Plenty of young female stars do makeup collaborations. Cabello, however, debated about whether to join forces with L’Oreal Paris on a collection named after her number one single. In an interview with British Vogue, she explained that agreeing to collaborate was easy once she realized, “I don’t have to pretend to be anything I’m not. The products are all products that I wear, and that I would wear on a day off. They’re super simple and easy to apply, and you don’t need to be a make-up guru or an expert to apply them.”
On the decision to name the collection “Havana,” Cabello told Elle it was a no-brainer. “So much of me comes from my culture. I live in Miami now, and Miami has so much Cuban influence. It’s everything from the way the people are, the culture, the food, the tradition, how lively and how warm people are, the music playing in the streets, the heat, people walking around in flip flops and sweaty and just feeling so lively and real. That’s the beauty of it,” she gushed.