The start of 2020 was when we were all fangirling over South Korean drama Crash Landing On You. And when 2022 came by, we found out that the two main characters, Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin, got married after two years of dating, which made our drama fantasies come true.
As Son Ye-jin marks her 41st year, the new mum defies age with a visage that belies the passage of time. Intrigued by the secrets behind her timeless allure? Here, we dissect her makeup and hairstyle techniques, unveiling the keys to achieving a youthful and age-defying appearance.
By now its known that K-actress Son Ye Jin loves to play golf. And since she gave birth in July, the star is back to playing her favourite sport. And while she loves being outdoors, the star also ensures that she keeps her face protected from the sun by donning a bucket hat or a visor, as well as a pair of shades, when she’s out at the golf course.
When it comes to hairstyles, Son likes to keep it simple. When it’s hot outside or when she’s engrossed in a game of golf, she likes to pull her hair up in a ponytail to keep her hair out of her face.
Half of the scenes that Son Ye-jin played in Crash Landing On You was set in North Korea. As such, her makeup was kept to the minimum, and it showed off her porcelain skin underneath. Privately, Son loves outdoor activities and she exemplifies this with her penchant for natural, glowy makeup.
To recreate the same look, go with a less-is-more approach with your foundation while treating blemishes with localised concealer application. Note that a heavy foundation base can make you look older!
Many ladies like to use false lashes to create the baby doll-eye effect. But Son doesn’t do that with her eye makeup. The result is a softer, gentler look that makes her look approachable.
Another key point in Son’s makeup is her eyebrows. She doesn’t go for an overly polished eyebrow with defined arches, but a groomed look that’s smooth and soft.
After her return to South Korea, Son’s character sported striking colours befitting of her status as a CEO. Her everyday makeup, however, eschews bright colours in favour of MLBB (my lips but better) shades. Crash Landing On You’s makeup artist revealed that Son naturally has lips with a reddish hue but anyone else can recreate the look with the right shade of tinted lip balm.
For her everyday look, Son leans towards casual hairstyles especially since she loves heading to the beach. Whether it is double-strand braids or a topknot, such easy and neat hairstyles are good to have in your repertoire.
This article first appeared in Nuyou. Translation by Ho Guo Xiong.