“Kapag ako kasi naka-makeup, actually, nag-iiba talaga ‘yung confidence ko…For me, makeup is a wearable lucky charm.” —Andrea Brillantes
On the cusp of adulthood, actress and newly-minted entrepreneur Andrea Brillantes finally unveiled Lucky Beauty, a brand inspired by “self-made” billionaire Kylie Jenner—known for her sought-after Lip Kits—and her empire.
One of Andrea’s vivid memories as a child is wearing makeup at the age of three. Entering the entertainment industry very early on in her life, she had to learn how to do makeup for photoshoots, tapings and live shows. It was only natural that she would create her own beauty brand, especially since being an artista, as she realized very early on, has an expiration date.
“Naisip ko sa sarili ko na, ‘Wow, someday gusto ko din magkaro’n ng sarili kong makeup brand.’ Sa industry na ‘to, lagi nila sinasabi na kailangan ko din mag-start ng business kasi hindi forever ang pagiging artista. So, syempre gusto ko gumawa ng business na may passion talaga ako. Confident ako na mabebenta ko ‘to kasi ginagamit ko ‘to araw-araw. Familiar talaga ako sa makeup kasi buong life ko, syempre bilang artista, lagi akong surrounded [with] makeup,” she reveals during the exclusive launch of Lucky Beauty last February 22 at Manila House.
(“I thought to myself, ‘Wow, someday I want to have my own makeup brand.’ In this industry, they always say that I need to start a business because being a celebrity isn’t forever. So, of course, I wanted to create a business that I’m passionate about. I’m confident I can sell [the products] because I use them daily. I’m familiar with makeup my entire life, as a celebrity, I’m always surrounded [with] makeup.”)
And, of course, who wouldn’t think about makeup with Andrea’s one-of-a-kind, va-va-voom brows? Still, it’s not just another artista brand. She was involved in the entire process and even went through extreme measures to perfect her products. Andrea tells us about the time she had to fly her sister to Thailand during the peak of the pandemic (while under quarantine in a hotel) just so she could hand her samples of what we now know as the hydrating, do-it-all Serum Concealer.
As someone who loves astrology, Andrea believes that makeup helps her feel invincible. “Kapag ako kasi naka-makeup, actually, nag-iiba talaga ‘yung confidence ko (When I wear makeup, my confidence really changes),” Andrea reveals. “For me, makeup is a wearable lucky charm.”
From the entire collection, she reveals her top three products: the Brow Grip, which sold out instantly “bilang kilalang-kilala ako sa kilay ko (I’m well-known for my brows)” and the Pressed Highlighter since “gusto kong kumikinang ako lagi (I want to always shimmer).” Finally, she adds the Dewy Lip Stain since she can’t ever leave the house without a pop of color on her lips.
Here at Wonder, we even got a first look at her products, which she used on our November 2022 cover!
Take a look at Lucky Beauty’s first-ever product releases. Trust us, they’re worth copping!
Brow Grip (P299)
The Brow Grip is the first product to sell out from the line as soon as it was released, and for good reason! Achieve your best brows yet like Andrea with the water-resistant clear gel that gives the appearance of laminated brows—without having to spend thousands!
Blush & Lip Cream (P349)
Add a youthful pop of color to your lips and cheeks with the Blush & Lip Cream, a multitasking cream product in an easy-to-apply formulation. Blend to your heart’s content to create a naturally glowing look or perk up the complexion. Choose from nine shades: Crush, Delicate, Rue, Grace, Coco, Dare, Fluff, Muse and Zest.
Skin Blur Powder Foundation (P549)
Blur and mattify skin with the Skin Blur Powder Foundation, which offers buildable medium-to-full coverage. You can use it alone or apply on top of any base product! The formula hydrates skin, leaving a soft and velvety finish.
Serum Concealer (P349)
Andrea reveals that the do-it-all Serum Concealer was the most challenging yet fun product to create from her collection. Conceal pigmentation and pesky scars, brighten under eyes and hydrate skin with this multi-use concealer. It even has an instantly cooling effect, perfect for summer!
Pro-tip: if you prefer a lighter coverage as your base, use this alone since it has a medium-to-full coverage formula.
Pressed Highlighter (P499)
This illuminating pressed highlighter with ultra-fine, light-reflecting pearl particles will easily turn heads. Use it whether you want a subtle pop on the cheeks or an intense overall glow! With the ultra-smooth texture, it’s a dream to blend.
Dewy Lip Stain (P299)
Andrea shares that she can’t ever go out of the house without a lip stain! She created the ultra-moisturizing Dewy Lip Stain that leaves a soft wash of color on the lips, while adding a glossy shine. The best part is it gives off a non-sticky, barely-there feel for all-day comfort!
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Photos Lucky Beauty
Art Matthew Ian Fetalver