The Gen Z star is now the proud owner of the cosmetics brand Lucky Beauty, making her the country’s youngest celebrity CEO at 19 years old. But in a recent chat, she revealed that she took some inspiration from another young celebrity beauty entrepreneur–Kylie Jenner!
READ: Andrea Brillantes Says She Was Inspired by Kylie Jenner to Start Her Own Makeup Brand
During the exclusive launch for Lucky Beauty, Blythe recounted her long affinity for all-things cosmetics, which saw its beginnings before she even hit school age.
“Isa sa [mga] earliest memories ko is nag ma-makeup ako at the age of three,” she said. “Kasi bunso ako, so lagi ako naiiwan sa bahay nang mag-isa [at] lagi may pakalat-kalat na makeup from my sister.”
When she eventually ventured into showbiz, the actress started applying her own makeup for films and photo shoots. At 12 years old, Blythe cemented her “beauty enthusiast” status after following Kylie Jenner and her famous lip kits, now known as the beauty empire Kylie Cosmetics.
“Sinubaybayan ko talaga siya. Pinanood ko lahat ng videos at kung paano siya nagawa,” Andrea said. “Tapos naisip ko lang sa sarili ko na, ‘Wow, someday gusto ko rin magkaroon ng sarili kong makeup brand.’”
At 21, the Kardashian-Jenner sister became the youngest “self-made” billionaire in 2019, according to Forbes. During its official launch in 2015, beauty enthusiasts across the globe found their new staple lippies with Kylie’s matte liquid lipstick and lip liner, which sold out in less than 10 minutes.
And like her fellow Kylie stans, Andrea, too, had once stayed up in the wee hours for the brand’s next launch. After tweeting about her newly received Kyshadow palette in 2016, the American reality star actually replied–leaving Andrea flustered and fangirl-ing!
Congrats on your launch, Blythe!