2NE1’s Dara shares her beauty and fashion secrets
2NE1’s Sandara Park, known to fans affectionately as just Dara, is one of the hottest faces in K-pop now for her cutting edge style and pretty face. She’s been voted by the South Korean public as one of the industry’s most beautiful artistes and her fans worship her constantly changing hairstyles and radical makeup.
Want her look? Or the secret behind that porcelain smooth skin? Yahoo! SG got Dara talking about her beauty tips and must-haves in an e-mail interview about her recently appointed status as makeup brand Clio’s beauty ambassador.
Describe your sense of style?
I strive to stay true to myself. I’m actually a very shy person, but I love colourful and dramatic styles, and I am passionate about makeup. But even when I try on something really dramatic, I try to ‘balance’ it out so that it’s still stylish without being over the top.
Many Blackjacks adore 2NE1 for your fierce and distinctive makeup styles, hairstyles and fashion sense, can you give our readers some tips on how to turn these into everyday wearable looks?
My no.1 style rule is to strike a balance between what’s drastic and what’s moderate. For example, if you want a very avant-garde hairstyle, you should pair it with a more classic dress. And if you are going for loud or dramatic makeup, your hairstyle should be more moderate. It’s about considering the total balance in your getup. I always choose to emphasize on only one element of my look for the day.
What are some must-haves in your purse?
I always have my handphone, mirror and eyeliner in my purse. I am almost never without my eyeliner. I draw it on even when I don’t have a busy work schedule!
What is your favourite feature about yourself?
I used to think that I am the ‘cute’ type, but after joining 2NE1, my style has transformed so much that it’s now sometimes charismatic, sometimes chic, sometimes fun and sometimes funny! I really love being versatile and being able to transform my look so frequently.
In this campaign, you’re showcasing a sexy and feminine side. Can you describe what’s sexy to you?
Sexiness is the most extreme expression of a woman’s charm. What’s sexy to me in this Clio campaign is the intense burgundy colour in my eye makeup. It makes me feel powerful and feminine – so that’s sexy to me.
2NE1 does a lot of dancing and traveling, how do you keep your makeup fresh all day?
I feel that keeping your makeup fresh has a lot to do also with good skin. My beauty secret? A good night’s sleep – which never fails to give me a natural radiance and glow in the morning. If I can’t get enough beauty shuteye, my emergency beauty SOS is to put on a mask for instant moisturization and brightening. It preps my face and helps keep my makeup fresh.
Who is your music/dance inspiration?
Um Jeong Wha – who is really successful as a movie star and singer. I think she has a real passion for her job and is very professional. I feel that coming through whenever I watch her movies or listen to her songs.
Who is your all-time favourite style icon and why?
This is a really difficult question! I don’t have just one style icon because I don’t keep to just one style. One day, my look is cute and the next day, I have transformed myself into a sexy temptress. I think the whole idea is to keep changing my look – transforming myself is my big pleasure in life.
Source: Yahoo Philippines