Troye Sivan has seemingly done it all since he began his career on YouTube in the 2010s. The Australian singer-songwriter is arguably best known for his music (and maybe his stint as a model for Beyoncé’s IVY PARK) but has also appeared in a slew of movies and stage productions over the years. He’s set to star in The Idol, an upcoming HBO limited series from Euphoria creator Sam Levinson and The Weeknd. Now, Troye is joining an arsenal of iconic faces at YSL Beauty as the brand’s newest U.S. Ambassador.
Troye will be tapping into YSL Beauty’s full range of luxury products, including the brand’s latest collection called Nu. Just in time for Pride Month, the star’s creative looks seek to show what’s possible when it comes to self-expression with makeup.
We caught up with Troye ahead of his campaign launch to talk about all things beauty, skin, makeup, and YSL.
Teen Vogue: What is your first beauty memory?
Troye Sivan: It's actually kind of a little traumatic. When I was a little kid I would put on my mom's makeup or my mom's shoes and stuff like that. And this was before the world had like, tainted my relationship with my femininity. It’s taken a lot to work to get that back. But I remember just feeling so good and having so much fun with it. I was really, really, really feeling like myself and feeling myself, you know what I mean? It’s a beautiful memory. I think a lot about it actually, because it's taken a lot of active work to kind of get that spirit back. So often when I'm playing with makeup or fashion, I think back to that time and that kid and that person. I see it as a way to affirm them now as a 27 year old.
TV: As a creator in the early days of YouTube, how did being a part of that space impact your relationship with beauty? YouTube in the 2010s was all about beauty, I feel like we all really learned how to do our makeup on YouTube.