Photos: Instagram/ @chaelincl

Since bursting onto the K-pop scene a decade ago as part of mega girl group 2NE1, CL has established herself as a prolific rapper and songwriter.

​A regular at the biggest events and fashion weeks, CL is also often on celebrity best-dressed lists, solidifying her status as a fashion icon.

Often sporting her signature kohl-rimmed eyes and frequently-changing hair colour, it is no wonder she’s also a beauty icon in her native Korea as well as internationally.

As she turns 29 on Feb 26 this year, we take a look at her best beauty looks:

1. Signature kohl-rimmed eyes

Almost never seen without her signature kohl-rimmed eyes, CL rocks a smoky version with a dark red lip for a super sexy, come-hither effect.

2. Bold colours

Spice things up by using a coloured liner instead of the usual black. Here, CL went for a shade that violet that’s dramatic and flirty.

3. Fluttery lashes 

Those signature lashes of CL are always a must when you’re donning a smoky eye look.

4. Nude lips

We love red lipstick, but pairing a dramatic eye look with just-bitten nude lips may be your best bet if you’re thinking about going casual.

5. Max glamour with black eyeshadow

CL’s spotted yet again with her signature kohl-rimmed eyes but this time, she made sure to blend some black eyeshadow around the liner for maximum glam.

6. Green with envy

Sick of black liner but not too keen on picking up a bright neon shade? Try dark green — it’s subtle yet super flirty.

7.  Statement mask

You can count on CL to make a statement. Here, she wears a lace mask with a graphic wing tip liner.

8. Peek-a-boo

Who says black liner has to be monotonous and boring? CL shows us what it’s like to experiment and have fun with a sliver of teal liner peaking through.

9. The classic look

In Paris for fashion week, CL keeps her makeup classy and elegant with her signature flick and immaculately painted red lips.

10. She bangs 

Wispy bangs not only frame her face, but also add a touch of softness to her look.