If you’re anything like me, making Spotify playlists is your therapy. And, while doing so, scouting new songs with fun beats to add is a bonus.
For a fun twist: be on the lookout for an artist whose name is reminiscent of song “lyrics.”
An up-and-coming singer and songwriter to stream and follow is Lyrica Anderson, an LA-based R&B singer with a lean toward pop. She has some top hits and collaborations under her belt, including ‘Faded to Sade’ with Chris Brown — garnering roughly 5.5M streams — and ‘Act A Fool’ with Tory Lanez.
“I started singing when I was five years old and started going to the studio with my mom —that’s who I copied and wanted to be like,” Anderson, 32, told the Post. “I wrote my first song when I was 13-years-old and then got a publishing deal.”
Now, the singer/songwriter is over the moon about ‘Guilty’ her new single released today. She says it’s a “sexy, fun and flirty” type of record that drew her closer to producing seven to 10 other tracks following today’s release.
“The God-given talent from my mom made music super in my blood and I couldn’t help but love it,” she added. Her mother, Lyrica Garrett, traveled around the world and kicked off her career as an Ikette in the Ike & Tina Turner Revue in the ’70s.
Today’s ‘Guilty’ release isn’t Anderson’s only big break as of lately. She has a makeup line dropping soon and some exciting film appearances.
“You might see me on your acting screen soon,” she hinted. “I can’t talk about it too much but stay tuned.”
Along with producing music for her nearly 120K monthly Spotify listeners, she’s an aficionado of all things “natural glam” for both everyday looks and on-stage beauty.
“I love a good highlight with a full lash,” she said. “I never go for bright pink eyeshadow — if I go for a bright eyeshadow, it’s shocking, because I go for a clean, natural look.”
Anderson shared her two favorite makeup brands: Fenty Beauty and MAC Cosmetics, along with Tarte’s Shape Tape Concealer as a go-to for making her eyes look “really big and pretty.” Plus, you can always find her with a baby pink or baby orange lip.
Not to mention, her favorite: “a full lash look,” she noted.
Ahead, find some of Anderson’s favorite products from Fenty Beauty and MAC Cosmetics to shop. And, you can vibe to her R&B jams all the while.
This long-wear, transfer-resistant bronzing powder comes in nine diverse shades to bring warmth to all skin tones. It’s one of Lyrica’s favorites, notably for its creaminess, and simplicity to blend.
MAC Cosmetics’ ‘Fleur Power‘ Powder Blush is a gorgeous satin shade. The brand’s bestselling blushes provide “fantastic color with ease and consistency,” too.
Fenty Beauty’s Liquid Foundation comes in 50 shades (yes, 50) and is vegan, long-wearing and full-coverage. Specifically, it’s best on combo, normal and oily skin.
Because Lyrica is always wearing an orange-toned lipstick, MAC’s ‘Tropic Tonic‘ is a lovely shade with a “high color payoff and a no-shine matte finish.” And, it’s one of the brand’s bestsellers.
A baby pink gloss is something Lyrica always wears, aside from her popular baby orange lip. Fenty Beauty’s Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer has a shea butter-infused shine that’s cruelty-free.
MAC Comsetics’ ‘Soft & Gentle‘ Mineralize Skinfish is arguably one of the brand’s popular products. Like, ever. I’ve used this product for years and it provides the most subtle, natural glow that, as its name suggests, is soft and gentle.
To create a “natural glam” look that Lyrica loves and wears, Fenty Beauty’s Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette has three matte shades and three sparkly shades to create a bronze, champagne and hushed purple look.
To achieve Lyrica’s desirable luscious lashes, MAC Cosmetics’ Extended Play Perm Me Up Lash Mascara is the hidden gem that’ll help you get there. And, it’s waterproof, lasts up to 16 hours and gives you a smudge-proof, instant curl.
To add some definition to your eyes — to complement those full lashes, of course — you need a longwear pencil eyeliner. With Fenty’s, you’ll enjoy 20 different shades in a range of matte, shimmer, metallic and glitter shades that’ll last all day.
MAC Cosmetics is a brand known for its gorgeous eyeshadow shades, and its Dusky Rose Palette is a triple trio of colors that scream Hollywood glam. It’s perfect for day or night and creates soft and sultry looks you’ll love.