Ok-pop group Momoland captures the euphoria of going to an amusement park as a child. With their enjoyable dance strikes and exuberant lyrics, watching them carry out is like getting in your favourite experience with out having to attend in line. Think about hopping on the teacups and watching the opposite vehicles swirl by in a rainbow of colours (with out getting dizzy) or being on a rollercoaster that is about to drop straight down and experiencing that excessive rush of adrenaline — that is Momoland in motion.

Whereas at KCON LA on August 11, the lady group solely carried out two songs, “Baam” and “Bboom Bboom”, however I stood within the viewers ready for extra. After being transported to Momoland’s fantasy land, I by no means needed to go away.

Fortunately, I acquired early admission to the Momoland expertise the day earlier than the lady group took the stage on the Staples Middle. Eight members sat down with me to speak in regards to the weirdest elements of their magnificence routines, attempting out new appears to be like, and who takes her skin-care routine essentially the most severely.

The Great thing about Momoland

Hair, make-up, and trend, as JooE mentions, brings Momoland to life. “All of them should be linked as one,” she says. “If one is off, then all the pieces is off. They arrive as a bundle deal.”

JooE, particularly, is Momoland’s personification of cotton sweet. Even when she’s not in head-to-toe pink — because the 19-year-old typically is — JooE radiates the bubblegum hue. For our interview, her hair was brilliant blonde, however she was clad in a neon pink cheerleader-meets-basketball-player-inspired gown. Truthfully, I first discovered about Momoland practically a yr in the past after randomly seeing an image of JooE on Instagram with watermelon-pink hair in two buns and matching rosy brows. Then, I noticed JooE’s viral Tropicana advert in all her pink glory and realized one thing about her power is sort of a sugar rush — with out the crash.

For sure, I am shocked when JooE informs me that pink is not her energy coloration. “I do not like pink. I like black,” she tells me in English. (Up till this level, she answered questions in Korean.) Jane agrees together with her fellow blonde member, noting they really feel extremely sturdy once they put on black. (I swear I did not recommend a goth idea on the point out of this like I did with Chung Ha.)

Since debuting in 2016, JooE has been consistently bleaching her hair to the purpose the place it is falling out. That stated, she’s greater than able to have darkish hair. I do not blame her.

Chief of the group, Hyebin, is able to change up her signature look, too. “I’ve had brief hair ever since our debut, so I wish to check out lengthy hair now,” she reveals.

Taeha, Momoland’s principal vocalist, added that she needs to paint her hair grey. With Ok-pop stars consistently altering their hairstyles and dyeing their hair new colours, I’ve a sense neither Hyebin nor Taeha must wait very lengthy to attain their dream hair.

The Experimental Sides of Momoland

Nancy, alternatively, is certainly that child who needs to go on each single experience on the amusement park. The group’s youngest member isn’t afraid of something, particularly in terms of magnificence. In June, Nancy even dyed her hair a deep-teal hue.

“I prefer to strive new stuff each single day,” Nancy says. “Small or large issues, it does not matter, like altering my lip coloration or my eye shadow coloration or how I do my eyebrows. I like to alter my make-up each single day — such as you.”

Once I first arrived, Nancy was the primary to level out the Picasso-inspired lashes I drew above and beneath my eyes with black liquid liner. I instructed her I do totally different eye-makeup designs day-after-day, and she or he went on to ask what my idea for the day was.

Based mostly on that dialog, I clearly needed to ask the members what their favourite ideas have been to this point. One other Momoland member threw me for a loop this time. “We imagine there can be one thing higher sooner or later,” Daisy, one of many group’s rappers, blurts out. Truthful sufficient.

Based mostly on what Daisy and Ahin inform me about their ideally suited make-up appears to be like, I am guessing purple lipstick and luxurious lashes could be concerned of their dream ideas. “At any time when I put purple lipstick on I really feel highly effective,” Ahin says. In the present day, she occurs to have a punchy pink lip tint on.

“My eyelashes are actually essential,” Daisy follows up. “When I’ve tremendous lengthy, daring lashes, I really feel extra assured.” She does not put on false lashes on stage, although. The truth is, Daisy laments that Momoland “sadly” does not put on them.

The Pores and skin-Care Routines of Momoland

Seeing my daring make-up additionally helps the members open up in regards to the weirdest a part of their magnificence routines. JooE begins off by demonstrating how she solely applies her skin-care merchandise together with her ring fingers. Dermatologists suggest doing so with eye cream because the ring finger locations the least quantity of strain on essentially the most delicate a part of your face. Nonetheless, JooE is extremely light together with her whole face.

A number of members announce that they do not rub their merchandise on. As an alternative, they faucet them onto their pores and skin prefer it’s a piano or slap them on like, properly, they’re slapping themselves.

The women of Momoland aren’t the primary Ok-pop stars to inform me they’ve this aggressive slapping strategy to their skin-care merchandise. Monsta X’s Kihyun not too long ago did, too. I’ve a sense I will hear about it from one other group quickly.

Nonetheless, Yeonwoo is the primary to interrupt down why she does so. “From what I’ve heard, for those who wipe merchandise onto your face, they take in into your arms,” she explains. “However for those who pat them on, they take in into your pores and skin and deeper.” Patting additionally helps much less blackheads and blemishes type, she provides. Dermatologists like Shari Marchbein, a medical assistant professor of dermatology at New York College College of Medication, would beg to vary, but when it really works for Yeonwoo and offers her crystal-clear pores and skin, let’s not query it.

Earlier than any patting, slapping, or tapping is concerned, Jane says she sprays on a face mist previous to taking off her make-up. “I’m going to strive that out at this time,” Nancy remarks. Paradoxically, Ahin later reveals that the members do not ask one another for magnificence recommendation. “We have now our personal magnificence ideas,” she provides.

Taeha has a pre-routine strategy of her personal: “Earlier than you wash off your make-up, it is essential to wash your arms totally, or you are going to get micro organism in your face,” she explains. Now that is one thing dermatologists undoubtedly will not argue towards.

A few the members joke that Hyebin’s in depth skin-care routine is not regular. After she runs although her six-step lineup, I comply with disagree.

First, Hyebin washes her face. Easy sufficient. Then, she makes use of a cotton pad as an alternative of a towel to wipe away all of the moisture. (Excuse me whereas I do this tip, too.) Subsequent, Hyebin places on a toner, lotion, then a serum. “If my pores and skin is dry, like within the winter, I will placed on a moisturizing cream or a soothing aloe gel,” she provides. From there, she places on a cream. She finishes off the record by saying, “I feel that is fundamental. Is not this fundamental?”

For some Attract editors, 11-step routines are commonplace. Nonetheless, in comparison with the two-to-three step regimes of different Momoland members, I suppose Hyebin’s skin-care routine is not so fundamental in any case. Along with cleanser and moisturizer, Daisy is a fan of toner. Nancy makes use of a mist. Yeonwoo provides a pores and skin booster to the combo, whereas JooE swears by a sebum-control product that I want she might share the identify of as a result of I am an oily-skinned lady, too.

As soon as we coated all the sweetness bases of make-up, pores and skin, and hair, the time to say farewell to Momoland arrived. Listening to in regards to the hairstyles and dye jobs the members wish to strive, in addition to the make-up that makes them really feel most assured proved that the group is ready to convey much more Enjoyable to The World.

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