We often look to Instagram for style and makeup inspo, but some of us might still be too afraid to experiment with our looks in real life.
Enter social media star Ida Anduyan. With bushy brows and blonde hair (at the moment), Ida owns her look and slays. She’s not scared of what people might say about her ever-changing image (she’s had pink hair, long hair, short hair, plus different style personas) because she’s really just being her truest self: the chameleon she really is. We chatted with the blogger about how she developed and nailed her edgy style:
You have a very distinct look. Who are your beauty icons?
I really admire girls na iba yung look. Parang hindi siya yung standard or typical of what you’d call beautiful. I’m just really amazed by girls like Justine Mae Biticon. If you Google her, you’ll see that her look is very different.
What’s your favorite makeup product?
If I have to choose one, it would be cream highlighter. I prefer cream to powder because it looks more natural on me.
What’s your go-to look?
Monotone makeup—one color for the eyes, the cheeks, and the lips.
What’s the reason behind your blonde hair now?
Well, I’m very experimental with my look. There are times when I get bored and I really crave for something drastic. For example, I had long hair before and bigla na lang nagpagupit ako. Then I thought of going blonde after having black hair for a really long time. I really like changing my look. It’s like exploring another side of myself.
How often do you have it dyed? Do you do it yourself? How do you maintain the color?
It depends. I’m very impulsive sometimes, and lately, I’ve been changing it a lot. Before this, my hair was pink. And I don’t dye it myself kasi baka masira lang. I put a lot of organic oil to moisturize it, and I don’t wash my hair every day.
How do your hair and your makeup play into your personal style?
I’m not very girly. Most of the time, I leave my hair as is. Apart from being lazy, I also don’t want to add additional damage to my hair through blow-drying and ironing.
As for my makeup, I like browns, peaches, and nudes. I rarely use pink because it’s not really consistent with my not-so-girly style.
You said you like to experiment with your look. Are there any beauty rules you break?
When it comes to beauty, are there really any rules? If you tell someone to do their makeup a certain way—girl, it’s 2018. There are no rules anymore.
Do you have any advice for those who want to experiment with their look?
Some people don’t experiment because they’re kind of scared of being judged. But if you want it, go for it. Mamaya na yung judgments. When you express yourself, people are always going to say things, so just do what you want—just don’t step on anybody.
From what we’ve seen from the fearless way Ida reinvents herself, beauty rules should never get in the way of self-expression. Be true to who you are and live boldly, and you’ll always look your best.
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