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

Beauty

November 28, 2017 | BY Erica Fong

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

Photo: Courtesy of 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.

Find out more at yslbeauty.com.hk

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