It seems like Dua Lipa has been on the high of the pop charts for ages, however the 27-year-old London-born singer actually turned identified to the general public a couple of years in the past. Since then, she has launched hit after hit, toured the world, hosted two seasons of a profitable podcast, and have become the face of YSL Magnificence fragrances, a task that takes her to unique places that even probably the most well-known stars do not go to usually.
Earlier than the launch celebration to rejoice the discharge of Libre Le Parfum – a heat and pungent new perfume that includes a strong mix of lavender, orange blossom and saffron – YSL Magnificence invited me to Paris for chat with Lipa concerning the purple carpet, magnificence secrets and techniques, and extra. Learn our dialog under.
Of all of the thrilling occasions you may have attended, is there an important day that you’re most wanting ahead to?
God… I believe Brits and Grammys – these are my two music awards that I am so enthusiastic about. As for the purple carpet, usually, I at all times wish to push the boat out slightly extra, only for enjoyable. We should not take ourselves too severely and I believe I’ve had an opportunity to essentially let go [for red carpet events].
Since you may experiment with so many alternative appears, is there a pattern that makes you hesitate to present it a attempt?
Actually, no. I’m very open to making an attempt something.
What are a few of your earliest magnificence reminiscences?
Perhaps when it simply went flawed. Exploring make-up is a complete factor. You at all times find yourself utilizing an excessive amount of of all the pieces, and now I am at that time in my life the place I am like, ‘Much less, much less, much less.’ I believe works higher for me.
It [used to be] numerous daring eyebrow pencils, numerous blush and plenty of basis. I used to be like, ‘OK, I’ve to carry it again. I’ve to restrain it. An excessive amount of.’ Nevertheless it’s all trial and error and it is enjoyable.
What was your favourite a part of working with YSL Magnificence and being the face of its perfume?
I really feel just like the marketing campaign, the perfume and what the model stands for all go hand in hand. Each time in my diary it says we’re about to do a marketing campaign or one thing, I get so excited as a result of we’re at all times on the craziest adventures and we discover distinctive locations and probably the most surprising all over the world.
The final marketing campaign we did, we went to Tenerife and I had by no means been there earlier than. We drove to this point, we got here to those black sand seashores, and sat on high of a lighthouse. And I mentioned, ‘Actually, there isn’t any different motive for me to do that.’ Nice. I really feel a lot and I am nearly again actually grounded and spirited after considered one of these adventures. It is fairly highly effective — while you’re there and the waves are crashing in, and also you’re on their lonesome on the high of this lighthouse. There may be a whole lot of energy that comes with it.
That befits a perfume that’s geared in direction of freedom.
What could possibly be extra liberating than having an eagle land in your again? You are feeling one with nature, and it is stunning.
Whenever you odor a brand new repetition of the scent, what are the primary three phrases that come to thoughts?
Oh my God. I believe the primary one is certainly horny. It simply has a enjoyable, nighttime power to it. So I imply horny, highly effective – and mysterious.
Magnificence sensible, who evokes you?
my associates. I at all times take pleasure in sitting down and speaking to my associates about what they use and what they like. Discovering new merchandise together with your girlfriend is one of the best ways to do it.
This interview has been edited and condensed for readability.