Here is how you can re-create birthday girl Sunmi's best beauty looks
Happy birthday, Sunmi!
You’d never have expected this, but Sunmi of Wonder Girls fame is now one of K-pop’s most famous female singers. Since making her debut as a solo artist in 2013, the South Korean singer has had a string of No 1 hits and has demonstrated that she can be quirky, sexy and playful. The fresh-faced beauty is also known for her fashion and beauty sense, and is the face of major cosmetics and fashion brands. Here, we take a look at her best looks and show you how to emulate them.
How do you look put together without much effort? Throw on a bright pink lipstick, just like what Sunmi does here. Besides lending a chic and youthful appeal, it also helps to brighten up complexion. The best part is that this colour suits almost all skin tones. Ensure that skin is clean and perfected with a little concealer and foundation to hide blemishes and even out skin tone, eyebrows are filled in and eyelashes are lengthened and luscious. The look might be simple but it definitely packs a punch.
Use: Dior Addict Stellar Shine in #976 Be Dior, $52
This lippie gives amazing colour payoff, lasts throughout the day and sits comfortably on the lips. The shade, #976 Be Dior, is a versatile bold pink hue that gives an opulent, high shine finish thanks to micro-pearls that reflect light from every angle. It is also formulated with beeswax and five other lightweight oils to hydrate and nourish puckers for a reported eight hours.
When it comes to stage makeup, Sunmi does not hold back with this daring and experimental green metallic eyeshadow look. A dash of blusher atop her cheekbones and a sweet pink lipstick looks perfect on her flawless complexion. If you want to wear this to work, tone down the look by opting for nude lippies and mauve coloured blushers instead.
The look: A subtle smoky eye makeup… with purple coloured contact lenses
A smoky eye look is always ideal for fancy occasions or nights out. How to take it up a notch? Add on coloured contact lenses – Sunmi’s choice: purple. How to further elevate it? Lengthen your lashes by putting on some falsies for a more dramatic and eye-catching look.
Smoky eye makeup can seem pretty intimidating if you are not one to dress your eyelids in colours often. This palette comes in a variety of matte and shimmer shades that are all super versatile and easy-to-use, even for beginners. Start off with a subtle smoky eye and layer on darker shades for a more dramatic look.
The look: Colours, colours and more colours (with two buns)
For the cover of her latest single, Noir, the singer opted for a fun and playful look: pastel-coloured makeup paired with fun heart-shaped designs and motifs drawn onto her cheeks. The OTT look was topped off with two cute buns decorated with butterfly pins.
Monochrome makeup always looks progressive, cool and fun. Sunmi’s version of it? By choosing orange as her colour palette. From her eyeshadow, blusher to lipstick, orange was used all over her face, and in a tasteful manner, naturally.
Use: Sisley L’Orchidee Blusher Highlighter in Coral, $125
If orange is too bold for you, opt for coral shades like this multi-use blusher instead. It even has golden sparkles for that glowing, luminous complexion, and of course, can be used on the eyelids as well to create a monochrome makeup look that is still very much wearable.
And lastly, we love a good “no-makeup” makeup look. Sunmi keeps her skin flawless (just use concealer or a tinted sunscreen to even out your complexion), adds mascara to define her eyes and applies a tinted lip balm for juicy-looking puckers. What’s not to love?
For an all-natural look, try using moisturisers that help to even out skin tone and brighten your overall complexion so you can skip the foundation or base makeup. This vitamin-enriched cream has a pink tint to help neutralise redness and impart a luminous and radiant glow to skin.