The vampire queen of K-Pop, DARA of 2NE1, shares her makeup secrets to get her baby soft, snow-white skin!
Korean Beauty Tip Tuesday, where we share the latest Korean Beauty trends and tips from our favorite K-Pop idols. It’s a little way to get to know your idol better, while trying their makeup tips and methods!
Dara has definitely become the goal for a lot of us ladies. She’s the hottest girl-to-be on the K-Pop scene with her age-defying beauty, her everlasting youthfulness and those flawless skin tones. We all believe Dara’s beauty is unattainable for us lowly commoners. She’s probably just born with it! But nope! Dara admitted that she takes very good care of her skin to retain its flawless glow, and she uses special makeup techniques to accentuate her brightness. And she graciously shared her little tips and secrets!
Get her know-hows on how to get that baby soft, yet white-as-snow kind of skin like 2NE1’s Dara!
In order to keep her skin glowing and looking healthy, Dara concentrates on keeping her skin hydrated. Our vampire queen has skin that’s more on the dry side, so she uses a mist before and after her makeup to brighten her skin and lock in the moisture. Spray it after washing your face, spray it as a finishing touch to your makeup routine, and spray it routinely to keep your makeup glowing!
Dara uses the ISO-Cell Recover Solution facial spray by Le Mieux, which keeps skin energized and hydrated throughout the day. For those of you who are looking for alternatives, try Moonshot’s Essence White Mist that whitens as it hydrates. Another hot trend among Korean beauticians is Satis’s Pure Whitening Cream. Satis’s whitening cream has intensive moisture locking effects for a clean, natural feeling to getting that healthy white glow.
If you want to be baby soft and white-as-snow like Dara, you’re going to have to block out all the harmful UV rays. Dara puts on sun creams as a primer to protect her skin against the harsh rays from the sun. That extra layer of protection helps keep our 4-D queen looking young and damage free!
Dara uses Moonshot’s signature sun cream, the Multi Protection UV Bouncer, which as an added effect of a primer. As alternatives, we recommend IOPE’s UV Shield Sun Protector, which has been the main hit seller for Korean beauticians for years. The Face Shop also came out with a premium line of sun cream, which also whitens as it protects. Try The Face Shop’s MyungHanMiInDo Whitening Sun Cream.
Although the latest sensation is contouring the hell out of our faces, the shading takes away from the whitening effect that Dara loves. Dara prefers a natural look with light makeups that don’t weigh down on your skin. So Dara chose to lightly base out her skin with a soft cushion that gives it a healthy, natural color.
Dara uses Moonshot’s Microfit, which offers a nice base for a bright skin tone, which also offers the added effect of anti-darkening formulas. For a nice base coverage that won’t weigh down your face, try Laneige’s BB Cushion Pore Control. The cushion treats your pores, while giving you a natural coverage look for a flawless base. The Face Shop also offers CC Intense Cover Cushion that is light on the skin, offers a nice coverage, and has the complete benefits of a CC cream.
We talked about how contouring pulls away from the white, baby face that we’re going for, but the lack of shading makes our faces look bleak with one color. Dara has a solution. After laying down her base, she uses a whitening and brightening cushion to highlight her face. Instead of focusing on the shading, she only highlights for the nice balanced look. To finish off her bright, baby soft makeup of perfection, Dara lightly dabs on her T-zone and her cheek bones with her highlighter cushion.
Dara uses Moonshot Moonflash Cushion to highlight her face. The Moonflash cushion has a milky pink texture, which boosts the look of dull skin to illuminate with invisible pearls. Laneige also offers a light BB cushion that offers a whitening effect, giving it the perfect highlight. The Face Shop has a unique BB Cream that is serum induced to give your skin moisture while helping it glow, leaving you with the perfect healthy looking skin.
Hong Si-wan, Seoul