Fresh off the launch of his new memoir, You’re That Bitch, Bretman Rock is practically beauty-influencer royalty with millions of followers on Instagram and TikTok. But it’s not just his skill with a make-up brush that sets him apart. Bretman’s unapologetic attitude and bold, colourful personality make him a true trailblazer in the industry. Here, he dishes on his beauty must-haves, and what it takes to rock, the Bretman Rock style.
Talk about your new book You’re That Bitch This is a love letter to the younger me, Bretman Pebble and a way for my audience to get to know me more intimately. It’s inspired by my journal essays and things that I’ve learnt throughout the first quarter of my life.
Top skincare products My go-to products are sunscreen, sunscreen and sunscreen. I’m an island boy from the Philippines and Hawaii so I’m picky with my sunscreen. My favourite chemical sunscreen is Sun Relief from Beauty of Joseon and my favourite physical sunscreen is the True Botanicals Skin Barrier Sun Shield SPF 30. I also enjoy the Mario Badescu Cleansing Oil and CosRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence.
All-time favourite make-up products Glossier High-Shine Lip Gloss in Clear with my go-to lip liner—Cork by MAC Cosmetics. My go-to foundation is the Danessa Myricks Beauty Yummy Skin Serum Foundation. I’m always reaching for Patrick Starr’s One Size Cheek Clapper 3D Blush in Attention Seeker, and my favourite concealer is Kosas Revealer Super Creamy Concealer.
Beauty products that started it all My cousin was getting rid of her Urban Decay Naked Palette and Eyeshadow Primer Potion—she gave both to me and it all began there.
Current scent Phlur Missing Person.
The secret to your luscious locks The one secret is that I am a Leo and I was born to have good hair. It’s in my genes, it’s in my blood, it’s in my astrocompass. But a good wash routine helps.
A traditional Filipino beauty practice you’ve adopted I don’t think this is traditionally Filipino, but my grandma always told me to sleep on my back. I’m such a face sleeper and ever since I bought a pillow that forces me to sleep on my back, I’ve been having fewer breakouts. I can breathe better, I go to bed faster, I wake up hotter. My hair is less messy.
Self-care routine I’ve been incorporating cold plunges in my routine lately. I feel that if you can get up every morning at 7.30 and force yourself into cold water, you can get through anything in your day.
Your mantra I am beautiful. I am kind. And I have everything that I need.
What are you looking forward to seeing from beauty creators of colour? To run things because we’ve been here, we created this space. Cue Rihanna: “Who’s gonna run this town toniiiight”.
What’s next for Bretman Rock? What is not next for me? Bigger, better and badder.