Earthquake. Siyeon makes use of this single phrase to explain Dreamcatcher, a Korean pop group she’s a member of. After listening to about her favourite lipstick shade and seeing Dreamcatcher’s beloved goth aesthetic in individual whereas we’re backstage at KCON LA, no additional rationalization is required.
Since debuting in January 2017, Dreamcatcher has undeniably shaken up the Okay-pop world with its nightmare-inspired aesthetic. Not solely is Dreamcatcher a woman group eschewing the same old colourful, cutesy ideas, it additionally makes rock music. Do not imagine me? Simply watch Dreamcatcher’s music video for “You and I.”
Though Okay-pop encompasses numerous genres past pop, rock and lady teams hardly ever go hand-in-hand. The record of Okay-pop’s rock teams is dominated by boy bands like CNBlue, FTIsland, The Rose, and Day6. However Dreamcatcher is not attempting to be part of the boys’ membership. Its members do not go on stage with devices just like the aforementioned bands and could not care much less if boys swoon over them.
As an alternative, Dreamcatcher is sending seismic waves via the Okay-pop world by seamlessly combining polished parts of a woman group with steel ones. Their electrical guitar-zinged songs are complemented by intense-yet-sleek choreography, horror movie-esque music movies, and a few of the boldest magnificence seems to be you will see a woman group check out.
Offstage, the women of Dreamcatcher are much less Marilyn Manson and extra Marilyn Monroe, although. As cliché as that sounds, they’re the epitome of candy. Actually, the group’s youngest member Gahyeon, 19, raises her hand at any time when she solutions questions. All had been excited to share how a specific member interprets the Dreamcatcher aesthetic to her every day life, their must-have magnificence merchandise, and the sudden, French fry-related ingredient JiU seems to be for in skin-care merchandise.
Bringing Dreamcatcher’s Goth Idea to Life
Whether or not it is holographic liner, corset braids, or violet smoky eyes, daring hair and make-up assist give Dreamcatcher the paranormal, ghost-like high quality that Yoohyeon and JiU, respectively, says the group has.
When the group is not performing, everybody immediately factors to Siyeon because the member who’s most daring with magnificence in her every day life, and he or she graciously accepts the title with a fast bow.
Sometimes, Okay-pop stars (like Chung Ha, inform me that they hardly ever put on make-up of their free time as a result of they put on a lot on stage. Nonetheless, Siyeon stays true to the Dreamcatcher fantasy. At any time when she will be able to, Siyeon reaches for the darkest lip colours she will be able to discover.
“She is going to placed on purple or black lipstick,” Gahyeon explains. (She personally prefers less complicated seems to be.) Siyeon agrees with a thumbs up earlier than asking me if I like these shades, too. Assured in her selection of lipsticks, her query is not about approval however targeted on affirmation. Primarily based on my shiny pink eye shadow, she appears to know that my reply could be “after all” earlier than I even say it. Like me, the 22-year-old singer is unapologetic about her daring make-up decisions, calling her private model, “large.” Once I was her age, I want I knew that I had each proper to take up as a lot area as I wish to with my look. At 26, I feel I lastly figured that out.
Lipstick can be a serious participant in Haedong’s magnificence routine on and off stage. She calls it her must-have magnificence product. Even on days the place she does not put on make-up, she’ll swipe on lipstick to tug her self-professed “elegant, stylish” look collectively. Gahyeon, however, focuses on her lashes. “I undoubtedly want a lash roller and mascara,” she says. “When my eyelashes straighten out, I instantly have to curve them.”
Yoohyeon likes to get cheeky along with her make-up. Though she describes her private model as snug, there is a Japanese make-up development referred to as Kira Kira that she’s had her eye on. “Individuals put blush and glitter on their cheeks,” she explains.
Despite the fact that she excitedly mimics the applying course of, pointing to the tops of her cheekbones the place sparkle would go, “I’ve been wanting to do this, however I haven’t been capable of,” Yoohyeon laments.
As a result of the non-public kinds of the Dreamcatcher members are all so completely different — together with however not restricted to JiU’s refined and easy look, SuA’s attractive aesthetic, and Dami’s love of streetwear — they search the Web on their very own for magnificence ideas, Haedong says.
The Pores and skin-Care Routines of Dreamcatcher
Seems, Dreamcatcher is as well-versed in skin-care developments as they’re in make-up ones. Earlier than sitting down with them, I believed I used to be, too, however the women thought me a factor or two about Korean magnificence.
To start with, SuA tells me a couple of mysterious pack that helps decrease pores that is widespread in Seoul. After utilizing it, “the subsequent day, your make-up seems to be glorious,” she swears. Sadly, she could not reveal precisely which product it was, however I would like no matter it’s ASAP.
Dreamcatcher’s chief JiU additionally informs me of an sudden ingredient. “I’m actually into potato sheet masks,” she says. “They assist to assuage and brighten pores and skin, so when it’s scorching exterior, a potato sheet masks is absolutely useful.” Okay-beauty manufacturers just like the Face Store, Missha, and the Saem promote them in Korea, however they are not stocked by their U.S. e-retailers simply but. Fingers crossed Dreamcatcher will assist carry potato sheet masks to America, so we will see simply how radiant the product makes pores and skin.
Components-wise, Siyeon is on board with the present rise of cica merchandise, noting that she loves moisturizers spiked with it. A few members agree along with her in unison with Handong, noting she makes use of a cica balm. Particular merchandise weren’t listed off, however Innisfree’s Cica Balm and Neogen’s Actual Cica Pads are wonderful choices.
Like EXID’s Hani, Dreamcatcher’s Gahyeon is scaling again on her skin-care routine these days as an alternative of septupling up on toner. “If the 7 Pores and skin Technique was actually widespread [last year], lately it’s all concerning the skin-care weight loss program,” she says. For individuals who have not heard of the skin-care weight loss program earlier than, it has nothing to do with consuming. As an alternative, it includes decreasing your skin-care routine to about three steps in comparison with the same old 10.
After all, Dreamcatcher can be into the usual skin-care choices. SuA preaches the significance of sunscreen, saying it is the one step of her routine she will be able to’t skip. Yoohyeon swears by triple cleaning whereas Siyeon makes certain to clean her palms earlier than doing her skin-care routine. Whereas at KCON LA, Siyeon is the second Okay-pop star to say this step to me. Momoland’s Taeha can be adamant about doing so.
With Dreamcatcher dropping their third mini album Alone within the Metropolis on September 20, my fingers are crossed we’ll see Siyeon with black lipstick and extra hauntingly lovely hair and make-up moments from the lady group. Within the meantime, I am going to attempt to to not lose sleep over determining which pore pack SuA was referring to.
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