Becky G has co-created a cosmetics firm meant to rejoice Latine heritage.
The pop star has partnered with Madeby Collective on Treslúce Beauty, which can launch direct-to-consumer on June 25, with a BoxyCharm partnership to observe. The identify is a mixture of the Spanish phrases for the quantity three — “I live by that number,” Becky G mentioned — and “lucir,” which interprets loosely to “to look good.”
Treslúce Beauty will debut within the eye class with a watch shadow palette, eyeliners, make-up brushes and false eyelashes ranging in value from $8 to $35. The packaging, designed by Mexican artist Monica Loya, attracts inspiration from Talavera pottery, residence to Puebla, Mexico. The product formulation characteristic agave tequilana sourced from Jalisco, the place Becky G’s grandparents are based mostly.
These parts are supposed to distinguish Treslúce Beauty from being “another celebrity makeup brand,” Becky G informed WWD by way of Zoom, to 1 that totally incorporates her cultural heritage.
“Although I’m only 24, I feel like a cat who is on her seventh of nine lives,” Becky G mentioned, including that she was launched to make-up by her mom, who had 4 youngsters by the point she was Becky G’s present age.
Becky G realized to do her personal hair and make-up when she started to tour. “Budgets aren’t friendly,” she mentioned.
She signed with Cover Girl at age 15, rapping the next in a business: “Writing my rhymes, always knew I could be the first Cover Girl from Inglewood.”
“There were key moments in my career where I realized that representation was so important,” she mentioned, noting her Cover Girl contract, which lasted about three years, as one instance.
“Fast forward and the opportunity to collaborate with ColourPop comes along,” she mentioned. “I realized a lot in that course of, not nearly illustration, but in addition about making a palette, the colour story, the idea, the packaging, the design…going to the manufacturing unit and seeing how make-up was made, assembly the manufacturing unit employees.
“I could have very easily named a line Becky G Cosmetics and got my bag and been fine,” she continued. “This isn’t about me, it’s about we, about us, the community.”
Marcelo Camberos, cofounder and chief govt officer of Ipsy, and CEO of Beauty for All Industries, mentioned Madeby Collective is “all about serving underserved communities” and partnering with “emblematic personalities in those communities” to take action.
Treslúce was a “big investment,” with sources principally devoted to product improvement and sourcing, he mentioned, declining to speak specifics.
“We’re not just creating an in-house brand,” Camberos mentioned. “Each [of our companies] are set up separately and have their separate resources, but they also leverage a lot of common resources.”
Treslúce, he famous, might be a bilingual model.
“The Latin community is so underserved when it comes to beauty,” Camberos mentioned. “The brand will talk to this duality of Latin-ness, but also American-ness. I don’t know that there’s anybody who does it quite in that way, so I’m really excited to bring that to light.”
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