Wu chats with Bustle about Gen Z beauty trends, packing her holy grail makeup products for the show, and more.
Where do you find inspiration for your makeup looks?
I’m constantly on TikTok. The TikTok girlies are most likely influencing me, for sure. But I also like to pull from anime and video games. Sometimes, I’ll just look at my plants, hear a song, match my outfit, or even recreate the flavor of a snack.
Was it difficult for you to pack for the show?
I had a really hard time, especially because I don’t really plan my looks. I wake up and just feel the vibe of the day, so I needed to pack versatile beauty products: all of my water-activated liners for intricate looks, Tarte Shape Tapes, 17 different setting sprays — because ya never know. Half of what I brought was beauty.
What’s the one product that you can’t live without?
That’s literally the hardest! Like choosing my favorite child ... I have to say it’s my Pat McGrath eyeshadow palette. Because it’s neutral but also has color, and I can probably do a whole face with everything in there.
Who do you consider a beauty icon?
Obviously, the Spice Girls. They were giving us range — simply put. And I just have to give a shoutout to my queen Lady Gaga. I was a Little Monster from eighth grade until now and wrote my entire personal statement [for college] about her.