phenomenon.
From the images you post regularly on social media channels, it would seem that you have a real passion for make-up. What's your favorite beauty look? Are you inspired by a particular artist or fashion icon? It is difficult to define my favorite beauty look because it is the result of continuous evolution. I love to change different looks during the day which are often the evolution of the previous one. At the moment, I am very inspired by Cindy Sherman, Jayne Mansfield and Julius Caesar.
Can you tell us some details of the MAC Cosmetics collection you created? How did this idea come about? What's your favorite product? The collection features 15 products. There really is a product for every need or desire. I was inspired by Jayne Mansfield (American actress, ed). The collection combines the two aspects of human nature with a light and a dark side. My favorite product is Doo-Wop lipstick. It's a fun poppy pink shade. Right now, I'm going through a pink period. I also like the Eye Gloss. They are very versatile products.
What's your daily beauty routine? I dedicate 20 minutes to skincare four times a day. I have very sensitive skin and all the makeup I use doesn't help. I am very diligent about routine and accept all my imperfections without problems.
You have often been called a feminist icon with a tendency to "provoke". Can make-up help us affirm our freedom as women and our most intimate personality? I think makeup allows us to transform and growth happens during transformation. A growth that allows us to identify and accept ourselves for who we really are.
How would you describe your style when you are on set and in everyday life? In everyday life, I don't like wearing too much make-up. I like to let the skin breathe.
How much has your past influenced your musical choices and your way of being as an artist? I try to stay in the present as much as possible. However, I creatively channel many aspects of my past that were left unresolved or that I wish to rework. The past re-emerges during the creative process and forces me to give it a new connotation and transform it into something expressive in order to be able to progress towards the future.
Your songs convey very strong messages: do you think they helped your fans too? I really hope so! I think I have sacrificed a lot in my own way to fight for freedom both as a woman and as an artist. Through my struggle, I have gained strength and wisdom and I hope my fans have the same feeling. Finally, I hope my work reflects my experience as a woman and encourages other women to reclaim and win their freedom.
Can you describe your typical day? I'm so boring! At seven I wake up, wash my face and check my email. At 7.30 I have a cup of coffee and read a newspaper. Sometimes I also have a light breakfast. At 8.30 I train for an hour walking or with a spinning lesson. At 10 it's time for a flower bath. Then I listen to some Stravinsky records as I move around the house dancing naked. At 12 I go out for lunch, check my email. I go on dates, draw a little and have a squeeze. At 5 pm I meet friends for an aperitif. Around seven I watch a movie, check my email. At 10 pm I wash my face and go under the covers!
What do you generally do before entering the scene? Do you have any superstitious rituals? I tend to stay calm before taking the stage. I also slip a tiny piece of black tourmaline into the bra as a lucky charm.
What do you like most about your job? Is there a particular business event that has left its mark on your experience? I love every detail of my work. From experimenting with the visuals, sounds and concepts to the manifestation of my personality through creative means. I love everything. I also have to say that the process I particularly love is creating visual content.
What relationship do you have with the social universe? It's a love / hate relationship. I don't think I would have gotten to where I am today without social media, but I don't particularly like spending a lot of time on social media either. I prefer to live in the present. I think people have become addicted to social media which they use as a means of conveying their personality and passing on their interactions, but it's important to be present even without a bright screen. That said, social media is an amazing human connecting tool and a platform for sharing ideas. I think it is important to find a balance.
Brooke is very present on social networks where she posts her frequent changes of look. Look at the gallery!
Brooke Candy: a quick-change artist
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