Video: See How Chinese Superstar Z.Tao Gets Stage-Ready


November 28, 2017 | BY Erica Fong

The rapper, singer-songwriter and artist prepares for a performance in a new video by YSL Beauté

YSL Beauté takes us backstage with Z.Tao in a new film directed by Fabien Constant. In it, 24-year-old Chinese rapper, singer-songwriter and actor, and former member of South Korean-Chinese boy band, EXO, gives us an intimate look at his pre-performance rituals.

The video shows Z.Tao going through his laser sharp dance moves, while using make-up to ready himself for the stage. Calling it “a weapon…a form of creation,” make-up is seen as almost a type of war paint for the artist.

“Before the light comes on, I’m careful, quiet and focused” says Z.Tao, “but as soon as the light is on, curiosity wins. I become a new version of myself. A totally free version of myself.”

Some of his favorite YSL Beauté products include the Touche Éclat, a tool which covers dark circles and highlights your best features, and the Top Secrets Lip Perfector, which Z.Tao applies as a final touch.

Before taking the stage, he takes on a spritz of Black Opium Eau de Parfum, a blend of coffee and white floral notes, to give him that air of mystique before he steps onto the stage. Watch the video to see how he gets ready.

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