No quarantine or shutdown can keep Bea Alonzo from being busy. The actress is active in helping the medical frontliners with I Am HOPE. She also got political with an Instagram Live performance featuring John Llyod Cruz. She’s still got her businesswoman hat as she oversees her Dean & DeLuca branch in Quezon City. She’s also the face of Avon’s Floral Wonderland Collection.
In the online launch for Avon Floral Wonderland, Bea revealed several of her favorites from the collection. She also talked about how some shades remind her of different moments in her career. Avon Floral Wonderland features six different lipsticks in a matte finish, with colors inspired by blooms like roses and poppies.
INQ.Life asked her what she always looks for in a lipstick. She gave us three solid rules to live by. If you ask us, we’re using these as a guide for our next lipstick haul.
Bea Alonzo’s Guide in Choosing a Lipstick
1. It has to be long-wearing.
2. I have to love the shade.
3. The brand has to stand for something.
Bea also believes that lipstick can do more than make your lips look pretty. For one particular shade, she also talks about how lipstick can boost one’s confidence. “Some people take a shot of liquor for ‘liquid courage,’ right? Ako, I think I’ll just do it with a swipe of Midnight Orchid. Liquid courage sa iba, lipstick courage na lang sa akin!”
“I have to admit there are days where I also still need a reminder of my strength. Sometimes, it’s through friends, maybe a personal mantra, and even make-up. Because honestly, I think it’s not really something that improves you only at surface level. It also helps boost your confidence, it makes you braver, and more at ease with yourself.”