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10 times K-pop star CL of 2NE1 gave us life with these fierce beauty looks

Be it smouldering smoky eyes, a graphic wing liner or an intense red pout, it seems there’s nothing CL can’t pull off

CL of 2NE1

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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 28, we take a look at her best beauty looks:

1. 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.



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


+you're welcome+

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3. CL lets her mint green locks take centrestage as she keeps it (relatively) pared down with a touch of eyeliner and stained lips.


+FIRE OF LOVE+ @jessejostark

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4. 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.


+I am a woman w.o.m.a.n i ll say it again+ #happyinternationalwomensday #thankful

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


+Welcome back Hedi+ #CelineByHediSlimane #CelineC

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6. Here, she flaunts her lustrous blonde locks while opting for a lip colour that matches her coat.


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


+captured by @dasomhahn +

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8. Apart from her intensely kohl-rimmed eyes, CL keeps the rest of her makeup pared down with just a slick of rose-pink lipstick.



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9. Donning a latex dress and boots, CL opts for a nude makeup and sleek hair combination.


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10. Here, CL rocks a high ponytail that adds height to her frame and elongates her neck.


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