Increase your hand if you happen to’re prepared for Chung Ha to have a goth idea. The 22-year-old Korean pop singer has lined the bases for cute and colourful appears to be like since debuting with disbanded woman group I.O.I in 2016. Now that she’s been a soloist for yr and a half, think about her swiping on black lipstick earlier than taking the stage.
Chung Ha does not hate the concept once I counsel it throughout a latest cellphone interview. “Possibly for Halloween,” she tells me as she sits backstage earlier than a efficiency in Seoul. “Sooner or later, I’d like to strive it.” She even brings up attempting out a midnight blue lipstick as a result of she loves darkish lip colours, so I swear I am not the one one who’s placing this idea into the universe for Chung Ha.
In the mean time, Chung Ha is specializing in the idea for her latest mini-album Blooming Blue, although. True to the season, the music video for its title track “Love U” radiates summer time vibes, together with however not restricted to, Chung Ha’s beachy blonde-streaked brown hair and popsicle-stained lips. “[The concept] may remind you of a pool get together,” Chung Ha says. I dare you to observe the music video and not wish to slip in your bathing swimsuit.
Experimenting With Magnificence Tendencies
A few of this summer time’s hottest magnificence tendencies additionally dominate Blooming Blue‘s idea. I’ve to confess that I screamed internally once I scrolled previous a photograph Chung Ha posted on Instagram to tease the album of her face speckled with pearls within the formation of freckles. It is precisely the type of experimental look that will get me enthusiastic about protecting Ok-pop for Attract.
For one more promo shot, half of Chung Ha’s hair was tied up into two mini buns, her cheeks have been swept with a lemon-yellow blush, and her lids have been lined in a shimmery wash of bubblegum pink. Daring eye shadow, specifically, has been included into make-up as she makes the rounds on South Korea’s standard music exhibits to advertise “Love U.” Like many Ok-pop stars, Chung Ha persistently has the identical make-up for each efficiency. For this comeback, colourful underliner is the focus of her make-up. “I placed on totally different coloured eye shadows on my [lower lids],” she says of her on a regular basis look. At the moment, she notes that it is purple, however she’s additionally finished child blue and fuchsia.
My favourite a part of the entire look is the tiny star-shaped rhinestones positioned proper beneath Chung Ha’s tear ducts. Whereas selling her final title track “Rollercoaster,” Chung Ha factors out that she had round ones on the center of her decrease lids. For her goth idea, she will be able to do tiny half moons on the outer corners of her eyes — simply saying.
As a result of Chung Ha appears so on high of magnificence tendencies, I ask her if there are any occurring in Korea that have not made their method to the U.S. but. “I’m unsure as a result of we are able to share all the pieces on YouTube,” she says. True. That is how she lately discovered about cryotherapy. “I haven’t tried it earlier than, however I actually wish to,” she says. Possibly we must always get cryofacials whereas we’re in Los Angeles for KCON LA? (I am solely half-kidding.)
The Impression of “Rollercoaster”on Chung Ha’s Look
All through our interview, Chung Ha repeatedly refers again to “Rollercoaster.” Its shiny idea really helped solidify and outline Chung Ha’s aesthetic within the Ok-pop world. Not solely was has it been her favourite idea thus far, but it surely’s additionally one which she says matches her private type finest. The glow-in-the-dark make-up was enjoyable, however Chung Ha nonetheless is not over the quantity of glitter concerned. I assumed I cherished glitter, however Chung Ha lives for it. She brings it up so many occasions I begin to marvel if it runs by way of her veins.
With copious quantities of sparkle on her eyes, outfits, and nails for the music video, the idea made Chung Ha really feel extra snug than, say, the cutesy, ice cream-themed idea I.O.I had for its closing album. (She names this as the toughest idea for her to tug off.) Whereas within the make-up chair for “Rollercoaster,” “I gave loads of ideas, like, let’s do glitter right here, let’s do glitter there,” she says. “I really like glitter a lot.”
Seems, giving enter on her hair and make-up ideas is commonplace for Chung Ha. However that does not imply she does not like enter from others both. “I additionally love listening to different individuals’s recommendation, so I might strive new stuff just like the freckles,” she provides.
Chung Ha does have ideas on her subsequent idea, although. Surprisingly, the look she has is thoughts is totally reverse to her favourite look. “For my subsequent idea, I’d wish to go very matte with extra of a nude tone,” she says. “And my hair not colourful, simply black or possibly brown — actually minimal.”
Chung Ha’s Go-To Pores and skin-Care Routine
Regardless of being experimental together with her hair and make-up in her skilled life, Chung Ha hardly ever tries out new appears to be like when she’s not working. “As a result of I put on make-up on a regular basis once I’m on schedule and on stage, I give my pores and skin time to relaxation and breathe,” she explains. “I really do not placed on make-up that a lot in my free time.”
As an alternative, Chung Ha concentrates on giving her pores and skin some TLC with soothing sheet masks. “They’re snug and simple to get rid of,” she explains. Wash-off masks, alternatively, aren’t her favourite as a result of rinsing them off could be harsh on pores and skin, and he or she’s all about light formulation.
Cleaning can also be a key a part of Chung Ha’s skin-care routine. “Even if you happen to put so many good merchandise on, there is not any use in case your pores and skin is not washed completely,” she explains. If she’s carrying make-up, Chung Ha begins off with a watch make-up remover earlier than embarking on a three-step course of. An oil cleanser kicks issues off by gently sweeping away any leftover make-up. (My favourite is the Banila Co Clear It Zero Unique Cleaning Balm, in case you are in search of a advice.) Then, she reaches for a foaming cleanser just like the Neogen Actual Cica Micellar Cleaning Foam.
Lastly, Chung Ha love to do what she calls “effervescent it out” with face wash that, properly, bubbles. (She did not point out her go-to, however strive the Belif Pore Cleaner Bubble Foam.) “That is about it,” she finishes off the listing, as if it is not an intensive cleaning routine. I inform her some individuals simply use a face wipe and name it a day, so I respect her washing her face thrice. “Actually?” she replies. “I assumed I used to be actually easy as a result of I put on a lot make-up.”
She thinks the remainder of her routine was easy, too. Spoiler alert: It is not. After cleaning comes her toner set. The primary one is a cleaning toner. (Attract editors love the Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Cleaning Toner.) The second is a hydrating toner. Then, she smooths on an essence, a moisturizer, and a sleeping pack — in that order.
In the event you misplaced rely of what number of steps that’s, Chung Ha’s skin-care routine provides as much as 9 steps. Often, a tenth is included. “If I’d do one other one, I’d do eye cream,” she provides. “However I do not often do my eye cream. I neglect.” Similar. I am glad Ok-pop stars neglect to placed on eye cream, too.
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