Barbie Imperial relates struggles of having "baby face"

by Nikko Tuazon
Jul 19, 2018
ABS-CBN actress Barbie Imperial believes that "less is more" when it comes to makeup.

Barbie Imperial is undoubtedly one of ABS-CBN's rising leading ladies.

Three years after her debut in Pinoy Big Brother 737 in 2015, the 19-year-old Star Magic talent finally snagged her first lead role in Precious Hearts Romances: Araw Gabi opposite actor JM de Guzman.

Many of her fans like her fresh, innocent beauty, but Barbie finds it hard to transform her look especially for the kind of role she's playing in the Kapamilya afternoon series.

In an exclusive interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last May 10, Barbie shared some of her struggles for having a "baby face."

The teen star recalled, "May mga times pa rin sa taping na kailangan magmukha akong mature kasi nga yung role ko... so ayun, parang ang ginagawa lang namin, medyo mas kinakapalan yung kilay.

"Kasi pag wala akong makeup or no makeup look, mukha talaga akong bata. And then merong time na kailangan may photo ako sa Araw Gabi na ilalagay sa frame para sa isang eksena na elementary lang dapat ako dun sa photo.

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"Binura ko lang lahat ng make-up ko 'tapos yun na yun."

NATURAL MAKEUP. Barbie, however, believes that "less is definitely more" and prefers a natural makeup look.

She further explained, "Kasi ako, sa face ko po pag makapal yung makeup ko, medyo hindi bagay sa akin.

"Nagma-mature siya [yung face] pero sobra, parang ganun.

"'Tapos parang nawawala yung confidence ko kapag makapal make-up kasi yun nga, hindi nga daw bagay sa akin.

"Mas more on 'no makeup' makeup look nga."

The Kapamilya star noted that she goes makeup-free when she's not working.

When PEP.ph asked Barbie about the two must-have items on her kikay kit, she answered, "Usually, lip tint 'tapos yun na rin ginagamit ko pang cheek tint.

"'Tapos importante ang pang-kilay, ayun."

Barbie also makes an extra effort to doll up when she's going out with friends or on a date night.

"Siguro, lip and cheek tint pa rin, 'tapos pang-kilay pa rin pero may eye shadow lang na very, very light 'tapos mascara and powder."

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When it comes to skincare, Barbie has a fuss-free routine as well.

"Hindi naman sensitive yung skin ko so kapag tinanggal ko yung makeup ko, wipes lang and makeup remover 'tapos okay na siya."

BIGGEST INSECURITY. The Araw Gabi actress, however, admitted to one big insecurity: her freckles.

But Barbie has learned to own her flaws and love them as time passed by.

"Before parang hindi ako comfortable na may freckles ako. Parang sobrang tinatakpan ko siya ng foundation, ng concealer.

"'Tapos nagugulat ako kasi yung mga makeup artist na nakakatrabaho ko, ayaw nilang tanggalin.

"So sabi ko, 'Bakit ayaw niyong tanggalin?' Medyo nai-insecure ako kapag nakikita yung freckles ko kasi parang hindi makinis, parang ganun."

"Patagal nang patagal parang medyo naging uso na pala siya."

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