It’s no secret that Lana Condor will forever be tied to her To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before character, Lara Jean Covey. The actor has spent three movies in her shoes, getting to know her inside and out, and has been forthcoming with fans about how much the role has meant to her on a deep level. In a new interview, Lana shared that Lara Jean also impacted her everyday beauty routine in a truly unexpected way.
While chatting with Forbes about partnering with Neutrogena as a beauty ambassador, Lana revealed that filming TATB “heavily influenced” her beauty aesthetic, simply because LJ doesn’t wear a ton of makeup. “The focus on really healthy, beautiful skin also obviously goes hand in hand with my partnership with Neutrogena,” she explained, noting that Lara Jean gravitates toward lighter shades, but experiments with pops of vivid color in the third movie.
Lana went on to say that she had limited experience using K-beauty products prior to jumping into the TATB world, but it was important to both her and the designers that Lara Jean used specific Korean beauty items in her regimen. “We went to Korea to film the third movie and I went insane and went so deeply into the K-beauty world, with the different lip stains and lip tints,” Lana shared, joking that she needed to travel with an extra suitcase for all the new products she acquired during her visit. “The beautiful flashes of color was something that I was like, wow, this is really cool,” she added. “I was introduced to that through playing Lara Jean, so that’s probably the most influential beauty thing I’ve taken away from a character I played.”
The Netflix star has always been willing to share her favorite beauty items with the public, often breaking down some of her own personal routines. Just a few months ago, Lana revealed that one of her go-to skin care products is actually a drug store staple: the ever-classic Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Oil-Free Acne Wash. “I really like this face wash because it’s oil-free, doesn’t clog my pores, and is really quick and easy!” she explained in an October video with Who What Wear. We’ll definitely take her advice on beauty products anytime — because if there’s another thing Lana has in common with Lara Jean, it’s that they both always look totally flawless.
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