Heart Evangelista has come full circle as she launches her new lipstick line in collaboration with local cosmetics brand Happy Skin, producing a series of limited edition nude lip liners and matte lipsticks that come in mini versions, guaranteed to fit in even the smallest of clutches.
Her collection carries her real name, Love Marie. The actress, who was very hands-on in this collaboration, even personally drew the art on the packaging. With this, Heart has secured her post as one of today’s emerging beauty and lifestyle brands, leaving a trail of her personal stamp of approval across art, beauty, and fashion.
Seen in this light, Heart explains how her art plays a role in her building her brand. “To be a beauty icon is very flattering. You only live once and you want to make a mark, and for me that’s putting my drawings and my paintings on everything.”
Now, Heart plans on branching out further, with a new perfume coming up, a home line in the works, plus two new books she’s authoring. Add an impending exhibit this 2017 with about 15 paintings, Heart surely does have a lot on her plate.
But seeing her, you can’t even see a trace of stress or any signs of burning out. She says that her busy schedule inspires her in a way that she can accomplish so much in a day, all while doing the things that she loves. “If you really have a dream, just focus. And if you really love it, then you work hard. You will really get somewhere,” she adds.
With this, Heart leaves an inspiring nugget of wisdom and her secret to success:
“Don’t let anyone stop you from living life. Live it grand.”
Photos from @iamhearte on Instagram and Gab Gutierrez.
Main image by Gab Gutierrez.