Collaborating with veteran actor Wu Gang (吳剛) and new-age actor Luo Yizhou (羅一舟), Rosy Zhao Lusi’s (趙露思) latest drama Gen Z <後浪> has been soaring up rating charts. Playing the orphan Sun Toutou who’s busy learning the ropes of Traditional Chinese Medicine, she wears minimal makeup in the drama to present a youthful look – but earned flak for trying a smoky eye look on a recent livestream.
Blames Her Studio for Taking on Unsuitable Job
In a departure from her usual sweet-friendly, girl-next-door aura, the actress wore top and bottom eyeliner which gave her a coquettish look, paired with wavy hair, loop earrings and a denim tube top showing off her sexy shoulders and infinitely fair complexion. However, the more mature look also made her appear older than her 24 years, with some netizens commenting that it made her “look a decade older”!
Related topics such as “Rosy Zhao’s smoky eye makeup” and “Rosy Zhao’s makeup transformation” quickly went up Weibo searches. While some expressed that they preferred her sweet look and commented that it was a breakthrough, others put the blame on the actress’s management studio for accepting an unsuitable assignment. “She looks significantly older, and also coquettish. This makeup style really destroyed her good aura.” Others simply pointed out that the young actress can afford to experiment with her looks, and can switch to other makeup styles in future.”
Plays Student in Upcoming Youth Drama
Besides Gen Z, the actress also has a slew of anticipated dramas coming up including youth romance Hidden Love <偷偷藏不住> where she will portray a span of ages starting from a secondary student, and manifest the feelings of holding a torch for fellow student played by actor Chen Zheyuan (陳哲遠). Not forgetting costume drama The Last Immortal <神隱> where she has a tortuous romance with actor Wang Anyu (王安宇), and also pairs with memorable supporting male character from Love Like the Galaxy <星漢燦爛>, Li Yunrui (李昀銳).