Here's How to Get Lizzo's "Rumors" Music Video Look, According to Her Makeup Artist
Ever since Lizzo's new "Rumors" music video debuted a few days ago, the star has been making headlines right, left, and center. No surprise here, the catchy and empowering song is highly addictive in typical Lizzo fashion, and the cinematography and gorgeous goddess theme depicted in the music video is pure eye candy to behold.
Viewers are transported to another era as they watch Lizzo and Cardi B (who collaborated on the song) adorned in metallic Grecian-inspired gowns, dancing in unison with a fierce tribe of glamorous goddesses to make a strong statement in these modern times. Lizzo dazzled in metallic gold from head to toe and her flawless makeup look was not to be missed.
Lizzo's talented makeup artist Alexx Mayo created an ethereal look using all Charlotte Tilbury products (a fan favorite among makeup artists and celebrities alike), and didn't hold back on the glimmer, highlighter, and complexion-enhancing products to make the most of the megawatt moment.
"As soon as I knew the setting for the music video, I immediately wanted to transform Lizzo into an out-of-this-world goddess from another time. Maybe it's the past, maybe it's the future. I wanted her complexion to be as if her skin was made of 24-karat gold. I used strategic highlighting to amplify a second skin that looked like metal," he tells InStyle.
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And while Mayo, who has been working with the star for the past four years, says he had an immediate vision for this particular production, he tells us that every makeup look on Lizzo is always an organic collaboration between the two of them.
"We always discuss the vision prior to an event or project, but our looks usually happen in the moment," he explains. For 'Rumors,' he knew he wanted to exceed expectations in every way.
"I actually bleached Lizzo's brows the night before to really have no limits to where the makeup could go. A graphic gold statement eye was the look, and that was our focus. I love working with Lizzo because she trusts in the artistry and allows me to take risks. Working with Lizzo means I get to be experimental," he says.
It goes without saying that Mayo knocked this look out of the park. He masterfully prepped Lizzo's skin with an arsenal of transformative skincare products from Charlotte Tilbury (all available to shop below) to ensure she had a mesmerizing, lit-from-within glow on set.
"I absolutely love the longevity and performance of the complexion products from Charlotte Tilbury," he commented of the final look.
Then, he contoured, highlighted, and enhanced her stunning features to perfection using all color products from the line and finished off her look with a pair of Kiss Lash Couture Triple Push-Up XL Collection Lashes in Chemise. This strip lash was designed to act as a push-up bra for lashes — boosting curl, volume, and length in a pinch.
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Shop every single beauty product Mayo used on the Grammy winner, including the exact shades below.